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. This episode features music by Neon Nativez & Irv Wauneka, Rezcoast Grizz, Jade Turner, Tufawon, Lila Downs, Knuu + DJ Wicked, Larry K, Angel Baribeau, Peacemaker, Brianna Lea Pruett, Shauna Seeteenak & Aasiva, AnTro & DJ Besso ft Kansas Begaye, Xandrah & J.F.P. & Illustrated, and William Parker & Leena Conquest. 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 Jamie Wyatt, Arlo McKinley and Krista Shows, plus classics from Elvis Presley and Bruce Springsteen 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 continue their discussion of memories, anecdotes, and funny stories from their years working professionally in the West End. Topics include: awful secret confessions, setting fire to a rehearsal studio, what happened when the 'Martin Guerre' lighting rig fell onto the lead actor, audience members openly filming the show with their camera phones, and the time Karen’s parents came to see her perform and were put up in a brothel. 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: Ian Boddy – composer, sound designer, DiN ambient music label owner and analogue synth aficionado. 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 look at the work of French saxophonist Barney Wilen with movie soundtracks in the late 50s and 60s.
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 Perhaps Contraption, National Health, MoeTar, Tim Smith's Oceanland World, Anta and Antoni Maiovvi, Sanguine Hum, Peter Hammill and Isuldur's Bane, Darling Freakhead, Pasteur, Crime in Choir, and Tryon. 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. This week's guests: Andrew McCaffery (Fidelity International); Effie Datson (Barclays Private Bank).
10:00am - 11:00am
[Repeated from Wednesday 8pm.] A monthly show about literature in translation, presented by Silvia Rothlisberger. Featuring writers and translators from around the world discussing contemporary translated books. Today: Silvia talks to writer and translator Jessica Sequeira about her translations of poetry and prose by Latin American authors and her latest book, A Luminous History of the Palm. Visit literarysouth.org for more information.
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ghostwriter and critic Ben Thompson presents a DFS Algonquin Table for the post-thought era. This week's show celebrates the legacy of Chick Corea with an imaginary session by the keyboard fusion maestro - and he's only brought Miles Davis with him! 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: What can, should, or must the African Union do to fulfil its mandate – to realise the wishes of African people to enjoy healthy happy successful lifestyles? 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 focuses on British Music Hall with tracks by Billy Bennett, Cosmotheka and John Foreman. Plus a side visit to Ireland for a few Dublin Street Songs from Frank Harte. [Repeated Monday 12pm.]
3:00pm - 3:30pm
[Repeated from Tuesday 5pm.] A show celebrating the richness of children's books. This month: new presenters Sam Sedgman, Caroline Carpenter, Charlie Morris and Hannah Love share some of their favourite books from the last 20 years. Visit http://dtrhradio.com for more information. Tweet @dtrhradio. Instagram @dtrhradio.
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. 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. This week: to celebrate LGBTQI+ History Month, Jamille, Terry and Lucy talk to Hywel ap Dafydd. Hywel talks about his work with Act Up London, the Disabled Queer Tour of London and what drives him in his ongoing activism and campaigning. Song choices include Laura Muvla. 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: “Time lapse of the stream of consciousness.” Featuring Meng Yuan Fu, Zi Xiao Gong, Nima Khademlou and Mathias Arrignon. These four sound artists reveal hidden mysteries of sound by exploring the unconsciousness listening and the sands of time. Through a subtle collage of voices and musical compositions, the first half of this sonic journey questions the sense of the silence, the notion of space and the monarchical tradition throughout the ages. The last piece offers an enhanced listening of the deep time, where the sound seems to become tangible for the eyes. 3/3.
5:00pm - 5:30pm
[Repeated from Tuesday 11.30am.] A series created by Meet Me at the Albany members, artists and collaborators. This week: Meet Me members explore topics related to creativity. We hear about papier-mâché experiments alongside reflections on inspiration from painter Agnes Martin. Bird song accompanies human voices through the show - blackbirds in Deptford, parrots in Peru and a bird-of-paradise in West Papua. Fishermen sing while pulling in nets from the sea, and Nina Simone plays us into a storm on keys. Deptford Island Discs this week features members Ron and Pauline. First broadcast 26 January 2021. 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.
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: Unkempt pamphlets are best read standing. A tragic mission is premised on a bad Greek camel. But then everything does turn into soup. Show archive at soundcloud.com/into-the-moss. Contact email@example.com. [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 interviews Haitian musician - singer/guitarist/composer - Moonlight Benjamin, touching on ancestors’ crucial role, self-evolution and what makes her voice so powerful, before her virtual concert for Africa Oye. 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: we tell the story of Bob Skyles and his Sky Rockets, a rambunctiously swinging group of multi-instrumentalists who, in 1930s Texas, used everything from clarinets to ocarinas to create their own idiosyncratic versions of popular jazz standards. [Repeated Friday 2pm.]
8:00pm - 9:00pm
Three new - and unrelated - works. First, "Smith in Palestine" (c. 22 minutes), a radiophonic ethnodrama by Paul Antick and Jo Hutton: "Smith goes to Palestine. Tries not to upset people. Does it anyway." Then, "We Wunt Be Druv" (c. 17 minutes) by Lewie Reed: "The piece is about my connection to the Sussex landscape where I have lived my entire life, and blends interviews with local mythology and legends. I started the project with the intention of finding out about the place I live but ended up delving into my family's past and creating a piece about loss and reinvention." Finally, "Four Assignments" (c. 12 minutes) by Sound and Music New Voices composer Max Syedtollan. It's a text-based piece poised between documentary and fiction, which explores how legacies of imperialism persist within retellings of history. It was recorded with Plus Minus Ensemble in late 2020. [Repeated Friday 10am.]
9:00pm - 10:30pm
New music with The Wire magazine. This week Shane Woolman hosts an exclusive guest mix by Carl Stone, as well as releases from Sola, U-Roy, Gabber Modus Operandi, Fatou Seidi Ghali, Francesca Ter-Berg, bleed Air and more. Visit thewire.co.uk for more information. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. [Repeated Sunday 1am.]
10:30pm - 11:00pm
New music monthly from the SHAPE platform. This month: Simina Oprescu is a composer, video and mixed-media artist based in Bucharest. She focuses on several concepts, starting with the analysis of how the fixed image and the moving image are mutually reinforcing, being interested in how the depth of the background can be used as a tool for remodelling our perception of the environment and the movement; to the use of sound as a way of expression, with or without an image as a constitutional environment. For our SHAPE platform show, she's engaged in a talk about games, playfulness and outside-of-box thinking of flausserian senses of music. SHAPE is supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.
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.