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International Women's Day Special

Fiona Talkington presents adventurous music by female composers with the help of guest selectors: cult composer and lyricist Annette Peacock and emerging composer Kerry Andrew.

Fiona Talkington presents adventurous music by female composers with the help of guest selectors: cult composer, arranger, producer, lyricist, singer and keyboardist Annette Peacock and rising composer Kerry Andrew.

Studio guest Annette Peacock is a distinctive figure in music. Emerging from the New York avant-garde of the 1960s, she was an early adopter of the MOOG synthesizer, an ECM recording artist and an influential composer whose songs were later recorded by artists including David Bowie, Brian Eno, Jaco Pastorius and Pat Metheny. She joins Fiona to share some of her favourite music by female composers.

Kerry Andrew is a London-based composer who specialises in experimental vocal and choral music, music-theatre and community music. For International Women's Day she contributes a Late Junction Mixtape, a 25-minute unbroken mix of music by "Vocal Women".

Produced by Joby Waldman for Reduced Listening.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • She Drew the Gun

    Thank You

  • Vanishing Twin

    Choose Your Own Adventure

    • Choose Your Own Adventure.
    • Soundway.
  • Marilyn Mazur's Future Song

    A World Of Gates

    • Small Labyrinths.
    • ECM Records.
  • Diamanda Galás

    Hee Shock Die

    • Schrei X Live.
    • Mute.
  • Annette Peacock

    My Mama Never Taught Me How To Cook

    • X-Dreams.
    • Tomato.
  • Dave Stewart

    Lily Was Here (feat. Candy Dulfer)

    • Anxious.
  • Annette Peacock & Cikada Strykekvartett

    Mia's Proof

    • An Acrobat's Heart.
    • ECM.
  • tUnE-yArDs

    Water Fountain

    • Nicki Nack.
    • 4AD.
  • Angélique Kidjo


    • Black Ivory Soul.
    • Sony.
  • Bi Kidude


    • Zanzibara, Vol. 4: The Diva of Zanzibari music.
    • Buda Musique.
  • MILCK & Protesters in Washington DC


    • Recorded at the Women's March in Washington DC.
  • Various Artists

    Shell Money Making (Alite, Langa Langa Lagoon, Malaita)

    • South Pacific: Island Music.
    • Nonesuch.
  • Various Artists

    Dandling, Spinning and Waulking Songs (feat. Flora MacNeil)

    • Heather and Glen.
    • Acrobat Music.
  • Hala Abo Shady

    Tomato Soup

    • Egyptian Females Experimental Music Session.
    • 100 Copies.
  • Sofia Gubaidulina

    I. Vater, vergib ihnen, denn sie wissen nicht, was sie tun

    Performer: Sharon Bezaly. Performer: Mie Miki. Performer: Torleif Thedéen. Performer: Mario Venzago.
    • Sofia Gubaidulina: The Deceitful Face of Hope and of Despair; Sieben Worte.
    • BIS.
  • Kate Tempest

    Picture a Vacuum

    • Let Them Eat Chaos.
    • Caroline International P&D.
  • Roshi & Pars Radio

    Oosh Badaam Ber Goz / 3 Almonds and a Walnut

    • 3 Almonds and a Walnut.
    • Geo.
  • Ella Jenkins

    The Union Team

    • Ella Jenkins and a Union of Friends Pulling Together.
    • Smithsonian Folkways.
  • Anna Snow, Damien Harron & Tansy Davies

    Greenhouses (Mira Calix Remix)

    • Troubairitz.
    • Nonclassical.
  • Mountain Man

    How'm I Doin'

    • Made The Harbor.
    • Partisan Records.
  • Laurie Anderson

    Statue of Liberty

    • Life on a String.
    • Nonesuch/Elektra Records.
  • Fannie Lou Hamer

    All The Pretty Little Horses

    • The Songs My Mother Taught Me.
    • Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.
  • PJ Harvey


    • Let England Shake.
    • Island Records.
  • Ethel Smith

    March of the Women

    Conductor: Philip Brunelle. Orchestra: Plymouth Music Series Orchestra & Chorus.


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