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Lives in Music

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...


Mar 11, 2021

I put most of this Lives in Music podcast episode together on the fifth anniversary of the death of a mutual friend, the great Paul Murphy, who both introduced me to Renny Jackson, and encouraged us in our different projects.

One of the things Paul had me do on his Thursday Song Writers Cafe nights was to interview...


Mar 5, 2021

In this edition of Live in Music, I'm talking with Loz Kingsley and Vo Fletcher, Mandolin and Guitar players of great skill and experience. I met this pair, I think, back in 1974, when they were doing a session at the old BRMB Radio. They were no slouches then, and they've only got better since. Vo plays with a...