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The Qur'an

Thursday 10 July 2008 21:45-22:30 (Radio 3)

Rana Mitter talks to conceptual artist and former KLF member Bill Drummond about his latest project. Plus a review of the documentary The Qur'an and a homage to slow travel.

Duration:

45 minutes

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Bill Drummond
What would you say to someone who suggested that all recorded music had run its course? Maybe you'd assume it was just a joke and laugh.maybe you'd simply think they were being perverse or maybe you'd just shrug at an adolescent impulse to shock. Rana Mitter is examining this assertion with the man who made it - Bill Drummond. He's perhaps best known for his stint in the avant garde pop group, The KLF and for setting light to a million pounds on Jura in 1994 but his current project -- Seventeen - is just as iconoclastic--its nothing less than an attempt to re-invent music-making by returning it to year zero.

17 by Bill Drummond is published by Beautiful Books and The17 is on in Derby from 22 August.

The Qu'ran
Anthony Thomas and Navid Akhtar discuss Channel Four's documentary on The Qu'ran.

The Qu'ran is on Channel 4 on Monday 14 July at 8pm.

In Praise of Slow Travel
Mark Smith, the man behind the website www.seat61.com pays tribute to the art of slow travel and the joys of train journeys.

Memories of Underdevelopment
Maria Delgado reviews the re-release of the classic Cuban film, Memories of Underdevelopment.
Memories of Underdevelopment is re-released on 11 July and opens at the Barbican.




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