1:30am - 5:30am
[Repeated from Monday 7pm.] A nine part retrospective of the first five seasons of the Radia network’s epochal (and on-going) radio art series. Assembled by Lee Stapleford. Tonight: Season 2, part 2, comprising: Show 017: The Wired Dudini Experiment by Kevin Blechdom & Heidi Mortenson (Reboot.fm); Show 018: random, voices, choir, questions (three pieces: Feif Minuten by Caroline Hofer, Jens Döring and Max Czerwenka; Von AHA bis WELL by Lale Rodgarkia-Dara; and Will it become a choir? – An acoustic world-tour across Vienna by Ilse Chlan); Show 019: Virtual Nature by Bill Fontana; and Show 020: hyper global soundscape by sound_00.
5:30am - 6:00am
From our archives - extraordinary and solipsistic radio with Dan Wilson. [Repeated Monday 2pm.]
6:00am - 9:45am
All four parts of Nicolas Salazar Sutil’s explorations of the ways in which rivers are woven into stories of social and ecological struggle. First, from 8 December 2018, The River’s Voice: songs from the Opara River. Nicolas discusses the struggle to protect the Rio Opara by the Kariri-Xoco and Pankararu peoples of north-eastern Brazil with Sebastian Gerlic and Thea Pitman and indigenous leaders Tawana and Fernandao - and shares songs from the river. Then, from 12 July 2019, in River Dialogues II, Nicolas and Fausto Llopis discuss the case of the Acheloos River in Greece. Acheloos was an Ancient Greek God and Father of all rivers. According to myth, he fought Herakles over the love of a water nymph. In modern times, the river Acheloos is the longest legal case of water and land contestation in European history. This radio programme features binaural recordings of this mythic river, and the voice of local inhabitants and guardians. The river's trajectory provides a narrative of human/non-human relations that depend on this extraordinary hydrological system. River Dialogues III: Mapocho follows, from 13 March 2020. This episode focuses on the River Mapocho, which runs through Santiago de Chile. By listening to the sounds of this river, and the sounds of various renowned Chilean musicians associated with protest song, we follow the recent social uprising in Chile, as told from the point of view of the iconic Mapocho. With music by Victor Jara, Violeta Parra, Illapu, Congreso, Jorge Gonzalez, SubVerso, and live music by Nicolas himself. Finally, River Dialogues: Yamuna, from 4 May 2020. Nicolas explores the mythic river Yamuna in India, also known as the river of love given its association with Lord Krishna. With guest speakers Shivani Singhal and Ashish Sharma, and featuring music by Lata Mangeshkar, Sukhwinder Singh, Jahnvani Harrison, and Pravin Godkhindi. [Repeats Friday 4pm]
9:45am - 10:00am
A short audio portrait of the mysterious Stefan Blomeir. [Repeats Friday 7.45pm.]
10:00am - 11:00am
The London Improvisers Orchestra was 20 years old in 2018. To mark this anniversary, LIO member and conductor Caroline Kraabel spoke to people who improvise in music, visual art, dance, politics and religion, as well as in life. Today: programme 9 with Pat Thomas. First broadcast September 2018. Next episode same time tomorrow.
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ghostwriter and critic Ben Thompson presents a DFS Algonquin Table for the post-thought era. This week: Paul Murphy – described by Gilles Peterson as "The original messenger of jazz who found almost every dancefloor classic" – talks us through his superb compilation The Jazz Room. For further information visit @btfoshizzle on Twitter and find playlists at Ben Thompson's Facebook page. First broadcast 9 January 2020. [Repeated Tuesday 7am.]
1:00pm - 2:00pm
A magazine show covering African development issues hosted by Sonny Decker. This week: Senior research and policy analyst at the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP), Nurudeen Alhassan, talks to Sonny about the rise in persisting injustices perpetrated against African women, particularly young African women as measures to stop the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic continues. See mixcloud.com/talkingafrica for more Talking Africa shows. [Repeated Tuesday 9am.]
3:00pm - 3:30pm
A four part series, first broadcast January 2017, repeated daily this week. Ben Davis spends time with two different communities to explore contemporary subcultures in the UK. Today: vapers from 'The Vape Emporium' in Richmond and a panel of bloggers: Amy Capper; Adam Walker; Aaron Christian; Lauren Attwood and Poppy Loves.
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Blanche Girouard explores private passions in this six part series, first broadcast November 2014. Today: Blanche talks to actor and model Henrietta Rous. Next episode same time tomorrow.
4:00pm - 4:30pm
[Repeated from Tuesday 10.30pm.] A weekly show dedicated to the phenomenon that is K-pop! Korean presenter Keissi takes you on a journey through different times in a context of K-pop - Korean pop music for those not up to speed - from the 1990s to the present day. For more information visit K-Pop Journey on Facebook.
4:30pm - 5:00pm
[Repeated from Monday 11.30am.] Sensing Cities is a sporadic radio show created by Maria Papadomanolaki. It investigates the themes of urban exploration and narrative through the use of sound, writing and new media art. It aims to create an initial understanding of the processes behind artists, writers and specific projects and to raise questions about perceiving, creating and narrating place, be that fictional, real, internal or external. Sensing Cities brings together different creative approaches that engage with personal or collective memory and history, transience, listening, recording, sensing, voice, words, walking and locative art.
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Highlights from the 20th Anniversary concerts of The London Improvisers’ Orchestra at Cafe Oto in December 2018 (and first broadcast then). More at the same time next Wednesday.
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Debbie Golt takes African music and wider arts and culture as her starting point. This week: Debbie honours those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire with a powerful poem from Shereefa Energy; and gives Buzzy Papo's new track, Party Na Ya, its world premiere - alongside brand new music from Breis, Tabby Diamond and Esbe in the mix. Visit outerglobe.co.uk for more information. Tweet to @outerglobe. [Repeated Monday 4am.]
7:30pm - 8:00pm
[Repeated from Tuesday 11.30am.] A series created by Meet Me at the Albany members, artists and collaborators. This week: Meet Me member Ted Dalby sings solo, Grant Smith talks DIY radios and birdsong in the lockdown landscape and Huw Williams shares memories of a childhood storm. With choir leader Rachel Bennett’s weekly blog and David Dandridge’s updates from the Albany Garden. Presented by Ron Savill and Rosaline Muirhead. Produced by Hannah Kemp-Welch and Grant Smith. A co-production by the Albany and Entelechy Arts with Soundcamp. First broadcast 12 May 2020.
8:00pm - 9:00pm
A diverse mix of out-of-leftfield music and sound presented by London-based label Steep Incline. Weirdo noise, post-punk, techno, avant-garde sound and everything in between. Visit steepincline.co.uk for details of the label or Bandcamp to hear their releases. [Repeats Friday 11pm.]
10:30pm - 11:00pm
Radia, the international group of independent cultural radio stations, presents a new show realised by one of its members, exploring "new and forgotten ways of making radio. Tonight: show 796 - Plastic Whales by BRGS aka Jaka Berger, one of the most active, creative and versatile drummers, composers and improvisers on the Slovenian music scene in the last ten years. Dedicated to all the creatures exposed to the pollution of the oceans and freshwaters. Visit radia.fm for more information. [Repeated Saturday 8pm.]
11:00pm - 12:00am
Panix and Ranking Dan from DMWSOUND demonstrate the music that inspires their sound. Genres spanning from Reggae to Modern Bass music. Keep tuned for the classics and fresh new dubs. For more info visit Facebook and soundcloud.com/dmwsound. [Repeats Saturday 1.30am.]