12:00am - 1:00am
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 (aka DJ Droid), who first came across it when researching the Standing Rock protests of 2016/17. This episode features music by Brenda MacIntyre + Errol Starr Francis + Nenokaasi, Berk Jodoin, The Martin Sisters, Thunderbirds Raised Her with Tony Moss, Joanne Shenandoa h & Lawrence Laughing, John McLeod, Mohiks Eagle's Fire Ft. Thana Redhawk, iskwe, Grant-Lee Phillips, Dalannah Gail Bowen, Angel Haze, Artson & Quese IMC, and Wolf Saga. Visit facebook.com/turtleislandradio for more information. [Repeated Saturday 12.30am.]
2:30am - 3:30am
[Repeated from Sunday 8pm.] Ross Forrest walks us through the shadier side of roots, country and Americana. This week: brand new music from Margo Price, Waylon Payne and Colter Wall, plus classics from Kris Kristofferson and Marty Robbins to help keep us on the straight and narrow. Contact the show at email@example.com.
3:30am - 4:00am
[Repeated from Sunday 1.30pm.] Arty Facts with Master J is a show about working in the arts. Today: Master J is joined by West End musical theatre performer Karen Holmes. They discuss memories, anecdotes, and funny stories from their years working professionally in the West End. Topics include: swimsuit auditions, dancing auditions and being judged on your body, commercial auditions in general being humiliating, the luvvie mentality in a post #metoo world, playing pranks on stage, and performing for special needs audiences. Plus Karen selects a favourite song from the 60+ she recorded for this show last year. For more information visit Master J on Facebook.
4:00am - 5:00am
[Repeated from Sunday 4pm.] Taking Tom Waits' description to heart - “Dylan is a planet to be explored” - Laura Tenschert presents a series dedicated to the planet that is Bob Dylan and his musical and cultural orbit. For more information visit www.definitelydylan.com.
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. This week: Swiss-based noise-composer Francisco Meirino works with (Eurorack) modular synthesizer, computer, reel-to-reel tape recorders, magnetic field detectors, piezo transducers, field recorders, and various home-made electronics. For more information visit modulisme.info/sessions.
7:00am - 7:30am
[Repeated from Wednesday 7.30pm.] Eleonore Desnos explores French audio oddities and delights "a la carte". This week: a tribute to French musician Ghédalia Tazartès who died on 9 February 2021.
7:30am - 8:00am
[Repeated from Tuesday 7.30pm.] Will Hall presents 30 minutes of forgotten, underrated and underappreciated pop and folk music from across the world. International scenes are at home alongside outsider musics, demos and covers, film and game soundtracks, and long-lost rarities in this decentred selection. Follow @digthattreasure on Instagram.
8:00am - 9:00am
[Repeated from Sunday 9pm.] Marina Organ presents an hour of music that uses unconventional structures and 'other' time signatures – gathered from the worldwide undergrounds of math rock, avant prog, weird electronica and strange pop. This week: music from Gentle Giant, Thinking Plague, Tera Melos, Perhaps Contraption, Bathing Resorts, Hella, Kansas, Ruins, Ottone Pesante, and the Sea Nymphs. Follow the playlist on Twitter @OtherRockShow. Visit otherrockshow.wordpress.com for more information.
9:00am - 10:00am
[Repeated from Monday 9pm.] Dr. Stu and his expert guests dance around alternative investments, markets, the economy and wider world with psychedelic sounds and sometimes poetry.Guests: Marc Ostwald (ADM), Nick Roe (RXAM).
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ghostwriter and critic Ben Thompson presents a DFS Algonquin Table for the post-thought era. This week's archive presentation is a 2009 interview with the writer and punk sage Jon Savage, discussing four of his compilation albums and playing music from The James Gang to Sylvester. For further information visit @btfoshizzle on Twitter and find playlists at Ben Thompson's Facebook page. [Repeated Tuesday 7am.]
1:00pm - 2:00pm
A magazine show covering African development issues hosted by Sonny Decker. This week: Norway's idea for natural forests management in Central Africa States premised on industrial logging adjacent to forests biodiversity preservation is designed to preserve Western industrial plants and not to protect against natural forest degradation. It is a non-starter. See mixcloud.com/talkingafrica for more Talking Africa shows. [Repeated Tuesday 9am.]
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Reg Hall and Kevin Sheils (on alternate weeks) present an informed and judicious selection of recordings of traditional musics from Britain, Ireland and occasionally further afield. Today: Kevin introduces one of Reg Hall's programmes from his archive, first broadcast in June 2005. [Repeated Monday 12pm.]
3:00pm - 3:30pm
[Repeated from Tuesday 5pm.] Chiara Ambrosio conducts monthly conversations about how marginalised and underrepresented artists and the city interact and shape each other and how the socio-political shifts in London affect art. Joining Chiara on the raft today is writer and broadcaster Richard Power Sayeed, for a conversation about the power of storytelling, the search for the wild, empathy and action. For more information visit raftalondonstory.com.
3:30pm - 4:00pm
[Repeats from Monday 2pm.] A series which examines the known and lesser-known landmarks of twentieth century architecture across our European continent. In the first of six programmes journalist John Escolme meets current and former residents of a unique live-work block of artists studios, the Atelierwoningen Zomerdijkstraat, built in 1932. Sem Hillenius, son of Dutch modernist painter Jaap Hillenius, shows us round the building. A Monitor Production in Sound. To hear the programme again, or to listen to the first two series of Encounter, go to monitorproductioninsound.eu/.
