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Late Junction Festival - O Yama O

Nick Luscombe relives the second of two nights at EartH in east London that formed the first Late Junction Festival. Tonight’s focus is Japanese folk-inspired O Yama O.

Nick Luscombe relives the second of two exhilarating nights at EartH in east London that formed the first ever Late Junction Festival. Tonight’s focus is O Yama O, founded by musician and artist Rie Nakajima and Keiko Yamamoto, the co-founder of London’s top experimental music venue, Cafe OTO.

Nakajima’s performance focuses on the use of found and kinetic objects, using modest items such as rice bowls, toys, clockwork, balloons and small motors as instruments to create a “micro orchestra”. Elements are layered into impressive and immersive atmospheres. Yamamoto alternately floats and charges through this with body and voice; chanting, incanting, thundering, whispering, stamping on the floor. For this special performance they are joined by Billy Steiger on violin, Marie Roux on drums and David Cunningham on electronics.

Plus, Nick throws in a preview of This Is Not This Heat’s live set which will be the focus of Thursday night’s show, as well as the usual absurdly eclectic mixture of music from across the globe.

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

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Music Played

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  • Suitman Jungle

    Do Anything

    • CURL Compilation Cassette.
  • This Is Not This Heat

    SPQR

    • Live at Late Junction Festival, 1st March 2019.
  • Bogdan Raczynski

    356 34h12

    • Rave 'Till You Cry.
    • Disciples.
  • Ahmet Aslan

    Değirmen Başında Vurdular Beni

  • COMANAVAGO

    King Of Kings (feat. Jolliff)

    • If You Think You're Hard Enough EP.
  • The Upsetters

    Dub Message

    • Message To The Nation.
    • Upsetter.
  • O YAMA O

    Yobu / Improvisation

    • Live at Late Junction Festival, 1 March 2019.
  • O YAMA O

    Banana

    • Live at Late Junction Festival, 1 March 2019.
  • O YAMA O

    Hebi

    • Live at Late Junction Festival, 1 March 2019.
  • O YAMA O

    Oni

    • Live at Late Junction Festival, 1 March 2019.
  • O YAMA O

    Iroha

    • Live at Late Junction Festival, 1 March 2019.
  • O YAMA O

    Kitsune

    • Live at Late Junction Festival, 1 March 2019.
  • The Flying Lizards

    Her Story

    • The Flying Lizards.
    • Virgin.
  • Sly & The Family Drone

    Votive Offerings

    • Gentle Persuaders.
    • Love Love Records.
  • Walter Feldmann

    Esquisse: Le Froid for Marimba and 14 instruments

    Performer: Jacqueline Ott. Ensemble: Collegium Novum Zürich. Conductor: Jonathan Stockhammer.
    • Grammont Sélection 9.
    • Pro Helvetia.
  • Tobias Reber

    Fall Term - Session 7

    • Introduction to Nonviolence I: Fall Term.
  • Dexuality Valentino

    A Darker Sky Of Diamonds (feat. Eunice Cazarez)

    • Not The 12 Inch 12 Inch Remix EP.
    • Jynnji Records.
  • Balkan Taksim

    Zalina

  • Buddy Peace

    Kit Buak

    • Golden Bangkok Guest.
  • Aupheus

    Thousand Armed Kannon

    • MEGALITH.
    • Strange Famous Records.

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