Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Mon 25 Dec - 1pm - Umia K - VIRGIN BIRTH

Christmas/Festive News Agents

Discussing the virgin birth, the psychology of Mary, unwanted pregnancy and the nativity story from the perspective of Two Wise Women. A contemporary look at the Marian conception from a digital perspective with original story, poetry and soundscaping.

Listen Again - Umia K - Virgin Birth - Xmas Special 

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Sat 16 Dec - AUSTIN VON NEW - Fashion and appropriation

Austin von New discusses fashion and appropriation, visual nonsense, pop culture, psychedelia alongside music in the hot house of London and street culture. Sharing thoughts on alternative strategies of international and artistic collaboration. A show about design and illustration focusing on pop, print, style and production.

Listen Again - Austin Von New - Design and Pop Street Visuals

Monday, 4 December 2017

Sat 9 Dec - NADENE GHOURI - The Lightless Sky

The Lightless Sky: Nadene Ghouri, multi-award winning journalist discusses her work as an author and international journalist. She educates reporters for the Thomson Reuters Foundation, and co-authored 'The Favoured Daughter' about the life of Afghan human rights Fawzia Koofi and 'Born into the Children of God' with cult survivor Natacha Tormey. She is a former correspondent of both the BBC and Al Jazeera English and today is a freelance broadcaster and reporter working for BBC current affairs and leading publications including The Guardian and Mail on Sunday.

Listen Again - The Lightless Sky - Nadene Ghouri

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Sat 2 Dec - Letters from an Alternative Earth with UMIA K

A warning of impending ecological disaster and a tribute to the women of twentieth century science fiction including Tanith Lee, Judith Merril, Margaret St Clair and Ursula le Guin. With Umia K.

Listen Again - Women of Science Fiction - Umia K

Monday, 20 November 2017

Sat 25 Nov - JUDY DYBLE - Summer Dancing in Wintertime

Judy Dyble, singer-songwriter and founding member of Fairport Convention discusses the folk revival and her recent output with guitarist Andy Lewis.She reflects on ephemerality and seasonality in music and culture. With live acapella song.

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Sat 18 Nov - Boundaries and Blocks: DOUG HAYWOOD

Sound artist and resident of Tower Hamlets Doug Haywood takes us on a walk through East End architecture from slum to social experimentation to show stoppers. Aesthetics, bold design and sculpture in the an area of the city previously visited for poverty tourism and described as 'outlaw London'. Population change, post-war rebuilding and what the hot new architects did with their council contracts.

Listen Again - Doug Haywood - Tower Hamlets Brutalism - Sat 18 Nov

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Sat 11 Nov - ILLUSION AND SYMBOL : Jack Catling on wonder and visual media

Artist Jack Catling discusses the magician, wonder and visual media. Looking at how conjuring helped create early British cinema and considering how magical ideas can bring emotion and vitality to contemporary art.

Listen Again - Magic and Art - Jack Catling

Sat 4 Nov - Hospital Architecture and Brazilian Poetry: ALICE HSIEH

Architect and poet Alice Hsieh discusses social architecture, hospital design, virtual reality and ethics in new development. She reflects on aspects of Brazilian culture and introduces her original poetry. With live studio improvisation.

Listen Again - Alice Hseih - Architecture and Portuguese Poetry

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Sat 28 Oct - MINUTES AND SOLOS. Sean Bruno and Luke Dixon

Creating and collecting with the Centre of Solo Performance. Sean Bruno and Luke Dixon discuss live art, e-performance, and how to move from stage to digital. They introduce their new project MINUTES collecting 60 seconds of audio from performers all over the world. The Minutes is an active archive of monologues, stories, live art works, spoken words, songs, essays, jokes, commentary, haikus, loud breathings and anything else a microphone can catch in 60 seconds.

Listen Again - Sean Bruno and Luke Dixon, Solo Performance and Minutes

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Sat 21 Oct - GREEK ART: debt and visual media with Vicky Zigras

Artist and media archivist Vicky Zigras reflects on the visual arts and how these are being affected by the economic situation and government debt-crisis in her home country of Greece. She follows in the footsteps of an artistic family and discusses the work of her mother Dora Zigras alongside that of well-known contemporary artists such as Theodoros Stamos, Miltos Manetas, Lydia Venieri and the filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos. With Hellenic-inspired sounds from rembetiko to reflective composition.

