Verity Sharp with John Grant
John Grant, one of the most recognisable voices in alternative music, joins Verity Sharp to share some recommendations. Featured artists also include Ligeti and Anna Eriksson.
John Grant, one of the most beautiful and recognisable voices in alternative music, joins Verity to share some song recommendations.
Grant launched an acclaimed and award-winning solo career in 2010 after the demise of his rock band The Czars. He has since collaborated with artists across genres, including Midlake, Hercules and Love Affair, Sinead O'Connor, Kylie Minogue, and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. From Friday 28 April he curates a four-day festival of new experimental music in Hull, to celebrate the city's Nordic and international connections. With a line-up including Gus Gus, Susanne Sundfør, and Lindstrøm, 'North Atlantic Flux' will feature surprise collaborations and sound art across multiple venues.
Elsewhere in the programme, expect to hear musical experimentations around artificial language from György Ligeti, and around the oldest known dated printed book in the world from Anna Eriksson.
Produced by Jack Howson for Reduced Listening.