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A Colin Special

Stuart Maconie chats to bass saxophonist Colin Stetson about his new project, Sorrow, a reimagining of Gorecki's third symphony. Plus Colin Newman's A-Z is the featured album.

After choosing A-Z by Wire's frontman Colin Newman as his featured album and realising it fell in the same week as a chat with saxophonist Colin Stetson, Stuart made a rod for his own back by dedicating the entire 2-hour show to Colin's. Tune in to hear the most creative Colin's of all time, from Blunstone to Towns, Phil to Shirley & Dolly, they're all there.

Another world class Colin, the bass saxophonist Colin Stetson talks about his new project Sorrow, a reimagining of Gorecki's 3rd symphony performed at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2016. Stetson is best known for his visceral, physical playing which utilises circular breathing, multi-phonics and growling. In Sorrow, he arranges the popular symphony for a 12-piece ensemble of virtuoso players including Liturgy's Greg Fox on drums, Sarah Neufeld on violin and his sister Megan Stetson on vocals.

2 hours

Last on

Sun 4 Dec 2016 20:00


Music Played

  • Cozy Powell

    Dance With The Devil

    • Dance With The Devil.
    • RAK.
  • Radiohead

    The National Anthem

    • Kid A.
    • Parlophone.
  • Colin Newman

    Order In Order

    • A-Z.
    • Beggars Banquet.
  • Colin Newman


    • A-Z.
    • Beggars Banquet.
  • Colin Blunstone

    Misty Roses

    • One Year.
    • Epic.
  • Gamelan Angklung Klentangan of Sidan, Gianyar

    Lagu Ngisep Dublag

    • Bali 1928 - Volume IV Music For Temple Festivals And Death Rituals.
    • World Arbiter.
  • Benjamin Britten & Colin McPhee


    • The Prince Of The Pagodas Suite / Tabuh-Tabuhan.
    • Chandos.
  • Shirley & Dolly Collins

    God Dog

    • Anthems In Eden.
    • BGO Records.
  • Colin Newman


    • A-Z.
    • Beggars Banquet.
  • Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld

    The Sun Roars Into View

    • Never Were The Way She Was.
    • Constellation.
  • Dawn Upshaw & London Sinfonietta

    Symphony No. 3 Op36 Lento: Cantabile Semplice

    • La Grande Bellezza OST.
    • Indigo Film.
  • Colin Stetson

    III - Lento - Cantabile - Semplice

    • Sorrow (A Reimagining Of Gorecki's 3rd Symphony).
    • 52Hz.
  • King Crimson


    • Lizard.
    • Discipline Global Mobile.
  • Public Image Ltd

    The Suit

    • The Flowers Of Romance.
    • Virgin.
  • Colin Towns

    Full Circle (Julia's Haunting)

    • Full Circle.
    • Virgin.
  • Colleen


    • Captain Of None.
    • Thrill Jockey.
  • Brand X

    Born Ugly

    • Unorthodox Behaviour.
    • Virgin / Charisma.
  • End

    Introspection Pt. 1

    • Introspection.
    • Decca.
  • Colin Newman

    Seconds To Last

    • A-Z.
    • Beggars Banquet.
  • The Mothers of Invention


    • Cruising With Ruben & The Jets.
    • Zappa Records.
  • Colin Potter

    Knit Where

    • Rank Sonata.
    • Hallow Ground.
  • Dead Neanderthals

    There Was A Great Battle

    • ...And It Ended Badly.
    • Gaffer Records.