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Singer / songwriter Regina Spektor

Friday 30 June 2006 22:15-23:30 (Radio 3)

Singer/songwriter Regina Spektor joins Mark Russell and Robert Sandall to talk about her music, and she plays a selection of songs at the piano.


1 hour 15 minutes



Presented by Robert Sandall and Mark Russell
Produced by James Parkin
Factsheet compiled by Sam Hickling

Tel. 020 7765 4661
Fax. 020 7765 4378
e-mail mixing.it@bbc.co.uk

Friday 30 June 2006, 10:15pm

Leningrad: Lenin/grad (2.46)
In a few years, the Russian band Leningrad have gone from playing small clubs to selling out stadiums and entering the Russian top ten. They are a fifteen piece band incorporating trombone, saxophone, trumpet and tuba to achieve that manic brass band punk sound.
album: Hleb
Eastblok Music EBM 006

Black Ox Orkestar: Ratsekr Grec (4.18)
Montréal's purveyors of the new Jewish Music Black Ox Orkestar is Thierry Amar (also of Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Thee Silver Mt Zion) on bass, Scott Levine Gilmore on vocals, mandolin, cimbalom and drums, Gabriel Levine on clarinet and guitar, and Jessica Moss (also of Thee Silver Mt Zion) on violin and bass clarinet. They are joined on this track by Brian Lipson (trumpet) and Pierre-Guy Blanchard (drums)
Recorded at Hotel2Tango, Summer 2004
album: Nisht Azoy
Constellation CST038-2

Christian Marclay: His Master's Voice (opening) (5.14)
Christian Marclay (turntables/prepared records) was perhaps the first non-rap DJ to make an art form out of turntablism.
Recorded 24 November 1982
Swans: Weakling (5.02)
Michael Gira (vocals/bass), Sue Hanel (guitar), Jonathan Kane (drums), Roli Mossiman (percussion), Harry Crosby (bass)
Apparently this gig was cut short by the NYPD after complaints from neighbours about the excessive noise.
Recorded 27 December 1982
These tracks are both taken from a compilation of archive material recorded at the performance space in Mercer Street, New York known as the Kitchen.
album: Amplified: New Music Meets Rock, 1981-1986
Orange Mountain Music OMM0024

Alejandro Escovedo: The Boxing Mirror (5.44)
Alejandro Escovedo was previously a member of the band Rank & File, who were precursors to the alt country movement. This comes from his seventh solo album. Produced by John Cale, it was recorded last year, following a long convalescence from Hepatitis C.
album: The Boxing Mirror
Back Porch Records 3 57191 2 3

Regina Spektor: On The Radio (3.05); 20 Years of Snow (2.54); Field Below (5.03); Fidelity (3.36)
Recorded 29 June 2006 at BBC Broadcasting House, London
These tracks all appear on the new Regina Spektor album Begin to Hope (Sire 9362-44112-2)
UK tour dates:
1 July - Nottingham Rescue Rooms; 2 July - Cambridge Junction; 5 July - T In The Park Festival; 10 July - The Leadmill, Sheffield; 18 July - Birmingham Academy 2; 19 July - Cardiff University; 21 July - Leeds City Varieties; 22 July - Manchester Lowry Theatre; 23 July - Truck Fest, Oxfordshire; 19 & 20 August - V Festival

Helen Chadwick: My Venezuelan Friend (0.52)
This song is based on a Venezuelan idea where the bass is in three beats while the tune is in five.
album: Dancing in my Mothers' Arms
Romaine Records RRHCCD7

Champion Kickboxer: Get on Up (4.06)
Champion Kickboxer, who formed at Sheffield University, where they ran a club night called Electric Blanket, are Sam Bunn (bass/vocals), Sam Marsh (keyboards/guitars/vocals), Neil Piper (drums/vocals) and Tom Bates (vocals/guitars/keyboards)
album: Perforations
Thee Sheffield Phonographic Corporation SPCLP006

Lazy B: Facts of Life (3.15)
Lazy B, also known as LazyBoy, is the project of Danish producer Søren Nystrøm Rasted, who was a member of the pop group Aqua. He calls this style 'rhythm and speak'.
album: Lazy B TV
Universal 9857247

Roy Nathanson: By the Page (4.24)
Roy Nathanson was a founder member of the Jazz Passengers. For the last two years he's been working with this band in a Brooklyn club called Barbès. This record was made there.
Roy Nathanson (alto sax/soprano sax/vocals), Sam Bardfeld (violin/vocals), Curtis Fowlkes (trombone/vocals), Tim Kiah (bass/vocals), Napoleon Maddox (human beatbox/vocals)
album: Sotto Voce
Aum Fidelity AUM037

Lupen Crook: Here 2 B Friends (3.27)
Lupen Crook is a young singer-songwriter and arranger from the Medway towns in Kent.
album: Accidents Occur Whilst Sleeping
Tap N Tin Records TAPNTIN008-CD

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