Nick Luscombe introduces a specially recorded studio collaboration between jazz pianist Kit Downes and electronic musician Leafcutter John. Plus Nigerian highlife from Bola Johnson, solo drums from the late Steve Reid and the peculiar sound of a suburban Japanese pachinko parlour.
Tonight, classic Congolese rumba from Kékélé, a dramatic electroacoustic piece called Vinylika by Mexico's Rogelio Sosa, the Breton group Soïg Sibéril and a take on Greensleeves from pianist Bugge Wesseltoft. Plus a session specially recorded last month in Bogotá with Colombian musicians Carlos Ivan Medina (keyboard) and Wilson Cifuentes (flutes and saxophone). With Verity Sharp.
Fiona Talkington's eclectic mix includes a specially recorded collaborative session recorded at Maida Vale Studios with Norwegian drummer Erland Dahlen and John Paul Jones
Max Reinhardt presents a session featuring Axel Krygier, Cibelle and Simon Limbrick.
Max Reinhardt bids a fond farewell to August 2012 with Lord Kitchener's London Is The Place For Me, Keeril Makan's Resonance Alloy, Berio's Sequenza #1 For Solo Flute and an intriguing Late Junction Session which brings together Argentina's multi-instrumentalist prankster Axel Krygier, Brazilian songstress Cibelle and London based composer and percussionist Simon Limbrick.
Fiona Talkington presents an eclectic sequence of music including an exclusive collaborative session featuring two musicians who have never worked together before: Finnish traditional "yoik" singer Wimme, and British beatboxer and vocal instrumentalist, David X.
Every month Late Junction invites musicians who have not recorded together before, to come together in the studio and create unique music for the show, combining different styles and traditions. This month's session is a real soundclash meeting between the tradional Sami yoik (a kind of Finnish yodelling) singing of Wimme, with the gritty percussive virtuosity of David X's beatboxing.
Under the tree, Max Reinhardt finds music from the Choir of Jesus College Cambridge, Lord Nelson, Sufjan Stevens and Baby Dee plus a Late Junction Session from Nils Frahm, Ghost Poet and Hyelim Kim. Plus a raga from Ravi Shankar each night in tribute to the passing of a major figure in 20th century music.
Tonight's programme includes a track from Nicolas Repac's new album Black Box which samples the blues, the Huelgas Ensemble sing a 16th century lamentation by Marbrianus de Orto, and Terry Riley plays his New Albion Chorale. Plus the latest Late Junction session featuring techno curious accordionist Martin Green (Lau) and sitar innovator Sheema Mukherjee (Trans Global Underground). With Verity Sharp
Fiona Talkington presents an eclectic selection of music, including an exclusive session from American dobro-player Jerry Douglas and Norwegian accordionist Stian Carstensen, recording together for the first time and creating tracks specially for Late Junction.
Verity Sharp's selection includes a track from Cape Verdean singer Ze Luis's new album Serenata, breathtaking playing from Hungary's Gypsy Cimbalom Band; both Jackie Oates and Harry Cox sing about fishes and Hesperion XX play music by Antonio de Cabezón. Plus the latest Late Junction collaboration session, celebrating Radio 3's Baroque Spring season and pairing viola da gamba player Liam Byrne with Edinburgh-based sound artist Martin Parker.
Collaborative Session: Pianist John Tilbury fulfilled a long held ambition to collaborate with his friend, the avant-garde guitarist Derek Bailey who died in 2005. With the permission of Bailey's widow Karen, John Tilbury selected unreleased gems from Derek's archive and brought them along to Maida Vale where he created three tracks for prepared and unprepared piano. Presented by Nick Luscombe.
With pianist John Tilbury and the music of avant-garde guitarist Derek Bailey in session.
Late Junction Collaborative Session: Pianist John Tilbury fulfilled a long held ambition to collaborate with his friend, the avant-garde guitarist Derek Bailey who died in 2005. With the permission of Bailey's widow Karen, John Tilbury selected unreleased gems from Derek's archive and brought them along to Maida Vale where he created three tracks for prepared and unprepared piano. Presented by Nick Luscombe.
