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Graphic Design On The Radio

Presented by Adrian Shaughnessy, Graphic Design on the Radio provides interviews with leading designers who talk about their work and play the music that has inspired them. This summer holiday we are repeating episodes daily of this insightful and timeless series.

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3:30pm - 5:00pm

Radio Web Macba Presents Probes

A series commissioned by Radio Web MACBA, written and presented by Chris Cutler. In the late nineteenth century two facts conspired to change the face of music: the collapse of common practice tonality and the invention of a revolutionary new form of memory, sound recording. A tidal wave of probes and experiments into new musical resources and new organisational practices ploughed through both disciplines, bringing parts of each onto shared terrain before rolling on to underpin a new aesthetics able to follow sound and its manipulations beyond the narrow confines of ‘music’. Today: in programme 17 we trace how the gamelan collided with western notions of music and exotic percussion spread like a virus into every field. Followed by Auxiliaries, looking further at examples of music discussed in today's programme. [Repeated tomorrow 7am.]

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5:00pm - 5:30pm

The Gilded Vectors Of Disease

Rebecca Tremain explores the past, present and future of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

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5:30pm - 6:00pm

Recollections Of A Furtive Nudist

Ken Campbell's Recollections of a Furtive Nudist, in six parts, read by the author.

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