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). Visit facebook.com/turtleislandradio and https://tunesfromturtleisland.eu/ for more information. [Repeats Saturday 12.30am.]
2:30am - 3:30am
[Repeated from Saturday 9.30pm.] Diary of a Squat by Jean Delarue (1989). An audiobook read by Dorothy Spencer and Carl Cattermole. Today: authoritarians wrestle for control but the squatters choose “freedom and equality rather than three cooked meals and a TV”. 2/5. For free download, photos and more information visit prisonism.co.uk/#diary.
5:00am - 6:00am
[Repeated from Sunday 7pm.] Cultural sonic detours with artist Simon Tyszko. This week: Isotopica treats with sine waves, echoes, and frequencies in an experimental interspecies composition designed for both human and other ears. Invite your favourite cats, dogs and other creatures and let us know what they say via our website theculture.net/.
6:00am - 7:00am
[Repeated from Friday 11.30pm.] Modulisme (which translates as Modularism) is a series devoted to out of leftfield modular synthesis. This week: Canadian Electronic Ensemble (CEE). Founded in Toronto in 1971 to promote the live performance of electronic music and composition of new repertoire, CEE is the oldest continuous live-electronic group in the world. Using analogue instruments, laptop computers, standard instruments, found sound, field recordings, and in fact anything electronic, CEE remains at the forefront of live electronic music today. For more information visit modulisme.info/sessions.
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 episode features music from Lozenge, Android Trio, Gentle Giant, Franz Yusef, Wippy Bonstack, and Accordo Dei Contrari. 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: Madadh MacLaine (ZESTA); Robert Gardner (St. James’s Place Wealth). Music from System 7, Gong and Shankara Andy Bole.
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ghostwriter and critic Ben Thompson presents a DFS Algonquin Table for the post-thought era. This week’s archive show is a mind-melting Richard Dawson live session from the 'The Vile Stuff' era, with additional music from Thelonious Monk and Lal Waterson among others. For further information visit @btfoshizzle on Twitter and find playlists at Ben Thompson's Facebook page. [RepeatsTuesday 7am.]
1:00pm - 2:00pm
A magazine show covering African development issues hosted by Sonny Decker. This week: Ethiopia's ongoing conflict is a "battle for the soul of the country", to preserve it as one country with one people and not about ethnic identity differences, quarrels over boundaries and access to land. See mixcloud.com/talkingafrica for more Talking Africa shows. [Repeats 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. This week: Kevin plays tracks where all the performers have surnames from the top four most common names in English. Smith, Jones, Brown or Taylor. [Repeats Monday 12pm.]
3:00pm - 3:30pm
[Repeated from Tuesday 5pm.] "Voicing the Archive": during the pandemic Hannah Kemp-Welch was in-residence at the Women’s Art Library, based at Goldsmiths, University of London. Reaching out to community groups in New Cross, Hannah photocopied and collated packs of ephemera from artists' projects documented in the library and posted these to local residents. Seven women selected an artist from the archive and responded to their work, recording personal reflections as they looked through materials. This audio essay considers access to archives, and how voices can bring the Women’s Art Library to life.
3:30pm - 3:50pm
[Repeated from Tuesday 7.30pm.] A poet’s inquiry into climate change presented by Linda France. This week: Episode 9 - Consciousness. We’re guided in reflections on the element of consciousness by Buddhist monk Ajahn Sucitto, and also hear from poet Jorie Graham in the US and Professor Deborah McGregor in Canada. With poetry from Ajahn Sucitto and Linda. Music by Joshua Green. Produced by Sonderbug, with New Writing North and Newcastle University and funded by the Audio Content Fund and Arts Council England. 9/10.
