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Adam Bohman, Oliver Coates and Laurie Tompkins in session

Adam Bohman, Oliver Coates and Laurie Tompkins join forces for this Late Junction collaboration session. Plus music inspired by churches and new sounds from Nairobi.

Consummate improviser and musical magpie Adam Bohman comes together with the arranger and cellist Oliver Coates and inventive multi-instrumentalist Laurie Tompkins, the founder of Slip records in this Late Junction collaboration session. Each an innovator in their own sphere, this trio have never worked together before but found common ground in their use of everyday items to make playful music. Over the course of a day at the BBC’s Maida Vale studios, they crafted several dynamic pieces with Oliver on cello and samples, Laurie on synth and lampshade, and Adam Bohman taking his bow to a huge variety of everyday objects from broken CDs to old loyalty cards, combs and metal rulers, not to mention a selection of text pieces based on Chinese takeaway menus.

Plus, Max plays music from Nairobi for the short of breath; we have a vocal hot potato written by Erin Gee for the TAK Ensemble, and an imaginary soundtrack inspired by the strange connection between the six Hawksmoor churches of London.

Produced by Alannah Chance.
A Reduced Listening Production for BBC Radio 3.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Sauti Sol


    • #NuNairobi - Kenya's music hub.
    • Outhere Records.
  • Oliver Coates

    Rise and Fall

  • Leo Abrahams, David Coulter & Sebastian Rochford

    One Day Band Vol 1

    • One Day Band Vol 1.
    • Trestle Records.
  • Vitalija Glovackytė

    Tender Volts

    • Far Away but Ever Closer: Young Lithuanian Composers Abroad.
    • miclithuania.
  • Gonzo

    Cantiga Parva

    • Ruído​(​s).
    • Discrepant.
  • Adam Bohman, Oliver Coates & Laurence Tompkins

    Late Junction Collaboration Session

    • Late Junction Collaboration Session.
  • Gard Nilssen

    Happy Hour For Mr. Sanders

    Ensemble: Bushman’s Revenge.
    • Et Hån Mot Overklassen.
    • Hubro.
  • Joe Meek

    Valley of the Saroos

    • I Hear A New World - The Pioneers of Electronic Music, An Outer Space Music Fant.
    • Cherry Red Records.
  • Caroline Shaw

    Limestone & Felt

    Ensemble: Attacca Quartet.
    • Orange.
    • Nonesuch.
  • Jambinai

    작은 위로가 있는 곳에 (Small Consolation)

    • ONDA.
    • Bella Union.

    The mausoleum

  • Erin Gee

    Mouthpiece 28

    Ensemble: TAK Ensemble.
    • Oor.
    • TAK editions.
  • Karim Khan

    Sindhi Rana

    • Karim Khan Langa.
    • Archives and Research Centre for Ethnomusicology (ARCE).


  • Thu 22 Aug 2019 23:00

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