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Anna & Elizabeth, Asiq Nargile and the Alash Ensemble in Session

Max Reinhardt presents a collaborative session from Craxton Studios, with Appalachian duo Anna & Elizabeth, saz player Asiq Nargile and Bady-Dorzhu Ondar from the Alash Ensemble.

Three disparate folk traditions combine in this exclusive Late Junction collaboration session, recorded in the music rooms of Craxton Studios, a turn-of-the-century house in north-west London.

Duo Anna & Elizabeth play Banjo, fiddle and guitar and draw their inspiration from the mountain music of Appalachia, vocalist and saz virtuoso Asiq Nargile is from the Asiq tradition in Georgia while Bady-Dorzhu Ondar from the Alash Ensemble is a master of harmonic Tuvan throat singing, a technique from the southern fringes of Siberia that allows each singer to produce multiple pitches simultaneously. Over the course of a day in the oak panelled rooms of Craxton studios the musicians worked on several pieces including a percussive tap performance from Anna Roberts-Gevalt and a harmonic Tuvan vocal piece from Bady-Dorzhu Ondar.

Also on the programme an exclusive recording of a new piece by British pianist Kate Halsall, Adam Rudolph's Go: Organic Guitar Orchestra, featuring 11 of New York City's guitarists and brooding improv from Austrian group Polwechsel.

Produced by Alannah Chance for Reduced Listening.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

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  • Anna & Elizabeth

    Lovin’ Babe

    • Anna & Elizabeth.
    • Free Dirt Records.
    • 5.
  • Kate Halsall


    • Recorded live at the Black Heather Club June 2016 (Exclusive).
  • Adam Rudolph & Go: Organic Guitar Orchestra


    • Turning Towards The Light.
    • Cuneiform.
    • 12.
  • Laura Cannell


    • Simultaneous Flight Movement.
    • Brawl Records.
    • 3.
  • Sex Swing

    Night-Time Worker

    • God Unknown Records.
  • Rick Parker & Li Daiguo

    Research has shown that casting spells using contemporary social media is just as effective as chanting over cauldrons

    • Free World Music.
    • Eleven2eleven.
    • 4.
  • Alash

    Odarladyp Semirtiili (Let's Fatten the Livestock)

    • Recorded live at WOMAD July 2016.
  • DVA


    • Hyperdub.
  • Michael Nyman

    Prospero's Curse

    Ensemble: Michael Nyman Band.
    • Michael Nyman & The Tempest: Prospero's Books.
    • MN Records Ltd.
    • 2.
  • Anna & Elizabeth, Asiq Nargile and Bady-Dorzhu Ondar in session

  • The Ghost

    No More Wire Hangers

    • The Hole.
    • Tombed Visions.
  • Carlo Gesualdo

    Sacrarum cantionum quinque vocibus, Book 1: Peccantem me quotidie

    Conductor: Rory McCleery. Choir: The Marian Consort.
    • Gesualdo: Sacrae Cantiones.
    • Delphian.
    • 10.
  • Esdras Nogueira

    Capricho de Raphael

    • Na Barriguda.
    • 2.
  • Polwechsel


    • Traces Of Wood.
    • Hatology.
    • 1.
  • Tom Settle and Friends


    • Old Wakes.
    • Golden Lab Records.
    • 1.


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