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The Late Junction Mixtape with Howard Skempton

A special end-of-year mixtape, featuring a 30-minute unbroken sequence of music compiled by composer and accordionist Howard Skempton. With tracks by friends new and old.

The curator of our final Late Junction Mixtape of the year is composer, experimentalist, and accordionist Howard Skempton.

Born in Chester in 1947, Skempton studied in London with Cornelius Cardew from 1967. Since then he has written a huge and varied body of work undeflected by compositional trends. Tonight he presents thirty minutes of unbroken music, beautifully compiled, featuring pieces from friends new and old.

2016 has been a fabulous year for Late Junction Mixtapes, with memorable efforts from film director Peter Strickland, sound artist and producer Tim Hecker, musician and author David Toop, and performance artist Ragnar Kjartansson. We add another one to the archive tonight.

Produced by Jack Howson for Reduced Listening.

30 minutes

Music Played

  • Morton Feldman

    Routine Investigations for oboe, trumpet, piano, viola, cello, and double bass (1976)

    Ensemble: WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne. Conductor: Peter Rundel.
    • Beckett Material.
    • WERGO.
    • 3.
  • Ryan Probert

    The Great Wave off Kanaga

    Performer: The Vickers Bovey Guitar Duo.
    • Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji for two guitars (2015).
    • Clement Records.
    • 1.
  • Ryan Probert

    South Wind, Clear Sky (Red Fuji)

    Performer: The Vickers Bovey Guitar Duo.
    • Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji for two guitars (2015).
    • Clement Records.
    • 2.
  • Lucia Dunbar

    Middle C for piano (2003)

    Performer: Michael Finnissy.
    • CoMA recording Summer School 2002.
  • Ali Akbar Khan

    Raga Bhairavi (extract)

    • Ali Akbar Khan.
    • Prestige.
    • 3.
  • The Beatles

    Day Tripper

    • The Beatles - 1.
    • Apple.
    • 012.
  • Oliver Farrow

    RCEE

    • Deep Architecture.
    • Self-released.
    • 4.
  • AMM

    Allentown: 1. Untitled (Extract)

    • Live In Allentown USA.
    • Matchless Recordings.
    • 1.

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