12:00am - 1:00am
Contemporary Native American and First Nations music from a wide range of indigenous musicians in North America, selected by multi-disciplinary sculptor Andrew Graves-Johnston (aka DJ Droid). This week: music by Aasiva, Ya Tseen & Nick Hakim & Iska Dhaaf, G.R. Gritt, Ozomatli, Donny Parenteau, Larry K, Jace Martin, Night Shield & Maniac: The Sioupernatural, Greybuffalo, Max Roach, Sheila Jordan, Darryl Buck, Pleasure-X, and Jimmy Carl Black. Visit facebook.com/turtleislandradio for more information. [Repeated Saturday 12.30am.]
3:30am - 4:00am
[Repeated from Sunday 1.30pm.] 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 for a topical discussion about some of this week’s biggest stories. Topics include: the Australian billionaire who lost a copyright court case for infringing a Twisted Sisters song, famous acts watching their own cover bands and how that might inform their future direction, the dates and shows that are scheduled to be opening in the next few months in the West End. Plus, Karen selects a favourite song from the 60+ she recorded for this show last year. For more information visit Master J on Facebook.
4:00am - 5:00am
[Repeated from Sunday 4pm.] Taking Tom Waits' description to heart - “Dylan is a planet to be explored” - Laura Tenschert presents a series dedicated to the planet that is Bob Dylan and his musical and cultural orbit. This week: Laura and Robert turn their focus to some rare recordings from early on in Dylan's career, and they finally, definitively, answer the question of who is playing the guitar on 'Don't Think Twice (It's All Right)'. For more information visit www.definitelydylan.com.
5:00am - 6:00am
[Repeated from Sunday 7pm.] Cultural sonic detours with artist Simon Tyszko. This week: we listen to field recordings from a communal typewritten literature experiment, initiated by Vivyan Raoul at the Really Free School squat project that accompanied the student protests circa 2010. Visit theculture.net/ for more information.
6:00am - 7:00am
[Repeated from Friday 11.30pm.] Modulisme (which translates as Modularism) is a series devoted to out of leftfield modular synthesis. This week: Serge-O-Voxes/Voices for the Serge - Part 4 (continued). Featuring Nicholas Peck, Ralf Hoffmann, David Chesworth, Stefan Tcherepnin and Doug Lynner. For more information visit modulisme.info/sessions.
7:00am - 7:30am
[Repeated from Wednesday 7.30pm.] Eleonore Desnos explores French audio oddities and delights "a la carte". This week: the fifth instalment in a series about French hip hop and rap focuses on rap groups from the Paris suburb of Vitry-sur-Seine with Les Little, Timide et Sans Complexe, EJM and the hidden treasure of French rap, Lucien.
7:30am - 8:00am
[Repeated from Tuesday 7.30pm.] Will Hall presents 30 minutes of forgotten, underrated and underappreciated pop and folk music from across the world. International scenes are at home alongside outsider musics, demos and covers, film and game soundtracks, and long-lost rarities in this decentred selection. Follow @digthattreasure on Instagram.
8:00am - 9:00am
[Repeated from Sunday 9pm.] 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. Follow the playlist on Twitter @OtherRockShow. Visit otherrockshow.wordpress.com for more information.
9:00am - 11:00am
[Repeated from Monday 10pm.] Sound-art and transmission-art delivered monthly by London sound art collective Gwaith Sŵn. This month: a two-hour special with Wolfgang Seidel (Wolfgang Sequenza), author of the book 'Wir Mussen Hier Raus! (We Must Get Out of Here!), Krautrock, Free Beat and Reeducation'. An original member of Kluster, Wolfgang is an expert on Krautrock. He takes us on an aural journey of what he sees as defining the genre as well as how these definitions are usually misunderstood. We also go in-depth on how under the tutorship of the conceptual artist Joseph Beuys, Conrad Schnitzler, a long-term friend and collaborator of Wolfgang, helped define the creative thinking behind the music. "We needed a tabula rasa... something completely new!" For more information and additional materials visit our Wolfgang Seidel blog post.
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ghostwriter and critic Ben Thompson presents a DFS Algonquin Table for the post-thought era. This week's archive presentation is a 2014 time capsule featuring Dean Blunt sampling The Pastels and the actor Kevin Eldon taking a spoken word blindfold test. For further information visit @btfoshizzle on Twitter and find playlists at Ben Thompson's Facebook page. [Repeated Tuesday 7am.]
1:00pm - 2:00pm
A magazine show covering African development issues hosted by Sonny Decker. This week: the Cyril Ramaphosa led government of South Africa is struggling to implement a haphazard energy transition process from dirty fossil based production to clean renewable production. Happy Khambule, Greenpeace Africa senior political adviser explains. See mixcloud.com/talkingafrica for more Talking Africa shows. [Repeated Tuesday 9am.]
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Reg Hall and Kevin Sheils (on alternate weeks) present an informed and judicious selection of recordings of traditional musics from Britain, Ireland and occasionally further afield. This week: Kevin introduces another show from Reg Hall's archive. This time some classic Irish Fiddle Music recorded in New York and Dublin in the 1920s, 30s and 40s. First broadcast 24 June 2004. [Repeated Monday 12pm.]
