Fiona Talkington presents a thirty-minute mixtape compiled by composer, jazz flautist and educator Nicole Mitchell. This incredible mix demonstrates her deep interest in Afrofuturism, and showcases the Chicago music scene that she has grown up in, and continues to champion.
Formerly the president of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, Nicole Mitchell has recently taken the post of director of the Jazz Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh. On the programme tonight you can also hear performances recorded at this year’s PUNKT, a festival of local and international musicians held in the city of Kristiansand in the south of Norway. Curated by Jan Bang and Erik Honoré, it leans heavily towards live sampling, live electronics, and live concert remixes. The 15th edition of the festival was held between September 5th and 7th. Produced by Jack Howson. A Reduced Listening Production for BBC Radio 3