Sunday 5th February
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12:00am - 1:00am
Grime for the Unconverted
[Repeated from Thursday 11pm.] Presented and mixed by DJ BPM, showcasing Grime classics, unreleased promos and new releases. Tonight: featuring tracks by Rage, Dust, 1Slowen, IDP beatz, Dubstance, JT The Goon, Manga St Hilare, Black Ops, Deanoh and kicking off the show with a fresh dub from Solsa. Listen to archive shows on Mixcloud. Twitter: @feraldubs.
1:00am - 2:30am
Adventures in Sound and Music
[Repeated from Thursday 9pm.] New music with The Wire magazine. Visit thewire.co.uk for more information.
2:30am - 3:30am
[Repeated from Wednesday 11pm.] Robin The Fog presents a series of late-night, deep listening soundtracks for our current era of isolation. This week: we give up the entire show to a reworked version of the remarkable '666 Hertz For 666 Minutes' by Kacper Ziemianin. Originally recorded in the first week of 2022 at the WORM Studio in Rotterdam, tonight's show attempts to create a condensed version of the full eleven hour work by squeezing the whole minimalist masterpiece into sixty maximalist minutes. The full work can be heard on the Kaziem82 Youtube channel. As the maestro himself puts it: 'Are your chakras too wide open? Then this meditation music will surely close them and ground you like no other, it might even bring you straight to hell. I'm surprised this hasn't been done before.' Further details at: robinthefog.com.
3:30am - 4:30am
Sleeping Dogs Lie
Ambient music selected by Miguel Santos to help night owls relax. For more information visit Sleeping Dogs Lie on Facebook, Mixcloud and WhitelabelRecs Bandcamp. [Repeats Monday 1am.]
4:30am - 5:00am
[Repeated from Wednesday 9pm.] A weekly show dedicated to the phenomenon that is K-pop! Korean presenter Keissi takes you on a journey through Korean pop music from the 1990s to the present day. For more information visit K-Pop Journey on Facebook. For archive shows visit keissi.com/radioarchive.
5:00am - 6:00am
Make Your Own Damn Music
[Repeated from Tuesday 9pm.] Artworld shenanigans with Bob and Roberta Smith OBE. This week: George Lionel Barker joins Jessica Voorsanger to play Bob and Roberta Smith’s children songs. The session is mixed in with audio from Bob's studio Thanet Transmission and the music of Can.
6:00am - 7:00am
[Repeated from Sunday 3pm.] Crucial Peruvian music selections from Mamá Calor's vinyl collection spanning Festejo, Marinera, Música Criolla and Icaros.
7:00am - 8:00am
[Repeated from Saturday at 3.30pm.] Composer Benjamin Tassie dives into the worlds of contemporary Baroque and Renaissance musicians and their obscure instruments. For more information visit benjamintassie.com.
8:00am - 9:00am
[Repeated from Noon Wednesday.] Music from the catalogues of Far Side Music, the world's primary source for East Asian sounds, presented by Paul Fisher. This week: a tribute to Makoto Ayukawa, guitarist and founder of Sheena & The Rokkets who died on 28th January. One of Japan’s greatest rock bands, he formed the group in 1978 with his wife Etsuko, who adopted the name Sheena. They opened for Elvis Costello in Japan in 1978, performed alongside The Ramones, were produced by and had songs written by Haruomi Hosono and Yukihiro Takahashi of YMO. In addition he also played guitar with Yellow Magic Orchestra on their album Solid State Survivor. Another Japanese musical great. Visit farsidemusic.com for more information.
9:00am - 10:00am
The Curtain Up Show
[Repeated from Friday 4pm.] Tim McArthur, Nathan Matthews and guests discuss London's vibrant theatre scene. Visit thecurtainupshow.com for more information. In association with TodayTix.
10:00am - 11:00am
Listening Across Disciplines
[Repeated from Friday 1pm.] A series examining Auditory Practices across Arts, Science and Technology, through conversations, lab and field demonstrations and environmental sounds. Each episode creates its own listening journey and entangles different voices and approaches with the spaces in which listening takes place. Visit www.listeningacrossdisciplines.net for full information. Twitter: @listenacross. Facebook group: /ListeningAcrossDisciplines.
11:00am - 12:00pm
[Repeated from Wednesday 5.30pm.] The art of the contemporary graphic novel and strip cartoon, with Alex Fitch. This month: Youth and Wellbeing. Former Comics Laureate Hannah Berry chats to renowned cartoonist Alison Bechel about her latest book, The Secret to Superhuman Strength, as well as her classics, Dykes to Watch Out For and Fun Home, in a Q and A recorded at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Also, Alex talks to artists Jaime Huxtable and Zara Slattery about their titles for younger readers including G Bear and Jammo, and Don’t Call Me a Tomboy respectively, in a panel discussion recorded at Graphic Brighton. Visit panelborders.wordpress.com for more information.
12:00pm - 1:30pm
The Ambrosia Rasputin Show
Freewheeling music series with Ivor Kallin. This week's Ambrosia Rasputin Show is devoted entirely to an interview with Bruce Lindsay, as his book on Ivor Cutler: A Life Outside the Sitting Room is published, fitting in nicely with what would’ve been Mr Cutler’s 100th year, if he hadn’t gone and died a while ago. [Repeats Friday 1am.]
