Cover image of Barbican Contemporary Music
(1)
Arts
Music
Performing Arts

Barbican Contemporary Music

Updated 7 days ago

Arts
Music
Performing Arts
Read more

The Barbican Centre in London features the world's greatest artists in jazz, folk, world, roots, soul, country, contemporary classical and the more experimental ends of rock, pop and electronica. Look out for new episodes every fortnight with exclusive interviews, lots of good music and backstage reports.

Read more

The Barbican Centre in London features the world's greatest artists in jazz, folk, world, roots, soul, country, contemporary classical and the more experimental ends of rock, pop and electronica. Look out for new episodes every fortnight with exclusive interviews, lots of good music and backstage reports.

iTunes Ratings

1 Ratings
Average Ratings
1
0
0
0
0

Great variety of showcased music.

By Josh729 - Mar 08 2018
Read more
Thank you for producing this podcast. It exposes us to a great variety of modern music.

iTunes Ratings

1 Ratings
Average Ratings
1
0
0
0
0

Great variety of showcased music.

By Josh729 - Mar 08 2018
Read more
Thank you for producing this podcast. It exposes us to a great variety of modern music.
Cover image of Barbican Contemporary Music

Barbican Contemporary Music

Latest release on Nov 07, 2018

Read more

The Barbican Centre in London features the world's greatest artists in jazz, folk, world, roots, soul, country, contemporary classical and the more experimental ends of rock, pop and electronica. Look out for new episodes every fortnight with exclusive interviews, lots of good music and backstage reports.

Rank #1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda

Podcast cover
Read more

We catch up with Surya Botofasina, a pianist who grew up in Alice Coltrane’s LA-based Ashram, about his life growing up with Alice and bringing her special brand of spiritual music to the world.

For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Nov 15 2017

14mins

Play

Rank #2: March 2013 – Ludovico Einaudi, Neon Neon, Kronos Quartet

Podcast cover
Read more
The great Italian pianist and composer, Ludovico Einaudi chats to Ben Eshmade about his new album 'In a Time Lapse' and his upcoming five shows at the Barbican. Plus Gruff Rhys from Super Furry Animals introduces his new album and immersive gig 'Praxis Makes Perfect', under the band name Neon Neon, with LA producer Boom Bip and in association with National Theatre Wales; while David Harrington from Kronos Quartet tells us about their first collaboration with American creative pioneer Laurie Anderson. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Apr 05 2013

25mins

Play

Rank #3: Nils Frahm introduces Possibly Colliding (Part 1)

Podcast cover
Read more
This July, composer and pianist Nils Frahm curates a weekend bringing together producers, composers and performers from around the globe who share his omnivorous approach to music and art. In the first of a 3-part series taking a closer look at all the music, art and film on offer across the weekend, Nils Frahm introduces the acts playing the first two days of the festival – spanning everything from ambient jazz to dark organ drones, and the artists themselves give you an insight into their performances. Find out more and see the full listings for Possibly Colliding: www.barbican.org.uk/nilsfrahm/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jun 09 2016

36mins

Play

Rank #4: Ode to Joysticks - Episode 2

Podcast cover
Read more

In a special three part series we take it up a level as we explore the video game music and its adventure from our consoles into our concert halls and beyond.


In episode two we explore how video game music has pervaded culture in 2018 and how some of the top games composers challenge themselves with each project to create something new, plus we dissect the ear worm.

For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Mar 08 2018

1hr 2mins

Play

Rank #5: Lisa Hannigan

Podcast cover
Read more

Ahead of her career retrospective concert here in October with s t a r g a z e we spoke to Lisa Hannigan.

She talked to us about her relationship with the Dessner brothers, how working with the classical ensemble has helped breathe new life into old work and why she writes when walking around.


For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Sep 04 2018

13mins

Play

Rank #6: Thurston Moore presents GALAXIES 12x12

Podcast cover
Read more

First coming to fame with art-Punks Sonic Youth, Thurston Moore’s prolific output and collaborations has served to change the face of guitar music. He explores his love of the instrument via Patti Smith, Sun Ra and Fender Jazzmasters ahead of his piece for twelve twelve string guitars here on Saturday 14 April. 

