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A tribute to Swedish folk music from sax player Jonas Knutsson and guitarist Johan Norberg and a Your 3 Choice featuring Rani Tytingvag, Food and Scorch Trio, plus elegant gamelan degung music from Java and songs from Romanian legend Maria Tanase.

Introduced by Fiona Talkington.

Fiona Talkington unveils KTU: Finnish accordionist Kimmo Pohjonen's latest collaboration with Trey Gunn and Pat Mastelotto from King Crimson, along with Samuli Kosminen. And there are songs from John Tams and from Parisian artist Eglantine Gouzy, as well as Arvo Part's latest release, Lamentate.

David Sylvian talks to Fiona Talkington who plays songs from his new album Snow Bourne Sorrow; plus John Fahey's The Waltz that carried us away and then a Mosquito came and ate up my Sweetheart; Polish singer Maya Kleszcz; and Turkish percussionist Okay Temiz.

Fiona Talkington returns with music from the Christian Wallumrod Ensemble recorded at the Spitz in London, plus tracks from Bill Bruford, Sweet Billy Pilgrim, and a Cat's Love Song from Vladiswar Nadishana.

Verity Sharp presents Night soundscapes from composer Paul Lansky; introspective acoustic arrangements by Berlin based FS Blumm and the Yugoslavian Gypsy Brass Band.

Music from three very different singers from America: Mahalia Jackson, Precious Bryant and Lisa Germano. Plus, the rich fusion of Acoustic Ladyland. Presented by Verity Sharp.

Verity Sharp features the Californian one-man acoustic outfit Six Organs of Admittance; Bjork's film score to 'Drawing Restraint 9'; and classic Congolese rumba from the 1960s.

Verity Sharp presents songs from Seattle-based Laura Veirs, a former geologist; Beethoven played by pianist Alfred Brendel; and Armenian love songs played by Djivan Gasparyan on the duduk, the country's national instrument.

Verity Sharp with music from the Scottish Highlands and Islands played by the group Dòchas. Plus new material from Smog, and a Hindu devotional song, or Bhajan, by the Indian master Ajoy Chakrabarty.

Verity Sharp presents a tribute to Blind Willie Johnson by guitarist Martin Simpson, and Gorecki's Totus Tuus in a new recording by The Sixteen. Plus, laments by the Greek clarinettist Petroloukas Chalkias recorded in the mountains of Epirus, and Russian singer Elena Frolova with the songs of Marina Tsvetaeva.

Verity Sharp with the extraordinary diatonic accordion playing of Norbert Pignol, and songs from Brian Eno's imminent new release Another Day on Earth. Plus the brilliant Vietnamese musician Trân Quang Haï plays the Jew's Harp, and Iranian group Jahle perform a lullaby recorded on the Persian Gulf.

Ballak退 Sissoko plays the West African kora, Amjad Ali Khan plays the Indian sarod, and Roy Bailey sings The Four Loom Weaver. Plus 18th-century English organ music from the church of St Matthew's Westminster.

Introduced by Verity Sharp.

Verity Sharp features the Breton harp of Alan Stivell, the Spanish harp of Andrew Lawrence King and the South Indian mandolin of U Shrinivas.

Verity Sharp features music by Louis Andriessen played by Italian ensemble Sentieri Selvaggi and Bach's unaccompanied violin music performed by Helene Schmitt.

Introduced by Verity Sharp. Christopher Riley plays piano versions of songs by Radiohead, Antonello Salis plays his own tunes on a prepared piano, and Gai Toms sings a Welsh ballad.

Verity Sharp's late night mix includes the Soweto Gospel Choir, the qawwali singing of Asif Ali Khan and tracks from Osaka Bridge; a Bill Wells and Maher Shalal Hash Baz collaboration.

Live from the Fruitmarket in Glasgow, Verity Sharp hosts a special programme of words and music reflecting the range of Radio 3's output over the last 60 years. With live music from The Perfect Houseplants and I Fagiolini. Plus specially-commissioned poetry to mark the anniversary.

Verity Sharp spotlights music from the icon of German electronic music, Hans Joachim Roedelius. Plus Avocet, from Bert Jansch's 1978 album, and EJ Moeran performed by the Maggini String Quartet.

Verity Sharp presents music by Benny Goodman, Sufjan Stevens, and tracks from Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick's new album Straws in the Wind.

Featuring the addictive collages of The Books, the unmistakable voice of Michael Hurley, music by Monteverdi and - from the Central Asian Republic of Kyrgyzstan - Tengir Too. Presented by Verity Sharp.

Verity Sharp presents selections from the artist formerly known as Chris Clark; Scarlatti played by Murray Perahia; and a collaboration between John Renbourn and Robin Williamson. Plus, music from the Istanbul Oriental Ensemble.

Shaheera Asante's selections include new music from Czech violinist and vocalist Iva Bittova, plus thinking songs from the Central African Republic. Also Bartok's Three Hungarian Folksongs from the Csik District, for solo piano.

Shaheera Asante features music from Hamburg-based ensemble Elbtonal Percussion, plus Sudanese vocalist and oud player Abdel Karim El Kabli. There's also a recording of Gavin Bryars' Alaric I or II for saxophone quartet.

Featuring Nigerian highlife from Victor Olaiya and Cardinal Rex Lawson; an archive harmonium improvisation by Greek-Armenian mystic GI Gurdgieff and Chris Watson's recording of an Icelandic glacier. Presented by Shaheera Asante.

Shaheera Asante introduces music from Malian duo Amadou and Miriam, Norwegian pianist Christian Wallumrod - plus Alice Coltrane's 1970 recording Journey in Satchidananda featuring saxophonist Pharoah Sanders.

A wide-ranging selection of music from off the beaten track, including Indonesian gamelan music , melhoun music from Morocco, and electronics from Christian Fennesz.

Verity Sharp with an eclectic selection of tracks, including the Nashville Bluegrass Band, Irish banjo virtuoso Eamonn Coyne, and Pakistani qawwali singers Sher Ali and Mehr Ali.

Verity Sharp introduces music including trumpeter Jon Hassell with guitarist Ry Cooder, Kenyan musician Kakai Kilonzo, and traditional Iranian music.

Verity Sharp presents music from the distinctive Malian singer Nahawa Doumbia, dirt-road breakbeat blues from Buck 65, and new recordings of English songs by Martin Carthy.

Fiona Talkington spotlights György Ligeti's Artikulation for electronics; while his son, percussionist Lukas Ligeti, joins up with guitarist Raoul Bjorkenheim. Plus music recorded at JazzBaltica in the Salzau Palace Gardens in Germany, and by Harold Budd.

Fiona Talkington features music from Australian band The Necks, and a version of Arvo Pärt's Spiegel im Spiegel for clarinet and piano. Plus L'Arpeggiata perform music by 17th-Century Italian composer Giovanni Kapsberger.

Fiona Talkington celebrates Steve Reich's 70th birthday; plus music from accordionist Markku Lepisto and singer Maria Joao.

Fiona Talkington returns with sounds from a new album by multi-instrumentalist Stephan Micus, plus Toru Takemitsu's elegant In an Autumn Garden for gagaku orchestra. Pianist Keith Jarrett plays Shostakovich and Kraftwerk pay homage to Schubert.

Music from upcoming Senegalese singer Daby Balde; the piano of Tord Gustavsen, plus a visit to the extraordinary sound world of sampling experimentalists The Books. With Verity Sharp.

Keith Jarrett plays Bach, and the latest from Indonesia's SambaSunda, taking the gamelan orchestra into the 21st Century. With Verity Sharp.

Verity Sharp's selection includes a look back at the career of Spanish virtuoso guitarist Paco de Lucia, mbira thumb piano music from Zimbabwe, and the miniature masterpieces of Moondog.

Verity Sharp features music to celebrate the father of minimalism Steve Reich's birthday; plus tracks from the latest AfroCelt Sound System album.

Verity Sharp's selections include male voice choral music from Georgia, piano music by Henry Cowell, latin jazz from Eddie Palmieri and his Orchestra, and Arvo Part's Pilgrim Song.

Fiona Talkington meets shakuhachi player Clive Bell in the studio and plays Thorson and Thurber in a new recording of Adrian Jack's Oriental.

Fiona Talkington celebrates Late Junction's 5th birthday with Arvo Part's Tabula Rasa. Plus echoes of the first programme, including Catherine Lambert in Machaut's Puis qu'en oubli.

Robert Sandall features instrument builder Ellen Fullman and her Long String Instrument; guitarist and bluesman Kelly Joe Phelps; and music for two violins by B退la Bartók.

Robert Sandall introduces Georgian polyphony from the Rustavi Choir and Bang on a Can's arrangement of Brian Eno's Music for Airports. Plus, the late piano works of Brahms and a studio collaboration between electronics duo Spring Heel Jack and minimalist rock band Low.

Robert Sandall's selections include tracks from Jonny Greenwood's solo album Bodysong, Cuban bolero from Teresa Vera and Lorenzo Hierrezuelo, and Electric Counterpoint by Steve Reich.

Robert Sandall introduces Frank Zappa compositions arranged for violin and piano, plus a live recording by the accordion and reeds duo of Richard Galliano and Michel Portal. There's also music from the Rabindra Sangeet, the body of songs left by Rabindranath Tagore.

Verity Sharp introduces Brazilian Seu Jorge performing Elvis Presley, and more off-kilter cover versions from Cat Power and Trio Sonnerie with chamber music from 17th-century England.

Ensemble Organum singing plainchant and early polyphony from the Gradual of Eleanor of Brittany, the nimble fingerwork of Dutch harpsichord virtuoso Gustav Leonhardt, and LA-based composer Akira Rabelais found sounds and field recordings of traditional Icelandic acapella laments.

Verity Sharp introduces a session from Nickel Creek, a trio from California who draw on their bluegrass roots, but get creative with their acoustic line up of guitar, mandolin, bass and violin.

Plus, music from Cape Verde, and a treat from DJ Food's 1999 album Kaleidoscope.

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Fiona Talkington introduces music by David Sylvian and Burnt Friedman, along with Chinese zither music and music from Chechnya.

Fiona Talkington introduces award-winning group Kwadrofonik who play improvisations on Polish folk music, plus music from Yann Tiersen, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Messiaen.

Fiona Talkington introduces Finnish choir Ketsurat, music from Fennesz and Ryuichi Sakomoto, and throughout the week she'll be featuring zither music and French chansons.

20040212

Fiona Talkington introduces drummer Paal Nilssen Love with sax player Hakon Kornstad from their recent album Schlinger, as well as music from sarangi player Ram Narayan and tracks from Gary Husband's new CD Aspire.

20040419

Verity Sharp introduces the extraordinary Shibusashirazu Orchestra from Japan, plus songs from Okinawa with Yasukatsu Oshima and 'Haiku' for piano and electronics by Stephen Montague.

20040420

Sacred music from sixteenth century Italy by Jacquet of Mantua, dub, jungle, rai from Iraqi-French duo Aiwa, ambience from Daniel Biro's The Long Journey Home and more from Cretan lyra player Ross Daly recorded last month at the Union Chapel in London. With Verity Sharp.

20040421

Verity Sharp introduces music by American composer William Grant Still, songs from 17 century France by Michel Lambert, and tracks from The Kinnitty Sessions, the new album by Irish band Lúnasa.

20040422

Rahul Sharma plays the North Indian santoor, Mark Atkins blows the digeridoo and Hossam Ramzy strikes the Egyptian derbouka in Verity Sharp's late-night mix.

20040504

New music from Buena Vista Social Club's leading lady Omara Portuondo and R3 Awards for World Music nominees Huun Huur Tu. London Brass play François Couperin and also join the John Surman collaboration, Free and Equal. Plus look out for some of the lowest bass singing you'll ever hear from The Orthodox Singers Male Choir. Fiona Talkington presents.

20040505

With Fiona Talkington. In this shorter one hour edition there's more music from Youssou N'Dour's forthcoming album Egypt, plus Spanish guitarist Paco de Luca's impressive new release. There's also brass music today from Philip Glass's Koyaanisqatsi and one of the world's truly outstanding groups, Canadian Brass, play music by Giovanni Gabrieli.

20040506

Fiona Talkington presents the week's final show. There's more from the Chick Lyall/Joakim Milder collaboration and Belgium band Think of One. Canadian Brass jazz up Bach plus look out for the beautiful 2003 Tenebrae recording of the John Tavener composition Mother and Child. Also new music from the very gifted young Portuguese Fado singer, Katia Guerreiro.

20040510

Verity Sharp presents children's songs from Tanzania alongside tracks from David Byrne's recent album Grown Backwards. Plus music from Vinicius Cantuarias' new album Horse and Fish and 'Sterling's answer to Sun Ra' - Bill Wells.

20040511

More music from Tanzania mixed in with traditional songs and tunes from the Norfolk farm worker Harry Cox. Plus Paul Hindemith's In Einer Nacht played by pianist Bernhard Billeter' and Jolie Holland performs tracks from her new album Escondida in a special session for Late Junction.

Verity Sharp presents.

20040512

The weird world of Tom Ze collides tonight with music from ancient Greece. Plus music from Johnny Dowd, 18th-century Welsh music and poetry from Bragod. With Verity Sharp.

20040513

Tonight Verity Sharp plays music by Turkish ney master Omar Faruk Tekbilek and another track from Vinicius Cantuarias' new album Horse and Fish. Plus a rare outing for tracks from David Byrne and Brian Eno's ground breaking 1981 album My Life In The Bush of Ghosts.

20040601

Fiona Talkington with 14th Century festive music for the Visconti Court performed by Texan ensemble Istanpitta. Plus Norwegian electronic jazz duo Xploding Plastic perform tracks from their new album, Amateur Girlfriends in a specially recorded session.

20040602

In tonight's programme music from guitarist Eivind Aarset and tracks from the 1980 album The Plateaux of Mirror by Harold Budd and Brian Eno.

Plus the latest offering from Waterson Carthy.

With Fiona Talkington.

20040603

In tonight's programme Arvo Pärt's arrangement of My Heart is in the Highlands performed by David James. Plus music by Chicago based musician Greg Davis and tracks from Rebecca Hall's album Sunday Afternoon. With Fiona Talkington.

20040607

Verity Sharp with vintage Billy Bragg, music from Tuva courtesy of the groups Ay Kherel and Yat Kha, and the Rias Chamber Choir sing I Lost A Sock by Michael Gordon, Julia Wolfe and David Lang, otherwise known as Bang On A Can.

20040608

Verity Sharp features a North Vietnamese love song, a motet by William Byrd, music by Orlando Gibbons arranged by cellist Matthew Barley, and a song from Peru sung by Susanna Baca.

20040609

Verity Sharp introduces music rooted in the traditional music of Crete performed by Ross Daly and singer Spyridoula Toutoudaki, ambience from Mexico courtesy of Murcof and irresistible dance rhythms from Scotland played by the young piper Finlay MacDonald and his band.

Verity Sharp introduces music rooted in the traditional music of Crete performed by Ross Daly and singer Spyridoula Toutoudaki, ambience from Mexico courtesy of Murcof and irresistible dance rhythms from Scotland played by the young piper Finlay MacDonald and his band.

20040610

Verity Sharp with music by John Surman inspired by the landscape and history of Cornwall, the delicate work of singer songwriter Nina Nastasia, and pianist William Chapman Nyaho plays Nyaho by Joshua Uzoigwe, one of Nigeria's leading composers, a piece drawing on the traditional funeral music of the lgbo people.

20040614

Verity Sharp starts the week by sampling new albums from the State of Bengal vs Paban das Baul and bluesman Charlie Musselwhite, plus flamenco from Estrella Morente, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman, and Kristine Scholz and Mats Persson play Work for Two Pianists written in 1958 by Morton Feldman.

20040622

Tango music from the Finnish ensemble Avanti with singer Markus Allan, recorded at the recent Kaiku Finnish festival at London's Barbican, and tracks from mercurial blues guitarist Rainer Ptacek. Presented by Fiona Talkington.

20040623

Fiona Talkington features the definitive sound of Yes in 1970, Maria Joao Pires playing Chopin nocturnes and the tune that inspired Jan Garbarek to take up the saxophone.

20040624

Fiona Talkington takes a look at Belgian music both ancient and modern, along with Dennis Russell Davies's new recording of Valse Boston for piano and strings by Giya Kancheli.

20040628

Shaheera Asante presents a live session by Swedish-Senegalese duo Ellika and Solo, the Galician bagpipes of Susan Seivane and music from 18th-century Japan.

Fiona Talkington introduces the latest from multi-talented Norwegian Stian Carstensen and his new CD Backwards into the Backwood, plus soundtrack music by Greek composer Eleni Karaindrou, written for Theo Angelopoulos's new film The Weeping Meadow.

20040629

Fiona Talkington's focus on Iran includes the sound of pre-revolutionary vocal legend Googoosh and also exclusive field recordings made recently by Radio 3 in various parts of the country. Plus an outing for Terry Riley's A rainbow in curved air.

20040630

From Frank Zappa's Peaches en Regalia to a raga by Shenai maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan, Fiona Talkington presents a cornucopia of the unexpected.

20040701

Selected recordings from the career of Brazilian multi-instrumentalist Egberto Gismonti, Norway's Jaga Jazzist and Paul Horn's legendary flute improvisations recorded inside the Taj Mahal in 1968 are amongst Fiona Talkington's choices.

Selected recordings from the career of Brazilian multi-instrumentalist Egberto Gismonti, Norway's Jaga Jazzist and Paul Horn's legendary flute improvisations recorded inside the Taj Mahal in 1968 are amongst Fiona Talkington's choices.

20040802

Verity Sharp introduces cracking tunes from young Scottish traditionalists Keep It Up, medieval Finnish chant from Vox Silentii and music from Bill Frisell's new album Unspeakable.

20040804

Verity Sharp features Norwegian trumpeter Nils Petter Molvaer, powerful singing from Azerbaijan's Alim Qasimov and the soulful sound of the Armenian duduk.

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Verity Sharp with whispered song from Burundi, the piano music of Craig Armstrong, ambience from Russia courtesy of Stanislav Kreitchi and the Ensemble Cl退ment Janequin performing 16th century vocal music by Frenchman Claudin de Sermisy.

20040816

Fiona Talkington plays tracks by Norwegian band Cucumber. Also featured through the week are Anthony Rooley and the The Pre-Raphaelite Singers.

20040817

Fiona Talkington with field recordings from the Sahara regions of Mauritania, and a Rheinberger mass in A by the Ladies of the Renaissance Singers from Blackburn Cathedral.

20040818

Fiona Talkington with music from the Star Mountain Sessions by the Anglo-Hungarian jazz-folk ensemble Improvokation, plus Audun Kleive's Omaggodabl and Pearsall's Lay a Garland.

20040819

Fiona Talkington presents Turkish wedding dances, a ballad from the late John Kerr, and music for the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V sung by Chapelle du Roi.

20040824

Fiona Talkington with tracks from Pete Coe's album 'in paper houses' and Icelandic singer Bara Grimsdottir teams up with Chris Foster and John Kirkpatrick.

20040826

Fiona Talkington presents some early Arvo Pärt including his Collage über BACH, and the sound of many voices from Björk's latest album.

Fiona Talkington presents some early Arvo Pärt including his Collage über BACH, and the sound of many voices from Björk's latest album.

20040902

Verity Sharp with religious vocal music from the Bahamas recorded in 1965, Chris Watson's recording of a churchyard rookery in Embleton Northumberland, and Jacques Lejeune's electronic piece Two Glimpses of a Waking Garden (1983).

20040906

Verity Sharp with music by the Raymond Scott Quintet, harpist Zeena Parkins with the Tin Hat Trio, and Russian accordionist and vocalist Evelyn Petrova.

20040907

Tonight's programme includes traditional vocal music from Madagascar and Central Africa, chamber works by Giacinto Scelsi, and Brazilian psychedelia from Os Mutantes.

20040909

Verity Sharp's selections include male voice choral music from Georgia, piano music by Henry Cowell, latin jazz from Eddie Palmieri and his Orchestra, and Arvo Part's Pilgrim Song.

20040913

Fiona Talkington celebrates Late Junction's 5th birthday with Arvo Part's Tabula Rasa. Plus echoes of the first programme, including Catherine Lambert in Machaut's Puis qu'en oubli.

20040914

Fiona Talkington meets shakuhachi player Clive Bell in the studio and plays Thorson and Thurber in a new recording of Adrian Jack's Oriental.

20040915

Fiona Talkington with the mighty thunder of Joji Hirota and The Taiko Drummers, and the fragility of the treble voice in Michael Wise's masterpiece The ways of Sion do mourn.

20040916

Fiona Talkington with music for Rosh Hashanah, including the Song of Moses by Alia Musica, and the sound of Duo Roosemeyers and Friends. Plus a distant bell from Caroline Lavelle.

20040920

Fiona Talkington with more connections and contrasts heading into the night, including music by Zbiniew Preisner from his score for the film It's all about Love.

20040928

Verity Sharp introduces music including trumpeter Jon Hassell with guitarist Ry Cooder, Kenyan musician Kakai Kilonzo, and traditional Iranian music.

20040929

Verity Sharp with an eclectic selection of tracks, including the Nashville Bluegrass Band, Irish banjo virtuoso Eamonn Coyne, and Pakistani qawwali singers Sher Ali and Mehr Ali.

20040930

A wide-ranging selection of music from off the beaten track, including Indonesian gamelan music , melhoun music from Morocco, and electronics from Christian Fennesz.

20041004

Verity Sharp presents music from the distinctive Malian singer Nahawa Doumbia, dirt-road breakbeat blues from Buck 65, and new recordings of English songs by Martin Carthy.

20041005

Verity Sharp features New York-based folksters Animal Collective, Sufi music from Faiz Ali Faiz of Pakistan, and electronic music from legendary Norwegian composer Arne Nordheim.

20041006

Verity Sharp features music from Tunisian oud player Anouar Brahem, jaunty Turkish folk from Kardes Turkuler, and Armenian music played on the oboe-like duduk by Djivan Gasparian.

20041007

Featuring music from the Brazilian singer Vinicius Cantuaria, French musique concrète concomposer Bernard Parmegiani, and Alexander Knaifel's Lux Aeterna. With Verity Sharp.

20041011

Fiona Talkington is joined by one of England's most exciting young folk bands, Dr Faustus, for a live session in the studio. Plus a wide ranging selection of music on CD including Katia and Marielle Labeque playing Debussy's music for two pianos and master drummer Djamchid Chemirani on the Iranian zarb.

Fiona Talkington is joined by one of England's most exciting young folk bands, Dr Faustus, for a live session in the studio. Plus a wide ranging selection of music on CD including Katia and Marielle Labeque playing Debussy's music for two pianos and master drummer Djamchid Chemirani on the Iranian zarb.

20041012

Fiona Talkington revisits last year's extraordinary work I trawl the megahertz by former Prefab Sprout frontman Paddy McAloon, and also listens to Ingbrigt Haker Flaten's improvisation for double bass on Gershwin's I loves you Porgy, as well as Helge "Deathprod" Sten with his Imaginary songs from Tristan da Cunha.

Fiona Talkington revisits last year's extraordinary work I trawl the megahertz by former Prefab Sprout frontman Paddy McAloon, and also listens to Ingbrigt Haker Flaten's improvisation for double bass on Gershwin's I loves you Porgy, as well as Helge ""Deathprod"" Sten with his Imaginary songs from Tristan da Cunha.

20041013

Fiona Talkington explores a few of the more unusual musical collaborations of recent years, including John Tavener's Prayer of the Heart which he wrote for Björk, and some of Mercury prize nominee Robert Wyatt's lesser known guest appearances.

20041014

Fiona Talkington's selection for late night listening tonight includes fretless electric bass from the instrument's originator, Jaco Pastorius, the latest from guitarist Bill Frisell, fado and flamenco from the Iberian peninsular, and reb退tica from Greece.

20041018

Fiona Talkington introduces a new BBC commission for the BBC Concert Orchestra, Finnish group JPP and accordionist Maria Kalaniemi. Plus tracks from the new LP by Tom Waits.

20041019

Rare instrument specialist Thomas Bloch demonstrates the potential of the Ondes Martenot, one of the very earliest electronic instruments, tracks from the new solo CD Chiaroscuro by trumpeter Arve Henrikson, and Alexander Longquich with Messiaen preludes for piano.

Introduced by Fiona Talkington.

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Fiona Talkington's selection includes a look back at the career of German electrobassist Eberhard Weber, tracks from the new album by young English band Kerfuffle and traditional music for an Iranian member of the lute family, the tar, played by Daryoush Tala'i.

20041021

Fiona Talkington with music for late night listening including tracks from producer/ performer Daniel Lanois and electrozither maestro Andrew Cronshaw's new album Ochre, as well as Steve Reich's seminal work Music for 18 musicians.

20041025

Verity Sharp with recordings by double bassist Renaud Garcia-Fons, traditional Greek song in the rebetika style and music for 20 electric guitars by Canadian composer Tim Brady.

20041026

Verity Sharp with music by singer-songwriter Mugison and multi-instrumentalist Stefan Micus. Violinist Daniel Hope plays music by Ravi Shankar written in memory of Yehudi Menuhin.

20041027

Verity Sharp features Navajo song from New Mexico and Arizona, recordings by Brazilian multi-instrumentalist Hermeto Pascoal and Senegalese guitarist and singer Baaba Maal.

20041028

Verity Sharp features organist Wilhelm Krumbach playing Frescobaldi, Bob Brozman playing and singing the blues, a traditional song from Bob Davenport and uplifting tunes from Hungary.

20041108

Fiona Talkington explores newly-available treasures from Milken Archive of American Jewish music, and Michael Zev Gordon produces musical ripples from the prize-winning A Pebble in the Pond.

20041109

Jean-Luc Ponty plays Frank Zappa's Music for Electric Violin and Low Budget Orchestra, and Ensemble Charneyron sing Loyset Compère's Officium de Cruce. With Fiona Talkington.

20041110

Late evening listening with Fiona Talkington, featuring Brad Mehldau's take on Moon River, and Nigel Eaton on the hurdy-gurdy.

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Fiona Talkington looks ahead to the London Jazz Festival. Son House sings John the Revelator and the Kronos Quartet play Ben Johnson's String Quartet No 4, Amazing Grace.

20041115

Fiona Talkington presents performances of Exhortation and Kohima - John Tavener's setting of the famous words, "They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old" - sung by Polyphony under Stephen Layton. Plus, classic Jaco Pastorius in his Portrait of Tracy.

Fiona Talkington presents performances of Exhortation and Kohima - John Tavener's setting of the famous words, ""They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old"" - sung by Polyphony under Stephen Layton. Plus, classic Jaco Pastorius in his Portrait of Tracy.

20041116

Late evening listening live with Fiona Talkington in the week of the London Jazz Festival, with songs by Valentin Silvestrov, and Rabih Abou-Khalil's Fraises and Crème Fraîche.

20041117

Fiona Talkington presents tracks from Dual Pleasures 2, the new album from drummer Paal Nilssen-Love and sax player Ken Vandermark. Also on the show, John Holloway plays Biber, and Seb Rochford's Polar Bear play with Snow.

20041118

Fiona Talkington with music from Respectable Groove, Simon Holt's Eco-pavan, and some vintage Gavin Bryars including his Cadman Requiem.

20041123

Verity Sharp with sounds from Sardinia with Tenores di Bitti, Portguese fado from Cristina Branco, and songs from the fifteenth century by Guillaume Dufay.

20041124

Verity Sharp introduces vintage blues from Robert Johnson, dances from Quebec from Les Freres Brunet and David Lang's suite for percussion, The So-Called Laws of Nature.

20041125

Verity Sharp introduces Pacific percussion with Te Vaka, music for Chinese pipa played by Jiang Ting and a new voice in Indian classical song, Kaushiki Chakrabarty.

20041129

Verity Sharp's mix includes American gospel with the Dixie Hummingbirds, mbira spirit music by Zimbabwean singer Stella Chiweshe and 13th-century French sacred polyphony by Perotin.

20041201

Verity Sharp with classic tracks from the Carter family, jazz from the Amsterdam Klezmer Band and Melody Competition, a percussion piece by Evan Ziporyn.

20041202

Verity Sharp introduces Buddhist chant from Lama Karta, traditional music from Yemen and the songs of Norfolk farmer Harry Cox.

20041206

Fiona Talkington with winter sounds and seasonal blues, including a special commission from Dhafer Youssef recorded at the London Jazz Festival.

20041207

Fiona Talkington features John Law's The Coming, based on O Come, O Come Emmanuel, plus Hanne Hukkelberg recorded at the London Jazz Festival.

20050110

Tonight, the processed harp music of electro-acoustic composer Åke Parmerud meets the traditional harp music of Scotland and Verity Sharp previews the Celtic Connections festival.

20050111

Verity Sharp features differing takes on piano music by The Bad Plus, Joanna MacGregor and Michael Nyman, and Chris Wood's Listening to the River, a powerful soundscape.

20050112

Verity Sharp introduces music from Germany by Mouse on Mars, the Czech Republic by Iva Bittova, and the original version of Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet by Gavin Bryars.

20050113

Verity Sharp features steel guitar and renaissance lute from Gary Lucas and Jozef Van Wissem, plus Brian Eno and Mr McFall's Chamber with new arrangements of well-known tunes.

20050117

Verity Sharp presents the first of four programmes from the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow. Throughout the week, special guests will be dropping in to the studio to contribute to the usual rich mix of music from different places and eras.

Verity Sharp presents the first of four programmes from the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow. Throughout the week, special guests will be dropping in to the studio to contribute to the usual rich mix of music from different places and eras.

20050118

In tonight's programme, live from the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow, Verity Sharp will be joined in the studio by special guests, who will be dropping in to contribute to the late night mix.

20050119

Verity Sharp presents the programme from the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow. Special guests will be performing live in the studio alongside the usual rich mix of music.

20050120

In the final programme live from the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow, special guests join Verity Sharp to contribute to the usual rich mix of music.

20050124

Music from Pernamabuco and Venezuelan guitarist Jos退 Ismael Querales, and Gregorian chant mingles with the deeply spiritual music of North India as sitar player Ustad Nishat Khan meets Ensemble Gilles Binchois.

Plus, Verity Sharp dips into the music of the winners of Radio 3's Awards for World Music, which were announced on Saturday.

20050125

Classic English song from the Copper Family and Shirley Collins, the English Acoustic Collective recorded in concert recently at the National Portrait Gallery, plus Armenian dances played by the Shoghaken Ensemble, and music from Croatia. Presented by Verity Sharp.

20050127

Verity Sharp introduces highlights from last summer's Masters of Tradition Festival held at Bantry House in West Cork, including performances by fiddlers Martin Hayes and Liz Doherty, concertina player Mary McNamara and Uilleann piper Liam O'Flynn.

There's also a lullaby from Afghanistan, more from Matt Sweeny and Bonnie Prince Billy's new album Superwolf, and the final part of Dhafer Youssef's BBC commission recorded at November's London Jazz Festival.

20050131

Guest presenter Shaheera Asante features the music of the Garifuna people of Belize and the Steve Reich classic Electric Counterpoint played on electric guitar.

20050201

Shaheera Asante introduces songs in a rare language and an invented language. The Harp Consort sings in Guernesiais, the dialect of medieval Norman French spoken in Guernsey, and Julien Jacob, born in Benin and now living in Brittany, performs in his own African-influenced musical style and language.

Shaheera Asante introduces songs in a rare language and an invented language. The Harp Consort sings in Guernesiais, the dialect of medieval Norman French spoken in Guernsey, and Julien Jacob, born in Benin and now living in Brittany, performs in his own African-influenced musical style and language.

20050202

Shaheera Asante introduces music for healing, including the devotional Hindu chants of Krishna Das and the sounds of the Shamans of the Last Testament from Tiberkul in Siberia.

20050203

Shaheera Asante with a percussion piece by Iannis Xenakis, the sound of the Javanese gamelan, and the intricate rhythms of Bedouin coffee-grinders.

20050207

Guest presenter Shaheera Asante introduces music inspired by Iroquois traditions from Grammy-nominated artist Joanne Shenandoah, plus tracks from the vaults of Egrem studios in Havana.

20050214

Fiona Talkington returns to Late Junction with music for St Valentine's Day including Serge Gainsbourg's Pauvre Lola, a love chant from Bulgaria, Amon Tobin's Nightlife, Alison Krauss with Every Time you say Goodbye and tracks from the new album by the Tord Gustavsen Trio.

20050215

Lap steel meets Macedonian folk in the hands of Knut Reiersrud, Gabriel Fliflet and Ole Hamre. Plus, Nick Drake, World Standard and, ahead of his UK visits, Nils Okland on hardanger fiddle.

Presented by Fiona Talkington.

20050216

Fiona Talkington introduces accordion music from Poland with the Motion Trio, a children's song from Okinawa, Japanese musician Yuichiro Fujimoto and a new album from Pat Metheny.

20050217

Fiona Talkington includes Robert Fripp's Threnody for Souls in Torment, Valse misterioso from Veslefrekk featuring Arve Henriksen and Catalan band Clau de Lluna.

20050221

Fiona Talkington listens to David Sylvian's remixes of his album Blemish, blues from Robert Johnson, the new album Viaticum by EST, and polyphony from Palestrina and the Bibayak Pygmies of Gabon.

20050222

Fiona Talkington's late night selection includes Food's album Last Supper, Janacek's Our Father, Finnish singer Anna-Kaisa Liedes and Maitre Gazonga from Chad.

20050223

Fiona Talkington introduces cello music by David Darling from his album Dark Wood, the sound of the Mexican huapango, traditional music from Anatolia and Vivaldi's Stabat Mater.

20050224

Fiona Talkington presents Karin Rehnqvist's Herding Calls for two female voices and timpani, featuring Lena Willemark and Susanne Rosenberg; Antoine Busnois's In Hyrdaulis, performed by the Hilliard Ensemble; the legendary Woody Guthrie; and American blues meets Malian kora, with Taj Mahal and Toumani Diabate.

20050228

Verity Sharp with the music of Zimbabwe from Chartwell Dutiro and guitarist Christopher Morphitis. Plus, A Life (1895 - 1915) from singer-songwriter Mark Hollis' eponymous solo album of 1998, and excerpts from Speech Songs, the early synthesized voice experiments of Charles Dodge.

20050301

Verity Sharp introduces the Gangbe Brass Band of Benin, Mamar Kassey from Niger, American violinist Mark Feldman, and an excerpt from Stockhausen's Mantra for pianos and electronics.

20050302

Verity Sharp's selections include songs by Nick Drake and Tom Waits, taarab music from Zanzibar, a rare xylophone recording made in Uganda, and Steve Reich's Tokyo/Vermont Counterpoint for MIDI marimba.

20050303

Verity Sharp plays Congolese rumba from Wendo Kolosoy, traditional song from Chad and Burundi, and Russian composer Iraida Yusupova's Cadenza and Coda for cello, orchestra and tape.

20050307

Verity Sharp introduces Canadian electro-acoustic music from Gilles Gobeil and guitarist Ren退 Lussier, film music by Quincy Jones, and music for player piano by Belgian composer Godfried-Willem Raes.

20050308

Verity Sharp with music from Laurie Lewis with her Bluegrass Pals and Uzbek lutenist and singer Sevara Nazarkhan. Margaret Leng Tan plays music for prepared piano by John Cage.

20050309

Verity Sharp's selections include a solo piano recording by Thelonious Monk, the Rova Saxophone Quartet playing music by Terry Riley and a specially recorded Late Junction session from singer Jolie Holland of the Be Good Tanyas.

20050310

Verity Sharp introduces music by saxophonist Iain Ballamy, electronics duo Autechre, blues guitarist Blind Willie Johnson and the mandolin playing of U Srinivas from his classic album of South Indian music, Rama Sreerama.

20050314

Fiona Talkington plays music by French bassist Henri Texier and English duo Hilary James and Simon Mayor, and celebrates Commonwealth Day with music from Malta and the Bahamas.

20050315

Fiona Talkington introduces tracks from Ry Cooder's breakthrough album Chicken Skin Music, and also features the Gabby Pahinui Hawaiian band, Matmos, and Billy Cobham's collision of drums and electronics A Funky Kind of Thing.

20050316

Fiona Talkington features Argentinian tango played by Mr McFall's Chamber, John Tavener's The Veil of the Temple, and Icelandic music from Emiliana Torrini and Sigur Ros and the soundtrack to the film 101 Reykjavik.

Fiona Talkington features Argentinian tango played by Mr McFall's Chamber, John Tavener's The Veil of the Temple, and Icelandic music from Emiliana Torrini and Sigur Ros and the soundtrack to the film 101 Reykjavik.

20050317

Fiona Talkington celebrates St Patrick's Day with traditional and contemporary music from Ireland, including tracks by De Danann, Sharon Shannon and Roger Doyle.

20050321

Fiona Talkington plays tracks from Martin Simpson's new CD Kind Letters, and marks Holy Week with polyphony from Sardinia, music for organ by Messiaen, and Tomás Luis de Victoria's Responsories for Tenebrae.

Fiona Talkington plays tracks from Martin Simpson's new CD Kind Letters, and marks Holy Week with polyphony from Sardinia, music for organ by Messiaen, and Tomás Luis de Victoria's Responsories for Tenebrae.

20050322

Featuring John Browne's Stabat Mater, music from bassist Eberhard Weber, a new CD from Debashish Bhattacharya, and music from Kazakhstan. Presented by Fiona Talkington.

20050323

Fiona Talkington presents music from the imaginary Swedish town of Bremort by Hans Appelqvist, Pierre Cochereau on the organ of Notre-Dame Cathedral, Belgian double bass/cello duo Adam's Dream, plus Mose Allison.

20050324

Fiona Talkington presents James MacMillan's Kiss on Wood for violin and piano, The Burgundian Cadence singing Robert Hugill's settings of poems by Carl Cook, and music for Maundy Thursday from 17th Century Provence.

20050328

Verity Sharp features Steve Reich's After the War performed by the Kronos Quartet, an Iranian lullaby, tracks from the soundtrack to Belleville Rendezvous and Norwegian duo The Kings of Convenience.

20050329

Verity Sharp plays Brazilian electronica, traditional music from South Africa, a compostion for solo piano by Lukas Foss and music from Moondog.

20050330

Featuring Pat White performing I'm Leaving Tipperary, plus pieces by John Martyn, Meredith Monk and Beethoven performed by Anne Gastinel and Francois-Frederic Guy. With Verity Sharp.

20050331

Verity Sharp presents music from Acuarela Songs 3, Stina Nordenstam, and cellist Maria Kliegel playing Bach.

20050404

Verity Sharp features music from Piano Circus, Morning Star, the Women of Mambazo and tracks from June Tabor's latest release, Always.

20050405

Verity Sharp features music from Mali, the Broken Family Band, Uiscedwr and Susumu Yokota.

20050407

Verity Sharp plays music from Polish folk group Dikanda and tracks from the soundtrack to Noi the Albino. Silke-Thora Matthies and Christian Kohn perform Brahms.

20050411

Fiona Talkington with traditional vocal music from Vietnam, works for clavichord by the 17th-century German composer JJ Froberger, and a live session by the group Kerfuffle.

20050412

Fiona Talkington introduces music from Hungarian bluesman Miroslav Evacic, Australian improvising trio The Necks, and a new recording of Lux Aeterna by Morten Lauridsen.

20050413

Fiona Talkington with keyboard music by Handel and Gibbons, tracks from the new album by Greek singer Savina Yannatou, and a 1966 recording of bottleneck guitarist Fred McDowell with singers from his local church in Mississippi.

20050414

Fiona Talkington's late night selections include a 1929 recording of Delta blues pioneer Charley Patton, traditional music from Haiti and Northern Brazil, plus French improviser and composer Louis Sclavi's music for Dans La Nuit, the silent movie by Charles Vanel.

20050418

Fiona Talkington introduces music by the American saxophonist Tim Berne from his album, The Sevens, Norwegian folk group Blamann Blamann, Cuban singer Ibrahim Ferrer, plus Erik Satie's, Le Fils des Etoiles.

20050419

Fiona Talkington's selections include music by the American group Tortoise, English singer-songwriters Robert Wyatt and June Tabor, and John Cage's work for percussion ensemble, Second Construction.

20050420

Fiona Talkington with Argentinian electronica from Juana Molina, tracks from the new album by English folk group Dr Faustus, and traditional Turkish music from guitarist Erkan Ogur.

20050421

Fiona Talkington looks ahead to next month's Contemporary Music Network tour, Shamanic Voices, which showcases the vocal traditions of the Arctic, Finland and Mongolia.

20050425

Verity Sharp presents vintage Django Reinhardt and Martin Carthy, music from the spiritual 17th century world of Heinrich Biber played by Andrew Manze, and Sweden's Nyckelharporkestern play tunes by Byss-Calle who, according to legend, had supernatural powers and could work magic.

20050426

Verity Sharp presents electroacoustic music from Canadian harpsichordist Yves Beaupr退, extracts from Miles Davis Jack Johnson sessions, and Corsican polyphonic singing from Trio Soledonna.

