Adventures In Sound And Music on Resonance FM with Amy Cutler 8 February 2024

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By The Waterhole with Stephan Meidell
“Boll Weevil Holler”
from three

Nadah El Shazly
“Breakup By The Sea”
from The Damned Don’t Cry [Original Score]
(Asadun Alay)

Youmna Saba
“Ahad أحد”
from Wishah و​ِ​ش​ا​ح

The Electric Word
“Sequential Nirvana”
from The Electric Word

“Taqdirahu Anta تقديره أنت”
from La Lisana Lah

Iration Steppas & OBF
“Serious Dub”
from Serious Time

Buzz’ Ayaz
from Buzz’ Ayaz

Women From Cherkessk
“I Miss You”
from Ulyap Songs: Beyond Circassian Tradition

from Pruillip

Liliane Chlela
from Safala
(Asadun Alay)

“Global Logic Assault”
from Totally Recalled

DJ Lucky
“Demon Time”
from Triple 7

“Proper Tings”
from Arcade Addict/Proper Tings

“La Tierra”
from Family Album 2024
(Boomarm Nation)

Women’s Hour
“World Of Dreams”
from Women’s Hour

Amy Cutler Guest Mix

“This mix basically has two influences. Firstly, a project I’m working on currently with the composer Paul Zaba inspired by what we have nicknamed the Bremenbots, which is a robot training choir for shape note singers. There’s a strange pathos – or perhaps more accurately bathos – to listening to chiptune style synthetic voices singing seventeenth century harmonies about seasons and mortality, as well as to re-processing them in analogue ways.”

“The second influence is something I read on NASA’s public sound archives recently. A note amongst their recordings described the Perseverance microphone stowed on the rover’s mast on the first “sol” or Martian day as having a muffled sound, a bit like listening to a seashell or cupping a hand over your ear and hearing only the wind. I liked the idea of holding a seashell to your ear on Mars. The second section runs with this idea in a corny way (“are there ghosts on Mars???”), with a medley of phonograph records heard as if from another planet in the future. It ends with a sample from ‘Kinds of Flowers’ from the real Voyager Golden Record which was sent out into space.”

“The rest of the mix falls in line by moving between small garden pastorals and dawning existential horror, in a way which I exclusively associate with tape cassettes. I picked the first sample because of how hilariously pathetic it is – ‘just one leaf, that’s all that there is now’. What a sad state of affairs!” – Amy Cutler

Amy Cutler “Tape medley (extract 1)”
Niwlio / Heavy Cloud “Seasonal cassette disorder”
Bremen Robots “Training song 165 (Hark from the tombs)”
Amy Cutler “Bremenbot Medley 1 (and am I born to die)”
Pearls Before Swine “Full Fathom Five/I Shall Not Care (Live at the Anderson Theater, 1971)”
Meredith Monk “Fields/Clouds”
Natalia Beylis “Good birds, goodnight”
Delphine Dora “Primitive state of terror II”
Amy Cutler “Phonograph medley (the first sol / everything in the wind of the sun) including Tempest, Garden in the Rain, Daffodil Don’t Be Afraid of the Fall, Here Comes the Sun, and the Voyager Golden Record recording of Kinds of Flowers”