Urban Underground sounds from Brazil, BBC Radiophonic music by David Cain plus a brand new Late Junction Collaboration session featuring sound artist and recording engineer Robin the Fog. He gets his name from a love of recording fog horns, but for this project he celebrates the opening of the BBC's new Broadcasting House in London's West End, mixing random sounds recorded in the building with contributions by performance artist Franziska Lantz. Introduced by Nick Luscombe.
A Sound of Cinema Late Junction collaboration with Kimmo Pohjonen and the Loop Collective, plus Elizabeth Cotten, Yeahwon Shin and Peter Maxwell Davis presented by Fiona Talkington
Anne Hilde Neset presents Late Junction, with the latest collaborative session recording from Australian improv legends The Necks and a giant of the free improv world, British saxophonist Evan Parker. Also, music from Lord Beginner, cellist Okkyung Lee and Wadada Leo Smith.
Anne Hilde Neset presents Late Junction, with the latest collaborative session recording from Australian improv legends The Necks and a giant of the free improv world, British saxophonist Evan Parker.
A special collaborative session with Australian band The Necks and saxophonist Evan Parker
Max Reinhardt presents a specially recorded studio session by saxophonist and Radio 3 New Generation Aritst Trish Clowes in collaboration with violinist Donald Grant and writer Peter Cant. Also featured tonight are Okinawan sanshin player Hajime Nakasone and electronic experimentalists Matmos plus tracks by the Hilliard Ensemble, Keith Jarrett, This Heat and Califone.
Fiona Talkington introduces this month's Late Junction Collaboration session which brings together for the first time iconoclast, composer and pianist Charlemagne Palestine with fellow American, singer, songwriter and guitarist of Sonic Youth, Thurston Moore, for what should be an extraordinary meeting of musical talents and minds.
Nick Luscombe with this month's Late Junction Collaboration Session which pairs Icelandic band Samaris with the Anglo-Mauritian musician and producer Mo Kolours. Plus there's
some Turkish pop-psychedelia, early 90s hip hop from New York's UMCs, original acid folk from COB, and a modern slice of roots reggae from Kalbata and Mixmonster.
Late Junction with Mara Carlyle, including a collaborative Session with Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry, violinist Sarah Neufield and members of London Contemporary Orchestra.
Anne Hilde Neset introduces the first ever live Late Junction Collaboration Session which sees The Bohman Brothers with Richard Thomas - who use found objects, text and an innumerable array of sound sources - paired with the Parisian improv and free jazz guitarist Noel Akchote. Musicians who've never met are introduced in the LJ studio and perform a spontaneous and improvised set live on the radio.
For this month's Collaboration Session we feature a trio who came together for the London Jazz Festival earlier this month, Diabel Cissokho and Kadiale Kouyate on koras, and Finn Peters on sax and flute. Plus a tune from Joseph Tawadros's oud-led jazz quartet, Rapoon's exploratory jazz musings, Yasmin Levy's take on a Piazzolla tango classic, harpist Ruth Wall's timely reworking of a seasonal classic, a new work by Charlotte Bray performed by Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and a track from US controversialist Elisa Ambrogio, who approaches her audiences thus: "If you don't like it, start your own band." Presented by Max Reinhardt
Nick Luscombe brings a sackful of Christmas Day tunes with tracks from Sufjan Stevens, Booker T and the MGs, Celia Cruz and The Reverend Horton Heat.
The first collaboration session of 2015, involving glass harmonica player Thomas Bloch, electronic artist Kemper Norton and a disused silo in southern California that's been turned into an Aeolian harp. The brainchild of artist Lauren Bon, the silo-cum-Aeolian harp is a work entitled "Requiem for Water", a reminder of the once grand Owens Lake (dry now for 100 years) that used to supply LA with water. Thomas and Kemper in London at the BBC's Maida Vale studios will interact remotely with the Aeolian harp, creating new sounds and responding to musicians inside the silo. Also, Vintage Arab tunes, electronic sonatas and unearthly tones presented by Anne Hilde Neset.
Featuring Late Junction's latest collaboration session, with duo Xylouris White, saxophonist Pete Wareham and santour player Fanis Karoussos. Plus music on the theme of food and drink.