Listen Again - Vicky Zigras - Greek Art

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Sat 14 Oct - LAKE TWINS: Mirror Twins

Mirrors and Twins. The Lake Twins discuss their practice collaboratively and the presence of twins in art and the media, in particular monozygotic sororal siblings. With two younger twins  the Thompsons coincidentally also from SE London, the sisters share their own feelings about reflected asymmetry of their own biology Phoebe and Lydia explore the unspoken intimacy they experience as mirror twins and what they perceive to be a unified consciousness.

Mirrors and Twins and Art : The Lake Twins - Sat 14 Oct

Sat 7 Oct - CHANGE AND HARVEST: Sarah Pager and Rebecca Feiner

Change, a programme marking the seasonal shift. Rebecca Feiner talks to Sarah Pager before the opening of 'Harvest' on 13 October, her solo show at the Elements Gallery at Lubomirov Angus-Hughes in East London. Author Ian Sinclair creates a musical and spoken word collaboration with saxophonist Bill Parry Davies, and the founder and editor of Artlyst, Paul Carter Robinson, discusses happenings in the art world this autumn.

Listen Again - Change with Rebecca Feiner. Elements, Harvest and East London Art

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Sat 30 Sept - KOESTLER AWARDS with artist Lee Edwards

Lee Edwards, one of the judges of the Koestler Trust Awards for arts by offenders, secure patients and detainees, discusses the scheme, his impressions of this year's work and the current exhibition curated by Anthony Gormley at the Southbank. Lee also discusses aspects of his own work which takes a long hard look at everyday detritus.

Listen Again - Koestler Art Trust with Lee Edwards

Sat 23 Sept - ALARME ROSSO, Art in the Apennines - Chris Simpson, Poppy Whatmore, Lauren Cannell and Clio Thomas

Experiments in news and arts with Jude Cowan Montague. This week: Alarme Rosso, Art in the Apennines. Poppy Whatmore, Lauren Cannell and Clio Thomas join curator Chris Simpson to discuss intervention, installation and making art in the ancient towns of central Italy. How to channel diverse inspiration including sheep-farming and painting the town red. Plus, what happens when a mountain art installation goes wrong and the emergency rescue is called to the scene.

Listen Again - Atina Residency 2017

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Sat 16 Sept - SHABSI MANN - Nomads, music and sleeping rough

Artist/musician Shabsi Mann discusses news stories of homelessness and refugees. Talking about music including folk, pop, rop, nomadic sounds, Qawwali and Bollywood. With live improvisation.

Listen Again - Shabsi Mann

Monday, 24 July 2017

Sat 29 July - MITCH FRIEDMAN on the popular art of America, comedy and commercials

The writer and musician speaks from his home town of New York about the state of the nation, his memoir about wearing a hairpiece for a year, Hell Toupee. Much of Mitch's work is a commentary on American commercialism and how it feels to be an avid consumer of pop art. With tracks from Mitch's albums including his latest release 'Breaking Muse'.

Listen Again - Mitch Friedman - New York, Music and Hair 

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Sat 22 July - Atina, Lazio: CHRIS SIMPSON on Cloth, Statues and the Italian Art Residency

Listen Again - Chris Simpson - Atina, Lazio residency
The Association of Atina Art is hosting an residency for London based artists this August/September. We look back on previous work created in response to the town's unique environment, including visual poetry, interventions and photography and look forward to this year's residency which will feature a performance devised on site in its 14th century ducal castle.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Sat 15 July - HANNAH LOWE: Chan, Family, Migration and Playing Dice in the East End

A poet in conversation.
Hannah discusses her second collection of poetry published by Bloodaxe, her Chinese-Jamaican father and his milieu between the 1950s and the 1970s. Chan is the nickname of one of the many nicknames of her Chinese-Jamaican father, borrowed from the Polish √©migr√© card magician Chan Canasta. It is also a name from China, where her grandfather’s story begins. Plus a live composition celebrating the work of Charles Mingus.