For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Apr 11 2018

19mins

Play

Rank #7: John Cale

Podcast cover
Read more

Ahead of his ‘Futurespective’ here in March we chatted to John Cale about his remarkable career thus far, from his early days working alongside La Monte Young to his continued quest to write a truly great love song.

For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Feb 14 2018

15mins

Play

Rank #8: May 2013 – Tim Burgess, Asaf Avidan, Eliza Carthy

Podcast cover
Read more
Folk musician Eliza Carthy looks back on her 21 year career, Israeli singer-songwriter Asaf Avidan unveils his plans to take London by storm with his mesmerizing voice. Plus Charlatans’ frontman Tim Burgess explains how his new album in collaboration with Lambchop’s Kurt Wagner was inspired by the Barbican. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

May 21 2013

29mins

Play

Rank #9: March 2016 - Junun, Mariza, Michael Gira + Thurston Moore + Laura Cannell

Podcast cover
Read more
We talk to Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur about combining sacred Qawwali with electronics in his collaboration with Jonny Greenwood and The Rajasthan Express, Portuguese singer Mariza mixes traditional fado with popular music, and Laura Cannell explores the theme of new life through medieval techniques. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Mar 07 2016

29mins

Play

Rank #10: Moondog for Gamelan

Podcast cover
Read more

We speak to Moondog’s old friend Stefan Lakatos and contemporary Javanese composer Iwan Gunawan about their upcoming project, which sees them transform the Viking of Sixth Avenue’s unique music into Gamelan compositions.

For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Oct 18 2017

13mins

Play

Rank #11: Jace Clayton on Julius Eastman

Podcast cover
Read more
Ahead of our Julius Eastman Memorial Dinner gig with Jace Clayton (AKA DJ/Rupture) we look into the saga of this most interesting of composers – a minimalist master and contemporary of Feldman and Cage – who died destitute and with many of his scores lost. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Aug 09 2017

17mins

Play

Rank #12: February 2013 – Yo La Tengo, James Holden, Super Everything*

Podcast cover
Read more
Trance-inducing music from top British DJ James Holden, Yo La Tengo's new album Fade and the ambitious multimedia/anthropological roller coaster through Malaysia which is Super Everything*. Brace yourself for the February 2013 edition of the Barbican Contemporary Music podcast. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Feb 15 2013

29mins

Play

Rank #13: Spacebomb Revue (with Trey Pollard)

Podcast cover
Read more
We take a trip to Richmond, Virginia in search of Spacebomb Records – Matthew E White’s record label who take an innovative approach to creating records. It’s all ahead of their one-night-only revue here this month...

More info: http://bit.ly/2g7jSQN For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Oct 04 2017

18mins

Play

Rank #14: Worldwide FM Special: The Gold Griot (Basquiat and Music)

Podcast cover
Read more

Taking over our podcast for this episode is Leanne from Worldwide FM, looking at the role music played in Jean-Michel Basquiat’s life and art.


Basquiat immersed himself in the avant-garde scene in downtown New York in the late 70’s/early 80’s. This was the post punk, post Studio 54 New York - where the clubs were more than just places to drink and dance. And perhaps there is no one that epitomises this era more than Jean-Michel Basquiat. Artist, poet, musician - he embodied the raw, no holds barred creativity of this short period of history. 


The Gold Griot was produced, written and presented by Leanne Wright. Edited by George Haskell. Special thanks to Fred Brathwaite, Justin Strauss, Francesco Martinelli, Shabaka Hutchings and everyone else involved in the making of this story.

For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jan 10 2018

55mins

Play

Rank #15: Sounds and Visions - Episode 1: A weekend curated by Max Richter and Yulia Mahr

Podcast cover
Read more

Ahead of their weekend festival of music and film, taking place next weekend across the centre, we caught up with Richter and Mahr over coffee and biscuits in their Oxfordshire home. We found out about how they met, how they work together and what to expect from the weekend. Plus there are interviews with two of the artists playing in the Hall before Max on the Friday night – Jlin and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith.

