Exposure

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Banchory - Ross Whyte, Barrett's Dottled Beauty, Fiona Soe Paing20170525

Verity Sharp hosts an experimental gig from the Barn Arts Centre in Banchory.

Verity Sharp presents Exposure Banchory. This month's showcase for local musicians working in experimental and alternative genres features sets by Ross Whyte, an electronic composer with an interest in field recordings and ambient soundscape; Barrett's Dottled Beauty, a semi-improvised psychedelic folk duo; and Fiona Soe Paing, vocalist and electronic music producer.
Recorded last week at the Barn Arts Centre, Banchory, Aberdeenshire.

Belfast: Una Monaghan, Katharine Philippa, Hard Rain Soloistensemble20170928

New music from Katharine Philippa, Una Monaghan, and Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble.

Verity Sharp hosts this month's Exposure in Belfast, at the Harty Room in Queen's University, showcasing new and experimental music in various genres, performed by artists based in the locality.
There will be sets by singer-songwriter Katharine Philippa, harpist and sound artist Una Monaghan, and the Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble playing new scores by local composers.
Úna Monaghan is a harper, composer, and sound artist whose recent work has combined traditional music with bronze sculpture, sound art and movement sensors.
Katharine Philippa is a singular and poetic voice as a singer-songwriter, accompanying herself on piano, and her songs are "full of sparse, graceful, elegantly pitched wonder." (Irish Times)
Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble is a virtuoso new music group with cutting-edge repertoire. They will play music by local composers Edward Zatriqi, David McCann and Greg Caffrey.

Verity Sharp hosts this month's Exposure in Belfast, at the Harty Room in Queen's University, showcasing new and experimental music in various genres, performed by artists based in the locality.
There will be sets by singer-songwriter Katharine Philippa, harpist and sound artist Una Monaghan, and the Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble playing new scores by local composers.
Úna Monaghan is a harper, composer, and sound artist whose recent work has combined traditional music with bronze sculpture, sound art and movement sensors.
Katharine Philippa is a singular and poetic voice as a singer-songwriter, accompanying herself on piano, and her songs are "full of sparse, graceful, elegantly pitched wonder." (Irish Times)
Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble is a virtuoso new music group with cutting-edge repertoire. They will play music by local composers Edward Zatriqi and Greg Caffrey.

Birmingham - Gonimoblast, Ore, Dorcha20170727

Verity Sharp visits Centrala in Birmingham, featuring Gonimoblast, ORE and Dorcha.

Verity Sharp visits Centrala in Birmingham for the latest event showcasing experimental music up and down the UK, with sets from Gonimoblast, the band of improvising bassist Chris Mapp in partnership tonight with electro-acoustic composer Annie Mahtani, and two artists associated with Birmingham's Supersonic Festival: composer and instrument builder Sam Underwood with his "drone doom tuba" project ORE, and alternative five-piece Dorcha, led by composer and songwriter Anna Palmer.

Black Spring, Lust Rollers, Miles Cooper Seaton20171026

Verity Sharp introduces the experimental music showcase from MK Gallery in Milton Keynes.

Recorded at MK Gallery last week, Verity Sharp hosts the latest event in this series showcasing experimental music up and down the UK, with sets from Milton Keynes three-piece Black Spring, Aylesbury-based improvising duo Lust Rollers, and American singer-songwriter Miles Cooper Seaton. Plus we hear from sound artist Caroline Devine, whose new installation City of Things, created in partnership with MK Gallery, explores the "voices, sounds and signals" of the town in its 50th anniversary year.

Bradford - Survival Skills, Death Shanties, Family Elan20170223

Verity Sharp hosts another gig showcasing experimental music up and down the UK, this time from Fuse Art Space Bradford, and including sets from guitarist and producer Chris Sharkey aka Survival Skills, free improv from saxophonist Sybren Renema and drummer Alex Neilson of the group Death Shanties, and psychedelic folk from Family Elan.

Bristol - Rhain, Tom Oc Wilson Band, Asda20161124

Verity Sharp hosts this month's gig plugging into the local alternative and underground music scenes around the UK. Tonight, Exposure Bristol comes from the Cube Cinema in Kingsdown, with performances from singer/songwriter Rhain, electronica duo Asda, and alt-rock band Tom OC Wilson Band.

