Sound and Music Podcast Episode 4: Portals

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Episode 4: Portals


Composers Anthony R. Green, Nathan Riki Thomson and Amble Skuse share their music and thoughts on what music might mean beyond just sounds, and how we connect to each other and the world around us through the act of making music.

We listen to the sounds of an augmented double bass, hear the inner workings of a digital opera, and dive into a social justice piano concerto. Join our CEO Susanna Eastburn MBE and composer Des Oliver for a unique insight into composing.

This podcast was produced by Michael Umney (Resonance FM) and mixed by Chris Bartholomew, with our theme tune composed by Rob Bentall. Our recommendation at the end is for the charity Castle of our Skins.

In this episode, you listen to the following music and sounds:


Anthony R. Green

  • Collide-oscope V (2019) for mixed quintet, performed by Sound of Late.
  • Piano Concerto: Solution (2019) for piano and percussion orchestra, commissioned by Robert McCormick for the McCormick Percussion Group and soloist Eunmi Ko (piano).
  • Collide-oscope II (2016) for string trio, performed by Desdemona.

Nathan Riki Thompson

  • Seeds (2019), for solo augmented bass and electronics from the album Resonance, released by Siba Records / NAXOS.
  • Ode to Nana (2019), duo with Nathan Riki Thomson and percussionist Adriano Adewale from the same album.

Amble Skuse

Our heartfelt thanks to the record labels, performers, composers and organisations who allowed us to include excerpts of these recordings on the podcast.

Episode 1: Time

Episode 2: Inspiration

Episode 3: Taste

Episode 4: Portals

Episode 5: Invitations

Episode 6: Offerings

Episode 7: Distractions

Episode 8: Queerness

Episode 9: Climate: Emergency

Episode 10: Climate: Place

Episode 11: Climate: Activism

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