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Presented by Phil Hammond. Novelist David Nicholls, voiceover artist Julie Berry and comedian Stewart Lee discuss the tracks they have brought to the group.

Comedian Stewart Lee and voiceover artist Julie Berry are joined by the author of One Day, novelist David Nicholls to discuss three personally significant pieces of music.

Amongst their choices are a soulful rendition of a song about the Falklands' conflict, a piece that survived a Carnegie Hall protest involving red paint; and a painful and experimental journey into playing guitar when suffering from a degenerative disease.

In the process, we discover one Music Group member had an adolescent passion for Space themes played by the Geoff Love Orchestra, whilst another has experienced the benefits of Bach in a hotel bathroom. We also discover what the free jazz movement has to do comedy and more specifically, with Morecambe and Wise.

The Music Choices are:
Shipbuilding sung by Robert Wyatt
Bach's Chaconne from Partita No.2 for solo violin performed by Yehudi Menuhin
5 Weeks Later by Derek Bailey

Presenter: Phil Hammond

Producer: Tamsin Hughes
A Testbed production for BBC Radio 4.

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30 minutes

Last on

Sat 30 Apr 2011 15:30

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  • Robert Wyatt


  • Yehudi Menuhin

    Bach's Chaconne from Partita No.2

  • Derek Bailey

    5 Weeks Later