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Underwater at the Proms

Jarvis Cocker and the BBC Philharmonic turn the Royal Albert Hall into a giant diving bell. On this undersea adventure we meet a free diver, a squid hunter and two men called Roger.

Jarvis Cocker's nocturnal exploration of the human condition takes him beneath the waves in this special edition of Wireless Nights.

Accompanied by the BBC Philharmonic at this year's Proms, as Jarvis drifts off to sleep he soon finds himself on an underwater voyage down to the endless night of the ocean bed. En route, he meets psychoanalyst Carl Jung, two submariners called Roger trapped in a tiny submersible and a free-diver experiencing "the rapture of the deep".

The BBC Philharmonic creates a sonic seascape as Jarvis goes deeper and deeper - but will he make it back to the surface in time to wake up?

Producers Laurence Grissell and Neil McCarthy.

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1 hour

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Thu 31 Dec 2015 23:00

Music Played

  • John Adams

    Shaker loops vers. for string orchestra

    Performer: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Maxime Tortelier.
  • Ian McCulloch

    Ocean Rain arr. Fiona Brice

    Performer: Jarvis Cocker. Performer: Manchester Chamber Choir. Performer: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Maxime Tortelier.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier

    Performer: Richard Hills.
  • Richard Wagner

    The Flying Dutchman(extract)

    Conductor: Maxime Tortelier. Performer: BBC Philharmonic.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Le Carnaval des animaux

    Performer: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Maxime Tortelier.
  • Claude Debussy

    Nocturnes for orchestra

    Performer: Manchester Chamber Choir. Performer: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Maxime Tortelier.
  • John Williams

    Jaws - music for the film

    Performer: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Maxime Tortelier.
  • Alan Williams

    Kraken Wakes

    Performer: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Maxime Tortelier.
  • Tim Buckley

    Song to the Siren arr Fiona Brice

    Performer: Jarvis Cocker. Performer: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Maxime Tortelier.
  • Richard Hills

    Improvisation

    Performer: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Maxime Tortelier.
  • Claude Debussy

    Preludes, orch. Colin Matthews (orig. for piano)

    Performer: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Maxime Tortelier.
  • John Lennon

    Goodnight arr. Fiona Brice

    Composer: Paul McCartney. Conductor: Maxime Tortelier. Performer: BBC Philharmonic. Performer: Manchester Chamber Choir.

Broadcasts

  • Mon 23 Nov 2015 23:00
  • Thu 31 Dec 2015 23:00

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