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