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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.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Thu 15 Feb 2018 23:00

Music Played

  • The Beacon Sound Choir

    Can't Wrap My Head Around It

    • Sunday Songs.
    • First Terrace Records.
  • Waclaw Zimpel

    Improvisation

    • Late Junction Collaboration Session.
  • Selda Bağcan

    Yuh Yuh

    • 40 Yılın 40 Şarkısı.
    • Majör Müzik.
  • Dai Fujikura

    Es

  • Forest Swords, Waclaw Zimpel & Belinda Zhawi

    Breath

    • Late Junction Collaboration Session.
  • Eric Chenaux

    Wild Moon

    • Slowly Paradise.
    • Constellation.
  • Sam Scranton

    Life - Vapor

    • High Quality Final Days.
    • Parlour Tapes+.
  • Lola De La Mata

    Harness Satin

    • BBC Introducing.
  • Shirley Collins

    Calvary Hill

    • The Ballad Of Shirley Collins.
    • Earth Recordings.
  • Forest Swords, Waclaw Zimpel & Belinda Zhawi

    Dzoka

    • Late Junction Collaboration Session.
  • Forest Swords, Waclaw Zimpel & Belinda Zhawi

    Mothership

    • Late Junction Collaboration Session.
  • Maalem Mahmoud Gania

    Shaba Kouria

    • Colours Of The Night.
    • Hive Mind Records.
  • Rodrigo Tavares

    A Raposa e o Corvo

    • Congo.
    • Hive Mind Records.
  • Joel Tammik

    Kõikjal

    • Eemal.
    • Ulmeplaadid.

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