Friday, October 18, 2013

Canterbury Sans Frontières: Episode 8

Canterbury Sans Frontières: Episode 8

This time it's an extended episode paying affectionate tribute to bassoonist and composer Lindsay Cooper, who passed away just before the last episode went out. It's based around an interview she did with her friend and music journalist Val Wilmer back in '92, shortly before multiple sclerosis deprived her of her ability to continue with her music. Interspersed are examples of her work with Henry Cow, FIG, the Mike Westbrook Orchestra, News From Babel, David Thomas, Comus, Hatfield and the North, Steve Hillage and Egg. There's also a clavichord version of one of her compositions specially recorded for this programme by Yumi Hara Cawkwell (keyboardist and collaborator with Hugh Hopper, Daevid Allen, Chris Cutler, et al.) and a few other pieces of music relevant to her life and work.

RIP LC 1951—2013


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