20050427

Verity Sharp features the sound of the launeddas, an ancient Sardinian reed instrument, plus songs by Caribou. Chris Wood performs songs from his new solo album, The Lark Descending.

20050428

The ten baritone sax players of Japan's Tokyo Chutei Iki, alongside Icelandic electronic troubadour Mugison, and Dutch composer Tom Dissevelt. With Verity Sharp.

20050502

Verity Sharp presents selections from the GRM archive of classic musique-concrète; traditional music from Burma; and the 14th century world of Guillaume de Machaut.

20050503

Verity Sharp features traditional English sea shanties by Jolly Jack, tenores singing from Sardinia, Moura Lympany playing a Rachmaninov prelude and an atmospheric ballad by Fog.

20050504

Verity Sharp presents traditional music from Wales, arda? Blues from Croatian guitarist Miroslav Evai and further selections from the GRM archive of classic musique-concrète.

20050505

Verity Sharp with music from Eliza Carthy and the Ratcatchers; classic musique-concrète from the GRM archive; state of the art ambience from Matthew Florianz, and the Orlando Consort with rare spiritual songs from 15th century England.

20050509

Fiona Talkington ushers in a week of cinema soundtracks from around the world. Tonight, music from Eastern Europe from Jasmin Dizder's Beautiful People and Gyorgy Szonjas's Vagabonds. And from further north, the elemental singing of Shaman Voices, recorded on their recent CMN tour, will echo through the week.

20050510

More film soundtracks with Fiona Talkington. Tonight, Africa, where the focus falls on Ahmedou Doukoure, Cheikh Lo and Salif Keita. Plus, music with a more Latin flavour from Chango Spasiuk, Ravel and Tomas Luis de Victoria.

20050511

Fiona Talkington takes her seat in front of the silver screen for soundtracks from the Middle East - featuring Natacha Atlas, Souad Massi and Lebanese electronic band Soapkills. And there's music from Madagascar, the Hilliard Ensemble and Joanna Macgregor playing Messiaen.

20050512

Fiona Talkington holds a torch for film scores from the far-east: from Japan, Shigeru Umebayashi's music for In the Mood for Love, and from China, film scores by Tsai Ming-Liang. Plus Purcell, Schubert and JS Bach.

20050516

All week there's music from the BBC Concert Orchestra's latest Nordic Adventures concert. Plus, a look ahead to some of this summer's festivals and music from the Necks. With Fiona Talkington.

20050517

Fiona Talkington celebrates Norwegian Independence Day with the new album from Jaga, and music from Nils Petter Molvaer, Xploding Plastix, Jan Garbarek and Bugge Wesseltoft.

20050518

Fiona Talkington listens to a new album from the Christian Wallumrod Ensemble. There's music by Bach, and Nils Okland is the soloist in Geir Tveitt's Hardanger Fiddle Concerto No 2, Three Fjords.

20050519

Arild Andersen's music for Elektra and Anne Dudley's Northern Lights are among Fiona Talkington's choices in tonight's late night mix.

20050530

Tracks from Michael Nyman's new album The Piano Sings, plus Interludes for prepared piano by John Cage, and a piece for piano and traditional Thai ensemble played by Fong Naam.

Introduced by Shaheera Asante.

20050531

Shaheera Asante introduces a live recording from Tunisia of music by Luis Delgado, inspired by the poetry of twelfth-century Andalousia. Plus music from Brazilian singer Celso Fonseca and Cuban revolutionary songs from Pedro Luis Ferrer.

20050601

Phantasm play viol pieces from Elizabethan England, Italian duo Polaris weave electronic soundscapes, and young American band Chatham County Line revive old-time country music. Introduced by Shaheera Asante.

20050602

Shaheera Asante looks forward to this weekend's Wychwood Festival with music from Finnish band Vartinna, Cuban jazz pianist Omar Sosa and the Warsaw Village Band.

20050613

Verity Sharp with a selection that includes music for Swedish Nykelharpa, both in its pure form and coupled with the organ playing of Gunnar Idenstam. Plus,

the Cretan folk musician Vasilis Skoulas, and a sinfonia by Bernardo Pasquini played by the early music group Arcadia.

20050614

The Muffin Men play Frank Zappa, alongside the surreal world of Belgium's Jaune Toujours. Plus, mystical music from Iran performed by the Shams Tanbour Ensemble with singer Bijan Kamkar. Introduced by Verity Sharp.

20050615

Verity Sharp introduces the young Israeli singer Amir Benayun, recorded specially for Radio 3 in Tel Aviv. Plus Keith Jarrett in Köln, and folk music from Macedonia.

20050616

The extraordinary playing of diatonic accordionist Norbert Pignol, and The Night's Music from Bartok's Out of Doors Suite played by pianist Rolf Hind. Plus, a capella singing from Georgia and from the English folk trio Coope, Boyes and Simpson.

With Verity Sharp.

20050620

Ballak退 Sissoko plays the West African kora, Amjad Ali Khan plays the Indian sarod, and Roy Bailey sings The Four Loom Weaver. Plus 18th-century English organ music from the church of St Matthew's Westminster.

Introduced by Verity Sharp.

20050621

Verity Sharp with the extraordinary diatonic accordion playing of Norbert Pignol, and songs from Brian Eno's imminent new release Another Day on Earth. Plus the brilliant Vietnamese musician Trân Quang Haï plays the Jew's Harp, and Iranian group Jahle perform a lullaby recorded on the Persian Gulf.

20050622

Verity Sharp presents a tribute to Blind Willie Johnson by guitarist Martin Simpson, and Gorecki's Totus Tuus in a new recording by The Sixteen. Plus, laments by the Greek clarinettist Petroloukas Chalkias recorded in the mountains of Epirus, and Russian singer Elena Frolova with the songs of Marina Tsvetaeva.

20050623

Verity Sharp with music from the Scottish Highlands and Islands played by the group Dòchas. Plus new material from Smog, and a Hindu devotional song, or Bhajan, by the Indian master Ajoy Chakrabarty.

20050627

Each night this week Fiona Talkington introduces sets specially recorded earlier this month at England's newest festival - the Wychwood festival in Cheltenham.

This programme features the turn of the storming Norwegian largeband Jaga Jazzist. Plus a look back at the music of Simon Jeffes, founder of the Penguin Caf退 Orchestra.

20050628

In the second of four visits to the Wychwood festival held earlier this month in Cheltenham, Fiona Talkington introduces a performance by West Country duo Show of Hands.

Plus Gavin Bryars' new versions of medieval Italian Laude performed by Anna Maria Friman and John Potter, along with some Bulgarian wedding music from Trifon Trifonov's saxophone.

20050629

Fiona Talkington's third visit to the Wychwood festival features a performance by last year's winners of a Radio 3 Award for World music - The Warsaw Village Band.

Plus the blues from Taj Mahal and the Harp of New Albion from Terry Riley.

20050630

Born in Turkey, living in Canada and recorded at this month's Wychwood festival, Mercan Dede embodies the modern spirit of sufi music and Fiona Talkington introduces Mercan and his band specially recorded at England's newest festival.

Plus Bach from Maria Joao Pires and the laptop duet Sala Santa Celilia by Ryuichi Sakamoto and Christian Fennesz.

20050704

Fiona Talkington introduces a specially recorded session with a trio led by a guitarist from the planet Hendrix and one of Scandinavia's most innovative musicians, Eivind Aarset.

Plus a meeting of the Pontic lyra of Matthaios Tsahourides and the Persian kamancheh of Ardeshir Kamkar with the percussion of Hussein Zahawy.

20050705

Fiona Talkington takes a look at the contemporary Italian folk scene including young accordionist Filippo Gambetta, and the percussionist Alfio Antico. Plus early Italian chamber music from recorder player Dan Laurin and keyboard player Masaaki Suzuki, and Sally Beamish's The Day Dawn based on an old Shetland fiddle tune.

20050707

Fiona Talkington brings us lutes, dobros, guitars and banjos alongside the songs of Leadbelly and Woody Guthrie and choral music by Scarlatti.

20050711

Verity Sharp's selections include Senegalese group Orchestra Baobab, American troubador Jim White and a recording of Poème 退lectronique, by Edgard Varèse.

20050712

Songs and stories from Afel Bocoum and Tom Waits, traditional Romanian melodies from the New York group Klezmatics, and Schubert performed by Peter Katin. Introduced by Verity Sharp.

20050713

Verity Sharp with Argentinian singer-songwriter Gaby Kerpel, Chris Watson's recording of Mozambique nightjar birds, and a performance of Stephen Scott's Minerva's Web, for grand piano, bowed and plucked by ten musicians.

20050714

Hypnotic rhythms from King Tubby and The Musicians of the Nile, vocal wonders from Mahalia Jackson and Vera Bila, and accordionist David Farmer plays music by Russian composer Valdislav Zolotaryov.

20050718

Verity Sharp's selections include music by Ensemble Bash, Greek reb退tika master Markos Vamvakaris and a performance of Le Tombeau pour Marais le Cadet, by Marin Marais.

20050719

Verity Sharp with music by improviser and composer Django Bates; an excerpt from Geoff Smith's soundtrack for The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, performed on microtonal hammered dulcimers; and a work for harpsichord by the early 18th-century French composer Bodin de Boismortier.

20050721

Verity Sharp presents traditional Celtic music from the duo of Michael McGoldrick and John McSherry; Japanese electronica from Nobukazu Takemura, and Sefauchi's Farewell by Purcell, performed on clavichord by Thurston Dart.

20050725

Fiona Talkington takes a look at the range of music on offer at this summer's festivals and plays more Your 3 selections from suggestions by listeners. Plus, Raga Jog from the flute of Hariprasad Chaurasia, the voices of Coope, Boyes and Simpson and music from Clive Bell and Sylvia Hallett's new album The Geographers.

20050726

Fiona Talkington with music from the Malagasy guitar of Modeste Hughes, tracks from The Sultans of Squeeze - John Kirkpatrick and Chris Parkinson's new album, and Moon Shines at Night by duduk maestro Djivan Gasparyan.

20050728

Fiona Talkington with a look forward to this weekend's Radio 3 coverage of the Womad festival in Reading. Plus Gavin Briars' One Last Bar, Then Joe Can Sing, written for the percussion ensemble Nexus, and Frank Bungarten's transcriptions of Bach's music for solo violin.

20050801

Fiona Talkington presents further highlights from the three days of this year's WOMAD world music festival in Reading, including songs from the Sephardic Israeli singer Yasmin Levy.

Fiona Talkington presents further highlights from the three days of this year's WOMAD world music festival in Reading, including songs from the Sephardic Israeli singer Yasmin Levy.

20050803

Fiona Talkington with more from the WOMAD world music festival, plus the latest from Irish traditional band Altan, and Oasis from Keith Jarrett's 1979 album, Personal Mountains.

20050808

Verity Sharp with African tunes from Kasse Mady Diabate, a walking song by Kevin Volans, and The Horses - A Praise Song for Jenny Wing by Hugh Lupton and Chris Wood.

20050809

Verity Sharp features last month's WOMAD Festival, plus watery echoes from Debussy and the echoing voices of Meredith Monk.

20050810

Ceremonial music from Indonesia's Batak musicians, William Byrd, the Blind Boys of Alabama and Amjad Ali Khan. With Verity Sharp.

20050811

Verity Sharp's selection includes tracks by Baaba Maal, Martin Speake, JS Bach and Philip Clemo.

20050815

Verity Sharp presents music for the Virgin Mary from Tomas Luis de Victoria and Eleanor McEvoy, piano music by Louis Andriessen and songs and tunes from the Bourbonnais region of mid France, performed by La Chavann退e.

20050816

The power of the voice from different traditions influences Verity Sharp's tracks tonight: from Shonosuke Okura, Ilham Al Madfai and Tanya Tagaq to the cartoon madness of Cathy Berberian's Stripsody.

20050818

A voiceless Song of Songs, organ music born of civil disobedience and South African swing jazz, made in London. Verity Sharp unpicks the conundrum in her choice of tracks for late night listening.

20050822

Fiona Talkington features music from Swiss duo Bo Wiget and Luigi Archetti, 1950s calypso from Young Tiger, Venetian lute music and a selection from Your 3.

20050823

Fiona Talkington introduces a performance by Orkney folk duo The Wrigley Sisters from the EBU Folk Festival in Gdansk. Plus orchestral music by Gareth Farr, an Indian/funk version of Coltrane's A Love Supreme by Dissidenten, and Madagascan valiha music.

20050825

Fiona Talkington presents piano music by Ludovico Einaudi, a listener's selection from Your 3, more live music from the EBU Folk Festival in Gdansk, and a meditation for Deep Night by Amelia Cuni and Werner Durand.

20050829

Fiona Talkington previews Kate Rusby's new album The Girl Who Couldn't Fly and plays tracks from Dhafer Youssef's 1999 album Malak, featuring trumpeter Markus Stockhausen.

20050831

Fiona Talkington plays music by Mercan Dede and trumpeter Jon Hassel, and looks ahead to UK tours from Yat Kha and Christian Wallumrod.

20050905

Verity Sharp introduces a new album by the Okinawan musician Yasukatsu Oshima, who is joined by members of the Irish folk group Altan. There's also music by the Okinawan Takashi Hirayasu, with Bob Brozman. Plus, a lullaby by Simon Jeffes and English music from the late Middle Ages sung by the Orlando Consort.

Verity Sharp introduces a new album by the Okinawan musician Yasukatsu Oshima, who is joined by members of the Irish folk group Altan. There's also music by the Okinawan Takashi Hirayasu, with Bob Brozman. Plus, a lullaby by Simon Jeffes and English music from the late Middle Ages sung by the Orlando Consort.

20050907

There's music from the new Kronos Quartet album, featuring Bollywood singer Asha Bhosle, alongside an earlier recording from 1990 of their string quartet arrangement of Tallis's forty part motet, Spem In Alium.

The programme also features Bernard Herrmann's depiction of New York's sleazy underbelly, composed for the film Taxi Driver, and music from revolutionary pop star-turned-Brazilian Minister of Culture Gilberto Gil. With Verity Sharp.

20050908

Featuring music from the Filipino island of Mindanao, the extraordinary five-octave voice of Yma Sumac singing to arrangements by cult composer Les Baxter, and recordings from little known but much loved South Wales minimalists Young Marble Giants. Presented by Verity Sharp.

20050912

Verity Sharp introduces a session from Nickel Creek, a trio from California who draw on their bluegrass roots, but get creative with their acoustic line up of guitar, mandolin, bass and violin.

Plus, music from Cape Verde, and a treat from DJ Food's 1999 album Kaleidoscope.

20050913

Ensemble Organum singing plainchant and early polyphony from the Gradual of Eleanor of Brittany, the nimble fingerwork of Dutch harpsichord virtuoso Gustav Leonhardt, and LA-based composer Akira Rabelais found sounds and field recordings of traditional Icelandic acapella laments.

Presented by Verity Sharp.

20050914

Verity Sharp introduces Brazilian Seu Jorge performing Elvis Presley, and more off-kilter cover versions from Cat Power and Trio Sonnerie with chamber music from 17th-century England.

20050919

Shaheera Asante features the magical and diverse music of Turkey from her recent trip to Istanbul, starting with clarinettist Serkan Cagri and ney player Omar Faruk Tekbilek, plus tracks from Italian guitarist Paolo Angeli and singer-songwriters Manecas Costa and Lhasa de Sela.

20050920

Shaheera Asante's selections include Turkish singers Kazim Koyuncu and Belkis Akkale, Tanzanian taraab music from the Black Star Musical Club, and the sound of 54 guitars played by the wind on top of a sand dune on the French Atlantic coast.

20050921

Shaheera Asante introduces music from Turkey by instrumentalists Erol Parlak and Arif Sag, and Algerian singer-songwriter Souad Massi. Plus, Terry Riley's Chanting the Light of Foresight, performed by the Rova Saxophone Quartet.

20050922

Shaheera Asante introduces ambient electronica from Brian Eno and Tunisian-French producer Smadj. Plus an early recording of South African singer Dorothy Matsuka and from Turkey, Istanbul's latest multi-fusion group - Replikas.

20050926

Shaheera Asante introduces music from Malian duo Amadou and Miriam, Norwegian pianist Christian Wallumrod - plus Alice Coltrane's 1970 recording Journey in Satchidananda featuring saxophonist Pharoah Sanders.

20050927

Featuring Nigerian highlife from Victor Olaiya and Cardinal Rex Lawson; an archive harmonium improvisation by Greek-Armenian mystic GI Gurdgieff and Chris Watson's recording of an Icelandic glacier. Presented by Shaheera Asante.

20050928

Shaheera Asante features music from Hamburg-based ensemble Elbtonal Percussion, plus Sudanese vocalist and oud player Abdel Karim El Kabli. There's also a recording of Gavin Bryars' Alaric I or II for saxophone quartet.

20050929

Shaheera Asante's selections include new music from Czech violinist and vocalist Iva Bittova, plus thinking songs from the Central African Republic. Also Bartok's Three Hungarian Folksongs from the Csik District, for solo piano.

20051003

Verity Sharp features music to celebrate the father of minimalism Steve Reich's birthday; plus tracks from the latest AfroCelt Sound System album.

20051004

Verity Sharp's selection includes a look back at the career of Spanish virtuoso guitarist Paco de Lucia, mbira thumb piano music from Zimbabwe, and the miniature masterpieces of Moondog.

20051005

Keith Jarrett plays Bach, and the latest from Indonesia's SambaSunda, taking the gamelan orchestra into the 21st Century. With Verity Sharp.

20051006

Music from upcoming Senegalese singer Daby Balde; the piano of Tord Gustavsen, plus a visit to the extraordinary sound world of sampling experimentalists The Books. With Verity Sharp.

20051010

Verity Sharp's selection includes extracts from Pink Floyd's 1969 album Ummagumma, Persian zarb percussion and the songs of French medieval troubadours from the ensemble Tre Fontane.

20051011

Verity Sharp features the kora of Ballak退 Sissoko; Consort music for viols, lutes and theorbos by William Lawes and music from Philip Glass's multicultural Orion project.

20051012

Verity Sharp with an eclectic selection including English, Finnish and Argentinian accordions, the guitar improvisations of Tom Verlaine and Balinese Gendèr Wayang music for the all night Shadow Play.

20051013

Amongst Verity Sharp's choices are the bansuri flute of Ronu Majumdar, the latest CD from multifaceted drummer Manu Katche, and Brian Eno's seminal 1978 piece Music for Airports.

20051017

Fiona Talkington returns with music from the Christian Wallumrod Ensemble recorded at the Spitz in London, plus tracks from Bill Bruford, Sweet Billy Pilgrim, and a Cat's Love Song from Vladiswar Nadishana.

20051018

David Sylvian talks to Fiona Talkington who plays songs from his new album Snow Bourne Sorrow; plus John Fahey's The Waltz that carried us away and then a Mosquito came and ate up my Sweetheart; Polish singer Maya Kleszcz; and Turkish percussionist Okay Temiz.

20051019

Fiona Talkington unveils KTU: Finnish accordionist Kimmo Pohjonen's latest collaboration with Trey Gunn and Pat Mastelotto from King Crimson, along with Samuli Kosminen. And there are songs from John Tams and from Parisian artist Eglantine Gouzy, as well as Arvo Part's latest release, Lamentate.

20051020

A tribute to Swedish folk music from sax player Jonas Knutsson and guitarist Johan Norberg and a Your 3 Choice featuring Rani Tytingvag, Food and Scorch Trio, plus elegant gamelan degung music from Java and songs from Romanian legend Maria Tanase.

Introduced by Fiona Talkington.

20051024

Dobro player Jerry Douglas in session, plus the prepared piano of Hauschka; songs from Cheikh Lo's latest release Lamp Fall; and tracks from the debut album from Norwegian collective Batagraf. Introduced by Fiona Talkington.

20051025

Featuring the sounds of Elbtonal Percussion; Senegalese singer/songwriter Thione Seck; Bill Frisell's seductive version of I Heard It Through the Grapevine, and 16th-century Bulgarian choral music.

Featuring the sounds of Elbtonal Percussion; Senegalese singer/songwriter Thione Seck; Bill Frisell's seductive version of I Heard It Through the Grapevine, and 16th-century Bulgarian choral music.

20051026

Fiona Talkington features the Bobo Stenson Trio's 1998 album War Orphans, Glenn Gould plays Bach, and there's music from Mexican-born Fernando Corona, otherwise known as Murcof.

Fiona Talkington features the Bobo Stenson Trio's 1998 album War Orphans, Glenn Gould plays Bach, and there's music from Mexican-born Fernando Corona, otherwise known as Murcof.

20051027

Fiona Talkington introduces Manu Katche's latest release Neighbourhood, featuring Jan Garbarek. Plus songs from Iarla O'Lionnaird and a look ahead to next month's London Jazz Festival.

20051031

Verity Sharp features songs from Animal Collective; Mediterranean folk music from L'Ham de Foc, and Ysaye's music for solo violin, played by Laurent Korcia.

20051101

With traditional tunes from Italy, and music for All Saints Day. Presented by Verity Sharp.

With traditional tunes from Italy, and music for All Saints Day. Presented by Verity Sharp.

20051102

Andras Schiff plays Schubert's Impromptu No 3 in G flat, Op 90; alongside electronic music by the Icelandic quartet Mum, and music from 1930s Cuba. Presented by Verity Sharp.

20051103

Qawwali music played by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan from Pakistan; reissued Krautrock from Can and classic songs performed by Billie Holiday. With Verity Sharp.

20051107

Verity Sharp presents songs from Seattle-based Laura Veirs, a former geologist; Beethoven played by pianist Alfred Brendel; and Armenian love songs played by Djivan Gasparyan on the duduk, the country's national instrument.

20051108

Verity Sharp features the Californian one-man acoustic outfit Six Organs of Admittance; Bjork's film score to 'Drawing Restraint 9'; and classic Congolese rumba from the 1960s.

20051109

Music from three very different singers from America: Mahalia Jackson, Precious Bryant and Lisa Germano. Plus, the rich fusion of Acoustic Ladyland. Presented by Verity Sharp.

20051110

Verity Sharp presents Night soundscapes from composer Paul Lansky; introspective acoustic arrangements by Berlin based FS Blumm and the Yugoslavian Gypsy Brass Band.

20051114

Presented by Fiona Talkington. French music for Remembrance, including Jean Langlais' Chant de Paix and Maurice Durufl退's Pie Jesu from the Requiem.

Plus Klezmer Madness from David Krakauer and Socalled; and the Tord Gustavsen Trio recorded at this year's London Jazz Festival.

20051115

Fiona Talkington has more highlights from the London Jazz Festival including the Tord Gustavsen Trio. Plus a look at Nils Petter Molvær's new album ER; classic Kraftwerk from 1974 and Frederic Rzewski playing his North American Ballads.

20051116

Fiona Talkington presents jazz arrangements of the music of Nick Drake by trumpeter Nick Smart, and Hindu meditations form the ancient Indian city of Benares, sung by the Misra Brothers.

Plus choral music by Christopher Fox, and music from Louis Moholo's 1978 Octet featuring Evan Parker and Keith Tippett.

20051117

A contemporary take on traditional Ainu culture from Japan and the virtuosic shamisen playing of Shinichi Kinoshita.

Plus 13th Century cantiagas by Alfonso X El Sabio; Pharoah Sanders' epic spiritual journey The Creator Has a Master Plan, and Wibutee - recorded at this year's London Jazz Festival. Presented by Fiona Talkington.

Plus 13th Century cantiagas by Alfonso X El Sabio; Pharoah Sanders' epic spiritual journey The Creator Has a Master Plan, and Wibutee - recorded at this year's London Jazz Festival. Presented by Fiona Talkington.

20051121

With Fiona Talkington. More highlights from the London Jazz Festival, including the Charles Lloyd Trio, plus motets by Philippe de Vitry and improvisations from guitarist Fred Frith.

The fusion of traditional West African sounds with Gregorian Chant also feature - from the Keur Moussa Monastery in Senegal.

20051122

Fiona Talkington introduces a performance by Tin Hat recorded at the London Jazz Festival. Plus motets from a new CD of choral work by the British composer Gabriel Jackson; and Bach Partitas performed by harpsichordist Elizabeth de la Porte.

20051123

Presented by Fiona Talkington.

Members of the Irish band Altan join Yasukatsu Oshima for a new take on traditional Okinawan songs. The Kronos Quartet plays Kevin Volans' String Quartet No 6, music by clarinettist Georg Reiss and traditional Greek bagpipes from Thrace.

20051124

Fiona Talkington presents a live recording from 1965 of The John Coltrane Quartet, featuring McCoy Tyner. Plus Orlando Gibbons' anthem This is the Record of John, sung by countertenor Michael Chance.

20051205

Verity Sharp plays the Blind Boys of Alabama's Atom Bomb, and Gothic Voices in music once heard in mediaeval Italy.

20051206

Accentus sing Schoenberg's Friede auf Erden, a plea for peace on earth, and early klezmer recordings from the collection of Professor Martin Schwartz. With Verity Sharp.

20051207

In a special Christmas commission for Late Junction, Chris Wood and Hugh Lupton delve into the mystery of the season with a sideways look at the Mummers' play - a celebration in words and music of one of England's strangest and most resilient midwinter traditions. Presented by Verity Sharp.

20051208

Verity Sharp plays music of ecstasy from desert Dhoad gypsies of Rajasthan, and Naji Hakim's Le tombeau de Messiaen in Blackburn Cathedral.

20051212

Fiona Talkington presents vintage music from John Surman; Vashti Bunyan's first new release in 35 years; and one of the greatest West African guitarists, Djelimady Tounkara.

Plus a week of poetry by Ronni Smith begins, especially commissioned by Radio 3.

20051213

Featuring James Fulkerson's experimental music for trombone and tape; Sufjan Stevens' songs about the US state of Illinois; and virtuoso French bass player and composer Henri Texier.

Presented by Fiona Talkington.

20051214

Fiona Talkington plays diverse music from Finland, including accordionist Kimmo Pohjonen's fusion group KTU; a carol by Kostiainen, and a traditional kantele tune.

20051215

Fiona Talkington announces her album of the year, and looks forward to Radio 3's Bach Christmas, with music from Hugues de Courson, Uri Caine and Tanja Orning.

Fiona Talkington announces her album of the year, and looks forward to Radio 3's Bach Christmas, with music from Hugues de Courson, Uri Caine and Tanja Orning.

20060109

Verity Sharp features music from the Wingdale Community Singers, Argentinian accordionist Chango Spasiuk, and French composer Marin Marais.

20060110

Verity Sharp's selections include 13th-century choral music by Perotin, electronic sounds from Desmond Leslie, and Hungarian folk from Marta Sebestyen with her group Muzsikas.

20060111

Verity Sharp introduces atmospheric music by Rachel and Julia Wolfe, a choral remembrance of Thomas Morley by Thomas Weelkes, and a remix of the Nine Inch Nails by Aphex Twin.

20060112

Verity Sharp's selections include instrumental taarab music from Zanzibar; a fantasia by Orlando di Lasso; prepared piano from John Wolf Brennan; and a performance of Conlon Nancarrow's Player Piano Study No 11 by Joanna MacGregor.

20060116

Verity Sharp presents music from guitarist John Fahey; the improvising duo of Clive Bell and Sylvia Hallett, and composer Thomas Adès with his 1992 piano piece Darknesse Visible.

20060117

Verity Sharp introduces music from Egyptian percussionist Mahmoud Fadl and vocalist Salwa Abou Greisha, and a song from Robert Wyatt's 1975 album Ruth is Stranger than Richard.

Plus electro-acoustic composer Robert Nomandeau, and a clavichord recording by Thurston Dart.

20060118

Verity Sharp's choices include the string duo of Djeli Moussa Diawara and Bob Brozman; ambient electronic music from Brian Eno and Harold Budd; and Arvo Pärt's Cantus in memory of Benjamin Britten.

20060119

Featuring Ellen Fullman's music for the Long String Instrument, traditional Balkan sounds from Dusan Radetic and Giacinto Scelsi's 1963 work for orchestra, Hymnos. With Verity Sharp.

20060123

1/4. Fiona Talkington presents the first in a series of programmes from the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow. Throughout the week special guests drop into the studio.

20060124

2/4. Live from Celtic Connections in Glasgow, performances from Ale Möller and the Renaud Garcia Fons trio. Plus the usual late night mix, presented by Fiona Talkington.

20060125

3/4. Fiona Talkington celebrates Burns Night live from the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow, with live performances from special guests and the usual late night mix.

20060126

4/4. From the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow, live music from former La Bottine Souriante frontman Yves Lambert, and traditional music from Flook - one of the nominees for Best Band in this year's BBC Folk Awards. Presented by Fiona Talkington.

20060130

Featuring the sounds of Clogs and The Books, currently on tour together in the UK; music for theorbo by Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger and tracks from Finland's Varttina - on the release of their new album Miero. Presented by Fiona Talkington.

20060131

Fiona Talkington features harpsichord music by Couperin; Chinese pipa music from Wu Man; the piano of Harold Budd and the oud of Dhaffer Youssef.

20060201

Fiona Talkington presents music from northern Togo, including the rare sound of stone lithophone; plus the eclectic multi-tracking work of Stephan Micus. There's also the final part of guitarist Terje Rypdal's collaboration with Supersilent, from the recent Norwegian Voices concert at the Barbican.

20060202

Jitka Suranska and Jiri Plocek play traditional music from Moravia and central Eastern Europe, introduced by Fiona Talkington. Plus Maya Beiser with Steve Reich's Cello Counterpoint; and trumpeter Jon Hassell from his 1986 album Power Spot.

20060206

Verity Sharp introduces songs from Angolan musician Bonga, and classic early electronic pieces from the re-released OHM series, which feature throughout the week.

20060207

Verity Sharp's late-night mix includes Balkan Jazz from Fatima Spar and the Freedom Fries; music from the Moscow Art Trio and tracks from the Armenian Navy Band, nominees in the 2006 Radio 3 Awards for World Music.

20060208

Jordi Savall directs Hesperion XXI in Folias from 16th century Spain; Lydia Kavina plays the theremin, and the band Melpomen reconstruct the music of ancient Greece. Introduced by Verity Sharp.

20060209

Verity Sharp with tracks by Malian couple Amadou and Mariam, recordings of Appalachian ballads by Dillard Chandler from North Carolina, and the Bellow Poetry of Finnish accordionist Maria Kalaniemi.

20060213

Verity Sharp introduces tracks from the new album by Gal Costa, a veteran of the Brazilian tropicalia movement; poems by Rumi, sung by Parissa, one of the great voices of Iran; and pianist Phililp Mead plays music by Stephen Montague.

20060214

Verity Sharp's late night mix includes songs from the island of Reunion performed by Daniel Waro, and tracks from Moneim Adwan's album Once Upon a Time in Palestine.

20060215

Le Poème Harmonique perform John Johnson's variations on Wakefilde on a green, Hobart Smith plucks the old-time banjo, and Chinese musician Lin Youren plays a solo on the qin. With Verity Sharp.

20060216

Verity Sharp introduces new ambient music by Biosphere, the choir of Gonville and Caius College Cambridge and the South Indian violin playing of Ganesh and Kumaresh.

20060220

Fiona Talkington with music from Israeli multi-instrumentalist Yair Dalal, shimmering guitar gems from Durutti Column, and Gyorgy Ligeti's Artikulation for Tape from 1958.

20060221

Fiona Talkington features Pakistan's leading qawwali singer, Faiz Ali Faiz; South African jazz act Brotherhood of Breath; and English sound sculptor Janek Schaefer.

20060222

Fiona Talkington with blues from the Sahara Desert, a new album from Anouar Brahem, and traditional ballads from Great Britain.

20060223

Fiona Talkington with music from Norwegian sound artist Biosphere; out-takes from Miles Davis' In a Silent Way sessions; and selections from the Ethiopiques series of Ethiopian music.

20060227

Music from the virtuosic Chinese musician Guo Yue, and the Branford Marsalis Quartet. Presented by Fiona Talkington.

20060228

Fiona Talkington presents sounds from the Norwegian improvising collective Spunk; the Senegalese zalam-master Nuru Kane; and traditional singing from Montenegro.

20060301

Featuring music from the Istanbul Oriental Ensemble; the Malagasy master of the valiha, Justin Vali; and from New York's Fiery Furnaces. Presented by Fiona Talkington.

20060302

Transcendental mbira playing from Zimbabwe's Stella Chiweshe, bluegrass music from the Appalachian mountains, and the great voice of Alim Qasimov, from Azerbaijan.

20060306

Presented by Verity Sharp, including a thousand-year old Kyrie and some neo-medieval creations.

20060307

Verity Sharp presents music by John Williams and friends, including a version of Bosco's Masanga.

20060308

Verity Sharp with music from the Basque Country and from Neil Campbell's three-disc album, Assembly.

20060309

Verity Sharp hosts Francis Pott's stunning choral masterpiece, Amore langueo.

20060313

Verity Sharp with Thomas Morley, played by the Musicians of Swanne Alley and Red Byrd.

20060314

Verity Sharp presents Arvo Pärt's Spiegel im Spiegel, and a mid-16th century ricecare by Modena.

20060315

Verity Sharp presents music from Turkish musicians Mehmet Sakir and Hayri Dev, and Csík Zenekar from Hungary.

20060316

Verity Sharp presents Tallis' canon, and an archive recording of Purcell from New College, Oxford.

20060320

Fiona Talkington presents songs from Palestine by Reem Kelani, and old songs from the Yemen rearranged by Israeli producer Idan Raichal. Plus a new recording of Messiaen's mystical Les Corps Glorieux, performed by Timothy Byram-Wigfield at Windsor Castle.

20060321

Fiona Talkington looks back to Jan Garbarek's 1992 album Ragas and Sagas. Plus, Music for Crocodiles by Susheela Raman and a track in praise of Lord Krishna, recorded in Gujarat by Praful Dave.

20060322

Including an exclusive session by Turkish musician Erkan Ogur; Thomas Tallis' second set of the Lamentations of Jeremiah, and Michael Nyman's setting of Psalm 51. With Fiona Talkington.

20060323

Another unusual late night mix with Fiona Talkington, including another Your 3.

20060327

Fiona Talkington introduces highlights of a concert given by the Norwegian pianist and composer Ketil Bjornstad. Plus, music by the Grammy-winning Kora virtuoso Toumani Diabate - including tracks from his long-awaited new album Boulevard de L'independence.

20060328

Fiona Talkington features Henry's Eight, who perform Lassus' setting of the penitential Psalms; plus, a devotional raag for the Hindu deity Shiv, and a live recording of Canadian folk group Genticorum.

There's also more from Dhafer Youssef's album Divine Shadows, released this week.

20060329

Fiona Talkington features further highlights of a concert by Norwegian pianist and composer Ketil Bjornstad. Plus the new album by Japan's Takio Ito; and organ music for Lent by JS Bach.

20060330

Eclectic late night music mix with Fiona Talkington, including another Your 3.

20060410

Mark Russell features music by Ennio Morricone, The Helsinki Mandoliners, 12-string guitar virtuoso Leo Kottke and selections from John Cage and David Tudor's 1959 recording, Indeterminancy.

20060411

Five-part madrigals by Giaches de Wert, traditional vocal music from Chad, and instrumental pieces by Yann Tiersen and Andrew Hodson. Presented by Mark Russell.

20060412

Mark Russell's selections include Sufi music from Pakistan, 12th-century polyphony by L退onin, and Morton Feldman's 'Last Pieces' for solo piano.

20060413

Mark Russell spotlights music from Brazilian multi-instrumentalist and composer Hermeto Pascoal, as well as Czech violinist and vocalist Iva Bittová.

Plus, studies for prepared piano by John Wolf Brenann, and a field recording of workers singing in a tobacco-grinding factory in the Dominican Republic.

20060418

Sounds from Vietnam, along with some of Miles Davis' Sketches of Spain, and pianist Piers Lane plays transcriptions of JS Bach. Presented by Fiona Talkington.

20060419

Fiona Talkington has a range of vocal music tonight, from improvisor Phil Minton to Swiss singer Erika Stucky accompanied by alphorns, and some Renaissance motets by Peter Philips.

20060420

Fiona Talkington features John Tavener's The Repentant Thief, guitarist Ralph Towner, and Michael Mantler's settings of the verse of Edward Gorey, featuring singer Robert Wyatt.

20060424

Fiona Talkington includes music by three very different guitarists tonight: to mark his 65th birthday today, classical virtuoso John Williams plays Bach; Fred Frith plays electric guitar, and Richard Thompson sings as he plays.

20060425

Canadian fiddle player Oliver Schroer's journey to Santiago, and music from Bill Bruford's World Drumming album. Presented by Fiona Talkington.

20060426

Fiona Talkington plays tracks from young folk band Kerfuffle's new album; and songs from Brazilian Tropicalista Tom Ze's new opera, Estudando o Pagode.

20060427

Some vintage 78 tracks selected from John Peel's The Pig's 78s; excerpts from a concert in Athens by multi-instrumentalists Ross Daly and Michalis Nikoloudis, and Scott Walker's new album, The Drift.

Presented by Fiona Talkington.

20060501

Verity Sharp with an unusual mix of music from around the world and seasonal tunes for bringing in the May including the Waterson's Swinton May Song.

20060502

Verity Sharp with a late night mix of music from around the world, plus highlights from a concert given by Turkish saz maestro Erol Parlak and his quintet, recorded especially for the programme.

20060503

Verity Sharp with a rich mix of music from different places and eras, plus more highlights from the Erol Parlak quintet, a concert recorded especially for Late Junction at St James' Piccadilly.

20060504

The unusual late night mix with Verity Sharp, including another Your 3. Make your selection at the Radio 3 website and see if your three-track sequence gets broadcast in this programme.

Visit www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/latejunction/your3

20060508

An unusual mix of music from around the world, presented by Verity Sharp.

20060509

Verity Sharp with a rich mix of music from different places and eras.

20060510

The unusual late night mix, presented by Verity Sharp.

20060511

Verity Sharp brings you an unusual mix of music from around the world.

20060515

Fiona Talkington with late-night listening. From last week's FUSE festival in Leeds, music from the Max Richter Ensemble, and CD tracks from Alfonso Ferrabosco, John Cage and Toumani Diabate.

20060516

Fiona Talkington presents Night music from Meredith Monk, Stephen Montague and Duoud. Plus more from the FUSE festival: the London Sinfonietta play Nico Muhly's arrangements of Antony Hegarty songs.

20060517

Fiona Talkington marks the 140th anniversary of Eric Satie's birth with three Gymnopedies, played by Joanna Macgregor. Plus specially commissioned vocal pyrotechnics from Sidsel Endressen and, from last week's fuse festival in Leeds, the atmospheric music of Arve Henriksen.

20060518

Music to anticipate the London Africa Festival, from Kanda Bongo Man, plus Ingram Marshall's evocation of Patience in the hands of guitarist of Ben Vedery and the sounds of the gamelan, fused with Western instruments. With Fiona Talkington.

20060522

Fiona Talkington presents music from British singer Jono McCleery, Schnittke's Voices of Nature and other music for vibraphone. Plus Miles Davis' classic In a Silent Way.

20060523

Music for late listening with Fiona Talkington. John Surman's Road to St Ives and Bach's Art of Fugue join the mix, along with tracks from the new album from DuOuD.

20060524

Fiona Talkington plays more listeners' favourite Miles Davis tracks, and there are motets by Palestrina and songs from the French singer Camille.

20060525

Featuring mountain music of Kyrgyzstan, atmospheric songs from the 13th Century Montpellier manuscript and another group of listeners' recommended tracks in Your3. With Fiona Talkington.

20060529

Verity Sharp's late night mix includes the Soweto Gospel Choir, the qawwali singing of Asif Ali Khan and tracks from Osaka Bridge; a Bill Wells and Maher Shalal Hash Baz collaboration.

20060530

Introduced by Verity Sharp. Christopher Riley plays piano versions of songs by Radiohead, Antonello Salis plays his own tunes on a prepared piano, and Gai Toms sings a Welsh ballad.

20060531

Verity Sharp features music by Louis Andriessen played by Italian ensemble Sentieri Selvaggi and Bach's unaccompanied violin music performed by Helene Schmitt.

20060601

Verity Sharp features the Breton harp of Alan Stivell, the Spanish harp of Andrew Lawrence King and the South Indian mandolin of U Shrinivas.

20060605

Verity Sharp introduces the voices of African diva Mariam Makeba, currently on her farewell tour, young Kurdish singer Aynur, and Indian classical singer Ashwini Bhide.

20060606

Bruce Springsteen plays traditional folk on his new album The Seeger Sessions, while viola da gamba player Juan Manuel Quintana provides music by Marin Marais. Plus, Adia Nadeem performs songs from her native Iraq.

Introduced by Verity Sharp.

20060607

Verity Sharp introduces a percussion-based tribute to the poetry of Paul Celan by British composer Richard Barrett; and traditional percussion from Burkina Faso.

Plus, Hello England - a collaboration between Senegalese star drummer Cheikh Lô and Birmingham-based band Kumbengo.

