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Sound of Cinema: Jazz and Film

As part of Radio 3's Sound of Cinema season, Jez Nelson explores why jazz and improvising musicians continue to be fascinated by, and draw inspiration from, the medium of film.

As part of Radio 3's Sound of Cinema season, we explore why jazz and improvising musicians continue to be fascinated by, and draw inspiration from, the medium of film. The programme includes a special session of music freely improvised in response to silent films.

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producers: Peggy Sutton and Chris Elcombe.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Mon 16 Sep 2013 23:00

Music Played

  • Alison Blunt, Viv Corringham, John Bisset & David Leahy

    Untitled Improvisation

  • Kevin Le Gendre joins Jez for a roundup of new releases

    • Ralph Alessi

      Gobble Goblins

      Composer: Ralph Alessi

      • Baida.
      • ECM.
    • John O'Gallagher

      Schnell

      Music Arranger: John O'Gallagher.

      Composer: Anton Webern

      • The Anton Webern Project.
      • Whirlwind.
    • Empirical

      Descent

      Composer: Tom Farmer

      • Tabula Rasa.
      • Naim Jazz.
    • Ivo Perelman

      Freedom

      Composer: Ivo Perelman

      • One.
      • Rare Noise Records.
  • Steve Beresford and Alison Blunt on working with film

    • Untitled Archive Recording from the Kino Club

    • Alison Blunt, Viv Corringham, John Bisset & David Leahy

      Untitled Improvisation

    • Lol Coxhill

      Untitled improvisation to film (Live at the Kino Club)

    • Alison Blunt, Viv Corringham, John Bisset & David Leahy

      Untitled Improvisation

    • Wadada Leo Smith

      Albert Ayler In A Spiritual Light

      Composer: Wadada Leo Smith

      • Kulture Jazz.
      • ECM.
  • Alison Blunt, Viv Corringham, John Bisset and Dave Leahy recorded at Jazz on 3 studios, London on 2 September 2013

    • Line up: Alison Blunt (violin); Viv Corringham (vocals); John Bisset (guitar); David Leahy (double bass)

    • Alison Blunt, Viv Corringham, John Bisset & David Leahy

      A Trip to the Planets

      • (Improvising to archive film).
    • Alison Blunt, Viv Corringham, John Bisset & David Leahy

      Composted Memorial

      • (Improvising to film by Sally Golding).
    • Alison Blunt, Viv Corringham, John Bisset & David Leahy

      Pararaha, Ruapehu, Mt Clear

      • (Improvising to film by Louise Curham).
  • Roundup Of New Releases

    • Ornette Coleman, Bachir Attar & Master Musicians of Jajouka

      Jnuin

      Composer: Trad. / Master Musicians of Jajouka

    • Anton Hunter Trio

      Newsome

      Composer: Anton Hunter

      • Anton Hunter Trio.
      • Efpi.
  • Filmmaker Helen Petts on working with free improvising musicians

    • The Thing

      Untitled Improvisation (Live at the Vortex)

      Composer: Mats Gustafsson / Paal Nilssen-Love / Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten

      • (See 'related links' for original video).

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