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Barbican Contemporary Music

By Barbican Centre

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.

  1. 1.
    monumental – Godspeed You! Black Emperor & Dana Gringas10 July 2018
    17:54
  2. 2.
    Japanese Innovators - Episode 3: Ian F Martin27 June 2018
    29:12
  3. 3.
    Japanese Innovators - Episode 2: Yosuke Kitazawa20 June 2018
    28:07
  4. 4.
    Japanese Innovators - Episode 1 : Japan Blues/Howard Williams13 June 2018
    30:01
  5. 5.
    Sounds and Visions - Episode 2: A weekend curated by Max Richter and Yulia Mahr 9 May 2018
    26:40
  6. 6.
    Sounds and Visions - Episode 1: A weekend curated by Max Richter and Yulia Mahr 2 May 2018
    30:17
  7. 7.
    Haley Fohr of Circuit des Yeux: Salomé25 April 2018
    14:02
  8. 8.
    Thurston Moore presents GALAXIES 12x1211 April 2018
    19:56
  1. 9.
    Stranger Things27 March 2018
    19:25
  2. 10.
    Ode to Joysticks - Episode 315 March 2018
    1:05:06
  3. 11.
    Ode to Joysticks - Episode 28 March 2018
    1:02:11
  4. 12.
    Ode to Joysticks – Episode 11 March 2018
    54:53
  5. 13.
    John Cale14 February 2018
    15:30
  6. 14.
    Victor Goines on Benny Goodman31 January 2018
    15:59
  7. 15.
    Carleen Anderson17 January 2018
    22:31
  8. 16.
    Worldwide FM Special: The Gold Griot (Basquiat and Music)10 January 2018
    55:54
  9. 17.
    Mat Schulz (Unsound)30 November 2017
    16:42
  10. 18.
    The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda15 November 2017
    14:53
  11. 19.
    Kristjan Järvi on Joe Zawinul1 November 2017
    15:16
  12. 20.
    Moondog for Gamelan18 October 2017
    13:01
  13. 21.
    Spacebomb Revue (with Trey Pollard)4 October 2017
    18:05
  14. 22.
    Matthew Herbert (on his Brexit Big Band)20 September 2017
    20:42
  15. 23.
    Jack Barnett and Sandunes (Different Trains 1947)11 September 2017
    15:42
  16. 24.
    The Music of Jim Jarmusch – with David Coulter, Alex Kapranos and more25 August 2017
    23:26
  17. 25.
    Jace Clayton on Julius Eastman9 August 2017
    17:24
  18. 26.
    Stephin Merritt (Magnetic Fields)26 July 2017
    15:08
  19. 27.
    Laura Mvula12 July 2017
    24:14
  20. 28.
    Simon Raymonde on Bella Union21 June 2017
    16:43
  21. 29.
    Jeff Mills7 June 2017
    18:50
  22. 30.
    The Unthanks on Molly Drake17 May 2017
    17:28
  23. 31.
    Manana // Cuba3 May 2017
    20:47
  24. 32.
    Sasha19 April 2017
    16:17
  25. 33.
    Philip Glass’s Music in Twelve Parts5 April 2017
    13:07
  26. 34.
    Piano Day22 March 2017
    20:43
  27. 35.
    The Can Project // Irmin Schmidt 8 March 2017
    22:52
  28. 36.
    Hatsune Miku22 February 2017
    14:05
  29. 37.
    Efterklang 8 February 2017
    18:03
  30. 38.
    Shirley Collins25 January 2017
    27:32
  31. 39.
    Robert Henke on Digital Arts18 January 2017
    14:12
  32. 40.
    Warm Digits on scoring Sunderland’s experience of WW111 January 2017
    13:17
  33. 41.
    Steve Mason14 December 2016
    19:16
  34. 42.
    Jóhann Jóhannsson 30 November 2016
    17:11
  35. 43.
    Michael Nyman at 409 November 2016
    18:48
  36. 44.
    Art Spiegelman and Philip Johnston / Wordless26 October 2016
    19:45
  37. 45.
    Rough Trade at 40 feat John Grant + Stephen Mallinder20 October 2016
    17:29
  38. 46.
    Matmos on Robert Ashley12 October 2016
    14:15
  39. 47.
    Dear Esther / Jessica Curry28 September 2016
    14:58
  40. 48.
    Stars of the Lid14 September 2016
    18:24
  41. 49.
    Introducing Possibly Colliding Part 3 - Voices and Collaborations4 July 2016
    32:35
  42. 50.
    Nils Frahm introduces Possibly Colliding (Part 2)28 June 2016
    32:10
  43. 51.
