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Nick Luscombe with Thiago Nassif

Composer Thiago Nassif introduces musical sounds from the rainforest of his native Brazil. Plus tracks from Lieven Martens Moana and Don't DJ.

Composer and guitarist Thiago Nassif introduces Nick to some wonderfully evocative musical sounds from the rainforest of his native Brazil. Growing up in the countryside around Sao Paulo, Nassif's first exposure to music was listening to the songs of the birds kept by his grandfather. His work has since incorporated and been influenced by a lot of natural sounds.

Also tonight, hear tracks from new age noise artist Lieven Martens Moana, environmental field recordist Jana Winderen, and exotic dance producer Don't DJ. Plus the premiere of a new, improvised piece of work by Roger Robinson, Mark Sanders, and Ben Vince to mark the one-year anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire, recorded at Maida Vale Studios in West London on June 14th 2018.

Produced by Jack Howson for Reduced Listening.

In midsummer week, Radio 3 enters one of the most potent sources of the human imagination. 'Into the Forest' explores the enchantment, escape and magical danger of the forest in summer, with slow radio moments featuring the sounds of the forest, allowing time out from today's often frenetic world.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Mari Kalkun

    Mõtsavele mäng (The Forest Brother Game)

    • Ilmamõtsan (In the Wood of the World).
    • Nordic Notes.
  • Thiago Nassif

    O Asco

    • Três.
    • Foom.
  • Roger Robinson, Mark Sanders & Ben Vince

    Survivor (For The Grenfell Survivors)

    • Late Junction Collaboration Session.
  • Lieven Martens

    Sinfonieta Amazonia: Small abstractions of the rainforest and the river. For Toru Takemitsu and Charles Ives.

    • Three Amazonian Essays.
    • Em Records.
  • Thiago Nassif

    Uirapuru Uairuru

    • Práxis - Ato 1 / Ato 2.
  • Johan Dalgas Frisch

    Aves Da Floresta Amazônica

    • A Ave, A Selva, A Melodia.
    • Sabiá.
  • Marlui Miranda

    Tchori Tchori

    • Ihu Todos Os Sons.
    • Pau Brasil.
  • Jocy de Oliveira


    • Fata Morgana.
    • Tratore.
  • Cicada

    White Forest

    • White Forest.
    • flau.
  • Lee Paterson

    Waterboatmen, Cley Marsh, Norfolk, July 2006

  • Harold Budd


    • The Serpent (In Quicksilver).
    • Les Disques Du Crépuscule.
  • Don't DJ

    Forest People Plot

    • Hyperspace Is The Place.
    • EM Japan.
  • Jana Winderen


    • Submerged.
  • Fairport Convention

    Flowers Of The Forest

    • Full House.
    • Island Records.


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