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Max Reinhardt with Ragnar Kjartansson's Mixtape

Max Reinhardt has an exclusive mixtape from Icelandic performance artist Ragnar Kjartansson alongside new music from DW Robertson (aka Ergo Phizmiz) and Cambodian field recordings.

Adventures in music, ancient to future. Max Reinhardt presents an exclusive mixtape from celebrated Icelandic performance artist Ragnar Kjartansson, to coincide with a major exhibition of his work in London.

Kjartansson is renowned for his work combining music, theatre and exercises in endurance. His piece Take Me Here by the Dishwasher: Memorial for a Marriage from 2011 involves ten singers performing for up to eight hours a day throughout the exhibition. A former member of Reykjavík-based electronic pop rock band Trabant and founder of the Bel-Air Glamour label, Kjartansson explores the outer reaches of his record collection in this immersive 30-minute mix.

Also on the show, beats from Bogotá courtesy of Chúpame El Dedo, who fuse grindcore and black metal with cumbia and reggaeton; eccentric fairground disco from D.W. Robertson (AKA Ergo Phizmiz) and an excerpt from Dutch composer Louis Andriessen's monodrama about the tumultuous life of writer Anaïs Nin.

Produced by Alannah Chance for Reduced Listening.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Chúpame El Dedo

    La Maté

    • Discrepant.
  • Angelina Yershova

    Shining Waves

    • Twin Paradox Records.
  • Louis Andriessen

    Strange Days

    Performer: London Sinfonietta. Singer: Cristina Zavalloni.
  • DW Robertson

    Disco Carousel

    • Discrepant.
  • Radionics Radio

    The Magician's Apprentice

    • Subrosa.
  • Tom Armstrong

    White Pines

    • Tompkins Square.
  • Alessandro Eramo

    Roars Bangs Booms

    • corvo records.
  • Ragnar Kjartansson

    Sorrow Conquers Happiness

  • Ragnar Kjartansson

    There Are Stars Exploding

    Performer: Vienna Boys' Choir. Music Arranger: Kjartan Sveinsson. Music Arranger: Davíð Þór Jónsson.
  • Engel Lund

    Hér Undir Jarðar Hvílir Mold

  • Björk

    Vísur Vatsenda Rósu

  • Ragnar Bjarnason

    Vor við flóann

  • Kjartan Sveinsson

    Klang. Act 4

    Orchestra: German Film Orchestra Babelsberg. Choir: Filmchor Berlin.
  • GKR


  • The National

    Sorrow (Live from A Lot of Sorrow)

  • Father

    Look at Wrist (feat. iLoveMakonnen & Key)

  • Tom Zé

    Nogueira da Monte

  • Negro Leo

    Ritos Confortaveis

  • Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou

    Evening Breeze

    • Buda Music.
  • Na

    Tempus Fugit


Role Contributor
Main image (Ragnar Kjartansson) Elisabet Davids


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