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Max Reinhardt with Samson Young’s Mixtape

Internationally acclaimed artist and composer Samson Young compiles a mixtape of sound pieces collected from fellow recordists and creatives in Hong Kong.

Internationally acclaimed, award-winning artist and composer Samson Young delivers the latest Late Junction mixtape, in which compilers are given thirty minutes of airtime to guide listeners on a sonic journey. Tonight we are taken to the place of his birth, Hong Kong, and to the very edge of the human voice, through sound pieces collected from local field recordists and sound artists.

Having studied music, composition and philosophy in Australia and the USA, Samson Young works primarily in the medium of audio, including sound art and radio plays. Last year he represented Hong Kong at the Venice Biennale, and produced a live radiophonic performance for Manchester International Festival, in collaboration with the BBC. The magazine Art Review says, ‘Samson Young exists in a moment when concept and reality touch’.

Elsewhere on the programme tonight, enjoy a visit to the Neolithic sites of the Maltese islands via the music of percussionist Renzo Spiteri.

Produced by Jack Howson for Reduced Listening.

Image credit: Samson Young, Landschaft (Rouen Cathedral (side garden) (slightly different position): Aug 22, 3:15pm-4:15pm, 2015. Ink, pencil, watercolour on paper. © Samson Young. Image courtesy the artist.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Charles Lloyd & The Marvels & Lucinda Williams


    • Vanished Gardens.
    • Blue Note.
  • Cipriano de Rore

    Calami Sonum Ferentes

    Performer: Jonathan Hering.
    • Carmina Chromatico.
    • Brawl Records.
  • Renzo Spiteri


    • Silence Sounds and Spaces.
    • Orange Dot Records.

    Hong Kong Night View (feat. MC.sirafu & Sansuke Yamada)

    • Souvenir.
    • 180g.
  • Samson Young's Late Junction Mixtape

    • Joyce Tang

      Gloucester Road

    • Lee Cheng

      Tram Ride On A Sunday Afternoon

    • Chuck Jordan

      Tobacco Song

      Music Arranger: Samson Young.
    • Vanissa Law

      Exhaled Rhyme

    • Russell Wallace


      Composer: Remy Siu. Singer: Russell Wallace. Singer: Justine Wallace.
    • Johannes Brahms

      Brahms String Quartet No. 1 Movement 1

      Ensemble: Yatpo Singers. Music Arranger: Samson Young.
    • Alex Yiu

      I Am Counting My Days On And On

  • Dur-Dur Band


    • Dur Dur of Somalia - Vol. 1, Vol. 2.
    • Analog Africa.
  • Sandy Denny

    It Ain't Me Babe

    • A Tree With Roots: Fairport Convention And The Songs Of Bob Dylan.
    • Universal Music.
  • Onyx Collective

    Eyes Closed

    • Lower East Suite Part Two.
    • Big Dada.
  • Stella Chiweshe


    • Kasahwa: Early Singles.
    • Glitterbeat Records.
  • Nina Simone

    Revolution, Parts 1 & 2

    • Revolution.
    • ‎RCA.
  • James Holden

    The Caterpillar's Intervention

    • The Inheritors.
    • Border Community.
  • Skadedyr

    Hage Om Kvelden

    • Musikk!.
    • Hubro.


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