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Tai Shani

Turner Prize nominee Tai Shani joins Verity Sharp to talk music and feminist sci-fi, including Appalachian folk and Belgian techno.

Turner Prize nominee Tai Shani is in the studio with some of the music that has inspired her work.

Published to coincide with the Turner Prize exhibition that opens later this month, Shani’s new book Our Fatal Magic comprises feminist sci-fi texts from her art installations, which anticipate a post-patriarchal future and feature characters as diverse as cubes of flesh and Neanderthal hermaphrodites. Her musical choices are no less varied, including Appalachian folk and Belgian techno.

Plus, Verity Sharp shares anarchic jazz from British band Pigfoot, whose new album compiles gleeful renderings of Burt Bacharach, Led Zeppelin and an Elvis/Wagner mashup, while Carl Stone’s latest release, Himalaya, blends Asian pop culture and atmospheric electronic textures.

Produced by Chris Elcombe.
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Music Played

  • Lilly Joel

    Today A Small Bird Died Due To Sadness (He Was 6 Years Old)

    • What Lies In The Sea.
    • Sub Rosa ‎.
  • Daniel Johnston

    The Story of An Artist

    • Don't Be Scared.
    • Stress.
  • Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh & Thomas Bartlett


    • Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh & Thomas Bartlett.
    • Real World.
  • Yatta


    • WAHALA.
    • PTP.
  • Pigfoot

    Dance of the Seven Veils

    • Pigfoot Shuffle.
    • Pokey Records.
  • Texas Gladden

    The Three Babes

    • Southern Journey Volume 2: Ballads And Breakdowns (Songs From The Southern Mount.
    • Rounder Records.
  • Ecstasy Club

    Jesus Loves The Acid

    • Jesus Loves The Acid.
    • Swordfish Records.
  • Laurie Spiegel

    Appalachian Grove I

    • The Expanding Universe.
    • Unseen Worlds.
  • Fairuz


    • Wahdon.
  • Debby Friday

    Treason (feat. Lana Del Rabies)

    • Death Drive.
    • Deathbomb Arc.
  • Samo

    Nya-Be And Yo Bon Maa (Southern Samo Dance Rhythms)

    • Burkina Faso: Rhythms Of The Grasslands.
    • Nonesuch ‎.
  • John Adams

    American Berserk

    Performer: Nicolas Hodges.
    • John Adams: Road Movies.
    • Nonesuch.
  • Robert Wyatt


    • EPs.
    • Hannibal Records.
  • Carl Stone

    Himalaya (with Akaihirume) (feat. Akaihirume)

    • Himalaya.
    • Unseen Worlds.
  • Lothar Ohlmeier, Rudi Fischerlehner & Isambard Khroustaliov

    A Simulation Of God As A Hypermassive Security Construct At The End Of The World

    • Hypertide Over Kiribati.
    • Not Applicable.


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