20060608

Verity Sharp features mountain music from Kyrgyzstan played by Tengir-Too, American autoharp recordings made by Mike Seeger, and keyboard pieces by John Bull.

20060612

Fiona Talkington presents music from saxophonist Tim Berne, the Tahitian Choir and early organ works from the Robertsbridge Codex.

20060613

Fiona Talkington's selections include music from Finnish accordionist and composer Aki Peltonen, American percussionist Gary Burton, and the last recording by the late Ali Farka Toure.

20060614

Fiona Talkington presents music from gypsy legend Saban Bajramovic, 12th Century composer Hildegard von Bingen, and Danish group Tys Tys.

20060615

Music from the court of Alfonso X of Castile; traditional working songs from Jamaica; and Hungarian Rock for harpsichord by György Ligeti. Presented by Fiona Talkington.

20060619

Fiona Talkington's selections include songs by Juana Molina and Jolie Holland, a banjo recording from 1963 by Hobart Smith, and Piece for Violin and Piano by Morton Feldman.

20060703

Verity Sharp hosts tracks from Gilberto Gil's 1998 album O Sol de Osla, impeccable jazz from the Brad Mehldau Trio and a vintage recording of American singer Paul Robeson.

20060704

Verity Sharp features Jigs and Reels from master Irish flautist Cathal McConnell, sublime sounds from Ravi Shankar and the World Wind Band.

20060705

Moody songs from a new collaboration between Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan, called Ballad of the Broken Seas, are among the highlights presented by Verity Sharp.

Plus, Cheiko Mori plays the Japanese koto and Robert Jarvis paints another landscape in electronic sound.

20060706

Verity Sharp with heady songs from Pervez Mehdi, master of the Indian ghazal; Icelandic ambience from Johann Johannson; and Brigitte Engerer plays a nocturne by Chopin.

20060710

All this week Fiona Talkington introduces highlights from concerts at Amsterdam's Royal Tropical Institute, which for many years has been a centre for music and arts of cultures from around the world. Performers include Palestinian vocalist Kamilya Jubran and the jazz trio of Tunisian oud player Anouar Brahem.

20060711

Fiona Talkington introduces vintage recordings of American folksongs by Pete Seeger and music from veteran American accordionist and composer Pauline Oliveros.

20060712

The songs of Israel's Samaritan community, Byzantine chant from Romania and 17th century madrigals by musician and murderer Gesualdo. Introduced by Fiona Talkington.

20060713

Fiona Talkington with tracks from the new album from Finnish band JPP, songs from Algerian oud player Akli D and the steel pan improvisations of Japanese experimental musician Yoshio Machida.

20060724

Verity Sharp features Manu Chao's latest production project, the Algerian artist Akli D. Plus a session recorded for the programme in Tokyo by the An Chang Project.

20060725

Including the latest release in the Blue Asia series, Hotel Morocco. Plus the Ryukyu Underground's new album Shimadelica, and Kevin Volan's interpreted by the Japanese Koto quartet Vortex. Introduced by Verity Sharp.

20060727

An eclectic mix of music including world, new , jazz, experimental and classical. With Verity Sharp.

20060731

Verity Sharp begins a week of highlights from the WOMAD festival. Featuring the Mahotella Queens, Spiers and Boden, and Vusi Mahlasela.

20060802

Verity Sharp introduces WOMAD festival sets from Trilok Gurtu and the Misra Brothers, Nina Virdee and Toumani Diabate.

20060803

Verity Sharp brings Radio 3's coverage of this year's WOMAD festival to an end with highlights recorded for the programme last weekend. Including sets from Dona Rosa, Djelimady Tounkara, and Cherifa.

20060807

Fiona Talkington with music by 17th-century composer Tarquinio Merula, guitarist Jack Rose, and the Finnish-Swedish trio of Timo Alakotila, Arto Jarvela and Hans Kennemark.

20060808

Fiona Talkington's selections include tracks by Mark Hollis and accordionist Dino Saluzzi, traditional forro music from Brazil and works by Biber and Arvo Part.

20060809

Fiona Talkington features recordings by Australian group Triosk and pianist Art Tatum, music from 17th century England and more highlights from last week's WOMAD festival.

20060814

Fiona Talkington's selections include 12th-century polyphony by Leonin, ritual music from Tibet, and music for prepared vinyl by Philip Jeck.

20060815

Fiona Talkington with Argentinian klezmer from Cesar Lerner and Marcelo Moguilevsky, music for clavichord by Keith Jarrett and a preview of the new album by Susanna and the Magical Orchestra.

20060816

Fiona Talkington introduces choral music by Thomas Ades, works for piano by Morton Feldman and Feldman-inspired electronica from Andrew Pekler.

20060821

Verity Sharp hosts new tracks from Cologne-based Niobe, plus a haunting modern reworking of a Henry Purcell funeral anthem. There's also especially recorded performances from Neuneue, Marlui Miranda and a group of Mehinako Indians from the Upper Xingu, Brazil.

20060823

Verity Sharp features the sound of bells from Camille and Marin Marais, and more especially recorded music from the Amazonian Mehinako.

20060824

Verity Sharp features new tracks from Australian surf hero Xavier Rudd, more especially recorded ceremonial music from the Mehinako of Brazil and Knut Nystedt's atmospheric reworking of Bach in his Immortal Bach.

20060828

Verity Sharp plays 'sweet soulful music' from Andy Fairweather Low, new tracks from the Maeve Gilchrist Trio and Jan Pieterszoon Sweekinck's moving My Young Life has an End.

20060829

Verity Sharp plays new tracks from Cerys Matthew's Never say Goodbye, boleros from Cuba and Purcell's Evening Hymn.

20060830

Verity Sharp introduces moody electronics from Trost and a modern reworking of Palchelbel's famous Kanon.

20060905

Presented by Robert Sandall, who features the duo of Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and Swapan Chaudhuri; music for voice and mallet instruments from German group Elbtonal Percussion; and the collaborative electro-acoustic project of Kazuyuki Kishino, Chris Watson and Z'ev.

20060906

Robert Sandall introduces choral music by Giovanni Gabrielli, traditional Scottish tunes from Edinburgh-based group Deaf Shepherd and French-Canadian sound artist Garlo's recording of 54 guitars vibrating in the wind on the French Atlantic coast.

20060907

Robert Sandall's selections include film music by saxophonist and former Lounge Lizard John Lurie, traditional Mexican song from harpist Graciana Silva, and secular music from medieval France performed by the Deller Consort.

20060911

Robert Sandall introduces Frank Zappa compositions arranged for violin and piano, plus a live recording by the accordion and reeds duo of Richard Galliano and Michel Portal. There's also music from the Rabindra Sangeet, the body of songs left by Rabindranath Tagore.

20060912

Robert Sandall's selections include tracks from Jonny Greenwood's solo album Bodysong, Cuban bolero from Teresa Vera and Lorenzo Hierrezuelo, and Electric Counterpoint by Steve Reich.

20060913

Robert Sandall introduces Georgian polyphony from the Rustavi Choir and Bang on a Can's arrangement of Brian Eno's Music for Airports. Plus, the late piano works of Brahms and a studio collaboration between electronics duo Spring Heel Jack and minimalist rock band Low.

20060914

Robert Sandall features instrument builder Ellen Fullman and her Long String Instrument; guitarist and bluesman Kelly Joe Phelps; and music for two violins by B退la Bartók.

20060918

Verity Sharp presents an eclectic mix of music new and old.

20060919

Verity Sharp presents a mix of music from around the world and samples the latest tracks from the world of electronica.

20060920

Verity Sharp presents a mix of all kinds of music from around the world.

20060921

Verity Sharp presents a varied mix of music spanning seven centuries.

20060925

Verity Sharp presents selections from the artist formerly known as Chris Clark; Scarlatti played by Murray Perahia; and a collaboration between John Renbourn and Robin Williamson. Plus, music from the Istanbul Oriental Ensemble.

20060926

Featuring the addictive collages of The Books, the unmistakable voice of Michael Hurley, music by Monteverdi and - from the Central Asian Republic of Kyrgyzstan - Tengir Too. Presented by Verity Sharp.

20060927

Verity Sharp presents music by Benny Goodman, Sufjan Stevens, and tracks from Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick's new album Straws in the Wind.

20060928

Verity Sharp spotlights music from the icon of German electronic music, Hans Joachim Roedelius. Plus Avocet, from Bert Jansch's 1978 album, and EJ Moeran performed by the Maggini String Quartet.

20060929

Live from the Fruitmarket in Glasgow, Verity Sharp hosts a special programme of words and music reflecting the range of Radio 3's output over the last 60 years. With live music from The Perfect Houseplants and I Fagiolini. Plus specially-commissioned poetry to mark the anniversary.

20061002

Fiona Talkington returns with sounds from a new album by multi-instrumentalist Stephan Micus, plus Toru Takemitsu's elegant In an Autumn Garden for gagaku orchestra. Pianist Keith Jarrett plays Shostakovich and Kraftwerk pay homage to Schubert.

20061003

Fiona Talkington celebrates Steve Reich's 70th birthday; plus music from accordionist Markku Lepisto and singer Maria Joao.

20061004

Fiona Talkington features music from Australian band The Necks, and a version of Arvo Pärt's Spiegel im Spiegel for clarinet and piano. Plus L'Arpeggiata perform music by 17th-Century Italian composer Giovanni Kapsberger.

20061005

Fiona Talkington spotlights György Ligeti's Artikulation for electronics; while his son, percussionist Lukas Ligeti, joins up with guitarist Raoul Bjorkenheim. Plus music recorded at JazzBaltica in the Salzau Palace Gardens in Germany, and by Harold Budd.

20061009

Fiona Talkington hosts music by Latvian composer Georgs Pelecis, film music by Greek composer Eleni Karaindrou, while The Sixteen perform anthems by Pelham Humfrey.

20061010

Sting sings early music, François Couturier pays tribute to the films of Tarkovsky, and Per Henrik Svalastog plays ram's horn and zither. Plus Stravinsky's setting of Psalm 150 from his Symphony of Psalms. With Fiona Talkington.

20061011

Fiona Talkington features Philip Glass' Koyaanisqatsi; and Persian and Turkish improvisations from Kayhan Kalhor, Erdal Erzincan and Ulas Ozdemir on baglama and kamancheh.

20061012

Fiona Talkington features music for cellotar, shakuhachi and cymbalon, performed by Bernhard Günter and Heribert Friedl.

Plus Eustache du Caurroy's fantasy on Une jeune fillette from Tous les matins du monde, and piano music by Bartok.

20061016

Verity Sharp features the Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir, bluegrass tunes from Nickel Creek and the songs of Ramblin' Jack Elliott.

20061017

Verity Sharp's late-night mix includes the sounds of the Lobi xylophones of Burkina Faso and music from the deserts of northern Mali from the new album by Tartit.

20061018

Paul Hiller conducts the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir in Arvo Pärt's 2004 motet Da Pacem, plus Hardcore Ambience from the Dutch duo Co de Kloet and Menno Kalman. With Verity Sharp.

20061019

Verity Sharp introduces Gjallarhorn's new album inspired by the music and poetry of medieval Scandinavia, the evocative music of Arto Tuncboyaciyan and the work of Toshimi Mikami.

20061023

Verity Sharp introduces vintage tracks from South Africa, including Solomon Linda's Mbube from 1939, and the debut album from El Tanbura, a veteran collective from Port Said.

20061024

Verity Sharp features flamenco from Estrella Morente, cellist Daniel Levin's version of Ornette Coleman's Morning Song, and Sarah Nelson's treatment of the Listen with Mother theme.

20061025

Verity Sharp features Catlin Jaago playing bagpipe music from Estonia, Jean Paul Samputu with songs from Rwanda, and Abdenbi El Gadari performing Moroccan trance music.

20061026

Verity Sharp features songs from the Indian Ocean island of Reunion and the sound of the Big Harp Ensembles of rural western Mexico.

20061030

Fiona Talkington mixes new tracks from Johann Johannson with harpsichord music by Handel. Plus a glimpse of the sombre electronic-inspired world of Luigi Nono.

20061031

Fiona Talkington introduces new tracks from the Matchless Maidens of Bath and samples the Anglo-Norwegian collaboration VEK, heard recently in Southampton.

20061101

Fiona Talkington mixes the rhythms of Morocco with the haunting melody of Burgon's Nunc Dimittis. Plus more from a recent concert by the Anglo-Norwegian collaboration VEK.

20061102

Fiona Talkington mixes the sounds of the gamelan with some other-worldly late piano music by the Abbe Liszt. Plus tracks from Lhasa's album The Living Road

20061106

An eclectic mix of late night music. Fiona Talkington mixes Fantasias by Purcell, urban rhythms from Senegal and looks ahead to the London Jazz Festival.

20061107

An eclectic mix of late night music. Fiona Talkington mixes a 1927 recording of Sam the Old Accordion Man with minimalist John Adams and there's music from Chinese Turkestan.

20061108

An eclectic mix of late night music. Fiona Talkington mixes music from Equatorial Africa with historic recordings of the doctor, humanitarian and organist Albert Schweitzer.

20061109

An eclectic mix of late night music. Fiona Talkington looks ahead to the London Jazz Festival and samples new tracks from around the world.

20061113

Verity Sharp samples music by some of the artists featured at the London Jazz Festival this week, including Savina Yannatou, Supersilent and Trevor Watts.

20061114

Verity Sharp with Delta blues sounds from Kelly Joe Phelps, music for viols by English composer John Jenkins and a new recording by mandolin player Simon Mayor.

20061115

Verity Sharp presents Loudon Wainwright III, Icelandic composer Johann Johannson, and the duo of American guitarist Bob Brozman and Guinean kora player Djeli Moussa Diawara.

20061116

Verity Sharp with harp music from Burma, selections from the new album by Tom Waits, and a preview of the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival which begins this weekend.

20061121

Verity Sharp's late-night listening selection includes a session by Scottish singer-songwriter James Yorkston and American mandolin player Chris Thile.

20061122

With Verity Sharp. Instrumental music by Orlando Gibbons, a vocal lamentation from Ethiopia and a recent recording by the duo of pianist Huw Warren and bassist Peter Herbert.

20061123

With Verity Sharp. Including ambient electronica from Susumu Yokota, Afro-Brazilian ritual music from Bahia, and a recording of Quest by George Crumb.

20061127

Late-evening listening with Fiona Talkington.

The week's eclectic mix includes highlights from this month's London Jazz Festival.

This programme features the bewitching Norwegian singer Solveig Slettahjell and trumpeter Sjur Miljeteig.

Plus a rarely heard version of Allegri's Miserere.

20061128

With Fiona Talkington. Tonight's programme includes a performance by the Swedish jazz trio EST at this year's London Jazz Festival along with the usual eclectic mix.

Plus choral music from the American group Northern Harmony.

20061129

Fiona Talkington's late-night mix includes highlights from a concert given by Nik Bartsch's 'zen-funk' quintet Ronin at the London Jazz Festival.

Plus string sounds from Mali recorded in the 1960s.

20061130

Fiona Talkington features more highlights from the London Jazz Festival, plus an unlilkely collaboration between Yehudi Menuhin and Ravi Shankar.

20061204

Fiona Talkington introduces songs from Charles Trenet and Jean Sablon, the haunting sound of Corsican chant and lute music from 17th-century France played by Pascal Monteilhet. The week's programmes also feature carols and midwinter songs from Coope, Boyes and Simpson and the Orlando Consort.

20061205

With Fiona Talkington. This programme has an Eastern European flavour, with a selection of Bohemian Christmas music, Bulgarian wedding songs and music by Vladimir Godar sung by Czech singer Iva Bittova with the Bratislava Conservatory Choir.

20061206

Fiona Talkington introduces a Latino-inspired mix, with music from Argentinian bandoneon player Dino Saluzzi. Cello octet Conjunto Iberico play Philip Glass and Anga Diaz pays homage to John Coltrane. The programme ends with a musical snowstorm, Gil Evans's La Nevada.

20061207

With Fiona Talkington. The programme includes English seasonal music from John Kirkpatrick, Will Todd and Waterson and Carthy, while Tippett's 5 spirituals from A Child of our Time are interspersed with American prison songs.

Plus a look back at some of the memorable sounds of 2006.

20061211
20061212
20061213
20061214

Late-evening listening with Verity Sharp.

20061218

Verity Sharp presents the usual rich mix of music from different places and eras, including a look back at some of the best releases from 2006.

20061219

Verity Sharp sprinkles some seasonal sounds amongst the usual rich mix of music.

20061220

Verity Sharp presents the usual late night mix and takes a look back at some of her favourite releases of 2006.

20061221

Verity Sharp mixes seasonal sounds with the usual eclectic mix.

20070108

Fiona Talkington presents 13th-century French song from Ensemble Gilles Binchois, a movement from Mary Lou Williams' 1945 Zodiac Suite and a live recording of Norwegian group Wibutee from last year's London Jazz Festival

20070109

Fiona Talkington with Inuit throat singing from Tanya Tagaq, an instrumental suite by Johann Hermann Schein, and, from the archive, a session by Bugge Wesseltoft and Dhafer Youssef.

20070110

Fiona Talkington's selections include 13th-century vocal music from the Montpellier Codex, the American industrial ballads of Pete Seeger and orchestral music by Sofia Gubaidulina.

20070111

Fiona Talkington introduces Hardanger fiddle music from Torleiv Bolstad, music for bowed piano by Stephen Scott, and English folksong from Norma Waterson and Martin Carthy.

20070115

Fiona Talkington features pianist Earl Hines playing Duke Ellington, guitarist Jack Rose's take on Blind Willie Johnson and a live recording of Finnish jazz quintet Ilmiliekki.

20070116

Fiona Talkington features ceremonial percussion from Vietnam, orchestral sounds from jazz composer Gil Evans and a preview of this year's Celtic Connections festival.

20070117

Fiona Talkington's selections include choral music from Bulgaria and Nepal, Alvin Lucier's Music for piano with amplified sonorous vessels, and the Christian Wallumrod Ensemble.

20070118

Fiona Talkington's selections include Anton Webern's Variations for piano, an early recording of New York singer-songwriter Dave van Ronk, and instrumental music from medieval France performed by the Dufay collective.

20070122

Robert Sandall listens to the varied music and influences of Jonny Greenwood, Radiohead guitarist and Composer-in-Residence of the BBC Concert Orchestra.

Including music by Penderecki, Messiaen and Mingus.

20070123

Robert Sandall features performances from Squarepusher, Catherine Bott, and John Fahey alongside vocal music from eastern India.

20070124

Robert Sandall features music from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, field recordings from Geir Jenssen, better known as Biosphere, and the London Sinfonietta's collaboration with Warp records.

20070125

Robert Sandall features music from Talk Talk, Sufjan Stevens, Lou Harrison and contemporary composition from Ireland.

20070129

Robert Sandall explores the music of the American musician and producer Jim O'Rourke. The programme also features pieces by Joanna Newsom, Sonic Youth, Loose Fur and Fennesz.

20070130

Robert Sandall with music by Monolake's Robert Henke, Tom Waits, Handel performed by Keith Jarrett, and songs from the films of Martin Scorsese.

20070131

Robert Sandall features music from The Necks, Susumu Yokota, Ysaye's solo violin sonatas performed by Frank Peter Zimmerman, and Bonnie Prince Billy.

20070201

Robert Sandall features music from the great acoustic bass player Stefano Scodanibbio, vintage recordings of classical music from Iran, and Chris Watson and BJ Nilsen's sonic explorations of storms at sea.

20070205

Fiona Talkington features new albums from Tin Hat and Tinariwen, fado from Portuguese singer Joana Amendoiera, Cuban bolero from the last album recorded by Ibrahim Ferrer and Debussy performed by pianist Jos van Immerseel.

20070206

Fiona Talkington features music by the Dastan Ensemble from Iran in collaboration with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, cattle herding music, and Bach played on the 10-string guitar.

20070207

Fiona Talkington features music from the Dastan Ensemble from Iran, a new album from Ry Cooder and the extraordinary guitar sounds of Terje Rypdal and John Fahey. Marcel Peres directs Ensemble Organum in music for Easter.

20070208

Fiona Talkington features ballet music from Cambodia, traditional music from Latvia and choral music and song from Russia.

20070220

Verity Sharp introduces Congolese rumba OK Jazz, a five-part motet by Thomas Tallis and an excerpt from John Surman's Road to St Ives.

20070221

Verity Sharp's selections include Hampshire dance tunes from Tim Laycock and Colin Thompson, the American songwriting duo of Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, and a recording of Arvo Part's Trisagion, performed by the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra conducted by Saulius Sondeckis.

20070222

Verity Sharp features traditional music from the French Basque Country, ambient electro-acoustic sounds from Mira Calix, and excerpts from John Adams' Shaker Loops performed by the San Francisco Symphony, conducted by Edo de Waart.

20070227

Verity Sharp features processed guitar from Richard Pinhas, traditional music from the islands of Madagascar and Okinawa, and an excerpt from Philip Glass's Einstein on the Beach.

20070228

Verity Sharp's selections include Malian guitarist Djelimady Tounkara, the duo of Kathryn Tickell and saxophonist Andy Sheppard, and the sound of rabbit pelts from electronic experimentalists Matmos.

20070301

Verity Sharp presents Appalachian bluegrass from guitarist Tony Rice, Debussy piano music performed by Mitsuko Uchida and Bosnian song from Ilijaz Delic and Mostar Sevda Reunion.

20070306

Fiona Talkington features a performance by trumpeter Nils Petter Molvaer and guitarist Helge (Deathprod) Sten, recorded at last year's Punkt festival in Kristiansand.

Plus vintage German experimental rock from Holger Czukay and a new album from singer-songwriter Laura Veirs.

20070307

Fiona Talkington features a performance by experimental singer Sidsel Endresen with electronics guru Jan Bang at the Punkt festival in Kristiansand last year.

Plus choral music from Latvian composer Peteris Butans and ambient electronica from Mira Calix's new album.

20070308

Fiona Talkington introduces the Punkt Festival's 'Wagner reloaded project' featuring the Kristiansand SO and soloists including guitarist Eivind Aarset and drummer Audun Kleive. Plus new albums from Deerhoof and Ludovico Einaudi.

20070313

Fiona Talkington introduces new releases, including an album from guitarist Pat Metheny duetting with pianist Brad Mehldau and Gorecki's String Quartet No 3 played by the Kronos Quartet.

Plus Estonian singer Siiri Sisask in concert and Malian singer guitarist Vieux Farka Toure.

20070314

Fiona Talkington presents an exclusive concert recording by the legendary singer Tom Waits, chamber music by Christopher Fox and the contrasting polyphonies of William Byrd's three-part Mass and Steve Reich's Electric Counterpoint.

20070315

Fiona Talkington introduces the Arve Henriksen Quartet, recorded in concert at Norway's Punkt 06 festival, as well as CD tracks including Liverpool composer drummer Joseph Livingstone, and traditional music from Vietnam.

20070320

Verity Sharp's late-night listening mix includes tracks from Serge Gainsbourg, Philip Glass and traditional music from Morocco.

20070321

Verity Sharp's late-night listening mix includes a love song from the South Pacific, a track featuring Miles Davis and Dan Reeder's You Should Have Wrote a Book.

20070322

Verity Sharp's late-night listening selection includes folk music from Ireland and Zimbabwe, and a track from Moondog.

20070327

John Lee Hooker, Art Tatum, Joni Mitchell and Brian Eno feature in Verity Sharp's late-night listening mix and Tenebrae sing Rachmaninov's Hymn to the Cherubim. Plus the sound of the little-known jouhikko, a bowed lyre from Finland.

20070328

With Verity Sharp.

The programme includes singer Tsehaytu Beraki playing the krar (an Eritrean lyre) and Ethiopian saxophone king Getatchew Mekurya. Plus music for balloon and string quartet by Judy Dunaway.

20070329

Verity Sharp introduces a sublime take on a Norwegian religious folk song by Bukkene Bruse and upbeat jazz from South Africa courtesy of Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath.

Plus, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, brass music by Michael Nyman and a prelude for piano and electronics by John Richards.

20070403

Fiona Talkington introduces a new release from Zimbabwean singer Thomas Mapfumo, music from the time of Christopher Columbus, and all this week, tracks from the just-announced winning artists in the 2007 Radio 3 Awards for World Music

20070404

Fiona Talkington has American bluegrass from the Earl Brothers, classical Arabic singing from Ghada Shbeir and a classic track from Sheila Chandra.

20070405

Fiona Talkington has prepared piano music by John Cage, Somali-style rapping from K'naan and a Nocturne by John Field.

20070410

Fiona Talkington introduces field recordings from Canada and the USA, a song from the Musicians of the Nile, and Bollywood from Shankar Mahedevan.

20070411

With Fiona Talkington. Samir Joubran plays the Arabic oud, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt plays the Indian slide guitar and L'Arpeggiata recount the experiences of the Jesuit missionaries.

20070412

Paul Hiller conducts a new recording of Terry Riley's In C, Ada Milea sings Romanian songs and Matthias Loibner performs Schubert on the hurdy-gurdy. Introduced by Fiona Talkington.

20070417

Verity Sharp's late-night listening mix includes Pape Seck recorded in 1974 paying tribute to his homeland, the Waalo region of Senegal; a traditional song from the north of England sung by Yorkshire duo Will Noble and John Cocking; a 17th century canzon by Samuel Scheidt played by Les Sacqueboutiers; and Moscow experimental band Volga's new album.

20070418

Verity Sharp has Flutes of the World tonight: China's Guo Yue, India's Hariprasad Chaurasia and Manchester's Michael McGoldrick, all recorded for the programme during this year's Celtic Connections in Glasgow.

Plus 16th century folias from Hesperion XXI, the flamenco guitar of Miguel Iven and the cartoon world of Carl Stalling.

20070419

Verity Sharp introduces the powerful percussion playing of the Charlie Watts and Jim Keltner Project, Ross Daly's arrangement of three Bektasi nefes (Turkish hymns sung by an order of dervishes founded in the 13th century), plus the choir of St John's College Cambridge singing Videte miraculum by Thomas Tallis.

20070424

Verity Sharp presents another eclectic mix of music from across the globe, including Trinidadian calypso from The Mighty Sparrow and gospel from Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys.

She explores the electronic world of Aus (aka Yasuhiko Fukuzono), and La Capella Reial de Catalunya perform spiritual music from the 15th century Spanish collection, the Cancionero de Montecassino.

20070425

Verity Sharp presents another eclectic mix of music from across the globe, including pianist Toros Can playing George Crumb's Mystic Chord and Dave Van Ronk calling Last Orders.

And flautist Michael McGoldrick is on dazzling form, recorded at this year's Celtic Connections in Glasgow.

20070426

Verity Sharp presents another eclectic listening mix from across the globe, including music from the dream team of Irish fiddle player Martin Hayes and guitarist Dennis Cahill, Fred Frith's take on Serge Gainsbourg's Ballad of Melody Nelson and Ensemble Amarcord singing Wiliam Byrd's Ave verum corpus.

20070501

Fiona Talkington plays tracks from a new CD by the Tord Gustavsen Trio, plus features Hungarian singer Beata Palya, Tchaikovsky from the Classical Jazz Quartet, the Ethiopian bagana, and a setting of the Nunc Dimittis by Arvo Part.

20070502

Fiona Talkington presents another eclectic mix of music from across the globe, including Herbie Hancock playing Ravel, archive recordings and new music from Romania, Hungarian singer Mitsou, plus songs from Bobby McFerrin and Tallis's Nunc dimittis.

20070503

Fiona Talkington plays Chris Hughes's Slow-Motion Blackbird, Rautavaara's Cantus Arcticus, songs by Diamanda Galas and Syd Barrett, John Morton's Music for Music Boxes, the eerie call of the Canadian ringed seal and a setting of the Nunc dimittis by Holst.

20070508

Fiona Talkington presents a Nunc dimittis by Elisabeth Lutyens, tracks from Polish pianist Leszek Mozdzer and Swedish bassist Lars Danielsson's new album, a look ahead to a tour by Estonian choir Vox Clamantis with singer and oud player Dhafer Youssef, and songs from Mali from Mamani Keita.

20070509

Fiona Talkington visits 1950s Ibiza, plus there are nocturnes by Chopin, Rainer Ptacek and Morten Laurridsen, the voice of Meredith Monk, a Nunc dimittis by William Byrd and commuter anthems from Opsvik and Jennings.

20070510

Fiona Talkington introduces fiddle tunes from Alicia Bjornsdotter and Emma Reid, as well as music by Czech singer Zuzana Lapcikova, multi-instrumentalist Hugh Hopper and a Nunc dimittis by Stanford.

20070515

Verity Sharp introduces music by Scottish folk group Lau, electronic composer Andrew Pekler, and a Malian trio led by kora player Ballake Sissoko. Plus Margaret Leng Tan's recording of John Cage's Daughter of the Lonesome Isle for prepared piano.

20070516

Verity Sharp's selections include music from the Southern Appalachians, an Argentinian tango from Juan Carlos Caceres and a Chopin Nocturne by theremin pioneer Clara Rockmore.

20070517

Verity Sharp presents vocal music by Machaut and Meredith Monk, the American-Japanese duo of Bob Brozman and Takashi Hirayasu and a Brahms intermezzo by pianist Helene Grimaud.

20070522

Verity Sharp presents Norwegian yoik duo Adjagas, electronic curiosities from Brian Eno and traditional Venezuelan music performed on the cuatro by Cheo Hurtado.

20070523

Verity Sharp presents contemporary Belizean sounds from Andy Palacio and his Garifuna Collective, a pontic lyra improvisation from Greek instrumentalist Matthaios Tsahourides and recordings by English folk musician Nic Jones.

20070524

Verity Sharp presents Mr Malaska, who perform music for accordion and violin from Northern Finland, guitarists Bob Brozman and Debashish Bhattacharya explore some common ground, and composer Gavin Bryars conducts the Cockpit Ensemble and New Music Ensemble of San Francisco in The Sinking of the Titanic.

20070529

Fiona Talkington introduces Finnish choir Ketsurat, music from Fennesz and Ryuichi Sakomoto, and throughout the week she'll be featuring zither music and French chansons.

20070530

Fiona Talkington introduces award-winning group Kwadrofonik who play improvisations on Polish folk music, plus music from Yann Tiersen, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Messiaen.

20070531

Fiona Talkington introduces music by David Sylvian and Burnt Friedman, along with Chinese zither music and music from Chechnya.

20070605

Fiona Talkington presents a laid-back, eclectic mix of music from around the globe. Featuring Nico Muhly, Thomas Weelkes, Steve Reich and Bjork.

20070606

Fiona Talkington presents a laid-back, eclectic mix of music from across the globe.

Including Klezmer from the Kharkov Klezmer band, piano music from Sergey Kuryokhin and the sound of Lennon and McCartney from the 1980s with Russian singer Valentina Ponomareva.

20070607

Fiona Talkington presents a laid-back, eclectic mix of music from across the globe.

Featuring music from 1950s Cuba, bassist Eberhard Weber, Messaien and the sounds of Hugh Marsh's experimental violin.

20070612

Verity Sharp introduces a laid-back eclectic mix of music from across the globe.

Including Erol Parlak's Turkish baglama quintet, trumpet music by Morton Feldman, chant from the Tibetan Tashi Lhunpo Monastery and Halesia Carolina (Silverbell Tree), the latest piece from award-winning electroacoustic composer Robert Jarvis.

20070613

Verity Sharp introduces a laid-back eclectic mix of music from across the globe.

Including music from Dirty 3 featuring the gritty violin playing of Warren Ellis and blues of the Western Sahara from Mariem Hassan. Plus Bidad, meaning 'Injustice', a piece described as a lament for the divided society that followed the Iranian revolution of 1979, written in the traditional style by santur player Parviz Meshkatian and sung by Mohammad Reza Shajarian.

20070614

Verity Sharp introduces a laid-back eclectic mix of music from across the globe.

Including a sweet song from the Basque Country, a dark ballad from Johnny Dowd and the powerful gnawa rhythms of Morocco.

20070619

Verity Sharp introduces a laid-back eclectic mix of music from across the globe.

Including music from Mauritania, classic tracks from the 1980s collective This Mortal Coil, sonorous North Indian dhrupad from singers Umakant and Ramakant Gundecha, plus Francesco Dillon and Peter Soderberg play a version of John Cage's Dream for cello and lute.

20070620

Verity Sharp introduces a laid-back eclectic mix of music from across the globe.

Pete Seeger borrows from Beethoven, Montserrat Figueras sings an ancient romance and Richard Pinhas delivers his dense soundscape Dextro for guitar, electronics and drums.

20070621

Verity Sharp introduces a laid-back eclectic mix of music from across the globe.

Including music from Celtic harpist Bonnie Shaljean and songs by Gillian Welch. Plus Sweden's Nyckelharpokestern plays music by the legendary 19th century musician Byss-Calle and pianist Einar Steen-Nokleberg plays a Lyric Piece by Greig.

20070626

Fiona Talkington introduces music recorded at the 2007 Bath Festival by Norwegian Trio In The Country and singer Hanne Hukkelberg.

Plus John Cage's Imaginary Landscapes, piano music by Janacek and Moravian songs about trees by Zuzana Lapcikova.

20070627

Fiona Talkington introduces music recorded at the 2007 Bath Festival by Norwegian Trio In The Country and singer Hanne Hukkelberg.

Plus music from the Basque country and 14th century French dance music played by Andrew Lawrence-King.

20070628

Fiona Talkington introduces music recorded at the 2007 Bath Festival by Norwegian Trio In The Country and singer Hanne Hukkelberg.

Plus music by David Torn, Obrecht and the North Sea Radio Orchestra.

20070703

Fiona Talkington presents a laid-back, eclectic mix of music from across the globe.

Including performances by Kimmo Pohjonen's Kluster duo and Norwegian singer Mari Boine recorded at the Bath Festival, and pianist Christopher O'Riley playing the songs of Nick Drake.

20070704

Fiona Talkington presents a laid-back, eclectic mix of music from across the globe.

With more recordings by Mari Boine and Kimmo Pohjonen, tracks from John Surman's album The Spaces In Between and music by Bach.

20070705

Fiona Talkington introduces more from Kimmo Pohjonen and Mari Boine recorded at the Bath Festival, as well as 13th century cantigas by Alfonso the Wise and songs by Steve Knightley.

20070710

Verity Sharp presents a stunning performance by Irish fiddle player Martin Hayes and guitarist Dennis Cahill, recorded at their sell-out concert as part of the 2007 Bath International Festival.

Plus songs from Martin Simpson's latest album Prodigal Son, the heart-stopping voices of Mexico's Chavela Vargas and Bosnia's Ljiljana Buttler, and Joanna Leach playing a Scarlatti sonata on a Stodart square piano.

20070711

Verity Sharp introduces Ethiopian music from Mahmoud Ahmed and Gigi, Ensemble Daedalus with a 15th century Spanish song about death, ambience from Matthew Florianz, the powerful voices of Azerbaijani singers Alim and Ferghana Qasimov, and music from Scottish singer-songwriter Kris Drever.

20070712

Verity Sharp with a song of defiance from Chechnya. Plus, the Labeque sisters play Ravel.

Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

Verity Sharp introduces a song of defiance from Chechnya, the Labeque sisters playing Ravel, the unlikely pairing of banjo and piano in the capable hands of Chick Corea and Bela Fleck, and more stunning playing from fiddler Martin Hayes and guitarist Dennis Cahill recorded at the 2007 Bath International Festival.

20070717

Verity Sharp introduces the rich voice of flamenco singer Moi de Moron and powerful pipe playing from Jon Swayne's group Zephyrus.

Plus Phantasm play a Fantasy by John Jenkins and throughout the week we hear the life affirming songs of Lo Cor de a Plana from Marseilles.

20070718

Verity Sharp introduces Jewish Norwegian singer Bente Kahan and klezmer from Edinburgh courtesy of Moishe's Bagel, plus Spanish Sephardic group Aman Aman are as lovesick as Rodrigo del Pozo is sorrowful, singing Bach's Ach, dass ich Wasser's g'nug hatte with ensemble Charivari Agreable.

20070719

Verity Sharp introduces the extraordinary sound of metrical psalm singing from the Isle of Lewis, a tiny piano prelude by Howard Skempton alongside Spirit Talk Mbira's Zimbabwean thumb pianos, and more from Irish fiddler Martin Hayes's sell out concert at the 2007 Bath International Festival.

20070724

Fiona Talkington previews next weekend's WOMAD festival with music from the Kronos Quartet, and plays vintage gospel from the Spiritualaires and jazz by John Coltrane.

20070725

Fiona Talkington's late-night listening mix includes a song from Baaba Maal, rumba flamenca from Grupo Macarena and Northumbrian pipe tunes from Kathryn Tickell.

20070726

Fiona Talkington's late-night listening mix includes Rajery performing songs from Madagascar, the New London Consort singing music from 15th century Italy and La Cumbiamba playing the roots music of Colombia.

20070731

Fiona Talkington looks back at the 2007 WOMAD festival with highlights from performances by Korean percussionists Dulsori and Senegalese kora maestro Seckou Keita.

Plus viol consort music by William Lawes and the Klezmer violin of Alexey Rozov.

20070801

Fiona Talkington presents highlights from the 2007 WOMAD festival, including American blues from the Taj Mahal Trio and the welcome return of the voice of Sheila Chandra.

Plus music for string quartet by Aaron Jay Kernis and 13th-century polyphony from the Huelgas Ensemble.

20070802

Fiona Talkington with highlights of the 2007 WOMAD festival, including Scandinavian string band Frigg and the Silk String Quartet. Plus 16th-century choral music by John Taverner.

20070807

Verity Sharp introduces Hollywood Symphony by Holger Czukay, a one-time student of Stockhausen and co-founder of German krautrock group Can.

Plus the gentle guitars of Madala and Max Lasser, an honourable 14th century love song by Guillaume de Machaut, and music for piano and Indian tampura.

20070808

Verity Sharp introduces the award-wining duo of Algerian pianist Maurice El Medioni and Cuban percussionist Roberto Rodriguez, sublime tunes from the Shetland Isles played by Chris Stout and Catriona McKay, a powerful Colombian worksong sung by Juan Alberto Fernandez Polo, and Andrew Lewis' electroacoustic Scherzo.

20070809

With Verity Sharp.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo pay tribute to Zulu King Shaka, there's impeccable fiddle playing from Lauren MacColl, winner of the BBC Young Folk Award, pianist Haydn Dickenson plays Study No 3 in an Eastern Idiom by Peter Feuchtwanger, and we hear Ross Daly's epic Elefthero Simio, inspired by the traditional music of Crete.

20070814

Verity Sharp marks Pakistan's Independence Day with music by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Abida Parveen, and among the other tracks are a string quartet by James MacMillan, and a new album from Finnish electronic duo Pan Sonic.

Part of the India & Pakistan '07 season.

20070815

Verity Sharp marks India's Independence Day with music by Bollywood singer Lata Mangeshkar. Other music includes tracks by Rothko, Martin Carthy, Arco Alpino and Gavouna.

Part of the India and Pakistan '07 season.

20070816

Verity Sharp presents a programme with an American slant, with music by Johnny Cash, Philip Glass, Sam Amidon and Paul Lansky.

There's also South African music from Shiyani Ngcobo and Abafana Baseqhudeni, and a Scottish fiddle tune from Laura McColl.

20070821

Fiona Talkington introduces a live set by the Australian pianist and improviser Adrian Klumpes alongside instrumental tunes from Martin Carthy, a Josquin motet and a piece for charango and tape by Bolivian composer Agustin Fernandez.

20070822

Fiona Talkington presents live music by Colleen, incorporating clarinet, music box, guitar and viola da gamba.

Plus Cuban jazz by pianist Roberto Fonseca, Scottish folk from Simon Thoumire and Steve Reich's Violin Phase performed by Jagdish Mistry.

20070823

Fiona Talkington presents highlights from a live set by Australian group Triosk given at the Norwich Arts Centre, as well as a 14th century chanson by Philippe de Vitry, a landmark early recording by Ali Farke Toure and Toru Takemitsu's 'Archipelago S', inspired by Snape Maltings Concert Hall and performed by Oliver Knussen and the London Sinfonietta.

20070828

Fiona Talkington's selections include music for mizmar from the Upper Egypt Ensemble, cello and synthesizer improvisations from Frances-Marie Uitti and Jonathan Harvey, and a Scarlatti sonata transcribed for guitar by Jurgen Schollmann.

20070829

Fiona Talkington presents songs from Savina Yannatou and Natacha Atlas, early English instrumental music and a recording for voice and ensemble of Morton Feldman's For Fritz Kline.

20070830

Fiona Talkington's presents 16th-century madrigals by Philippe Verdelot and Luca Marenzio, traditional music from Guinea, and English folk duo Kate Rusby and Kathryn Roberts.

20070904

Verity Sharp presents fine English fiddle playing from Tom Kitching, accompanied by guitarist Gren Bartley. Plus hits from the Manhattan Brothers, South Africa's most popular vocal group of the 40s and 50s, and Johnny Cash's Spiritual, from his American series album, Unchained.

