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Nick Luscombe

Nick Luscombe celebrates the unsung female composers who were influential in shaping the course of Minimalism.

In the wake of a new documentary series on BBC 4 on the godfathers of minimalism, Nick Luscombe celebrates the 'godmothers of minimalism', the female composers who were influential in shaping the tenets of minimalism, while eschewing the term itself. Journalist and academic Louise Gray joins us to discuss the women often left out of the dominant narratives around the genre, including Pauline Oliveros, Eliane Radigue and Meredith Monk.

Plus a piece by Hany Mehanna, the 'organ king of Cairo', two tracks spanning the career of Ryuichi Sakamoto and an early tape composition by the University of Toronto's Electronic Music Studio made with a single drop of water.

Produced by Alannah Chance for Reduced Listening.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet

    Dreams

    • Landfall.
    • Nonesuch.
  • Ennio Morricone

    4 Mosche Di Velluto Grigio (Suite II)

    • 4 Mosche Di Velluto Grigio (Original Soundtrack).
    • Cinevox.
  • Station 17

    Dinge (feat. Andreas Spechtl)

    • Blick.
    • Bureau B.
  • Russell Haswell

    First In Man (Williams Mix)

    • Respondent.
    • Diagonal.
  • Meredith Monk

    The Tale

    • Dolmen Music.
    • ECM Records.
  • Pauline Oliveros

    A Love Song

    • The Well And The Gentle.
    • hat ART ‎.
  • Éliane Radigue

    Kyema (Extract)

    • Trilogie De La Mort.
    • Experimental Intermedia Foundation.
  • Nat Birchall

    Man From Varanasi

    • Cosmic Language.
    • Jazzman.
  • Billy Childish

    At Midnight I Will Say I Love You

    • Twisted Words: Volume One.
    • Finders Keepers Records.
  • Isophrénia

    Sons en forme de mots

    • Isophrénia (1er album).
  • Hugh Le Caine

    Dripsody

    • Electronic Music.
    • Folkways Records.
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto

    Island Of Woods

    • Thousand Knives Of.
    • Better Days.
  • Hany Mehanna

    دلع - Dala' (Coquetry)

    • The Miracles Of The Seven Dances.
    • Radio Martiko.
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto & Andy Stott

    Life, Life (Andy Stott Remodel)

    • Async - Remodels.
    • Commmons.

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