    Nils Frahm introduces Possibly Colliding (Part 1)9 June 2016
    36:47
  44. 52.
    Max Richter, Tindersticks, Kronos Quartet, Black Arm Band – May 201626 April 2016
    38:06
  45. 53.
    Calexico, The Necks, James McVinnie, Bang on a Can – April 20166 April 2016
    33:32
  46. 54.
    March 2016 - Junun, Mariza, Michael Gira + Thurston Moore + Laura Cannell7 March 2016
    29:54
  47. 55.
    February 2016 - Jorge Drexler, Actress + LCO, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra28 January 2016
    33:54
  48. 56.
    December 2015 special - Panic! - Darkstar, Richard Dawson, Simran Hans + more30 November 2015
    38:40
  49. 57.
    November 2015 – EFG London Jazz Festival special – Kamasi Washington, Terence Blanchard + more6 November 2015
    36:38
  50. 58.
    October 2015 – Lee Hazlewood, King Creosote, Marcus Miller1 October 2015
    39:53
  51. 59.
    Electronic music experiences special – Jeff Mills, Holly Herndon, Gazelle Twin + more7 September 2015
    32:23
  52. 60.
    September 2015 - Transcender special - Double Vision, Arifa, the music of Brian Eno, Faiz Ali Faiz28 August 2015
    30:06
  53. 61.
    Moog Concordance special - Will Gregory, Suicide, Keith Emerson13 July 2015
    30:31
  54. 62.
    Station to Station special - Suicide, EMA, Lonelady, Boredoms30 June 2015
    31:10
  55. 63.
    June 2015 – Live Music and Film special – Asian Dub Foundation and Live Live Cinema28 May 2015
    22:43
  56. 64.
    May 2015 – Villagers, Colleen, Roberto Fonseca6 May 2015
    30:26
  57. 65.
    Mountains and Waves special21 April 2015
    31:59
  58. 66.
    April 2015 – Hello Terry Riley, MEXRRISSEY, stargaze + The Dodos2 April 2015
    28:14
  59. 67.
    March 2015 – Matthew E. White, The Gloaming, We Have An Anchor and Strata-East Live19 February 2015
    36:06
  60. 68.
    February 2015 - Ólafur Arnalds, Nico Muhly and Oneohtrix Point Never, Miscontinuum19 January 2015
    32:53
  61. 69.
    December 2014 - Roddy Frame, Sound of Chaplin, Sparks1 December 2014
    31:39
  62. 70.
    November 2014 – Savages + Bo Ningen, Lau + Bugge Wesseltoft, Henrik Schwarz, Dan Berglund3 November 2014
    27:37
  63. 71.
    October 2014 – British Sea Power, Bebel Gilberto, Fabio Frizzi14 October 2014
    28:23
  64. 72.
    September 2014 – 20,000 Days on Earth, A Winged Victory for the Sullen, Julia Holter and more28 August 2014
    40:04
  65. 73.
    July 2014 – John Cale, Robert Henke and Digital Revolution10 July 2014
    24:40
  66. 74.
    June 2014 – In Dreams: David Lynch Revisited11 June 2014
    33:41
  67. 75.
    May 2014 – Sun Ra’s 100th, Richard Skelton, Lena Chamamyan23 May 2014
    32:37
  68. 76.
    April 2014 – Explorations: Nonesuch President Bob Hurwitz, Rhiannon Giddens, Timo Andres8 April 2014
    34:19
  69. 77.
    March 2014 – Nils Frahm and Who is William Onyeabor?6 March 2014
    29:06
  70. 78.
    February 2014 – Jóhann Jóhannsson, Just Jam, Ralph Towner and the Miners’ Strike17 February 2014
    39:14
  71. 79.
    January 2014 – Marc Almond, John Harle, Terry Edwards6 January 2014
    33:30
  72. 80.
    November 2013 – Max Richter, Tindersticks, Hal Willner25 October 2013
    31:01
  73. 81.
    October 2013 – Josh Ritter, Stornoway, Sam Amidon, Bright Phoebus1 October 2013
    34:01
  74. 82.
    September 2013 - Matthew Herbert, Lisa Gerrard, Plaid, Michael Arias5 September 2013
    28:48
  75. 83.
    Summer 2013 – Mark Kermode, Brazil, Bank On It3 July 2013
    32:39
  76. 84.
    May 2013 – Tim Burgess, Asaf Avidan, Eliza Carthy21 May 2013
    29:09
  77. 85.
    A Scream and an Outrage special – part 211 April 2013
    23:32
  78. 86.