20070905

Verity Sharp presents gentle singing and kora playing from Thee, Stranded Horse. Baroque triple harpist Andrew Lawrence King plays the court music of Louis XIV's dancing masters, and a new tune from Ireland's Tim Dennehy, called Old Boots and Flying Sandals.

20070906

Verity Sharp introduces Javanese gamelan music recorded in the 1950s and preserved in the staggering 164 reel-to-reel tapes of the Mantle Hood collection. Plus traditional Irish piano playing from Padraic O'Reilly, and the mesmerising sound of Congolese scrap metal outfit Konono No 1.

20070911

Finnish and Norwegian fiddle traditions come together in the life-affirming tunes of Frigg.

Plus a preview of Orchestra Baobab's Made in Dakar, to be released in October, and raw klezmer from the Carpathian mountains performed by the group Transkapela.

With Verity Sharp.

20070912

Verity Sharp presents another eclectic mix of music, ranging from the Middle Ages to the 21st century.

20070913

A wide-ranging choice of music from around the world, presented by Verity Sharp.

20070918

Fiona Talkington's selections include new releases by singer Nancy Elizabeth and saxophonist Thomas Mejer, David Sylvian's studio collaboration with Holger Czukay, and a recent live recording of pianist Tord Gustavsen with Trio Medieval.

20070919

Fiona Talkington introduces Congolese rumba from Kekele, minimalist art rock from the Young Marble Giants, and a recording of Russian improvising vocalist Valentina Ponomareva.

20070920

Fiona Talkington with music from Indian flautist Hariprasad Chausuria, improvising group Spaceheads, and an excerpt from Lux Aeterna by guitarist and composer Terje Rypdal.

20070925

Fiona Talkington with highlights from this year's Forde folk festival in Norway, which included sets by Petterson and Fredriksson, Ablaye Cissoko and Le Vent du Nord.

20070926

Fiona Talkington presents music from Hungarian cimbalon player Kalman Balogh, Icelandic band mum and tracks from the new album by guitarist Eivind Aarset.

20070927

Fiona Talkington's selections include instrumental music by William Byrd, samba de roda from Dona Edith do Prato and traditional music from the Salento region of Italy.

20071002

Verity Sharp introduces music played on the Vietnamese zither, the dan tranh, and travelling songs from Mary Ann Haynes and Derby Smith.

Plus tributes to the Copper family from Linda Thompson and Imagined Village, and a duet from Tom Russell and Ramblin' Jack Elliot.

20071003

Verity Sharp with songs from Cape Verde, ambience from Echospace and a song about suffering from Malian singer Oumou Sangare.

Plus Arvo Pärt's Littlemore Tractus, performed by Polyphony and organist Christopher Bowers Broadbent.

20071004

Featuring extraordinary voices, including the Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir, Paul Robeson and A Song Without a Purpose from Johnny Parry.

Mesmerizing dhrupad, North India's most ancient vocal style, is sung by the illustrious Dagar Brothers. With Verity Sharp.

20071009

Verity Sharp with traditional tunes from Hampshire played by Paul Sartin and Saul Rose, dance tunes from Milan by the 16th century lutenist Joan Ambrosio Dalza, Cretan blues from Psaratonis and songs from Oumou Sangare, Bruce Molsky and Devendra Banhart.

20071010

Verity Sharp selects the extraordinary playing of Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, improvising in Rag Gavati with tabla player Sukhvinder Singh Namdhari, alongside a 13th century song of ecstasy by Gautier de Coincy, and the Labèque sisters' delicate playing of Ravel's Pavane pour Une Infante D退funte.

20071011

Verity Sharp's eclectic mix includes Northumbrian piper Kathryn Tickell, the guitar work of Senegalese hero Baaba Maal, a madrigal by Monteverdi sung by Red Byrd, and the Kronos Quartet playing the expansive music of Iceland's Sigur Ros.

20071016

In Fiona Talkington's late-night mix, East meets West in a collaboration between Bela Fleck (banjo) and VM Bhatt (custom-built slide guitar) and Paul Giger plays Bach on violin.

20071017

Fiona Talkington introduces an eclectic late-night listening mix, including San Francisco sound artist Arp and a new release from the Trio Medieval with drummer Birger Mistereggen.

20071018

Fiona Talkington's late-night listening mix includes fiddle-led music by Skra from the Swedish-speaking Aland islands and Ukranian composer Valentin Silvestrov.

20071030

Verity Sharp introduces traditional music from Estonia, alongside a song about truth and love from Abida Parveen, and a Mozartian melody shrouded in mist by Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov.

Plus throughout the week, hurdy gurdy maestro Matthias Loibner and collaborations between composer Graham Fitkin and harpist Ruth Wall.

20071031

Verity Sharp's selections include the Betel Nuts Brothers from Taiwan, a duet from Scout Niblett and Bonnie Prince Billy, traditional Swedish tunes played by Anders Larsson and Patrik Andersson, and organist Zsigmond Szathmary playing Ligeti's Etude No 1.

20071101

Verity Sharp introduces the exquisite voice of Kaushiki Chakrabarty with a thumri in Raga Mishra Pilu 'Jiya Mora Na Lage', alongside music for theremin by Percy Grainger and Icelandic songs from the Hamrahlid Choir, Sigur Ros and Viking wannabes Krauka.

20071106

Hosted by Verity Sharp. Melvyn Tan plays Debussy, and the six English pipers of Zephyrus play a Halfe Hannikin variation by Jon Swayne. Also gwerz from Brittany sung by Erik Marchand, and a song of Doom and Gloom from Big Bill Broonzy alongside Harold Budd's Waltz for the End of Time.

Throughout the week, the programme highlights traditional British songs from Bella Hardy's long awaited debut album Night Visiting.

20071107

On the eve of their UK tour, Simon Emmerson's Imagined Village project give their take on traditional songs Cold Hailey Rainy Night and Welcome Sailor.

There's also festive drumming from Palermo, rarely heard music from the 17th century by Denis Gaultier, played by lutenist Anthony Bailes, and a new Strathclyde motet by James MacMillan, sung by Cappella Nova.

With Verity Sharp.

20071108

Verity Sharp's selection includes singer Urna Chahar Tugchi, the unfeasibly high voice of the Mongolian grasslands.

Plus a sonic impression of an insect museum in the south of France by Robert Jarvis, a contemporary lullaby from the Basque Country, and part of Stimmung by Karlheinz Stockhausen, performed by the Theatre of Voices.

20071113

Fiona Talkington introduces music by Bela Fleck and Jerry Douglas, a new album from Steve Jansen, a 1920s tune from Mike Seeger and sounds from Okinawa.

20071114

Fiona Talkington presents music by Latvian composer Peteris Vasks, plus Mexican singer Chvela Vargas and the bells of Rostiv Cathedral.

20071115

Jon Hassell, David Byrne, Annie Whitehead, John Cage and the Tsuumi Sound System are among Fiona Talkington's choices.

20071120

Fiona Talkington's choices include Alison Krauss, Bill Bruford and Michiel Borstlap, Diamanda Galas, Mark Hollis and a new live album from EST.

20071121

Fiona Talkington presents songs from Scout Niblett and Monica Vasconcelos, percussion from Terje Isungset and Todd Hamnes and his Tool and Drum Ensemble, plus Mongolian band Egschiglen and flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia.

20071122

Fiona Talkington introduces Polish singer Edyta Geppert with Kroke on their new album, a new album from Australian band the Necks, Jamie Woon, Nils Petter Molvaer and Vashti Bunyan.

20071127

Verity Sharp presents music from Indian shehnai maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan, a recording of Morton Feldman's Vertical Thoughts 5 and tracks from Chris Wood's new album Trespasser.

20071128

Verity Sharp's selections include new wave bossa nova from Vinicius Cantuaria, traditional polyphony from the Tosk region of Albania and a fantasia for viols by Orlando Gibbons.

20071129

Verity Sharp presents electronic miniatures from To Rococo Rot and Icarus, and a Romanian epic song performed by the Taraf of Clejani.

20071204

Verity Sharp introduces chamber music by Puerto Rican composer Roberto Sierra, a 1950 recording of Sister Wynona Carr, a voice from the golden age of American gospel music and a selection of Grieg's Lyric Pieces performed on the accordion by Mie Miki.

20071205

Christmas Champions

On the eve of their UK tour of a new re-working of Christmas Champions, a chance to hear Hugh Lupton and Chris Wood's original radio piece commissioned by Late Junction in 2005.

This compelling montage of speech, music and song meditates on the cyclical nature of time. Written and told by Hugh Lupton, composed, sung and played by Chris Wood and featuring the voice of Herbie Smith.

20071206

Verity Sharp's selections include tracks by the Penguin Cafe Orchestra and Danish group Efterklang, traditional Finnish music and a 1933 recording of accordionist Vetese Guerino.

20071211

Fiona Talkington introduces music from the Penguin Cafe Orchestra, to mark the 10th anniversary of the death of founder Simon Jeffes.

Including Tord Gustavsen from the London Jazz Festival and Le Trio Joubran from Palestine.

20071212

Fiona Talkington introduces music recorded at the 2007 London Jazz Festival from Bill Bruford and Michiel Borstlap. Plus music from Georgia and piano music by Scarlatti.

20071213

Fiona Talkington introduces trumpeter Nils Petter Molvaer in session especially for Late Junction, songs from Sweet Billy Pilgrim, and melodies by Geir Tveitt.

20071218

Presented by Fiona Talkington and featuring music for Christmas from the BBC Singers conducted by Bob Chilcott. Plus the Jan Garbarek group at this year's London Jazz Festival.

20071219

Fiona Talkington presents a story from Lee Hazelwood with Icelandic band Amiina and an unusual take on a Russian fairy tale from Gultskra Artikler, and Kouame Sereba plays the dodo, an African mouth-harp used in story-telling.

20071220

Fiona Talkington introduces her favourite tracks of 2007, plus highlights from the London Jazz Festival, Polish Christmas carols by Lutoslawski and ice music from Terje Isungset.

20071225

Verity Sharp introduces an uninterrupted sequence for the end of Christmas Day.

Including music from Norma Waterson, Sufjan Stevens, Mary Gauthier, the Handbell Change Ringing Group, Low, John Tavener, Chris Wood, the Be Good Tanyas, Bob Chilcott, John Kirkpatrick, the Finchley Children's Music Group and Joseph Spence.

20071226

Verity Sharp presents a recording from the 2007 Oxford Contemporary Music Festival featuring a rare visit to the UK by Californian minimalist composer and pianist Harold Budd, alongside a shepherd's song from Armenia played on duduk by Djivan Gasparyan and other seasonal music from around the world.

20071227

Verity Sharp looks back at some favourite releases of 2007, including tracks from Tinariwen, Zephyrus, Bassekou Kouyate, Phantasm, Alasdair Roberts, Lo Cor de la Plana, Sigur Ros, Ditt Ditt Darium, Juan Carlos Caceres and Hauschka.

20080101

A New Year carol from the Watersons and a dance from Mali to ensure good fortune in the year ahead are among the usual wide mix of music from around the world with Verity Sharp.

20080102

Verity Sharp introduces poetic tunes from Karen Tweed and Timo Alakotila's album May Monday, a new recording of Morten Lauridsen's O Magnum Mysterium by the Vasari Singers and hypnotic sounds in Francois Bayle's electroacoustic piece Toupie dans le Ciel.

20080103

Verity Sharp presents music by Debussy played on guitars by the Assad Brothers.

Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

Verity Sharp presents music by Debussy exquisitely played on guitars by the Assad Brothers, dreamy post-rock from Chicago courtesy of The Sea and Cake and John Luther Adams's epic drone-based piece for two pianos Dark Waves.

20080108

Fiona Talkington presents a concert given by Trio Medieval and drummer Birger Mistereggen.

Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

20080109

Fiona Talkington presents music from Edgar Meyer, Food and Yves Lambert's Bebert Orchestra

Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

20080110

Fiona Talkington presents music by Trio Medieval, drummer Birger Mistereggen and Uri Caine

Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

20080115

Fiona Talkington plays tracks from the new album by Malian kora master Toumani Diabate. Plus Medieval ballads sung by Kim Andre Rysstad and music by Brooklyn singer Dawn Landes.

Fiona Talkington plays music by Toumani Diabate, Kim Andre Rysstad and Dawn Landes.

Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

20080116

Fiona Talkington presents songs of the Romany people in Northern Europe.

Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

Fiona Talkington presents songs of the Romany people in Northern Europe, the voice of Ugandan-born Geoffrey Oryema, and an aria by the 17th century Italian composer Tarquino Merulo.

20080117

Fiona Talkington has music from the Finnish/Swedish trio Nordik Tree and James Macmillan.

Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

Fiona Talkington gets into the spirit of Glasgow's Celtic Connections Festival, with music from the Finnish/Swedish trio Nordik Tree, and James Macmillan's Strathclyde Motets.

20080122

Verity Sharp presents Alan Maralung's recordings of Australian Aboriginal songs and the South Indian violin duo of Lalitha and Nandini Muthuswamy. Plus excerpts from Francois Tetaz's score for the film Wolf Creek, which features the wire recordings of instrument maker Alan Lamb and the prepared piano of Anthony Pateras.

Verity Sharp plays Australian Aboriginal songs and South Indian violin music.

Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

20080123

Verity Sharp presents traditional music for marimbas from Guatemala.

Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

20080124

Verity Sharp plays harpsichord music by William Byrd and a flute duet by Philip Glass.

Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

20080129

With music for viols by Thomas Tomkins and the Malian ngoni ensemble of Bassekou Kouyate.

Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

Verity Sharp presents music for viols by Thomas Tomkins, the Malian ngoni ensemble of Bassekou Kouyate and presidential campaign songs from American folk singer Oscar Brand.

20080130

With music from Henryk Gorecki's 3rd Symphony, plus a Madagascan kiloliky whistle group.

Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

Verity Sharp presents music from Henryk Gorecki's 3rd Symphony, a kiloliky whistle ensemble from Madagascar and the duo of Stephane Grappelli and Martial Solal.

20080131

With works including Jim O'Rourke's computer composition May '00 plus music for shakuhachi

Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

Verity Sharp's selections include Jim O'Rourke's computer composition May '00, music for solo shakuhachi from Shozan Tanabe and a motet by John Taverner.

20080205

Radio 3's South American focus continues as Fiona Talkington introduces performances from bandoneon player Per Arne Glorvigen, Tango for 3 and singer Monica Vasconcelos.

Plus a new CD from Newcastle-based duo Cath and Phil Tyler, and Finnish jouhikko player Pekko Kappi.

Including music from Per Arne Glorvigen, Tango for 3 and singer Monica Vasconcelos.

Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

20080206

With music from Murcof, Karen Tweed and Timo Alakotila plus music for Ash Wednesday.

Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

Radio 3's South American theme continues with music from Mexican sound artist Murcof, while Fiona Talkington explores tracks from the new Midnight May Monday project from Karen Tweed and Timo Alakotila, as well as music for Ash Wednesday.

20080207

With tangos, the group Calefax, Stephanie Hladowski and mandolin playing from Petri Hakala

Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

Fiona Talkington's late-night listening mix includes tangos, Dutch wind group Calefax, singer Stephanie Hladowski and mandolin playing from Petri Hakala.

20080212

Fiona Talkington travels back in time to mark 50 years of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, with the Dr Who theme, Frederick Bradnum's 1957 radiophonic poem Private Dreams Public Nightmares and music by Benjamin Britten.

Plus, throughout the week, music recorded at this year's Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow.

Fiona Talkington travels back in time to mark 50 years of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, with the Dr Who theme, Frederick Bradnum's 1957 radiophonic poem Private Dreams Public Nightmares and music by Benjamin Britten.

Fiona Talkington marks 50 years of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

20080213

Fiona Talkington presents five Kurpian songs by Henryk Gorecki performed by the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, plus more from this year's Celtic Connections Festival and music from the archive of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

20080214

With a Lithuanian bridal song by Vaclovas Augustinas and the Magical Orchestra.

Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

Fiona Talkington's choices for St Valentine's Day include a setting of a Lithuanian bridal song by Vaclovas Augustinas, the darker side of love from Susanna, the Magical Orchestra and music by Monteverdi.

20080219

With Persian-inspired music from Ensemble Dastan and Serbian music by Paprika Balkanicus.

Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

Verity Sharp presents the Persian-inspired music of Ensemble Dastan, traditional Serbian material by Paprika Balkanicus and traditional Yugoslavian music from the Bardos Band.

20080220

With Elizabeth Farr reworking Byrd, Afghan music by Hesperion XXI and a Nina Simone track.

Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

Verity Sharp presents Elizabeth Farr's interpretation of Byrd's dances as well as more from the Middle-East with Afghan music by Hesperion XXI and a composition by the ensemble's founder, Jordi Savall. Plus to mark Nina Simone's birthday, Verity plays the classic Everyone's Gone to the Moon.

20080221

Verity Sharp presents songs from the far north of Canada by Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq, Icelandic electronica from Mum plus Hindu devotional music from the Gargar Brothers.

Verity Sharp presents music by Tanya Tagaq, Mum, and Hindu devotional music.

Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

20080226

Verity Sharp previews the upcoming AV festival in Northumberland with prepared piano music by John Cage and she introduces more tracks from pop singer-turned-composer Scott Walker.

20080227

Verity Sharp presents Italian Renaissance music from the album Venezia Stravagantissima, Canadian folk from The Bills and the art of the Change Ringing Handbell Group.

20080228

Verity Sharp introduces acoustic trance music from the School of Trobar, the willow flute of Jonas Simonson and birdsongs of the Mistle Thrush.

20080304

Fiona Talkington presents an eclectic mix of music, including different approaches to Indian percussion from Taufiq and Pete Lockett. Plus She'koyokh Klezmer Ensemble and Kronos Quartet, with Wu Man playing Terry Riley.

20080305

Fiona Talkington presents an eclectic mix of music, including Nancarrow, Nina Simone, Siwe bell music and the new album of Zen funk from Nik Bartsch's Ronin.

20080306

Fiona Talkington presents an eclectic mix of music, including tracks by Steve Reich and Gothic Voices, a new album from percussionist Marilyn Mazur and saxophonist Jan Garbarek, Hawaiian slack-key guitar and a lesson in belly-dancing.

20080311

Fiona Talkington presents a varied musical mix, including Karine Polwart's new album, John Cage's Suite for toy piano, Gnossiennes by Erik Satie and Forgotten Fish Memory Orchestra.

20080312

Fiona Talkington presents an eclectic mix of music, with tracks by Food and Dastan Ensemble, and a new album by Misha Alperin.

20080313

Fiona Talkington presents a varied musical mix, with new albums from the Dowland Project and ice-instrument maker Terje Isungset, plus Steve Reich, Robert Parsons and El Tanbura.

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Max Reinhardt presents eclectic and laid-back sounds from across the globe.

20080401

Fiona Talkington presents an eclectic mix of music, including Swedish prog rock from Bjorn Jason Lindh, a new album portraying musical life in the village of Zegar in Croatia, Arne Nordheim's Beethoven-inspired work for piano and electronics, Listen - Inside Outside and Terry Riley's A Rainbow in Curved Air from 1968.

20080402

Fiona Talkington presents an eclectic mix of music, including a new album from electronic duo Autechre, Arvo Part's Seven Magnificat Antiphons' introduced by poet Jo Shapcott and viola player Garth Knox playing jigs and reels.

20080403

Fiona Talkington presents an eclectic mix of music, including works by English composer Howard Skempton, the sound of the Appalachian banjo, the flute playing of Hariprasad Chaurasia and a new album of desert blues from Etran Finatawa.

20080408

Fiona Talkington presents an eclectic mix of music, including Tchaikovsky on the theremin, Ketil Bjornstad and Terje Rypdal's new album Life in Leipzig, Bert Jansch's musings on the passing of time, and Stockhausen's work for shortwave radio, saxophone and electronics, Spiral.

20080409

Fiona Talkington presents an eclectic mix of music, including the Japanese singer UA, Gershwin arrangements by Michael Finnissy, Paddy McAloon's shortwave radio-inspired work I Trawl the Megahertz and the Traffic Quartet playing the music of the nouvelle vague.

20080410

Fiona Talkington presents an eclectic mix of music, including Danielle Stech Homsy's new baritone-ukulele lead project Rio en Medio, Finnish harmonica quartet Svang, choral music from Pierre Villette and a recording from the archives of New York's legendary venue, The Kitchen, for 'live electronics, rip-saws, goose neck microphones, and tape'.

20080415

Verity Sharp presents a rousing hymn from the congregation of the church of the Rev. Gary Davis alongside a celebratory song from Tahiti recorded in the 70s by David Fanshawe. Plus a duet played on the Turkish kemence and tanbur by Neva and Ihsan Ozgen, a soulful song from Essie Jain and electronica from Berlin courtesy of Antje Greie-Fuchs.

20080416

Verity Sharp presents music from Turkey throughout the week, with a programme featuring the singer Ali Ekber Cicek and the Bengi Baglama Trio. Plus brass playing from Mexico's Mariachi Los Toritos, brass sampling from Noah Creshevsky, strong ambience from Crackle and Philip Mead playing music for prepared piano by Stephen Montague.

20080417

Verity Sharp presents music including a set of reels from Four Men and a Dog and a performance by the She'koyokh Klezmer Ensemble. Plus pianists Chris Abrahams and Simon James Phillips, and the music of Lesotho played on lesiba and corostina.

20080422

Verity Sharp presents an eclectic musical selection, with a Hungarian gypsy band, a rumba from Uganda, a Baptist hymn and songs of urban angst by Berlin-based Antje Greie-Fuchs.

20080423

Verity Sharp celebrates St George's Day with a selection of English music, both traditional and contemporary. Featuring Chris Wood's Listening to the River, a soundscape which interweaves oral history from the River Medway area with live music. Plus works by Leon Rosselson, Shirley Collins, Billy Pigg and Lisa Knapp.

20080424

Verity Sharp presents an eclectic musical selection, including songs from Peru, Turkey and Australia, medieval choral music from Finland, a Japanese koto solo and Venezuelan harps.

20080429

Fiona Talkington presents an eclectic late-night musical mix, including whale music by American ecologist and composer David Rothenburg, the voice of New York singer Dawn Landes and a slide-guitar arrangement of a Barry White classic.

20080430

Fiona Talkington's musical mix includes Catherine Lambert singing 14th century songs by Machaut, Sigrid Molestad performing 18th century Norwegian fiddle music, and Debashish Bhattachayra bringing Indian classical music up-to-date.

20080501

Fiona Talkington introduces music for Ascension Day sung by a choir from the Polynesian Marquesas Islands, the orchestral piece Testament composed by Jonathan Cole and The 1973 VW camper van crossing the Rhine played by Drohne.

20080506

Fiona Talkington presents an eclectic musical selection including cicadas and an old piano along with Sofia Gybaidulina's setting of Psalm 130 played on the bayan, Oorjak Hunashtaaar-ool's throat singing and one of Ravi Shankar's favourite ragas - Mishra Piloo.

20080507

Fiona Talkington presents a eclectic late-night musical mix, featuring The House of the Rising Sun revisited, a new take on the Medieval Ciaramella and music from the 14th century crimson book of the Monastery of Montserrat.

20080508

Fiona Talkington introduces an eclectic musical mix, including the Galician piping of Xose Manuel Budino, 18th century Spanish dance music by Santiago de Murcia and Philip Glass's musings around the life of self-styled Samurai Yukio Mishima.

20080513

Verity Sharp introduces Turkish sounds from Kardes Turkuler and the Taksim Trio, witchcraft and ritual music from East Africa and a performance by Ethiopian singer Alemayehu Eshete.

20080514

Verity Sharp presents a late-night musical mix, including tracks from the forthcoming album by Taraf de Haidouks, offerings from Radio Kabul and a performance by Glenn Gould.

20080515

Verity Sharp's musical mix includes Bob Brozman and Woody Mann duelling on the guitar, Jordi Savall playing the medieval fiddle and mountain music from Kyrgyzstan.

20080520

Verity Sharp introduces music from Armenian duduk player Djivan Gasparian, the duo of Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan and an excerpt from Steve Reich's Drumming from 1971.

20080521

Verity Sharp's selections include recordings by Cretan singer Psarantonis, Norwegian trumpeter Nils Petter Molvaer and an excerpt from Herbert Howells's Requiem.

20080522

Verity Sharp presents music including Nordic roots from singer Anders Larrson, choral music from the Spanish Renaissance by Diego Ortiz and a selection from the latest album by electronic pioneers Autechre.

20080527

Fiona Talkington begins a week of Baudelaire-inspired programmes with chansonniers including Georges Chelon and Jean-Roger Caussimon, plus Lonely Drifter Karen, Dhafer Youssef, Chris Lee's Paddy in Paris and Messiaen.

20080528

Fiona Talkington with a late-night musical mix, including Baudelaire devotees Leo Ferre and Charles Trenet, Philip Glass, Martin Simpson and the Shastriya Syndicate in a meditative midnight raag.

20080529

Fiona Talkington presents a late-night eclectic musical mix, including Diamanda Galas singing her dark interpretation of Baudelaire's Abel et Cain; Manolo Sanlucar's Bulerias Flamencas; George Thomas and the Owls, and Palestrina. Plus, to conclude a week of French sounds, Yves Montand and Stephane Grapelli in nocturnal music.

20080603

Fiona Talkington presents a week of programmes with an oriental flavour, including specially-recorded music from the Bath International Music Festival's new late-night concert series. A set from pipa player Wu Man given in Bath last week is the centrepiece in a mix that also includes Yo Yo Ma, Ryohei Hirose, Monte, Mamur and Iz as well as Stravinsky.

20080604

Fiona Talkington's late-night mix includes a specially-recorded set from sax and percussion duo Andy Sheppard and Kuljit Bhamra at the Bath International Music festival, along with music from Yann Tiersen, prepared piano by John Cage, singing by Anonymous 4 and El Hadj N'Diaye.

20080605

Fiona Talkington presents a new recording by Mongolian Gula and Baigal together with a John Martyn song from his 1973 album Battle of Medway. Plus Mathias Eik's Cologne Blues and Janacek's Our Father.

There's the final special set from the Bath International Music Festival's new late-night series - by folk/early music band Horses Brawl.

20080610

Verity Sharp presents an eclectic late-night musical selection, which includes traditional Kurdish and Celtic pieces, change ringing, a dawn chorus, Bob Dylan and William Byrd.

20080611

Verity Sharp presents an eclectic musical mix, including live pieces recorded specially from Martin Simpson and Chris Wood, Tchaikovsky played on the Theremin and the joint forces of Ali Farka Toure and Bassekou Kouyate.

20080612

Verity Sharp's late-night musical mix includes a ballad by Peter Bellamy, a chanson by Beatus, Finnish accordionist Kimmo Pohjonen and electronic music by Jean-Claude Risset.

20080617

Verity Sharp's late-night mix features Chinese music traditional and modern by Gong Linna and White, Glenn Gould's take on Mendelssohn and the austere sounds of folk sisters Shirley and Dolly Collins.

Part of Radio 3's Focus on China season.

20080618

Verity Sharp's eclectic mix includes music from Christopher Bissonette's new album, the Norwegian fiddle playing of Christian Borlaug, a Chinese folksong and the legendary Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.

Part of Radio 3's Focus on China season.

20080619

Verity Sharp's eclectic selection includes music from China, Crete, Hawaii, Norway and Corsica. Part of Radio 3's Focus on China season.

20080624

Fiona Talkington presents a new album from Meredith Monk, Japanese music old and new, a John Donne song-cycle from Terje Rypdal and Lars Fredricksson conducting Chinese crickets.

20080625

Fiona Talkington presents the sound of Desert Blues, Lou Harrison's guitar experiments with intonation, some twisted folk from the Memory Band and the early wanderings of Henry Cow.

20080626

Fiona Talkington presents Giya Kancheli's Amao Omi for choir and saxophone quartet, the enigmatic Finnish singer Islaja and blues music from all corners of the globe.

20080701

Fiona Talkington looks back at 25 years of the WOMAD festival, explores the music of the barrel organ, from fairground to Ligeti and presents The Sinking of the Titanic, as heard by Gavin Bryars.

20080702

Fiona Talkington's eclectic musical mix includes a song from Essie Jain, American industrial ballads from Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, plus the Hilliard Ensemble playing with Black Dice.

20080703

Fiona Talkington presents the Bitter Funeral Beer Band from 1982, new music by Philip Jeck, William Burroughs cut-up tape experiments and Morten Lauridsen's Les chansons des roses.

20080708

Verity Sharp introduces the percussive feet of a folk band from Quebec, the voice of vintage American gospeller Horace Sprott and the prepared piano of John Cage.

20080709

Verity Sharp's late-night musical mix includes ambient music by Brian Eno, a song from Katherine Polward and a Nocturne by Chopin.

20080710

Verity Sharp introduces a 16th-century Spanish motet by Diego Ortiz, the 21st-century Liquid Air by Meredith Monk and the timeless sounds of the New Zealand Dusky Dolphin.

20080715

Verity Sharp's late-night music mix features the songs of Joan as Policewoman, the digeridoo of Alan Dargin and the piano music of Frank Bridge.

20080716

Verity Sharp presents a late-night musical mix. Featuring a Lebanese/Portuguese hybrid in Rabih Abou-Khalil's new album with fado singer Ricardo Ribeiro, and German composer Stephan Micus playing traditional instruments from India, Afghanistan and Ireland.

20080717

Verity Sharp introduces the mouth-bow of Kouame Sereba, the prepared piano of John Cage and the voices of Lo Cor de la Plana. Plus a look forward to this month's WOMAD Festival.

20080722

Max Reinhardt's selection for late-night listening includes a motet by Guillaume de Machaut, recordings of cattle grids in Dartmoor by sound artist John Levack Drever and incidental music by BBC Radiophonic Workshop composer John Baker.

20080723

Max Reinhardt's selection features Mississippi string band Floyd Ming's Pep Steppers, organ music by JJ Froberger and two piano improvisations by Thelonious Monk and Brad Mehldau.

20080724

Max Reinhardt's selection includes the Incredible String Band, chamber music by Toru Takemitsu and a Chris Burn transcription of Derek Bailey performed by saxophonist John Butcher.

20080729

Max Reinhardt's selection includes the vocal duo of Bjork and Tanya Tagaq, keyboard music by William Byrd and Gyorgy Ligeti, and early Bulgarian folk from Bistrishkata Chetvorka.

20080730

Max Reinhardt presents his own mix of sounds from around the globe, including music by Henry Purcell, Brian Eno and Astor Piazzolla.

20080731

Max Reinhardt's musical mix features a selection from Miles Davis's Jack Johnson sessions and Karlheinz Stockhausen's seminal work for voice and electronics Gesang der Junglinge.

20080805

Verity Sharp presents an eclectic choice of music including Swedish ram's horn, Madagascan xylophones, music for trumpet and electronics by Jonathan Harvey remixed by his daughter, as well as a performance by Brazilian singer Monica Vasconcelos recorded at last month's WOMAD Festival.

20080806

Verity Sharp presents an eclectic choice of music including early American rhythm 'n' blues, early electronic music by Daphne Oram, traditional English music from Cath and Phil Tyler and Chris Wood, and a performance by Ghanaian singer Atongo Zimba, recorded at last month's WOMAD Festival.

20080807

Verity Sharp presents an eclectic choice of music including Japanese boogie-woogie, John Cage's Quodlibet, a vocal duet by Jon Balke and Sidsel Endresen, and from last month's WOMAD Festival, a set by Lo Cor de la Plana, who sing in the old Occitan language of Marseilles.

20080812

Verity Sharp spins a selection of sounds ranging from the Persian electronic music of Ata Ebtekar to traditional Japanese pieces by Kunaicho Gakubu and Seijin Noborikawa as well as a recording by The Musicians of the Nile. Plus a performance from last month's WOMAD festival by Hossam Ramzi and his Egyptian orchestra.

20080813

Verity Sharp's late-night listening mix includes the latest offering from Eliza Carthy, the Kurdish sounds of Cemil Kocgun and Arvo Part's Pari Intervallo played on flutes, bottles and glasses. Plus last month's performance by Martha Wainwright at the WOMAD festival.

20080814

Verity Sharp's late-night selection has a distinctly Scandinavian flavour and includes Finnish Jouhikko music by Lassin Logren, Norwegian singer Marit Mattisgard accompanying herself on the langeleik (Norwegian zither) and a performance by chamber choir Eesti Projekt. Plus the Anglo-Scots-Norwegian collaborative energies unleashed during last month's WOMAD festival by the trio Fribo.

20080819

Fiona Talkington presents Italian-inspired music, including piano works by Charlemagne Palestine, choral music by Dallapiccola taking pity on henpecked husbands and music from the Marche region of Italy.

20080820

Fiona Talkington presents Italian-inspired works, including pastoral music by Vaughan Williams and Van Morrison, English country blues from Blue Blokes 3, music from Calabria and Wagner in Venice.

20080821

Fiona Talkington presents Italian-inspired music, including arrangements of Bach's chorale prelude Ich ruf' zu dir, music from Umbria, the clarinet playing of Gianluigi Trovesi and violin duets by Berio.

20080826

Fiona Talkington introduces folk music from Madeira, piano music by John Tavener, songs by Ane Brun and melted Americana from Bill Frisell.

20080827

Fiona Talkington introduces songs by Rokia Traore, jazz from the Frode Gjerstad trio, Troy Banarzi's eerie circus sounds and Chris Hughes's slowed down Blackbird.

20080828

Fiona Talkington's choices include music for accordion and percussion by Magnus Lindberg, Thomas Tallis's Salvator Mundi, 1980s American folk from Kath Bloom and Loren Connors, plus Sibelius-inspired jazz.

20080902

Robert Sandall presents music by a selection of maverick songwriters, including Tom Waits, Laurie Anderson, Joan as Policewoman and new albums by Tricky and Randy Newman.

20080903

Robert Sandall presents an eclectic selection of music for late night listening, including Damon Albarn's Chinese opera, Monkey, Penguin Cafe Orchestra, the electronic sounds of Autechre and a new album from singer-songwriter James Yorkston.

20080904

Robert Sandall presents an eclectic selection of music, including a theme of cover versions - songs by Tom Waits, Joni Mitchell, The Beatles and Radiohead, performed by Bjork, B For Bang, Neko Case and Matthew Herbert. There is also an unusual chamber orchestral version of Lou Reed's abstract electronic album Metal Machine Music.

20080909

On Mercury Music Prize night, Robert Sandall plays a selection of shortlisted music past and present, including Radiohead's recent album In Rainbows, Gavin Bryars's minimalist classic Jesus Blood, nu-jazzers Portico Quartet, dubstep producer Burial, songs by PJ Harvey and Michael Nyman's score for The Piano.

20080910

Robert Sandall presents an eclectic selection of music, including the new album by Polar Bear, music for Robert Wilson's dramas by David Byrne and Philip Glass, French songs by Camille, early electronica by Human League and the Chinese erhu virtuoso Jiang Jian Hua.

20080911

Robert Sandall marks the 60th birthday of musician and record producer Brian Eno, with music from four decades of his career, from the art pranks of the Portsmouth Sinfonia to work with David Bowie, Robert Fripp and Harold Budd.

Eno first came to fame as the synthesiser player in the glam rock band Roxy Music, but he already had experimental credentials from playing with the avant-garde Scratch Orchestra. Afterwards, he pursued more artistic concepts, coming up with the idea of ambient music in 1975, and bringing his individual approach to collaborations with David Bowie, Robert Fripp and John Cale.

He is also credited with pioneering sampling culture with the album My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, made with ex-Talking Heads singer David Byrne in the 1980s.

The programme features music from all of these collaborations, along with some of Eno's ambient classics including Music For Airports and Apollo, and a track from his new album with David Byrne.

20080923

Fiona Talkington introduces the fractured vocals of Lau Nau, Flamenco icon Camaron de la Isla, an evening raga from the Gundecha Brothers and part of Rachmaninov's All-Night Vigil.

20080924

Fiona Talkington presents music from Japan and Madagascar, Frifot's take on Swedish traditional music and a work by Palestrina.

20080925

Fiona Talkington presents songs from the new album by Jono McCleery, Romanian diva Gabi Lunca and the sounds of a 1940s concertina band from Johannesburg.

20080930

Verity Sharp's selections include instrumental music by John Jenkins, Romanian accordion virtuoso Andrei Mihalache and the radiophonic song-stories of Shelley Hirsch.

20081001

Verity Sharp introduces Scottish fiddle from John McCusker, klezmer-inspired prepared piano from Marilyn Lerner and orchestral music by Gloria Coates.

20081002

Verity Sharp with traditional choral music from the Gruppo Spontaneo Trallalero, a chamber work by Giuseppe Tartini and a jazz take on She Moved Through the Fair by Twelves Trio.

20081007

Verity Sharp's late-night listening selection includes Ghanaian trio Seprewa Kasa, banjo tunes from Doc Watson and Tony Trishka, and music from the experimental duo of Luigi Archetti and Michael Heisch.

20081008

Verity Sharp's listening selection includes Irish fiddle master Brendan Mulvihill, vintage tango from Horacio Salgan and his orchestra and a motet by Guillaume de Machaut.

20081009

Verity Sharp's late-night listening selection includes Mexican marimbas from the mountains of Chiapas, cajun fiddle from Michael Doucet and Indian sarangi accompanying the voice of Lakshmi Shankar.

20081014

Max Reinhardt's late-night listening selection includes field recordings from China and the Hugh Tracey archive, a taste of the Japanese avant-garde from Natsuki Tamura, Colin Fallows' prepared electric guitars and a slice of vintage gospel from Sam Cooke and the Soul Stirrers.

20081015

Max Reinhardt's late-night listening selection includes Amon Tobin's Horsefish, Purcell's Fantasia upon One Note and The Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band. Mytha play music for 13 alphorns and Harry Partch and friends play The Dreamer That Remains: A Study in Loving.

20081016

With Max Reinhardt. Sjaak sings a song about beer, Andrea Lucchesini plays Berio and percussionist Robert Dillon plays music for ceramic tiles. Plus Thomas Tallis's sublime 40-part motet Spem in Alium, and three traditional songs from three different continents.

20081021

Max Reinhardt's late-night selection features percussionist Roland Auzet playing the music of Iannis Xenakis, Moondog singing about human rights as well as music from Denys Baptiste. Plus songs from Rokia Traore, Edith Piaf and Lydia Mendoza.

20081022

Max Reinhardt presents a wide musical mix, including Future Pilot AKA's Prayer For Ananda, Estonian choral music from Tonu Kaljuste and Charley Patton's Down the Dirt Road Blues.

20081023

Max Reinhardt's eclectic musical selection includes Jab Jones playing jug in the Memphis Jug Band, Andreas Grau und Gotz Schumacher playing Stockhausen, and Slim Gaillard and his Shintoists singing about potato chips. Plus the Scratch Orchestra performing the epic Paragraph 7 of Cornelius Cardew's The Great Learning and more contemporary percussion music from Roland Auze.

20081028

Verity Sharp's late-night selection includes the choral singing of South Africa's Dizu Plaatijies Ibuyumbo Ensemble alongside songs from Scott Walker and Welsh band Pigyn Clust. Plus the Riga Philharmonic Orchestra playing Cantabile by Latvian composer Peteris Vasks, and Malian griots Ousame Sacko and Yakare Diabate singing in praise of the Apollo lunar landing.

20081029

Verity Sharp's eclectic late-night selection includes the Welsh pibe-cyrn (bag-hornpipe) played by Ceri Rhys Matthews, Chris Wood's recent recording of England in Ribbons co-written with Hugh Lupton, the prepared piano of Hauschka, Turkish singer Ahmet Aslan and Alan Lomax's 1951 recording of Peggy MacGillivray.

20081030

Verity Sharp looks ahead to Halloween with bewitching music by Robert Johnson, Carter Burwell and Malinky. Plus Fabrizio Ottaviucci performing Terry Riley's Keyboard Study No 1, Irish accordionist Tony MacMahon playing The Wounded Hussar and Beata Palya singing the traditional Hungarian ballad Harom arva.

20081104

Verity Sharp's eclectic musical selection includes a track from Hector Zazou's posthumous album In the House of Mirrors, a song from Michael de Jong, the sound of the Aboriginal yidaki played by Janawirri Yiparrka and the Exon Singers' performance of a Magnificat by Howard Skempton.

20081105

Verity Sharp's eclectic musical selection includes Dominguinhos, Sivuca and Oswaldinho on the Brazilian accordion, Aly Bain trying his hand at a Cajun Two-Step, Michael Finnissy in music by Laurence Crane and the Change Ringing Handbell Group performing their London No 3 Surprise Royal.

20081106

Verity Sharp's eclectic selection includes some of the famous pan-African recordings made by Hugh Tracey in the 1950s. Plus songs from Fred Jordan and Matthias Goerne, a bourree from Cafe Charbons, a motet by Guillaume Dufay sung by Cantica Symphonia and the Swedish fiddle duo of Karin Ohlsson and Hanna Tibell.

