Jennifer Lucy Allan presents a remote collaboration session between Australian fiddle player Adam Cadell and Estonian piper and saxophonist Katariin Raska.
Brisbane-based Adam Cadell is a fiddle player and writer interested in questioning the notion of the avant-garde. His influences are wide-ranging, having studied under the composer Henry Flynt and spent a period in West Africa studying one-stringed fiddles from Ghana and Senegal. His work is characterised by a sense of dissidence and a continual probing of the preconceptions around the violin.
Katariin Raska, based in Tallinn, has studied Estonian traditional music since she was 18, and has a special interest in choral and wind-based orchestral music. Her main instruments are jaw harp, soprano saxophone and Estonian bagpipes, and her music brings influences from traditional music into the setting of free improvisation and extended playing techniques.
Elsewhere in the show there’s Welsh dub from Llwybr Llaethog, experiments in gamelan-infused guitar music from John Cale, and acid-fried dancehall from Jamaican vocalist RDL. Plus we plunge headlong into spring with close-up recordings of Slovakian birdsong recorded by Izabela Dłużyk, who has been blind since birth, as well as South African jazz from The Ibrahim Khalil Shihab Quintet, from their overlooked debut album Spring.
Produced by Katie Callin
A Reduced Listening Production for BBC Radio 3
1 John Fahey – When The Springtime Comes Again
2 Llwybr Llaethog – Bwled Dub
3 Ariel Kalma – Ravajaman
4 Helena Celle’s Imaginal Designs – Give My Dance
5 Izabela Dłużyk – Trumpeters At Sunrise
6 Katariin Raska and Adam Cadell – Across The Seasons (Late Junction Collaboration Session)
7 Matthew E. White & Lonnie Holley – This Here Jungle of Moderness/Composition 14
8 Andy Popperwell – Silent Soundwalk
9 Λένα Πλάτωνος – Hope Is The Thing With Feathers
10 Varg2 & VTSS – VARGTSS2
11 Katariin Raska / Adam Cadell – 32 F 32 C part 1
12 Katariin Raska / Adam Cadell – 32F 32C part 2
13 Katariin Raska / Adam Cadell – Sub-Tropic Baltic
14 Balkhar Ensemble – Jocular Song of Matchmaking
15 Holly Herndon / Maria Arnal – Cant de la Sibil·la
16 Tashi Wada – March 2007
17 三上寛 – I’m The Only One Around
18 RDL x Smurphy – DesertK&QLove Riddim
19 John Cale – Stainless Steel Gamelan
20 The Ibrahim Khalil Shihab Quintet – Spring
21 Amanaz – Africa