Stuart Maconie's Freakier Zone

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6M20110205

Cosmic duo S Maconie and PJ Spear hang out and surf the midnight airwaves.

Cosmic duo S.Maconie and P.J Spear hang out and surf the Midnight airwaves with their madcap mix of music and mayhem.

6M20110212

Stuart and PJ Spear dig post-punk treats in the post-midnight hour.

6M20110219

Groovy duo Stuart Maconie and PJ Spear spin discs and groove in the midnight hour.

6M20110226

More crazy capers from madcap musical duo Stuart Maconie and 'Professor' Justin Spear.

6M20150719

Stuart takes fans of the Freakzone on a journey into the weird and the wonderful.

Stuart takes fans of the Freakzone on an extended journey into the weird and the wonderful.

6M20150726
6M20150823

Stuart takes fans of the Freakzone on an extended journey into the weird and the wonderful.

6M20150830
6M20150906
6M20150920
6M20150927
6M20150927

Stuart takes fans of the Freakzone on a journey into the weird and the wonderful.

Stuart takes fans of the Freakzone on an extended journey into the weird and the wonderful.

6M20151018
6M20151018

6M20151025
6M20151108
6M20151220
6M20160124

Stuart takes fans of the Freakzone on an extended journey into the weird and the wonderful

6M20160207
6M20160501

A post-midnight module in left-field, weird and experimental music.

A post-midnight module in left-field, weird and experimental music that follows on from the Freak Zone. Stuart Maconie is joined by a revolving cast of writers, musicians and adventurous music industry professionals otherwise known as The Freaky Family to delve deep into the subjects touched upon in the Freak Zone.

6M20160605

A post-midnight module in left-field, weird and experimental music.

A post-midnight module in left-field, weird and experimental music that follows on from the Freak Zone. Stuart Maconie is joined by a revolving cast of writers, musicians and adventurous music industry professionals otherwise known as The Freaky Family to delve deep into the subjects touched upon in the Freak Zone.

6MAmbient Meets Classical20150809

Stuart focuses on composers with classical roots who work in ambient music.

Stuart looks at composers working in ambient music with classical roots with Peter Meanwell, Artistic Director of the Borealis Festival. Featuring tracks by Nils Frahm who featured at the recent 6 Music Prom, British composer Laurence Crane, Mica Levi from Micachu and The Shapes and a young Irish composer Paul McGuire's piece for 12 guitars.

6MDiscrepant Records20160327

Stuart chats to Goncalo F Cardoso about Discrepant Records and their vibrant soundscapes.

Stuart chats to Gonçalo F Cardoso about Discrepant Records, a label that puts out experimental sound collages created from vibrant field recordings. Featuring tracks from Kink Gong's alien sounding Voices LP, experimental exotica from Mike Cooper and deconstructed and recycled sounds from Eygpitian guitarist Omar Khorshid.

6MElectric Folk20151206

Alex Neilson from Trembling Bells joins Stuart to share electric folk tracks.

Following on from Steeleye Span getting the featured album treatment in last weeks Freak Zone, Alex Neilson from Trembling Bells joins Stuart with some great electric folk. Featuring tracks from a bunch of different eras including Richard Thompson, Eric Chenaux, Buffy St Marie and more.

6MEno Collaborations20160515
6MEno Collaborations20160515

Stuart Maconie creates a 60-minute playlist of music with Brian Eno's magic touch.

Stuart creates a 60-minute playlist of music that has had Brian Eno's magic touch as a contributor, performer, remixer or producer. Including the first ever recording that he appeared on as part of Cornelius Cardew's Scratch Orchestra in 1971, his long friendship with Robert Wyatt and a curve ball from U2's back catalogue.

6MExperimental Strings20160522
6MExperimental Strings20160522

Stuart is joined by fiddler Laura Cannell to discuss experimental music featuring strings.

Stuart is joined by fiddle player Laura Cannell to talk about experimental music featuring strings. Including John Cale's sweeping viola in The Velvet Underground, an extract from Tony Conrad's long drone piece Four Violins and cellist Lori Goldston's sonorous Hardanger style improvisation.

6MFright Night20151101

A frightful mix of spooky sounds presented by the Right Honorable Freak, Stuart Maconie.

A frightful mix of spooky sounds presented by The Right Honorable Freak, Stuart Maconie. Prepare for nameless ghouls, suburban slashers and murdering psychopaths singing country music.

6MHelge Sten20151122

Stuart celebrates the music of Norwegian producer and electronic artist Helge Sten.

Stuart celebrates the music of Norwegian producer and electronic artist Helge Sten with Helge and music writer Rob Young joining him from Oslo. Starting with his formative days in Trondheim in the progressive power-trio Motorpsycho Helge talks about creating his solo project Deathprod, working with Led Zepplin bassist John Paul Jones and improvising group Supersilent finishing with a new piece Helge has written for Harry Partch's unique collection of instruments.

