09 Jul 2020

A weekly playlist guided by the contents of the week's digital programme and the associated artists and music in its surrounding orbit. We’ll be compiling each shorter weekly selection into a rolling playlist for your longer listening needs.

Spectacle of Ritual – Kali Malone

An artist featured within this Sunday’s Deep Listen - an hour of music of interest and inspiration from composer and cellist Lucy Railton, taken from her 2018 Radio ASSEMBLY session - Kali Malone’s compositions implement unique tuning systems in minimalist form for analog and digital synthesis often combined with acoustic instrumentation, such as pipe organ, strings, choir and woodwinds. We start this week’s playlist with the opening piece from Malone’s major work The Sacrificial Code, a quietly subversive double album released last year featuring almost two hours of concentrated, creeping organ. 

Pinnevik – Lucy Railton

Taken from Lucy Railton’s solo work Paradise 94, her 2018 debut release on Modern Love - a release that marked a new chapter in her long-term engagement with contemporary music and a historic relationship with classical instrumentalism and electroacoustic composition.

Angel Oak – Shelley Parker 

A frequent collaborator of Project O’s Jamila Johnson-Small (Last Yearz Interesting Negro), Shelley Parker’s sound works have featured in such as Jamila’s ongoing and unresolved BASICTENSION - some of the audio of which was shared earlier this year via The Wire, accompanying a love/break-up letter addressed to contemporary dance.

Project O, the collaborative project of Johnson-Small and Alexandrina Hemsley, presented the online premiere of video artwork, Saved, for our PAUSE feature earlier this week. An invited response to Somerset House’s historical connection to the British Royal Navy, the film asks questions of choice, inevitability, movement, defiance and surrender that arise in relation to thoughts about water.

Drum Fife Bugle – Dis Fig 

We selected Dis Fig’s Incense Hour show for Noods Radio as our recommended mix of the week. Featuring YATTA, Alice Z Jones, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Alice Coltrane and more, listen back below.

Calling The Loas – Hieroglyphic Being, Sarathy Korwar, Shabaka Hutchings 

In 2016, producer Hieroglyphic Being, percussionist Sarathy Korwar, and saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings recorded a live improvised session of over 2.5 hours of music at Lightship95 studio, London, with 90 minutes streamed live via NTS. A.R.E Project, an EP released the following year, is the result of four edits from the session. We include the trio’s ‘Calling The Loas’ in a nod to Thursday night’s stream of a 2019 Somerset House live set from Sons of Kemet, the jazz quartet co-founded by Hutchings.

Live at the BNF Paris, Pt.6 – NSDOS 

In the first workshop in a new Mutant Promise series, this week electronic musician and dance artist NSDOS hosted an online introductory session focused on beat making and electronic music with Orca, a free to download and flexible live coding environment designed to quickly create music sequencers. Witness NSDOS’ live coding processes in action:

Ever New – Beverly Glenn-Copeland 

An artist featured on Dis Fig’s Incense Hour mix, we close out this week’s playlist with Beverly Glenn-Copeland’s ‘Ever New’ from his 1986 cult classic Keyboard Fantasies.