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Laraaji and Ela Orleans

Fiona Talkington presents a special collaborative session, featuring American multi-instrumentalist and mystic Laraaji alongside Polish electronic artist Ela Orleans.

Namaste. Fiona Talkington presents an exclusive session from American multi-instrumentalist and new age mystic Laraaji with Polish electronic music artist Ela Orleans, recorded at the BBC's Maida Vale Studios.

Known for his prowess both on the electric zither and as a leading figure in laughter meditation, Laraaji rose to fame when he was discovered busking in Washington Square Park by Brian Eno. He released his debut album Ambient 3: Day of Radiance in 1980 as part of Eno's Ambient series and has been a key figure in new age music ever since.

Ela Orleans' brand of experimental electronica has been described as both "haunt-pop" and "movies for ears" and has won her the admiration of Thurston Moore, among many others. Her recent work includes a remix of Laraaji classic Kalimba, but this one-off Late Junction Session is the first time the two artists have met in person.

Also in the programme, baroque guitar from Rolf Lislevand and Buchla synth adventures from Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Suzanne Ciani.

Produced by Alannah Chance for Reduced Listening.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Meredith Monk & John Hollenbeck


    • Impermanence.
    • 5.
  • Lady Maisery

    A Father's Lullaby

    • Cycle.
    • Rootbeat.
  • Nils Petter Molvær

    Moute Cave

    • Buoyancy.
    • Okeh.
  • Sun Araw & Laraaji


    • Professional Sunflow.
    • W.25TH.
  • Gesualdo

    Moro, Lasso, Al Mio Duolo

    Performer: Alan Curtis. Orchestra: Il Complesso Barocco.
    • Gesualdo da Venosa: Sesto libro de madrigali.
    • Pan Classics.
    • 17.
  • Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Suzanne Ciani

    A New Day

  • Pat Thomas & The Big 7

    Eye Colo

  • Fousek/Hansen/Teller-Craig


  • Jack Rose

    Miss May's Place

    • Dr. Ragtime And His Pals.
  • Blues Control

    Good Morning

  • Laraaji & Ela Orleans

    Track 1

    • Laraaji and Ela Orleans in session.
  • Laraaji & Ela Orleans

    Track 2

    • Laraaji and Ela Orleans in session.
  • Robert de Visée

    Chaconne en sol majeur

    Performer: Rolf Lislevand.
  • Time is a Blind Guide

    Time is a Blind Guide

    • Time is a Blind Guide.
  • Jenny Hval & Trondheim Jazz Orchestra

    Silence a Beat

    • In The End His Voice Will Be The Sound Of Paper.
  • Fritz Hauser & We Spoke

    Second Thought


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