Between The Ears: Adventures in  Radio

Between The Ears: Adventures in Radio

Innovative and thought-provoking features, that make adventurous use of sound, explore a wide variety of subjects and are made by leading radio producers. Between the Ears is broadcast on Radio 3 on Saturday evenings and lasts between 20 and 30 minutes.

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Recent episodes (10)

  • Play and Record

    Sat, 18 Jan 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    As part of the twentieth birthday party for Between The Ears a new commission from the poet and writer Paul Farley. In Play and Record he describes the sonic impoverishment of his bird-obsessed childhood in Liverpool and how he made up for it as a would be time-travelling sound man.

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  • Re: Union

    Mon, 13 Jan 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Realised for the radio by Steven Rajam, the poem is woven around the sounds and sensations of a real international matchday: the violence of the training pitch, the crowds thronging to the centre of Cardiff, the intensity of the stadium - and much more. Voiced by Scott Arthur, and featuring contributions from Peter Stead, Ceri Wyn Jones and Martin Johnes.

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  • at 20 Shadowplay (4of4 Final Movement:Art Values)

    Sat, 26 Oct 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Sue Tilley was the subject of a nude portrait by Lucian Freud which became the most expensive painting by a living artist. She shares more of her life and work with a cast of voices from the art world, including Tracey Emin, Ai Wei Wei, Jeff Koons, Robert Hughes, Roy Lichtenstein and Gilbert and George. Produced by Alan Hall.

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  • at 20-Shadowplay (3of4) Third Movement Romantic Scherzo

    Sat, 19 Oct 13

    Duration:
    19 mins

    A playful exploration of romantic love. From a young girl's imagination to a mature woman's experiences. Produced by Eleanor McDowall.

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  • bte:at 20 Sonic Art Boom -The Art of Noise

    Fri, 18 Oct 13

    Duration:
    46 mins

    How can art be invisible? When it's made of sound. Dan Jones commemorates the centenary of 'The Art of Noise Manifesto', by Luigi Russolo, with an exploration of that mysterious, invisible and vigorous form - Sound Art. Produced by Sara Jane Hall.

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  • Shadowplay (2of4) Slow Movement: Everything, Nothing, Harvey Keitel

    Sat, 12 Oct 13

    Duration:
    19 mins

    In the middle of NYC, a man sits down to meditate and realises he's beside Harvey Keitel. Produced by Pejk Malinovski. A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 3.

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  • bte:at 20 Consequences (5of5...And the Consequence Was) 11 OCT 13

    Fri, 11 Oct 13

    Duration:
    14 mins

    And the Consequence Was...three stories are interwoven about the marks left on the body by love, accident and design, inspired by the words which appeared at the end of the first ever edition of Between the Ears in 1993. Produced by one of the UK's leading creative feature-makers Steve Urquhart.A Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 3.

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  • bte:at 20 Consequences (4of5_She Said, He Said) 10 OCT 13

    Thu, 10 Oct 13

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Produced by Bob Carlson, host of the American documentary series 'Unfictional'. A dialogue between a couple about a third person who stumbled into their lives leaves an indelible impression. A Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 3.

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  • at 20 Consequences (3of5_Where They Met) 9 OCT 13

    Wed, 9 Oct 13

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Canadian sound artist Sarah Boothroyd offers a portrait of a race course and characters who surrender themselves to chance. Producer: Sarah Boothroyd. A Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 3.

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  • at 20_Consequences (2of5_The Man) 8 OCT 13

    Tue, 8 Oct 13

    Duration:
    14 mins

    A man wants to regain control over the soundworld he inhabits. Desperate to isolate himself from a world filled with pointless noise he builds a soundproof box in which to contain his ideal environment. Produced and narrated by Tim Hinman, founder of the Danish radio magazine 'Third Ear'. A Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 3.

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