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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.

1 hour, 30 minutes

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  • Son Palenque

    Palengue Palengue

    • Afro-Colombian Sound Modernizers.
    • VAMPISOUL.
  • Lisa Knapp

    Til April is Dead

    • Til April is Dead.
    • Ear To The Ground.
  • Stephan Meidell

    Baroque II

    • Metrics.
    • Hubro.
  • 灰野敬二 & Merzbow

    Why is the Courtesy of the Prey Always Confused with the Courtesy of the Hunters Pt 1

    • An Untroublesome Defencelessness.
    • RareNoise.
  • Martin Carthy

    Cold Haily Windy Night

    • Landfall.
    • Topic Records.
  • Anna Eriksson

    Moose Imitating Moss (guitar duo)

    Performer: Mats Bergström. Performer: Patrik Karlsson.
    • Moose Imitating Moss.
    • C-Y Contemporary.
  • Cosey Fanni Tutti & Philippe Petit

    Mist While Sleeping

    • Mist While Sleeping.
    • Dirter Promotions.
  • John Grant & BBC Philharmonic

    Marz (BBC Philharmonic Presents..., 3 October 2014)

  • Hafdís Bjarnadóttir

    South West

    • Sounds of Iceland.
  • Cobby & Litten

    Tongue

    • My People Come From The Sea.
    • FilthyBroke Recordings.
  • Susanne Sundfør

    Silencer

    • Ten Love Songs.
    • Kobalt Label Services.
  • György Ligeti

    Artikulation

    • Electronic Music For The Mind And Body.
    • EI.
  • K. S. Chithra

    Yaaro Sonnaagalaam

    • K.S. Chithra With Ilaiyaraaja.
    • Finders Keepers Records.
  • Société Absolument Guinin

    Pastorelle

    • Vodou Drums In Haiti 2 (The Living Gods Of Haiti: 21st Century Ritual Drums & Sp.
    • Soul Jazz.
  • Rafael Cassiani Cassiani

    Damelo Mamita (Live)

  • Bill Callahan

    Night

    • Woke On A Whaleheart.
    • Drag City.
  • aYia

    Ruins

    • Bedroom Community.
  • Dictaphone

    Soylent Green (1973)

    • Poems From A Rooftop.
    • Sonic Pieces.
  • Anna Eriksson

    Sutra (part II)

    • Ghost Inside Ghost.
    • Lamour.
  • Plastic Mermaids

    The Cosmos After Death

    • Everything is Yellow and Yellow is my Least Favourite Colour.
    • Cross Keys Records.

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