6MHousehold Hits20160207

Anne Hilde Neset joins Stuart to discover how to make music from household objects. Featuring Pierre Henry's 'Variations for a Door and a Sigh' and Matthew Herbert's Plat du Jour.

6MImprovising Duos20150712

Stuart is joined by Fiona Talkington from Radio 3's Late Junction to discuss what makes a great improvising partnership. Featuring tracks by Ravi Shankar and Yehudi Menuhin, Iain Ballamy and Thomas Stronen's Food and words from bassist Steve Lawson.

6MJapanese Art Music With Nick Luscombe20160320

Stuart takes fans of the Freakzone on an extended journey into the weird and the wonderful.

6MJohn Doran Un-coil's Coil20151115
6MKeith Emerson Tribute20160403

Stuart pays tribute to keyboard player Keith Emerson from Emerson, Lake and Palmer.

6MLeaf Label's 21st Birthday Special20160221

Stuart celebrates 21 years of the Leaf label with its founder Tony Morley.

Stuart celebrates 21 years of The Leaf Label with its founder Tony Morley who presents the five most important tracks to him and the label. Based in Yorkshire, The Leaf Label has championed adventurous artists working across jazz, electronica and all the cracks in-between including Polar Bear, Efterklang, Triosk and most recently The Comet Is Coming.

6MMichael Rother20160110
6MMichael Rother20160110

Mojo deputy editor Andrew Male takes Stuart on a whirlwind tour of Michael Rother's music.

MOJO deputy editor Andrew Male takes Stuart on a whirlwind tour of Michael Rother's music. From his formative years with Kraftwerk, mastering the motorik beat with Klaus Dinger in Neu! and his later solo work and soundtracks. Sit back and enjoy this 60-minute crash course into one of the most compelling voices of krautrock.

6MMike Patton's Many, Many Bands20160410

Stuart explores the wide-ranging projects of Mike Patton, from Faith No More to Fantomas.

Stuart checks out Mike Patton's wide ranging projects from Faith No More to Fantômas with the help of John Doran, editor of The Quietus.

6MModern Medieval Music20160306
6MModern Medieval Music20160306

Laura Cannell joins Stuart with music connecting the middle ages to the modern world.

Fiddle and recorder player Laura Cannell joins Stuart with music that connects the middle ages to the modern world. Laura's own music explores ancient traditions with improvisation and experimental techniques, here she looks at the artists who have inspired her which have strong connections to the sounds, structures and textures of medieval music. Featuring tracks by harpist Rhodri Davies, electronic duo Matmos and Oneontrix Point Never.

6MMusical Hoaxes20160117
6MMusical Hoaxes20160117

Stuart Maconie explores the greatest fakes, spoofs and hoaxes in left-field music.

6MMusical Hoaxes20160117

Stuart tells the tales of the greatest fakes, spoofs and hoaxes in left-field music, including an alien with a USB stick and secret cosmic music of the East German Olympic team.

6MMusical Marriages20160228

Stuart peeks behind closed doors to look at marriages that make great music. From the short bright flame of Annette Peacock and Paul Bley's partnership that pioneered the Moog synthesiser to the life-long relationship between singer Robert Wyatt and lyricist Alfie Benge, Stuart discovers the secret to a successful musical marriage.

Stuart peeks behind closed doors to find out the secret to a successful musical marriage.

6MNew Scottish Sounds20150823

Fielding Hope joins Stuart to showcase the best new sounds coming out of Scotland. Featuring tracks by Golden Teacher, Yong Yong and The Flexibles.

6MOnes To Watch In 201620160103

6MPere Ubu's Mid-west Groove Rock20151011

Stuart looks at the origins of Pere Ubu with film producer Paul Williams who is working on a documentary with front man David Thomas and the mid-Western groove rockers. Featuring a track by The Girls produced by David Thomas in 1978 and Pere Ubu's cover of The Stooges Raw Power.

6MProg Is Not A Four-letter Word20150913

Music writer Rob Young discusses why prog should not be considered a four-letter word.

Following on from Staurt's chat with Steven Wilson about prog-rock, tonight he is joined by music writer Rob Young to discuss why prog should NOT be considered a four-letter word. Featuring the uplifting songwriting of Chris Squire, Gentle Giant at their weirdest and an unknown band from Surrey called Gracious!

6MRoundtable20151004

Stuart is joined by Mojo deputy editor Andrew Male and musician Sara Lowes.

