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.