Interweaving words and harmonies come together in a poetic exploration of womanhood, as Corey Mwamba presents an exclusive piece from London-based vocalist and composer Alya Al-Sultani.
Putting the words of Iraqi feminist poet Nazik Al-Malaika to music, Al-Sultani draws on her formative experiences of immigration and Iraqi folk songs to create a multi-layered vocal soundscape.
Elsewhere in the show, a lo-fi groove from Steve Beresford, newly re-released after a very limited original run in 2003, and electroacoustic improvisation from Lynn Cassiers and Alexandra Grimal.
Produced by Rebecca Gaskell
A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3
1 Steve Beresford – Joey-ID 10
2 Alya Al-Sultani – Three Ages of Woman / Mother
3 Lori Goldston & Jordan O’Jordan – Lowlands
4 Arthur King – An Sgurr
5 Evan Parker Quartet – The Alchemy Of John Edwards
6 Ken Vandermark’s Sound in Action Trio – One More Once
7 Lynn Cassiers & Alexandra Grimal – At the Far Far End of Our Jolly Spare Time
8 Satoko Fujii – Invisible