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Modern Love

Jennifer Lucy Allan sends a Valentine to the avant garde with a night of deconstructed love songs. Expect Tony Conrad, Abner Jay and lover’s rock from Sonya Spence.

Does the avant garde fall in love? Can you fall in love with a spoon? As couples across the country finish their Valentines dinner for two, Jennifer Lucy Allan settles in for two hours of the most unconventional takes on love that we can find. Expect odes to inanimate objects, love cassettes from Tony Conrad’s Four Violins, amorous country funk from Jim Ford, songs for the lonesome by one-man outsider band Abner Jay and lover’s rock from Sonya Spence. Luc Ferrari’s steamy Danses Organiques also makes an appearance, centring on a strange meeting between two girls and a tape recorder accompanied with spiralling musique concrete and his observations on ‘organ-ic’ music, possibly the most sexy piece of musique concrete ever put to tape.

Also tonight, Jennifer has democratic post-punk from Ut, a performance by the late cellist Charles Curtis and shimmering chords for the last Glaciation by Richard Skelton.

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

2 hours

Last on

Fri 14 Feb 2020 23:00

Music Played

  • Jenny Hval

    The Practice Of Love (feat. Laura Jean & Vivian Wang)

    • The Practice Of Love.
    • Sacred Bones Records.
  • Jenny Hval

    High Alice

    • The Practice Of Love.
    • Sacred Bones Records.
  • Will Guthrie

    Lit 1+2

    • Nist Nah.
    • Black Truffle.
  • Jim Ford

    I'm Gonna Make Her Love Me

    • Country Funk 1969-1975.
    • Light In The Attic.
  • Andaleeb M. Wasif

    ERAY DEWANAY NAY FITRAT HE AJAB PAEE HAI

    • Andaleeb M. Wasif.
    • Little Axe Records.
  • Crys Cole

    In Praise Of Blandness (Chapter IX)

    • Beside Myself.
    • Students Of Decay.
  • Throbbing Gristle

    Hot On The Heels Of Love

    • 20 Jazz Funk Greats.
    • Industrial Records.
  • Ut

    Mosquito Botticelli

    • In Gut's House.
    • Blast First.
  • Luc Ferrari

    Danses Organique 2

    • Danses Organiques.
    • Elica.
  • Luc Ferrari

    Danses Organique 3

    • Danses Organiques.
    • Elica.
  • Luc Ferrari

    Danses Organique 4

    • Danses Organiques.
    • Elica.
  • Jake Thackray

    Isabel Makes Love Upon National Monuments

    • Bantam Cock.
    • Columbia.
  • Svitlana Nianio & Alexander Yurchenko

    Untitled 1

    • Znayesh Yak? Rozkazhy.
    • Night School.
  • Charles Curtis

    Rice and Beans for Charles Curtis (2008)

    • Performances & Recordings 1998​-​2018.
    • Saltern.
  • Sonya Spence

    Apron

    • Give Love.
    • Roots & Culture Records.
  • Tony Conrad

    Four Violins

    • Four Violins (1964).
    • Table Of The Elements.
  • Jockstrap

    Acid

    • Acid.
    • Warp Records.
  • Richard Skelton

    III

    • LASTGLACIALMAXIMUM.
    • Corbel Stone Press.
  • Abner Jay

    I'm So Depressed

    • Man Walked On The Moon.
    • Mississippi Records.
  • Cat Stevens

    I Love My Dog

    • Matthew And Son.
    • Decca.

Broadcast

  • Fri 14 Feb 2020 23:00

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