 

For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

May 02 2018

28mins

Play

Rank #16: Sounds and Visions - Episode 2: A weekend curated by Max Richter and Yulia Mahr

Podcast cover
Read more

In this episode exploring the festival from composer Max Richter and filmmaker Yulia Mahr 11 – 14 May, we take a look at Waltz with Bashir – the award winning animated film about an Israeli soldier’s journey to recover his memories and question his experiences. We spoke to director Ari Folman about putting his own story onto the screen, and Chineke! Orchestra founder Chi-chi Nwanoku about founding her organisation promoting more visibility for BAME musicians.

For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

May 09 2018

26mins

Play

Rank #17: Carleen Anderson

Podcast cover
Read more

We speak to the Mercury-nominated former singer from the Young Disciples about her Cage Street Memorial project, which tells her family history through song; a story of multi-culturalism and triumph against the odds.

For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jan 17 2018

22mins

Play

Rank #18: Stranger Things

Podcast cover
Read more

It was a hit TV series about a group of children fighting a unknown force, its atmosphere brought alive by its synth-heavy retro soundtrack. We talk to Karl Dixon and Michael Stein about composer the music ahead of performing it live here on 7 April.

For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Mar 27 2018

19mins

Play

Rank #19: monumental – Godspeed You! Black Emperor & Dana Gringas

Podcast cover
Read more

We talk to Dana Gingras about choreographing a multi-media piece bringing together film and lighting with live dance and music from Godspeed You! Black Emperor. From the piece’s initial conception inspired by the drudgery and fast-pace of life in LA, to performing it live alongside the pioneering post-rock ensemble

For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jul 10 2018

17mins

Play

Rank #20: Japanese Innovators - Episode 1 : Japan Blues/Howard Williams

Podcast cover
Read more

In a three part mini-series we take a look into the record collections of three Japanese music enthusiasts, taking a journey of sonic discovery from 1970-2000, exploring the diverse tapestry sounds that have emerged from the country.

In episode one Japan Blues aka Howard Williams guides us through some of his favourite tunes from the 1970s including a slice of west-coast inspired Rock by Happy End, a truly Avant-Garde composition by Takehisa Kosugi and much more besides.

Tracklist:

Minako Yoshida - Machi No Bouke

Takehisa Kosugi - Mano-Dharma

Masako Togawa - Owari Ga Taisetsu

Masabumi Kikuchi - Sunday Lunch

Ayumi Ishida & Tin Pan Alley Family - ‎Watashi Jishin

Yuki Saori - Ikigai 

Keiko Fuji - Onna No Jinsei

Happy End - Natsu Nandesu

Yumi Arai - Anata Dake No Mono

Hideko Fujiwara - Omae Nanka

For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jun 13 2018

28mins

Play

Remembering Jóhann Jóhannsson – Episode 2

Podcast cover
Read more

In a special two-part podcast, we meet some of the people who knew and worked with the late composer. In this episode we talk to filmmaker James Marsh about the score to The Theory of Everything, musician Adam Wiltzie about putting together Jóhann’s first tours, and his manager Tim Husom about future plans for Jóhann’s estate.

For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Nov 07 2018

41mins

Play

Remembering Jóhann Jóhannsson – Episode 1

Podcast cover
Read more

In a special two-part podcast, we meet some of the people who worked with the late composer, from his first bands to his final solo releases, his favourite record store to international concert halls. Including Kitchen Motor co-founder Kira Kira, Barbican programmer and former Managing Director of 4AD Records Chris Sharp and Fat Cat Records’s David Howell.

For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Oct 31 2018

40mins

Play

Andy Irvine and Paul Brady

Podcast cover
Read more

We speak to Andy Irvine and Paul Brady about their classic Irish Folk album ahead of their rare performance of it here on the 15th October.

The pair chat with good humour about how they came to make the now cult 1976 album, what they have been up to since and which songs they are most looking forward to playing live.

For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Oct 10 2018

13mins

Play

Keren Ann

Podcast cover
Read more

Keren Ann discusses the inspiration behind her newest album, arranging her music for string quartet and how it feels to hear one of your heroes such as David Byrne or Anna Calvi covering your songs.

