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.