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Max Reinhardt celebrates Cornelius Cardew

Max Reinhardt features an archive interview with composer Cornelius Cardew. Plus Afro-Venezuelan dance music from Family Atlantica and expressionist drone music from Amp Studio.

Max features an archive interview with the late British composer Cornelius Cardew who would have turned 80 this month. Speaking in 1972, Cardew explains the principles behind The Scratch Orchestra, an ensemble for all performers whether they have musical training or none at all. We'll also hear new music from Family Atlantica who draw on the traditions of Venezuela, Ghana and the UK; a mesmeric slice of Japanese pop from Wednesday Campanella and a re-issue from country singer and conceptual artist Terry Allen.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Cornelius Cardew & Peoples' Liberation Music

    Golden Mountain in Beijing

    • Consciously.
    • Musicnow.
    • 10.
  • Family Atlantica

    Cosmic Unity

    • Cosmic Unity.
    • Soundway.
    • 13.
  • Jennifer Walshe


    • Nature Data.
    • Interval Recordings.
    • 10.
  • Rozi Plain

    There is No Sun

    • Friend Of A Friend.
    • Lost Map Records.
    • 5.
  • Suiyoubi no Campanella


  • Space Dimension Controller

    Los Locos (Radio Edit)

    • Orange Melamine.
    • Ninja Tune.
    • 12.
  • AMM

    Later During A Flaming Riviera Sunset

    • Ammmusic.
    • Black Truffle.
    • A.
  • Cornelius Cardew

    The Great Learning, Paragraph 7

    Performer: The Scratch Orchestra.
    • Cornelius Cardew: The Great Learning.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Robert Nettleship

    Auburn Hair

    • My Sweet Love.
    • 5.
  • Ensemble De Quadrille Guadeloupéen


    • Roots Of Funk 1947-1962.
    • 24.
  • Gazelle Twin

    Belly of the Beast

    • Unflesh.
    • 1.
  • Group Ekanzam

    Le Souvenir

    • Every Song Has Its End: Sonic Dispatches From Traditional Mali.
    • Glitterbeat.
    • 1.
  • Miles Davis

    It's About That Time

    • The Cellar Door Sessions 1970.
    • Columbia.
    • 3.
  • Terry Allen

    La Despedida (The Parting)

    • Juarez.
    • Paradise of Bachelors.
    • 15.
  • John Tilbury

    Unintended Piano Music


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