RAFT on RESONANCE 104.4fm Episode 36

Tune into Resonance 104.4fm on Tuesday 16th of November at 5pm for episode 36 of Raft!

This month I am joined by the Alchemy team, featuring recordings from the Alchemy Takeover of the NX Records record store in New Cross, London, on 13.11.2021. With performances by Alchemy artists, Rezon8 and the UYT Collective.

Alchemy is an evolving collective of professional artists, youth workers and Goldsmiths university student ambassadors and placement students working with Lewisham organisations and schools to offer a wide range of professional music skills training, mentoring and performance opportunities to local 13-18 year olds. The project is led by musician and associate lecturer in music and education Mikey Kirkpatrick, made possible by Goldsmiths (Widening Participation, Music, Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies Departments in partnership with The Albany, Deptford.

Instagram: @goldsmithsalchemy

Alchemy was originally founded by musician and associate lecturer in music and education Mikey Kirkpatrick in partnership with Jake Armstrong (Addey and Stanhope School) and Lucy Grace Trotman from the Widening Participation team in April 2017, with support from Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies youth work placement students James MacGregor and Marie-Jo Lasme. It began as a 10-week pilot working with 15 students and quickly grew into a weekly Saturday Club in the music department at Goldsmiths, offering the young participants the same access to high quality resources used by music degree students. The project has now worked with over 100 young people, released multiple mixtapes and given performances for Goldsmiths University, Lewisham Live, Lewisham People’s Day, The Albany Theatre, The Migration Museum and more. Many participants have gone onto music colleges such as ELAM, and two recent Alchemy ‘graduates’ began degrees at Goldsmiths in 2020.  Ex-participant Kieron Morris aka KamZz has also launched his own youth label Rezon8 in partnership with Alchemy and The Albany in Deptford.

RAFT on RESONANCE 104.4fm Episode 35

Tune into Resonance 104.4fm on Tuesday 19th of October at 5pm for episode 35 of Raft!

This month I am joined by artist Tereza Stehlikova for a walk through her exhibition “Ophelia in Exile”, currently on show at the Czech Centre in London until the 15th of January 2022.

We also explore ideas at the foundation of her new editorial venture, Tangible Territory Journal. Issues 1, 2 and 3 are available here.

Credits for this month’s episode:

  • A conversation with Tereza Stelikhova
  • Audio extract from the video installation part of “Ophelia in Exile”
  • “Square Circle” written and performed by Bird Radio

RAFT on RESONANCE 104.4fm Episode 34

Tune into Resonance 104.4fm on Tuesday 21st of September at 5pm for episode 34 of Raft!

This month I am joined by researcher, writer and lecturer Ross Macfarlane. Together we set off towards the edge of London, to find out what happens there, and on the way we encounter different kinds of end and departure points, and reconfigure our compasses according to a new set of coordinates.

RAFT on RESONANCE 104.4fm Episode 33

Tune into Resonance 104.4fm on Tuesday 20th of July at 5pm for episode 33 of Raft!

This month I am joined by writer, artist and performer Ella Finer, to talk about irresponsible entanglements and how to turn around in our memories to discover new forms of commitment to place and one another.

Credits for this month’s episode:

The Exorcist- written and performed by Mikey Kirkpatrick

RAFT on RESONANCE 104.4fm Episode 32

Tune into Resonance 104.4fm on Tuesday 15th of June at 5pm for episode 32 of Raft!

This month I am joined by musician, composer and performer Mikey Kirkpatrick, who also performs as Bird Radio, for a conversation about his daily flute improvisations, the healing power of music and how sound can transform hierarchies and our perception of the city, and ourselves within it.

Credits for this month’s episode:

On the shore- a flute improvisation by Mikey Kirkpatrick

A conversation with Mikey Kirkpatrick

RAFT on RESONANCE 104.4 fm Episode 31

Artwork and image © Kate Daudy

Tune into Resonance 104.4fm on Tuesday 18th of May at 5pm for episode 31 of Raft!

Credits for this month’s episode:

“Rising with the tide” a sonic exploration of the journey from the shore to the cathedral, by Chiara Ambrosio

A conversation with Kate Daudy

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This month I am joined on the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral by artist Kate Daudy, exploring her wonderful work alongside conversation around deep time, ancient Egypt, Marina Warner, mudlarking and the radical role of empathy.

Things we mention in this episode include:

We Can Talk About It In The Car by Kate Daudy

Kate Daudy at the Saatchi Gallery: ‘It Wasn’t That At All’

“Inventory of a life Mislaid” by Marina Warner

“Notes from Deep Time” by Helen Gordon

Robert Janz and his water graffiti