excuse the mess

excuse the mess

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Welcome to the pilot episode of ‘excuse the mess’ featuring Manu Delago. Manu is an inventive composer, percussionist and hang drum hero. He works with the likes of Anoushka Shankar, The Cinematic Orchestra and the one and only Björk.
#9B Matt Calvert [MUSIC MAKING]
Sep 30 • 35 min
Welcome to the music making part of the podcast. In only a few hours Matt and I make a new track from scratch using nothing but his shiny new resonator guitar and Ableton manipulations. Listen to it unfold. If you’re an Ableton user this is a good one for…
#9A Matt Calvert [CHAT]
Sep 30 • 51 min
Here it is - the final episode of Series 1!! What an incredible bunch of months it has been and I’m excited to bring you this jam packed, final episode featuring none other than guitarist, composer and electronic music wizard, Matt Calvert. Three Trapped…
#8B Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch [MUSIC MAKING]
Aug 13 • 26 min
Follow Emilie and I as we co-compose a new piece together. Like in every etm episode we only use one instrument; for this episode we’re using piano, getting into it’s inards and playing with lots of extended techniques and layering. As part of the rules…
#8A Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch [CHAT]
Aug 13 • 41 min
Episode #8 is the penultimate episode of Series One. I was overjoyed to speak to and write music with the amazing composer, Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch. Emilie’s practice focuses mainly around a central piano sound (being a pianist) that acts as a spring…
#7 Mira Calix
Jul 17 • 66 min
MIRA CALIX is up next on excuse the mess. Mira is a multidimensional artist that first gained prominence for her experimental electronic music released on Warp Records. However, her projects go beyond the electronic world. She has worked with many…
#6 Douglas Dare
Jun 11 • 83 min
This episode delves into the mind of a much loved singer songwriter, Douglas Dare. A key artist on the Erased Tapes label. If you’re a songwriter or interested in learning how one of these song driven creatures think then hit the play thingy, don’t waste…
#5 Mark Lockheart
May 24 • 57 min
Mark Lockheart is up next on excuse the mess. A composer and saxophonist primarily working in jazz but always finding himself in very different worlds due to his adventurous tastes and versatility as a musician and collaborator. He has been at the…
#4 Robert Ames
Apr 30 • 76 min
Hello there! Episode #4 features one of the most important voices to emerge in contemporary music culture in recent years. Robert Ames is the co-artistic director, co-principal conductor and violist of the London Contemporary Orchestra. Since the LCO’s…
#3b Emily Hall (Gender Inequality in Music)
Mar 5 • 16 min
An important subject, which is rightly getting a lot of discussion at the moment, is that of inequality for women working in music and beyond. I spent a day with composer Emily Hall as part of episode 3 of excuse the mess. We got quite in depth on this…
#3 Emily Hall
Feb 28 • 81 min
Welcome all to episode #3 of excuse the mess. In this episode I take a trip to Stroud to meet Emily Hall, a really brilliant contemporary classical composer. We potter about the local countryside and discuss her music including her upcoming release, ‘Life…
#2 Laura Jurd
Feb 13 • 66 min
excuse the mess has returned, fuelled by funding from the art enablers, Arts Council England and PRS Foundation - big thank you’s go to them. I’m very excited to bring you episode #2 featuring Laura Jurd, the jazz composer, trumpeter and improvisor; one…
#1 Manu Delago
Sep 3, 2017 • 78 min
Welcome to the pilot episode of ‘excuse the mess’ featuring Manu Delago.Manu is a brilliant composer, percussionist and hang drum pioneer. He writes for various things including his band Manu Delago Handmade. He also works with the likes of Anoushka…