20081111

Fiona Talkington looks ahead to this year's London Jazz Festival with a selection that includes music from celebrated Norwegian trumpet player Arve Henriksen's new album Cartography, on which he collaborates with electronic wizards Jan Bang and Erik Honore among others.

Plus music by Peteris Vasks, Susanna Wallumrod and Monteverdi.

20081112

Fiona Talkington's selection includes opera with a twist from Italian jazz saxophonist, clarinetist and composer Gianluigi Trovesi plus tracks from Philip Clemo and self-styled 'jazz wizard' Bugge Wesseltoft.

20081113

Fiona Talkington's eclectic selection includes music from Bobo Stenson, Alban Berg, Iain Ballamy and Flemish early music group Les Witches, whose goal is described as to 'resurrect the ambience of the bars and taverns of Shakespeare's time through research, memory, intuition and improvisation'.

20081118

Fiona Talkington pays tribute to the late jazz pianist Esbjorn Svensson by revisiting EST's concert at the 2006 London Jazz Festival. Plus music for sax and accordion by celebrated Norwegian musicians Trygve Seim and Frode Haltli.

20081119

Fiona Talkington presents a varied musical mix, including tracks from the recent album by bassist Arild Andersen and songs by Argentinian singer-songwriter Juana Molina.

20081120

Fiona Talkington's selection includes music from the Christian Wallumrod Ensemble, Edinburgh based band Urban Farm Hand and viol music by Couperin.

20081125

Verity Sharp's varied musical selection includes sounds of 1970s Brazil with Alceu Valenca, vocal music by Gavin Bryars inspired by medieval laude, a set of tunes from Scotland's Blazin' Fiddles and an improvisation on pipe organ by Keith Jarrett.

Verity Sharp presents music from Alceu Valenca, Gavin Bryars and Keith Jarrett.

Verity Sharp presents music from Alceu Valenca, Gavin Bryars and Keith Jarrett.

20081126

With Verity Sharp's varied musical selection includes a Sephardic lullaby sung by Montserrat Figueras, Richard Burton reading the poetry of Thomas Hardy, Angela Hewitt playing Bach, and the traditional music of Mauritania alongside a work by New York improviser and composer Elliott Sharp.

Verity Sharp introduces music from Mauritania and songs from Montserrat Figueras.

Verity Sharp introduces music from Mauritania and songs from Montserrat Figueras.

20081127

Verity Sharp's varied musical selection includes highlights from a set by the Taksim Trio from Turkey, recorded at this year's London Jazz Festival.

Verity Sharp with highlights from a set by the Taksim Trio from Turkey.

Verity Sharp with highlights from a set by the Taksim Trio from Turkey.

Verity Sharp's varied musical selection includes highlights from a set by the Taksim Trio from Turkey, recorded at the 2008 London Jazz Festival.

20081202

Presented by Verity Sharp. With music from Tallis, Moussu T e lei Jovents and John Adams.

Presented by Verity Sharp. With music from Tallis, Moussu T e lei Jovents and John Adams.

Verity Sharp's varied musical selection includes Stile Antico with a Miserere by Thomas Tallis, songs from Occitanian troubadours Moussu T e lei Jovents and a performance of Christian Zeal and Activity by John Adams.

20081203

Verity Sharp presents music by Paprika Balkanicus, Kouame Sereba and Alvin Lucier.

Verity Sharp presents music by Paprika Balkanicus, Kouame Sereba and Alvin Lucier.

Verity Sharp's varied selection includes Paprika Balkanicus, Ivorian mouth bow player Kouame Sereba and a recording of Alvin Lucier's Music for piano with one or more snare drums.

20081210

Fiona Talkington presents a varied mix of music, including the voice of Greek singer Savina Yannatou, a new album from Norway's Farmers Market, electronic artist Benge's recent survey of the history of the synthesiser and the Renaissance polyphony of Pedro de Cristo's setting of O Magnum Mysterium.

20081211

Fiona Talkington presents a varied mix of music, including the songs of Jacques Brel as heard by viola da gamba player Ralph Rousseau, music from the Zambian roadsides and by Latvian composer Peteris Vasks, plus Frenchman Pierre Villette's 20th-century setting of O Magnum Mysterium.

20081217

Fiona Talkington presents a varied mix of music, including a new work by John Tavener, the visceral Japanese blues of Kan Mikami and a look back at some of her favourite albums of 2008.

20081218

Fiona Talkington presents a varied mix of music, including the early tape works of Arne Nordheim, organ music by Bach and a South Seas sleigh ride from Japanese duo Coconami. Max Reinhardt drops by with three tracks he can't get off his mind.

Fiona Talkington presents music from Arne Nordheim, Bach and Japanese duo Coconami.

Fiona Talkington presents music from Arne Nordheim, Bach and Japanese duo Coconami.

20081223

Verity Sharp presents music, including Vox Clamantis and the Weekend Guitar Trio.

Verity Sharp presents music, including Vox Clamantis and the Weekend Guitar Trio.

Verity Sharp presents music, including ambient guitars and plainchant combining in the work of Vox Clamantis and the Weekend Guitar Trio, traditional songs from Nivernais in central France performed by Eveline and Frederic Paris, plus Monica Hugget playing Mystery Sonata by Biber.

20081224

Verity Sharp presents music from Magpie Lane, Sufjan Stevens, and Bob and Gill Berry.

Verity Sharp presents music from Magpie Lane, Sufjan Stevens, and Bob and Gill Berry.

Verity Sharp presents music, including Magpie Lane, Sufjan Stevens, and Bob and Gill Berry, alongside the Change Ringing Handbell Group and Songs of Angels performed by Philip Pickett and the New London Consort.

20090106

Fiona Talkington presents music from accordionist Maria Kalaniemi and Fennesz.

Fiona Talkington presents music from accordionist Maria Kalaniemi and Fennesz.

Fiona Talkington introduces a varied musical selection, including accordionist Maria Kalaniemi recorded in concert at the 2008 Kaustinen Festival in Finland and Austrian electronica from Fennesz's new album Black Sea.

20090107

Fiona Talkington presents music by Kathkuda, Sylvain Chauveau and Palestrina.

Fiona Talkington presents music by Kathkuda, Sylvain Chauveau and Palestrina.

Fiona Talkington presents a varied musical selection, including recent releases by Kathkuda and Sylvain Chauveau and choral music by the great 16th century polyphonist Palestrina.

20090108

Fiona Talkington presents music from the Bad Plus covers album and by Sharon Shannon.

Fiona Talkington presents music from the Bad Plus covers album and by Sharon Shannon.

Fiona Talkington introduces a varied musical selection, including the new Bad Plus covers album, For All I Care, and tracks by Sharon Shannon and others appearing at Celtic Connections 2008 in Glasgow.

20090113

Fiona Talkington presents music from Terry Riley/Kronos Quartet, plus Henriksen/Bang.

Fiona Talkington presents music from Terry Riley/Kronos Quartet, plus Henriksen/Bang.

Fiona Talkington presents a varied mix of music, including an excerpt from Terry Riley's 1980s epic Salome Dances for Peace played by the Kronos Quartet, Mongolian traditional pieces, plus an improvisation for trumpet and sampler by Arve Henriksen and Jan Bang.

20090114

Fiona Talkington presents a varied mix of music, including Jon Anderson's Olias of Sunhillow, an album of Argentinian chamame music by Chango Spasiuk and choral music by Herbert Howells.

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  • album: pynandi

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  • chango spasiuk: tierra colorada

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    fiona talkington presents music by jon anderson, chango spasiuk and herbert howells.

    fiona talkington presents music by jon anderson, chango spasiuk and herbert howells.

  • 20090115

    Fiona Talkington presents a varied mix of music, including Lars Horntveth's epic Kaleidoscopic album featuring the Latvian National Orchestra, piano sonatas by John White, and traditional Turkish music by Ali Tufekci and his ensemble recorded at the BBC's studios.

    Fiona Talkington presents music from Lars Horntveth, John White and Ali Tufekci.

    Fiona Talkington presents music from Lars Horntveth, John White and Ali Tufekci.

    20090120

    Verity Sharp's selection includes music for brass by Girolamo Frescobaldi, a new release by Max de Wardener and singer Mara Carlyle, an early tape piece by Pauline Oliveros plus a live recording of folk singer Martyn Wyndham-Read, recorded at the 2008 tribute to AL Lloyd at Cecil Sharp House in London.

    Verity Sharp's selection includes music from Frescobaldi, Max de Wardener and Mara Carlyle

    20090121

    Verity Sharp's varied musical selection includes pipes and concertina from Alistair Anderson, music for string quartet by Ravel and excerpts from Hal Willner's compilation Weird Nightmare, the producer's tribute to bassist Charles Mingus.

    Verity Sharp presents music from Alistair Anderson, Maurice Ravel and Hal Willner.

    20090122

    Verity Sharp's varied musical selection includes Frankie Armstrong singing the epic tale of Tam Lin, an early text-sound composition by American composer Charles Amirkhanian and choral music by William Mundy.

    Verity Sharp with music from Frankie Armstrong, Charles Amirkhanian and William Mundy.

    20090127

    Verity Sharp's varied musical selection includes singing and Turkish baglama playing from Hayri Dev, some of the latest ambience from Fennesz alongside more of Raymond Scott's Soothing Sounds for Baby from 1963. Plus Scott Kirby playing Scott Joplin and an early recording by Martin Carthy from the album Sweet Wivelsfield.

    Verity Sharp presents music from Hayri Dev, Fennesz, Raymond Scott and Martin Carthy.

    20090128

    Verity Sharp's selection includes Marino Formenti's recording of John Cage's Music Walk, Scenes in the City by Charles Mingus and music from the 13th-century Spanish court of Alfonso the Wise.

    Verity Sharp presents music from Marino Formenti and Charles Mingus.

    20090129

    Verity Sharp's varied musical selection includes harpist Llio Rhydderch, excerpts from Bach's Art of Fugue, a work for percussion by Chris Corsano, and songs from T-Bone Burnett and Maxine Sullivan.

    Verity Sharp presents music from Llio Rhydderch, Bach, Chris Corsano and T-Bone Burnett.

    20090721

    Fiona Talkington presents an unusual selection of music, including Red Priest's own take on Purcell's Fairy Queen, a new piece by Can founder Irmin Schmidt, and a Sephardic song from Yasmin Levy. Plus a look forward to the July 2009 WOMAD Festival.

    Including Red Priest's own take on Purcell's Fairy Queen and a new piece by Irmin Schmidt.

    20090722

    Fiona Talkington features some free interpretations of Guillaume de Machaut by French ensemble Hypnos, Henryk Gorecki's Valentine Piece for Solo Flute and Little Bell, and a complete broadcast of Pink Floyd's classic Atom Heart Mother.

    Including interpretations of Guillaume de Machaut by French ensemble Hypnos.

    20090723

    Fiona Talkington's late-night mix includes, at midnight, this month's Late Junction collaboration session. American clarinettist David Rothenberg duets with tropical birds in London Zoo's aviary. Also featured are studio improvisations on the Turkish cumbus by Lu Edmonds.

    20090908

    To celebrate the 70th anniversary of Topic Records, Verity Sharp dips into its vast array of releases, including the mammoth 20 volume Voice of the People series, the early recordings of Martin Carthy, The Watersons, and AL Lloyd. From the Topic World Series, music from Georgia, Bulgaria, Hungary and Zanzibar. Plus change ringing on handbells, and the Schoenberg Ensemble play Ruth Crawford Seeger's Andante for Strings.

    Verity Sharp looks back on the last 70 years of Topic Records.

    20090909

    Verity Sharp presents a selection of music, including the experimental work of guitarist Derek Bailey and vocalist Keiji Haino alongside traditional Japanese music for shamisen and percussion, and the Arabic oud playing of Titi Robin. Paul Robeson sings Joe Hill, pianist Marc Andre Hamelin plays Frederic Rzewski's Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues and Maddy Prior sings Dives and Lazarus.

    Verity Sharp presents music from Derek Bailey, Paul Robeson and Frederic Rzewski.

    20090910

    Verity Sharp presents music from sitar player Purbayan Chatterjee's ensemble Shastriya Syndicate, the solo singing of Stephanie Hladowski, and the multiple voices of David Hyke's Harmonic Choir. Plus Sardinia's Tenores di Bitti and pianist Philip Mead plays Stephen Montague's Thanksgiving Hymn.

    Verity Sharp presents music from Purbayan Chatterjee's ensemble Shastriya Syndicate.

    20091229

    Verity Sharp presents an eclectic worldwide musical mix, including As One Who Has Slept by Sir John Tavener performed by Anonymous 4 and the Chilingirian Quartet, the powerful sound of Iceland's Sigur Ros, a song from Ralph Stanley and John Lill playing Brahms. Plus a selection of the music David Fanshawe recorded in Melanesia in the late 1970s, including a piece for Gilo stones and a spirit song from the Solomon Islands.

    Verity Sharp presents an eclectic worldwide musical mix.

    20100413

    Max Reinhardt presents some swampy Mardi Gras from the Dixie Cups, dub from Tokyo, Ethiopian field recordings and new music from Gonjasufi. He also celebrates the first cuckoo of spring, courtesy of artists from Rahsaan Roland Kirk to Anne Briggs.

    Max Reinhardt presents some swampy Mardi Gras from the Dixie Cups and dub from Tokyo.

    20100414

    Max Reinhardt presents music from the Rada Vodou rituals of Haiti, 16th Century polyphony from Cinquecento, musique concrète from Beatriz Ferreyra and a song about a hangman from Woody Guthrie.

    Max Reinhardt presents music from the Rada Vodou rituals of Haiti.

    20100415

    Max Reinhardt presents tape music from Edgard Varèse, Corrido from Los Campesinos De Michoacan, a piano miniature from Graham Fitkin, and a new release of material from Aníbal Velásquez Y Su Conjunto. Includes another chance to hear the Late Junction collaboration session between sound-artist AGF and artist-composer Gudrun Gut recorded exclusively in Berlin last year.

    Max Reinhardt presents works including tape music from Edgard Varese.

    20100504

    Fiona Talkington introduces music from sound designer Barbara Truex, experimental artist Scanner, and singer-songwriters Camilla Granlien and Lhasa.

    Fiona Talkington with music from Barbara Truex, Scanner, and Camilla Granlien and Lhasa.

    20100505

    Fiona Talkington's selection includes music from Norwegian trio Eplemoya, American songwriter Bonnie Prince Billy, and the sound of the Vichitra Veena.

    Fiona Talkington presents music from Eplemoya, Bonnie Prince Billy and Vichitra Veena.

    20100506

    Fiona Talkington's choices include music from folk group The Owl Service, Philip Glass and Brad Mehldau.

    Fiona Talkington presents music from The Owl Service, Philip Glass and Brad Mehldau.

    20100511

    Max Reinhardt's musical journey tonight encompasses Nigerian highlife, a Lithuanian big band, Wagner remixed, and a Gesualdo madrigal.

    Max Reinhardt presents music from a Lithuanian big band, Wagner and Gesualdo.

    20100512

    Max Reinhardt spins a dizzying array of tracks, from Gilberto Gil to John Martyn, from Paganini to Ligeti, and from the McIntosh County Shouters to the Hilliard Ensemble.

    Max Reinhardt presents a varied choice of music, from Gilberto Gil to John Martyn.

    20100513

    Max Reinhardt's musical selection tonight includes Joni Mitchell from the 1970s, Lokua Kanza from Democratic Republic of Congo and some 1950s Mento from Jamaica.

    Max Reinhardt's varied musical selection Joni Mitchell and Lokua Kanza.

    20100518

    Max Reinhardt will be dipping into Harry Smith's Anthology Of American Folk Music, savouring the Carter Family and the Heavenly Gospel Singers, Kronos Quartet With Alim & Fargana Qasimov, Bonnie "Prince" Billy with The Cairo Gang, and Taverner's Leroy Kyrie.

    Max Reinhardt with music from the Carter Family and the Heavenly Gospel Singers.

    20100519

    Max Reinhardt's selection tonight includes Malian music from Troupe Folklorique Peulh du Macina, the 19-part motet O Bone Jesu by Scottish Renaissance monk Robert Carver, Delta bluesman Robert Johnson, and the Salem Tradition from the island of Reunion.

    Max Reinhardt's selection includes music from Troupe Folklorique Peulh du Macina.

    20100520

    Max Reinhardt brings you the latest Late Junction Session featuring Chartwell Dutiro on mbira and vocals, Seb Rochford on drums, Leo Abrahams on guitar, and rap and vocals from Jyager. Plus a Binchois Chanson, an Alap On The Afghan rubab played by Homayun Sakhi, and Blind Alfred Reed's How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times as These?

    Max Reinhardt presents a session with drummer Seb Rochford and Chartwell Dutiro on mbira.

    20100525

    Fiona Talkington introduces tracks from Jan Bang's new release "....and poppies from Kandahar", explores Gianluigi Trovesi's take on Verdi opera and discovers how crunchy apples inspire Matthew Herbert.

    Fiona Talkington presents music from Jan Bang, Gianluigi Trovesi and Matthew Herbert.

    20100526

    Fiona Talkington discovers BJ Nilsen's wasp inspired creations, and presents cello music by Lutoslawski, xylophone music from Bali and Beatrix Ward-Fernandez plays theremin.

    Fiona Talkington presents music from BJ Nilsen, Lutoslawski and Beatrix Ward-Fernandez.

    20100527

    Fiona Talkington presents music from prolific Bollywood singer Ashe Bhosle, and explores the music box tunes of Richard Rijnvos whilst Django Bates pays tribute to Charlie Parker.

    Fiona Talkington presents music from Ashe Bhosle, Richard Rijnvos and Django Bates.

    20100601

    Fiona Talkington introduces tracks from the Punch Brothers new album as well as musical prayers from Aruna Sairam, Ryuichi Sakomoto and Gavin Bryars.

    The programme also delves into the operatic world with music from A Flowering Tree by John Adams.

    Fiona Talkington with music from the Punch Brothers, Aruna Sairam and Ryuichi Sakomoto.

    20100602

    Fiona Talkington introduces the atmospheric installation music of Max Eastley and travels back to Seventies Brazil for the technicolour sounds of Milton Nascimento.

    There's also the folk music of Karen Dalton and opera from Bela Bartok.

    Fiona Talkington presents music from Max Eastley, Milton Nascimento and Karen Dalton.

    20100603

    Fiona Talkington presents operatic Poulenc to celebrate the BBC's opera season whilst the London-based Shadow Orchestra creates a dense electronic landscape.

    Fiona Talkington with operatic Poulenc, sacred Palestrina and the Shadow Orchestra.

    20100608

    Robert Sandall returns with a choice selection of tracks including Laurie Anderson's new album, Homeland, her partner Lou Reed's Poe-inspired The Raven, and a tribute to Reed by David Cronenberg's Wife.

    Robert Sandall presents music from Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed and David Cronenberg's Wife.

    20100610

    Robert Sandall explores the orchestral landscapes of pianist Brad Mehldau's new album, Highway Rider, alongside musical Americana by the likes of Ry Cooder, Mary Gauthier and Lambchop.

    Robert Sandall presents music from Brad Mehldau, Ry Cooder, Mary Gauthier and Lambchop.

    20100615

    Robert Sandall presents an eclectic choice of musical gems.

    Robert Sandall presents a varied selection of music.

    20100616

    Robert Sandall presents a personal selection of music without frontiers.

    Robert Sandall presents a varied selection of music.

    20100617

    Robert Sandall presents a diverse musical sequence.

    Robert Sandall presents a varied selection of music.

    20100622

    Tango from Finland played by Uusikuu, traditional drumming from Iran with Ramin Rahimi, and a lament from sixteenth century England by Osbert Parsley. With Fiona Talkington.

    Fiona Talkington presents music by from Uusikuu, Ramin Rahimi and Osbert Parsley.

    20100623

    Dino Saluzzi, who celebrates his 75th birthday this year, plays the Argentinian bandoneon, Tim Eriksen plays sacred harp music, and Californians Cosa Brava play music by Fred Frith. With Fiona Talkington.

    Fiona Talkington with music from Dino Saluzzi, Tim Eriksen and Cosa Brava.

    20100624

    The latest Late Junction collaboration, recorded in the BBC's Maida Vale studios, features live sampling guru Jan Bang and guitarist Eivind Aarset reworking material from a previous LJ collaboration, when David Rothenberg got together with the toucans at London Zoo and multi-instrumentalist Lu Edmonds. Introduced by Fiona Talkington.

    Fiona Talkington with music from live sampling guru Jan Bang and guitarist Eivind Aarset.

    20100706

    Nick Luscombe presents an eclectic selection of sounds from around the globe including Afro Colombian champeta from the 1970s, electronica from Manchester's Illum Sphere, a live recording by British bassist Dave Holland and a new album of remixes by Japanese producer Cornelius.

    Radio and club DJ Nick Luscombe begins a two week stint in the Late Junction studio, kicking off tonight with West African music from Cheikh Lo and Toumani Diabate, contemporary British jazz from Neil Cowley and Dave Holland, and electronic sounds new and old, from Bernard Parmegiani's 1975 Etude Elastique to the latest dubstep-influenced electronica from Manchester's Illum Spehere and American producer Lorn. From the archive we have a 1976 classic from Brazilian maverick Tom Ze and vintage champeta from the Northern coasts of Colombia, a recent compilation from Miles Cleret's Soundway label. We'll also be hearing tracks this week from the new album of remixes by Japanese producer Cornelius beginning tonight with his take on "I'd Rather Dance With You" by Kings of Convenience.

    Nick Luscombe with music from Illum Sphere, Dave Holland and Japanese producer Cornelius.

    20100707

    Nick Luscombe's selections include new releases from jazz drummer Martin France and singer Tracey Thorn, Sketch Show remixed by Cornelius, and Ghanaian funk from Sweet Talks.

    Nick Luscombe with music from Martin France and Tracey Thorn, Cornelius and Sweet Talks.

    20100708

    Nick Luscombe's music for late-night listening includes a folk classic from Eliza Carthy and Norma Waterson, a Spanish-tinged study for player piano by Conlon Nancarrow and a recent re-issue of ambient pioneer Roedelius.

    Nick Luscombe's selection includes a classic from Eliza Carthy and Norma Waterson.

    20100713

    Nick Luscombe presents his own selection of sounds from around the globe including Fela Kuti-inspired cumbia from Colombia, Moondog arrangements for jazz ensemble by Kenny Graham, and electronic music from Kode 9 and Delia Derbyshire.

    Nick Luscombe's selection includes music from Colombia and arrangements by Kenny Graham.

    20100714

    Nick Luscombe with music from electronic composer Tristram Cary, the duo of Ballake Sissoko and Vincent Segal, saxophonist Archie Shepp and Indian percussionists Alla Rakha Khan and Trilok Gurtu.

    Nick Luscombe presents music from Tristram Cary, and Ballake Sissoko and Vincent Segal.

    20100715

    Nick Luscombe's mix includes songs from Martha Tilston and Nancy Elizabeth, traditional music from Kyrgyzstan, a cult classic from French composer Jean-Claude Vannier and a new release of Nigerian psychedelia from the 1970s.

    Nick Luscombe's selection includes songs from Martha Tilston and Nancy Elizabeth.

    20100803

    Max Reinhardt introduces traditional songs and tunes from Brittany, a golden oldie from the master of musique concrete Francois Bayle with Robert Wyatt and Kevin Ayres, Ronald Brautigam playing Beethoven, and a malagasy rhapsody from D'Gary.

    Max Reinhardt introduces traditional music from Brittany.

    20100804

    Max Reinhardt presents a Francophonie of hunting horns and soundscapes from western France, plus music by Rameau and the Loop Orchestra's Circa 1901.

    Max Reinhardt presents hunting horns and soundscapes from Western France.

    20100805

    Max Reinhardt explores the culturally diverse folk traditions of the Mediterranee, plus encounters with vintage Calexico and a Hoodlum Priest, and Renaissance Chanson by Clereau and Ockeghem.

    Max Reinhardt explores the culturally diverse folk traditions of the Mediterranean.

    20101102

    Max Reinhardt presents a Late Junction brimming over with Zappa, Bonfires, Big Ears, Mbaqanga and A Perwinkle Sky.

    Max Reinhardt presents a Late Junction brimming over with Zappa, Bonfires and Big Ears.

    20101103

    More Zappa, Brahms, Elvis Presley Blues and the Dhoad Gypsies of Rajasthan all have a part to play in Max Reinhardt's firework display.

    More Zappa, Brahms and the Dhoad Gypsies of Rajasthan in Max Reinhardt's firework display.

    20101104

    Fireworks, Fire Fire Fire, Schurer's Detonation, Jon Hendricks, Juana Molina and yet more Zappa have significance in Max Reinhardt's Guy Fawkes preparations. Plus an exclusive recording of rapper/poet of our times, the astounding Kate Tempest.

    Max Reinhardt with a mix including an exclusive recording of rapper/poet Kate Tempest.

    20101221

    Max Reinhardt prepares a table of succulent delights including Djessou Mory Kant退's Djandjon, a sliver of Yanov-Yanovsky's Chang Music IV, a drizzling of The Santa Claus Crave and The Christmas Waltz and, of course, an hommage to the bagel.

    Max Reinhardt with music from Djessou Mory Kante's Djandjon and Yanov-Yanovsky.

    20101222

    Max Reinhardt vanquishes the spirit of Christmas Humbug with Arvo Pärt's Summa, Lata Mangeshkar's This Season is the Season for Love, the Wexford Carol, Mahalia Jackson and A Christmas Jig for a Three-Legged Cat.

    Max Reinhardt with music from Arvo Part, Lata Mangeshkar and Mahalia Jackson.

    20190924

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    20190925

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    20190926

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    100 Years Of The Bauhaus20190327

    As the final touches are put on the new Bauhaus Museum in Weimar, Verity Sharp marks the centenary of the art school founded by Walter Gropius.

    She plays new music by Detroit hip hop producer Quelle Chris, and by Rozi Plain, who conceived her album in an old dentist’s studio, an RAF base in Suffolk and whilst playing bass on tour with This Is The Kit.

    There are also tracks by Indian classical musician Mohi Bahauddin who plays the rudra veena, and composer Dobrinka Tabakova.

    Produced by Freya Hellier.
    A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3.

    Verity Sharp marks the centenary of the Weimar art school.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    A Pleasure Garden Of Aural Delights20190528

    Where the botanical meets the musically experimental, with Max Reinhardt.

    Featured among the blooming wonderful specimens: hip hop star Kojey Radical soundtracks the horticultural neural networks of visual artist Hito Steyerl; composer-improviser Lars Gaugaard leads the listener on a sensory journey; Earthen Sea’s new album ‘Grass And Trees’ yields a fantastic crop of reductionist rhythmic music; Lisa Knapp sings atmospheric folk; Laura Cannell teases minimalist chamber sounds out of the land and sky; recorder player Genevieve Lacey combines with the environment to create a ‘listening garden’; and the tired Earth creaks in a durational opera for the Anthropocene by Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, Vaiva Grainytė and Lina Lapelytė.

    Plus recorded highlights from Lubomyr Melnyk’s set at the boutique festival Sea Change, and a classic track by keen gardener Cosey Fanni Tutti, ahead of the mixtape that she has cultivated for tomorrow night’s programme.

    Produced by Jack Howson.
    A Reduced Listening Production for BBC Radio 3.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    A Sonic History For Adventurers20190626

    Exotic and familiar sounds combine in the latest record by the ever-evolving Colorado collective Biota who thrive on walking the line between ambiguity and transparency. The traditional koto playing of Kōhei Amada gets a radical reworking by the producer Sugai Ken who transforms the sonic palette whilst retaining small motifs. French composer and producer David Chalmin, who’s worked with anyone and everyone from Madonna to Bryce Dessner, releases his first electronic album of ambient dynamism. Interjecting with words of encouragement and helpful facts is Nick Luscombe, inviting you to share an exciting sonic history.

    Produced by Rebecca Gaskell
    A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3

    Exotic and familiar sounds, radical reworks and ambient dynamism, with Nick Luscombe.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    A Ukrainian Piano Prophet And Hindustani Harpsichord20181204

    Lubomyr Melnyk’s continuous, cascading style of composing revels in the rich harmonic possibilities of the piano. Verity previews the ‘prophet of the piano’s’ new album released to mark his 70th birthday.

    More new music comes courtesy of prolific Spanish producer and composer Raül Refree, and Yama Warashi, the Bristol based brainchild of Japanese artist and musician Yoshino Shigihara.

    Elsewhere on the programme, Sarah Angliss evokes a London tree canopy using recorder and electronics, and Hindustani music meets the harpsichord in William Hamilton Bird’s 18th century transcriptions of traditional Indian music.

    Produced by Freya Hellier for Reduced Listening.

    Verity Sharp presents new music by Lubomyr Melnyk.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Abstract And Traditional Dub20190717

    Nick Luscombe presents original 70s Jamaican dub from Roots Underground and an abstract re-working of the genre by Estonian sound artist Joel Tammik. Plus there’s music created for the fashion house Comme des Garçons featuring Japanese producer Seigen Ono and experimental American guitarists Marc Ribot and Arto Lindsay.
    Produced by Rebecca Gaskell
    A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3

    Adam Bohman, Oliver Coates and Laurie Tompkins in session20190822

    Consummate improviser and musical magpie Adam Bohman comes together with the arranger and cellist Oliver Coates and inventive multi-instrumentalist Laurie Tompkins, the founder of Slip records in this Late Junction collaboration session. Each an innovator in their own sphere, this trio have never worked together before but found common ground in their use of everyday items to make playful music. Over the course of a day at the BBC’s Maida Vale studios, they crafted several dynamic pieces with Oliver on cello and samples, Laurie on synth and lampshade, and Adam Bohman taking his bow to a huge variety of everyday objects from broken CDs to old loyalty cards, combs and metal rulers, not to mention a selection of text pieces based on Chinese takeaway menus.

    Plus, Max plays music from Nairobi for the short of breath; we have a vocal hot potato written by Erin Gee for the TAK Ensemble, and an imaginary soundtrack inspired by the strange connection between the six Hawksmoor churches of London.

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

    A unique collaboration session with Adam Bohman, Oliver Coates and Laurie Tompkins.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Adam Bohman, Oliver Coates And Laurie Tompkins In Session20190822

    Consummate improviser and musical magpie Adam Bohman comes together with the arranger and cellist Oliver Coates and inventive multi-instrumentalist Laurie Tompkins, the founder of Slip records in this Late Junction collaboration session. Each an innovator in their own sphere, this trio have never worked together before but found common ground in their use of everyday items to make playful music. Over the course of a day at the BBC’s Maida Vale studios, they crafted several dynamic pieces with Oliver on cello and samples, Laurie on synth and lampshade, and Adam Bohman taking his bow to a huge variety of everyday objects from broken CDs to old loyalty cards, combs and metal rulers, not to mention a selection of text pieces based on Chinese takeaway menus.

    Plus, Max plays music from Nairobi for the short of breath; we have a vocal hot potato written by Erin Gee for the TAK Ensemble, and an imaginary soundtrack inspired by the strange connection between the six Hawksmoor churches of London.

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

    A unique collaboration session with Adam Bohman, Oliver Coates and Laurie Tompkins.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Consummate improviser and musical magpie Adam Bohman comes together with the arranger and cellist Oliver Coates and inventive multi-instrumentalist Laurie Tompkins, the founder of Slip records in this, the final Late Junction collaboration session. Each an innovator in their own sphere, this trio have never worked together before but found common ground in their use of everyday items to make playful music. Over the course of a day at the BBC’s Maida Vale studios, they crafted several dynamic pieces with Oliver on cello and samples, Laurie on synth and lampshade, and Adam Bohman taking his bow to a huge variety of everyday objects from broken CDs to old loyalty cards, combs and metal rulers, not to mention a selection of text pieces based on Chinese takeaway menus.

    Along The River Session20190515

    As Radio 3’s Along the River week continues, Late Junction brings experimental musicians together at the BBC’s Maida Vale studios, to improvise around graphic scores of English rivers.

    Kelly Jayne Jones is a Manchester-based artist incorporating music and sound alongside performance art. She has an interest in geology and brings rocks with her into the studio to use as a sound source. Fellow North-wester and songwriter Sam McCloughlin’s interest in water is long-standing: he co-created a 2012 album on the Folklore Tapes label, devoted to rivers and bodies of water in Devon. He adopts a DIY, cut-and-paste aesthetic and plays homemade instruments including a river-powered harp. And Maria Rossi is a Finnish electronic and vocal artist based in Glasgow. Her use of found sounds explains her stage name Cucina Povera, a reference to the Italian style of cooking that makes use of whatever ingredients are available.

    Produced by Chris Elcombe.
    A Reduced Listening Production for BBC Radio 3.

    A collaboration session featuring Kelly Jayne Jones, Sam McLoughlin and Cucina Povera.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    As Radio 3’s Along the River week continues, Late Junction brings experimental musicians together at the BBC’s Maida Vale studios, to improvise around graphic scores of British rivers.

    Along The River: Annea Lockwood20190514

    Music that’s upstream, downstream but rarely mainstream.

    As part of Radio 3’s Along the River week, composer and sound artist Annea Lockwood talks about her fascination with these bodies of water. She shares favourite field recordings that have inspired her own work making sound maps of the Danube, Hudson and Housatonic. And she introduces her tribute to Pauline Oliveros: a graphic-score piece modelled on the bayous around Houston.

    Plus, Max Reinhardt guides us down a river of his own making - a mini-mix of tracks flowing from source to estuary along a musical approach that has evolved over time.

    Produced by Chris Elcombe.
    A Reduced Listening Production for BBC Radio 3.

    Max Reinhardt with composer Annea Lockwood's river inspirations.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Ambient Excursions And Italian Sound Art20190521

    Nick Luscombe pulls a rare Japanese ambient record out of the bag from the synth duo Inoyama whose 1983 album Danzindan-Pojidon was way ahead of its time. Italian sound artist and composer Alessandra Eramo presents her vocal reflections on the spirituality of the Mediterranean Sea and the American indie rock singer Anna Domino has re-recorded and reversioned her 30-year old hit single Lake.

    Produced by Rebecca Gaskell.
    A Reduced Listening Production for BBC Radio 3.

    Nick Luscombe pulls a rare Japanese ambient record out of the bag.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    An Alternative String Quartet Collaboration Session20190417

    Max Reinhardt assembles an alternative string quartet for the latest Late Junction collaboration session. The players, from four distinct traditions, come together for one day only in the BBC’s Maida Vale Studios to create musical magic.

    Our awesome foursome features: virtuoso scholar of Chinese traditional music Cheng Yu playing the guqin, a seven-stringed zither, and the pipa, a four-stringed lute; Sam Underwood, the instrument inventor and purveyor of ‘doom tuba’, with a new electroacoustic string contraption designed especially for this session; master fiddler Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh on his ten-stringed hardanger d’amore; and rising jazz star Elliot Galvin introducing his prepared piano expertise into the mix.

    Elsewhere in the programme Max plays a track from the new album by cellist-singer Ayanna Witter-Johnson, and some classic Bessie Smith, who was born 125 years ago this week and went on to become “Empress of the Blues”.

    Produced by Jack Howson.
    A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3.

    Max presents Elliot Galvin, Caoimhin O Raghallaigh, Sam Underwood and Cheng Yu in session.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    An End Of The Road Festival Mixtape20190905

    Nick Luscombe presents an exclusive mixtape from End of the Road Festival

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Anatomical Experimental: Max Reinhardt's Music Of Body20190416

    Prick up your ears, loosen those hips, move your feet, open up your mind. Tonight Max Reinhardt has an excellent selection of songs and pieces that resonate with, or respond and relate to, the human body.

    American singer-bassist Esperanza Spalding wants to connect you more closely to individual body parts through her contemporary pop songs; Rotherham raver Rian Treanor explores the loss of control of bodily movements with new album ATAXIA; Bristol’s avant-garde ambient music-maker Sam Kidel deconstructs the individuality of the human voice box, and the competency of voice recognition software; and, finally, cult music and performance art collective Throbbing Gristle fill up your adrenal glands.

    Produced by Jack Howson.
    A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3.

    Songs and pieces that resonate with, or respond and relate to, the human body.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Andrew Logan's Mixtape20190801

    Verity Sharp presents a Late Junction mixtape from sculptor, performance artist and jewellery-maker Andrew Logan.

    Originally trained as an architect, Logan has been one of Britain’s leading sculptural artists for over five decades. He is best known for his inventive use of found materials, primarily glass and mirrors - he has been described as the ‘Fabergé of the eighties’ and ‘The Wizard of Odd’.

    In 1972, Logan began the Alternative Miss World contest, an extravagant artistic event and fancy dress pageant inspired by Crufts. Just like the dog show, contestants are judged on poise, personality and originality rather than beauty, with past participants including Derek Jarman, David Hockney and Grayson Perry.

    Logan is the only living artist in Britain with a museum dedicated to him, having opened the Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture in Wales in 1991.

    In his mixtape, Andrew shares music from his friends, collaborators and inspirations over his long career, from Divine to Brian Eno and Fenella Fielding.

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

    Verity Sharp with a mixtape from sculptor and performance artist Andrew Logan.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Verity Sharp presents a Late Junction mixtape from sculptor, performance artist and jewellery-maker Andrew Logan.

    In 1972, Logan began the Alternative Miss World contest, an extravagant artistic event and fancy dress pageant inspired by Crufts. Just like the dog show, contestants are judged on poise, personality and originality rather than beauty, with past participants including Derek Jarman, David Hockney and Grayson Perry.

    In his mixtape, Andrew shares music from his friends, collaborators and inspirations over his long career, from Divine to Brian Eno and Fenella Fielding.

    Verity Sharp with a mixtape from sculptor and performance artist Andrew Logan.

    Anne Hilde Neset

    Anne Hilde Neset20101123

    presents an eclectic choice of music, including railroad songs and instrumentals by John Fahey, Johnny Cash and Harry Partch.

    Anne Hilde Neset presents varied music, including John Fahey, Johnny Cash, Harry Partch.

    Anne Hilde Neset presents an eclectic choice of music, including railroad songs and instrumentals by John Fahey, Johnny Cash and Harry Partch.

    Anne Hilde Neset20101124

    A wide ranging selection of music including work by American sound artist Marina Rosenfeld, Hungarian Modernist composer György Ligeti and avant-blues guitarist Bill Orcutt, presented by Anne Hilde Neset.

    Anne Hilde Neset's varied selection includes Marina Rosenfeld, Ligeti and Bill Orcutt.

    Anne Hilde Neset20101125

    presents a diverse selection of music including Chinese singer Dadawah, retro sound-collage from The Focus Group, and a string quartet by American composer Gloria Coates.

    Anne Hilde Neset's selection of music includes Dadawah, The Focus Group and Gloria Coates.

    Anne Hilde Neset presents a diverse selection of music including Chinese singer Dadawah, retro sound-collage from The Focus Group, and a string quartet by American composer Gloria Coates.

    Anne Hilde Neset20101130

    Anne Hilde Neset presents diverse musical tracks, including British folk singer Sharron Kraus, country bluesman Dock Boggs, and Jiu Kuang playing an ancient Chinese drinking song on the guqin.

    Anne Hilde Neset presents varied music, including Sharron Kraus, Dock Boggs and Jiu Kuang.

    Anne Hilde Neset20101201

    Anne Hilde Neset's musical selection includes music for a sculpture by electronic composer Peter Zinovieff, art-rockers Talk Talk, and Sandy Denny's symphonic song All Our Days.

    Anne Hilde Neset's musical selection includes Peter Zinovieff, Talk Talk and Sandy Denny.

    Anne Hilde Neset20101202

    Anne Hilde Neset presents an eclectic mix of music, including a soundscape by Toshiya Tsunoda, big band jazz from Mike Westbrook, and Susan Stenger's multiple bass guitars.

    Anne Hilde Neset presents music from Toshiya Tsunoda, Mike Westbrook and Susan Stenger.

    Anne Hilde Neset With Vicki Bennett20190108

    Vicki Bennett joins Anne Hilde Neset to share a couple of her current favourite tracks. Vicki is a presenter on the American independent radio station for outsider music WFMU, she also makes audio-visual collages using found footage to give a dark witty view on popular culture under the moniker People Like Us.

    Plus music inspired by sightseeing from the Japanese avant-pop stalwart Haruomi Hosono; a sensational sextet featuring pianist Mal Waldron and saxophonist Eric Dolphy recorded in 1961 and music from The Midnight Hour - the duo responsible for the deep, soulful soundtrack to the Luke Cage hit TV series.

    Produced by Rebecca Gaskell for Reduced Listening.

    Vicki Bennett from WFMU and People Like Us shares her current favourite tracks.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Attack, Resonance And Decay20190612

    Half a tonne of Double Bell and percussive textures, with Verity Sharp.

    Attention-grabbing percussion playing from Sō Percussion contrasts with the soft, deep sound of the giant bell which pervades Harmonic Canon, a new work by composer Dominic Murcott.

    Verity also samples the latest release by Lau member Kris Drever, features a new recording of piano music by the Japanese composer Toshi Ichiyanagi and plays a track from Liam Byrne, a viola da gamba player who blurs the lines between old and new.

