Thursday 27 December 2012

Episode 27

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0. current events sound collage

1. Ivor Cutler — "Women of the World" (BBC Radio One session, 1983-03-23) → Ivor Cutler and Linda Hirst — "Women of the World" (7" single, 1983)

2. Gilli Smyth and Gong — Great Mother Goddess invocation (live at Koncorde2, Brighton, 2012-11-01)

3. Henry Cow — "Living in the Heart of the Beast" (recorded live for Swiss TV's Kaleidospop, Vevey, 1976-09-25, available on Anniversary Box Set, Vol. 9, released 2009)

4. Humi [Hugh Hopper and Yumi Hara Cawkwell] — "Wind that Divides" (live at Club Integral, London, 2007-11-01)

5. Robert Wyatt and Karen Mantler — "Beware" (from Cuckooland, 2003)

6. The Carla Bley Band — "Wrong Key Donkey" (from European Tour 1977, 1978)

7. Hugh Hopper and Lisa S. Kloessner — "Red Poppies in the Corn" [excerpt] (from Parabolic Versions, 2000)

8. Hatfield and the North [feat. "The Northettes"] — "Son of 'There's No Place Like Homerton" [excerpt] (from Hatfield and the North, 1974)

9. National Health [feat. Amanda Parsons] — "Clocks and Clouds" (recorded 1976-09-21, released on Missing Pieces, 1996)

10. News From Babel — "Arcades (of Glass)" (from Work Resumed on the Tower, 1984)

11. Lindsay Cooper and the Gold Diggers — "Plate Dance" [excerpt] (recorded at Taktlos Festival, Zürich, 1985-03-09)

12. The Raincoats — "Dancing in My Head" (from Odyshape, 1981)

13. Professor Georgina Born speaking on "The Arts and Humanities" (Cambridge University, 2011-02-25)

14. Lady June — "Some Day Silly Twenty Three" (from Lady June's Linguistic Leprosy, 1974)

15. Gong — "Zero the Hero and the Orgasm Witch" [excerpt] (BBC Radio One session 1973-05-29, released on Pre-Modern Wireless, 1995)

16. Kevin Ayers and Bridget St. John — "Jolie Madame" (recorded 11/1970, released on Odd Ditties, 1976)

17. Slapp Happy/Henry Cow — "In the Sickbay" (from Desperate Straights, 1975)

18. Arlet — "Para Lucia" (from Arlet EP, forthcoming)

19. Miquette Giraudy with Steve Hillage — "Garden of Earthly Delights" (from Rainbow Dome Musick, 1979)

20. Lady June — "To Whom it May Not Concern" (from Lady June's Linguistic Leprosy, 1974)

21. Lady June — "Optimism" (from Lady June's Linguistic Leprosy, 1974)

22. Feminist Improvising Group — "The Seventh Kisser Sisters"(?) (improvising live on NDR Radio, Hamburg 1980-10-03)

23. Lady June [feat. Cathy Berberian] — "Reflections" (Neville Harson remix — listener submission)

24. Robert Wyatt — excerpts from Wire salon, London, 2012-04-12

25. Annie Whitehead's Soupsongs [feat. Julie Tippetts] — "The Sight of the Wind" (from Soupsongs Live, recorded at Live and Direct Festival, Newark-on-Trent, 1999-10-10)

26. Annie Whitehead interview excerpt (from Canterbury Soundwaves episode 13)

27. National Health [feat. Barbara Gaskin] — "Starlight on Seaweed" (recorded 1995, released on Missing Pieces, 1996)

28. Spirogyra — "Time Will Tell" (from St. Radigunds, 1971)

29. unknown harmonium player [feat. Lila] — "Women of the World" (uploaded to YouTube 2010-10-16)

[voiceover ambience: Gong [feat. Mireille Bauer] — "Percolations" (from Angel's Egg, 1973)]

clarifications/errata: I should have mentioned the fact that Michael Mantler (Karen's father) was part of the Carla Bley Band which we heard, as was Gary Windo. I should also have mentioned the (unrecorded) Ottawa Music Company which involved members of Egg, Henry Cow, Steve Hillage and the Northettes.

Feminist Improvising Group [Wikipedia article]

Feminist Improvising Group [Women's Liberation Music Archive — scroll down]

Georgina Born [Wikipedia article]

Breaking Convention 2013: interdisciplinary conference on psychedelic consciousness

Cathy Berberian [Wikipedia article]

British Library's "Oral history of jazz in Britain" series: Val Wilmer interviews Lindsay Cooper [1]  [2]  [3] (requires UK higher education login for access).


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