How can an archive help us to re-write music history?
For the latest episode of the Sound and Music podcast, we trace the improbable story of the British Music Collection: from a maverick project by 1960s enthusiasts to contemporary debates about diversity and inclusion. We hear about music written for multiple balloons, radiophonic pioneers, and half-buried gems of British experimentalism. And we ask how today’s custodians are confronting inequalities past and present.
Listen to the episode on The Sampler or on all good podcast apps. Find out more about the music involved and go behind the scenes of the episode below.
The music in this episode included:
Dive in with some photos from the British Music Collection then and now below:
The BMIC c.1967
An event at the BMIC c.1980
An Edit-a-Thon at Heritage Quay
Cassettes in the Heritage Quay Strongroom