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Verity Sharp with 100 years of Moondog

Verity Sharp presents a tribute to street musician, poet and composer Moondog for the centenary of his birth. Plus taegum player Hyelim Kim in a duet with a nightingale.

Street musician, poet, cult composer, viking: Louis Hardin aka Moondog was a familiar fixture on the streets of Manhattan for decades, long before he was recognized as a composer of note. He would have turned 100 this week, so Verity Sharp pays tribute with words and music from the great man.

From 23.30 she also features a nightingale duet recorded especially for Late Junction from the amazingly talented taegum player Hyelim Kim, and new stuff from 'galactic gospel duo' Laniakea, whose surging drones and melodic transcendences were created during the grieving process for a mutual friend. Plus pianist Alicia Zizzo breathes life into some uncompleted sketches of piano music from George Gershwin's archive.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Thu 12 May 2016 23:00

Music Played

  • Moondog

    Bedtime Songs And Lullabies (feat. Julie Andrews & Martyn Green)

    • Songs Of Sense & Nonsense - Tell It Again.
    • Poppydisc.
    • 5.
  • Brian Eno & David Byrne

    Come With Us

    • My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts.
    • Polydor.
    • 10.
  • Big Brother & The Holding Company

    All Is Loneliness

    • Big Brother & The Holding Company.
    • Fontana.
    • 5.
  • Rangda

    To Melt The Moon

    • The Heretic's Bargain.
    • Drag City.
    • 1.
  • Yama Warashi

    Moon Bon Dance

    • Moon Zero.
    • Yama Warashi.
    • 6.
  • Gaelynn Lea

    Someday We'll Linger in the Sun

    • Gaelynn Lea.
  • Julianna Barwick


    • Will.
    • Dead Oceans.
    • 2.
  • George Gershwin

    Prélude #6, (Prélude III)

    Performer: Alicia Zizzo.
    • The Gershwin Manuscripts.
    • Carlton Classics.
    • 6.
  • Shirley Collins

    The Cuckoo

    • Sweet England.
    • Fledg’ling Records.
    • 8.
  • Hyelim Kim

    Hyelim Kim Duets With A Nightingale

  • Moondog & London Saxophonic

    Bird's Lament (In Memory Charlie Parker)

    • Sax Pax For A Sax.
    • Kopf.
    • 3.
  • Maarja Nuut


    • Une Meeles.
    • 10.
  • Laniakea

    Zone In Parallel Rose

    • A Pot Of Powdered Nettles.
    • House of Mythology.
    • 3.
  • Moon Hooch

    Psycho Tubes

    • Red Sky.
    • Hornblow Recordings.
    • 5.
  • 100 Years of Moondog

    • Moondog

      Lullaby (2 W 46th Street)

    • Moondog

      Fog On The Hudson

    • Moondog

      Conversation And Music At 51st Street And 6th Avenue (New York City)

    • Moondog


    • Moondog

      Aska Me

    • Moondog

      Introduction and Overtone Continuum

    • Moondog & London Saxophonic

      Sea Horse (Piano)

  • Harry Partch

    Act I, Scene 3 - Happy Birthday To You! (Afro-Chinese Minuet)

    • Harry Partch: Plectra and Percussion Dances.
    • Bridge Records.
    • 15.
  • Lankum


    • Cold Old Fire.
    • Lynched Records.
    • 9.


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