Cardiff - Farm Hand, Deaf Pictures, Swansea Laptop Orchestra20170126

Verity Sharp hosts this month's gig plugging into the local experimental and underground music scenes around the UK. Tonight, Exposure Cardiff comes from the Chapter Arts Centre in the Canton area of Cardiff. Performances from three contrasting acts, including Farm Hand with psychedelic lo-fi songs, Deaf Pictures playing solo electric guitar pieces, and Swansea Laptop Orchestra bringing a unique physicality to electronic music.

Exeter - Drift Chamber, Solarference , A Quiet Night In20170831

Verity Sharp hosts this month's Exposure at the Exeter Phoenix, showcasing new and experimental music in various genres, performed by artists based in the locality.
There will be sets by Drift Chamber (a new group led by composer/performer Joe Duddell); Solarference (live sampling and trad folk from Nick Janaway and Sarah Owen); and A Quiet Night In - an ensemble led by composer/violinist Emma Welton.

Verity Sharp hosts this month's Exposure at the Exeter Phoenix.

Gateshead20170330

Verity Sharp presents Exposure Gateshead, a concert of experimental music by local artists as part of the Free Thinking festival at Sage Gateshead. Nathalie Stern brings her unique sound as a singer-songwriter, Swarm Front perform noise-based music composed by Mariam Rezaei, and Midnight Doctors are a seven-piece mutant big band led by Phil Begg.

Glasgow20160929

Verity Sharp hosts the first of a new monthly series of gigs from around the UK, plugging into the local alternative and underground music scenes.

Tonight, Exposure Glasgow comes from the Glad Café in southside Glasgow, with performances from avant folk composer Daniel Padden's Low Quintet; experimental vocalist/composer Nichola Scrutton; and radiophonic sound-artist Mark Vernon.

Hull - Uk City Of Culture20170427

Verity Sharp presents an experimental music showcase from Fruit in Hull.

Verity Sharp hosts another gig showcasing experimental music up and down the UK, with sets from three collaborative duos: sound artist and improviser Jez riley French with the artist Pheobe riley Law; singer and composer Jayne Dent with saxophonist Martin Berger; and hang percussion with live electronics from the duo of Tariq Emam and Brett Gordon. Recorded at Fruit, Hull.

Verity Sharp hosts another gig showcasing experimental music up and down the UK, with sets from three collaborative duos: sound artist and improviser Jez riley French with the artist Pheobe riley Law; singer and composer Jayne Dent with saxophonist Martin Berger; and hang percussion with live electronics from the duo of Tariq Emam and Brett Gordon. Recorded at Fruit, Hull.

Liverpool - Ex-easter Island Head, Germanager, Dialect20171130

Verity Sharp hosts Exposure in Liverpool at the IWF Substation.

Verity Sharp hosts this month's Exposure in Liverpool, at the IWF Substation on the docks, showcasing new and experimental music in various genres, performed by artists based in the locality.
On the bill we have Ex-Easter Island Head, creating hypnotic textures with electric guitars laid flat and beaten with mallets; sound-artist and avant songwriter Germanager; plus ambient electronica from Dialect.

Lust Rollers, Caroline Devine, Miles Cooper Seaton, Black Spring20171026
Ramsgate20161229

Verity Sharp visits Ramsgate Music Hall in Kent for the latest event in this monthly series showcasing local new music talent around the UK, with performances from singer-songwriter Leonie Evans, experimental composer Lauren Redhead and the duo of turntablist Matt Wright and saxophonist Robert Stillman.

Salford20161027

Verity Sharp hosts the second in a new monthly series of gigs from around the UK, plugging into the local alternative and underground music scenes. Tonight, Exposure Salford comes from the Islington Mill, with performances from guitarist-composer Ian Vine, experimental collective Almost Credible Music and composer-producer Caroline Haines aka Chaines.

Verity Sharp20171102

puts a hand into her record bag, and plays whatever comes out.

For her final show of the week, Verity puts a hand into her record bag and plays what comes out.

Improvisation is the name of the game tonight, with music from free and phenomenal performers The Borborygma Ensemble, Irreversible Entanglements, Caroline Kraabel and Makaya McCraven.

There's also time for a tribute to influential and short-lived outfit Feminist Improvising Group, founded forty years ago by vocalist Maggie Nicols and composer Lindsay Cooper.

Produced by Jack Howson for Reduced Listening.

AR20030626

By Jessica Francis Kane An older author, achieving fame later in life, struggles with the demands of the publicity machine.

She braces herself for the ultimate horror: the photo shoot.

Read by Kate Burton Abridged by Joanne Reardon.