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The New Arts Desk Radio Show 7

joe Muggs

After something of a schedule disruption due to the summer festival season (although watch out for some specials recorded over that period), Peter and Joe are back refreshed, renewed and ready to...

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The New Arts Desk Radio Show 6

joe Muggs

Due to summer festival mayhem and a technical glitch or two, June's show is here slightly belatedly - but it's more than worth waiting for as it's an absolute beast of a two-hour spectacular.

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theartsdesk exclusive: Chris & Cosey Live at Sónar

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We are very happy to present a stream of Chris & Cosey's live set recorded on the 12th June on the Red Bull Music Academy SónarDome stage at the Sónar festival in Barcelona.

As the duo...

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The Seckerson Tapes: Soprano Corinne Winters

Edward Seckerson

In February 2013 Corinne Winters created an absolute sensation in her operatic European debut when Peter Konwitschny’s starkly intense staging of Verdi’s La Traviata arrived at English...

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The New Arts Desk Radio Show 5

joe Muggs

Joe and Peter are back with another show of the exotic and out-there, with a heavy leaning towards the Lusophone this time.

Music from Brazil, Angola, Cape Verde and Portugal itself features...

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The New Arts Desk Radio Show 4

joe Muggs

Back on the air for their best show yet, Peter and Joe are here to take you round the world, and occasionally further afield still.

In the first half they focus on the groove, with Cambodian...

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The New Arts Desk Radio Show 3

joe Muggs

Yes, Peter and Joe are back, with a humdinger of a show this time, once again recorded in the insalubrious but highly conducive surrounds of Hoxton's MeatMISSION burger bar.

Their continued...

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The New Arts Desk Radio Show 2

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Welcome to the second of our new shows, brought to you in conjunction with MEATtransMISSION.

In this edition, originally recorded and broadcast on Valentine's weekend, Peter Culshaw and Joe...

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The Arts Desk Radio Show Returns

joe Muggs

And so after a long hiatus, The Arts Desk Radio Show is back on a new platform, the fabulous MEATTransMISSION radio station out of Hoxton, and a new regular monthly slot, but the same blend of...

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The Seckerson Tapes: Violinist Linus Roth

Edward Seckerson

The Polish composer Miecyzlaw Weinberg - his Holocaust opera The Passenger caused quite a stir in David Pountney’s premiere staging - has a new champion. The talented young German...

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