Saturday, 29 June 2019

Sat 6 July - SONGS OF SWEDEN - Kulning, skyllingtryck and Birger Sjöberg

Songs of Sweden. Kulning or herding calls, nyckelharpa, schlager, the murder and crime ballads of the early 20th century and the faux-naive poetry-song of writer Birger Sjöberg, tremendously popular in his lifetime but who left no recordings.

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Sat 29 June - WALLIS EATES - Graphic novels, brain injury and Dementia

The graphic novelist discusses her work around dementia and brain injury. 'Like an Orange' is being developed with publishers Unbound. Wallis: 'In 2016, I was a very lucky artist. I got to spend six weeks with the East London branch of Headway, a charity that helps brain injury survivors to rehabilitate. The East London branch do this by providing an art studio called ‘Submit to Love’ where those who have sustained a brain injury can develop an art practice. ‘Like an Orange’ is about the people I met at the studio.' Wallis is a co-ordinator for the comic-makers group, Laydeez Do Comics.

Listen Again - Wallis Eates - Drawing, Memory, Mind - Sat 29 June

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Sat 22 June - Gnawa music, trance and the maalem - SIMO LAGNAWI

Simo Lagnawi, Songline multiple award-winning Moroccan gnawa musician talks about the ritual and the presence of trance music and the guembri and krakebs. Berber and deep gnawa, ancient African Islamic spiritual religious song and rhythm, its influences and practice and the communal night of celebration dedicated to prayer and healing with the Gnawa maalem at the heart of the experience.

Listen Again - Simo Lagnawi - Gnawa Music - Sat 22 June 2019 

Sunday, 9 June 2019

Sat 15 June - London Composers Platform - Recent Premieres

Bertie Douglas presents compositions created for collaborative events and recorded as works-in-progress and premieres. London-based composers from all-musical backgrounds have selected work performed by interesting performance groups, following brief open calls curated by the group. Their most recent composer call was for the East London Sound Ensemble who use traditional Turkish instruments with live electronics.

Rescheduled due to sickness.

Saturday, 8 June 2019

Sat 8 June - Tales from the SHOREDITCH TRIANGLE, 1990s

Tales from the Shoreditch Triangle in the 1990s. Special guests including artists Cate Halpin, Doug Haywood and P J Crittenden share highlights and lowlights from the decade of A Fete Worse than Death. Urban legends, drinking dens, the vanguard of retro, Toerag, The Bricklayers Arms, Fratshack, 1960s garage revisted, Dutronic, Brick Lane mornings and warehouse artist-studio late-night culture. An vanished era of recent memory evoked by freewheeling discussion and selected musical fragments.

Listen Again - Shoreditch Triangle 1990s - 8th June 2019

Sat 1 June - FINLANDIA: Finnish folk revival of the 1960s and beyond

Iskelmä pop. Plus a brief introduction to the work of electronic music pioneer Erkki Kurenniemi and to Estonian-born Finnish writer Hella Wuolijoki, a left-wing political intellectual with secret connections to Soviet intelligence who wrote plays with strong female characters.

Listen Again - Finlandia - Music of Finland - Sat 1 June 2019

Sunday, 19 May 2019

Sat 25 May - YUMI HARA - Lindsay Cooper Songbook

Yumi Hara, composer presents the Lindsay Cooper Songbook, a series of events with fellow musicians such as Chris Cutler and Chlöe Herington. Co-founder of the Feminist Improvising Group and a member of the groups Comus and Henry Cow, Cooper brought the bassoon and compositional techniques of 20th century art music into the world of '70s experimental rock. Hara discusses her own work and opportunities for women in art music. With live improvisation and performance.

