Month: February 2019

FREE RANGE ON RESONANCE FM

Resonance fm have kindly asked Richard James to produce two 90 minute programmes for their ground breaking radio station as a part of the ‘Free Range’ series. The first will be aired at 8pm on Saturday 25th January 2014 and can be listened to online or on 104.4FM in the central London area.

This first programme is a mixture of recordings from 2011 to 2014. It includes two tracks from a live performance project by the writer John Williams, a semi-fictitious autobiography of the 70′s and 80′s called Johnny Revive, one track from S4C film drama ‘Tir’, two tracks from an EP entitled In France, some field recordings and an unreleased album ‘All The New Highways’, recorded in 2011 and completed in 2013, which is played in it’s entirety here on the airwaves for the first time. Download release is April 2014.

The next programme will include the soundtrack to a Dylan Thomas inspired short film ‘The Colour of Saying’, a sound collage from recordings Richard made on a recent trip to India, and new music including collaborations with Trwbador and RSeiliog. Diolch/Thank you!

There are many people to thank for this first programme, so here they are –

Gareth Bonello (musician)
Iwan Morgan (producer/engineer)
Eugene Capper (producer/engineer/musician)
Andy Fung (artist/musician)
Laura J Martin (musician)
Jessica Swainson (artist)
John Williams (writer)
Charlotte Greig (musician/writer)
Rhodri Viney (musician)
Georgia Ruth Williams (musician)
Callum Duggan (musician)
Roger Williams (writer)
Kirsten McTernan (photographer)
Francesca Dimech (musician)
Ian Perry (musician)
Matt O’Keefe (musician)
Alun Llwyd and Kev Tame (Turnstile/Epa)
Richard Dowers RIP (landlord)
Ed Baxter at Resonance

and finally Edward Mugford (engineer/producer/musician) for amongst many other things, helping me put this mix together.

RESONANCE FM – EPISODE 2

This is the second programme by Richard James for Free Range at Resonance FM, curated by Ed Baxter. The first piece is a collaboration with musician and composer R Seiliog aka Robin Edwards, a live improvisation recorded at Robin’s house. Then we have a track which is a home recording with The Gentle Good aka Gareth Bonello. Richard invited the writer Dan Rhodes to contribute some work and here he reads pieces from his book ‘Marry Me’. We then have a track performed at Richard’s house with former Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci leader Euros Childs. Written by Euros, it’s never before been recorded but they have played it live on occasion over the past few years. Richard made recordings of a British Council trip to India in December which comprises the India Sound Collage, before finally a score by Richard for the short film by Anthony Shapland ‘The Colour of Saying’, inspired by the work and Welsh landscapes of Dylan Thomas, shown as a part of Experimentica festival at Chapter Arts centre in November 2013. The image is of Kohima TV and Radio tower in Nagaland, India.

Richard thanks all the contributing artists, Edward Mugford for help in compiling the programme and everyone at ResonanceFM, especially Ed Baxter.