Category Archives: Programming

British Composers

Today’s pro­gramme fea­tures music from British com­posers old and new, pri­mar­i­ly focus­ing on clas­si­cal styles, but cov­er­ing a wide range. The playlist includes Edward Ger­man, Richard Har­vey, Ger­ald Finzi, Sir Arthur Bliss, Jon Lord, Christo­pher Gun­ning, Vaugh­an Williams, Haver­gal Bri­an and many more.

Then tune in at 12 noon or 4pm Pacif­ic Time / 8pm or mid­night in the UK, for anoth­er chance to hear the lat­est episode of “Where Have You Been?”. In this episode, #10 of our sec­ond sea­son, we vis­it the “May The Art Be With You” Star Wars trib­ute exhi­bi­tion at Elven Falls Art Col­lec­tive. Details can be found here.

And don’t miss the lat­est episode of “Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity” from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hous­ton, every four hours from 4am Pacific.

Image, “bal­loon — british coun­try­side” by Mikee Show­biz is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0  

La Musique Classique Française

Join us today for a pro­gramme of French clas­si­cal music from a wide vari­ety of com­posers, pri­mar­i­ly from the 18th and 19th cen­turies, includ­ing a nice col­lec­tion of the works of Erik Satie that goes well beyond the Gymnopédies. Most of the com­posers today are pret­ty well-known, but keep your ears open for things like the Euro­vi­sion theme — actu­al­ly Extrait du Te Deum by Char­p­en­tier — and oth­er good­ies. There is some gor­geous music in today’s pro­gramme and we do hope you enjoy it.

The Incredible Adventures of Jack Flanders — Part 9

Tune in Fri­day for the lat­est episode of our excit­ing radio ser­i­al from our friends at ZBS Foun­da­tion: The Incred­i­ble Adven­tures of Jack Flan­ders! There are 10 half-hour episodes, one every Fri­day at noon and 4pm Pacific/SLT.

THE INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES OF JACK FLANDERS

In the dead of night, a large ship­ping crate is deliv­ered to the home of our hero Jack Flan­ders. Open­ing the crate, Jack dis­cov­ers a green vel­vet over­stuffed chair. Each night at the stroke of mid­night, Jack sits in the soft, com­fort­able chair which comes alive, lur­ing him onto its vel­vety realm. Every­day real­i­ty fades away, and Jack finds him­self in a strange, oth­er-world of mag­ic, pirates, and sor­cery where huge puff­balls cling to ceil­ings and walls, mast­ed sail­ing ships with wings fly the skies and islands float in the air…

Tarot @ Teatime — Episode 32: Tarot de Marseille

While the Rid­er-Waite-Smith deck is the most pop­u­lar today, there is an old­er style of deck that orig­i­nat­ed in Renais­sance Italy. It was lat­er brought to France and is known as the “Tarot de Mar­seille” or “TdM.” Its imagery and inter­pre­ta­tion dif­fer sig­nif­i­cant­ly from mod­ern decks.

Episode 32 pre­mieres on Thurs­day May 12th at 12 noon and 4pm /SLT Pacif­ic Time (8pm and mid­night in the UK) and is repeat­ed at the same times on Sun­days and Thurs­days up to and includ­ing May 22nd.

Image: the Con­ver-Ben-Doav (CBD) Tarot de Mar­seille deck: one of the most pop­u­lar in this style.

“Where Have You Been?” May The Art Be With You!

Just after 12 noon and 4pm Pacific/Second Life time on Wednes­day and Sat­ur­day begin­ning May 11th (for two weeks) tune in for the lat­est edi­tion of “Where Have You Been?” where we take a look at places to vis­it and things to do around the Sec­ond Life Grid.

In Series 2, Episode 10, we take a look at a new art exhib­it cel­e­brat­ing the Star Wars galaxy, at Elven Falls Art Collective.

New Shows on Mixcloud — Update!