3:50pm - 4:00pm
[Repeated from Tuesday 7.50pm.] Episode eight of an eight part series recorded as part of the research project by Arup, ‘Racial Equity & the City: Experiences of people of colour in London’, looking at the relationship between the built environment and racial equity through the eyes of community members. Each episode is taken from a radio discussion between community members in Newham and Thamesmead, focusing on lived experiences and what action can be taken towards anti-racist city-making. This was made possible by Arup, Decosm and Social Broadcasts. The findings and insights from this research will be shared in a report on arup.com in October.
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: Hassan Khan is joined by Mariam Tartusy, a young visually impaired woman who survived a revolution in Syria, for part 2 of their conversation. Mariam tells us about her singing career and about how she travels the world to attend international conferences. As an activist she promotes peace, democracy and talks openly about bullying and racism. Plus, Hassan plays some of his favourite Christmas songs, "As a Muslim guy from the BAME community, I love the Christmas period in London.” Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter @smashingdasl. [Repeats Monday 2pm.]
5:00pm - 5:30pm
[Repeated from Tuesday 11.30am.] A series created by Meet Me at the Albany members, artists and collaborators. This week: we continue to explore things that help us stay connected during these darker months; we hear about light installations and light celebrations. We connect with Iceland where the days are even shorter, when Ron and Rosaline chat with artist Atli Bollason about his interactive piece Harpa Light Organ. Meet Me member Pauline interviews Katie Cassels from the Maritime Museum about their recent Diwali celebrations and the importance of connecting communities with cultural spaces. And, we hear about the launch of Lewisham Borough of Culture. Presented by Ron Savill and Rosaline Muirhead. Produced by Sarah Philips and Robin Warren. A co-production by the Albany and Entelechy Arts.
5:30pm - 6:00pm
Promos and new releases spun and sometimes speared by Johnny Seven. This week: It's all a bit of a jumble sale, full of odds and ends. Featuring Legless Trials, Pensioner, Pinch Points, Salem Trials, Prequel Tapes, Autumns, and Terry. Terry? Left June at home I suppose. Email email@example.com. Visit Pull The Plug on Facebook. [Repeats Saturday 11am.]
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Debbie Golt takes African music and wider arts and culture as her starting point. This week: Debbie interviews Misty River main woman singer/songwriter/string player, Carmen Phelan in depth. Misty River look forward to exciting tours here and in Canada and getting to play Americana-styled debut album, Promises, out at last. Visit outerglobe.co.uk for more information. Tweet to @outerglobe. [Repeats Sunday 4pm.]
7:30pm - 8:00pm
A Baedeker tour of international musical curiosities from the 78rpm era with Oliver Carter-Wakefield. This week: an American bandleader in Buenos Aires, the Mayfair nightclub beloved by glitterati and gangsters alike, the shyest bandleader of the swing era and a pianist born in 1887 who saw jazz evolve in real time. Featuring music by Franke Weir, the Hawaiian Serenades, Fletcher Henderson and Chick Webb. [Repeats Friday 2pm.]
8:00pm - 9:00pm
By way of modest tribute to Alvin Lucier, who died recently, a performance of the composer recorded live in concert at the LMC Annual Festival of Experimental Music in May 1995, produced by Ed Baxter and Phil England. Followed by a recording of a performance on 14 May 2021 by Limpe Fuchs and Hartmut Geerken, by way of modest tribute to the latter, who also died recently. This was their first ever collaboration, realised by Sarah Washington and Knut Aufermann for Radio Art Zone at the Lake Starnberg artist residency Villa Waldberta in Bavaria. [Repeated Friday 10am.]
11:00pm - 12:00am
Presented and mixed by DJ BPM, showcasing Grime classics, unreleased promos and new releases. This week: DJ BPM showcases a track from the forthcoming album, Non-Binary Beats by GroundHummm on her label Feral Dubs, and new releases from Big E.D, Dullah Beats, Earthspin Recordings, fresh dubs from Spooky Bizzle, Fench, Spectro and grime classics from DJ Eastwood, Mr Virgo and Dexplicit. Listen to archive shows on Mixcloud. Twitter: @djbpm. [Repeats 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 concert series in London.