Listen Again - Yumi Hara - the Lindsay Cooper Songbook

Thursday, 16 May 2019

Sat 18 May - Towards a feminist Judaism - SARAH LIGHTMAN

Sarah Lightman traces her journey from modern Jewish orthodoxy to a feminist Judaism as she searches between the complex layers of family and family history. Through drawing and analysis she has set out to create 'The Book of Sarah', missing from the bible, published by Myriad Editions in 2019. Jude offers reflections on inheriting her name from the literally apocryphal Book of Judith. Plus music from Jewish Manchester, London and beyond.

Listen Again - Sarah Lightman - Feminist Judaism, The Book of Sarah

Friday, 10 May 2019

Sat 11 May - TERE! Researching Estonian film and music

Researching culture of the Baltic. In advance of an an artist visit to Narva and Pispala (Tampere) in July, Jude explores music and film of Estonia and Finland with support and advice from Estonian and Finnish friends and family based in London, Talinn and Finland. This follows two shows looking at film and music in Latvia after a residency at the International Writers' and Translators' House in Ventspils.

Listen Again - Estonian music and film - Researching Baltic culture

Sat 4 May - SOUNDS OF THE SUN GODDESS - 2 of 2

Songs of the Sun goddess. A creative residency at the Writers and Translators House in Ventspils, Latvia.

Listen Again - Sounds of the Sun Goddess - Latvia (2 of 2)

Sat 27 May - SOUNDS OF THE SUN GODDESS. Lavian Folk Culture. Part 1 of 2

Songs of the Sun goddess. Reports from a creative residency at the Writers and Translators House in Ventspils, Latvia.

Listen Again - Sounds of the Sun Goddess 1 of 2 - 27 April

Sat 13 April - Sessions from the MOTTINGHAM SHED. Music, various.

Sessions from the Shed. Improvisations and speed compositions recorded in Mottingham with musicians David Zucchi, Alex Paxton, Charlotte Keeffe, Lisa McKendrick, Agathe Max, Matt Armstrong, Jude Cowan Montague, Matt Scott, Paul Brett and Simon King.

Listen Again - Sessions from the Mottingham Shed - 13 April

Sat 6 April - David Zucchi and Alex Paxton - MUSICS!

Saxophonist David Zucchi in conversation with trombonist Alex Paxton featuring good and bad dreams in music. Bird Monsters, sounds of various norths, composing for orchestra and other adventures.

Listen Again - David Zucchi & Alex Paxton - Musics

Sat 30 Mar - Geraldine McEwan and Emily Gosling - Putting FUN into ARTS Journalism

Musician and artist Geraldine McEwan in conversation with arts journalist Emily Gosling. McEwan is a classically trained multi-instrumentalist working primarily with voice and violin and uses controller to shift heavy, dense sound textures through electronic machines. Gosling negotiates the challenges in arts coverage for independent writers and artists, picking her way through the madness of this March.

Listen Again - Geraldine McEwan and Emily Gosling - Fun and Arts Journalism

Monday, 25 March 2019

Sat 23 Mar - Laura Sampson - Noh Theatre and STORYTELLING FOR SPRING

Storyteller Laura Sampson shares her particular, experienced insight into the traditional Japanese art of Noh and related performance. She shares her experience as a young woman from London encountering and taking part in what is said to be the oldest major theatre art. Also, she looks at the current storytelling culture of London and the UK. Plus short performed stories on spring and its changeable weather together with live improvised music.

Listen Again - Laura Sampson - NOH THEATRE

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Sat 16 Mar - POPE LONERGAN on caring and comedy, artists in Mexico

Humourist Liam 'Pope' Lonergan discusses the dual roles of carer and comedian. Confession, compering and catharsis. Plus tales from Oaxaca where EMPIRE 2, a touring exhibition of artist films curated by Vanya Balogh, has been hosted at Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Oaxaca (MACO). With guests Marisa Polin and Alina Gavrielatos who will also report from their collaborative piece as part of Camaradas MX-UK showing at the Menier Gallery.

