12:00am - 1:00am
[Repeated from Thursday 12am.] Contemporary Native American and First Nations music from a wide range of indigenous musicians in North America, selected by multi-disciplinary sculptor Andrew Graves-Johnston. This edition: Gary Small & The Coyote Bros, Mike Bern, Falynn Baptiste, Charanga Cakewalk, Gina Loring ft. Pos 'De La Soul', Shawn Michael Perry, Larry K, Nancy Sanchez, Flacko Finesse, Maniac: The Siouxpernatural, Las Cafeteras ft QVLN & Sergio Mendoza, Bryden Gwiss Kiwenzie, and DeLab. Visit turtleislandradioshow.co.uk for more information. [Repeated Saturday 7am.]
1:00am - 1:30am
Eight part seasonal series of shudder-inducing horror stories, produced by Johnny Mugwump. More same time tomorrow.
1:30am - 2:30am
Me & My Rhythm Box by Felix Kubin. Guests from the fields of music, art science, and instrument-making are invited to explain (live) their relationships to their own instrument through sample sounds, brief concerts, and conversations. Realised as part of 2017's documenta 14 radio project.
3:30am - 4:00am
[Repeated from Wednesday 5pm.] A six part series which celebrates and explores the significance of the first Black led civil rights campaign in the UK, the Bristol Bus Boycott of 1963. Produced and presented by Miranda Rae. A Sound Women South West Network production supported by the Audio Content Fund. Next episode same time tomorrow.
4:00am - 5:00am
[Repeated from Sunday 8pm.] Host James Hodder explores how to write a song.Today: Murder Most Foul. James looks at the ugly cousin of story songs. 4/5.
5:00am - 6:00am
Another chance to hear Resonance's iTunes chart topping high-octane, award-winning drama serial, produced by Lance Dann. A'isha (Chetna Pandya) is just about holding down her job at tech giant Meta, until her old friend Livi (Bryony Afferson) appears in a rage and denounces their boss Richard Dreyer (Jack Klaff) as a murderer. Then she has to face up to what she has become, the lies that are woven in her past and the terrifying truth of what Meta are doing... Supported by The Wellcome Trust. (2/5.)
6:00am - 7:00am
[Repeated from Friday 11.30pm.] Modulisme (which translates as Modularism) is a series devoted to out of leftfield modular synthesis, with a different sound-designer playing live or offering studio recordings of their choice each week. For more information visit modulisme.info/sessions.
7:00am - 8:00am
First broadcast 24 September 2020. Gooseworm/Wormgoose is an experimental radio opera that follows the narrative of a field recordist as she attempts to track down the source of a sound that only she can hear. Her narrative is increasingly disrupted by a series of disparate vignettes and soundscapes including spacey synthesizers, experimental punk music and jazz sung by crows. Commissioned by Gaudeamus Music Week and generously supported by Arts Council England. Composer: Cameron Dodds. The Field Recordist: Joanna Brown. Soprano: Patricia Auchterlonie. Mezzo-soprano: Alessia Naccarato.
8:00am - 8:30am
A fifteen part radio history of vegetarianism by Ian McDonald, who starts right at the beginning and tracks the story of the ideas that inspired vegetarians around the world up to the present day. Today: Episode 11. Enlightenment – on Colonial India, Voltaire, Rousseau, and the vegetarian radicals of the French Revolution. For more information visit: theveganoption.org.
8:30am - 9:00am
Curators Florence Devereux and Clementine Butler-Gallie continue the investigation into artistic practices that archive this moment of transience. Today: Air. Marrakech based artist, Noureddine Ezarraf takes us on a philosophical derive on the cool wing of 'air'. His poetic amble is woven together with amid a breezy soundscape. Journey on a kaleidoscopic breath that touches on dialectics, antagonistic ideas, a spirt that talks to people and the archive. Air… what freedom and what trickery… Visit www.artofchangeradio.org.
9:00am - 10:00am
A poetic exploration of everyday objects, listening out for the unsung, untold story. Phoebe McIndoe and Emily Naylor explore these objects through a mixture of found-sound, soundscaping, poetry, and narrative. Today: #4 - Mirrors. Follow us on Mixcloud or email email@example.com. [Repeats Saturday 9.30pm.]
10:00am - 10:15am
[Repeated from Friday 7.45pm.] Five 15-minute dramas by new writers with disabilities, performed by a mainly disabled cast, about making choices to make connections. Produced by Naked Productions with input from Graeae Theatre and financial support from Audio Content Fund. Today: Bhavika by Shahid Iqbal Khan. A woman newly diagnosed with Locked In Syndrome reflects on her new life and how she can make herself heard. Bhavika: Arti Shah. Dr Hewitt: Cherylee Houston. Directed by Polly Thomas. Sound engineer: Louis Blatherwick. Sound design: Eloise Whitmore.
