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Verity Sharp

On the eve of the first ever solo Picasso exhibition at Tate Modern, the painter is an inspiration for the musical choices tonight.

On the eve of the first ever solo Pablo Picasso exhibition at Tate Modern, the painter, sculptor, ceramicist, poet, and playwright is an inspiration for several of Verity's musical choices tonight. Travel with her to 19th century Spain, to pre-war Paris, and to the world of surrealism.

Also featured on the programme are contemporary multi-disciplinary artists playing with aesthetic, abstract, and avant-garde approaches to sound and music-making. These include Ryoko Akama, Yas Clarke, Claire Tolan, and Anna Zaradny.

Produced by Jack Howson for Reduced Listening.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Exploded View

    Summer Came Early

    • Summer Came Early EP.
    • Sacred Bones Records.
  • Forest Swords


    • Tri Angle Records.
    • Engravings.
  • Grainne Mulvey

    Phonology Garden

    Singer: Elizabeth Hilliard.
    • Sea to the West: Contemporary Music for Voice.
    • Metier.
  • Julie Murphy

    The Unquiet Grave

    • Lips No Longer Wet with Wine.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Pieces de Clavecin: Suite in D Minor - Major: I. Les Tendres Plaintes

    Performer: Tzimon Barto.
    • A Basket of Wild Strawberries: A Selection of Keyboard Works by Jean-Philippe Ra.
    • Ondine.
  • Yas Clarke

    The Decisive Forest

    • Palm Oil.
    • Self-Released.
  • Coleman Hawkins


    • Jazz-Club Tenor Sax.
    • Verve Records.
  • Unknown, Recorded by Walther Hennig

    Song From Malaga

    • Flamenco.
    • Folkways Records.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Pulcinella Suite: VII. Vivo

    Orchestra: Columbia Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Igor Stravinsky.
    • Stravinsky by Stravinsky.
  • Germaine Montéro

    Los Contrabandistas De Ronda

    • Canciones de Espana.
    • Vanguard.
  • Gwenno

    Tir Ha Mor

    • Le Kov.
    • Heavenly Recordings.
  • Holly Pester & Claire Tolan


    • Common Rest.
    • Test Centre.
  • Andrea Belfi


    • Ore.
    • Float.
  • dbh

    Guitar Limb

    • Mass.
    • Thread Recordings.
  • Connie Converse

    We Lived Alone

    • How Sad, How Lovely.
    • Squirrel Thing Recordings.
  • Ryoko Akama

    #18 ST

    Performer: Stefan Thut.
    • Places And Pages.
    • Another Timbre.
  • Ryoko Akama

    #24 RA-CM-ST-CA-CB-d'

    Performer: Christian Müller. Performer: Ryoko Akama. Performer: D'incise. Performer: Cyril Bondi.
    • Places and Pages.
    • Another Timbre.
  • Florconvenas

    eva +

    • ces.
    • Jeans Records.
  • The Caretaker

    Quiet Internal Rebellions

    • Everywhere At The End Of Time.
    • History Always Favours The Winners.
  • Can

    Evening All Day

    • The Lost Tapes.
    • Spoon Records.
  • Anna Zaradny

    Stop The Chaos

    • RE : EM.
    • Musica Genera / Bocian Records.


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