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Gabriel Prokofiev presents Jonty Harrison's Late Junction mixtape

Gabriel Prokofiev presents a Late Junction mixtape from British electro-acoustic composer Jonty Harrison.

Composer and DJ Gabriel Prokofiev presents a Late Junction mixtape from his former teacher, fellow composer Jonty Harrison.

Prokofiev describes Harrison as 'one of the best living composers of electroacoustic music'.

While using tape recorders and other electronic processing techniques, Harrison's works often feature found sounds as their raw material - whether squeaking balloons, earthenware casseroles or cityscape sounds from Birmingham, where he has lived and worked since the early 1980s.

His mixtape reflects a deep connection with both early and modern classical traditions, as well as the work of his electroacoustic peers. It's seasoned with brief snatches of popular songs and source sounds from Harrison's private recording collection.

Produced by Chris Elcombe for Reduced Listening.

30 minutes

Last on

Fri 29 Dec 2017 00:00

Music Played

  • Richard Wagner

    Weia! Waga! Woge! Du Wellen

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Georg Solti.
    • Das Rheingold.
    • Decca.
  • Denis Smalley

    Pentes

    • Sources / Scènes.
    • Empreintes DIGITALes ‎.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Magnificat a 7. Deposuit potentes de sede

    Ensemble: The King's Consort. Conductor: Robert King.
    • Monteverdi: Vespers 1610.
    • Hyperion ‎.
  • Bernard Parmegiani

    Incidences / Résonances

    • De Natura Sonorum.
    • Editions Mego ‎.
  • Man Jumping

    Belle Dux On The Beach

    • Jumpcut.
    • Cocteau Records.
  • Francis Dhomont

    Studio De Nuit

    • Jalons.
    • Empreintes DIGITALes.
  • Animals as Leaders

    Kalimba

    • Animals as Leaders - Encore Edition.
    • Prosthetic.
  • Luciano Berio

    Sinfonia: Ill - In Ruhig Fliessender Bewegung

    Ensemble: New Swingle Singers. Conductor: Pierre Boulez. Orchestra: Orchestre national de France.
    • Sinfonia - Eindrücke.
    • Erato.
  • Pippa Murphy

    Caspian Retreat

  • Jali Nyama Suso

    Kelefa Ba

    • African Journey: A Search For The Roots Of The Blues Volume 1.
    • Sonet.
  • Hans Tutschku

    La joie ivre

    • Migration.
    • Arizona University Recordings.
  • Jonty Harrison

    Source recordings

  • Gde Purana

    Golden Rain (Hudjan Mas)

    • Golden Rain - Balinese Gamelan Music - Ketjak: The Ramayana Monkey Chant.
    • Nonesuch.
  • Vic Hoyland

    Vixen

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
    • In Transit/Vixen.
    • NMC.
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen

    Momente (Europa-­-Version)

    Performer: Jonty Harrison. Ensemble: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. Singer: Angela Tunstall. Ensemble: Choruses from the University of Birmingham and Birmingham Conservatoire.
    • BBC recording of Queen Elizabeth Hall performance, 11 November 1994.
  • The Beatles

    A Day In The Life

    • Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
    • Parlophone ‎.

Broadcast

  • Fri 29 Dec 2017 00:00

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