For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Oct 03 2018

15mins

Play

Pan Daijing

Podcast cover
Read more

We talk to electronic musician and performance artist Pan Daijing about ‘Fist Piece’ which she’ll be performing here in a double-bill with Aïsha Devi on 7 October.


She discusses spirituality, collaboration and the experience of acting alongside her mum and childhood best friend.

 

For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Sep 19 2018

16mins

Play

Lisa Hannigan

Podcast cover
Read more

Ahead of her career retrospective concert here in October with s t a r g a z e we spoke to Lisa Hannigan.

She talked to us about her relationship with the Dessner brothers, how working with the classical ensemble has helped breathe new life into old work and why she writes when walking around.


For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Sep 04 2018

13mins

Play

monumental – Godspeed You! Black Emperor & Dana Gringas

Podcast cover
Read more

We talk to Dana Gingras about choreographing a multi-media piece bringing together film and lighting with live dance and music from Godspeed You! Black Emperor. From the piece’s initial conception inspired by the drudgery and fast-pace of life in LA, to performing it live alongside the pioneering post-rock ensemble

For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jul 10 2018

17mins

Play

Japanese Innovators - Episode 3: Ian F Martin

Podcast cover
Read more

In a three part mini-series we take a look into the record collections of three Japanese music enthusiasts, taking a journey of sonic discovery from 1970-2000, exploring the diverse tapestry sounds that have emerged from the country.

In the final episode we talk to Ian F Martin, author of Quit Your Band! Musical Notes from the Japanese Underground and owner of punk label Call and Response Records, about Japanese music of the 90s and its influence. From the collaged experimental pieces of Yoshihide Otomo to the captivating live shows of Melt Banana.

Tracklist:

Boredoms - Pop Tatari

Yoshihide Otomo ft Ey Yamantaka & Tenko - Sony

Zeni Geva - Dead Sun Rising

Ruins - Pontemcorary Music #1

Melt Banana - What Do You Slaughter Next?

Merzbow - Spiral Blast

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O - Acid Mother's Prayer

Ground Zero - Bones

OOIOO - Sister 001

Panicsmile – Hitchhike

For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jun 27 2018

28mins

Play

Japanese Innovators - Episode 2: Yosuke Kitazawa

Podcast cover
Read more

In a three part mini-series we take a look into the record collections of three Japanese music enthusiasts, taking a journey of sonic discovery from 1970-2000, exploring the diverse tapestry sounds that have emerged from the country.


In the second episode we talk to Light in the Attic Records’s Yosuke Kitazawa about some of his favourite Japanese records of the 80s, which he’s been involved in reissuing on the label, from the pioneering folk musician Sachiko Kanenobu to the early works of Joe Hisaishi.


Tracklist:


Gu with Sachiko Kanenobu – Mary Anne

Nanako Sato - Subterranean Futari Bocci

Izumi Kobayashi - Coffee Rumba

Joe Hisaishi (Wonder City Orchestra) – Islander

Hideki Matsutake - Nemureru Yoru

Haruomi Hosono - Sports Men

For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jun 20 2018

25mins

Play

Japanese Innovators - Episode 1 : Japan Blues/Howard Williams

Podcast cover
Read more

In a three part mini-series we take a look into the record collections of three Japanese music enthusiasts, taking a journey of sonic discovery from 1970-2000, exploring the diverse tapestry sounds that have emerged from the country.

In episode one Japan Blues aka Howard Williams guides us through some of his favourite tunes from the 1970s including a slice of west-coast inspired Rock by Happy End, a truly Avant-Garde composition by Takehisa Kosugi and much more besides.

Tracklist:

Minako Yoshida - Machi No Bouke

Takehisa Kosugi - Mano-Dharma

Masako Togawa - Owari Ga Taisetsu

Masabumi Kikuchi - Sunday Lunch

Ayumi Ishida & Tin Pan Alley Family - ‎Watashi Jishin

Yuki Saori - Ikigai 

Keiko Fuji - Onna No Jinsei

Happy End - Natsu Nandesu

Yumi Arai - Anata Dake No Mono

Hideko Fujiwara - Omae Nanka

For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jun 13 2018

28mins

Play

Sounds and Visions - Episode 2: A weekend curated by Max Richter and Yulia Mahr

Podcast cover
Read more

In this episode exploring the festival from composer Max Richter and filmmaker Yulia Mahr 11 – 14 May, we take a look at Waltz with Bashir – the award winning animated film about an Israeli soldier’s journey to recover his memories and question his experiences. We spoke to director Ari Folman about putting his own story onto the screen, and Chineke! Orchestra founder Chi-chi Nwanoku about founding her organisation promoting more visibility for BAME musicians.