Listen Again - Marisa Polin & Alina Gavrielatos - MACO, MEXICO

Saturday, 2 March 2019

Sat 9 Mar - Hazel Manuel - NOVELISTS IN PARIS

Novelist Hazel Manuel talks about the thriving scene of English language writing groups in France and her own novels about the ethical and life issues that modern women negotiate. The subject of living and travelling abroad frames her narratives alongside the search for self and the inner journey of the introverted character. Feminism, UK-French relationships and the creative struggle to express within long-form fiction.

Listen Again - Hazel Manuel - Novels, Paris and Women Travellers 

Sat 2 Mar - Ian Williams - The Lady Doctor - GRAPHIC MEDICINE

Medicine, humour and the art of drawing stories. Ian Williams introduces his new graphic novel, 'The Lady Doctor'. explores current medical issues and ethics using his own experience as a practising GP to recreate the lives of both patients and health service practitioners.

Listen Again - Ian Williams - THE LADY DOCTOR

Sat 23 Feb - Katharine Seaton - WOMEN COMPOSERS COLLECTIVE

Personal stories in music. Composer Katharine Seaton discusses her current projects, the Women Composers Collective and scoring for film and podcast. Jude talks about her graphic novel in development about her granddad, a key musician in the earliest days of BBC radio, a cellist working for 2ZY.

Listen Again - Katharine Seaton - WOMEN COMPOSERS COLLECTIVE

Sat 16 Feb - KEVIN PLUMMER on the Simon King Collection

Kevin Plummer from The Kenny Process Team talks about playing with (and even living with) the late, great Simon King in advance of the upcoming Vacilando release. Cutting a vinyl master in Abbey Road, constructing and composing complex instrumental pop and remembering Forest Gate in the 1990s with choice gems from the Simon King record collection. Plus poems, thoughts and musical anecdotes from lives in community music.

Listen Again - Kevin Plummer - Simon King Collection

Sunday, 3 February 2019

Sat 9 Feb - Chinese Open - YEAR OF THE PIG

Gong hei fat choy. Year of the Pig 2019. Rebecca Feiner curates this year's Chinese Open of over 100 artists in the Q-Park underground car park beneath Whitcomb Street, Leicester Square. The show opens Sunday 10th 12-8pm. With artist guests reflecting on present and past Chinese Opens, record choices from the Simon King vinyl collection and original writings.

Listen Again - Year of the Pig 2019 - CHINESE OPEN

Saturday, 26 January 2019

Sat 2 Feb - NICK WILSDON - Simon King Collection Part 3

Nick Wilsdon, musician and educator talks about working with the Bermuda Triangle Test Engineers and helps pick through choice selections from the Simon King Collection. Simon King was a popular and acclaimed guitarist and composer, known for his work with Resonance FM and as a writer and performer of original soundtracks who amassed an exceptionally diverse and inspired hoard of vinyl.


Sunday, 20 January 2019

Sat 26 Jan - Draw to Perform - RAM SAMOCHA

Draw to Perform. Drawing performer and curator Ram Samocha on the secrets of light, movement and mark-making. Sound from line, tone from tone. Notes from the D2P Residencies in Brighton, showing at the Copperdollar Studios and group adventures of materials in time and space.

Listen Again - RAM SAMOCHA - Draw to Perform

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Sat 19 Jan - Robert Greer - DESPERATE LITERATURE

Robert Greer discusses Desperate Literature, an international bookshop in Madrid and part of the new resurgence in small alternative literary outlets. As well as carrying a large selection of quality books in Spanish, French and a variety of other languages the shop promotes new writing.

Listen Again - Robert Greer - DESPERATE LITERATURE

Saturday, 12 January 2019

Sat 12 Jan - Simon King Record Collector 2 of 2 - PAUL BRETT

Paul Brett chats about his music and the talent and person of Simon King. Records from King's collection spin on the Resonance desk. Gems from the musician's personal archive together with anecdotes and fond memories.

Listen Again - Simon King Collection 2 of 2 - Paul Brett