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‘It was never supposed to make that noise’

What if the plane falls out of the sky?

July 9th, 2017

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In this podcast I get anxious with Idiot Child Theatre by way of their performance piece "What if the plane falls out of the sky?" as I speak to co-director Susie Riddell.

Thanks to MAC Birmingham and Idiot Child for their support in the making of this podcast.

This interview is an excerpt from 'The New Curiosities Box: Episode 5' which is written & presented by James Sandy and is a King of the Buttons Production 2017 for Switch Radio 107.5FM & DAB.

This interview was first broadcast on 5th July 2017.

Title Music 'Café connection' by morgantj  and is (c) copyright 2009 licensed under creative commons.

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The New Curiosities Box: Show Five

July 9th, 2017

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In the fifth show of the series we open the box to speak to singer-songwriter Thea Gilmore about her new album "The Counterweight" and get anxious with Idiot Child Theatre by way of their performance piece "What if the plane falls out of the sky?" There's also a consideration of Roger Waters' new album "Is this the life we really want?" and a round up of fesitval activity & gigs in the city.

"New (Radio Mix)" by Thea Gilmore appears courtesy of Cooking Vinyl 2017 and the artist. All rights are reserved.

Thanks to MAC Birmingham, Idiot Child and Thea Gilmore for their support in the making of this podcast.

'The New Curiosities Box' is written & presented by James Sandy and is a King of the Buttons Production 2017 for Switch Radio 107.5FM & DAB.

For more information and links check out our blog: thenewcuriositiesbox.blogspot.com

Some music referred to in the show does not appear in this podcast version due to restricted permissions.

This show was first broadcast on 5th July 2017.

All copyrights are observed.

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The New Curiosities Box: Show Four

June 11th, 2017

NCB_JS.jpegIn the fourth show of the series we get a lowdown on Gypsy Jazz from a backstage chat with The Remi Harris Project and attempt to get a grip on the wonder of neo-conceptual art through a new exhibition of Jenny Holzer's work at the MAC.

Thanks to MAC Birmingham, Yardbird Arts, and Artists Rooms for their support in the making of this podcast.

'The New Curiosities Box' is written & presented by James Sandy and is a King of the Buttons Production 2017 for Switch Radio 107.5FM & DAB.

'Bock to Bock' (Montgomery, EMI United Partnership Ltd) and 'Need your love so bad' (Mertis John jr. Trio Music Inc, Lark Music Ltd) performed by Remi Harris, from the album 'In On The 2', are copyright 2016 Yardbird Arts (under license) and all rights are reserved.

For more information and links check out our blog: thenewcuriositiesbox.blogspot.com

This show was first broadcast on 7th June 2017.

All copyrights are observed.

 
 
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The New Curiosities Box: Show Three

May 14th, 2017

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In the third show of the series I get into deep conversation with speakers from Small Talk 2017 and we explore the majesty of Klezmer music with help from Sklamberg & The Shepherds.

Thanks to MAC Birmingham, Badego, Making Tracks and Sklamberg & The Shepherds for their support in the making of this podcast.

'The New Curiosities Box' is written & presented by James Sandy and is a King of the Buttons Production 2017 for Switch Radio 107.5FM & DAB.

'Ma noymar?What can we say? (Traditional/P.Shepherd) taken from 'aheym homeward' appears courtesy of sklamberg & the shepherds and with the permission of Let'em in Music 2017 and all rights are reserved.

For more information and links check out our blog: thenewcuriositiesbox.blogspot.com

This show was first broadcast on 10th May 2017.

All copyrights are observed.

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The New Curiosities Box: Show Two

April 13th, 2017

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In the second show of the series I meet the folks exhibiting and curating the New Art West Midlands 2017 Exhibition at MAC Birmingham and consider an age beyond Big Brother by way of performance theatre piece "A Machine they're secretly building".

Thanks to MAC Birmingham, New Art West Midlands and Pro-type for their support in the making of this podcast.

'The New Curiosities Box' is written & presented by James Sandy and is a King of the Buttons Production 2017 for Switch Radio 107.5FM & DAB.

For more information and links check out our blog: thenewcuriositiesbox.blogspot.com

This show was first broadcast on 12th April 2017.

All copyrights reserved,

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A Machine They’re Secretly Building: An Interview for Switch Radio

April 13th, 2017

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In this podcast we consider an age beyond Big Brother by way of performance theatre piece "A Machine they're secretly building" from Proto-type Theater.

From what might be a news desk, an office, a bedroom, a bunker under a mountain
or a theatre, two people speak up, speak out, blow the whistle and lift the veil on
the insidious machine of surveillance. A Machine they’re Secretly Building charts a course from the Top Secret secrets of WWI intelligence (via the moon, 1972’s Chess World Championships, a disco in Oklahoma and the cafeteria at CERN) through to 9/11, the erosion of privacy, Edward Snowden and to the terror of a future that might already be upon us.

Thanks to MAC Birmingham and Pro-type for their support in the making of this podcast.

This podcast was created from a segment of April's 'The New Curiosities Box' and is a King of the Buttons Production 2017 for Switch Radio 107.5FM & DAB.

Image courtesy of Proto-type and Fenia Kotsopoulou

More information: thenewcuriositiesbox.blogspot.com or www.proto-type.org | #AMTS B

This show was first broadcast on 12th April 2017.

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The New Curiosities Box: Show One

March 12th, 2017

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And so the first show of a new series on a new station kicks off with two maestros of the guitar! 

Sardinian Guitarist Paolo Angeli gives us a tutoral with his unique prepared guitar and Derek Gripper gives us his classical take on Malian music.

'Mancina' and 'Tinta Unita' by Paolo Angeli appear by kind permission of the artist and are copyright SIAE/Angeli Manuche Productions SCP 2015 (from the Album 'SU').

'Lampedusa' and 'Salama' by Derek Gripper appear by kind permission of the artist and are copyright BMG/No Format/Derek Gripper 2016 (from the Album' Libraries on Fire').

All rights are reserved.

Thanks to MAC Birmingham, Making Tracks and Kapa Productions for their support in the making of this podcast.

'The New Curiosities Box' is a King of the Buttons Production 2017 for Switch Radio 107.5FM & DAB.

More information and links at: thenewcuriositiesbox.blogspot.com

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The New Curiosities Box

March 4th, 2017

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Coming Soon to Switch Radio 107.5 FM & DAB...

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The Pie Crust End Of Year Special 2016

February 20th, 2017

Just when you thought you had escaped all those end of year montage media outpourings...

Piecrust- The Pie and Vinyl Podcast! 

Piecast is an in-house production by Pie & Vinyl and is hosted by King of the Buttons Productions for Pie and Vinyl 2017.

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Blind Boy Paxton at The Kitchen Garden Cafe, Birmingham

November 13th, 2016

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In this podcast I take a seat at the piano with Jerron ‘Blind Boy’ Paxton prior to his recent gig at The Kitchen Garden Café in Birmingham’s Kings Heath. We discuss his multi-instrumental approach to traditional music, the challenge of authenticity and the heritage that fuels his dedicated style.

‘Soldier's Joy’ (Traditional) appears courtesy of Blind Boy Paxton. All rights are reserved and performance audio is included with permission.

With thanks to www.owlsworld.co.uk for their support in the making of this podcast.

‘Blind Boy Paxton’ at The Kitchen Garden Cafe’ is written and presented by James Sandy and is A King of the Buttons Production for KGC Events 2016.

For more information about the artist visit: www.blindboypaxton.com/

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