Stuart discusses new releases in experimental music with MOJO deputy editor Andrew Male and musician Sara Lowes. Artists under the spotlight this weeks are Rabit, Julia Kent, Plaistow, Midday Veil and Thus Owls.

6MRoundtable20151129

Stuart discusses about new experimental music releases with Graham Massey and John Doran.

Stuart hosts a roundtable discussion about new releases in experimental music with 808 State's Graham Massey and John Doran from The Quietus. Artists under the spot light this week are freak-out space funk outfit The Comet Is Coming, Deerhoof frontman Greg Saunier's collaboration with chamber group s t a r g a z e, guitar virtuoso John McLaughlin, singer songwriter Deradoorian and experimental duo We Mythical Kings.

6MRoundtable20160424

Stuart discusses new releases in experimental music with snooker champion and weird music enthusiast Steve Davis, and friend of the show Graham Massey from 808 State.

Stuart discusses new experimental music releases with Steve Davis and Graham Massey.

6MSleepy Time20150802

Stuart winds down to the weekend with a sleep-themed playlist.

Stuart creates a wind down for your weekend with a playlist themed around sleep. From Matt Berry's Insomnia Tapes to Raymond Scott's Soothing Sounds For Baby there's something for every state of sleepiness. Just try and stay awake till the end... yaaaawn.

Stuart takes fans of the Freakzone on a journey into the weird and the wonderful.

Stuart takes fans of the Freakzone on an extended journey into the weird and the wonderful.

6MSteve Martland20151018
6MSteve Martland20151018

Stuart celebrates the late composer Steve Martland with his former pupil Joe Duddell.

6MSteve Martland20151018

Stuart celebrates the late composer Steve Martland with his former pupil Joe Duddell. Martland curated the classical arm of Factory records and made bright, energetic music often performed by his own 11-piece band. Joe talks about Steve's dedication to his pupils, characterful appearance and unique teaching style.

6MThe Alternative 1950s20160417

Stuart Maconie evaluates the experimental music of the 1950s, from the modal jazz of Miles Davis to the soundtracks of Bernard Hermann and pioneering electronics of Edgar Varese.

6MThe Leaf Label's 21st Birthday Special20160221

Stuart celebrates 21 years of The Leaf Label with its founder Tony Morley who presents the five most important tracks to him and the label. Based in Yorkshire, The Leaf Label has championed adventurous artists working across jazz, electronica and all the cracks in-between including Polar Bear, Efterklang, Triosk and most recently The Comet Is Coming.

Stuart celebrates 21 years of The Leaf label with founder Tony Morley.

6MThe Multifaceted Andrew Weatherall20160313

Stuart explores the work of DJ Andrew Weatherall with Derek Walmsley, editor of Wire.

Stuart looks at the multifaceted man that is Andrew Weatherall with the editor of Wire magazine Derek Walmsley. Stuart and Derek explore how Weatherall's DJ work, live events and music making have brought his wide ranging passions from the poet John Betjeman to rockabilly and calypso to a wider audience.

6MThe Story Of Life And Death20160131

Singer and broadcaster Mara Carlyle joins Stuart with songs telling stories about death.

Stuart is joined by the singer and broadcaster Mara Carlyle. Following on from an interview with The High Llamas who's latest album was inspired by a story overheard in the streets of Peckham in the Freak Zone last week, Mara was asked to bring examples of great stories in song and she chose to bring in a selection of songs about death. And what greater story than the story of life and death. Featuring Nico Muhly's dark song about a girl who's bones are made into a violin and the Appalachian hoedown 'Oh Death'.

6MThe Wandelweiser Group20151213

Stuart is joined by Andrew Male from Mojo to investigates the Wandelweiser Group.

Stuart investigates The Wandelweiser Group, a contemporary classical movement also known as 'silent music' with Andrew Male from MOJO.

6MUtopian Playlist20160529

Stuart creates a 60-minute playlist of spiritual, beatific and blissed out utopian music Featuring hip, new age sounds of the sea from Suzanna Ciani, devotional music from Alice Coltrane and the actor Jeff Bridges provides all the positive affirmations you need to kick start your utopian life.

A post-midnight module in left-field, weird and experimental music that follows on from the Freak Zone. Stuart Maconie is joined by a revolving cast of writers, musicians and adventurous music industry professionals otherwise known as The Freaky Family to delve deep into the subjects touched upon in the Freak Zone.

6MWar Of The Roses20150816

Stuart defends Lancashire against Yorkshireman Alex Neilson in the War of the Roses.

Stuart defends Lancashire against Yorkshire-man Alex Neilson in the War of the Roses (Freak Zone Edition). The Pennines have never seen a battle like it! Dark synths fight side by side with jazz in the foothills of the Peak District, whilst noise and folk form an unprecedented allegiance in Leeds.