For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

May 09 2018

26mins

Play

Sounds and Visions - Episode 1: A weekend curated by Max Richter and Yulia Mahr

Podcast cover
Read more

Ahead of their weekend festival of music and film, taking place next weekend across the centre, we caught up with Richter and Mahr over coffee and biscuits in their Oxfordshire home. We found out about how they met, how they work together and what to expect from the weekend. Plus there are interviews with two of the artists playing in the Hall before Max on the Friday night – Jlin and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith.

 

For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

May 02 2018

28mins

Play

Haley Fohr of Circuit des Yeux: Salomé

Podcast cover
Read more

Silent classic Salomé (1923), adapted from Oscar Wilde’s play of the Biblical tale, has become a cult favourite in recent years. We spoke to experimental Folk musician Haley Fohr about its relevance today as a story of a woman rebelling against the male gaze, and its now iconic status as a Queer film. Fohr performs an original soundtrack live to a screening of the film on Wednesday 16 May.

For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Apr 25 2018

14mins

Play

Thurston Moore presents GALAXIES 12x12

Podcast cover
Read more

First coming to fame with art-Punks Sonic Youth, Thurston Moore’s prolific output and collaborations has served to change the face of guitar music. He explores his love of the instrument via Patti Smith, Sun Ra and Fender Jazzmasters ahead of his piece for twelve twelve string guitars here on Saturday 14 April. 

For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Apr 11 2018

19mins

Play

Stranger Things

Podcast cover
Read more

It was a hit TV series about a group of children fighting a unknown force, its atmosphere brought alive by its synth-heavy retro soundtrack. We talk to Karl Dixon and Michael Stein about composer the music ahead of performing it live here on 7 April.

For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Mar 27 2018

19mins

Play

Ode to Joysticks - Episode 3

Podcast cover
Read more

In a special three part series we take it up a level as we explore the video game music and it’s adventure from our consoles into our concert halls and beyond.

As we reach the final level we look at exactly how the music has moved from the our screens to our stages, the point where the gaming and record industries meet as well as finding out how a Gameboy can be turned into a musical instrument.

For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Mar 15 2018

1hr 3mins

Play

Ode to Joysticks - Episode 2

Podcast cover
Read more

In a special three part series we take it up a level as we explore the video game music and its adventure from our consoles into our concert halls and beyond.


In episode two we explore how video game music has pervaded culture in 2018 and how some of the top games composers challenge themselves with each project to create something new, plus we dissect the ear worm.

For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Mar 08 2018

1hr 2mins

Play

Ode to Joysticks – Episode 1

Podcast cover
Read more

In a special three part series we take it up a level as we explore the video game music and it’s adventure from our consoles into our concert halls and beyond.

In Episode 1 we give you a rough history of computer game composition with a professor, a doctor and one of the people behind the music on the Commodore 64. Press start and begin your 8-bit adventure.

For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Mar 01 2018

54mins

Play

John Cale

Podcast cover
Read more

Ahead of his ‘Futurespective’ here in March we chatted to John Cale about his remarkable career thus far, from his early days working alongside La Monte Young to his continued quest to write a truly great love song.

For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Feb 14 2018

15mins

Play

Victor Goines on Benny Goodman

Podcast cover
Read more

We speak to the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra player about the King of Swing – Benny Goodman – and his 1938 Carnegie Hall gig which put Jazz on the main stage for the first time, and arguably changed the course of musical history.

For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jan 31 2018

15mins

Play

iTunes Ratings

1 Ratings
Average Ratings
1
0
0
0
0

Great variety of showcased music.

By Josh729 - Mar 08 2018
Read more
Thank you for producing this podcast. It exposes us to a great variety of modern music.