3:30pm - 4:00pm
[Repeated from Tuesday 12pm.] A six part series of extraordinary and eclectic new music, brought to life by the people who make it. Hosted by Susanna Eastburn MBE and Des Oliver. Episode 5: Invitations. Composers Shabaka Hutchings, Alwynne Pritchard and Oliver Leith share their music and thoughts exploring the nature of the human relationships which shape the music they make. Visit soundandmusic.org/discover/podcast to find out more and for complete tracklists, or follow the podcast here: https://podfollow.com/1299007343. Produced by Michael Umney for Sound and Music.
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Abs Tripp from DASL (Disability Advice Service Lambeth) discusses how music fires people up to jump higher, ride further and shout louder. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. [Repeated Monday 2pm.]
5:00pm - 5:30pm
[Repeated from Tuesday 11.30am.] A series created by Meet Me at the Albany members, artists and collaborators. Today: Spring. Meet Me members observe the change in seasons. We hear from the Butterfly Conservation Trust and a new project 'Albany Connects'. Sinatra sings 'Fly Me to the Moon' and we hear Buzz Aldrin do just that. This episode celebrates World Frog Day with recordings of children looking at tadpoles at Rachel McMillan Nursery, and also Persian New Year with beautiful Iranian lullabies. Presented by Ron Savill and Rosaline Muirhead. First broadcast 30 March 2021. If you’re interested in finding out more about Albany Connects, call 0208 692 0231 Ext 291 and leave a message. Produced by Hannah Kemp-Welch and Grant Smith. A co-production by the Albany and Entelechy Arts with Soundcamp.
5:30pm - 6:00pm
Promos and new releases spun and sometimes speared by Johnny Seven. This week: "It may be raining outside, there may even be hail, but inside it's all Sunshine Pop and running through wheat fields. Something like that anyway. I'm really not sure anymore." Email email@example.com. Visit Pull The Plug on Facebook. [Repeated Saturday 11am.]
6:15pm - 6:30pm
A sunken raft of weeds woven into a verdant morass of sound, song and story by the whinnying horses of the Ear Pocket hotel. This week: When a fall guy fronts it's not long before an affront is felt. Duplicity dials but who will answer? Show archive at soundcloud.com/into-the-moss. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. [Repeated Saturday 11.45am.]
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Debbie Golt takes African music and wider arts and culture as her starting point. This week: Debbie meets actor (and blues-singer) Cleo Sylvestre, the first black actor to play a lead at the National Theatre, ahead of the book launch of The Marvellous Adventures of Mary Seacole. Debbie also highlights Brigadoon canalside-festival fundraiser. Visit outerglobe.co.uk for more information. Tweet to @outerglobe. [Repeated Monday 4am.]
7:30pm - 8:00pm
A Baedeker tour of international musical curiosities from the 78rpm era with Oliver Carter-Wakefield. [Repeated Friday 2pm.]
8:00pm - 9:00pm
The pilot episode of Archaeology Of The Ear, a forthcoming series exploring historic places and examining artefacts and narratives that have sonorous or musical stories to tell, created by composer Chris Cundy. In this episode, exploring the history of bees and their inspiration in music, we hear from Cambridgeshire beekeeper and sound recordist Richard Youell, contemplate the ancient cave paintings of the Iberian peninsula and hear a polyphonic setting by viola player Benedict Taylor. Narratives are read by Canadian singer Ladan Hussein (aka Cold Specks) and Mike Ward of the electronic music group Longstone who provide sonic interludes inspired by the humming of bees and the curious sound of their hives. Supported by Help Musicians Fusion Fund and Arts Council England. [Repeated Friday 10am.]
9:00pm - 10:30pm
New music with The Wire magazine. Tonight: join Shane Woolman for an exclusive guest mix from Brazilian singer, composer and producer Lucas Santtana as well as tracks by Dub Organiser, Zella Jackson, Karkhana, Michel Legrand, and My Bloody Valentine. Visit thewire.co.uk for more information. Contact email@example.com. [Repeated Sunday 1am.]
11:00pm - 12:00am
Presented and mixed by DJ BPM, showcasing Grime classics, unreleased promos and new releases. This week: unreleased dubs from Youngstar, Tubz, Filthy Gears, Sir Hiss, Jt The Goon, Energyman and Manul, Sarantis, Policy and new releases from Owlybeats, Grindhouse, Blvck Covvboys, Mojoe. Listen to archive shows on Mixcloud. Twitter: @djbpm. [Repeated Sunday 12am.]
12:00am - 1:00am
[Repeated from Wednesday 9.30pm.] The Earl of Killorglin and Andrew Scott-Bolton of Club Integral - London's long-running "home to the uncategorisable" - explore the music that informs its long running (but currently suspended) concert series in London. This week: Killorglin and Scott-Bolton premiere new releases from Hassan K, Viv Corringham & Zyggurat, and play music from Eartha Kitt, Howie Reeve & Kumio Kurachi, and Big Star.