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Symphonies & Snacks Gondwana

In this episode of Symphonies & Snacks Lucy and Jono discuss Tristan Murail’s spectral work Gondwana. They explore the difference between appreciating and liking a piece and spin of careers for Michael Ball and Alfie Boe. If you enjoy the

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Symphonies & Snacks – Under the Skin

In this episode Lucy and Jono discuss Mica Levi’s score for the film Under the Skin and build their dream composers’ dinner party.

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Symphonies & Snacks – Treatise

In this episode Lucy and Jono discuss Cardew’s graphic score for Treatise. They cover how to interpret graphic scores, what makes a good performance, a slight Bowie ramble and a miraculous goldfish called Boris. The recording of Treatise used was

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Symphonies & Snacks – Tinsels & Tunes 2016

In this Christmas episode Lucy and Jono discuss their favourite Christmas film soundtracks and the festive snacks they intend to eat while watching them.

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Symphonies & Snacks – Axeman

In this episode Lucy and Jono discuss Anna Meredith’s solo work for Bassoon – Axeman. They land on Lucy’s favourite subject of increasing arts engagement before getting distracted by food in disguise and glitter beards. The video of Axeman mentioned

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Symphonies & Snacks – The Nose

Welcome to series 3 of Symphonies & Snacks where Lucy and Jono discuss the Royal Opera House production of Shostakovich’s The Nose, Lucy pitches some potential new operas, and they list their top musical badasses. The full production of The

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Symphonies & Snacks – Boulez and Bowie

This week Lucy and Jono discuss the legacies of Pierre Boulez and David Bowie. Lucy talks about her unusual impulse buying and Jono gives another insight into his childhood.

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Symphonies & Snacks – Tinsel and Tunes

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.

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I am sitting in a room

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.

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Symphonies & Snacks – Lichtbogen

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.

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