10:15am - 11:00am
A major retrospective of the work of the radio art network Radia, whose collective mission is to make radio that transcends the borders and boundaries of land and language. Mobile Radio visits each station in turn to discern their motives and inspirations, and explore the work of one of their associated artists. Commissioned for documenta 14.
11:00am - 11:30am
Radia, the international group of independent cultural radio stations, presents a new show realised by one of its members, exploring "new and forgotten ways of making radio. Today: Show 817: Water Saus, an audio work by Ash Kilmartin and Lili Huston-Herterich, produced during the development of their collaborative exhibition of the same title. The work began as the sketch of an invented character—a poet who writes in the shower, as a way to compose (in) privacy—but transformed into a journal of writing and making together. The recordings travel across Rotterdam, from one studio to another to home and back again, as the artists chat, eat, piss, sing in the shower, make moulds for soap, and compare playlists and book collections. A Radio Worm/Klangendum production. Visit radia.fm for more information.
11:30am - 12:00pm
This Christmas holiday we dip into the archives of The Bike Show, Jack Thurston's definitive and era-defining broadcast and podcast series which does exactly what you'd expect from the title. This selection of the show's timeless Rolling Interviews ranges from the streets right outside the Resonance studio to the avenues of New York and beyond, each with a different and fascinating cycling guest. Today it's James Wilson, lecturer in radio, a ride from Borough High Street to Herne Hill Velodrome. Broadcast on 2 June 2009.
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ghostwriter and critic Ben Thompson presents a DFS Algonquin Table for the post-thought era. This week: what better way to look into the maw of the year ahead than with a 2016 David Toop-helmed exploration of the beginnings of jazz improvisation (formerly a Clear Spot)? For further information visit @btfoshizzle on Twitter and find playlists at Ben Thompson's Facebook page. [Repeated Tuesday 7am.]
1:00pm - 2:00pm
First broadcast 13 October 2020. A Wax Hammer and Other Routines. For the first time Tom Cassani deconstructs and reveals the methods behind a series of deceptive performance routines. These strange accounts are accompanied by a selection of speculative backing tracks, rehearsal music and sounds that echo these imagined performances. Visit Instagram @itsstrangeboy for more.
2:00pm - 3:00pm
First broadcast 24 November 2020. Pär Carlsson looks back on 2019's Sonica festival in a series of interviews and excerpts from live performances by four of the performing artists; Jorge Crowe (Ludotecnia) and his modified toy collection, Luke Fowler performing on home made instruments in a mausoleum, Line Katcho with her explosive audiovisual experience, and Asuna Arashi in a slow motion improvisation playing 100 cheap keyboards at the same time. With introductions by artistic director Cathie Boyd.
3:00pm - 4:00pm
First broadcast 26 August 2020. ‘I am the son you wanted, only queered. The turnip hits a rock in the soil and forks beautifully’. "Woman Peeling Turnips; A Portrait of my Father" is a collboration by poet Richard Scott and artist Anat Ben-David - a commission by Southwark Park Galleries where Richard was in residence. This eighteen-part poetic essay was written specifically for broadcast and forms a poetic investigation into ekphrasis, father-figures and the violence of creation, using Chardin’s 1738 genre scene painting ‘Woman Peeling Turnips’ as a starting point. Supported by the Southwark Mayflower 400 Grants Fund from Southwark Council, British Land and United St Saviours. Cellist: Alice Dixon. Produced by Michael Umney.
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Another chance to hear Resonance's iTunes chart topping high-octane, award-winning drama serial, produced by Lance Dann. A'isha (Chetna Pandya) is just about holding down her job at tech giant Meta, until her old friend Livi (Bryony Afferson) appears in a rage and denounces their boss Richard Dreyer (Jack Klaff) as a murderer. Then she has to face up to what she has become, the lies that are woven in her past and the terrifying truth of what Meta are doing... Supported by The Wellcome Trust. (4/5.)
5:00pm - 5:30pm
A six part series which celebrates and explores the significance of the first Black led civil rights campaign in the UK, the Bristol Bus Boycott of 1963. Produced and presented by Miranda Rae. A Sound Women South West Network production supported by the Audio Content Fund. Next episode same time tomorrow. [Repeats Friday 3.30am.]
5:30pm - 6:00pm
A series of three radio programmes originating in sound’s relation to text, judgement and the construction of community - made as part of a workshop for the MA Sound Arts at LCC, UAL. Today: 1/3: Arit. Arit questions identity through language and sound. Conversation is used as a tool to explore communication, and to confront ways of listening and interacting. The space and time where the conversation is held becomes intemporal, pushing communication beyond known boundaries. Like the radio, Arit’s sounds and language evoke how one tunes in or tunes out. Featuring Iris Chun-Tzu Chang, Ava Halloran, Tarik Hasek and Reve Wing Ying Kan. Episode 2 tomorrow 5.30pm.
