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A Ukrainian piano prophet and Hindustani harpsichord

Verity Sharp presents new music by Ukrainian ‘prophet of the piano’ Lubomyr Melnyk.

Lubomyr Melnyk’s continuous, cascading style of composing revels in the rich harmonic possibilities of the piano. Verity previews the ‘prophet of the piano’s’ new album released to mark his 70th birthday.

More new music comes courtesy of prolific Spanish producer and composer Raül Refree, and Yama Warashi, the Bristol based brainchild of Japanese artist and musician Yoshino Shigihara.

Elsewhere on the programme, Sarah Angliss evokes a London tree canopy using recorder and electronics, and Hindustani music meets the harpsichord in William Hamilton Bird’s 18th century transcriptions of traditional Indian music.

Produced by Freya Hellier for Reduced Listening.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Lady Vendredi

    What Time It Is

    • The Passion of Lady Vendredi.
    • Tears In The Rain Records.
  • Antti Paalanen


    • Breathbox.
    • Sibarecords.
  • Colleen

    Winter Dawn

    • A Flame My Love, A Frequency.
    • Thrill Jockey.
  • Refree

    Fandangos Negros

    • la otra mitad.
    • Tak:Til.
  • Buyepongo

    Por La Vida

    • Por La Vida.
    • Names You Can Trust.
  • Jac Berrocal, David Fenech & Vincent Epplay

    Ice Exposure

    • Why.
    • Blackest Ever Black.
  • Eric Chenaux

    There's Our Love

    • Slowly Paradise.
    • Constellation.
  • Sarah Angliss

    You Taught Me How To See The Crows

    • Ealing Feeder.
    • Not On Label (Sarah Angliss Self-released).
  • William Hamilton Bird

    II. Rekhtah: Sakia! Fusul Beharust

    Performer: Jane Chapman.
    • The Oriental Miscellany: Airs of Hindustan.
    • Signum Classics.
  • Efrén López, Stelios Petrakis & Bijan Chemirani

    Sîn Û Zer (Blue and Yellow)

    • Taos.
    • Buda Musique.
  • Rhys Chatham & Ghédalia Tazartès

    Jardin de Simone

    • Paris, September 2018.
  • Baby Dee

    I Am A Stick

    • I Am A Stick.
    • Tin Angel Records.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Improvisation on Partita in B flat major BWV 825

    Composer: Michael Gees.
    • Bach - Mendelssohn - Metamorphosis.
    • Challenge Classics.
  • Yama Warashi

    Set Fire To The Village

    • Boiled Moon.
    • Small Pond.
  • Jason Yarde, DENNIS BOVELL, Hannah Catherine Jones & Anthony Joseph

    Luke Meets the Great Bandit Uptown

    • Late Junction Session.
  • Cath & Phil Tyler

    Talk About Suffering

    • The Ox and the Ax.
    • Thread Recordings ‎.
  • Lubomyr Melnyk

    Son of Parasol

    • Fallen Trees.
    • Erased Tapes.
  • Bridget Hayden

    Don't Knock On My Door

    • Pure Touch Only From Now On, They Said So.
    • Early Music.


  • Tue 4 Dec 2018 23:00

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