 Listen Again - Hannah Lowe - Chan, poetry, fathers, race, London

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Sat 8 July - ANNA LAURINI - The joy of painting and street art in Milan, East London and New York

Anna Laurini's 'faces' series of street painting is bold, spontaneous and instantly recognisable. She works outdoors, on walls, doors, an urban opportunist, yet her style is loved by top designers. Plus a piano and vocal improvised homage to the work of artist Piero Fornasetti and his variations on the face of a woman, the singer and monologist Lina Cavalieri

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Sat 1 July - VIBHA RANI on gaali geet and folk theatre of Mithila

A writer in two Indian Languages, Hindi and Maithili, Vibha Rani has more than 20 books in her name. She is a translator, journalist, radio artist, script writer for documentaries and TV serials, folk singer, playwright and theatre personality. She is a believer in art for all. Gaali geet is a culture, tradition and an understanding of society. In Mithila, Gaali geet are sung during a wedding,as an ice-breaker for bride and groom and the families.

Vibha will be at a special FREE public event @IKLECTIK Art Gallery, Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane, SE1 7LG, London. Doors open 7pm

Listen Again - Vibha Rani - Gaali Geet

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Sat 24 June - JAMES WORSE on surreal word, improvised percussion and Lewis Carroll

Jim Hill aka James Worse on the art of words, Victorian language and the art of Lewis Carroll. Presenting his Worsicles and a live improvisation with Jude based on ideas from Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, 'The Rabbit Hole in my Pocket'.

Listen Again - James Worse - Worsicles - Improvising Words

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Sat 17 June - LUCIE SKEAPING: Politics, Song and Comedy with Shakespeare and Others

The Radio 3 presenter of Late Junction and the Early Music Show shares her expertise of old London songs. We bring you jigs from the Elizabethan stage, tavern songs to rouse a rabble with our acappella renditions. Bringing to life musical comedy from 'Singing Simpkin and Other Bawdy Jigs'

Listen Again - Lucie Skeaping - Broadside Ballads 

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Sat 10 June - Confessions and songwriting : LUCY JOPLIN and LOU PSYCHE

Musicians Lucy Joplin (Lucy's Diary) and Lou Psyche (Lil Lost Lou) talk about how documenting their personal life has fed their lyrics and the music of writers such as Joni Mitchell, Lotti Golden and Leonard Cohen. With live performance and poetry and unpublished unexpurgated extracts from secret diaries.

Listen Again - Confessional Songwriting - Lucy Joplin and Lou Psyche

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Sat 3 June - Bollywood and the Playback Singer: SHREE 420

Taking a trip back to classic Bollywood appreciating tracks made famous by playback singers, musicians, composers and actors. Plus thoughts about partition and ideas of pan-India and folk-song of India as represented in cinema. A radio show in advance of the Songs of India gala at the Iklectik which will be on Sat 1 July with special guest Vibha Rani. In the studio, Kiran Groodoyal Shakti.

Listen Again - Bollywood #2 

Monday, 22 May 2017

Sat 27 May - EMPIREII: Venice, the Biennale and the British Fringe

Glenn Fitzy Fitzgerald and Gzillion Artist are two of over hundred international artists taking part in Empire II, an artist led video project on the age of anxiety curated by Vanya Balogh and devised for the 57th La Biennale Di Venezia. Having premiered in Brussels, the exhibition now is established adjacent to the Giardini and is open to visitors. Fitzy and Gzillion share their impressions of the multiple works and the experience of being a participating artist in the vernissage of the Biennale. Resonance FM supports Empire 2 as a media partner.

Listen Again - EMPIREII - 57th Venice Biennale

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Sat 20 May - ALESSANDRA GENUALDO: Illustration, women and European cinema

Discussing Italian illustration, art-cinema, French films and women drawing women. Collaborations, freelancing, working in gouache and other materials plus the potential of cinema to invigorate illustration with implied narrative and scene-making.

