Sound and Music Podcast Episode 5: Invitations

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Episode 5: Invitations


Composers Shabaka HutchingsAlwynne Pritchard and Oliver Leith share their music and thoughts exploring the nature of the human relationships which shape the music they make.  

We listen to compositions rooted in friendship, explore attempts to decolonialise music, and intimate performances recorded in a toilet during lockdown. 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 the theme tune composed by Rob Bentall. Our recommendation at the end is for Alwynne Pritchard’s #RecordedDelivery project. 

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


Alwynne Pritchard

  • Stamp Club Report 1980 (2018), commissioned by Kammerkoret GNEIS and performed by vocalists Signe Bjorvatn, Lisa Braathen, Alexander Fiske Fosse, Jung-Jae Kim, Jone Kuven, Bendik Savstad, Tanja Silvestrini, Joar Simarud Stabell, Ørjan Hammar Vollvik and Emilie Wright. Recorded at The Grieg Academy (Bergen) by Cem Arapkirlioglumixed by Alwynne Pritchard 
  • Recorded Delivery (2020), a lockdown project inviting people to send fragments, to which Alwynne responded with a video postcard. We heard extracts from Recorded Delivery No.3 (Peter de Moncey-Conegliano) and No.6 (Bernd Bleffert) 
  • Heart of Glass (2019), performed by Zubin Kanga at the London Contemporary Music Festival (2019), recorded and edited by Reuben Penny 

Oliver Leith 

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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