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Dutch Uncle Robin Richards

Neo-classical composer and Dutch Uncles songwriter Robin Richards joins Mary Anne to celebrate the opening of Manchester venue Home.

Mary Anne is joined by Robin Richards from the indie pop group Dutch Uncles to celebrate the opening of the Manchester venue HOME. Robin will also be discussing the influence that classical music has in the rock and pop world.

Robin Richards is a neo-classical composer, multi-instrumentalist and the principle songwriter and bassist in Dutch Uncles. His composition style uses rhythmic, melodic and mathematical themes, taking influence from composers like Steve Reich and Igor Stravinsky, and artists including Kate Bush, Tears For Fears and Talking Heads.

On May 24th and 25th Robin will be welcoming the first visitors to Manchester's HOME with a performance scoring Pal Fejos' 1928 film 'Lonesome'. Formed by the merger of the Cornerhouse and the Library Theatre Company, HOME houses two theatres, five cinema screens, and a gallery space. HOME is situated in Manchester's First Street Development.

3 hours

Last on

Sun 17 May 2015 07:00

Music Played

  • The Crystals

    He's A Rebel

    • PSI.
  • Everything Everything


    • RCA.
  • Dutch Uncles


    • Memphis Industries.
  • Afrika Bambaataa & Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force

    Looking For The Perfect Beat

    • Tommy Boy Greatest Beats.
    • Tommy Boy.
    • 2.
  • Buddy Holly

    Peggy Sue

    • Universal.
  • The Vaccines

    Dream Lover

    • Columbia Records.
  • Marvin Gaye

    What's Going On

    • Tamla Motown.
  • Meg Baird

    Mosquito Hawks

  • Talking Heads

    Road To Nowhere

    • Virgin.
  • Hot Chip

    Need You Now

    • Domino Recording Co.
  • Stealing Sheep

    Deadlock - 6 Music Session 13/05/2015

    • White.
  • Ride

    Like A Daydream

    • Creation.
  • Nadine Shah

    Fast Food

    • Apollo.
  • R E M

    What's The Frequency Kenneth

    • Warner Bros.
  • The Cribs

    Different Angle

    • Sonic Blew/Sony Red.
  • The Kinks

    All Day And All Of The Night

    • Castle Communications.
  • Pinkshinyultrablast


    • Club AC30.
  • Radiohead


    • Parlophone.
  • Robert Glasper


  • Jon Hopkins


    • Immunity.
    • Domino.
  • Florence + the Machine

    Ship To Wreck

    • Island Records.
  • Sonic Youth

    Kool Thing

    • Geffen.
  • Father John Misty

    True Affection

    • Bella Union Records.
  • A Winged Victory for the Sullen

    Ti Prego, Memory Man

  • Ultimate Painting

    Break The Chain

    • Trouble In Mind.
  • Elvis Presley

    Can't Help Falling In Love

    • Presley - The All Time Greatest Hits.
    • RCA.
  • These New Puritans


  • Field Music

    Them That Do Nothing (6 Music Session 01 Dec 2011)

  • Depeche Mode

    Enjoy The Silence

    • Mute Records.
  • Sleater‐Kinney

    No Cities To Love

    • Sub Pop.
  • Neneh Cherry


    • Now.
  • Dutch Uncles

    In n Out

    • Memphis Industries.
  • 3 Minute Epiphany

    Robin (Dutch Uncles): How Classical Music Can Inspire Pop

  • Josephine

    Original Love

    • (CD Single).
    • Ruby Works.
  • The Smashing Pumpkins

    Drum + Fife

    • BMG.
  • Courtney Barnett

    History Eraser

    • Milk Records.
  • The Beta Band

    Dry The Rain

    • REGAL.
  • Jamie xx

    Loud Places (feat. Romy Madley Croft)

    • Young Turks.
  • Bob Dylan

    Maggie's Farm

    • CBS.
  • DJ Yoda


  • Horace Andy

    Ain't No Sunshine

    • Sanctuary.
  • Sebastian Bell

    Slow Graffiti (Evening Session 30.7.1997)

  • Sunriser

    • Holly Herndon

      Morning Sun

      • Beggars Banquet.


  • Sun 17 May 2015 07:00