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Desert rock and Sir James MacMillan

Verity Sharp goes on a musical adventure of genre juxtaposition. Featuring Kel Assouf’s modern Tuareg sound and conductor Sir James MacMillan’s 60th birthday concerts.

Verity Sharp goes on a musical adventure of genre juxtaposition. Kel Assouf’s modern desert rock sound brings together a jazz drummer, an Ishumar guitarist and a rock-loving electronic producer. Conductor Sir James MacMillan starts the celebrations for his 60th birthday later this year with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and two special concerts. And film director and musician Jim Jarmusch reignites his duo with experimental lute player Jozef Van Wissem for a minimal record of subdued electronics, guitar drones and unadorned lute.

Produced by Rebecca Gaskell.
A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Wed 20 Feb 2019 23:00

Music Played

  • Gudrun Gut


    • Moment.
    • Monika Enterprise.
  • Kamala Sankaram

    Keeping The Look Loose

    Choir: Brooklyn Youth Chorus.
    • Silent Voices.
  • Eiko Ishibashi

    Iron Veil

    • The Dream My Bones Dream.
    • Drag City Records.
  • Kel Assouf


    • Black Tenere.
  • Saloli


    • The Deep End.
    • Kranky.
  • James McMillan

    A Child's Prayer

    Choir: The Sixteen.
    • Great British Choral Works.
    • Coro.
  • Angelo De Augustine


    • Tomb.
    • Asthmatic Kitty Records.
  • Sarah-Jane Summers

    The Spey Wife (Spåkone)

    • Owerset.
  • Sarah-Jane Summers

    Blether (Bladra)

    • Owerset.
  • Modern Nature


    • Supernature.
    • Bella Union.
  • Christina Kubisch

    Schall Und Klang

    Performer: Christina Kubisch.
    • Schall Und Klang.
    • Fragment Factory.
  • Ian Vine

    Still Piece I

    • still pieces.
    • self-release.
  • Jean Grae & Quelle Chris

    My Contribution To This Scam

    • Everything's Fine.
    • Mello Music Group.
  • Paisiel

    Cause Yourself To Rise, Gong

    • Paisiel.
    • Lovers & Lollypops.
  • Jozef van Wissem & Jim Jarmusch

    The Two Paths

    • An Attempt to Draw Aside the Veil.
    • Sacred Bones Records.
  • Jessica Pratt


    • Quiet Signs.
    • City Slang.
  • Steve Reich

    It's Gonna Rain

    Performer: Steve Reich. Singer: Brother Walter.
    • Live / Electric Music.
    • Columbia Masterworks.
  • Wacław Zimpel

    Breathing Etude

    Performer: Wacław Zimpel.
    • Lines.
    • Instant Classic.


  • Wed 20 Feb 2019 23:00

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