    Produced by Freya Hellier.
    A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Bacterial Percussion And An Ethnographic Road Trip20190109

    Anne Hilde Neset returns to the presenter chair with music from Eli Kezler, a percussionist that Oneohtrix Point Never describes as bacterial. He says “Eli’s able to parallax into very small, very acute, very specific relationships between percussive textures. It’s beyond just being a drummer—he’s a world-building percussionist.” Plus recordings of indigenous music made in 1955 on a journey overland in a milk delivery van, from France to India by Bengali radio producer Deben Bhattacharya; the voice of Michele Mercure swells from the substratum of 1980s electronic music and a forgotten favourite by Prince from his 1983 album Piano & Microphone.

    Produced by Rebecca Gaskell for Reduced Listening.

    Eli Kezler's small, specific, bacterial percussion, and music from a road trip to Calcutta

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Bagpipes Like You've Never Heard Them Before20190228

    Jennifer Lucy Allan indulges her fondness for bagpipes. Trust her on this...

    Is there a more divisive and infamous instrument than the bagpipes? The Scottish Great Highland pipes are renowned for their size, volume, and power, as well as their ability to make certain people run screaming from a room with fingers in their ears. But bagpipes of different shapes, sizes, and specifications have been used in traditional music around the world, for thousands of years. Tonight you’ll hear a full glorious range: bagpipe jazz from Rufus Harley, Iranian folk featuring the ney-anb?n bagpipe of Saeid Shanbehzadeh, minimalist multi-bagpipe drone by Julia Wolfe, as well as a rare recording of the Royal Army of Oman Pipe Band.

    There is also a short cessation of bagpipe proceedings to catch up on hot-off-the-press highlights from the inaugural Late Junction Festival, including a chance to hear a performance from Manchester-based composer Chaines.

    Produced by Jack Howson for Reduced Listening.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Jennifer Lucy Allan plays hot-off-the-press live music highlights from the inaugural Late Junction Festival, which began tonight, including a chance to hear a performance from Manchester-based composer Chaines.

    Elsewhere, Jennifer also indulges her fondness for bagpipes. Trust her on this…

    Is there a more divisive and infamous instrument than the bagpipes? The Scottish Great Highland pipes are renowned for their size, volume, and power, as well as their ability to make certain people run screaming from a room with fingers in their ears. But bagpipes of different shapes, sizes, and specifications have been used in traditional music around the world, for thousands of years. Tonight you’ll hear a full glorious range: bagpipe jazz from Rufus Harley, Iranian folk featuring the ney-anbĀ?n bagpipe of Saeid Shanbehzadeh, minimalist multi-bagpipe drone by Julia Wolfe, as well as a rare recording of the Royal Army of Oman Pipe Band.

    Produced by Jack Howson.
    A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3.

    Is there a more divisive and infamous instrument than the bagpipes? The Scottish Great Highland pipes are renowned for their size, volume, and power, as well as their ability to make certain people run screaming from a room with fingers in their ears. But bagpipes of different shapes, sizes, and specifications have been used in traditional music around the world, for thousands of years. Tonight you’ll hear a full glorious range: bagpipe jazz from Rufus Harley, Iranian folk featuring the ney-anbān bagpipe of Saeid Shanbehzadeh, minimalist multi-bagpipe drone by Julia Wolfe, as well as a rare recording of the Royal Army of Oman Pipe Band.

    Jennifer Lucy Allan indulges her fondness for bagpipes. Trust her on this...

    Bbc Music Introducing At Latitude Festival20190723

    Max Reinhardt presents live performances recorded this weekend on the BBC Music Introducing stage at Latitude Festival in Henham Park, Suffolk.

    Since launching in 2007, BBC Music Introducing have nurtured the careers of countless artists across all genres, many of whom have performed for the BBC at Latitude in the early stages of their career. The Late Junction team selected several exciting up-and-coming acts for the festival line-up this year, including: Afrofusion group Dakar Audio Club, who play uplifting songs in Bambara, Wolof, French and English; beguiling Bristol band Binbag Wisdom, who describe their genre as ‘Anarcho Jazz-Hop’; and multidisciplinary mythopoetic experimentalist Nwando Ebizie, who here performs under her popstar pseudonym Lady Vendredi.

    Produced by Jack Howson
    A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3

    Max Reinhardt presents live performances of up-and-coming acts at Latitude Festival.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Max Reinhardt presents live performances recorded this weekend on the BBC Music Introducing stage at Latitude Festival in Henham Park, Suffolk.

    Max Reinhardt presents live performances of up-and-coming acts at Latitude Festival.

    Benedict Drew's Mixtape20190320

    Presenter Max Reinhardt invites you to enter the intensely brilliant mind of multi-disciplinary artist Benedict Drew.

    Based currently in Whitstable and Margate, Benedict Drew has a history in electronic and improvised music, though he primarily works with video, sculpture, and sound to create installations that exists as “alternative realities”. Tonight he has thirty minutes of the programme to create and curate a bespoke audio reality, through his Late Junction Mixtape. Thematically the mix explores notions of the ocean, and the tracks come together to create something simultaneously sublime and frightening. Featured artists include Suzanne Ciani, Delia Derbyshire and Laurie Spiegel, as well as several of Drew’s own collaborators, such as Angharad Davies and Helena Gough.

    Produced by Jack Howson.
    A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3.

    Presenter Max Reinhardt invites you to enter the mind of artist Benedict Drew.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Brazilian Polyrhythms And A 100-foot-long Instrument20190129

    Max Reinhardt takes a trip around the outer edges of experimental music. The genre-defying improvising cellist Okkyung Lee pairs up with Ellen Fullman and her Long String Instrument - 100ft strings of taught stainless steel in a Swedish bakery for a one-off live performance. A new Brazilian big band from bassist Itibere Zwarg, a long standing collaborator with Hermeto Pascoal, brings joy and colour to the end of January. And some bonus material from Trojan label stalwarts The Pioneers and a double reissue of their late 1960s albums Long Shot and Battle of the Giants.

    Produced by Rebecca Gaskell for Reduced Listening.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Burmese Song, Norwegian Jazz And Aldous Harding20190425

    Verity Sharp presents new music from the New Zealand singer-songwriter Aldous Harding, plus experimental music from Burma and contemporary Norwegian jazz. There’s also a look ahead to May Day, through the “obscure, tense and delicate” sound-world of artist Alice Kemp.

    Produced by Steven Rajam.
    A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3.

    Experimental Burmese song, Norwegian jazz and Aldous Harding.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Cameroonian Funk And Ukrainian Experimentation20190502

    Nick Luscombe casts his musical net far and wide. Tonight’s selections include newly reissued Cameroonian disco-funk from Felixson Ngasia and The Survivals, and a new compilation that spotlights the experimental electronic/sound art scene in present-day Ukraine.

    Produced by Rebecca Gaskell.
    A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3.

    Nick Luscombe shares tracks from far and wide.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Celebrating Luc Ferrari20190205

    Nick Luscombe celebrates the life and work of electroacoustic music pioneer Luc Ferrari on what would have been his 90th birthday. Plus, music from Jim O'Rourke, Swiss composer Walter Feldmann and the vitamin-packed sonic delights of the Vegetable Orchestra.

    Produced by Steven Rajam for Reduced Listening.

    Nick Luscombe celebrates the life and work of electro-acoustic music pioneer Luc Ferrari.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Nick Luscombe celebrates the life and work of electroacoustic music pioneer Luc Ferrari on what would have been his 90 th birthday, in conversation with David Grubbs. Plus, music from Jim O’Rourke, Mira Calix and the vitamin-packed sonic delights of the Vegetable Orchestra.

    Nick Luscombe celebrates the life and work of electroacoustic music pioneer Luc Ferrari on what would have been his 90 th birthday, in conversation with David Grubbs. Plus, music from Jim O’Rourke, Mira Calix and the vitamin-packed sonic delights of the Vegetable Orchestra.

    Circuit-bent Radio For People Who Like Art20190507

    Verity Sharp is back in the presenting seat with a playlist that exists within the intersection of music, sound and art.

    Featured artists tonight include: Tania Caroline Chen, who specialises in improvising on piano and gadgets, showcasing her circuit-bent radio; Jacob Samuel, turning prosaic recorded conversations into performance art; Holly Herndon, operating at the nexus of technological evolution, with her new album that is a collaboration with her own ‘A.I. baby’; and composer Andrew Hamilton, setting text from abstract painter Ad Reinhardt to create ‘music for people who like art’.

    Produced by Jack Howson.
    A Reduced Listening Production for BBC Radio 3.

    Verity Sharp with a playlist that exists within the intersection of music, sound and art.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Nick Luscombe is in the presenting seat with a playlist that exists within the intersection of music, sound, and art.

    Nick Luscombe with a playlist that exists within the intersection of music, sound and art.

    Congolese Electronics, 60s Oud Jazz-folk, And Ambient Drift Music.20190206

    Nick Luscombe selects from musical waters deep and wide.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Cosey Fanni Tutti's Late Junction Mixtape20190529

    Max Reinhardt hosts, with an exclusive mixtape from legendary performance artist and avant-garde musician Cosey Fanni Tutti. She has a thirty-minute window in the programme to set the mood music, with selections including Coil, Gazelle Twin, and Jefferson Airplane.

    Born in Hull in 1951, Cosey Fanni Tutti began her career there in 1969, appearing in art performances, mail art exhibitions, and musical improvisations. In the seventies she brought her experience of sex magazines and films, glamour modelling, and striptease into her performance art. Her infamous exhibition 'Prostitution' at the Institute of Contemporary Art, London, 1976 prompted walkouts and provoked debate in parliament. The same year, Cosey founded influential industrial music group Throbbing Gristle with Genesis P-Orridge, Peter Christopherson and Chris Carter, who is Cosey’s partner and lifetime collaborator.

    Cosey Fanni Tutti’s continuing individual art and music practice takes its place alongside her work with Carter, the enduring, evolving legacy of Throbbing Gristle.

    Produced by Jack Howson.
    A Reduced Listening Production for BBC Radio 3.

    Max Reinhardt hosts, and the legendary Cosey Fanni Tutti compiles an exclusive mixtape.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    David Toop's Mixtape20190704

    Max Reinhardt presents another chance to hear the Late Junction mixtape from sound artist, writer and composer David Toop.

    For the occasion, Toop wove together recordings from the deepest recesses of his collection - Vietnamese one-string fiddle sits next to Japanese tongue twisters, Chicago footwork next to John Butcher's alien sax.

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

    Max Reinhardt with a mixtape from composer and writer David Toop.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Deja Vu All Over Again With Max Reinhardt20190319

    Late Junction is back for another week of memorable programmes, and the song selections tonight all evoke mysterious, magical memory experiences and sensations: déjà vu, jamais vu, presque vu, and more …

    Experience new songs you’ll swear you’ve heard before. Expect intuitive reversions, reworks, and remixes. Explore the famous case of George Harrison’s cryptomnesia. Expose yourself to the power of genetic memory through the music of Timothy Leary and Hand Habits (a.k.a. Meg Duffy).

    Produced by Jack Howson.
    A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3.

    Songs to evoke memory experiences and sensations: deja vu, jamais vu, and presque vu.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Desert Rock And Sir James Macmillan20190220

    Verity Sharp goes on a musical adventure of genre juxtaposition. Kel Assouf’s modern desert rock sound brings together a jazz drummer, an Ishumar guitarist and a rock-loving electronic producer. Conductor Sir James MacMillan starts the celebrations for his 60th birthday later this year with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and two special concerts. And film director and musician Jim Jarmusch reignites his duo with experimental lute player Jozef Van Wissem for a minimal record of subdued electronics, guitar drones and unadorned lute.

    Produced by Rebecca Gaskell.
    A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Verity Sharp goes on a musical adventure of genre juxtaposition. Kel Assouf’s modern desert rock sound brings together a jazz drummer, an Ishumar guitarist and a rock-loving electronic producer. Conductor Sir James MacMillan starts the celebrations for his 60th birthday later this year with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and two special concerts. And film director and musician Jim Jarmusch reignites his duo with experimental lute player Jozef Van Wissem for a minimal record of subdued electronics, guitar drones and unadorned lute.

    Devastating And Delicate Sonic Adventures20190522

    Nick Luscombe flies through the jetstream of forward-thinking music. Featuring granular synth sounds from the Iranian-German duo Arovane and Porya Hatami and a reversioning of material from an archive of Appalachian chamber folk by the sound artist Brian Harnetty. Plus, the son of two classical musicians, C Duncan, releases a new album of dreamy alt-pop arrangements.

    Produced by Rebecca Gaskell.
    A Reduced Listening Production for BBC Radio 3.

    Nick Luscombe with Iranian sound art, Appalachian chamber folk and Scottish alt-pop.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    DIY radio and imaginary folk20190821

    Max Reinhardt takes a trip across the history of experimental radio, scrolling through the frequencies of Bristol’s pirate radio stations from the late 1980s to the early 2000s and shouting out to the DIY radio makers of the FM dial. We also hear excerpts from the radio art of Henry Jacobs, working in San Francisco in the mid-50s to create audio collage, a sonata for loudspeaker and spoofed interviews with a phony scholar.

    Elsewhere we play gamelan for flute and percussion, new music from Anna Meredith and imaginary folk from Slovenia.

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

    Max Reinhardt bigs up the patchwork audio makers and bedroom presenters of pirate radio.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Diy Radio And Imaginary Folk20190821

    Max Reinhardt takes a trip across the history of experimental radio, scrolling through the frequencies of Bristol’s pirate radio stations from the late 1980s to the early 2000s and shouting out to the DIY radio makers of the FM dial. We also hear excerpts from the radio art of Henry Jacobs, working in San Francisco in the mid-50s to create audio collage, a sonata for loudspeaker and spoofed interviews with a phony scholar.

    Elsewhere we play gamelan for flute and percussion, new music from Anna Meredith and imaginary folk from Slovenia.

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

    Max Reinhardt bigs up the patchwork audio makers and bedroom presenters of pirate radio.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Electronic Explorations20190430

    Nick Luscombe tunes his specialist ear to the latest experimental electronic sounds. Featuring emerging Irish producer mcconville, tight edits and bouncy beats from Matmos’ new album devoted to our plastic consumption habit and Stefan Goldmann deconstructs the core parameters of techno.

    Breaking up the beats are tracks by British sound artist Viv Corringham who explores people's special relationship with familiar places and traditional Japanese folk meets Caribbean rhythms in the Tokyo based collective Minyo Crusaders.

    Produced by Rebecca Gaskell
    A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3

    Nick Luscombe hunts down the latest experimental electronic sounds.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Electronic Landscapes And John Cage20190424

    Verity Sharp presents electronic visions of the landscapes of England and Japan – as well as brand-new Polish free jazz. And there’s a rare performance of John Cage’s Bacchanale for prepared piano by the late giant of French music, Michel Legrand.

    Produced by Steven Rajam.
    A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3.

    Verity Sharp with electronic visions of England and Japan.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Ellen Arkbro's Mixtape20190516

    Max Reinhardt presents a mixtape from Swedish musician, composer and sound artist Ellen Arkbro.

    In her own words, the music that Arkbro makes is “very slow”, combining both acoustic traditional instruments and algorithmic sound synthesis to create new sonic textures.

    Arkbro has been musically active since early childhood, singing in choirs every day as a youth. While studying at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, she started working more with synthesizers, exploring spatiality and psycho-acoustics.

    In 2017, Arkbro released her LP “for organ and brass”, which she wrote specifically for the Sherer-Orgel organ in St. Stephen’s Church in Germany. That same year, she presented a work at the Stockholm Music Hall that lasted 26 days.

    Her upcoming release “Chords” will involve organ, guitar and synthesis and explore textural and spatial qualities of harmonic sound.

    Her mixtape features music that has inspired and shaped her as an artist, embodying the timeless and complex simplicity that she aims for in her own work, from Robert Wyatt and Arthur Russell to traditional Laotian field recordings and French Baroque harpsichords.

    Produced by Katie Callin.
    A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3.

    Max Reinhardt with a mixtape by Swedish composer Ellen Arkbro.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    End of the Road Festival 2019 - Grup \u015eim\u015fek and Natalie Sharp20190903

    Late Junction returns to End of the Road for a third year to curate an electrifying line up of broad-minded, eclectic music in the Wiltshire countryside. As the summer nights draw in, End of the Road is a space for independent music lovers to unite. Hosted by Nick Luscombe, the Tipi stage features live performances by the most exciting, forward-thinking artists championed by the Late Junction team.

    Natalie Sharp’s eye-catching costumes, bizarre concepts and adventurous sound design are a festival discovery that you won’t forget. Bringing her brand-new BodyVice project to the festival, she offers a transcendental experience of being clinically examined. Featuring wearable, playable body-sculptures and interactive video combined with performance, BodyVice promises to be a mind-boggling combination of industrial spandex and lactose noise.

    Rounding off the evening, we hear live highlights from our headliners the Turkish psych-pop sensation Derya Yıldırım and Grup Şimşek who reimagine traditional Anatolian songs with groovy synths, dynamic drums and bubbling bass, led by Yıldırım’s virtuosic vocals and hypnotising saz playing. Their intoxicating sound permeates the summer air like burning incense - transcendental, woozy and exhilarating.

    Produced by Rebecca Gaskell
    A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3.

    Nick Luscombe plays live music from Late Junction's stage at the End of the Road festival.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    End Of The Road Festival 2019 - Grup \u015eim\u015fek And Natalie Sharp20190903

    Late Junction returns to End of the Road for a third year to curate an electrifying line up of broad-minded, eclectic music in the Wiltshire countryside. As the summer nights draw in, End of the Road is a space for independent music lovers to unite. Hosted by Nick Luscombe, the Tipi stage features live performances by the most exciting, forward-thinking artists championed by the Late Junction team.

    Natalie Sharp’s eye-catching costumes, bizarre concepts and adventurous sound design are a festival discovery that you won’t forget. Bringing her brand-new BodyVice project to the festival, she offers a transcendental experience of being clinically examined. Featuring wearable, playable body-sculptures and interactive video combined with performance, BodyVice promises to be a mind-boggling combination of industrial spandex and lactose noise.

    Rounding off the evening, we hear live highlights from our headliners the Turkish psych-pop sensation Derya Yıldırım and Grup Şimşek who reimagine traditional Anatolian songs with groovy synths, dynamic drums and bubbling bass, led by Yıldırım’s virtuosic vocals and hypnotising saz playing. Their intoxicating sound permeates the summer air like burning incense - transcendental, woozy and exhilarating.

    Produced by Rebecca Gaskell
    A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3.

    Nick Luscombe plays live music from Late Junction's stage at the End of the Road festival.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    End of the Road Festival 2019 - Penya and Mary Lattimore20190904

    We continue our showcase from End of the Road festival in Wiltshire, where Late Junction staged an evening of broad-minded, eclectic music in the warm embrace of the festival’s music-loving crowd. Nick Luscombe presents live music highlights from our two remaining acts.

    American harpist Mary Lattimore introduces her innovative approach to the instrument, combining loops and ambient electronics to create a beatific, layered meditation on the traditional harp sound.

    And finally, the percussion-driven Afro-Latin electronica group Penya, a London-based ensemble with musical roots in Latin America and North Africa. Penya love to experiment with deep grooves, intricate pulses and vibrant vocals to create a tribal, alternative dancefloor.

    Produced by Rebecca Gaskell
    A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3.

    Nick Luscombe plays live music from Late Junction\u2019s stage at the End of the Road festival.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    End Of The Road Festival 2019 - Penya And Mary Lattimore20190904

    We continue our showcase from End of the Road festival in Wiltshire, where Late Junction staged an evening of broad-minded, eclectic music in the warm embrace of the festival’s music-loving crowd. Nick Luscombe presents live music highlights from our two remaining acts.

    American harpist Mary Lattimore introduces her innovative approach to the instrument, combining loops and ambient electronics to create a beatific, layered meditation on the traditional harp sound.

    And finally, the percussion-driven Afro-Latin electronica group Penya, a London-based ensemble with musical roots in Latin America and North Africa. Penya love to experiment with deep grooves, intricate pulses and vibrant vocals to create a tribal, alternative dancefloor.

    Produced by Rebecca Gaskell
    A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3.

    Nick Luscombe plays live music from Late Junction's stage at End of the Road festival

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Fiona Talkington

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    Fiona Talkington presents a varied mix of music, including an album from Susanna featuring the voice of Bonnie Prince Billy, music from ex-Cocteau Twin Robin Guthrie, Philip Glass's minimalist classic Music in 12 Parts and a seasonal and unusual jazz setting of Byrd's O Magnum Mysterium.

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    Fiona Talkington presents a varied mix of music, including new wave Japanese enka singer Atsuko Kamura, a vocally challenging setting of O Magnum Mysterium by Henrik Odegaard and Christmas music by trombonist Nils Landgren.

    Plus Robert Sandall's three favourite albums of the year.

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    The varied musical mix includes songs from Siberia and Tuva, music by Salvatore Sciarrino, David Rothenberg's Whale Music and flamenco from Tomas de Perrate.

    Track list:

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  • album: disappearing world

  • album: gränslandslåtar

  • album: jerusalem: la ville des deux paix

  • album: music from the world: kamtchatka: dance drums from the siberian far east

  • album: perraterías

  • album: songs from the floodplain

  • album: tryptic

  • album: whale music

  • alia vox avsa9863

    23:38

  • attacca cd 28118

    23:58

  • bee jazz bee-022

    23:30

  • beethoven: allegretto from symphony no 7

  • binchois consort/andrew kirkman

  • buda 925982

    (segue)

    23:25

  • busnois: gaude celestis domina

  • cdh55288

  • david rothenberg: the world’s last whale

  • flamenco vivo records

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  • giga gcd 39

    23:45

  • jean paul celea, françois couturier & daniel humair

  • jon boden: beating the bounds

  • mario caroli (flute) ernestine stoop (harp)

  • mats berglund: halling efter haltegutten

  • montserrat figueras, g mouradian, m gr退bil: palestina hermoza y santa

  • navigator records

    23:43

  • saydisc cd-sdl 376

    23:52

  • sciarrino: fauno che fischia a un merlo

  • terra nova tn0804

    23:20

  • the tuvinians: the herders of mongun-taiga

  • tomás de perrate: magia la perruta (bulerias de utrera y lebrija)

  • vladnen egorovic avva: a song about life to make life happier

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    Fiona Talkington presents a varied mix of music, including wedding songs from Hungary and Armenia, the sounds of Palm Sunday in the Basque village of Santazi, arrangements of Scarlatti by Martin Butler and the voice of Nina Simone.

    Fiona Talkington presents music, including wedding songs from Hungary and Armenia.

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    Fiona Talkington presents a varied mix of music, including Inuit wedding music and wedding songs from Georgia, plus the music of the Loita Masai community from the Kenyan Tanzanian border and a tribute to Swedish accordionist Lars Hollmer.

    Fiona Talkington's varied musical mix includes Inuit wedding music and songs from Georgia.

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    Fiona Talkington presents a varied mix of music, including wedding music from Russia as well as sounds from Bali, Bangladesh and Marrakech, and the fiddle playing of Nils Okland.

    Track List:

    23:15

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  • aka pygmies from central africa: the separation of the married ones

  • al sur ascd013

    00:18

  • album: a musicall banquet

  • album: bach: well-tempered clavier book i / ralph kirkpatrick cd

  • album: bali - musique pour le gong gede

  • album: bangladesh garo de la foret de madhupur

  • album: beethoven - lieder und gesänge

  • album: centrafrique

  • album: changing of the seasons

  • album: chants from the kingdom of tonga

  • album: disappearing world

  • album: eskimo

  • album: iki

  • album: money will ruin everything volume 2

  • album: paths, prints (1982)

  • album: rest ast worlds end

  • album: songs of the people of russia

  • album: sport et couture

  • album: trio de zarb

  • album: trust

  • album: warg buen

  • amestoy trio: paquerette

  • ane brun: the puzzle

  • arc music arc eucd 2159

    00:34

  • bach: fantasy and fugue in a minor bwv. 904

  • beethoven: abendlied unterm gestirnten himmel

  • chemirani trio: sainte maime i

  • daniel sanden warg: fiskaren [source hallvard t bjørgum]

  • daqui 332035

    23:26

  • determine demcd 10

    00:21

  • dg the originals

    big ben ticking sfx

    00:50

  • dowland: lady rich, her galliard

  • east side digital 74321981452

    23:46

  • ecm 829377 2

    23:41

  • ecm new series 4766397

    00:24

  • fatima spar & the freedom fries: sarabande

  • gamelan of batur played by musicians from the batur temple: tabuh telu

  • geco tonwaren h550 2

    00:39

  • holonga faikava: chant from vava’u island

  • humcrush: airport

  • jan garbarek, bill frisell, eberhard weber & jon christensen: footprints

  • john mark ainsley (tenor) & iain burnside (piano)

  • le chant du monde cmt274978

    (segue)

    23:22

  • nils Økland: passacaglia

  • ocora 560139

    23:30

  • ocora c559002

    23:55

  • ocora c580054

    00:04

  • performed by nigel north

  • performed by ralph kirkpatrick

  • rune grammofon rcd 2072

    23:19

  • rune grammofon rcd2081

    00:55

  • saydisc cd sdl 376

    00:42

  • signum classics sigcd145

    00:01

  • singers from zhivotovo village, tula region: a huge lake before our gate (wedding song)

  • some women of marrakech

  • susanna and the magical orchestra: when i am laid in earth (purcell)

  • talik ta45cd

    23:28

  • taranath mri: a small bird sings in a flower garden

  • the residents: time’s up

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    fiona talkington's musical mix includes russian wedding music as well as nils okland.

  • varttina: morsian [varilo/kaasinen, trad]

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    Fiona Talkington's varied musical selection includes Bill Bruford, the founding father of the Quebec electroacoustic movement Francis Dhomont, traditional pieces from the Auvergne and lullabies from around the world.

    Fiona Talkington presents music from Bill Bruford and Francis Dhomont.

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    Fiona Talkington's varied musical selection includes Poulenc's Quatre motets pour un temps de penitence, works for hurdy gurdy from France, an excerpt from Arne Nordheim's setting of the medieval dream ballad Draumkvedet and a lullaby from Milton Nascimento and Belmondo.

    Fiona Talkington presents music by Poulenc, and French works for hurdy gurdy.

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    Fiona Talkington's varied musical selection includes works from Provence, a recording of Norway's medieval Draumkvedet with Berit Opheim Vestro and Karl Seglem, and tracks from an album by Sweet Billy Pilgrim.

    Fiona Talkington presents music from Provence, plus tracks by Sweet Billy Pilgrim.

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    Fiona Talkington presents a varied selection of music, with choral works by Purcell, drumming from Paal Nilssen-Love, traditional pieces from Estonia and the santoor playing of Shivkumar Sharma.

    Fiona Talkington's selection includes Purcell, Paal Nilssen-Love and Shivkumar Sharma.

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    Fiona Talkington presents a varied selection of music, including a new album from Basque txalaparta players Oreka TX, tracks from David Byrne's Big Love Hymnal, written for the TV series Big Love, and Kronos Quartet playing music by Pelle Gudmundsen-Holgren inspired by the sea off the Danish island of Samso.

    Fiona Talkington presents music from Oreka TX, David Byrne and Kronos Quartet.

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    Fiona Talkington presents a varied selection of music, including Berlin electronica by Pole, a Norwegian-Nepalese collaboration and a Stabat mater by Slovak composer Vladimir Godar, featuring the voice of Iva Bittova.

    Presented by Fiona Talkington. With electronica from Pole and music from Vladimir Godar.

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    Synopsis

    Fiona Talkington's varied musical selection includes John Cage's Imaginary Landscape No 1, 15th-century vocal music by Dufay, Norwegian singer-songwriter Hanne Hukkelberg and a Herbie Hancock classic from 1968.

    Fiona Talkington presents music from John Cage, Dufay, Hanne Hukkelberg and Herbie Hancock

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    Synopsis

    Fiona Talkington's varied musical selection includes Quebecois folk from Yves Lambert et le Bebert Orchestra, Fourth World music by American trumpeter Jon Hassell and a recording of Arvo Part's Mein Weg for strings and percussion.

    Fiona Talkington presents Quebecois folk music, plus pieces from Jon Hassell and Arvo Part

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    Synopsis

    Fiona Talkington's varied musical selection includes a release from Malian singer Oumou Sangare, a Handel aria arranged by Norwegian improvising trio In the Country and Luc Ferrari's 1969 tape composition J'ai ete coupe.

    Fiona Talkington with music from Oumou Sangare, In the Country and Luc Ferrari.

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    Fiona Talkington's varied musical selection includes American jazz pianist Mary Lou Williams, a recording of Australian aboriginal singers from the Cape York Peninsula and a performance of John Tavener's The Repentant Thief for clarinet and orchestra.

    23:30

  • 00:29

  • 00:31

  • a filetta: e lode di u sepolcru

  • adda 581075

    00:19

  • album: ab eternu

  • album: australia

  • album: free spirits

  • album: live in tokyo, february 2003

  • album: nmc songbook

  • album: once removed

  • album: pierre and退 valade, flute

  • album: short stories

  • album: tallis – sacred choral works

  • album: tavener - the repentant thief

  • australian aborigines, northwest cape york: women’s owalapatanu (funeral dance) etanyanu language

  • brad mehldau: paranoid android

  • chandos chan 0513

    00:12

  • collins classics 20052

    23:55

  • elektra nonesuch 7559-79310-2

    00:40

  • gubaildulina: quartet no 2

  • innova 707

    00:10

  • james macmillan: mouth of the dumb

  • john fitz rogers: once removed

  • john tavener: the repentant thief

  • lyrichord lyrcd 7331

    00:21

  • mary lou williams (piano); buster williams (bass); mickey roker (drums): temptation

  • nmc d150

    00:25

  • nonesuch 7559 79853 2

    fiona talkington with music by mary lou williams, john tavener and thomas tallis.

  • peformed by the sixteen, directed by harry christophers

  • performed by andrew marriner (clarinet); lso conducted by michael tilson thomas; neil percy (handbells)

  • performed by andrew swait; sam harris (trebles); lucy wakeford (harp)

  • performed by benjamin hulett (tenor); andrew ball (piano)

  • performed by cameron britt & scott herring (marimbas)

  • performed by kronos quartet

  • performed by lucy wakeford (harp); antonis hatzinikolaou (guitar); jane chapman (harpsichord); owen gunnell (marimba)

  • performed by pierre and退 valade (flute); r退mi lerner (clarinet)

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  • sadie harrison: easter zunday

  • scelsi: k-lho

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  • tallis: salvator mundi

  • thomas morley arr. colin matthews: galliard version 5

  • Fiona Talkington20090408

    Fiona Talkington's varied musical selection includes an excerpt from Rachmaninov's All-night vigil, a recording by the Malian duo of Ali Farke Toure and Toumani Diabate, as well as tracks from the NMC Songbook to mark the 20th anniversary of the British new music label.

    Fiona Talkington presents music by Rachmaninov, and Ali Farke Toure and Toumani Diabate.

    Fiona Talkington20090409

    Fiona Talkington presents part of a series of specially recorded collaborative sessions, featuring two figures from the world of British folktronica - Sweet Billy Pilgrim and Adem, who have created a 15-minute piece for vocals, guitars, tuned percussion and electronics.

    Presented by Fiona Talkington. Featuring Sweet Billy Pilgrim and Adem in session.

    Fiona Talkington20090428

    Fiona Talkington's varied musical selection includes folk musicians Aly Bain, Bruce Molsky and Ale Moller playing together, with excerpts from a concert they gave in Sweden in autumn 2008. Plus music with a childhood theme and the lute playing of Edin Karamazov.

    Fiona Talkington presents Aly Bain, Bruce Molsky and Ale Moller recorded in concert.

    Fiona Talkington20090429

    Fiona Talkington's varied musical selection includes music with a childhood theme, including Django Bates and tracks from the lates album by accordion player Kimmo Pohjonen's KTU trio with Pat Mastellotto and Trey Gunn. Plus choral music by Thomas Ades.

    Fiona Talkington with music from Django Bates, Kimmo Pohjonen's KTU trio and Thomas Ades.

    Fiona Talkington20090430

    Fiona Talkington's varied selection includes songs by Robert Wyatt, music for trombone by Martijn Padding and Malick Pathe Sow playing the hoddu - an African lute.

    Fiona Talkington presents music from Robert Wyatt, Martijn Padding and Malick Pathe Sow.

    Fiona Talkington20090505

    Fiona Talkington's varied selection includes folk musicians Spiers and Boden turning to Shakespeare, music from Greece and Debussy performed by French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.

    Fiona Talkington presents music from Spiers and Boden and pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.

    Fiona Talkington20090506

    Fiona Talkington's varied selection includes music from Monteverdi, Antony and the Johnsons, and film music by Greek composer Eleni Karaindrou.

    Fiona Talkington introduces music from Monteverdi, and Antony and the Johnsons.

    Fiona Talkington20090507

    Fiona Talkington's varied selection includes performances by Dutch wind quintet Calefax, with the voice of June Tabor, and Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys.

    Fiona Talkington presents music from Calefax, with the voice of June Tabor.

    Fiona Talkington20090526

    Fiona Talkington introduces music from Vietnam, including singer Huong Thanh, as well as the Motion Trio from Poland and The Sixteen singing music from the choirbooks of the Sistine Chapel.

    Fiona Talkington presents music from Vietnam, Poland and the Vatican.

    Fiona Talkington20090527

    Fiona Talkington's varied selection includes Peruvian band Radiokijada, Purcell's chamber music and the underwater soundworld of Jana Winderen.

    Fiona Talkington presents Peruvian band Radiokijada, Purcell and underwater sounds.

    Fiona Talkington20090528

    Fiona Talkington's varied selection includes Powerplant's version of Steve Reich's Electric Counterpoint, medieval English music from the Hilliard Ensemble and a lullaby sung by Eldbjorg Raknes.

    Fiona Talkington presents medieval chant, a lullaby and percussion from Steve Reich.

    Fiona Talkington20090602

    Fiona Talkington introduces the flamenco singing of Miguel Poveda, plus Arne Nordheim's music for Shakespeare's The Tempest and Keith Jarrett playing the clavichord.

    Fiona Talkington presents music from Miguel Poveda, Arne Nordheim and Keith Jarrett.

    Fiona Talkington20090603

    Fiona Talkington's varied selection features music from young Chinese singer Mamer from his debut album Eagle, pianist Angela Hewitt playing Rameau and Hungarian band Muzsika.

    Fiona Talkington presents music from Mamer, Angela Hewitt and Muzsika.

    Fiona Talkington20090604

    Fiona Talkington's varied selection includes music from Scottish singer MacGillivray, Hildegard von Bingen and pieces from Southern Ethiopia.

    Fiona Talkington with music from MacGillivray, Hildegard von Bingen, and from Ethiopia.

    Fiona Talkington20090623

    Fiona Talkington's varied musical selection includes East Anglian traditional duo Horses Brawl, Cape Verdean singer Lura and the latest release from trumpeter Nils Petter Molvaer.

    Fiona Talkington presents music from Horses Brawl, Lura and Nils Petter Molvaer.

    Fiona Talkington20090624

    Fiona Talkington's varied musical selection includes Scottish tunes from Jordi Savall and Andrew Lawrence-King, the Argentinian charango as featured in the work of electronic artists Tremor and a lullaby from Russian street band La Minor.

    Fiona Talkington with music from Jordi Savall and Andrew Lawrence-King, Tremor, La Minor.

    Fiona Talkington20090625

    Fiona Talkington's varied selection includes an exclusive session collaboration between classically-trained underground pop musician Micachu and vocal/percussion duo Wildbirds and Peacedrums.

    Fiona Talkington's selection includes music from Micachu, and Wildbirds and Peacedrums.

    Fiona Talkington20090630

    Fiona Talkington's varied musical selection includes devotional singing from the USA's Deep South, as practised by the Wiregrass Sacred Harp Singers. There's also a chance to hear something from the new album by Susanna and the Magical Orchestra, as well as the Britten Sinfonia playing Steve Martland's Tiger Dancing, based on the poems of Blake.

    Track List:

    23:15

    Wiregrass Sacred Harp Singers: Prosperity

    Album: The Colored Sacred Harp

    New World Records 80433-2

    23:18

    Iva Bittová: Moucha

    Album: Bil退 Inferno

    Indies MAM055 2

    (Segue)

    23:27

    Debabish Bhattacharya and Bob Brozman: Sujan Re

    Album: Mahima

    Riverboat TUGCD 1029

    23:35

    Susanna And The Magical Orchestra: Deer Eyed Lady

    Album: 3

    Rune Grammofon RCD 2090

    23:39

    Steve Martland: Tiger Dancing

    Performed By Britten Sinfonia, directed by Jacqueline Shave

    Album: Songs Of The Sky

    Signum Classics SIGCD149

    23:54

    Manos Hadjidakis: Sunday Panayis

    Album: Magnus Eroticus, Village Named Desire

    Lyra MN 3914

    23:58

    Duke Ellington and his Orchestra: Sonnet For Caesar

    With Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet)

    Album: Such Sweet Thunder

    Columbia CK 65568

    00:01

    Olov Johansson and Catriona McKay: Höök

    Album: Foogy

    OJM 009

    00:05

    Kraja: Lars Persson

    Album: Under Himmelens Fäste

    Drone DROCD 045

    00:08

    Sonia Sahlström (violin) and Håkan Larsson (harmonica): A Major Waltz After Gås Anders

    Album: Gladjen

    Giga GCD 79

    00:11

    Robert Carver: O Bone Jesu

    Performed By The Sixteen, directed by Harry Christophers

    Album: Robert Carver - O Bone Jesu / The Sixteen

    Collins 14782

    00:24

    Mountains: Melodica

    Album: Choral

    Thrill Jockey Thrill 211

    00:36

    Sigur Ros: Ti Ki

    Album: Ba Ba Ti Ki Di Do

    EMI 695 4672

    00:46

    Susanna And The Magical Orchestra: Someday

    00:51

    Lawrence English: White Spray

    Album: Kiri No Oto

    Touch Tone 31

    Fiona Talkington presents music from Wiregrass Sacred Harp Singers and Steve Martland.

    Fiona Talkington20090701

    Fiona Talkington's varied selection includes Ingrian Runo singing, courtesy of the Ilona Korhonen Ensemble. There's also music from avant-garde composer Iannis Xenakis and Belgian big band the Flat Earth Society.

    Track List:

    23:15

    Andreas Schilling: Mord Mit Aussicht Suite

    Album: OBST Almanach

    OBST ALM 09

    23:20

    Kazumasa Hashimoto: Unten Take 1

    Album: Tokyo Sonata

    Noble CXCA 1239

    (Segue)

    23:21

    Simon Kent: The Earth Is Mine

    Album: Blissed

    ReprinT Records

    23:25

    Ilona Korhonen Ensemble: Intro & Laulasihan

    Album: Tarkka Pää, Tania Mieli

    Aania 9

    23:33

    Pago Libre: Karelian Kink

    Album: Phoenix

    Leo Records CD LR 377

    23:39

    Flat Earth Society: Kotopoulopology

    Album: Cheer Me Perverts!

    Crammed 138

    23:44

    Grasscut: Swallow The Day

    Album: Grasscut

    Ninjatune ZENCDS 243P

    23:48

    Håkon Kornstad: Streamer

    Album: Dwell Time

    Jazzland 270 971 0

    00:01

    Joni Mitchell: Paprika Plains

    Album: Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter

    Asylum Records 8122 74664-2

    00:17

    Tom Hickox: The Pride Of Russia

    Album: Tom Hickox

    NS&A

    00:22

    Tortoise: Firefly

    Album: Standards

    Warp Records WARP CD01

    00:26

    Bach: Sarabande from French suite No 5 in G

    Performed By Till Fellner

    Album: J.S. Bach - Inventionen und Sinfonien

    ECM 476 6355

    00:31

    Michael Peters: Alhambra Algebra

    Album: Impossible Music

    Hyperfunction 001CD 4260139120376

    00:36

    Monteverdi: Chiome d’oro

    Performed By I Fagiolini

    Album: Fire And Ashes

    Chaconne 0749

    00:40

    Xenakis: Hibiki Hana Ma

    Album: Electronic Works 2

    Mode 203

    Fiona Talkington presents music from Iannis Xenakis, Flat Earth Society and Ilona Korhonen

    Fiona Talkington20090702

    To mark the release of their album Beacons of Ancestorship, Fiona Talkington looks back over the career of Chicago's post-rock pioneers Tortoise. Plus music by Spanish Renaissance composer Cristobal de Morales and contemporary British composer Gavin Bryars.

    Fiona Talkington reviews the career of post-rock band Tortoise. Plus music by Gavin Bryars

    Fiona Talkington20090728

    Fiona Talkington's varied music mix includes highlights from the 2009 WOMAD Festival, with performances from Senegal's new singing star Malick Path退 Sow and Corsican a capella group A Filetta. Plus tracks from the new album by Scottish folk singer James Yorkston.

