In this festive special Jono and Lucy discuss novelty Christmas records with returning guest Rosie Fletcher. Lucy has a formula for the perfect Christmas song and Jono introduces his mythical childhood friend who has an unhealthy love for The Darkness.
In this episode Lucy and Jono discuss Alvin Lucier’s I am sitting in a room. They also cover Lucy’s musical origin story, otter hostage situations and Brian Ferneyhough’s tweets.
In this episode Lucy and Jono discuss Lichtbogen by Kaija Saariaho. Spectralism is covered in detail and Lucy gives her opinions on the title of ‘female composer’. Bonus feature is the hidden ‘drink along with Jono’ game.
In this episode Lucy and Jono discuss Phillip Glass’ Heroes Symphony – Glass’ symphony inspired by Bowie’s album inspired by Glass. Bowie features more than Glass and Jono makes the mistake of bringing Batman into the conversation.
In this James Bond special Lucy and Jono discuss what makes a Bond theme. They write their own themes, Jono attempts to order like Bond and Lucy manages to turn the conversation to Les Mis via Mamma Mia.
In this episode of Symphonies & Snacks Lucy tries to convince Jono that Berg’s Wozzeck is a comedy. WW1 rations are recreated and Chekhov’s honky tonk is discussed.
In this Eurovision special, Lucy turns the tables and talks to contemporary composer Jono Firth about all things Eurovision. The UK and Australia entries are critiqued, Jono explains the Aussie approach to competition and Lucy outlines her ideal pun based…
In episode 3 of Symphonies & Snacks Lucy talks to Rosie Fletcher about Trevor Wishart’s Red Bird. An important distinction is made between liking and appreciating. The puns are terrible and school hymns are sung.
In Episode 2 of Symphonies & Snacks Lucy talks to Anna Thomas about Boulez’s Le Marteau Sans Maitre in celebration of his 90th birthday. Bad puns are made and things go rather off topic.
In episode 1 of Symphonies & Snacks Lucy talks to Kim Moore about Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time. Extracts used in this episode are performed by the Amici Quartet. Subscribe in a reader