Inside the Strongroom at Heritage Quay

Dive deeper into the latest episode of the Sound and Music podcast, with pictures from the collection past and present and a complete music list.

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:

  • Leslie Deere – Maes
  • Elizabeth Parker – New Worlds (Closing Theme From The Living Planet)
  • Michael Finnissy - Boogie Woogie (Live at BMIC)
  • Christopher Fox – MERZSonata
  • Michael Finnissy - Boogie Woogie (Live at BMIC)
  • Sharon Gal – Improvisation / In Conversation with Sharon Gal Unpredictable Conversations with Improvisers
  • Lilian Elkington – Out of the Mist
  • Shiva Feshareki – ‘O’
  • Lilian Elkington – Out of the Mist
  • Fitkin – Aract (Alberga performer)
  • Glynis Jones – Out of this World
  • Alice Mary Smith – Symphony in C Minor
  • Shiori Usui - from scratch
  • Peter Maxwell Davies – Farewell to Stromness
  • Constance Warren – Four Piano Piece (Live at BMIC)
  • Dave Smith and garden furniture ensemble -  siberian sunset serenade
  • Steve Reich – Clapping Music (Live at BMIC) 
  • Elisabeth Lutyens - Quincunx
  • Ruth Gipps – Seascapes
  • Maurice B Mancini – Summer Wine
  • David Bedford – Balloon Music
  • Claudia Molitor - Beloved Concrete & Sweet Thames Flow Softly (The Singing Bridge)
  • Paulomi Desai - Sitar bows axe barbie banjo circuit bent instruments + electronics
  • Grace Mary Williams - Penillion symphonic poem
  • Ailís Ní Ríain - Blue Jay
  • Sue Lynch – Clarinet Playing
  • Rie Nakajima - Improvisation / Unpredictable Conversations with Improvisers
  • Trevor Wishart - Still Life
  • Shiva Feshareki - 'O' (2017) for spatialised orchestra
  • Elizabeth Parker – New Worlds (Closing Theme From The Living Planet)

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

 

 


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Location 
Heritage Quay, Huddersfield , West Yorkshire
United Kingdom
53° 38' 37.2516" N, 1° 46' 36.2712" W
West Yorkshire GB