Listen Again - Alessandra Genualdo - illustration and European art cinema 

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Sat 13 May - Venice, Biennale and Empire 2: THE BRITISH FRINGE

Montague Armstrong report from Venice from the artist-led satellite project EMPIREII on the fringe of the Biennale. EMPIREII is a series of films on the Age of Anxiety curated by Vanya Balogh. Empire II screens will confront us with ideas on climate change, politics of attrition, immigration, narcissism, sex, despair, loss of identity, addiction, violence, false economics, digital rape, cyber crime, space travel, pollution, death, consumerism and changing theoretical science (what is coming?).

postponed due to technical difficulties in Venice!

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Sat 6 May - IN IT FOR THE LONG HAUL: Oxford, Lyric Poetry and Music

Poet Alan Buckley (Shiver/The Long Haul) discusses the creative life of Oxford outside the university and how the town is part of literary and historical imagination stretching beyond a world of privilege. Readings, news improvisation, guest music from the Oxford scene.

Listen Again - Alan Buckley - poetry and Oxford 

Monday, 24 April 2017

Sat 29 April - STREET SONG AND SATIRE: Lancashire Cuckolds and Enchanted Chamber Pots

Leafing through the pages of street song, pastiche. The creative undercurrent of politics and cultural life that bred alongside rats and fleas in the taverns and open spaces. Investigating the popular enthusiasm for narrative and comedy lyric and their heyday in the seventeenth century. With musical guests Matt Scott and his accordion.

Listen Again - Broadside Ballads - Street Song and Satire with Matt Scott

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Sat 22 April - DAINAS, MUSIC AND DREAMS - Composers from Latvia

Artists Elizabete Balcus, Sabine Moore aka Waterflower and Richard Thompson discuss song, baroque pop, dream and noise-making from a Baltic perspective. Traditions of poetry and nature worship and how these interweave with contemporary art.

Listen Again - Latvian Song with Elizabete Balcus and Sabine Moore / Waterflower

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Sat 15 April - AUTHORITY IDENTITY AND CONFLICT: Making Music and Video with Mary Ocher

Mary Ocher talks music, video and politics following her live performance for the Hello Goodbye Show. Mary is currently on tour in the UK. Her recent album 'The West Against the People' is out on Klanbgad and features an essay elaborating on the themes of the album and analysing the current sociopolitical climate. Plus a live studio composition engineered by Ilia Rogatchevski

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Sat 8 April - BEING BEAR AWARE: SJ Fowler and poetical guides to living

Steven Fowler presents the idea of the Anthropocene, the world altered by the human presence. 'The Guide to Being Bear Aware' is published by Shearsman Books. With live poetry/scores and composition. For more information see

LISTEN AGAIN: S J Fowler - poetry - 'Being Bear Aware'

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Sat 10 Dec - LONDON IN FRAGMENTS - Mudlarking, News of the Past with Ted Sandling

Getting our feet muddy and trawling the Thames for treasures. Turning up London histories, the stories of the ordinary and the bigger picture. How informal archaelogy can be news that makes us reassess our identity. And inspiration - perhaps this is the year to give a 'found' Christmas present? Ted Sandling talks about his work 'London in Fragments: a Mudlark's Treasures'.

Sat 10 Dec - Ted Sandling - Mudlarking 

Sat 1 April - IS IT ART? IS IT NEWS?: Hoaxing and Social Curation with Jon Baker

The artist Jon Baker talks about innovative curation in the age of social media. He looks at April Fools in newspapers, on TV and in galleries and discusses how a hoax can change art history and become accepted by the establishment as more than prankster ephemera. But is it art and is it news?

LISTEN AGAIN - Jon Baker/Siger Gallery - April Fools and Art Hoaxes


Composer, sound artist and journal editor Iris Garrelfs talks about installation, composing, residency, collaboration and dissemination of practice. She reflects on her 2016 residencies in Athens (Greece) and Brighton. Includes an original composition recorded live for the show.

LISTEN AGAIN - Iris Garrelfs - Sound Art, Composition and the Online Journal 

Monday, 20 March 2017

Sat 25 March - HERE IS NEW YORK: No Place Else Is Good Enough

Jules Stewart, journalist and author of Gotham Rising, discusses the rise of New York in the 1930s. He travels the ragged panorama of Manhattan to talk of the stragglers seeking sanctuary among the skyscrapers. Depression-era unrest, its politics, media were played out to the soundtrack of swing, jazz and the movie musical. With sonic interludes featuring Duke Ellington and live tinklings on the Resonance piano.

