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Adam Cadell and Katariin Raska in session

Jennifer Lucy Allan presents a remote collaboration session between Australian fiddle player Adam Cadell and Estonian piper and saxophonist Katariin Raska.

Jennifer Lucy Allan presents an exclusive collaboration session, recorded remotely, between two artists who have never met: Australian fiddle player Adam Cadell and Estonian piper and saxophonist Katariin Raska.

Brisbane-based Adam Cadell is a fiddle player and writer interested in questioning the notion of the avant-garde. His influences are wide-ranging, having studied under the composer Henry Flynt and spent a period in West Africa studying one-stringed fiddles from Ghana and Senegal. His work is characterised by a sense of dissidence and a continual probing of the preconceptions around the violin.

Katariin Raska, based in Tallinn, has studied Estonian traditional music since she was 18, and has a special interest in choral and wind-based orchestral music. Her main instruments are jaw harp, soprano saxophone and Estonian bagpipes, and her music brings influences from traditional music into the setting of free improvisation and extended playing techniques.

Elsewhere in the show there’s Welsh dub from Llwybr Llaethog, experiments in gamelan-infused guitar music from John Cale, and acid-fried dancehall from Jamaican vocalist RDL. Plus we plunge headlong into spring with close-up recordings of Slovakian birdsong recorded by Izabela Dłużyk, who has been blind since birth, as well as South African jazz from The Ibrahim Khalil Shihab Quintet, from their overlooked debut album Spring.

Produced by Katie Callin
A Reduced Listening Production for BBC Radio 3

2 hours

Last on

Fri 19 Mar 2021 23:00

Music Played

  • John Fahey

    When The Springtime Comes Again

    • Death Chants, Break Downs & Military Waltzes.
    • Takoma.
  • Llwybr Llaethog

    Bwled Dub

    • Dub Cymraeg​/​Welsh Dub.
    • Neud Nid Deud.
  • Ariel Kalma


    • French Archives Vol. II.
    • Black Sweat Records.
  • Helena Celle's Imaginal Designs

    Give My Dance

    • Copy Music.
    • Outlet Archive.
  • Izabela Dłużyk

    Trumpeters At Sunrise

    • Soundscapes of Spring.
    • LOM.
  • Katariin Raska and Adam Cadell

    Across The Seasons (Late Junction Collaboration Session)

  • Matthew E. White & Lonnie Holley

    This Here Jungle of Moderness/Composition 14

    • Broken Mirror: A Selfie Reflection.
    • Spacebomb Records.
  • Andy Popperwell

    Silent Soundwalk

  • Lena Platonos

    Hope Is The Thing With Feathers

    • Hope Is The Thing With Feathers.
    • Amour Records.
  • Varg2 & VTSS


    • V​/​A - Intermission.
    • Unsound Festival.
  • Katariin Raska / Adam Cadell

    32 F 32 C part 1

  • Katariin Raska / Adam Cadell

    32F 32C part 2

  • Katariin Raska / Adam Cadell

    Sub-Tropic Baltic

  • Balkhar Ensemble

    Jocular Song of Matchmaking

    • Lakku Balai: Songs of Lak People, Dagestan / Russia.
    • Antonovka Records.
  • Holly Herndon / Maria Arnal

    Cant de la Sibil·la

    • Fina Estampa.
  • Tashi Wada

    March 2007

    • Duets.
    • Saltern.
  • 三上寛

    I'm The Only One Around

    • I’m The Only One Around.
    • Black Editions.
  • RDL x Smurphy

    DesertK&QLove Riddim

    • Streets.
    • Duppy Gun.
  • John Cale

    Stainless Steel Gamelan

    • New York In The 1960s.
    • Table of the Elements.
  • The Ibrahim Khalil Shihab Quintet


    • Spring.
    • Matsuli Music.
  • Amanaz


    • Africa.
    • Zambia Music Parlour.


  • Fri 19 Mar 2021 23:00

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