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Arty Facts with Master J is a show about working in the arts. Today: Master J is joined by musical theatre performer Karen Holmes. They look back to the gruelling tour they completed in December. Topics include: the cast member who got fired, the awful rehearsals, the tears, what it was like having the audience choose who played which parts, what it was like acting in a musical with each other, and whether they would do it again. Expect anecdotes about things going wrong, and a fair bit of whinging about having to put up the set each night themselves. For more information visit Master J on Facebook. [Repeats Thursday 3.30am.]
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Calling All Pensioners
[Repeated from Monday 1pm.] Magazine programme with Tim Hamilton, addressing issues which affect pensioners across London. This week: the National Pensioners Convention (NPC) reports on its End Winter Deaths Scandal protest against the huge numbers struggling and even dying from the cold, and shares its protest letter to PM, Rishi Sunak. Also, news that the energy regulator, OFGEM, is now investigating the energy companies who have forcibly put people on prepayment meters over recent months. Age UK Campaigns' manager, Eorann Lean, calls for the Government to provide a discounted energy deal for older people struggling with bills. Produced by Deptford Action Group for the Elderly.
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Crucial Peruvian music selections from Mamá Calor's vinyl collection spanning Festejo, Marinera, Música Criolla and Icaros. [Repeated Thursday 2.30am.]
4:00pm - 5:00pm
[Repeated from Thursday 6.30pm.] Debbie Golt FRSA takes African music and wider arts and culture as her starting point. This week: the environment, self awareness and love carry the swing with 'La flor y le Picaflor', Showers Jallow, Arroyo, João Selva, Indra, Queen Salma x Mariah Ngoma, Esbe and Refree in the mix. Visit outerglobe.co.uk for more information. Tweet to @outerglobe.
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Around The World With The Lallas
[Repeated from Tuesday 1.30pm.] Laura Pradelska and Lara Fraser share their international cultural interests, stemming from their respective careers as actor and producer as well as their joint DJ career as The Lallas. Today: The Lallas chat about "The Power of Words" - what this topic means to them, from personal experiences to research and everything in between. They also welcome special guest, Brittany Gilman, CEO and Founder of BG Sports Enterprises Inc who has over 20 years of experience in the professional sports world.
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Sitting With Gianluca
Interviews and informed portraits of contemporary American musicians with our stateside correspondent Gianluca Tramontana. This week: Gianluca pays his annual tribute to Johnny Guitar Watson by repeating an illuminating conversation with New Orleans piano player and bandleader Jon Cleary who carries the funky gumbo-ya-ya piano stylings that the Crescent City is known for. Gianluca and Jon celebrate what would have been funkmeister and musical chameleon Johnny "Guitar" Watson’s 86th birthday with some cuts and conversation about what made Watson such a singular talent. First broadcast 7 February 2021. [Repeats Thursday 7am.]
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Cultural sonic detours with artist Simon Tyszko. This week: Simon suggests 'We all find time for Tambe Mbuto' with a reworking of an early and suitably battered mono cassette recording, of a long lost and probably never heard reading, by the mostly starving Chelsea poet (feels familiar) Tambe Mbuto, and all wrapped up in a programme of music tagged experimental. Electrifying radio! Visit theculture.net/ for more information. [Repeats Thursday 5am.]
8:00pm - 9:00pm
Ukrainian composer Andrey Kiritchenko explores ambient, experimental, independent music. For more information and tracklist visit fb.com/akiritchenko. [Repeats Wednesday 4am.]
9:00pm - 10:00pm
The Organ presents The Other Rock Show
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: featuring music from Nnamdi Ogbonnaya, Macula Dog, Taupe, Cardiacs, Mike Keneally, Rien Faire, Eyeless Owl, and introducing Why Patterns. Follow the playlist on Twitter @OtherRockShow. Visit otherrockshow.wordpress.com for more information. [Repeats Thursday 8am.]
10:00pm - 10:30pm
Hellworld Half Hour
Andy Tuersley curates a sound collage of online panoptic hypnagogia.
10:30pm - 11:00pm
A six-part sitcom following the adventures of three hapless astronauts and their plucky robot side-kick as they try to explore worlds outside our solar system. Episode 4: Agath finds herself amongst some unexpected collaborators. Written and directed by Giles Bunch and Richard Grange. Produced with the support of an Arts Council England Project Grant. Visit instagram.com/the_printernet/. 4/6. [Repeats Wednesday 2.30am.]
11:00pm - 12:00am
Field recording, phonography, and the art of sound-hunting, presented by Patrick Tubin McGinley. This week's edition has been produced in Mexico by Yair López. For more of his work see http://yairlopez.info. Visit frameworkradio.net for more information. [Repeats Wednesday 5am.]
12:00am - 1:00am
The Rob Simone Talk Show
[Repeated from Wednesday 9am.] Interviews with a wide range of alternative thinkers by the Los Angeles-based investigator of anomalous phenomena. This week: Hollywood writer/director Frank Cappello, "Constantine" (2005) with Keanu Reeves, discusses the intricacies of show business and movie making, including the backstage dealings that often accompany the film process. Visit robsimone.com for more information.