LISTEN AGAIN - Jules Stewart - 'Here is New York'

Sunday, 12 March 2017


Lisa McKendrick Hexa and Jude create a live composition considering the attraction of and the media representation of cults. Using violins and voice in an expanded discussion they mull over how religious missionaries have preyed on vulnerable young adventurers. Drawing on reports including confessions from former cult members.

LISTEN AGAIN - Lisa McKendrick Hexa - Cults violin improvisation

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Sat 11 Mar - WOMEN ARE HALF OUR HISTORY: Female Creativity in East London

51 %RememberHer is an inaugural exhibition with over 100 women artists featuring sculpture, painting, animation and installation in the atmospheric Tower Gallery, Plaistow. Artists Sarah Sparkes and Rachael House talk about the show with curator/artist Rebecca Feiner. Their unique art ranges from feminist disco to reimagining history and the paranormal . Plus Dr Phil Hammond gives his lowdown on how comedy can help the NHS.

LISTEN AGAIN - Rebecca Feiner & Phil Hammond - 51% RememberHer

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Sat 4 Mar - NOVELISTS, JOURNALISM AND THE THEATRE: Bethany W Pope and Gaston Leroux

Author Bethany W Pope talks about opera, sword-fighting and writing historical fiction. Her novel 'Masque' takes inspiration from the work of court reporter and drama reviewer Gaston Leroux who wrote 'The Phantom of the Opera'. To find out a little more about the man with the gold pince-nez we follow Leroux on a few of his journalistic investigations.

LISTEN AGAIN - Bethany W Pope - Gaston Leroux, Swindon and Historical Fiction 

Sat 25 Feb - WOODMAN, SPARE THAT TREE: News and the Parlour Song

Piano songs mediated current issues such as the Civil War in America and the Temperance movement. Looking at places where journalism and parlour music met in the nineteenth century.

LISTEN AGAIN - News and the Parlour Song

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Sat 18 Feb - DIY TOURS OF EUROPE: Welsh Song in the Alternative Scene

Musician Efa Tomos, aka Efa Supertramp talks zines, touring and songwriting in Welsh. How to seek a free life in 2017 playing in protests, squats, street corners, festivals at the grass roots of gigging.

LISTEN AGAIN - Efa Tomos - Welsh Song, DIY Tours 

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Sat 11 Feb - The British Romantic Attitude to Crime: DUNCAN CAMPBELL

A discursive investigation into British attitudes to crime, and the ideal of the romantic villain. Concentrating on 20th and 21st century felonry in London we consider attitudes towards law-breakers in real life and fiction.

LISTEN AGAIN - Duncan Campbell - British Romantic Attitude to Crime

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Sat 4 Feb - CHINESE OPEN: Underground art in the State of the Rooster

Artists Alina Gavrietalos and Andrew Stys discuss the current  exhibition featuring over hundred underground artists in the Q-Park beneath Leicester Square, and discuss how we are making art at the beginning of the Rooster era. Plus a live experimental composition echoing the world wake-up call of the cockerel.

LISTEN AGAIN - Alina Gavrietalos and Andrew Stys - Chinese Open 

Sat 28 Jan - YOUNG ALFRED HITCHCOCK: Discussing Bio-Fiction

Author Deborah Lawrenson discusses the rise in biofiction and 'The Adventures of Young Alfred Hitchcock'. Looking at historical fiction and the current developments in prequel and series writing. Casting an eye on how London, particularly the East End, appears in TV, film and novels.

LISTEN AGAIN - Deborah Lawrenson - Young Hitchcock / Biofiction

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Sat 7 Jan - BIRD NEWS #2 with Catherine Clover

Birds as messengers in science and meta-narrativesPlus a brief selected review of outdoor writing now and thenThe show features an impromptu composition created live on air.

LISTEN AGAIN - Catherine Clover - Bird News