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Nigerian funk and fast-thinking chamber music

Nick Luscombe pans for gold in the nonstop stream of available music. With deep percussive grooves from Nigeria and a suite of chamber music created on the fly.

Nick Luscombe pans for gold in the nonstop stream of available music. 24-carat nuggets include a piece for prepared piano and analogue synth by Australian composer Anthony Pateras, deep percussive grooves from 1970s Nigeria by Ojo Balingo and a suite of chamber music created on the fly by violinist Fiona Brice, cellist Tony Woollard and composer/producer Jim Perkins. Their project began as an antidote to the sometimes laborious academic tradition of composing, scoring, revising, rehearsing, recording, editing and producing music. Instead each piece was created without score or prior preparation, relying on instinct, discussion and collaboration, with a focus on capturing the energy and essence of an idea whilst it is still fresh.

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

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Conan Osíris

    Telemóveis

    • Portugal Eurovision entry 2019.
  • Pinduca

    Pai Xango

    • Jambu E Os Miticos Sons Da Amazonia.
    • Analog Africa Germany.
  • Hackney Colliery Band

    Mm Mm (feat. Angélique Kidjo, Roundhouse Choir & Angelique Kidjo & Roundhouse Choir)

    • Collaborations Vol. 1.
    • self-release.
  • Cenes

    Approaching

    • Carried.
    • Bigo and Twigetti.
  • Junko Ueda

    Ôhara-Gokô

    • Japon : L'épopée des Heike.
    • VDE-Gallo Records.
  • Golden Core

    Hrafnaspá

  • Sissy

    Sail And Rail

  • Ojo Balingo (Juju Master)

    Gbeda Lonro Koko Lagbala

    • Afrotunes Best Of Juju Vol. II.
    • BBE.
  • Anthony Pateras

    The Sound Sings The Speed

    • IMM015: Collected Works Vol. II (2005​-​2018).
    • IMMEDIATA.
  • The Young Ones Of Guyana

    Liquidator

    • On Tour.
    • Rampy.
  • Hatis Noit & Kevin Martin

    Saisho No Arashi

    • Late Junction Collaboration Session.
  • Jameszoo

    (flake)

    Orchestra: Metropole Orkest. Conductor: Jules Buckley.
    • Melkweg.
  • Foat

    Driftin

    • The Mage.
    • Athens Of The North.
  • Fire! Orchestra

    Dressed in Smoke. Blown Away

    • Arrival.
    • Rune Grammofon.
  • Trond Kallevåg Hansen

    Flukt

    • Bedehus & Hawaii.
    • Hubro.

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