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4 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Alison Goldfrapp. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Alison Goldfrapp, often where they are interviewed.

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4 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Alison Goldfrapp. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Alison Goldfrapp, often where they are interviewed.

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Karl Hyde and Alison Goldfrapp

The Lauren Laverne Podcast
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Underworld’s Karl Hyde joins me to talk about their latest project, the Drift Series 1. It concluded their 52-week Drift multimedia project that began in November 2018 where they released music, film, and text pieces every Thursday. Karl also tells us his favourite ever ‘Born Slippy’ moment.

Ahead of their upcoming 20th Anniversary Felt Mountain tour, Alison Goldfrapp drops by to chat about the iconic album, 20 years on.

Plus, Dr Hannah Fry brings us The Maths of Life, Rhianna Dhillon gives us her viewing picks in This Week’s Watchlist, and there’s more House Music – the everyday objects that will not cease playing pop hits.

Nov 15 2019

53mins

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Alison Goldfrapp

The Voices of...
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An intimate portrait of Alison Goldfrapp, an innovative artist and electronic dance music performer (with Goldfrapp) whose voice is inflected with folk, opera and cabaret styles.

Recorded overnight on a walk through woods in Hampshire during the summer solstice and at her home in east London, this evocation of one of Britain's most versatile singers touches on Alison's childhood and the impact of being educated by nuns, her adventures across experimental art forms, the joy of a thumping electronic dance track and the enduring allure of nature, both in her music and her life.

Presented and produced by Alan Hall
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio Four

Jul 08 2019

27mins

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Alison Goldfrapp

Private Passions
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As part of the BBC's Classical Voice season, Michael Berkeley's guest is singer Alison Goldfrapp.

Alison Goldfrapp burst onto the music scene fifteen years ago, as lead singer in the duo Goldfrapp with the debut album Felt Mountain. Rock critics reached for adjectives such as 'lush', 'symphonic', 'epic'. Since Felt Mountain there have been five more hit albums, moving across pop, dance, electronic music - but each featuring the same extraordinary voice. Alongside the six gold albums, Goldfrapp also composed the soundtrack for the John Lennon film, Nowhere Boy, and the music for the recent Medea, starring Helen McCrory, at the National Theatre.

In Private Passions, Alison Goldfrapp talks to Michael Berkeley about finding her voice, and about the childhood that inspired her. Her father ('a closet hippy') used to take all six children out into the Hampshire woods, and make them sit still and listen, for hours; when there was a full moon he would drive them to the sea, for a night swim. The first time Goldfrapp heard her own voice soar was as a schoolgirl at the Alton Convent School in Hampshire, and encouraged by the nuns, she sang higher and higher until she felt a kind of 'buzzing' in her head: an unforgettable experience.

Goldfrapp chooses music which features a choir of extraordinary women's voices, the Bulgarian State Radio female choir, and Jessye Norman singing Fruhling from Strauss's Four Last Songs. She also chooses Atmospheres by Gyorgy Ligeti - music she finds very frightening - and celebrates both Mahler, and Ennio Morricone's film music, especially his score to an erotic thriller from 1969, Dirty Angels. And she reveals the music her partner Lisa Gunning sends her to listen to when they're apart.

Produced by Elizabeth Burke
A Loftus Production for BBC Radio 3.

Jun 21 2015

34mins

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Alison Goldfrapp: Carmina Burana - Carl Orff; Expecting - Minnie Riperton

Apr 17 2010

8mins

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