Barbican Contemporary Music

Sinopse

The Barbican Centre in London features the world's greatest artists in jazz, folk, world, roots, soul, country, contemporary classical and the more experimental ends of rock, pop and electronica. Look out for our podcast in the iTunes Store every month, with exclusive interviews, lots of good music and backstage reports.

Episódios

  • Introducing the new Barbican podcast, Nothing Concrete

    Introducing the new Barbican podcast, Nothing Concrete

    07/02/2020 Duração: 01min

    You might have noticed things have been a little quiet on the Barbican Contemporary Music podcast...We will soon be retiring this podcast and invite you to subscribe to the new and improved weekly Barbican podcast, Nothing Concrete, where you'll be able to find everything you love about the Barbican in one place. Listen to a teaser of what's coming up on Nothing Concrete including Josie Long who will be presenting a new series, Sound Unbound, with guests including composer Steve Reich, director Ken Loach, comedian Jayde Adams and Ballet Black's Cassa Pancho. Subscribe to Nothing Concrete on Acast, Spotify or wherever you find your podcasts.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Remembering Jóhann Jóhannsson – Episode 2

    Remembering Jóhann Jóhannsson – Episode 2

    07/11/2018 Duração: 41min

    In a special two-part podcast, we meet some of the people who knew and worked with the late composer. In this episode we talk to filmmaker James Marsh about the score to The Theory of Everything, musician Adam Wiltzie about putting together Jóhann’s first tours, and his manager Tim Husom about future plans for Jóhann’s estate. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Remembering Jóhann Jóhannsson – Episode 1

    Remembering Jóhann Jóhannsson – Episode 1

    31/10/2018 Duração: 40min

    In a special two-part podcast, we meet some of the people who worked with the late composer, from his first bands to his final solo releases, his favourite record store to international concert halls. Including Kitchen Motor co-founder Kira Kira, Barbican programmer and former Managing Director of 4AD Records Chris Sharp and Fat Cat Records’s David Howell. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Andy Irvine and Paul Brady

    Andy Irvine and Paul Brady

    10/10/2018 Duração: 13min

    We speak to Andy Irvine and Paul Brady about their classic Irish Folk album ahead of their rare performance of it here on the 15th October.  The pair chat with good humour about how they came to make the now cult 1976 album, what they have been up to since and which songs they are most looking forward to playing live. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Keren Ann

    Keren Ann

    03/10/2018 Duração: 15min

    Keren Ann discusses the inspiration behind her newest album, arranging her music for string quartet and how it feels to hear one of your heroes such as David Byrne or Anna Calvi covering your songs. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Pan Daijing

    Pan Daijing

    19/09/2018 Duração: 16min

    We talk to electronic musician and performance artist Pan Daijing about ‘Fist Piece’ which she’ll be performing here in a double-bill with Aïsha Devi on 7 October. She discusses spirituality, collaboration and the experience of acting alongside her mum and childhood best friend.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Lisa Hannigan

    Lisa Hannigan

    04/09/2018 Duração: 13min

    Ahead of her career retrospective concert here in October with s t a r g a z e we spoke to Lisa Hannigan.  She talked to us about her relationship with the Dessner brothers, how working with the classical ensemble has helped breathe new life into old work and why she writes when walking around. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • monumental – Godspeed You! Black Emperor  Dana Gringas

    monumental – Godspeed You! Black Emperor & Dana Gringas

    10/07/2018 Duração: 17min

    We talk to Dana Gingras about choreographing a multi-media piece bringing together film and lighting with live dance and music from Godspeed You! Black Emperor. From the piece’s initial conception inspired by the drudgery and fast-pace of life in LA, to performing it live alongside the pioneering post-rock ensemble For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Japanese Innovators - Episode 3: Ian F Martin

    Japanese Innovators - Episode 3: Ian F Martin

    27/06/2018 Duração: 28min

    In a three part mini-series we take a look into the record collections of three Japanese music enthusiasts, taking a journey of sonic discovery from 1970-2000, exploring the diverse tapestry sounds that have emerged from the country. In the final episode we talk to Ian F Martin, author of Quit Your Band! Musical Notes from the Japanese Underground and owner of punk label Call and Response Records, about Japanese music of the 90s and its influence. From the collaged experimental pieces of Yoshihide Otomo to the captivating live shows of Melt Banana. Tracklist:Boredoms - Pop TatariYoshihide Otomo ft Ey Yamantaka & Tenko - SonyZeni Geva - Dead Sun RisingRuins - Pontemcorary Music #1Melt Banana - What Do You Slaughter Next?Merzbow - Spiral BlastAcid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O - Acid Mother's PrayerGround Zero - BonesOOIOO - Sister 001Panicsmile – Hitchhike For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Japanese Innovators - Episode 2: Yosuke Kitazawa

    Japanese Innovators - Episode 2: Yosuke Kitazawa

    20/06/2018 Duração: 25min

    In a three part mini-series we take a look into the record collections of three Japanese music enthusiasts, taking a journey of sonic discovery from 1970-2000, exploring the diverse tapestry sounds that have emerged from the country.In the second episode we talk to Light in the Attic Records’s Yosuke Kitazawa about some of his favourite Japanese records of the 80s, which he’s been involved in reissuing on the label, from the pioneering folk musician Sachiko Kanenobu to the early works of Joe Hisaishi.Tracklist:Gu with Sachiko Kanenobu – Mary AnneNanako Sato - Subterranean Futari BocciIzumi Kobayashi - Coffee RumbaJoe Hisaishi (Wonder City Orchestra) – IslanderHideki Matsutake - Nemureru YoruHaruomi Hosono - Sports Men For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Japanese Innovators - Episode 1 : Japan Blues/Howard Williams

