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Sounds from Dirt Mounds and Dodgems

Verity Sharp shares music for intrepid listeners, from Anna Meredith’s bumper car beats to sounds of dirt mounds in Arizona. Plus a new soundtrack for a Gaelic fishing community.

Verity Sharp serves up another two hours of music for intrepid listeners. There’s bumper car beats from Anna Meredith, who has created an interactive sound installation using dodgems at Somerset House, and previously unheard recordings by legendary Bahamian guitarist Joseph Spence from 1965. There’ll be music made with dirt mounds, as well as rakes, shovels and the wind, from Arizonan musician Ryan Wade Ruehlen, and recordings from an Andean ritual in Peru marking the one year anniversary of the death of Mrs. Sofía Miranda de Bellido.

Plus Aidan O’Rourke’s new soundtrack for the film Iorram (Boat Song), the first cinematic documentary made entirely in the Gaelic language, which portrays fishing communities in the Outer Hebrides.

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

2 hours

Last on

Fri 16 Jul 2021 23:00

Music Played

  • Joseph Spence

    Out on the Rolling Sea

    • Encore: Unheard Recordings of Bahamian Guitar and Singing.
    • Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.
  • Thirsty Moon

    Big City

    • Strain, Crack & Break: Music From The Nurse With Wound List Volume 2 (Germany).
    • Finders Keepers Records.
  • Hankel Bellido

    Mamay Sofía

    • A Change of Mourning.
    • Death Is Not The End.
  • Hankel Bellido

    Campana a Media Noche

    • A Change of Mourning.
    • Death Is Not The End.
  • Dau


    • Zed Zed.
    • Phantom Limb.
  • Graham Lambkin


    • Solos.
    • Blank Forms Editions.
  • Anna Meredith

    Start engines

    • Bumps Per Minute.
  • Anna Meredith

    BPM 72

    • Bumps Per Minute.
  • Marcus Schmickler & Julian Rohrhuber

    Dedekind Cuts

    • Politiken Der Frequenz.
    • Editions Mego.
  • Falle Nioke & Ghost Culture


    • Badiare EP.
    • PRAH Recordings.
  • Amadou Binta Konté & Tidiane Thiam


    • Waande Kadde.
    • Sahel Sounds.
  • Aidan O’Rourke

    Fuadaichean nan Gaidheal / O Hó Hoireann ó, Tha Mi ann am Èiginn

    • Iorram (Boat Song) OST.
    • Reveal Records.
  • Kate Carr

    frictions (water meets sand in Dover)

    • dawn, always new, often superb, inaugurates the return of the everyday.
  • Time Cow & Giark


    • Glory.
    • Kullijhan Records.
  • Fernando Vigueras

    Arrullo, 2021

  • Henry Threadgill & Georgia Anne Muldrow

    Clear and Distinct (Georgia Anne Muldrow Remix)

    • Double Up Plays Double Up Plus.
    • Pi Recordings.
  • Romperayo

    Insurgentes carismáticos (llegaron los burros)

  • Gabriel Prokofiev & OpenSoundOrchestra

    1, 2, 3, 4, 6. 5

  • Gabriel Prokofiev & OpenSoundOrchestra

    Be Ready...

  • Ryan Wade Ruehlen

    Tethered Air Zones

    • Wooden Ox Or Barew Music.
    • Unsilent Desert Press.
  • Martin Bakero


  • Erlend Apneseth Trio


    • Lokk.
    • Hubro.
  • RhaD

    La chute dans le temps

    • Unexplained Sounds Group.
  • James Batty


    • Until I Set Him Free.
    • Blue Spiral Records.
  • Tia Blake And Her Folk-Group

    Turtle Dove

    • Folksongs And Ballads.
    • SFP.
  • Nova Materia


    • Xpujil.
    • Crammed Discs.
  • DEVO

    Jocko Homo

    • Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!.
    • Warner Bros. Records.


  • Fri 16 Jul 2021 23:00

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