We’ve uploaded three more pro­grammes to our “Lis­ten Again” facil­i­ty on Mix­cloud: Tarot @ Teatime Episode 31, on The Tech of Tarot; Where Have You Been? Series 2, Episode 9: Return to Svar­ga; and Episode 7 of The MOST.

It’s the MOST — Music from the Original Sound Track — Episode 7

Plan­ning a heist? How about a mur­der? Attend­ing a love-in? Or is your bik­er gang plan­ning an out­ing? Have we got the show for you!

Join your host Susan­nah, on Sat­ur­day May 7th, at 12:30pm and 4:30pm Pacific/SLT – that’s 8:30pm and half past mid­night in the UK – for the sixth show in our month­ly series, The MOST – Music from the Orig­i­nal Sound Track. Ded­i­cat­ed to crime, spy, sus­pense, exploita­tion, and psy­che­del­ic movie and tele­vi­sion sound­tracks from the 50s, the 60s and beyond, The MOST is the best accom­pa­ni­ment for all your police-blot­ter high-jinks.

The Incredible Adventures of Jack Flanders — Part 8

Tune in Fri­day for the lat­est episode of our excit­ing radio ser­i­al from our friends at ZBS Foun­da­tion: The Incred­i­ble Adven­tures of Jack Flan­ders! There are 10 half-hour episodes, one every Fri­day at noon and 4pm Pacific/SLT.

THE INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES OF JACK FLANDERS

In the dead of night, a large ship­ping crate is deliv­ered to the home of our hero Jack Flan­ders. Open­ing the crate, Jack dis­cov­ers a green vel­vet over­stuffed chair. Each night at the stroke of mid­night, Jack sits in the soft, com­fort­able chair which comes alive, lur­ing him onto its vel­vety realm. Every­day real­i­ty fades away, and Jack finds him­self in a strange, oth­er-world of mag­ic, pirates, and sor­cery where huge puff­balls cling to ceil­ings and walls, mast­ed sail­ing ships with wings fly the skies and islands float in the air…

Music for Shakespeare

Today, 4 May, we are pre­sent­ing a pro­gramme of music writ­ten to accom­pa­ny, or inspired by, the plays of William Shake­speare. In addi­tion we hope to give you a feel­ing for the world of the Eliz­a­bethan and Jacobean the­atre, with the help of recre­ations of the atmos­phere of plays and play­go­ing at the time.

The pro­gramme includes music from the Eliz­a­bethan peri­od to the present, with a wealth of clas­si­cal mate­r­i­al as well as Ear­ly Music (some of it per­formed by the play­ers and musi­cians of the recon­struct­ed Shake­speare’s Globe The­atre in Bank­side, Lon­don) and some mod­ern exam­ples such as the Third Ear Band’s music for Polan­ski’s film of Macbeth.

Then tune in at noon or 4pm Pacif­ic Time/SLT for the lat­est episode of our orig­i­nal series, “Where Have You Been?”, where we vis­it Svar­ga — details here.

Music for Beltane — and more!

Today we present a pro­gramme of a wide vari­ety of music inspired by, but not lim­it­ed to, Beltane.

Beltane or Beltain is the Gael­ic May Day fes­ti­val. Most com­mon­ly it is held on 1 May, or about halfway between the spring equinox and sum­mer sol­stice. His­tor­i­cal­ly, it was wide­ly observed through­out Ire­land, Scot­land, and the Isle of Man. In Irish the name for the fes­ti­val day is Lá Beal­taine, in Scot­tish Gael­ic Là Beall­tainn and in Manx Gael­ic Laa Boaltinn/Boaldyn. It is one of the four Gael­ic sea­son­al fes­ti­vals — along with Samhain, Imbolc and Lugh­nasadh — and is sim­i­lar to the Welsh Calan Mai.

And tune in at noon or 4pm Pacif­ic Time / 8pm or mid­night in the UK — for the lat­est edi­tion of our Sec­ond Life trav­el show, Where Have You Been? — where we vis­it the pre­served region of Svar­ga and dis­cuss SLRPS. Details here.