    A Scream and an Outrage special – part 110 April 2013
    24:12
  79. 87.
    March 2013 – Ludovico Einaudi, Neon Neon, Kronos Quartet5 April 2013
    25:12
  80. 88.
    February 2013 – Yo La Tengo, James Holden, Super Everything*15 February 2013
    29:50
  81. 89.
    January 2013 – Olafur Arnalds, Cowboy Junkies, Sahara Soul14 January 2013
    33:01
  82. 90.
    November 2012 – Macy Gray, Anoushka Shankar, Neil Cowley31 October 2012
    24:04
  83. 91.
    October 2012 – Efterklang, Sparks, Max Richter2 October 2012
    28:51
  84. 92.
    September 2012 (Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore on Sun Ra, Oneohtrix Point Never and more)6 September 2012
    27:12
  85. 93.
    Philip Glass at 75 – Exclusive Podcast21 August 2012
    26:20
  86. 94.
    June 2012 – Back2Black Special29 June 2012
    24:20
  87. 95.
    May 2012 – Rokia Traore, Goran Bregovic and Van Dyke Parks1 June 2012
    23:07
  88. 96.
    April 2012 – Big Star Special feat. Mike Mills, Jody Stephens, Chris Stamey19 April 2012
    23:17
  89. 97.
    Mar 2012 – FatCat, Dustin O'Halloran, Juan de Marcos, Britten Sinfonia11 April 2012
    25:31
  90. 98.
    Feb 2012 – Gavin Bryars, David Lang, Philip Jeck & Hip Hop Shakespeare Company15 February 2012
    24:25
  91. 99.
    Jan 2012 – January 2012 – Aaron Dessner, Robyn Hitchcock & Michael Gordon11 January 2012
    30:03
  92. 100.
    Oct/Nov 2011 – Josh T. Pearson, Iain Sinclair, The Leisure Society & Mouse on Mars14 October 2011
    32:04
  93. 101.
    September 2011 - David Hepworth, Justin Adams & Neil Brand9 September 2011
    30:44
  94. 102.
    Blaze 2011 - Mikill Pane & Baloji (episode 3)1 July 2011
    14:18
  95. 103.
    Blaze 2011 – Mira Calix & A Night in Tahrir Square (episode 4)1 July 2011
    20:32
  96. 104.
    Blaze 2011 - Chilly Gonzales & Calle 13 (episode 2)14 June 2011
    17:27
  97. 105.
    Blaze 2011 - Basement Jaxx & Shangaan Electro (episode 1)26 May 2011
    18:32
  98. 106.
    Reverberations – May 2011 (Steve Reich, Bryce Dessner, Owen Pallett Kronos Quartet, Tyondai Braxton, Max Richter & more)21 April 2011
    52:32
  99. 107.
    April 2011 (Jose Gonzales, Ron Sexsmith, Ojos de Brujo)15 April 2011
    26:34
  100. 108.
    March 2011 (Asa, Tiken Jah Fakoly, Astillero)3 March 2011
    22:27
  101. 109.
    February 2011 (Kurt Elling, Van Der Graaf Generator and the Motown hits-packed musical The Sapphires)10 February 2011
    28:01
  102. 110.
    January 2011 (Joan as Police Woman, Drive-By Truckers, Gabby Young & Brinsley Forde)14 January 2011
    34:26
  103. 111.
    December - Best of 2010 (These New Puritans, Emory Douglas, Kid Creole & more)1 December 2010
    29:28
  104. 112.
    November 2010 (Paloma Faith, Afrocubism, Guy Barker & China Moses)5 November 2010
    20:10
  105. 113.
    October 2010 (Michael Rother from NEU!, These New Puritans, Metronomy open the 10th Bicycle Film Festival)8 October 2010
    21:27
  106. 114.
    September 2010 (Emory Douglas, Valgeir Sigurdsson, Gary Lucas and Najma Akhtar)7 September 2010
    28:40
  107. 115.
    Blaze Podcast 4 - Audio22 July 2010
    15:24
  108. 116.
    Blaze Podcast 3 - Audio7 July 2010
    14:33
  109. 117.
    Blaze Podcast 2 - Audio23 June 2010
    16:20
  110. 118.
    Blaze Podcast 1 - Audio16 June 2010
    17:31
  111. 119.
    May 2010 - Audio19 May 2010
    29:35
  112. 120.
    April 2010 - Audio16 April 2010
    29:54
  113. 121.
    March 2010 - Audio12 March 2010
    31:43
  114. 122.
    February 2010 - Audio18 February 2010
    31:18
  115. 123.
    January 201015 June 2005
    19:48

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