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.
1:00am - 1:30am
Eight part seasonal series of shudder-inducing horror stories, produced by Johnny Mugwump. More at 12.30am 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 Thursday 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 Monday 8pm.] Host James Hodder explores how to write a song. Today: One Long Song. 5/5.
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. (3/5.)
6:00am - 8:00am
[Repeated from Wednesday 5.30pm.] Educating Comics. In a two-hour Panel Borders Winter Special, comics creators discuss using the medium as an educational resource. Comics academic Elle Whitcroft introduces Ottilie Hansworth and her students Charlotte Semlyen, Tania Suryabandara, Judith Biddlestone and Nick Cannan regarding their creation of a strip anthology about The Theatre Royal, Brighton. Also, Alex Fitch talks to graphic novelist Brick about his book The Curious Case of Leonardo's Bicycle, which looks at unreliable Da Vinci research in the 20th century, and to Comics Laureate Hannah Berry about her activities in the role. Visit panelborders.wordpress.com for more information.
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 12. Radicals and Romantics – at the sites of vegetarian communities in England and the USA, we discover how various groups cohered into a vegetarian movement. 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: Earth. This episode takes Earth as its grounding as we journey through the work of Raven Chacon, a composer, performer and installation artist from Fort Defiance of the Navajo Nation. Chacon fills this sonic stage with topics of native land, heritage, changing landscapes and the act of simply listening.Visit www.artofchangeradio.org.
9:00am - 10:00am
Global environmental news with Alex Smith. This week: Climate Science Dismissed! Dr. Ben Santer, one of America’s leading climate scientists, defunded by Trump. The science of proving climate change and the powers of denial. Then historian Merle Eisenberg finds the two plagues before this one did not radically re-shape society. We talk pandemic myths and popular reactions to mass illness. Visit ecoshock.org/ for more information. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. [Repeated Monday 6am.]
10:00am - 10:15am
Drama written by Hannah Caplan, starring Rebekah Murrell as Melanie and Matthew Grainger as Fraiser. Directed and produced by Douglas Clarke-Wood.
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 818: What do invisible sounds fancy? by Philippe Petit (Radio Panik). "One morning when I woke up I heard a sound that I could not recognize, consequently I wondered about its origin, its existence and its possible correspondences. Our perception of a sound or a music is not the same if we can locate its source, see how it is produced, by what, by whom and therefore I wanted to compose a soundtrack retracing the imaginary of what the sounds we do not hear would do if meeting those which are invisible to us. How do we perceive the sounds we don't see and how do we see the sounds we don't hear? A play of frequencies, timbres or tessitura, prompting the listener to wonder how the sound-object was sculpted... The mystery remains whole and of little importance in our journey." Philippe Petit, November 2020. Recorded on a BUCHLA 200 system. 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 music journalist Mark Ellen is Jack's cycling companion.
12:00pm - 3:00pm
A selection of extraordinary expressionist works by the Resonance Radio Orchestra, comprising the long, three-part Heart Like A Duck (featuring Tom Graham); the vey short Buddy Holly's Suitcase (featuring Glenn Pederson); Score For Open Heart Surgery On Charlie Watts (featuring Tam Dean Burn); and Larry Shipping in der Abtei und Saaleaue bei Planena, 1. Teil (featuring Marie Anne Fliegel and in German). Formally complex, aesthetically innovative, allusive, digressive, dense and surprising - all one way or another attempting the impossible in live radiophonic performance.
3:00pm - 4:00pm
First broadcast 19 November 2020. Galvanize Ensemble presents Metalization of a Dream. Kate Halsall and Phil Maguire of Galvanize Ensemble present a playlist of new music influences from their group and discuss the making of Metalization of a Dream, during lockdown. In conversation with the composer Duncan MacLeod, pianist John Snidjers, artist Claire Orme, Richard Greenan of Kit Records. Music by: Galvanize Ensemble, Apartment House, Duncan MacLeod, Liam Byrne, Anne le Berge, Gertrude Stein, John Cage, Terry Johns, Ravel, Auclair. The full playlist is available on Mixcloud.
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. (5/5.)
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 Saturday 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: 2/3: Writing Rooms. Samuel Loynes’ sound-poem composition blends deep organ music with church-scale reverb that underpins intimate prophetic vocals. This reverberant space transposes into Marco Tarantino’s work of generative music produced in response to Brian Eno’s meditations upon this form of composition. Subsequently the listener comes to reside in the living room of Yinan Ji whereby sounds of his writing, smoking and contemplation create a kind of amplified ‘battle ground’ of ambient sounds. The work ends on drug-spiked techno within a predatory arena by composer and sound designer Yuu Ki. Featuring Yinan Ji, Sam Loynes, Marco Tarantino, and Yuu ki Xi Fang. Episode 3 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. Today, from 19 December 2014, live in the studio is vibes virtuoso Martin Pyne. Martin is a percussionist, jazz musician and composer. He talks about his band, Busnoys; his record company, Tall Guy Records; and the various literary sources that inspire him to write his music.
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 11 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 - 8:20pm
First broadcast 21 and 22 October 2020. STUDIOAUDIO: twelve audio artworks commissioned by AICA UK (International Association of Art Critics UK) in partnership with PEER, London, that explore artists’ relationship to the studio as a place of solitude and creativity - and the new realities they are currently navigating. Tonight, programme 1 of 2, introduced by AICA UK's George Vasey, comprises Hardeep Pandhal & Joe Howe: Specialist Safe Space; Sally O’Reilly: The Open Arms; Toby Christian with Good Gear: Repeller; Andy Holden and The Grubby Mitts: O.S; Maria Zahle with Blue Lake: I started dyeing my own yarn; Phyllida Barlow: Night Trains; Biggs and Collings with Ian Macmillan: Many Colours; Marion Coutts: Galaxies and other objects; Jadé Fadojutimi: Imagination; Hamish Fulton: A Walking Artist; Fabian Peake: Notes for a Poem - Lakes and Islands; and Merlin James: 42 Carlton Place. STUDIOAUDIO is a partnership project curated by AICA-UK and PEER. Supported by Art Fund.
8:20pm - 9:30pm
An archival gem: Adam Bohman's Talking Tape, first broadcast September 2012.
9:30pm - 10:30pm
[Repeated from Wednesday 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 #3 looks at the teapot. We explore the teapot's surprisingly versatile uses, its place in British society, and delve into poems and films which feature them. Follow us on Mixcloud or email email@example.com.
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: Alicia In The City Of Night. A radio play written by Noel Macken. Alicia In The City Of Night is a piece of tragi-comedy, time-travelling surrealism that is situated somewhere between a very estranged Alice In Wonderland and Dante’s Inferno. Dedicated to the history, characters, authors and rivers of Londinium. Performed by Noel Grassy Macken, edited by Mark Rathmell, music, ambient sounds and produced by Giles Hearn.
11:30pm - 12:30am
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. [Repeated Thursday 6am.]