Jennifer Lucy Allan presents an improvised collaboration session between experimental Javanese duo Senyawa and explorative multi-instrumentalist Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe.
Senyawa apply the sonic influences of the avant-garde to their Indonesian musical heritage through the extended vocal technique of Rully Shabara and the modern-primitive instrumentation of Wukir Suryadi. Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, sometimes known as Lichens, is an artist and multi-instrumentalist who uses his voice and modular synthesisers to create spontaneous and ecstatic compositions.
The session took place ahead of their first performance together as part of the New Arts and Music Programme at Sutton House. Thanks to Luis Carvajal and I-D.A Projects.
Elsewhere Jennifer Lucy Allan presents rousing sounds, from Bandung in Indonesia to Lerwick in the Shetland Islands. Up Helly Aa is a series of annual fire festivals that take place in the winter months in Shetland, celebrating their Viking heritage. On the last Tuesday of January, for 24 hours straight, the biggest of all takes place in Lerwick. Expect field recordings of the costumed Viking March.
Plus new music from Indonesian tape label Hasana Editions, and prolific Bandung-based artist Fahmi Mursyid. Mursyid applies granular synthesis and modular electronics to traditional Indonesian instruments and found objects to create timeless sound sculptures.
Produced by Katie Callin
A Reduced Listening Production for BBC Radio 3.
1 Lina & Refree – Cuidei Que Tinha Morrido
2 Field recording from Lerwick – Up Helly Aa
3 Moondog – Viking I
4 Sarah Makem – As I Roved Out
5 Ursula K. Le Guin & Todd Barton – A River Song
6 Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe – Biofeedback
7 -=+ – Percakapan 2
8 Etran De L’Aïr – Tilyadene
9 Michele Mercure – Eyechant
10 秋山邦晴 – Music For Eating / 1964
11 – Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe & Senyawa – I
12 East of Underground – People Get Ready
14 Jon Collin – A3
15 Gloria Coates – String Quartet No. 6: Still
16 Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe & Senyawa – II
17 David Borden & Mother Mallard’s Portable Masterpiece Company – The Continuing Story of Counterpoint, Part 6
18 Tempvs Fvgit – Perdono
19 Fahmi Mursyid & Serafima Okuneva – Coldness / I
20 Mizuki Miura & Fahmi Mursyid – Air / IV
21 Peter Brötzmann – Nice Work If You Can Get It
22 Roosevelt Charles – Let My People Go