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Jerusalem and Other Stories

Fiona Talkington presents a collaborative session featuring Matthew Kaner, Ross Sutherland and The Golden Age of Steam. Plus Randall Thompson's Alleluia and The Furrow Collective.

Fiona Talkington presents a collaboration session between Matthew Kaner, Ross Sutherland and the Golden Age of Steam.

A group of artists from different backgrounds meet for the first time in the BBC Maida Vale studios to create a unique collaboration. Radio 3 composer in residence Matthew Kaner will write a new piece of music based on texts by Ross Sutherland. Ross re-writes classic stories and poems, including in this case Jerusalem, using an Oulipian writing technique in which every noun and verb gets nudged a certain number of places along in the dictionary, creating new versions of familiar texts. The Golden Age of Steam is an improvising ensemble with James Allsop on reeds, Kit Downes on keyboards, Ruth Goller bass, Alex Bonney electronics and cornet and Tim Giles drums. Matthew Kaner is the Radio 3 composer in residence as part of the station's 70th anniversary celebrations of the Third Programme.

Also featured in the programme, the sonic delights of Randall Thompson's Alleluia, British folk by The Furrow Collective and Balkan influenced bassist Toggi Jónsson.

Produced by Rebecca Gaskell and Joby Waldman for Reduced Listening.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Ivor Cutler

    Gravity Begins at Home

    • Fontana.
  • Drinkers in the Royal Hotel Dungeworth, Southern Pennines

    Pentonville

    • Smithsonian Folk Ways.
  • Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau

    The Old Shade Tree

    • Nonesuch.
  • Þorgrímur Jónson Quintet

    Constant Movement

  • The Furrow Collective

    Many's the Night's Rest

    • Hudson Records.
  • Trish Clowes

    One Hour

    • Basho.
  • Ross Sutherland, Matt Kaner & The Golden Age of Steam

    Jerusalem

  • Ross Sutherland, Matt Kaner & The Golden Age of Steam

    One Bright Day

  • Matt Kaner & The Golden Age of Steam

    Slow Melody

  • Nancy B. Granert

    Alleluia, for a cappella chorus

    • Northeastern.
  • Mark Woodward & Jono McCleery

    Seems to Be

  • Film in Music

    Egg Hatched

    • Drip Audio.
  • Lol Coxhill & David Bedford

    Two Little Pigeons

    • Dandelion Records.

Broadcast

  • Thu 15 Dec 2016 23:00

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