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22 December 2006

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

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall present a mix of musical styles and influences.


1 hour 15 minutes



Presented by Mark Russell and Robert Sandall

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

Friday 22nd December 2006, 10.15pm

Sufjan Stevens:
Let's Boogy to the Elf Dance (3'47")
Sufjan's interests include graphic design, painting, running, knitting, crocheting, weaving, quilting, cleaning, photography, haircutting, and dry wall installation. He collects stamps and wheat pennies. It has been his habit to record Christmas songs for friends and family over the last five years, and this 5 cd boxet compiles the recordings.
Album: Songs For Christmas
Rough Trade promo

Amon Tobin:
Bloodstone (4'10")
Having made several previous albums from reconstructed vinyl sources, Amon Tobin has decided to focus on manipulation of any sounds regardless of their origin. This is the first single to be taken from Tobin's new Foley Room album, which features processed recordings of robotics, animals, insects, motorbikes and - on this track - the Kronos Quartet.
Single: Bloodstone
Ninja Tune promo

Nine Horses:
Birds sing for their lives (7'02")
Nine Horses is the trio David Sylvian set up with his brother Steve Jansen and the German electronic composer Burnt Friedman. Their new EP features Norwegian trumpeter Arve Henriksen, and this track features the Swedish vocalist Stina Nordenstahm, and Ryuichi Sakamoto on piano.
Album: Money For All
Samadhisound SOUNDCDSS010

Freeze Puppy:
New York; How to eat less salt; Two lifelong buddies (6'43")
What is Freeze Puppy? Hard to say, but here are some of the stabs people have had at it: "Electro-creole pop", "Jungle music", "Zappaish", "African Guitar meets Blur", "Like playing Subutteo on a chess board".
Album: Joyous Yelps
Clean Cut CCT005

Frida Hyvonen:
You Never Got Me Right (1'50")
Album: Until Death Comes
Secretly Canadian SC144

TANYA TAGAQ: Wet Fur (19'33")
Mixing It session
Tanya Tagaq (vocals)
Michael Edwards (processing)
Michael and Tanya have been working together on and off for about 6 years, in particular over the last 2 years.

Polarized Beam Splitter & others (4'15")
Personnel in Gescom has varied from release to release and even track to track. On this album, Gescom are represented by Autechre's Rob Brown and Sean Booth. This album was the first ever MiniDisc only release at the time of Minidisc's inception, and is issued on Russell Haswell's OR label. The tracks are short, and the listener can shuffle and loop them at will.
Album: MiniDisc

One Cool Fossil:
Love in Tangiers (The Meeting); Love in Tangiers 1933 (8'33")
Album: This Changing World
white label

Lori Freedman:
Spaghetti brule (3'35")
Lori Freedman is known one of Canada's most provocative improvising performers. She often works with dance, theatre and visual artists in addition to her own improvised and electroacoustic work. This is her third album.
Album: 3
Ambiances Magnetiques AM157CD

Sufjan Stevens:
Christmas in July (3'16")
Album: Songs For Christmas
Rough Trade promo

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