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[Repeated from Wednesday 12am.] The world's first and longest running alternative Black music radio show, hosted by Art Terry. Tonight: the fourth instalment of our monthly series titled Cosmic Tuesdays. Each second Tuesday of the month we dive into the interstellar world of the Sun Ra Arkestra. Our featured artist is the composer saxophonist Charles Davis who was integral to not only developing the Arkestra sound, but also the sound of modern jazz. The programme includes an exclusive interview. For more information visit isblackmusic.com.
On next · 3:30am - 4:30am
[Repeated from Wednesday 2pm.] Polemic, politics, mouth jazz and spontaneous music with Ben Watson. This week: relying on a socially-distanced encounter...
Coming up · 4:30am - 5:00am
[Repeated from Wednesday 10.30pm.] Extraordinary radiophonic probes with Orlando Harrison. This week: Ham Radio Explained - Part 2. For more information...
Coming up · 5:00am - 6:00am
[Repeated from Wednesday 11am.] Immediate Theatre’s weekly show for the young at heart. This week: we chat to local centenarian Dabirul Islam Choudhury,...
Coming up · 6:00am - 7:00am
[Repeated from Sunday 6pm.] Interviews and informed portraits of contemporary American musicians with our stateside correspondent Gianluca Tramontana.
Coming up · 7:00am - 8:00am
Gems from our extensive audio archives. Today, to mark his 90th birthday this week, Alvin Lucier recorded live in concert at the LMC Annual Festival of...
Coming up · 8:00am - 9:00am
[Repeated from Wednesday 4.30pm.] An on-going audio autobiography from the punk and post-punk legend that is Spizz. This week: Anniversary stories and more...
Coming up · 9:00am - 9:30am
[Repeated from Monday 11am.] A talk show about ideas and culture, produced and presented by Neil Denny. Each show features guests from the worlds of science...
Coming up · 9:30am - 10:00am
[Repeated from Monday 6.30pm.] A programme for the American community in Nunhead, south east London, presented by New York comic Lewis Schaffer and co-hosted...
Coming up · 10:00am - 11:00am
[Repeated from Monday 7pm.] An hour-long celebration of everything that's great about videogames. Hosted by Ste Curran, Simon Byron and Ann Scantlebury, the...
Coming up · 11:00am - 11:30am
[Repeated from Thursday 5.30pm.] Promos and new releases spun and sometimes speared by Johnny Seven. This week: Johnny puts his hand in the Lucky Bag and...
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Upbeat, eclectic new music show hosted by deXter Bentley. Today: abstract folk noise manipulator Me Lost Me (aka artist Jayne Dent) combines medieval instrumentation and field recordings with far flung narrative arcs that transport the listener into an otherworldly dimension that is both soothing and unsettling in equal measure. The new LP, The Good Noise playfully explores our interpretation of what we consider to be acceptable and unacceptable forms of 'music'. Visit hellogoodbyeshow.com for more information. [Repeated Tuesday 2.30am.]
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Experiments in news and arts with Jude Cowan Montague. This week: Women Composers Collective. Featuring work by three composers, Kati Em, Amanda Johnson and Laura Budzelek. Budzelek talks about her work as a multilingual songwriter and her Anglophile tastes which have always shown through her New York roots. Plus music from Romanian singer Gabi Luncă who died of Covid-19 in Bucharest in April. For more information see thenewsagents.blogspot.co.uk. [Repeated Tuesday 6am.]
3:30pm - 4:30pm
A collective of DJs and artists explores a selected theme each week through music and conversation. This week: we explore the deep theme 'Portal', featuring new releases from ex.sses and Terror Peaks. Listen to archived shows on Mixcloud. For more information visit Twitter @synaptic_island, Instagram @synapticisland and synapticisland.com. [Repeats Friday 5am.]