Max Reinhardt presents this month's Late Junction Collaboration Session features radically inventive violin virtuoso Aisha Orazbayeva and spoken word interventions from Tim Etchells, exploratory artist and writer, founding member of the new exploratory theatre group Forced Entertainment. Plus music from the very jazzist Alice Zawadski, from Francois and the Atlas Mountains, an anglo french band with African leanings, and much feted electronica composer and producer Jon Hopkins.
Max Reinhardt with another box of delights, including this month's Late Junction Session, featuring 3 musicians recording together for the first time: Marcus Hamblett on guitar & cornet, James Holden on home-made synthesizer, and drummer Mark Holub. Plus music on CD: glitchy joy from the Fennesz/OZmotic duo, Saharwi Rock from Mariem Hassan, a movement from John Harbison's String Trio and some Cameroonian Blues from Blick Bassy.
Including the second Late Junction at Latitude Collaboration Session featuring ESKA and Jesse Hackett. Nick Luscombe also features Ethiopian grooves from the UK-based Krar Collective, music for string quartet from American composer John Luther Adams, and remembering the late Ornette Coleman and Charlie Haden, a track from Coleman's 1961 album This Is Our Music.
The Late Junction Collaboration Session returns as Berlin-based vibes innovator Masayoshi Fujita meets for the first time electro-music producer Guy Andrews. Listen live and download the podcast throughout November. Plus, Nick Luscombe plays Latin grooves from Eddie Palmieri, a solo track from Talk Talk's Mark Hollis and harpsichord music by Rameau
The Collaboration Sessions put two artists who haven't worked together before in the BBC's famous Maida Vale studios - the former ice-rink where Bing Crosby made his last recording. The resulting spontaneous recordings are broadcast on Late Junction, available for one month to download as a podcast and in some cases have led to a continuing projects between the artists.
Masayoshi Fujita is a Japanese vibraphonist and composer based in Berlin who first learned drums, followed by extensive vibraphone training to craft and play his own, mostly jazz and electronic-influenced compositions.
Determined not to stick to traditional vibraphone styles or techniques, Masayoshi started to prepare his instrument with pieces of metal, strips of foil and other objects in the search for new possibilities with the instrument. The resulting new sounds help to expand the vibraphone spectrum without eroding the instrument's intrinsic character.
'Apologues', his new release with Erased Tapes, was lauded by Pitchfork as 'Melodic constellations so impeccably gorgeous that they ache.'
Guy Andrews is a London based musician and music producer who is best known for creating textural electronic music, which combines an array of influences from post-rock, techno, ambient and afrobeat inspired genres. Fans and collaborators include Massive Attack, Mary Anne Hobbs, and Scuba. March 2016 sees his debut release on the Houndstooth label.
Nick Luscombe's varied selection tonight includes this month's Late Junction Session: from Zanzibar, Matona plays oud and violin, with Irish harpist Aine O'Dwyer, who also plays organ and guitar for this unique encounter, the first time they had recorded together. Plus, tracks by Welsh composer and performer Huw M, London psychedelic rock band Teeth of the Sea, videogame music from Austin Wintory and an organ piece by J.S. Bach.
Fiona Talkington introduces this month's Late Junction Collaboration Session featuring Norwegian drummer Thomas Stronen and Icelandic guitarist Hilmar Jensson, recorded as part of Radio 3's Northern Lights season.
Presented by Anne Hilde Neset and featuring a specially recorded Collaboration Session with fiddle and recorder player Laura Cannell and harpist Rhodri Davies.
Adventures in music, ancient to future: Japanese duo Group A pair with improvising pianist Steve Beresford for a Late Junction collaboration session. One of Nick Luscombe's top gigs of 2015 was in a small venue round the corner from his house where he discovered Group A performing a blistering set on a step ladder whilst wearing lampshades on their heads. Hailing from Tokyo but based in Berlin, Group A create sound collages by processing vocals through an analogue synthesizer, a violin through a cassette player topped off with a drum machine. For this session they have been paired with a stalwart of the London improvising scene, pianist Steve Beresford who's not afraid of placing strange foreign objects inside expensive pianos. The result is a playful sonic adventure that combines analogue with digital and compares Tokyo to London.