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Contains Strong Language

Elizabeth Alker with writer Helen Mort and musician Sophie Cooper as part of the spoken word festival 'Contains Strong Language'.

In collaboration with the BBC's spoken word festival 'Contains Strong Language', Elizabeth Alker features music inspired by poetry and talks to writer Helen Mort about her musical collaborations and how she uses landscape in her work. Composer and musician Sophie Cooper creates a brand new piece for Unclassified in response to Helen Mort's poem 'Struck', plus we have new music from Celtic harp player Maeve Gilchrist and tracks from Olafur Arnalds, Erland Cooper and Hayden Thorpe.

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Thu 1 Oct 2020 23:30

Music Played

  • Hayden Thorpe

    Spherical time

    • Domino.
  • Erland Cooper

    Noup Head

    • Phases.
  • Flora Curzon, Helen Mort & Bill Carslake

    The Singing Glacier

  • Einar Georg Einarsson, Hallgrímur Jónas Jensson, Karl Pestka, Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason, Ása Guðjónsdóttir & Ólafur Arnalds


    • Mercury KX.
  • Maeve Gilchrist

    The Harpweaver

  • Kinbrae / Clare Archibald

    Haul Into Being

  • Gigi Masin

    Your Name Is My Infinite

    • APOLLO.
  • Hvad / Pan Daijing

    Zhao Hua

    • PAN.
  • Aidan O'Rourke & Kit Downes

    They Were Sitting Against The Back Wall Of A Pub

    • Reveal Records.
  • Sophie Cooper


  • Jonas Bonnetta / Edwin Huizinga

    Palo Colorado Canyon

    • Idea of North Recordings.


  • Thu 1 Oct 2020 23:30

What is unclassified music?

What is unclassified music?

Elizabeth Alker introduces five of her favourite 'unclassifiable' pieces of music.