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Max Reinhardt with Nathan Salsburg

Max is joined by Nathan Salsburg, the curator of folklorist Alan Lomax's archive. Plus a trip to space in Judee Sill's Enchanted Sky Machines.

Max is joined by the curator of folklorist Alan Lomax's archive, Nathan Salsburg. Nathan shares his current favourites from the archive's treasure trove of folk music recorded around the world.

Plus a trip to space in Judee Sill's Enchanted Sky Machines, a song she wrote about the spacecrafts she imagined would take all the deserving people away to escape the apocalypse. Or if you prefer a more glittery vessel, cosmic adventurer Sun Ra offers an alternative with his jubilant track Rocket Number 9 Takes Off For The Planet Venus.

Bringing us back down to earth in a spiritual trance, a track from Chants mystiques d'Algérie by Berber musician Houria Aïchi. Plus composer and producer Anna Meredith's Concerto for Beatboxer and Orchestra highlights the capabilities of the human voice box as an instrument.

Produced by Rebecca Gaskell for Reduced Listening.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Ennio Morricone

    The Ecstasy of Gold

    Performer: Carolina Eyck.
    • THEREMIN AND VOICE.
    • Self-Released.
  • Houria Aïchi

    Les Pèlerins

    • Chants Mystiques d'Algérie.
    • Accords Croisés.
  • Judee Sill

    Enchanted Sky Machines

    • Live In London: The BBC Recordings 1972-1973.
  • Glenn Branca

    Symphony No.3 (Gloria), Third Movement

    • Symphony No.3.
  • Cosmo Sheldrake

    Hocking

    • BBC Introducing.
  • The Sun Ra Arkestra

    Rocket Number Nine Take Off For Planet Venus

    • Interstellar Low Ways.
    • El Saturn Records.
  • Sid Hemphill

    The Carrier Line

    • The Devil's Dream.
    • Mississippi Records.
  • Belton Sutherland

    I Have Trouble

    • Alan Lomax Archive.
  • The United Sacred Harp Musical Association

    Hallelujah

    • 56th Annual United Sacred Harp Musical Association Convention, Corinth Baptist C.
  • Ernestine Oliver and Group

    Getting Late In The Evening

    • Alan Lomax Archive.
  • Björk

    Aurora

    • Vespertine Live At Royal Opera House [DVD].
    • One Little Indian.
  • Hertz Infrasound Project

    Aurora Frequency 1600

  • Anna Meredith

    Concerto for Beatboxer and Orchestra (New Music Biennial) [Live]

    Orchestra: Southbank Sinfonia. Conductor: Gerry Cornelius.
    • CONCERTO FOR BEATBOXER AND ORCHESTRA.
    • NMC.
  • Wendy Flower

    Skyways

    • New.
    • Rompytown Records.
  • Mary Lattimore

    Hello From the Edge of the Earth

    • Hundreds of Days.
    • Ghostly International.

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