BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction is coming to Jubilee Church for John Grant’s North Atlantic Flux: Sounds from Smoky Bay festival this weekend. On Saturday 29 April, Max Reinhardt will host a live collaboration session featuring four eclectic groups from countries on the North Atlantic for BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction. Late Junction sessions traditionally bring together musicians who have never recorded together before to create spontaneous new hybrid music. From the pool of musicians available in the room, new pairings and groups will be formed for spontaneous music making, generating a unique take on the Late Junction collaboration session in front of the live festival audience, which will also be recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
This festival session will take place from 2pm, opening with an exclusive intimate piano performance from festival curator John Grant. The four ensembles taking part are Pinquins Percussion Trio, three hugely talented Norwegian performers working with contemporary classical repertoire; the founding member of electronic outfit Fila Brazillia Steve Cobby in a duo with Russ Litten, an author and former writer in residence at a prison in the north of England; Icelandic vocalist and composer Ragga Gisla with her Scandinavian ensemble and Roller Bassoon a jazz supergroup from Leeds comprising members of Roller Trio and Shatner’s Bassoon.
The unique opportunity to be part of this event is not to be missed. Festival tickets are available now.
Late Junction at North Atlantic Flux will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on Wednesday 3 May from 11pm.