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Fiona Talkington with Emil Schult

Fiona Talkington shares a new reimagining of Commonwealth-era alehouse music, a Quechua-inspired electro-acoustic opera, and tape-looped speech by Scott Johnson.

The week's musical forays across continents and centuries get underway with Fiona Talkington and her guest, visual and sonic artist Emil Schult, most famous for his collaborations with Kraftwerk.
The itinerary also includes a new reimagining of Commonwealth-era alehouse music, blending popular dance forms and Baroque, led by Norwegian violinist Bjarte Eike; and a piece by Scott Johnson that's one of the earliest examples of tape-looped speech being harmonised. Plus, an example of the oldest surviving African-American performance tradition - the slave shout songs that hail from the coast of Georgia; and an excerpt from Annette Vande Gorne's Quechua-inspired electro-acoustic opera, Yawar Fiesta.

Produced by Chris Elcombe for Reduced Listening.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Scott Johnson

    Involuntary Song #1(Excerpt)

    • John Somebody.
    • Tzadik.
  • McIntosh County Shouters

    Jubilee

    • Spirituals & Shout Songs From The Georgia Coast.
    • Smithsonian Folkways.
  • Django Bates & Frankfurt Radio Big Band

    Within You Without You

    • Saluting Sgt. Pepper.
    • Edition Records.
  • Hidhawk

    Tuna

    • No hay más fruta que la nuestra.
    • Piratón Records.
  • Evelyn Glennie

    My Spine (feat. Björk)

    • Evelyn Glennie: Her Greatest Hits.
    • RCA Victor.
  • Charles Mingus

    Myself When I Am Real

    • The Charles Mingus Anthology.
    • Rhino Records.
  • Emil Schult in conversation

    • Kraftwerk

      Pocket Calculator

      • Computer World.
      • EMI.
    • Henk Badings

      Ragtime

      • Evolutions.
      • Finders Keepers.
    • Martha Reeves and The Vandellas

      Dancing In The Street

      • Dancing in the Street / There He Is (At My Door) 7".
      • Stateside.
    • Emil Schult

      The Unanswered Question (A Tribute to Charles Ives)

      • Unreleased.
  • Sibusile Xaba

    Wampona

    • Open Letter to Adoniah.
    • Mushroom Hour Half Hour.
  • Rhodri Davies, David Sylvian, Mark Wastell & Toshimaru Nakamura

    There is No Love (Extract)

    • There Is No Love.
    • Confront.
  • Peteris Vasks

    Māte Saule

    Choir: Latvian Radio Choir. Conductor: Kaspars Putniņš.
    • Māte Saule.
    • BIS.
  • Sam Amidon

    Blackbird

    • The Following Mountain.
    • Nonesuch.
  • Henry Purcell

    Curtain Tune (From Timon of Athens)

    Music Arranger: Barokksolistene. Performer: Bjarte Eike. Ensemble: Barokksolistene.
    • The Alehouse Sessions.
    • Rubicon.
  • Dinosaur

    Underdog

    • Together, As One.
    • Edition.
  • Annette Vande Gorne

    Yawar Fiesta (Excerpt)

    Performer: Annette Vande Gorne.
    • Yawar Fiesta.
    • empreintes DIGITALes.

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