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Fiona Talkington

'No Music Day' is celebrated and honoured by Late Junction, exploring the spaces where sound, silence and music meet in this programme, presented by Fiona Talkington.

In 2005 the conceptual artist and avant-garde pop musician Bill Drummond launched 'No Music Day', as an event to be marked every year on the 21st of November. The event, which falls the day before the feast of patron saint of music Saint Cecilia, aims to draw attention to the cheapening of music as an art form due to its ubiquitous use in contemporary society. On this day, Drummond decreed, one should listen to no music whatsoever, and instead reflect on what we want and don't want from music in general.

As Late Junction is a music radio programme, we are contractually obliged to play at least some songs, so Fiona will instead mark 'No Music Day' by exploring the spaces where sound, silence and music meet. Hear sonic experiments from Sontag Shogun, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Matt Rogalsky, Milan Knizak, and more.

Other featured artists on the night include the cellist Okkyung Lee, solo bassist Steve Lawson, and singer-songwriter Ane Brun.

Produced by Jack Howson for Reduced Listening.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Milan Knížák

    Composition N.3

    • Broken Music.
    • Sub Rosa.
  • Sergey Kostyrko & Alexei Borisov

    Sonic Call To Arms

    • Pure Experiment: Modular Electronics @ Sound Museum.
  • Maria Teriaeva

    Меринос (Merino) (feat. Vadik Korolev)

    • Focus.
    • Wait! What? records.
  • Eero Grundström & Taito Hoffrén

    Mölperi

    • Sama setti jo kaksikymmentä vuotta.
  • Johanna Juhola

    Tanhutrauma - Folk Dance Trauma

    • Shadow of a Diva.
  • Frigg

    Friggin' Polska

    • Frost on Fiddles.
    • Westpark Music.
  • Aki Rissanen

    Blind Desert

    • Another North.
    • Edition Records.
  • Matt Rogalsky

    6AM-7AM Silences

    • S.
  • Matt Rogalsky

    2PM-3PM Silences

    • S.
  • Sontag Shogun

    no.13 (Sushi Rice, AM Frequency Gap, Pines)

    • Patterns For Resonant Space.
    • Youngbloods ‎.
  • Christine Sun Kim

    LautPlan (Extract - Live for BBC Radio 3)

    • Performed live at Café Oto, February 7th 2017-11-07.
  • Okkyung Lee

    The Space Beneath My Grey Heart

    • Ghil.
    • Ideologic Organ.
  • Neil Luck

    Phantasy

    Performer: Chihiro Ono. Singer: Miku Hatsune.
    • BBC Introducing.
  • Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

    I Am Learning

    • The Kid.
    • Western Vinyl.
  • The Dream

    Hey Jimi

    • Get Dreamy.
    • Round 2 ‎.
  • Erlend Apneseth Trio

    Saga (feat. Unknown artist (musical saw))

    • Åra.
    • Hubro.
  • Yasuaki Shimizu

    Seiko 4

    • Music For Commercials.
    • Crammed Discs: Made To Measure, Vol. 12.
  • Elena Kats‐Chernin

    Clocks (1993): Part IV

    Ensemble: Sydney Alpha Ensemble. Conductor: David Stanhope.
    • Clocks.
    • ABC Classics ‎.
  • Hanne Hukkelberg

    Silverhaired

    • Trust.
    • Propeller Norway.
  • Ane Brun

    Show Me Heaven

    • Leave Me Breathless.
    • Balloon Ranger Recordings.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Cello Sonata In D Minor, Op.40: III. Largo

    Performer: Jamie Walton. Performer: Daniel Grimwood.
    • Cello Sonatas.
    • Sony Classical Records.
  • Steve Lawson

    To Hear With An Open Hand

    • PS, You Are Brilliant.
    • Self-released.

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