    Fiona Talkington presents WOMAD 2009 highlights, including Malick Pathe Sow and A Filetta.

    Fiona Talkington20090729

    Fiona Talkington's varied selection includes tracks from Karl Seglem's 25th album Norskjazz.no, plus highlights from the 2009 WOMAD festival, with performances from Malagasy singer and songwriter Nogabe Randriaharimalala and Belgium's Mek Yek, who blend Eastern European gypsy traditions with Belgian folk.

    Fiona Talkington presents music from Karl Seglem, plus WOMAD highlights including Mek Yek.

    Fiona Talkington20090730

    Fiona Talkington's varied musical selection includes plainchant from the time of the 12th-century French abbot Bernard de Clairvaux, plus highlights from the 2009 WOMAD festival, including performances by French singer and songwriter Hindi Zahra and Mercury-nominated ensemble the Portico Quartet.

    Fiona Talkington with 12th-century plainchant and highlights from WOMAD 2009.

    Fiona Talkington20090818

    Fiona Talkington's varied musical selection includes a piece by Arve Henriksen inspired by the poetry of Elling Vanberg, Indian slide guitarist Debashish Bhattacharya and David Rothenberg's whale music remix.

    Fiona Talkington with an ear-tickling selection, from whale song to Indian slide-guitar.

    Fiona Talkington20090819

    Fiona Talkington's varied musical selection includes guitarist Stian Westerhus, Sweet Billy Pilgrim and a setting of Dona Nobis Pacem by Peteris Vasks.

    Fiona Talkington with music from Stian Westerhus, Sweet Billy Pilgrim and Peteris Vasks.

    Fiona Talkington20090820

    Fiona Talkington's varied musical selection features a new CD from jazz-rocktronica collective Jaga Jazzist, Messiaen's organ music, word-jazz from Ken Nordine and Lee Paterson's recording of burning hazelnuts.

    Fiona Talkington presents a varied choice of tracks, from word-jazz to burning hazelnuts.

    Fiona Talkington20090825

    Fiona Talkington's varied selection includes Ian Boddy and Markus Reuter playing electronic music inspired by Messiaen, Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares singing in the open-throated Bulgarian folk style and the hypnotic fiddle playing of HIlde Kirkeboen.

    Fiona Talkington presents music from Ian Boddy and Markus Reuter, plus Hilde Kirkeboen.

    Fiona Talkington20090826

    Fiona Talkington's varied musical selection includes the voice of Bente Kahan, Sylvain Chauveau's band O playing Morton Feldman and a lullaby from Wibutee with Anja Garbarek.

    Fiona Talkington with music from Bente Kahan, Sylvain Chauveau's band O and Anja Garbarek.

    Fiona Talkington20090827

    Fiona Talkington's varied choice of music includes the voice of Bente Kahan, Sylvain Chauveau's band O playing Morton Feldman and a lullaby from Wibutee with Anja Garbarek.

    Fiona Talkington with music from Bente Kahan, Sylvain Chauveau's band O and Anja Garbarek.

    Fiona Talkington20090915

    Fiona Talkington's varied selection includes the first-ever piece played on Late Junction in 1999 from Ale Moller, Lena Willemark and Per Gudmundson. Plus music from David Sylvian's album Manafon, dobro playing from Jerry Douglas and Stian Westerhus, plus a soundscape inspired by northern Norway and Bill Laswell's reconstruction of Miles Davis.

    Fiona Talkington with music from Ale Moller, Jerry Douglas, David Sylvian and Bill Laswell

    Fiona Talkington20090916

    Fiona Talkington's varied musical selection includes hammer dulcimer music from John Rea, Chris Hughes' Slow Motion Blackbird and a piano trio by Ravel. Plus tracks from Moondog and acoustic guitar from the usually electric guitarist, Terje Rypdal.

    Fiona Talkington with music from John Rea, Chris Hughes, Ravel, Moondog and Terje Rypdal.

    Fiona Talkington20090922

    Fiona Talkington is the guide on another voyage through the musical fringes.

    Fiona Talkington20090923

    Fiona Talkington presents a varied musical selection from around the globe.

    Fiona Talkington20090924

    Fiona Talkington with a unique collection of musical gems.

    Fiona Talkington20091013

    Fiona Talkington's varied musical selection includes a new release from Tord Gustavsen, a Gaelic psalm from the Isle of Lewis and Vietnamese tradition meeting jazz in the music of guitarist Nguyen Le.

    Fiona Talkington's varied musical selection, including a new release from Tord Gustavsen.

    Fiona Talkington20091014

    Fiona Talkington's varied musical selection includes Tunisian oud player Anouar Brahem, Andras Schiff playing Bach and music for horns, pianos and cymbals by John McGuire.

    Fiona Talkington with music from Tunisian oud player Anouar Brahem and Andras Schiff.

    Fiona Talkington20091015

    Fiona Talkington presents a varied musical selection, including an exclusive collaborative session between Chicago's post rock pioneers Tortoise and front man of post punk band Wire, Colin Newman. In another instalment of Late Junction's monthly collaboration sessions, Newman and Tortoise meet at the BBC's Maida Vale studios for an unplanned and unprepared day of music making.

    Fiona Talkington presents a collaborative session between Tortoise and Colin Newman.

    Fiona Talkington20091020

    Fiona Talkington with a trip through an alternative musical landscape, including music from Jan Garbarek's new live album plus an interview with the iconic Norwegian saxophonist.

    Fiona Talkington talks to Jan Garbarek and presents music from his new live album.

    Fiona Talkington20091021

    Fiona Talkington presents a genre-hopping musical selection, including Paolo Angeli playing prepared Sardinian guitar and string quartet music by Per Norgard.

    Fiona Talkington presents prepared Sardinian guitar from Paolo Angeli, plus Per Norgard.

    Fiona Talkington20091022

    Fiona Talkington presents a world of musical invention and surprise, including Mark Rieners revealing the sound of burning plastic and music by Steve Reich and Swedish guitarist David Stackenas.

    With Fiona Talkington. Includes work from Mark Rieners, Steve Reich and David Stackenas.

    Fiona Talkington20091110

    Fiona Talkington's varied musical mix features Hungarian singer Bea Palya, the irreverent Americana of Groanbox and the trumpet playing of Tomasz Stanko.

    Fiona Talkington with music from Bea Palya, Groanbox and Tomasz Stanko.

    Fiona Talkington20091111

    Fiona Talkington's varied musical selection mix includes Welsh band 9Bach's take on the traditional music of Wales, music by Ligeti and a work song from Indonesia.

    Fiona Talkington with music from 9Bach and Ligeti, as well as a work song from Indonesia.

    Fiona Talkington20091112

    Fiona Talkington introduces a Scottish lament from harpist Mary MacMaster and percussionist Donald Hay, a cradle song by Busoni arranged by John Adams and the sound of the Ethiopian begena.

    Fiona Talkington with music from Mary MacMaster, Donald Hay and Busoni.

    Fiona Talkington20091117

    Fiona Talkington's varied musical selection includes the concertina playing of Alistair Anderson, a setting of Salve regina by Monteverdi and Richard Maxfield's electronic Pastoral Symphony.

    Fiona Talkington with music from Alistair Anderson, Monteverdi and Richard Maxfield.

    Fiona Talkington20091118

    Fiona Talkington's varied musical selection includes the voice of Emily Loizeau, Stravinsky-inspired music from Tyondai Braxton and the table-laying skills of Paul Lansky.

    Fiona Talkington presents music from Emily Loizeau, Tyondai Braxton and Paul Lansky.

    Fiona Talkington20091119

    Fiona Talkington's varied musical selection includes another chance to hear a specially recorded collaborative session by Sweet Billy Pilgrim and Adem. Plus tunes from County Cork, a folk song from Azerbaijan and Leroy Carr's Midnight Hour Blues.

    Fiona Talkington's selection includes music from Sweet Billy Pilgrim and Adem.

    Fiona Talkington20091208

    Fiona Talkington looks back to the 2009 BBC Proms' Indian Voices Day, with part of the performance given by Pandit Ram Narayan with his daughter Aruna. Plus new music from Polish band Kroke and a song from Julie Fowlis.

    Fiona Talkington presents Pandit Ram Narayan performing at Proms 2009's Indian Voices Day.

    Fiona Talkington20091209

    Fiona Talkington presents more music from Indian Voices Day at BBC Proms 2009, featuring khayal singer Manjiri Asnare Kalkar, plus the Poozies and Stockhausen's classic work Refrain.

    Fiona Talkington presents khayal singer Manjiri Asnare Kalkar performing at 2009's Proms.

    Fiona Talkington20091210

    Fiona Talkington presents another chance to hear khayal singers Rajan and Sajan Mishra performing at the Indian Voices Day at the 2009 BBC Proms, plus tracks from the new album by the Christian Wallumrod ensemble and music from Mozambique.

    Fiona Talkington presents Rajan and Sajan Mishra at Proms 2009's Indian Voices Day.

    Fiona Talkington20091215

    Fiona Talkington presents some of her favourite tracks of 2009, including Jon Hassell's Last Night the Moon Came Dropping Its Clothes in the Street and Christmas music from the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir. Plus a concert set from Basque txalaparta band Oreka TX.

    Fiona Talkington presents some of her favourite tracks of 2009.

    Fiona Talkington20091216

    Fiona Talkington's varied musical mix includes a Christmas song from Kate Rusby, a live concert set from Portuguese band Deolinda, lute music from Paul O'Dette and more favourite tracks of 2009.

    Fiona Talkington presents music from Kate Rusby, Deolinda and Paul O'Dette.

    Fiona Talkington20091217

    Max Reinhardt joins Fiona Talkington to select some seasonal music, plus tracks from David Sylvian and Bugge Wesseltoft, and a concert set from Quebec's Yves Lambert and the Bebert Orchestra.

    Max Reinhardt joins Fiona Talkington to select seasonal music.

    Fiona Talkington20100105

    Fiona Talkington presents a varied musical mix, including Marion Brown's Afternoon of a Georgia Faun, fado singer Joana Amendoiera and music by Estonian composer Toivo Tulev.

    Fiona Talkington presents music from Marion Brown, Joana Amendoiera and Toivo Tulev.

    Fiona Talkington20100106

    Fiona Talkington presents a varied musical mix, including Monteverdi arranged by the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Brighton-based collective Bellows and Mirjam Tally's When the trees are bare, the Year appears for flute and guitars.

    Fiona Talkington presents music from Monteverdi, Bellows and Mirjam Tally.

    Fiona Talkington20100107

    Fiona Talkington presents a varied musical mix, including a choral setting of Lux Aeterna by Alexander Knaifel, Sidney Bechet's Summertime and Jelly Roll Morton's take on Verdi.

    Fiona Talkington with music from Alexander Knaifel, Sidney Bechet and Jelly Roll Morton.

    Fiona Talkington20100112

    In a varied musical selection, Fiona Talkington resurrects the Gary Burton Quintet's 1974 album Ring as well as introducing a lullaby by Torbjorn Hultmark and tracks from the new release by Jaga Jazzist.

    Fiona Talkington with music from the Gary Burton Quintet and Jaga Jazzist.

    Fiona Talkington20100113

    Fiona Talkington's varied musical selection includes Bach orchestrated by Webern, Norwegian sax player Froy Aagre and Sidsel Endresen's remix of Sweet Billy Pilgrim from the Punkt Festival 2009.

    Fiona Talkington presents music from Bach/Webern, Froy Aagre and Sidsel Endresen.

    Fiona Talkington20100114

    Fiona Talkington presents music inspired by the traditions of Udmurtia, the bass playing of Eberhard Weber and the voice of Laura Veirs. Plus in session: Norwegian hardanger fiddler Nils Okland and British pedal steel guitarist BJ Cole collaborating together for the first time, specially for Late Junction.

    Fiona Talkington with a diverse music mix, including BJ Cole and Nils Okland in session.

    Fiona Talkington20100302

    Fiona Talkington with a feast of breakfasting music, from Frank Zappa to Lee Patterson.

    Fiona Talkington presents a late night feast of breakfasting music, from the pancakes of Frank Zappa, to Christian Lindberg's salute to sausages, and Lee Patterson's second and last field recording of a frying egg. Also features tracks from the new album by English folk duo Cath and Phil Tyler.

    Producer MR PETER MEANWELL

    Presenter MR PETER MEANWELL.

    Fiona Talkington20100303

    Presented by Fiona Talkington. With music from Max de Wardener and Benno Moiseiwitsch.

    Fiona Talkington takes tea with Max de Wardener's kettle song, and explores the many sides of Polish music, from Benno Moiseiwitsch's 1930s Chopin recordings to the piano and percussion improv of Kwadrofonik.

    Fiona Talkington20100304

    Fiona Talkington presents music from Majorstuen, Earl Brooks and Viv Stanshall.

    Fiona Talkington features a new album from young Norwegian roots fiddle collective Majorstuen, parties with some Trinidadian steel-pan courtesy of Earl Brooks, and casts a small tribute to English eccentric Viv Stanshall.

    Fiona Talkington20100309

    Fiona Talkington presents traditional music from Sark, the banjo music of Jake Schepps, inspired by 7th Century Japanese Poetry, and Pat Metheny and his Orchestrion.

    Fiona Talkington with traditional music from Sark, plus Pat Metheny and his Orchestrion.

    Fiona Talkington20100310

    Fiona Talkington presents music from the new album by Joanna Newsom, American roots players Woody Pines, the Indian slide guitar of Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya and a track taken from Jan Garbarek's recent London concert.

    Fiona Talkington presents music from Joanna Newsom and US roots players Woody Pines.

    Fiona Talkington20100311

    Fiona Talkington presents a Late Junction Session featuring a collaboration between Norwegian experimental guitarist Stian Westerhus and Indian vocalist Swati Natekar. Also features music from legendary Shropshire singer Fred Jordan.

    Fiona Talkington presents Stian Westerhus and Swati Natekar in a collaborative session.

    Fiona Talkington20100330

    Fiona Talkington with Sardinian Easter songs from Elena Ledda, electronic jazz from Jaga Jazzist, Swahili rumba from Issa Juma and Super Wanyika Stars, and a recording of American folk singer Leadbelly.

    Fiona Talkington presents music from Elena Ledda, Jaga Jazzist and Leadbelly.

    Fiona Talkington20100331

    Fiona Talkington's selection includes Lee Ranaldo's tribute to guitarist John Fahey, music for Holy Week by Alexander Gretchaninov and tracks from new releases by jazz pianist Brad Mehldau and singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom.

    Fiona Talkington presents music from Lee Ranaldo, Gretchaninov and Brad Mehldau.

    Fiona Talkington20100401

    Tonight's mix includes Sun Ra, John Cage and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, plus a recording of Canadian composer Peter-Anthony Togni's Lamentations of Jeremiah for choir and bass clarinet.

    Fiona Talkington with music including Sun Ra, John Cage and Peter-Anthony Togni.

    Fiona Talkington20100406

    Fiona Talkington with new music from electronic duo Autechre, spoken word from Ursula Rucker and a recording by tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain.

    Fiona Talkington's selection includes Autechre, Ursula Rucker and Zakir Hussain.

    Fiona Talkington20100407

    Fiona Talkington's selection includes bamboo percussion from Indonesia, composer Edward Williams's music for the 1979 television series Life on Earth, and a song from Joanna Newsom.

    Fiona Talkington with music from Rodelius, Edward Williams, Joanna Newsom, Ravi Shankar.

    Fiona Talkington20100408

    Tonight's mix includes electronic music from Daedelus and Bernard Parmegiani, Miles Davis's improvised soundtrack for a 1957 Louis Malle film, the duo of Takashi Hirayasu and Bob Brozman, and Tristram Cary's Narcissus for flute and tape recorders. With Fiona Talkington.

    Fiona Talkington's selection includes Bernard Parmegiani, Miles Davis and Etran Finatawa.

    Fiona Talkington20100817

    Fiona Talkington focuses on Estonian folk music and composer Arvo Part. There's also cafe songs from Paris and music from melodeon player Andy Cutting's new album.

    Fiona Talkington with music from Andy Cutting, Part and songs from the cafes of Paris.

    Fiona Talkington20100818

    Fiona Talkington explores French traditions with music from Fred Guichen, Valentin Clastrier, D'Anglebert and La Compagnie Vocale. There's also tracks from the Jorn Oien Trio, Thomas Larcher and Janacek.

    Fiona Talkington explores French traditions. Music from Fred Guichen, Valentin Clastrier.

    Fiona Talkington20100819

    Fiona Talkington celebrates Giya Kancheli's 75th birthday with his haunting work Night Prayers and there's music from Alina Orlova, Perlinpinpin Folc and The Owl Service.

    Fiona Talkington with tracks from The Owl Service, Giya Kancheli and Perlinpinpin Folc.

    Fiona Talkington20100824

    delves into Ethiopian musical traditions with orthodox church music and singer Adisie Fedjer. There's a preview of Max Richter's new album and lullabies from Sidsel Endresen and Trio Tzane.

    Fiona Talkington with vocal music from Ethiopia and a preview of Max Richter's new album.

    Fiona Talkington delves into Ethiopian musical traditions with orthodox church music and singer Adisie Fedjer. There's a preview of Max Richter's new album and lullabies from Sidsel Endresen and Trio Tzane.

    Fiona Talkington20100825

    Fiona Talkington introduces J.S Bach performed on the accordion, celebrates the edgy blues voice of singer Bessie Smith, and continues to explore Ethiopia's rich musical heritage with singer Aster Aweke.

    Fiona Talkington with music from Ethiopian singer Aster Aweke and blues from Bessie Smith.

    Fiona Talkington20100827

    Fiona Talkington introduces music from London-based trio Troyka, and there's also playful sounds from Hanne Hukkelberg and late night Ethiopian grooves with Ethiopiques.

    Fiona Talkington introduces music from Troyka, Hanne Hukkelberg and Ethiopiques.

    Fiona Talkington20100914

    Fiona Talkington presents a diverse selection of musical styles, including David Fanshawe's recordings of South Pacific Islanders, Philip Larkin's favourite jazz tracks, Afghan traditional music, and Andrew Hugill's piece for piano and frog chorus.

    With Fiona Talkington. Includes recordings of South Pacific islanders and Afghan music.

    Fiona Talkington20100915

    Fiona Talkington's selection includes Finnish musicians Kimmo Pohjonen and Frigg, mouth harps and nose flute from Tonga, Iranian santur (dulcimer) played by Javid Afsari Rad, and Scottish folk duo Catriona McKay and Chris Stout.

    Fiona Talkington's selection includes music from Finland, Iran, Tonga and Scotland.

    Fiona Talkington20100916

    Fiona Talkington's musical selection includes percussion music by Simon Limbrick and Steve Reich, turntablist Philip Jeck, and a Late Junction session which brings Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto and Icelandic composer/producer Valgeir Sigurdsson together in the studio for the first time to record original material.

    Fiona Talkington's selection includes percussion from Simon Limbrick and Steve Reich.

    Fiona Talkington20100921

    Fiona Talkington presents an eclectic mix of musical styles including Polish toy-instrument band Male Instrumenty, cellist Hildur Gudnadottir and the new album by saxophonist Jan Garbarek with the classical vocal quartet, Hilliard Ensemble.

    Fiona Talkington presents an eclectic mix of musical styles.

    Fiona Talkington20100922

    Fiona Talkington presents a mix of musical styles, including favourite tracks of fellow presenter Robert Sandall, who died in June.

    Robert Sandall co-presented Mixing It on Radio 3 for 17 years, interviewing and playing the music of Peter Gabriel, Bjork, Radiohead, David Sylvian, PJ Harvey, Robert Wyatt, the Penguin Cafe Orchestra and many more - Fiona will play some of his favourite tracks.

    Fiona Talkington presents a mix of musical styles.

    Fiona Talkington20100923

    Fiona Talkington presents a diverse mix of musical styles, including Swedish folk tunes on the nyckelharpa and organ played by Johan Hedin and Gunnar Idenstam, and a tribute to Georgian composer Giya Kancheli, who is 75 this year.

    Fiona Talkington presents a diverse mix of musical styles.

    Fiona Talkington20101012

    Fiona Talkington with a new recording by English folk band Bellowhead, music for hurdy gurdy by Valentin Clastrier and Hildegard Westerkamp's Cricket Voice, recorded in the quiet of a Mexican desert.

    Fiona Talkington with music by Bellowhead, Valentin Clastrier and Hildegard Westerkamp.

    Fiona Talkington20101013

    Norwegian folksong meets Bach from a recent release by Sinikka Langeland and Lars Anders Tomter, choral music by Estonian composer Veljo Tormis, and a Tahitian song for the sea at sunset recorded in the 1960s. With Fiona Talkington.

    Fiona Talkington presents music from Sinikka Langeland and Lars Anders Tomter.

    Fiona Talkington20101014

    Presented by Fiona Talkington and featuring a specially recorded session bringing together two singer/songwriters - Tucker Zimmerman from the US folkadelia scene of the 1960s, and Jason Steel from the UK's nu-folk movement. Meeting for the first time, their collaboration produced brand-new songs, and poems with musical accompaniments, using 12-string guitar, banjo and electric piano, during an intensive day's recording at the BBC Maida Vale studios.

    Fiona Talkington's selection includes a session from Tucker Zimmerman and Jason Steel.

    Fiona Talkington20101019

    Fiona Talkington with a new release from pianist Nik Bartsch's Ronin, gnawa sounds from Morocco, and John Tavener's dream-inspired Iero Oniro for soprano and ensemble.

    Fiona Talkington's selection includes Nik Bartsch, Nour Eddine Fatty and John Tavener.

    Fiona Talkington20101020

    Featuring Norwegian vocalist and composer Maja Ratkje, traditional celtic music interpreted on the viol by Jordi Savall, and Steve Peters' The Webster Cycles, played by J.A.Deane on multi-tracked trombone. With Fiona Talkington.

    Fiona Talkington's selection includes Maja Ratkje, Jordi Savall and Haci Tekbilek.

    Fiona Talkington20101021

    English folksong from Shirley Collins, the music of 17th-century German composer JJ Froberger performed on the accordion, and a recent recording by the electro-acoustic improvising group Supersilent. With Fiona Talkington.

    Fiona Talkington's selection includes Shirley Collins, JJ Froberger and Supersilent.

    Fiona Talkington20101109

    Traditional music from Hungary, a song by Alain Johannes, Stephan Micus explores the haunting sound of the raj nplaim, a bamboo pipe from Laos, and music by Finn Peters. Presented by Fiona Talkington.

    Fiona Talkington's selection includes music from Hungary and a song by Alain Johannes.

    Fiona Talkington20101110

    Anna LeBaron's Funeral Bells for Harry Partch, Fiona Talkington listens to the new CD from Antony and the Johnsons and a setting of the Lord's Prayer by Verdi.

    Fiona Talkington's selection includes music from Anna LeBaron and Antony and the Johnsons.

    Fiona Talkington20101111

    Fiona Talkington's varied selection includes part of a concert from this year's Glatt and Verkehrt Festival in Austria given by Paolo Angeli on prepared Sardinian guitar and Hamid Drake on drums. From Venezuela there's music from the Orinoco River and Fiona Talkington looks ahead to the London Jazz Festival, including music by Matthew Herbert which uses recordings of machines in his son's neo-natal unit.

    Fiona Talkington presents music from Paolo Angeli and Venezuela's Orinoco river.

    Fiona Talkington20101116

    Solo clarinet from Jimmy Giuffre recorded in 1962, the Carmina Chamber Choir from Iceland, new songs from Solveig Slettahjell and percussion music by Gavin Bryars. With Fiona Talkington.

    Fiona Talkington's selection includes music from Solveig Slettahjell and Gavin Bryars.

    Fiona Talkington20101117

    Fiona Talkington introduces solo tenor saxophone recordings from Coleman Hawkins in 1847 and from Karl Seglem in 2010. Plus, from the Democratic Republic of Congo the voice of Papa Wemba.

    Fiona Talkington presents music Coleman Hawkins, Karl Seglem and Papa Wemba.

    Fiona Talkington20101118

    Fiona Talkington's musical selection includes close miked solo saxophone recordings from John Butcher and Chris Watson's sound recordings from late autumn on the coast of North-East England and Scotland. Also, a Late Junction session with oud player Khyam Allami and cellist Matthew Barley which brings them together in the studio for the first time to record original material.

    Fiona Talkington presents a special session with Khyam Allami and Matthew Barley.

    Fiona Talkington20101208

    Presented by Fiona Talkington, with music from Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, songs for saxophone and piano by Trygve Seim and Andreas Utnem, and guitar music by James Blackshaw.

    Fiona Talkington presents music from Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and James Blackshaw.

    Fiona Talkington20101209

    Fiona Talkington plays string quartet music by Georgian composer Zurab Nadarejshvili, plus Norwegian group Supersilent, vintage Ethiopian jazz from Mahmoud Ahmed and more music from Finland.

    Fiona Talkington presents music from Zurab Nadarejshvili, Supersilent and Mahmoud Ahmed.

    Fiona Talkington20101214

    Fiona Talkington introduces some seasonal sounds, a few of her favourite tracks from 2010, and songs from Latvia and Romania.

    Fiona Talkington introduces some seasonal sounds, and songs from Latvia and Romania.

    Fiona Talkington20101215

    With Fiona Talkington, including music from choral group Stile Antico, bluesman Leadbelly, and accordion player Antti Paalanen.

    Fiona Talkington with music from Stile Antico, Leadbelly and Antti Paalanen.

    Fiona Talkington - 13/01/2011

    Fiona Talkington - 13/01/201120110113

    Fiona Talkington plays a selection of new releases for 2011, including the debut album by young Iranian composer Sohrab.

    Fiona Talkington plays new releases for 2011, including one by Sohrab, from Iran.

    Fiona Talkington's extraordinary sounds20190917

    Another reliably unpredictable late-night sonic journey. Fiona Talkington leads you through avenues of innovative, experimental, and cutting-edge music.

    Featured artists include pianist Pavel Kolesnikov, singer-songwriter Tom Robinson, and long-time Late Junction favourites The Ex, who have gifted us with an exclusive rarity from their catalogue.

    Tonight you can also relive one of the finest Late Junction collaboration sessions of 2019 so far, which saw an alternative string quartet assembled one day in March at the BBC’s Maida Vale Studios. The awesome foursome comprised virtuoso scholar of Chinese traditional music Cheng Yu, instrument inventor Sam Underwood, master fiddler Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, and bandleader and pianist Elliot Galvin.

    Produced by Jack Howson.
    A Reduced Listening Production for BBC Radio 3.

    Fiona Talkington leads you on another reliably unpredictable late-night sonic journey.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Found Planetary Sounds And Time Remoulded20190403

    Music that departs from normality, with Verity Sharp.

    London-based fine artist Li Yilei uses ‘found planetary sounds’ - radio signals from Venus, Uranus and Neptune - alongside synths and guitars. Multi-instrumentalist Anna Webber lets us into a world in which time is twisted and remoulded - a homage to some of the great 20th-century classical percussion music, filtered through the ears of some of New York’s top improvisers.

    Plus, ‘otherworldly rhythm and blues’ from Edinburgh singer Callum Easter, a previously unreleased demo track from 70s Brazilian funk legends Azymuth, and solo violin music with reverb on composer Edmund Finnis’s debut album.

    Produced by Chris Elcombe.
    A Reduced Listening Production for BBC Radio 3.

    Verity Sharp shares sound art, Brazilian funk and avant-jazz.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Plus, ‘otherworldly rhythm and blues’ from Edinburgh singer Callum Easter, and solo violin music with reverb on composer Edmund Finnis’s debut album.

    Verity Sharp shares sound art, solo violin and avant-jazz.

    Fragmented Opera And Carbophones20190123

    Shattering musical moulds with Verity Sharp.

    Ostraca are fragments of ancient pottery. Irish composer Roger Doyle uses them as inspiration for his new work, breaking his opera into shards that he puts through a MIDI keyboard and relayers.

    More innovation from Cologne’s Andreas O. Hirsch, who has developed the carbophone, an electroacoustic instrument inspired by thumb pianos such as the kalimba and mbira. The promenade of an octopus and a shipwrecked robot are among the musical vignettes to emerge on his new album.

    And Verity picks music from a less fractured lineage, from Irish fiddler Martin Hayes.

    Produced by Chris Elcombe for Reduced Listening.

    Verity Sharp shatters the musical moulds

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    More innovation from Cologne’s Andreas O. Hirsch, who has developed the carbophone, an electroacoustic instrument inspired by thumb pianos such as the kalimba and mbira. The promenade of an octopus and a shipwrecked robot are among the musical vignettes to emerge on his new album.

    Freeform Punk And Music For 18 Hairdressers20190131

    Max Reinhardt surfs the cutting edge of adventurous music, old and new. Tonight’s show features freeform punk from 1980s Portland band Smegma, and jazz cornettist Ben LaMar Gay presents his debut public release after making seven albums that were only shared privately between friends and family. Max also plays a track called Music For 18 Hairdressers, a nod to Steve Reich’s minimalist masterwork Music for 18 Musicians.

    Produced by Rebecca Gaskell for Reduced Listening.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Max Reinhardt surfs the cutting edge of adventurous music, old and new. Tonight’s show features freeform punk from 1980s Portland band Smegma, and jazz cornettist Ben LaMar Gay presents his debut public release after making seven albums that were only shared privately between friends and family. Max also plays a track called Music For 18 Hairdressers, a nod to Steve Reich’s minimalist masterwork Music for 18 Musicians.

    Friends And Family20190411

    Max Reinhardt gets familiar with songs that reflect on friendship and family. Aretha Franklin offers you a compassionate gesture, plus a posthumous collection of previously unreleased songs by American folk singer Townes van Zandt.

    Produced by Rebecca Gaskell.
    A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Max Reinhardt gets familiar with songs that reflect on friendship and family, including a simultaneously amiable and icily alienating piece concerning a friendly mineral by Norwegian composer Hilde Marie Holsen. Aretha Franklin offers you a compassionate gesture, plus a posthumous collection of previously unreleased songs by American folk singer Townes van Zandt.

    Gaelic Pipes From Skye And Bagpipes From California20181205

    Verity previews the debut solo album from stunning young Gaelic piper Brighde Chaimbeul from the Isle of Skye. Californian composer Julia Holter features bagpipes on her lush new album, Aviary, we’ll hear a track to mark Holter’s UK tour.

    Also on the show is a preview of multi-instrumentalist Peter Broderick’s new album on Erased Tapes, music from Lone Taxidermist and an early recording from blues legend Mississippi John Hurt.

    Produced by Freya Hellier for Reduced Listening.

    Verity Sharp with music from Skye to LA.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Ghosts In The Machine20190711

    Verity Sharp summons the sound of Victorian spiritualists and musician mediums thanks to a new release on the Sub Rosa label that plunders the audio archives of the paranormal. With archives in mind, we also have a piece from the BBC’s music library that features a live beetle jew’s harp, recorded in northeast New Guinea. The recording was made using a live beetle tied to a small splinter of wood and held to the mouth, and buzzes at a constant pitch to form a drone underneath the player.

    Plus music for the autumn in July: Iranian kamancheh player Kayhan Kalhor joins forces with the Dutch jazzers Rembrandt Frerichs Trio on a new release called It’s Still Autumn.

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

    Verity Sharp opens the door to the unusual to see what comes in.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Greek Boat Horns And Chicagoan Free-rock20190620

    Nick Luscombe with sounds from the outer reaches.

    Sound artist Félix Blume weaves an otherworldly tapestry from recordings of boat horns in Piraeus, Athens. And there’s a cosmic undertone to free-rock trio Mako Sica’s collaboration with legendary percussionist Hamid Drake.

    Plus, a new remix of work created by early German minimalist Ernstalbrecht Stiebler. And the songs of the Wayuu people of northern Colombia underscore a new film about the origins of the drug trade in the country.

    Produced by Chris Elcombe.
    A Reduced Listening Production for BBC Radio 3.

    Nick Luscombe with cosmic collaborations from the outer reaches.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Guest Presenter Stewart Lee With Richard Dawson20181225

    For Christmas week, Late Junction is guest edited and presented by comedian and music fanatic Stewart Lee.

    Lee has a long-standing fascination with improvised music, choosing guitarist Derek Bailey as incidental music for his shows, and exploring the parallels with comedy through collaborations with the likes of Steve Beresford and Tania Chen.

    From his time spent in record shops as a teenager, to more recent work moonlighting as a music critic, Lee has built up a deep collection, with post-punk and folk traditions also well represented.

    And folk is where his first guest choice of the week comes in: musician Richard Dawson is one of the leading lights of the British scene, through work under his own name and in collaboration with Rhodri Davies as Hen Ogledd. Though rooted in the music of his native north-east, Dawson’s influences include psychedelia, art-rock and the Sufi tradition. He brings in some tracks from his own extensive music library to share with Stewart.

    Produced by Chris Elcombe for Reduced Listening.

    A Christmas week of Late Junction specials begins.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Guest Presenter Stewart Lee With Tim Key20181226

    Stewart Lee’s Christmas stint as guest editor continues as he’s joined by fellow comedian and left-field music fan Tim Key.

    As a Russian graduate, Key often features unusual Soviet-era music in his live shows, from Vyacheslav Mescherin’s Ensemble of Electronic Musical Instruments, to composer Mikael Tariverdiev, a recent discovery that can be heard in his latest show ‘Megadate’.

    Key brings in some of his most treasured tracks; Lee introduces him to some of his own collection too.

    Produced by Chris Elcombe for Reduced Listening.

    Two comedians share their passions for left-field music.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Hatis Noit And Kevin Richard Martin In Session20181213

    Max Reinhardt presents Japanese vocalist Hatis Noit and producer Kevin Richard Martin, aka The Bug, in an exclusive Late Junction collaboration session.

    Hatis Noit grew up in the remote surroundings of Shiretoko National Park on the Northern island of Japan. Since moving to London she has been signed to Erased Tapes and her ethereal voice combines influences of Buddhist chants, Bulgarian choirs and the Japanese Gagaku Orchestra.

    Over the last 20 years Kevin Richard Martin has moved between jazzcore, industrial hip hop, dub, noise and electronics to create shifting atmospheres with a love for the low end. He’s worked under several monikers but is perhaps most widely known as The Bug and as part of the group King Midas Sound.

    Also in the show, Max celebrates the 10th anniversary of Brainfeeder, the independent label from L.A. founded by Flying Lotus, and downtempo instrumental hip hop by Muqata’a from Palestine.

    Produced by Rebecca Gaskell for Reduced Listening.

    Max Reinhardt presents vocalist Hatis Noit & Kevin Richard Martin, aka The Bug, in session

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Headphones On For A Binaural Mix By Lucky Dragons20190117

    Nick Luscombe wants you to please don your headphones for tonight’s show, which features a binaural mixtape by the experimental Los Angeles duo Lucky Dragons.

    Binaural sound is immersive spatial audio that is intended to be experienced through headphones. In other words, the headphone listener gets a richer sense of space, allowing for a more exciting experience. Binaural techniques simulate the hearing cues created by acoustic interaction between our bodies and the environment around us.

    Luke Fischbeck and Sarah Rara formed Lucky Dragons, their excellent and influential art, music, and research project, in 1999. Tonight they have a thirty-minute window in the programme to explore true binaural sound through a mix that features the work of Alvin Lucier, Kate Moore, and Hildegard Westerkamp.

    For the rest of the time, Nick Luscombe will be selecting his favourite tracks that truly come alive through a pair of headphones. However, even if you can’t wear a pair, our programme will still be enjoyable!

    Produced by Jack Howson for Reduced Listening.

    Nick Luscombe wants you to don your headphones for a binaural mix by LA duo Lucky Dragons.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Nick Luscombe wants you to please don your headphones for tonight’s show, which features a binaural mixtape by the experimental Los Angeles duo Lucky Dragons.

    For the rest of the time, Nick Luscombe will be selecting his favourite tracks that truly come alive through a pair of headphones. However, even if you can’t wear a pair, our programme will still be enjoyable!

    Hebrew Re-imaginings, French-cuban Jazz20190122

    Verity Sharp shares a symbol of reconciliation – Armenian duduk player Varden Hovanissian and Turkish saz of Emre Gültekin, exploring links between languages, histories and musical traditions. Plus, vocalist Victoria Hanna who presents Hebrew texts and prayers in new ways, integrating techniques from theatre and popular music; and a new release of French-Cuban jazz.

    Produced by Chris Elcombe for Reduced Listening.

    Verity Sharp with music from across the spectrum.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Helena Hauff's Mixtape20190103

    Max Reinhardt presents a pulsing, genre-splicing mixtape from Hamburg techno legend, the musician and DJ Helena Hauff.

    An expert in the art of the mix, Helena became obsessed with DJing in her teens after a particularly life-changing night at a techno club, and soon became a resident at Hamburg’s notorious basement bar the Golden Pudel. Alongside her mixing, she began to make live tracks with vintage synths and drum machines.

    It was there that she met Darren Cunningham aka Actress, and through him released her first EP on Ninja Tune in 2013. Two years later, she released her debut full-length album, Discreet Desires, named one of Rolling Stones magazine’s top 20 electronic albums of that year. Her latest release Qualm was unapologetically raw, described by her as the product of “trying to create something powerful without using too many instruments and layers”.

    Over the past five years, she’s become one of the most sought after and respected selectors, touring the world with expertly curated DJ sets spanning acid, electro, EBM, techno and post punk and headlining festivals like Sonar and Dekmantel.

    Helena’s mixtape reflects her love of crate digging, from ‘70s library music and Yusef Lateef to psychedelic stoner rock and Meredith Monk, and of course a good dose of techno and leftfield electro.

    Produced by Katie Callin for Reduced Listening.

    A mixtape from Hamburg techno legend, musician and DJ Helena Hauff

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    An expert in the art of the mix, Helena became obsessed with DJing in her teens after a particularly life-changing night at a techno club, and soon became a resident at Hamburg’s notorious basement bar the Golden Pudel. Alongside her mixing, she began to make live tracks with vintage synths and drum machines.

    It was there that she met Darren Cunningham aka Actress, and through him released her first EP on Ninja Tune in 2013. Two years later, she released her debut full-length album, Discreet Desires, named one of Rolling Stones magazine’s top 20 electronic albums of that year. Her latest release Qualm was unapologetically raw, described by her as the product of “trying to create something powerful without using too many instruments and layers??

    Over the past five years, she’s become one of the most sought after and respected selectors, touring the world with expertly curated DJ sets spanning acid, electro, EBM, techno and post punk and headlining festivals like Sonar and Dekmantel.

    Helena’s mixtape reflects her love of crate digging, from ‘70s library music and Yusef Lateef to psychedelic stoner rock and Meredith Monk, and of course a good dose of techno and leftfield electro.

    It was there that she met Darren Cunningham aka Actress, and through him released her first EP on Ninja Tune in 2013. Two years later, she released her debut full-length album, Discreet Desires, named one of Rolling Stones magazine’s top 20 electronic albums of that year. Her latest release Qualm was unapologetically raw, described by her as the product of “trying to create something powerful without using too many instruments and layers ?

    Henry Threadgill's Mixtape20190606

    Jennifer Lucy Allan speaks to jazz saxophonist, flautist, bandleader and composer Henry Threadgill about his musical journey, and the mixtape he has crafted for the show.

    One of only three jazz artists to have won a Pulitzer Prize, Threadgill has been called ‘perhaps the most important jazz composer of his generation’ by The New York Times.

    He was born in Chicago in 1944, and after dabbling in percussion and clarinet he took up the sax aged 16. Soon after, he joined Muhal Richard Abrams’ Experimental Band, which later expanded into the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM).

    For over forty years, he has been celebrated as one of the most forward-thinking composers and multi-instrumentalists in American music. Throughout his career he has led critically acclaimed ensembles, including the 1970s trio AIR (Artists In Residence) with fellow AACM members, the Henry Threadgill Sextett and the boundary-pushing Very Very Circus. His longest running band and now primary music-making vehicle is Zooid, the Pulitzer-Prize winning ensemble with which he continues his explorations into improvisations and polyphony.

    For this Late Junction mixtape, Threadgill guides us through some of his musical inspirations, from Sonny Rollins and Ornette Coleman, to Edgard Varèse and James Joyce.

    Produced by Katie Callin and Jack Howson.
    A Reduced Listening Production for BBC Radio 3.

    Pulitzer Prize-winning musician Henry Threadgill in conversation with Jennifer Lucy Allan.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Hindustani Classical Music And A Song For Insane Times20190110

    Anne Hilde presents Hindustani classical music by Z.M. Dagar, who as a 19th generation Dhrupad musician is part of an ancient tradition of singing spiritual, heroic, thoughtful and virtuous songs in praise of Hindu deities; there’s experiments in drone, tone and flow by the avant-garde, guitar-drums duo Black Spirituals and a song for insane times by Kevin Ayers from his whimsical solo album Joy of a Toy.

    Produced by Rebecca Gaskell for Reduced Listening.