    Japanese Innovators - Episode 1 : Japan Blues/Howard Williams

    13/06/2018 Duração: 28min

    In a three part mini-series we take a look into the record collections of three Japanese music enthusiasts, taking a journey of sonic discovery from 1970-2000, exploring the diverse tapestry sounds that have emerged from the country. In episode one Japan Blues aka Howard Williams guides us through some of his favourite tunes from the 1970s including a slice of west-coast inspired Rock by Happy End, a truly Avant-Garde composition by Takehisa Kosugi and much more besides. Tracklist: Minako Yoshida - Machi No BoukeTakehisa Kosugi - Mano-DharmaMasako Togawa - Owari Ga TaisetsuMasabumi Kikuchi - Sunday LunchAyumi Ishida & Tin Pan Alley Family - ‎Watashi JishinYuki Saori - Ikigai Keiko Fuji - Onna No JinseiHappy End - Natsu NandesuYumi Arai - Anata Dake No MonoHideko Fujiwara - Omae Nanka For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Sounds and Visions - Episode 2: A weekend curated by Max Richter and Yulia Mahr

    Sounds and Visions - Episode 2: A weekend curated by Max Richter and Yulia Mahr

    09/05/2018 Duração: 26min

    In this episode exploring the festival from composer Max Richter and filmmaker Yulia Mahr 11 – 14 May, we take a look at Waltz with Bashir – the award winning animated film about an Israeli soldier’s journey to recover his memories and question his experiences. We spoke to director Ari Folman about putting his own story onto the screen, and Chineke! Orchestra founder Chi-chi Nwanoku about founding her organisation promoting more visibility for BAME musicians. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Sounds and Visions: A weekend curated by Max Richter and Yulia Mahr – Episode 1

    Sounds and Visions: A weekend curated by Max Richter and Yulia Mahr – Episode 1

    02/05/2018 Duração: 28min

    Ahead of their weekend festival of music and film, taking place next weekend across the centre, we caught up with Richter and Mahr over coffee and biscuits in their Oxfordshire home. We found out about how they met, how they work together and what to expect from the weekend. Plus there are interviews with two of the artists playing in the Hall before Max on the Friday night – Jlin and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Haley Fohr of Circuit des Yeux: Salomé

    Haley Fohr of Circuit des Yeux: Salomé

    25/04/2018 Duração: 14min

    Silent classic Salomé (1923), adapted from Oscar Wilde’s play of the Biblical tale, has become a cult favourite in recent years. We spoke to experimental Folk musician Haley Fohr about its relevance today as a story of a woman rebelling against the male gaze, and its now iconic status as a Queer film. Fohr performs an original soundtrack live to a screening of the film on Wednesday 16 May. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Thurston Moore presents GALAXIES 12x12

    Thurston Moore presents GALAXIES 12x12

    11/04/2018 Duração: 19min

    First coming to fame with art-Punks Sonic Youth, Thurston Moore’s prolific output and collaborations has served to change the face of guitar music. He explores his love of the instrument via Patti Smith, Sun Ra and Fender Jazzmasters ahead of his piece for twelve twelve string guitars here on Saturday 14 April.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Stranger Things

    Stranger Things

    27/03/2018 Duração: 29min

    It was a hit TV series about a group of children fighting a unknown force, its atmosphere brought alive by its synth-heavy retro soundtrack. We talk to Karl Dixon and Michael Stein about composer the music ahead of performing it live here on 7 April. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Ode to Joysticks - Episode 3

    Ode to Joysticks - Episode 3

    15/03/2018 Duração: 01h13min

    In a special three part series we take it up a level as we explore the video game music and it’s adventure from our consoles into our concert halls and beyond. As we reach the final level we look at exactly how the music has moved from the our screens to our stages, the point where the gaming and record industries meet as well as finding out how a Gameboy can be turned into a musical instrument. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Ode to Joysticks - Episode 2

    Ode to Joysticks - Episode 2

    08/03/2018 Duração: 01h12min

    In a special three part series we take it up a level as we explore the video game music and its adventure from our consoles into our concert halls and beyond.In episode two we explore how video game music has pervaded culture in 2018 and how some of the top games composers challenge themselves with each project to create something new, plus we dissect the ear worm. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Ode to Joysticks – Episode 1

    Ode to Joysticks – Episode 1

    01/03/2018 Duração: 01h04min

    In a special three part series we take it up a level as we explore the video game music and it’s adventure from our consoles into our concert halls and beyond. In Episode 1 we give you a rough history of computer game composition with a professor, a doctor and one of the people behind the music on the Commodore 64. Press start and begin your 8-bit adventure. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • John Cale

    John Cale

    14/02/2018 Duração: 25min

    Ahead of his ‘Futurespective’ here in March we chatted to John Cale about his remarkable career thus far, from his early days working alongside La Monte Young to his continued quest to write a truly great love song. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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