Stuart Maconie's Freak Zone
Stuart Maconie's Freak Zone: Jonny Greenwood07/20/14
Jonny Greenwood chats to Stuart about his passion for contemporary classical music.
FreakZone: It’s Not All Brass Bands
Stuart features music inspired by the North West of England and chats to composer Richard Skelton who lives and works in a remote part of Cumbria.
FreakZone: No Free Download This Week
Stuart offers a message of condolence as there is no free download this week. Next week Stuart is joined by Richard Skelton to talk about music inspired by the British landscape.
FreakZone: The Various Crimes of Siltbreeze Records
Musician Kiran Leonard presents Stuart with the crimes of Siltbreeze Records, a US label of noise, leftfield sounds and strange effects.
FreakZone: Roundtable Discussion
Stuart hosts a discussion around the most intriguing new releases in experimental and esoteric music with Jim Jupp from Ghostbox Records and cellist Oliver Coates. Featuring tracks from Roll The Dice, OOIOO and Bruno Pronsato.
FreakZone: The music of Hermeto Pascoal
Stuart is joined by friend of the Freakier Zone and founding member of 808 State Graham Massey to look at the life and music of the beloved Brazilian musician Hermeto Pascoal.
FreakZone: Female Guitarists
Anne Hilde Neset from Radio 3's Late Junction joins Stuart with records by great female guitarists. Featuring Elisabeth Cotten, Marisa Anderson and Mary Halvorson.
FreakZone: Supersonic’s Lisa Meyer
Lisa Meyer, the brains behind Supersonic Festival, one of the leading experimental music events in the UK joins Stuart with some records looking at the history of the festival over the last decade.
FreakZone: Fiona Talkington's Music for Insomnia
Fiona Talkington from Radio 3's Late Junction joins Stuart with a selection of records around the theme of insomnia following on from Stuartâs interview with Matt Berry about his latest project, Music For Insomniacs.
FreakZone: Dark Side of the Moog
Andy Votel joins Stuart to explore the dark side of the moog as 6 Music celebrates electronica. Robert Moog, inventor of the iconic analogue synthesiser would have turned 80 this week. The Moog series of instruments were the first synthetic sounds to...
FreakZone: The New York No Wave Scene
Experimental rock band Swans emerged from New York's No Wave scene in the early 1980s. Following on from Stuart's interview with Swans frontman Michael Gira in the Freak Zone last Sunday, Henrietta Rowlatt joins Stuart to look into the roots of the...
FreakZone: How To Marry Music And Poetry
Ian McMillan from Radio 3's The Verb joins Stuart with music and spoken word. Ian shares some of the strangest ways to combine poetry and music featuring tracks from Christopher Fox, library poet Mirabeau and George Pringle.
Stuart hosts a discussion around the most intriguing new releases in experimental and esoteric music with The Quietus' John Doran and musician Mandy Wigby.
Stuart chooses an orchestral playlist featuring Sufjan Stevens, Dutch Uncles' Robin Richards and Ornette Coleman.
FreakZone: Manipulated Voices
Ever tried to sing like someone else? The Quietus' John Doran shares weird records with manipulated voices including boys singing like girls and girls singing like machines.
FreakZone: The History of the Drum Machine
808 State's Graham Massey gives a brief history of the drum machine. From it's beginnings in time keeping to its creative use by Sly and the Family Stone, Robin Gibb and Miles Davis.
Novelty Beatnik Records
Bongo-loving, beret-wearing hepcat Jonny Trunk joins Stuart with some novelty beatnik records.
FreakZone: Loop de Loop
Anne Hilde Neset sends Stuart loopy talking about loops, cycles and repeating patterns in music. Featuring tracks from William Basinski, Thomas Brinkmann and Holgar Czukay.
FreakZone: Leftfield Ladies of Electronica
Warp Records artist Mira Calix showcases the best female artists working in electronic music. Featuring Brighton based producer Gazelle Twin, Norwegian vocal manipulator Maja Ratke and poetic soundscapes from APigeon.
FreakZone: A Message From Stuart
The rather deflating announcement is that this weeks Freakier Zone was largely music with little speech and therefore there was little point in making a free download available. Next week Stuart is joined by Mira Calix to talk left field ladies of...
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