2:30am - 3:30am
[Repeated from Wednesday 11am.] Robin The Fog presents a series of late-night, deep listening soundtracks for our current era of isolation. This week: two extended works from a pair of remarkable new albums, 'ijzer en staal' by Phil Magure on Verz, and 'Pleasure Prison' by Ivan Zoloto on School of the Arts. Come and drift into the night with us... Further details at: robinthefog.com.
4:30am - 5:00am
Recipes in sound from Mama Dolores, Mistress of the Deep Soul Kitchen. [Repeated Sunday 4.30am.]
5:00am - 6:00am
[Repeated from Tuesday 9pm.] Artworld shenanigans with Bob and Roberta Smith OBE. Tonight: The hour long song. Bob plays a song on the guitar that lasts 60 minutes. Samples are added from the MYODA archives including snatches of saxophone lines from longstanding Apathy Band member George Cleghorn, as well as lyrics from the early part of the Covid-19 pandemic voiced by Jessica Voorsanger.
6:00am - 7:00am
[Repeated from Monday 10pm.] Sound-art and transmission-art delivered monthly by London sound art collective Gwaith Sŵn. This month: we consider different approaches to field recording, in particular looking at those interested in located sound (place) and those making use of field recordings as sonic material (plasticity). Featuring field recordings in various degrees of transformation from Indian cremation rituals, Scottish nature walks, London's relentless construction noise, Zimbabwean mbira jams and Brazilian cacti turned percussion instruments, and we talk to composer and researcher Andrew Knight-Hill about field recording and spatial identity.
7:00am - 8:00am
[Repeated from Monday 11pm.] Abby Thomas and Fielding Hope of Cafe OTO explore music emanating from London's foremost new music venue and play selections from the Cafe OTO archive and digital imprint Takuroku. This week: recordings from the archive of Belgian experimental music venue Les Ateliers Claus, including cellular psychedelic outfit Bitchin Bajas, G.R.M alum Beatriz Ferreya, and Keiji Haino.
9:00am - 10:00am
[Repeated from Friday 4pm.] Tim McArthur, Nathan Matthews and guests discuss London's vibrant theatre scene. Today they uncover another ‘Shocking Showtune’ and attempt to identify a mystery guest in ‘Who’s On The Line?’. Plus, Tim’s knowledge is put to the test in ‘Someone Else’s Specialist Subject’. Visit thecurtainupshow.com for more information. In association with TodayTix.
10:00am - 11:00am
[Repeated from Tuesday 6.30pm.] Award-winning LGBTQI magazine show created by comedian Rosie Wilby and hosted by Sophia Blackwell. This week: Out in South London presents a queer Cabaret special with Bourgeois and Maurice, Ian Elmslie and Asad Ullah. Sophia hosts and plays tracks from the performers. Follow @outsthlondon for more info.
11:00am - 12:00pm
[Repeated from Tuesday 4pm.] Henry Scott-Irvine Presents... Record Studio Tales, looking at the people behind great records made in the last 60 years. Today's subject is studio engineer Gerald Chevin who worked at AdVision Studios in New Bond Street in the 1960s with artists such as the Moody Blues and Georgie Fame & the Blue Flames; with John Lennon and Yoko Ono at Lennon's Tittenhurst Park Mansion; and who in the early 1970s set up Virgin Records' Manor Studios where he engineered Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells. Find Henry on Facebook.
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Freewheeling music series with Ivor Kallin. This week's show features Secluded Bronte, Rick Wilson, Sue Lynch, Cos Chapman, Mike Cooper, Linda Perhacs, Abbie Finn, U-Roy and an utterly embarrassing catastrophic apostrophe error. [Repeated Friday 1am.]
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Arty Facts with Master J is a show about working in the arts. Today: Master J is joined by West End musical theatre performer Karen Holmes. They have a topical discussion about some of this week’s biggest stories from the world of the arts. Topics include: Ant Middleton’s cancellation from Channel 4’s 'SAS: Who Dares Wins', the six Dr Seuss books that will no longer be published, The Simpsons recasting the character Dr Hibbert to be played by a Black actor, and this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Plus, Karen selects a favourite song from the 60+ she recorded for this show last year. For more information visit Master J on Facebook. [Repeated Thursday 3.30am.]
2:00pm - 3:00pm
[Repeated from Monday 1pm.] Magazine programme with Tim Hamilton, addressing issues which affect pensioners across London. This week: Age UK offers guidance on the first steps in coming out of this third national lockdown, with step 1 set to start from 8th March. Also, news of 5 ways our grandchildren may be able to make up lost school time, and we compare how we, as their predecessors, fared with disrupted schooling in the Second World War. Produced by Deptford Action Group for the Elderly.
3:00pm - 4:00pm
An archival surprise. Today, in an edition of Strange Attractor, Mark Pilkington's guests are revered German musicians Hans-Joachim Roedelius and (the late) Dieter Moebius - Cluster.
5:00pm - 6:00pm
[Repeated from Tuesday 11.30am] Laura Pradelska and Lara Fraser share their international cultural interests, stemming from their respective careers as actor and producer as well as their joint DJ career as The Lallas.
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Interviews and informed portraits of contemporary American musicians with our stateside correspondent Gianluca Tramontana. This week: Gianluca draws a connection between trad trombonist and bandleader Chris Barber, who died this week, to blues icon Mississippi John Hurt and Americana flatpicking pioneer Doc Watson - who both had birthdays on Wednesday. [Repeated Saturday 6am.]
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Cultural sonic detours with artist Simon Tyszko. This week: SofaPsycoGeography is an uncanny aural journey through a deserted and almost certainly haunted city accompanied by the contemporary recorded footsteps of Isotopica's pretend son Jimmy Fox, the great great grandson of the inventor of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud. Visit theculture.net/ for more information. [Repeated Thursday 5am.]
8:00pm - 9:00pm
Ross Forrest walks us through the shadier side of roots, country and Americana. This week: brand new music from the likes of Yola, Aubrie Sellers and Pony Bradshaw plus classics from Patsy Cline, The Stones and The Faces help keep the ship on course. Contact the show at email@example.com. [Repeated Thursday 2.30am.]
9:00pm - 10:00pm
Marina Organ presents an hour of music that uses unconventional structures and 'other' time signatures – gathered from the worldwide undergrounds of math rock, avant prog, weird electronica and strange pop. This week: an International Women's Day Special, with music from Ava Mendoza, Sax Ruins, MoeTar, Bent Knee, Le Grand Sbam, The Sea Nymphs, Henry Cow, Admiral Grey, Amy X Neuberg, Odessey and Oracle, Jess Joy and Mary Halvorsen's Thumbscrew. Follow the playlist on Twitter @OtherRockShow. Visit otherrockshow.wordpress.com for more information. [Repeated Thursday 8am.]
11:00pm - 12:00am
A programme consecrated to field recording, phonography, and the art of sound-hunting, presented by Patrick Tubin McGinley. This week: an International Women's Day special edition, produced in the UK by Felicity Ford and Jilliene Sellner. Visit frameworkradio.net for more information. [Repeated Wednesday 5am.]
12:00am - 12:30am
What is it like to have a sister? As part of our special broadcasts for International Women's Day, Silvia Mal (Nice Strangers) presents a personal collection of archive sounds and music exploring the relationship between two sisters. Visit https://silviamal.cargo.site/ and https://www.mixcloud.com/nice_strangers/stream/ for more Nice Strangers. [Repeats 6.30pm tonight.]