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Lives in Music

Apr 15, 2021

This third series of Lives in Music doesn't just concentrate on peoples' music journeys.
It also has one consistent thread running through everyone's lives: that of Covid 19, the resultant lockdown, and the effect it's
had on people's activities. My guest in this edition is someone you will almost certainly have seen if...


Apr 8, 2021

I first met Tom Hyland, when he was strutting his guitar stuff with an early version of the now long gone but much-loved Alternative Dubstep Orchestra. I've followed Tom since, first on my blog about the risky steps of going fully pro with Electric Swing Circus, as he dove head-first into Electro Swing. From the band...


Mar 30, 2021

This is a chat with Kris Halpin, who also trades as Dyskinetic. It's about making music solely by gesture and movement. An extraordinary new way to create, using Imogen Heap's magical Mi.Mu gloves. Disabled himself, Kris explains this with disarming frankness. The gloves are extraordinary things, and there's a sample in...


Mar 25, 2021

This third Lives In Music series concentrates not just on peoples' music journeys... it also has a consistent thread running through everyone's lives: that of Covid 19, the resultant lockdown, and the effect it's had on people's activities.

This episode is no exception, but there is a difference. We recorded this talk...


Mar 18, 2021

Ross Grant is putting together – pure lockdown creativity at its best – an amazing series called Around The World in 80 Plays, collaborating at distance with musicians worldwide to produce some compelling joint work.

Normally I tend to court some of our more senior music citizens as guests in this series, on the...