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Max Reinhardt explores the Alan Lomax archive

Max Reinhardt explores Alan Lomax's archive with the help of curator Nathan Salsburg. Plus Ugandan xylophones, Australian tropical insects and Michael Thompson playing Birtwistle.

Adventures in music; ancient to future. Max Reinhardt dips into the Alan Lomax archive of over 17,000 recordings made from 1946 into the 1990s. Lomax spent his whole career capturing the musical performances of everyday people and their songs across the globe. Navigating through this great mass of historical audio treasures is the archive's guardian and curator Nathan Salsburg, who joins Max to share some of his favourite selections.

Plus horn player Michael Thompson plays Birtwistle, Australia's tropical insects sing and music from the Ugandan xylophone group Mugwisa.

Produced by Rebecca Gaskell for Reduced Listening.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Benji Kaplan

    Sempre Mudando

    • Uai Sô.
    • 8.
  • Ulrich Mitzlaff & Paulo Freire


    • X-RUN-4 Prismatique.
    • Crónica.
    • 2.
  • Moodoïd

    Je Suis La Montagne

    • Je Suis La Montagne.
    • Les Editions Entreprise.
  • Lennox Berkeley

    Judica me, Op. 96, No. 1

    Performer: Rory McCleery. Performer: The Marian Consort.
    • L. & M. Berkeley: Sacred Choral Music.
    • Delphian.
    • 16.
  • The JazzFakers


    • Hallucinations.
    • Alrealon Music.
  • Alice Gibbs

    Jerusalem Cuckoo

    • Saint Eustatius, Trinadad & Tobago 1967.
  • Treorchy Male Choir

    Cosher Bailey Had An Engine

    • Treorchy, Wales 1953.
  • Jim O’Rourke

    Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands

    • Blonde On Blonde Revisited.
    • Mojo Magazine.
    • 14.
  • Vincent Burke

    He Paid To Have Himself Murdered

    • Live at Latitude Festival.
  • The Late Great

    Bread and Circus

    • Live at Latitude Festival.
  • Santori & Mugwisa International Xylophone Group

    Xylophone (Alejandro Mosso Rework)

    • Embiare Umeme.
    • On The Corner.
    • 1.
  • Sir Harrison Birtwistle

    Duet 5

    Performer: Michael Thompson. Performer: Byron Fulcher.
    • Harrison Birtwistle: Duet 5.
    • NMC Recordings.
    • 1.
  • Kra

    Boing Boom Tschak (feat. werk)

    • Electric Cafe.
    • EMI.
    • 1.
  • Jean Sablon

    Miss Otis Regrets

    • Jean Sablon Deluxe Collection.
    • 20.


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