Verity Sharp shares the fruits of another Late Junction long-distance collaboration session between two artists who have never worked together before. This time, experimental vocalist Yifeat Ziv and Indian sarangi player Suhail Yusuf Khan.
Suhail Yusuf Khan is a vocalist, composer and modern master of the sarangi, a traditional bowed instrument in Indian classical music. An eighth-generation sarangi player, he was taught by his grandfather from the age of seven, touring the world with his family to perform. A prolific musical collaborator across genres and as part of multiple groups, his most recent release was an album with his Indian-folk-jazz trio Yorkston/Thorne/Khan that includes reimagined Punjabi-language praise songs and a Robert Burns poem.
Yifeat Ziv is an experimental vocalist, sound artist and free improviser. One of the winners of the 2020 Oram Awards, her sound works reflect her research into the human voice and listening practices. Her most recent release ‘Amazonian Traces of Self’ explores the intersection of her own vocals with environmental field recordings from the Brazilian rainforest. She is the co-founder of vocal ensembles The Hazelnuts and ABRA Ensemble, and has worked as an improviser with the likes of David Toop and William Parker.
Elsewhere in the show there’ll be brand new releases, from the mythological, experimental musical soundscapes of field recordist Kink Gong to the electroacoustic improvisations of multi-instrumentalist Lea Bertucci. Plus on-location recordings from a new compilation of Changüí party music from Guantánamo in Cuba.
Produced by Katie Callin
A Reduced Listening Production for BBC Radio 3
1 Electric Jalaba – Fulan
2 David Toop – When I first came here
3 Yorkston Thorne Khan – Sukhe Phool
4 Mario y Sus Diamantes – Santo Domingo
5 Michael Formanek – Quickdraw
6 Fatima Al Qadiri – Malaak
7 Klein – comedy style
8 Alexandra Spence – Bell, Fern
9 Sam Lee – Worthy Wood
10 Grupo Familia Vera – Inspiración de los Pueblos
11 Suhail Yusuf Khan & Yifeat Ziv – Life a „Rhythmic“ Cycle
12 Suhail Yusuf Khan & Yifeat Ziv – Healing Raga
13 Suhail Yusuf Khan & Yifeat Ziv – Morning Bird
14 Loraine James – Simple Stuff
15 Marco Serrato & Raúl Cantizano – Contrachapao
16 Kink Gong – Khmu Miao Qiang
17 Patrick Belaga – Sigh
18 Tine Surel Lange – Muorjegarggu
19 Toby Hay – I
20 Charmaine Lee – Jullyfeeush
21 Charmaine Lee – The Final Futz
22 Colleen – Gazing at Taurus – Santa Eulalia
23 Lea Bertucci – On Opposite Sides of Sleep