6:00pm - 6:45pm
Carole Finer - painter, teacher, musician and Resonance broadcaster - died earlier this year. To celebrate her long and eventful life we're broadcasting selected episodes of her long-running and wide-ranging "Sound Out" series this holiday, reflecting in particular her enthusiasm for the English modernist avant-garde, bluegrass and field recording. Carole’s guests are Solasta, a folk trio with Jamie Leeming, guitar, Elizabeth Flett, fiddle and Hanna Thomas, cello.
6:45pm - 7:00pm
When Josie Bevan’s husband was jailed for nine years, a window opened on to a whole new world. This is Prison Bag. Episode 10 of 12 (contains material which some listeners may find offensive and deem unsuitable for children.) Written and presented by Josie Bevan. Music: Can, Zimbo Freemind and members of the Bevan family. Producers: Rebecca Lloyd-Evans and Alan Hall. A Falling Tree Production supported by the Audio Content Fund.
7:00pm - 9:00pm
[Repeated from Friday 1pm.] DJ Ritu presents a special seasonal music show - DJ Ritu's Soulful Classics on A World in London! Tier up the year-that-was with a one-way ticket into 2021 on DJ Ritu’s Disco and Soul train. On this special New Year’s Day edition of A World in London, hear timeless classics that’ll restore your faith in good times and ignite hope for a brighter future. Ritu’s two-hour mix includes icons like Stevie Wonder, Soul II Soul, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, and a few surprises too!
9:00pm - 9:30pm
A sci-fi conspiracy drama set 59 years in the future. Prisoner A168NPR is released from The Dome, a high-tech, high-surveillance megacity, and must piece together his history from his dreams and flashbacks. A168NPR is played by Curtis Clapham, Rose by Rebecca Gethings, Doctor X by Bill Rodgers, Prison A.I. by Ruth Beale, Screaming prisoner by Christian Statham, Zanco and the Drone by Joe Haydon. Written by Daniel, J.K., Patrick and Steven at HMP Lincoln, with Ruth Beale and drama therapist Sonia Rossington. Directed by Ruth Beale, with dramaturgy by Anita Sullivan. Editing and sound design by John Thursfield. Commissioned by Mansions of the Future, funded by Arts Council's Ambitions for Excellence Fund. First broadcast 30 August 2020.
9:30pm - 10:30pm
[Repeated from Tuesday 9am.] A poetic exploration of everyday objects, listening out for the unsung, untold story. Phoebe McIndoe and Emily Naylor explore these objects through a mixture of found-sound, soundscaping, poetry, and narrative. Tonight: episode #2 explores clocks. We look at our perception of time and the history of clocks, delve into poems and films which feature them and learn about our biological clock. Featuring James Nye (Chair of the Antiquarian Horological Society), Sasha Eremina (Biologist), Yan Li, Hailey Choi, Billy Kay, Angharad Wells, Finn Paul, James Naylor, Sasha Eremina, Bex Hindmarsh, Michael Chidgey, Rhiannon Barker, Roger Wood, Rosa Lewis, Saif Beejay and Tiff Ip. Follow us on Mixcloud or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
10:30pm - 11:30pm
This Christmas holiday we eagerly take the opportunity of broadcasting a retrospective of the radio plays of Noel Macken, who for the last 15 years has quietly but assidiously been developing a unique body of work for the medium. Tonight: Papa Bubu. A radio play written by Noel Macken – a socio-surrealist satire. Papa Bubu, a power driven tin-pot dictator and megalomaniac with a very dark spin doctor accomplice, Dr. Dee J. Quemints, plot to take absolute control. Performed by Mark Rathmell and Noel Macken. Edited by Giles Hearn.
11:30pm - 11:45pm
Grimly humorous lopsided crime fiction, written by Dave Milton, read by Tam Dean Burn and produced by Larry Cravat. Contains scenes of violence and material some listeners may find offensive. Chapter 4 - Vernissage: a visit to a top security prison veers out of control, with disastrous results for Lord Appledore.
11:45pm - 12:00am
An ominous hum has been heard rolling over the faceless suburbia of Rothstead. Wailing and sweeping like whale-song. The locals are scared and the cats are screaming. Peter Heath is the man tasked with investigating these unsettling acoustic events. Will he find his answer, or get lost in the mist? Radio drama written and read by James O'Neill, with sound design and music by Paul Freeman.
12:00am - 1:00am
The world's first and longest running alternative Black music radio show, hosted by Art Terry. The world's first and longest running alternative Black music radio show, hosted by Art Terry. Statues have been removed earlier this year due to them being deemed offensive. Tonight's Is Black Music is a response to these actions. The show's playlist includes Lupe Fiasco, David Ruffin and Damon Lock's Black Monuments Ensemble. First broadcast 17 June 2020. For more information visit isblackmusic.com.