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Music and sounds from an ensemble of composers and performers producing contemporary (art) music in all shapes and sizes (Formerly known as The ShhArt Ensemble)

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Music and sounds from an ensemble of composers and performers producing contemporary (art) music in all shapes and sizes (Formerly known as The ShhArt Ensemble)

    #10: A Winged Victory for the Sullen, Kate Soper and Sinat Nhok

    #10: A Winged Victory for the Sullen, Kate Soper and Sinat Nhok

    Join us as we throw numbers, words and sounds around in the usual way. In this episode we listen to the rich ambient sounds of 'Atomos I' by A Winged Victory for the Sullen, Kate Soper's electrifying 'Voices from the Killing Jar', and a rare Cambodian one-stringed zither called the kse diev played by Sinat Nhok.

    Music referenced:
    - "Atomos I" from the album "Atomos" by A Winged Victory for the Sullen.
    - "Voices from the Killing Jar" by Kate Soper, performed by the Wet Ink Ensemble.
    - An untitled performance on the kse diev by Sinat Nhok

    • 55 min
    #9: Senegalese hip hop, Missy Mazzoli and Twin Peaks

    #9: Senegalese hip hop, Missy Mazzoli and Twin Peaks

    We listen to Steve Lehman and Sélébéyone's astonishing eponymous album, Missy Mazzoli's beautiful New Yorkesque music for string quartet and electronics, and Rebekah Del Rio's haunting performance of "No Stars", from Part 10 of "Twin Peaks: The Return".

    Matthijs breaks a wine glass in his excitement about Cypress Hill and rants about Mulholland Drive; Cara saves the day (and the carpet) with a bag of table salt and reveals her disdain for Game of Thrones; and Nicola discusses the high art that is David Lynch's newest season of Twin Peaks, without revealing a single spoiler.

    Music referenced:
    - "Laamb" off Steve Lehman and Sélébéyone's album "Sélébéyone".
    - "Harp and Altar", by Missy Mazzoli, performed by the Friction Quartet.
    - "No Stars", performed by Rebekah Del Rio and Moby, from Part 10 of Twin Peaks: The Return.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    #8: Sudan Archives, Arctic bird calls and the passage of time

    #8: Sudan Archives, Arctic bird calls and the passage of time

    We listen to Rautavaara's spine-tingling piece for Arctic circle bird calls and orchestra, the slow and mesmerizing progression of time as composed by Louis Andriessen, and Sudan Archives' ridiculously hip and delicious eponymous EP. We up our tech game with not one but two microphones, Nicola practises her Finnish pronunciation (badly) and we discuss the claustrophobic nature of huge silence and the existential loneliness of frogs.

    Music referenced:
    - "Cantus Arcticus, Op. 61", Movement I - The Bog and Movement II - Melancholy, by Einojuhani Rautavaara. Performed by Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Max Pommer.
    - "De Tijd" by Louis Andriessen. Performed by The Schönberg Ensemble, Percussion Group The Hague & The Netherlands Chamber Choir, conducted by Reinbert de Leeuw
    - "Time", "Oatmeal" and "Goldencity" of the "Sudan Archives" EP, performed by Sudan Archives.

    • 53 min
    #7: One Day as a Lion, Skip James, Nick Cave and Celia Cruz

    #7: One Day as a Lion, Skip James, Nick Cave and Celia Cruz

    We listen to One Day as a Lion - the power duo that is Zack de la Rocha from Rage Against the Machine and Jon Theodore, from Queens of the Stone Age. We also listen to Celia Cruz’s iconic salsa song "Quimbara", and two very diverse versions of the blues song “Crow Jane”.

    Cara and Nicola reveal that they do in fact know about Rage Against The Machine, we discuss Peaky Blinders and Tito Puente’s guest appearance in The Simpsons, and Matthijs tubejacks the show with Arturo Sandoval’s stratospheric trumpet chops. We include a special playout track for Jasmine - South Africa's first podcasting dog.

    Music referenced:
    “Wild International” from the EP “One Day as a Lion”, by One Day as a Lion
    “Quimbara” from the album “Celia and Johnny”, by Celia Cruz and Johnny Pacheco
    “A la P.P.” from the album “Arturo Sandoval & the Latin Train” by Arturo Sandoval
    “Crow Jane” from the album “Today!” by Skip James
    “Crow Jane” from the album “Murder Ballads” by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

    • 53 min
    #6: Nine Inch Nails, the Songbird of Wassoulou and Melba Liston's Bones

    #6: Nine Inch Nails, the Songbird of Wassoulou and Melba Liston's Bones

    A bumper episode in which Nicola unlocks the NIИ wisdom door, Cara tube-jacks the show and Matthijs shares the world’s most scathing album review. We listen to Oumou Sangaré - the Songbird of Wassoulou, Cornelius Dufallo's extraordinary music for solo violin, and Melba Liston's delicious brassy jazz. We also include our first audience suggestion, discuss the delights and dangers of sleeping pills, and the disappointment that is snow.

    Music referenced:
    “In Two" (live) from "The Twenty Thirteen Tour" by Nine Inch Nails.
    "Yere Faga" from the EP "Yere Faga (Remixes)" by Oumou Sangaré: Natureboy Flako remix.
    "Djorolen" from the album "Worotan" by Oumou Sangaré.
    "Introduction", "Suite for Electric Violin: II. Carillon" and "Waiting for you", from the album "Dream Streets" by Cornelius Dufallo.
    "The Dark Before the Dawn" from the album "Melba Liston and her 'Bones" by Melba Liston.
    "Spelling and Sounds" from the album "Weerspieëlings" by Pierre-Henri Wicomb, performed by Lieva Starker.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    #5: Minecraft, player pianos, lesiba bows and surrealist Czech film music

    #5: Minecraft, player pianos, lesiba bows and surrealist Czech film music

    Galina Juritz joins us as a special guest and things get rather silly. We chat about Liška's surrealist Czech film music, how to compose music in Minecraft, rare lesiba recordings by Limpho Metsing and Moshesha Hlomelang from Lesotho, and Nancarrow’s mad music for player piano.

    Music referenced:
    “Historia Naturae” by Zdeněk Liška, from the film “Historia Naturae (Suita)” by Jan Švankmajer.
    “Subwoofer lullaby”, “Death” and “Moog City” from the album “Minecraft - Volume Alpha” by Daniel Rosenfeld/C418.
    “Studies for Player Piano No. 3d and 3e" from the "Boogie Woogie Suite" by Conlon Nancarrow.
    “Pina Ea Limpho” performed by Limpho Metsing, from the album ”Lesotho Calling”.
    “Mangoanana” performed by Moshesha Hlomelang, from the album ”Lesotho Calling”.

    • 59 min

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