Some readers may be aware that I chair the board of directors of London’s brilliant and award-winning arts radio station Resonance FM. I am proud to support this incredible project.
If you don’t know it, Resonance is a groundbreaking 24/7 radio station which broadcasts on 104.4 FM to central London, DAB to Greater London, nationally on Radioplayer and live streamed to the rest of the world. Realised by a dedicated community of volunteer engineers and programme-makers, Resonance offers over 100 creative broadcast series every week featuring local and international artists, makers and experts. Resonance seeks to discover, encourage and support a diverse range of artistic voices through radio – from first-timers to seasoned broadcasters. Kindly supported by the generous donations of its listeners and by key partners including Arts Council England and The Wire, Resonance collaborates widely with visionary individuals and organisations including V&A Museum, Mixcloud, The Science Museum, The Arts & Culture Unit, Merge Festival, and Radia.
Resonance’s annual fundraiser runs from 11–19 February 2017. Here is their newsletter listing just some of the events taking place. Hope to see you there ;)
Dear Resonance listener,
We’re sharing news of an exciting programme of live events all taking place as part of our Annual Fundraiser: a range of great concerts and our Resofit stand up comedy special, all happening across London between 11 and 19 February, with something (we hope) for everybody. Full details of these and much more is on our Fundraiser website, updated regularly throughout the next fortnight. Below are the Fundraiser live event essentials.
Gwaith Sŵn’s Sonic Art Gala | Aces & Eights Tufnell Park NW5 2HP | Sat 11 February at 8pm
An all-star evening of radical sound art, improv & radiophonia. Featuring Rie Nakajima & Ken Ikeda + Phil Minton + Viewfound & Daniel R Wilson + Dan Linn-Pearl & Paul TQ Freeman. Tickets here.
Wavelength Roadshow | Kansas Smitty’s Hackney E8 4PH | Mon 13 February at 7pm
Join William English for a live extended edition of Wavelength with legendary performance artist Bob Parks (conceptual R&B, voodoo), Adham Fisher & other guests from the cult underground. Tickets here.
Club Integral Valentine’s Day Special | Iklectik Lambeth SE1 7LG | Tues 14 February at 7.30pm
Fourteen acts, each playing for fourteen minutes, courtesy of the Home of the Uncategorisable that is Club Integral – in a presentation with Resonance FM’s Is Black Music. Tickets on the door.
Scratch Orchestra All Stars | Cafe OTO Dalston E8 3DL | Weds 15 February at 7.30pm
Members of the legendary Scratch Orchestra come together for a rare night of mind-boggling musical anarchy – including John Tilbury, Stefan Szczelkun, Dave Smith, Hugh Shrapnel, Michael Parsons, Bryn Harris & Resonance FM’s Sound Out anchor Carole Finer. Tickets here.
Tin Can Review Live! | Aces & Eights Tufnell Park NW5 2HP | Fri 17 February at 7pm
Acoustic/Americana showcase with James Hodder of Resonance FM’s Tin Can Review introducing (and supporting) acclaimed songsmiths Ady Johnson + Hannah Rose Platt. Tickets here.
Resofit | Leicester Square Theatre Soho WC2H 7BX | Sun 19 February at 3.30pm
Stand up comedy matinee with Daniel Kitson, Tony Law & Stewart Lee. Tickets here.
Nest Collective Takeover | Aces & Eights Tufnell Park NW5 2HP | Sun 19 February at 7pm
The city’s finest contemporary folk club and radio series – with presents a very special night of radical/traditional song and performance. Tickets here.
Ulrich Schnauss + support | Silver Road Lewisham SE13 7BQ | Sun 19 February at 7pm
An intimate performance by the contemporary master of mesmerising electronica Ulrich Schnauss, (Tangerine Dream, Longview, Engineers) with SM-LL label acts en creux + Typeface. Tickets here.