Forest Swords, Waclaw Zimpel, and Belinda Zhawi in session
Nick Luscombe presents the latest Late Junction collaboration session with electronic producer Forest Swords, Polish clarinettist Waclaw Zimpel and performance poet Belinda Zhawi.
Nick Luscombe presents the latest in the line of Late Junction collaboration sessions, in which musicians who have never met before get together in the BBC's Maida Vale studios to create spontaneous work in a day.
On this occasion our unlikely fearsome threesome was made up of electronic producer Forest Swords, improvising clarinettist Waclaw Zimpel, and performance poet Belinda Zhawi.
Also known as Matthew Barnes, Forest Swords is a Liverpool-born recording artist known for his emotional electronic music, blending appealing beats, looping guitar lines, manipulated samples, and dubby production. His collaborators to date have included How To Dress Well, Massive Attack, and Young Fathers.
Originally from Poland and musically educated in Germany, Waclaw Zimpel takes inspiration from his travels around the world. Recent projects have seen traditional music of India, Japan, and Morocco filtered through his ferocious free-jazz style.
Zimbabwean-born, London-based Belinda Zhawi is a writer, performer, and educator whose work often explores displacement, sexuality, gender, and intersectionality. She was the 2016/17 ICA Associate Poet and is currently working on her debut publication.
Produced by Alannah Chance for Reduced Listening.