    Anne Hilde presents ZM Dagar's Hindustani classical music and a song for insane times

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Is Culture Getting Weirder?20190219

    Electronic artist Gazelle Twin joins Verity Sharp to give her answer ahead of her performance at the Late Junction Festival. Also in the show, Scottish songwriter James Yorkston with a track from his first solo album in five years; and Verity introduces an exciting young composer - Evelyn Saylor - and work that reclaims early minstrel banjo music to tell a previously untold history of African-American ancestors.

    Electronic artist Gazelle Twin joins Verity Sharp to give her answer.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Japanese Avant-folk And New Malian Music20190813

    Jennifer Lucy Allan sits in with fresh sounds for adventurous ears, playing new-old early works by American composer Pauline Oliveros; music from an alternative future Bamako, the capital of Mali; and Kumio Karachi, an avant-folk musician who has released countless records, but only just released his first outside of Japan.

    Produced by Rebecca Gaskell
    A Reduced Listening Production for BBC Radio 3

    Jennifer Lucy Allan sits in with fresh sounds for adventurous ears.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Jennifer Lucy Allan With Elaine Mitchener20190604

    Jennifer Lucy Allan talks to experimental vocalist Elaine Mitchener about the work of jazz singer and vocal innovator Jeanne Lee, and the vocal music of the black avant-garde, ahead of Mitchener’s forthcoming performance of her work.

    Taking this as a jumping off point, we dig into the history of the voice in experimental music and its potential to carry raw emotion or turn text into pure sound. Expect guttural cries of pain, hums of pleasure and the joy of social singing, from sound poetry at Fylkingen in Sweden, to the extended vocal techniques of Joan La Barbara, through astral jazz with Michael White, and how Japanese folk singer Kan Mikami can bring on the blues, even if you do not speak Japanese.

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

    Elaine Mitchener talks about the legacy of obscure composer and jazz vocalist Jeanne Lee.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Jenny Moore, Merlin Nova And Ingrid Plum In Session20190130

    Three singular voices combine in the latest Late Junction collaboration session from the BBC’s Maida Vale Studios. These artists haven’t played together before, but have a day to create something brand new together.

    Jenny Moore is a singer, composer, drummer, musical director, and live artist. Raised in Winnipeg, Canada, she moved to the UK in 2007 to study art and her current projects include Charismatic Megafauna, F*Choir, and Mystic Business. Her work has been described as “psycho-sexual choral-punk”.

    Merlin Nova is a radiophonic producer as well as occasional vocalist and keys player for cult rock band This Is Not This Heat. Her debut EP ‘Protect Your Flame’ - an explosion of song, sound, energy, and movement - was released in March 2018. She lives and works in London.

    Ingrid Plum, who trained as an opera singer, currently combines sound art, contemporary classical, and folk music in her work. Her extended vocal techniques weave around field recordings and electronics to create layered soundscapes. Born in Copenhagen, she is currently based in Brighton.

    But that is not all, oh no that is not all. Max plays Pauline Oliveros’ geometrically spaced piece for surround sound and there’s Ethiopian music with roots going back to the 13th Century from singer Ustad Saami.

    Produced by Rebecca Gaskell for Reduced Listening.

    A collaboration session between three vocalists presented by Max Reinhardt.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Jenny Moore is a singer, composer, drummer, musical director, and live artist. Raised in Winnipeg, Canada, she moved to the UK in 2007 to study art and her current projects include Charismatic Megafauna, F*Choir, and Mystic Business. Her work has been described as “psycho-sexual choral-punk ?

    Three singular voices combine in the latest Late Junction collaboration session from the BBC’s Maida Vale Studios. These artists haven’t played together before, but have a day to create something brand new together.

    Jenny Moore is a singer, composer, drummer, musical director, and live artist. Raised in Winnipeg, Canada, she moved to the UK in 2007 to study art and her current projects include Charismatic Megafauna, F*Choir, and Mystic Business. Her work has been described as “psycho-sexual choral-punk”.

    Merlin Nova is a radiophonic producer as well as occasional vocalist and keys player for cult rock band This Is Not This Heat. Her debut EP ‘Protect Your Flame’ - an explosion of song, sound, energy, and movement - was released in March 2018. She lives and works in London.

    But that is not all, oh no that is not all. Max plays Pauline Oliveros’ geometrically spaced piece for surround sound and there’s Ethiopian music with roots going back to the 13th Century from singer Ustad Saami.

    Jenny Moore is a singer, composer, drummer, musical director, and live artist. Raised in Winnipeg, Canada, she moved to the UK in 2007 to study art and her current projects include Charismatic Megafauna, F*Choir, and Mystic Business. Her work has been described as “psycho-sexual choral-punk??

    John Doran On New Weird Britain20190530

    Co-founder of The Quietus magazine John Doran has been travelling the length and breadth of the country in search of the musicians of New Weird Britain, an underground movement of music in the margins that favours one-off art happenings that are improvised, shocking and surreal. Artists of all stripes in Britain have been driven out of city centres by soaring rent prices, hit hard by cuts in arts funding and dwindling revenues from the digital economy. But untethered from the prospect of making any money and fueled by the current political crisis, a band of musicians are splintering away from convention to stage unrepeatable performances that stand in diametric opposition to austerity.

    Ahead of his four-part Radio 4 series on the subject, John talks Max Reinhardt through the bands he discovered on his trip and the heritage of British esoteric music made in times of unrest.

    Elsewhere Max plays music by CukoO, a musician based in the west country who makes organic dance music for school children, and languid psychedelia from Vanishing Twin’s latest album.

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

    John Doran joins Max Reinhardt to explore the music of New Weird Britain.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Kate Tempest's Late Junction Mixtape20190619

    Nick Luscombe presents a mixtape by writer and musician Kate Tempest.

    First emerging as a spoken-word artist at open-mic nights around the start of this century, Tempest has gone on to write for theatre and has published award-winning poetry and a bestselling novel. In recent years, her musical work has come more to the fore, and she has twice been nominated for the Mercury Prize.

    This month sees the release of her third album, The Book of Traps and Lessons, an ode to England and love. To mark this, Tempest curates a mixtape of tracks that she loves, cutting across dancehall, contemporary gospel, spoken-word, ambient composition and new Afrobeat sounds from her native London.

    Produced by Chris Elcombe.
    A Reduced Listening Production for BBC Radio 3.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Keeley Forsyth And Hubert Zemler In Session20190214

    Max Reinhardt presents the latest in a series of Late Junction collaboration sessions, in which artists who have never met before come together to spend the day making music in the BBC’s Maida Vale Studios. Tonight we unite the virtuoso percussion playing of Hubert Zemler with Keeley Forsyth’s timeless singing voice.

    Hailing from Warsaw, Poland, Hubert Zemler is as adept performing free jazz as he is avant-pop, as he is new classical music. In 2009 his drumming earned him a bronze medal at the Delphic Games in South Korea. Alongside his solo projects he is currently a member of several exciting groups, one of which is The Kesh Ensemble, who were formed by Todd Barton to perform music conceptualised by esteemed novelist Ursula K. Le Guin.

    Born in Oldham, Greater Manchester, Keeley Forsyth is a film and television actor, turned musician and singer. Her distinctive voice has immediate impact, invoking the spirit of ancient, otherworldly, unknown ritual. In her solo work she accompanies herself with harmonium drones and sparse electronics. Past collaborators of hers include Matthew Bourne, Eccentronic Research Council, and fellow Lancastrian actor Maxine Peake.

    Produced by Jack Howson for Reduced Listening.

    Max Reinhardt presents the latest Late Junction collaboration session.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Max Reinhardt presents the latest in a series of Late Junction collaboration sessions, in which artists who have never met before come together to spend the day making music in the BBC’s Maida Vale Studios. Tonight we unite the virtuoso percussion playing of Hubert Zemler with Keeley Forsyth’s timeless singing voice.

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    Max Reinhardt with a live collaboration session at North Atlantic Flux festival in Hull.

    Late Junction Festival - Carla Dal Forno's Mixtape20190307

    Verity Sharp presents singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Carla dal Forno’s post-show DJ set from the Late Junction Festival.

    Growing up in Melbourne, Carla was influenced by the punk-tinged, DIY approach of the local scene and soon began playing her own live shows, including a stint with cult indie group Mole House. The discovery of the label Blackest Ever Black opened up new musical horizons and projects as part of Fingers and Tarcar. She released her debut solo album You Know What It’s Like in 2016, described as ‘psychedelic folk delivered with (post-)punk economy’.

    She has since moved to London, via Berlin, and now has a monthly NTS show, displaying her wide-ranging tastes and influences in post-punk, minimal synths and art rock. Her most recent release is an EP of covers titled ‘Top of the Pops’: versions of some of her favourite tracks by the likes of LiLiPUT, The Kiwi Animal and the B52s.

    Produced by Katie Callin.
    A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3.

    Verity Sharp presents Carla dal Forno's DJ set from the Late Junction Festival.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Late Junction Festival - Curl20190313

    Nick Luscombe presents extended highlights of CURL’s set recorded at EartH in east London on the second night of the Late Junction Festival.

    CURL was founded in 2016 by three individual voices on London’s underground music scene - genre-crushing producer and composer Mica Levi a.k.a. Micachu, versatile multi-instrumentalist and DJ Coby Sey, and MC and vocalist Brother May. As a label and performance collective they embrace grime, jazz, experimental soundscapes and hip hop and were joined on stage by Leisha Thomas (a.k.a. Alpha Maid) and George Ramsay.

    Plus the usual pick ‘n’ mix selection from the world of adventurous music.

    Produced by Rebecca Gaskell.
    A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3.

    Nick Luscombe with more live highlights from the inaugural Late Junction Festival.

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    Late Junction Festival - Gazelle Twin And Pulled By Magnets20190305

    The first-ever Late Junction Festival came into the world last week - two nights of music from leading lights of the left-field, presented on stage at EartH in East London by our triple-threat: Verity Sharp, Max Reinhardt and Nick Luscombe.

    Tonight, highlights from the first night. Electronic artist Gazelle Twin has developed a unique voice in the British musical landscape. Her latest LP Pastoral digs deep into the English psyche, channelling its darkness and lacing it with satire, all performed in a costume which is half court jester, half football hooligan.

    Drummer Seb Rochford’s new band Pulled By Magnets perform their first major venue with a set of new songs exploring the margins of composed and improvised music. The group features his long-time collaborator, saxophonist Pete Wareham (Polar Bear, Acoustic Ladyland) and bass-player, Neil Charles.

    Verity Sharp is our guide in the studio.

    Produced by Chris Elcombe.
    A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3.

    Verity Sharp presents live sets from Gazelle Twin and Pulled By Magnets.

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    Late Junction Festival - Hen Ogledd And Chaines20190306

    The jamboree continues with more live music from the first night of the Late Junction Festival, which took place last week.

    Hen Ogledd is a band that features singer Richard Dawson and harpist Rhodri Davies, and they bring a discombobulating mix of psych-pop, medieval lore and improvisation to the party. Joining them on the billing is Manchester-based musician Chaines, performing their fantastical electro-acoustic compositions live on stage at EartH in East London.

    Verity Sharp presents, weaving in music from the big, wide world along the way, including a new release from Norwegian vocalist and composer Maja Ratke.

    Produced by Chris Elcombe.
    A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3.

    Verity Sharp shares more cutting-edge British music from the Late Junction Festival.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Late Junction Festival - O Yama O20190312

    Nick Luscombe relives the second of two exhilarating nights at EartH in east London that formed the first ever Late Junction Festival. Tonight’s focus is O Yama O, founded by musician and artist Rie Nakajima and Keiko Yamamoto, the co-founder of London’s top experimental music venue, Cafe OTO.

    Nakajima’s performance focuses on the use of found and kinetic objects, using modest items such as rice bowls, toys, clockwork, balloons and small motors as instruments to create a “micro orchestra”. Elements are layered into impressive and immersive atmospheres. Yamamoto alternately floats and charges through this with body and voice; chanting, incanting, thundering, whispering, stamping on the floor. For this special performance they are joined by Billy Steiger on violin, Marie Roux on drums and David Cunningham on electronics.

    Plus, Nick throws in a preview of This Is Not This Heat’s live set which will be the focus of Thursday night’s show, as well as the usual absurdly eclectic mixture of music from across the globe.

    Produced by Rebecca Gaskell.
    A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3.

    Nick Luscombe shares O Yama O's set from the Late Junction Festival.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Nakajima’s performance focuses on the use of found and kinetic objects, using modest items such as rice bowls, toys, clockwork, balloons and small motors as instruments to create a “micro orchestra ? Elements are layered into impressive and immersive atmospheres. Yamamoto alternately floats and charges through this with body and voice; chanting, incanting, thundering, whispering, stamping on the floor. For this special performance they are joined by Billy Steiger on violin, Marie Roux on drums and David Cunningham on electronics.

    Late Junction Festival - This Is Not This Heat20190314

    Nick Luscombe presents live music from the British avant-garde rock group This Is Not This Heat, the new reincarnation of This Heat which was formed by Charles Bullen and Charles Hayward over 40 years ago. Unleashing their signature sound from three guitarists, two drum kits and a bass, This Is Not This Heat create juggernaut-sized driving rhythms surrounded by swirls of fuzz and chugging guitar. Nick presents extended highlights from their powerful set recorded at Late Junction’s first ever festival held at EartH in east London.

    Produced by Rebecca Gaskell.
    A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3.

    Nick Luscombe presents live music from avant-garde rock group This Is Not This Heat

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Late-night Music For The Elements20190808

    Pianist Lubomyr Melnyk is known for his continuous music style, an exploration of notes played rapidly in complex series, which is inspired by Indian classical music, Terry Riley and Haydn. He describes it as ‘a classical technique advanced into a constant river of sounds.’ We hear an extract from an interview with him and Nick Luscombe recorded earlier this year at Sea Change festival, discussing how nature infuses everything he plays and finding out where his body ends and the piano begins.

    Plus, Nick plays an ode to our disintegrating ecosystem by Kazakh composer Angelina Yershova; Korean quartet Black String update the sound of the geomungo, the Korean six-stringed zither, with pedal-driven electric guitar; and the latest from Matana Roberts’ COIN COIN guise, a project which weaves African-American history with jazz, spoken word and afrofuturism.

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

    Millennial otters, Korean zithers and pianist Lubomyr Melnyk with a lesson on rainfall.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Laurie Anderson With Jennifer Lucy Allan20190227

    It’s a privilege to welcome Laurie Anderson to Late Junction as a guest, to swap rare music recommendations with presenter Jennifer Lucy Allan. Along the way they talk about listening and seeing, dreams and virtual reality, meditation and technology, performance and creativity, and Laurie’s late husband Lou Reed.

    Laurie Anderson is a composer, a pioneering performance artist, a multi-disciplinary maker, and an instrument inventor. She has been described as the “world’s first high-tech poet ?, and has the honour of being NASA’s first and only artist-in-residence. She is perhaps most famous for bringing the avant-garde to the British pop charts in the 1980s, with her song O Superman.

    Produced by Jack Howson for Reduced Listening.

    Laurie Anderson shares her deep thoughts and even deeper music collection.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    It’s a privilege to welcome Laurie Anderson to Late Junction as a guest, to swap rare music recommendations with presenter Jennifer Lucy Allan. Along the way they talk about listening and seeing, dreams and virtual reality, meditation and technology, performance and creativity, and Laurie’s late husband Lou Reed.

    Laurie Anderson is a composer, a pioneering performance artist, a multi-disciplinary maker, and an instrument inventor. She has been described as the “world’s first high-tech poet”, and has the honour of being NASA’s first and only artist-in-residence. She is perhaps most famous for bringing the avant-garde to the British pop charts in the 1980s, with her song O Superman.

    Laurie Anderson is a composer, a pioneering performance artist, a multi-disciplinary maker, and an instrument inventor. She has been described as the “world’s first high-tech poet”, and has the honour of being NASA’s first and only artist-in-residence. She is perhaps most famous for bringing the avant-garde to the British pop charts in the 1980s, with her song O Superman.

    Live Music From Unsound Festival, Poland20181129

    Nick Luscombe presents live music recorded in a synagogue in Krakow as part of the Unsound Festival 2018. Todd Barton’s Music and Poetry for The Kesh was originally released in 1985 as a cassette tape to accompany Ursula Le Guin’s anthropological fantasy novel Always Coming Home. The novel describes the life and society of an imagined community of people called The Kesh, set in a post-apocalyptic world at an unspecified time. Todd’s soundtrack enigmatically combines poetry and song in the Kesh language with new age analogue synths and borrowed folk traditions. Todd performs with an ensemble of Polish musicians created especially for this performance by Unsound Festival.

    Also on the bill was the American sound artist and saxophonist Lea Bertucci. Lea considers the physical space she’s in as a collaborator and talks to Nick before the gig about the sonic properties of the synagogue.

    Produced by Rebecca Gaskell for Reduced Listening.

    Todd Barton's Music for The Kesh and Lea Bertucci perform live, presented by Nick Luscombe

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Lost Voices, Found In Song20190613

    Verity plays music from two creative responses to the prison system: Distant Voices is a collaborative project between songwriters and people who have experienced Scotland’s Criminal Justice System, and DIRT by Burning Salt (aka Hannah Hull) is inspired by the woman and staff of London’s Holloway Prison.

    Elsewhere on the programme landscape and nature inspire, with coastal music from Ellen Fullman and David Gamper, a new perspective on the pastoral courtesy of A Year in The Country, and Apostolos Loufopoulos’ electroacoustic piece depicting a metaphorical journey on the back of a bee.

    Produced by Freya Hellier.
    A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3.

    Musical responses to the criminal justice system, with Verity Sharp.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Massed Tablas, Throbbing Gristle And Prepared Piano20190101

    Max Reinhardt presents a shimmering array of massed tablas – Ritesh Das’s Toronto Tabla Ensemble – which meets an excoriating glimpse of the ‘final’ live performance by Throbbing Gristle at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park in 1981 (the quartet would ultimately reform in 2004).

    Plus, John Cage’s “Gemini” variations for prepared piano in a classic recording by Julie Steinberg.

    Produced by Steven Rajam for Reduced Listening.

    Prepared piano, classic-era Throbbing Gristle, and massed tablas from Toronto.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Max Reinhardt shares classic-era Throbbing Gristle and massed tablas from Toronto.

    Max Reinhardt presents a shimmering array of massed tablas – Ritesh Das’s Toronto Tabla Ensemble – which meets an excoriating glimpse of the ‘final’ live performance by Throbbing Gristle at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park in 1981 (the quartet would ultimately reform in 2004).

    Plus, John Cage’s “Gemini?? variations for prepared piano in a classic recording by Julie Steinberg.

    Plus, John Cage’s “Gemini ? variations for prepared piano in a classic recording by Julie Steinberg.

    Matmos's Late Junction Mixtape20190404

    Verity Sharp presents a tumbling, hallucinatory mixtape from electronic duo Matmos, inspired by the impact of plastic on our world.

    Matmos are Baltimore-based, electronic duo Drew Daniel and M.C. Schmidt. Their new album Plastic Anniversary has been created entirely from sampled sounds of all kinds of plastic objects, from the bizarre to the mundane - police riot shields and synthetic human fat, bakelite and bubble wrap.

    The album is a meditation on the pervasiveness of plastics and an acknowledgement of the planetary price yet to be paid for that. The title also refers to the fact that Drew and M.C. celebrated their 25th anniversary as a couple during the making of the album.

    Elaborating on the theme of plastics, their approach to this mixtape was to recycle experiments and elements from their past as a band, including some of their plastic samples, invented sounds and unreleased collaborations.

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

    Verity Sharp presents a plastics-themed mixtape from electronic duo Matmos.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Max Reinhardt

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    Max Reinhardt presents a varied mix of music, including an early demo by Johnny Cash, music from the Beatles' White Album interpreted by Staffordshire experimental trio Virgin Passages, and music composed for Bristol Royal Infirmary's MRI scanner.

    Max Reinhardt's selection includes music from Johnny Cash and Virgin Passages.

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    Presented by Max Reinhardt. With a live recording of Baaba Maal, the Kronos Quartet in motets by Guillaume de Machaut and a vintage recording of American beat poet Jack Kerouac.

    Max Reinhardt presents music from Baaba Maal and the Kronos Quartet.

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    Max Reinhardt presents a varied mix of music including, at midnight, the first Late Junction session. This specially-commissioned collaboration features UK folktronica band Tunng, and Touareg bluesmen Tinariwen from the southern Sahara.

    Max Reinhardt's musical mix includes a session from UK folktronica band Tunng.

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    Max Reinhardt presents a varied mix of music, including Brian Eno's ambient Music for Airports, a Chopin Nocturne reinterpreted by Brazilian pianist Ricardo Castro and a cappella singing by veteran American ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock.

    Max Reinhardt with a varied musical mix, including Brian Eno's Music for Airports.

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    Max Reinhardt's varied musical selection includes Jordi Savall playing the medieval Jewish Sephardic piece Palestina Hermoza y Santa (Beautiful and Holy Palestine), the Chehade Brothers singing contemporary Palestinian music and saxophonist Evan Parker performing Laurie Scott Baker's Pibroch 1926.

    Presented by Max Reinhardt. With music from Jordi Savall and saxophonist Evan Parker.

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    Max Reinhardt presents songs and a poetry recitation by Jacques Brel, a Brahms Fantasia played by Emil Gilels and Mexican bands remixed by American composer Zach Condon aka Beirut.

    Max Reinhardt presents songs and a poetry recitation by Jacques Brel, plus Zach Condon.

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    Max Reinhardt presents a varied selection of music including Ruth Wall performing harp music by Graham Fitkin, two pieces by Seaworthy that have been recorded in and around a decommissioned ammunition bunker, and the ethereal clarinet of Arun Ghosh.

    Max Reinhardt presents a selection of music, including Ruth Wall performing harp music.

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    Max Reinhardt presents a varied selection of music. Featuring The Epstein Variations MBE 69A, popularly known as Hold Me Tight, played by Murray the Klavierkitzler.

    Also The Bill, as re-imagined by Derek Bailey; plus Tony Bevan, Paul Hession and Otomo Yoshihide; and Your Mother Eats Like a Platipus, a string quartet piece by Jono El Grande, a self-taught Norwegian composer who cites Captain Beefheart as his major inspiration.

    Max Reinhardt presents an eclectic playlist including Joshua Rifkin's Baroque Beatles Book

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    Max Reinhardt presents an eclectic playlist. Featuring new music from North America, including Canadian ambient trio Torngat; Fire by Fire, an acoustic trio who began without a name in a warm kitchen in Maine; and Tremolo Audio, a side project of Jorge Verdin (otherwise known as Clorofila from Mexico's Nortec Collective).

    Max Reinhardt hosts an unconventional musical feast, with new music from North America.

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    Max Reinhardt's varied selection includes music from Richie Beirach, Gregor Huebner and George Mraz's reworking of Carlo Gesualdo's Sabato Sancto, an essentially live field recording by Japanese duo Tenniscoats. Plus some highlife roots from Lagos' senior musical citizen, Fatai Rolling Dollar.

    Max Reinhardt presents music including Richie Beirach, Gregor Huebner and George Mraz.

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    Max Reinhardt presents works from a collection of sound artists from Aotearoa/New Zealand, Afro Mada by the Bob Brozman Orchestra and a Brazilian classic from 1970, featuring Joyce, Nana Vasconcelos and Mauricio Maestro.

    Max Reinhardt presents music and sound art from Aotearoa to Brazil.

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    Max Reinhardt presents tracks from Orchestra Baobab, Max Eastley and Animal Collective as well as the seventh in a series of Late Junction collaborative sessions. This one brings together electronic composer Mira Calix and singer-songwriter Malcolm Middleton, who perform material especially written for the session.

    Max Reinhardt presents a collaborative session between Mira Calix and Malcolm Middleton.

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    Max Reinhardt's selection includes recordings of Victorian mechanical domestic musical instruments, pieces by Yoshio Machida and Ornette Coleman inspired by the idea of museums, and a John Ward Fantasia played by Phantasm.

    Max Reinhardt's varied musical selection includes recordings of Victorian musical boxes.

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    Tonight's Late Junction features Beethoven played by the Takacs Quartet, Yoko Ono, Thelonius Monk and Le Trio Jourban playing around a poem by the late Palestinian poet, Mahmoud Darwish. Presented by Max Reinhardt.

    Presented by Max Reinhardt. With Beethoven, Yoko Ono, Thelonious Monk and Le Trio Jourban.

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    Two days away from the centenary of Django Reinhardt's birth, Max Reinhardt's selection includes Django himself, Bir退li Lagrène playing his Blues for Ike, and Chanson from Paris, Django's home town.

    Max Reinhardt's selection of music includes a centenary celebration of Django Reinhardt.

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    Max Reinhardt ushers in the new moon with songs from Miriam Makeba, Serge Gainsbourg and King Crimson, plus music by Schoenberg and Min Xiao Fen.

    Max Reinhardt with music from Miriam Makeba, Serge Gainsbourg and King Crimson.

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    Max Reinhardt's varied musical selection features Ligeti's Ramifications, Syd Barrett, Slim Gaillard, David Holland's Conference of the Birds and Ensemble Bash from Ghana.

    Max Reinhardt presents music from Ligeti, Syd Barrett, Slim Gaillard and Ensemble Bash.

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    Tonight's Late Junction embraces Scriabin, Townes van Zandt, Morton Subotnik's Silver Apples of the Moon and a little slice of the new collaboration between Christian Fennesz and Sparklehorse's Mark Linkous. Presented by Max Reinhardt.

    Max Reinhardt presents music from Scriabin, Townes van Zandt and Morton Subotnik.

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    Three themes run through Max Reinhardt's late-night mixes this week, with miniatures by Moondog, the music of Ligeti and son, and the jazz-rock of Sun Ra, including his own 'cosmic' version of 'Great Balls of Fire.'.

    Max Reinhardt's varied selection includes music by Moondog, Ligeti and son, and Sun Ra.

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    The Kipsigi people of Kenya sing in praise of Jimmy Rodgers, Paul O'Dette plays an Italian lute fantasia, and Kai Schumacher plays Rzewski's piano variations on 'The People United Will Never Be Defeated' Introduced by Max Reinhardt.

    Max Reinhardt's selection includes the Kipsigi people of Kenya and Paul O'Dette on lute.

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    Max Reinhardt introduces a podcast repeat of the Late Junction Session with Malcolm Middleton and Mira Calix, also music by Bach and Takemitsu, and 'Pistol Slapper Blues' by Blind Boy Fuller, who spent time in prison for shooting his wife.

    Max Reinhardt with a podcast repeat of a session with Malcolm Middleton and Mira Calix.

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    Max Reinhardt with the voice of Captain Beefheart, plainchant from eighteenth-century France, and a piano piece by Amy Beach.

    Max Reinhardt's selection includes the voice of Captain Beefheart and French plainchant.

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    Max Reinhardt's late-night mix includes piano nocturnes by Kurt Schwertsik, Sardinian choral song from Tenores di Bitti, and music in the tradition of sacred steel guitar by Sonny Treadway.

    Max Reinhardt with music from Kurt Schwertsik, Tenores di Bitti and Sonny Treadway.

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    A song from Brazilian Milton Nascimento, a piece for 'extended' piano by Canadian Charity Chan, and sacred choral music from seventeenth-century Peru. With Max Reinhardt.

    Max Reinhardt's selection includes music from Milton Nascimento and Charity Chan.

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    Max Reinhardt introduces spoken word from Jimmy Carl Black, a speech song from Charles Dodge, a Sleepy Old Snake from Ivor Cutler, Heavenly Light from the Swan Silvertones and excerpts from Hesperion XXI's Don Quijote De La Mancha.

    Max Reinhardt introduces tracks from Jimmy Carl Black, Ivor Cutler and Hesperion XXI.

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    Max Reinhardt with Robert Ashley's The Contents of her Purse from his opera Improvement, a Blues Prayer from Billy Jenkins, a Blues Moan from Blind Willie Johnson and Metaux from Xenakis' Pleiades.

    Max Reinhardt with music from Robert Ashley, Blind Willie Johnson and Xenakis.

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    Max Reinhardt presents a session featuring harpists Cevanne and Ruth Wall, along with virtuosic double bass from Charles Mingus and Orlando "Cachaíto" López, Bollywood from Burman, and Bagatelles by Beethoven.

    Max Reinhardt with a session featuring harpists Cevanne and Ruth Wall.

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    Max Reinhardt gives a gentle nod to Harvest time, is seized by sweet desire along with some singing nuns, and catches the feisty side of Nina Simone. Plus some Sunny Days from Position Normal and moonlight from Claude Debussy.

    Max Reinhardt with music by singing nuns, plus Nina Simone, Position Normal and Debussy.

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    Harvest time polyphony from pre-war Lithuania, a fiery-haired Irishman, and love songs from North India, Iceland and the Mother of the Blues Ma Rainey. Nina Simone's version of Bob Dylan's Ballad of Hollis Brown and Christina Mason's setting of the David Gascoyne poem Antennae. With Max Reinhardt.

    Max Reinhardt presents harvest-time polyphony, and love songs from India and Iceland.

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    Harvest, outlaws and harps with the fate of John Barleycorn discussed backstage by Traffic, The Mississippi String Band on the trail of Jesse James and Rhodri Davies in league with John Butcher. Plus yet more Nina Simone. With Max Reinhardt.

    Max Reinhardt with music from the Mississippi String Band, Rhodri Davies and Nina Simone.

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    Soundtrack music from Miles Davis, Massive Attack and John Adams. Hip Hop music from K'Naan and Roots Manuva. Piano music from Janacek and electronium music from Raymond Scott. With Max Reinhardt.

    Max Reinhardt with music from Miles Davis, Massive Attack, John Adams and K'Naan.

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    Music from the movies: Kusturica's Black Cat White Cat, Daldry's The Hours; Vespers from Vivaldi and a pavane for piano by Ravel. With Max Reinhardt.

    Max Reinhardt presents music from the films Black Cat, White Cat and The Hours.

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    Malian Blues from Lobi Traore, Abstract Blues from Leila Adu, Mike Cooper, Fabrizio Spera, Senegalese Blues from Nuru Kane. Plus more movie music featuring 2001, Chappaqua Suite and L'Eclisse. With Max Reinhardt.

    Max Reinhardt presents music from Lobi Traore, Leila Adu, Mike Cooper and Fabrizio Spera.

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    Max Reinhardt imagines Ravel, John Lee Hooker and Thelonious Monk being swept out to sea.

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    Max Reinhardt takes you out to sea with Jimi Hendrix, Coco Rosie and Belshazzar's Feast.

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    presents a breath of sea air from Captain Beefheart and the Portico Quartet.

    Max Reinhardt presents a breath of sea air from Captain Beefheart and the Portico Quartet.

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    Presented by Max Reinhardt. Featuring October from Tunng, No Moon at All from Slim Gaillard and his Boogiereeners, Descriptive Jottings of London from Exaudi plus Mola Mamad Djan from Afghan artist Mahwash.

    Max Reinhardt's selection includes Tunng, Slim Gaillard and his Boogiereeners and Mahwash.

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    Max Reinhardt offers meditative moments from Afghanistan's Ahmad Sham Sufi Qawwali Group, Jimi Hendrix and Stockhausen, Robotic interludes from the Crayonettes and Viktoria Mullova, plus something new/something blue from Phronesis, Polar Bear and Lenny Bruce.

    Max Reinhardt's selection includes Ahmad Sham Sufi Qawwali Group and Jimi Hendrix.

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    Max Reinhardt introduces medieval Andalusian music, Bach Reloaded and Bach performed by Joanna MacGregor, Shorty Petterstein's History of Jazz, plus Devon Sproule, Fresh Hex and Sun Ra.

    Max Reinhardt presents medieval Andalusian music, plus Devon Sproule, Fresh Hex, Sun Ra.

    Max Reinhardt20101223

    Max Reinhardt decks the halls with a seasonal Late Junction Session: If On A Winter's Night A Traveller... - a midwinter confection of spoken word, music boxes, song and improvisation featuring Ty, Hannah Peel and Jason Yarde. Plus all the trimmings from Buxtehude, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Dohnányi, Willie Nelson and The Walkmen.

    Max Reinhardt presents music including Ty, Hannah Peel and Jason Yarde.

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    Max Reinhardt with Cameroonian field recordings, Dolly Parton and Vocal Constructivists.

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    Max skips from the psychedelia of Sun Araw to the minimalism of Meredith Monk's Atlas.

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    's selections include Richard Dawson and an electronic Kafka soundtrack.

    Max Reinhardt's selections include Richard Dawson and an electronic Kafka soundtrack.

    Max Reinhardt - 28/12/2010

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    On the fourth night of Christmas Max Reinhardt brings to you: one Bach Motet, the NLF Trio, a Victor Olaiya classic and a Hum Ding Dinger from Jimmie Davis.

    Max Reinhardt's selection includes a Bach motet, the NLF Trio and a Victor Olaiya classic.

    Max Reinhardt - 29/12/2010

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    A time for reflection in Cliff Carlisle's Red Velvet Slippers, a welcome refuge from festivity with David Matthews' Clarinet Quartet, a pick me up from Couperin and an unseasonal tale from Carmen McRae. All dispensed by Max Reinhardt.

    Max Reinhardt with music from Cliff Carlisle, David Matthewss, Couperin and Carmen McRae.

    Max Reinhardt And Fiona Talkington - 30/12/2010

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    In the last Late Junction of 2010 Max Reinhardt is joined by Fiona Talkington for a playlist that looks back, forwards, and also sideways with music for a series of implausible events, to include Judgement Day, becoming marooned on an iceberg, and Heathcliff and Cathy's wedding.

    Max Reinhardt and Fiona Talkington present music for implausible events.

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    Max Reinhardt is joined in the studio by composer, producer and DJ Gabriel Prokofiev.

    Max Reinhardt With Midori Takada's Mixtape20170511

    Max Reinhardt presents a mixtape from Japanese composer Midori Takada.

    Max Reinhardt With Salome Voegelin20190321

    Max is joined in the studio by Dr. Salomé Voegelin to talk about listening as a socio-political act.

    Salomé Voegelin is an artist and writer engaged in questioning and changing the way we hear and process music, sound, and silence. Her practice includes gallery exhibitions, site-specific work and collective activities, as well as radio broadcasts and publications, such as her latest book ‘The Political Possibility of Sound: Fragments of Listening’.

    Elsewhere on the programme featured composers include Ornette Coleman, June Chikuma, and Krzysztof Penderecki.

    Produced by Jack Howson.
    A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3.

    Dr Salome Voegelin discusses how listening is a socio-political act.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Max Reinhardt's Kaleidoscope Of Colour20190212

    Music in every hue, tint, tone and shade. A colour wheel of expressive experimentalism.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Max Reinhardt's Music To Lift Your Spirits20190418

    From the sublime to the ridiculous, tonight’s music will move ethereally through you and lift your spirits.

    Featured artists include tabla guru and philosophy teacher Pandit Divyang Vakil, preacher and early protest songwriter Blind Alfred Reed, and spiritual jazz soothsayer Angel Bat Dawid.

    Also, hear a classic New Age piece by Brian Eno, alongside new music from Leafcutter John, who has built idiosyncratic modular synth music around his own meditative, environmental field recordings.

    Produced by Jack Howson.
    A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3.

    From the sublime to the ridiculous, music to move through you and lift your spirits.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Memento Mori In Music20190328

    Music to remember, console and celebrate with Verity Sharp.

    Alex Rex (Alex Neilson from the Trembling Bells) explores the grief he experienced in the aftermath of this brother’s death in his new album Otterburn. Verity previews a track from his album and examines the role that music plays in coping with loss and longing with lamentations from the 16th century and Eastern Europe.

    Also on the programme; Radiohead reworked for choir and the latest work by Bristol producer Vessel, a.k.a. Sebastian Gainsborough.

    Produced by Freya Hellier.
    A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Meredith Monk With Jennifer Lucy Allan20190815

    It’s an honour to welcome composer Meredith Monk to Late Junction as a guest, to swap rare music recommendations with presenter Jennifer Lucy Allan. Along the way, in an intimate and amusing conversation, the pair talk about telepathy and communal singing, the sound of New York and New Mexico, and Meredith’s pet turtle Neutron.

    Meredith Monk’s singular voice has been the key component in the music she has created in a remarkable career spanning nearly sixty years. As well as pioneering in extended vocal technique, she has been an innovative creative force in dance, film, and installation art too. Well into her seventies, Monk still tours her new works internationally. In 2015 she was honoured with the award of the National Medal of the Arts from President Obama. Yet, for all her success, she says that composing music is still as difficult as it ever was.

    Produced by Jack Howson.
    A Reduced Listening Production for BBC Radio 3.

    In conversation with Meredith Monk, composer and pioneer of extended vocal technique.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Minimalist Flamenco, New York Jazz And Spacious Music20181211

    Stripped back and slowed down flamenco from Spanish producer Raül Refree; a new compilation of spacious music reflects on the connections, the overlaps, the roots and the future of a music variously referred to as ambient. Plus New York’s Onyx Collective with a track conceived as a vintage soundtrack to an imaginary video game called Space-Wars.

    Produced by Rebecca Gaskell for Reduced Listening.

    Stripped back flamenco, the art of spaciousness and new jazz from New York

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Mongolian Beats, Icelandic Flutes And Ghanaian Voices20190102

    Max Reinhardt presents. West Mongolian DJ Bodikhuu is the darling of Central Asian bedroom electronica – his chilled-out beats meet the oddball world of Icelandic surrealist Atli Heimir Sveinsson’s “21 Sounding Minutes” for solo flute. Plus, for the last eighteen months Dutch punk musician Arnold de Boer has been collecting the sound of massed voices of women from the Frafra region of Northern Ghana – we hear a joyous example, alongside some traditional Hindustani raga sounds arranged for string orchestra.

    Max also looks forward to the Late Junction Festival, taking place from 28th February to 1st March at EarTH (Evolutionary Arts Hackney) in partnership with the Barbican Centre, with music from O Yama O and Chaines. Plus, there's sonic experimentation from the collective Common Objects and new music from the jazz composer-trumpeter Nick Malcolm and his band.

    Produced by Steven Rajam for Reduced Listening.

    Blissful Western Mongolian beats, chilly Icelandic flute and recent music from BEAK>

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Blissful West Mongolian beats, chilly Icelandic flutes and female voices from North Ghana

    Max Reinhardt presents. West Mongolian DJ Bodikhuu is the darling of Central Asian bedroom electronica – his chilled-out beats meet the oddball world of Icelandic surrealist Atli Heimir Sveinsson’s “21 Sounding Minutes?? for solo flute. Plus, for the last eighteen months Dutch punk musician Arnold de Boer has been collecting the sound of massed voices of women from the Frafra region of Northern Ghana – we hear a joyous example, alongside some traditional Hindustani raga sounds arranged for string orchestra.

    Max Reinhardt presents. West Mongolian DJ Bodikhuu is the darling of Central Asian bedroom electronica – his chilled-out beats meet the oddball world of Icelandic surrealist Atli Heimir Sveinsson’s “21 Sounding Minutes ? for solo flute. Plus, for the last eighteen months Dutch punk musician Arnold de Boer has been collecting the sound of massed voices of women from the Frafra region of Northern Ghana – we hear a joyous example, alongside some traditional Hindustani raga sounds arranged for string orchestra.

    Mornings With Max20190409

    Rise and shine! Max Reinhardt presents tracks that welcome in a new day with music that imitates the feeling of the sun rising over a hill and a swan sitting on dewy grass. Including Rastafarian spirituals recorded by Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, a delicate vibraphone solo from Japanese artist Masayoshi Fujita and Jenny Hval recounts her attempts to do morning yoga.

    Produced by Rebecca Gaskell.
    A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3.

    Rise and shine! Max Reinhardt presents tracks that welcome in a new day.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Music For Rocks20190605

    Humans made rock music for thousands of years before anyone even dreamed of an electric guitar. In this show Jennifer Lucy Allan chips away at the strata of music made with geological material, from Neolithic lithophones to the textural ambience of Kelly Jayne Jones, and the sparse forms of sound-art pioneer Akio Suzuki.

    Plus, a detour around a fragmented experimental scene emerging under an oppressive regime in Indonesia, where electronics and arrhythmia are meeting traditional gamelan.

    All this along with a collection of new releases, recent discoveries, and private-press favourites.

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

    Jennifer Lucy Allan listens to sounds from deep within the ecological substrata.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners

    Music from the Maldives and underwater instruments20190827

    Verity Sharp with Boduberu music from the Maldives, a country threatened by rising sea levels, followed by an underwater performance by AquaSonic. Created in Denmark, AquaSonic’s eerily beautiful subaqueous instruments are played by five highly trained musicians submerged in tanks of dark, glittery water. Verity also looks ahead to the line up of End of the Road Festival, where Late Junction hosts the Tipi Stage, with music from Kelly Moran and her meditative prepared piano.

    Produced by Rebecca Gaskell and Jack Howson.
    A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3.

    Verity Sharp with Boduberu music from the Maldives and underwater performers AquaSonic.

    Journeys in music, ancient to future. The home for adventurous listeners