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Theon and Nathaniel Cross, Lafawndah and Valentina Magaletti in session

Two duos come together to make new music for Late Junction’s collaboration session. Plus slow-motion glitch jazz and music inspired by Hungarian architecture. With Nick Luscombe.

Two duos come together to make new music for Late Junction’s next collaboration session.

Devotional pop polymath Lafawndah makes music that is neither imperial or local but a freedom of movement. Live, she shares a stage with the inimitable percussive force that is Valentina Magaletti, best known for her work with her bands Tomaga and Vanishing Twin. For this session Lafawndah explores vocals and live FX processing, whilst Valentina raids the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s percussion cupboard to create an expansive rhythmical palette including timpani, bongos and kit.

Brass-playing brothers Theon and Nathaniel Cross form the second duo. Tuba player Theon plays with the revered jazz-meets-afro-futurism group Sons of Kemet. His trombone-playing brother Nathaniel is about to release his first solo EP and has toured with Macy Gray and grime star Kano.

As soon as the recording light went on the chemistry was instant, the four players each finding their space with little navigation. The result was an exhilarating half hour of exploration, integration and imagination.

Also in the show, slow-motion glitch jazz from downtown New York, music inspired by Hungarian brutalist architecture, by Art of the Memory Palace, and a new piece by Australian performer and sound artist Alexandra Spence. Presented by Nick Luscombe.

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

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Federico Ughi, Daniel Carter, Tobias Wilner & Djibril Toure

    Canal Street (Wire mix)

    • The Wire Tapper 49.
  • Fairuz

    Ana Indi Hanine

    • Wahdon.
    • Zida.
  • Gabriel Scotti

    Le fuseau, la navette et l'aiguille

    • La fabrique des contes.
    • Word and Sound.
  • Lafawndah, Valentina Magaletti, Theon Cross & Nathaniel Cross

    Marginal Dragons

    • Late Junction Collaboration Session.
  • Lafawndah, Valentina Magaletti, Theon Cross & Nathaniel Cross

    Keys To The Dance

    • Late Junction Collaboration Session.
  • Keith Tippett

    The Pool

    • The Unlonely Raindancer.
    • Universe Productions.
  • Max de Wardener

    Amber

    • Kolmar.
    • Village Green.
  • Alexandra Spence

    Waking, She Heard The Fluttering

    • Waking She Heard The Fluttering.
    • Room40.
  • Lafawndah, Valentina Magaletti, Theon Cross & Nathaniel Cross

    The Portuguese Boy

    • Late Junction Collaboration Session.
  • DJ Marcelle/Another Nice Mess

    Hippies Use Side Door

    • One Place For The First Time.
    • Jahmoni Germany.
  • Azymuth

    Castelo (Version 2)

    • Demos (1973-75) Vol. 2.
    • Far Out Recordings.
  • Art of the Memory Palace

    Dusk at Trellick Tower

    • Dusk at Trellick Tower.
    • Static Caravan.

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