Jennifer Lucy Allan presents the latest in our exclusive Late Junction collaboration sessions with a meeting of musical minds from across the Atlantic via the power of the internet. In this edition, LA-based experimental vocalist Nour Mobarak meets Berlin-based sound artist and composer Jessica Ekomane.
Nour Mobarak is an experimental vocalist and artist. Her work ‘excavates violence and desire’, with a focus on the use of language, which she explores through voice, sculpture, sound, performance, writing and video. Her latest project Allophone Movement, collages over 40 different languages in an attempt to explore the effect that speech can have when you remove its meaning.
Jessica Ekomane is a French-born Berlin-based sound artist and composer. She uses sound to create a cathartic effect for the listener through live quadraphonic performances and installations, experimenting in psychoacoustics and perception. Her 2019 release Multivocal was recorded at a live sleeping event, and was inspired by psychology and trance-inducing rhythms.
As the clock strikes midnight on Halloween we play scary sounds for the season, from the psych soundtrack of the first French vampire film, to a classic release by DJ Spooky that remixes the likes of Allen Ginsberg and Terry Riley. Plus a preview of Fat Out Fest’s Halloween weekend extravaganza, including Lone Taxidermist and Iceboy Violet.
Produced by Katie Callin
A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3.
1 Terry Riley & DJ Spooky – Dorian Reeds (dj Spooky Remix)
2 Luigi Russolo & DJ Spooky – Corale / FTP Bundle / Conduit 23
3 Acanthus – Night Excursion
4 Lucrecia Dalt – Suprema
5 Pax – Exorcismo
6 Nour Mobarak & Jessica Ekomane – 3
7 Matana Roberts & Pat Thomas – The Truth, Pt. 3
8 Lone Taxidermist – Over There
9 Alison Cotton – How My Heart Bled in Bleeding Heart Yard
10 Nour Mobarak & Jessica Ekomane – 4
11 Nour Mobarak & Jessica Ekomane – 2
12 Nour Mobarak & Jessica Ekomane – 1
13 Acanthus – Occupied Clock
14 clipping. – Eaten Alive
15 Mikhail Karikis – Love song (‚how many ways to say‘)
16 The Mystery Kindaichi Band – Yatsuhakamura
17 Tunes of Negation – Naked Shall I Return
18 Buffy Sainte-Marie – God Is Alive, Magic Is Afoot
19 Tetuzi Akiyama – forgetfulness
20 Rev. J.M. Gates – Oh Death Where Is Thy Sting
21 Iceboy Violet – White in the Violet in the Hotel
22 Rebekah Reid – #minimalist
23 The Body – A Lament
24 Acanthus – Envol Vers La Folie