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Abs Tripp from DASL (Disability Advice Service Lambeth) discusses how music fires people up to jump higher, ride further and shout louder. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. [Repeated Monday 2pm.]
4:30pm - 5:00pm
[Repeated from Tuesday 10pm.] Three radio programmes developed as part of a London College of Communication, UAL, MA Sound Arts workshop in which the participants engaged in the role of written art criticism within discourse and its presence in a sound work. This week: “Sound in Covid Times - The power of sound and its new associations” by Eman Abdellatif, Junchang Zhang, Louise Le Du, Samuel Anga and Yushu Ma. "In the lonely days of Covid, when everyone has been locked down and travel prohibited, sound persists to stay free. It seeps out and permeates everywhere, performing sonic contagions, transgressing limits. This programme opens a window to the limitless potentials and powers of sound, and introduces new visions, and new associations of sound in the world of art, architecture and technology. It articulates the role sound might play in these difficult times... every day." 2/3.
5:00pm - 5:30pm
[Repeated from Tuesday 11.30am.] A series created by Meet Me at the Albany members, artists and collaborators. Today: Happy lunar new year from the Meet Me team. We celebrate with a dragon dance from Chinatown in The Hague and traditional Zhuang song. Meet Me members talk about film, remembering trips to the cinema and courting in the back row seats. Hosts Ron and Ros are joined by a volunteer from Deptford Cinema, and we hear sounds of projectors, trailers and the classic MGM lion. Presented by Ron Savill and Rosaline Muirhead. Produced by Hannah Kemp-Welch and Grant Smith. A co-production by the Albany and Entelechy Arts with Soundcamp.
5:30pm - 6:00pm
Promos and new releases spun and sometimes speared by Johnny Seven. This week: some chilly and frankly depressing electronic excursions into the abyss of lockdown and bad weather. Forget Dark Wave, Synth Wave, Cold Wave, Minimal Wave... is there such a thing as Damp Wave? Well, it's that. Email email@example.com. [Repeated Saturday 11am.]
6:15pm - 6:30pm
A sunken raft of weeds woven into a verdant morass of sound, song and story by the whinnying horses of the Ear Pocket hotel. This week: weep in the wake of a Cornish steamboat; weep for a lesson well learned; weep for matched socks in a silver Mondeo; weep for a love lost to lust; and weep once more for weeping's sake. Show archive at soundcloud.com/into-the-moss. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. [Repeated Saturday 11.45am.]
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Debbie Golt takes African music and wider arts and culture as her starting point. This week: Debbie marks Gambian Independence Day with new music out of Conscious Vybz Studio, Brikama and Coventry's award winning Pa Salieu; South Africans Afrika Mamas and Londoner Phil Dawson also feature with new albums. Visit outerglobe.co.uk for more information. Tweet to @outerglobe. [Repeated Monday 4am.]
7:30pm - 8:00pm
A Baedeker tour of international musical curiosities from the 78rpm era with Oliver Carter-Wakefield. This week: cumbia, klezmer an entrepreneurial bagpiper and plenty of hot jazz and swing from Stuff Smith, Charlie Barnet and Husk O’Hare. [Repeated Friday 2pm.]
8:00pm - 9:00pm
A live presentation of four new 15 minute works for radio created by four groups of BA1 students at London College of Communication Sounds Arts and Design. Comprising: (a) "Tellurian voices: do you receive?" - a collection of sound artworks and instrumental soundtracks; (b) “Is this nostalgia?” portrays the idea of nostalgia and its profound ability to make us remember what makes each of us unique – from birth all the way to early adulthood and explore the concepts of growth and memory; (c) "JustCindy" - a dramatic reinterpretation of Guy Debord's Society of the Spectacle: JustCindy is a young woman interviewed by Daniel Carter, host of "Guess Who," a famous radio show, to whom she reveals the behind-the-scenes of her social life and her steps for success; and (d) "Untitled Google Document No.7: The Nameless and the Solitude of the 11th" - aggressive consumerism, raging electronics, surreal soundscapes all pointing towards one truth. An absurd state of mind, in a surreal framework of time. [Repeated Friday 10am.]
10:30pm - 11:00pm
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. Tonight: show 827: The Midnight Drive by Joe Cimino (Radio Papesse). “Breaking news: a severe snow storm is headed this way. There have been multiple closures on I 76 and if you’re headed that way please be safe...” There’s a snow storm headed your way. From the car speakers, the weather forecast calls for bad weather coming. The driver, whose name we do not know, is returning or heading to or from an undisclosed destination. A night show is aired, it might be a local radio she or he has just tuned in; its show host, while meditatively lingering around big topics like time, nature, human vs nature… acknowledges the driver directly – not to the metaphorical driver out there, the invisible listener – and points out different moments that happen outside of the vehicle for the driver to perceive. During this night drive, the weather begins to pick up and change into a snow storm. With it, strange and anonymous voices are heard in the backdrop, bringing back distant sounds and moments in time that don’t seem to add up. Visit radia.fm for more information. [Repeated Wednesday 3.30am.]
11:00pm - 12:00am
Presented and mixed by DJ BPM, showcasing Grime classics, unreleased promos and new releases. This week: a guest production mix from JT The Goon, founder member of Slew Dem, one of the pioneer Grime collectives in East London. Listen to archive shows on Mixcloud. Twitter: @djbpm. [Repeated Sunday 12am.]
12:00am - 1:00am
[Repeated from Wednesday 9.30pm.] The Earl of Killorglin and Andrew Scott-Bolton of Club Integral - London's long-running "home to the uncategorisable" - explore the music that informs its long running (but currently suspended) concert series in London.