Resonance fm, 29th May, 2018 Clear Spot 8pm
In Place 3: Solid Breakfasts and Gloomy Sundays, Smoky Towns and Winding Roads, Green Fields and Red Pillar-Boxes.
In the final of three programmes, Colin explores the idea of a homeland; how we view our culture, our traditions, and our sense of being British. Dipping between a kaleidoscope of musical sounds, including tracks from ‘In Place’ he discusses this theme in conversation with Selina Nwulu, who recently completed her Young Poet Laureate for London tenure, and Poet in Residence for BBC Radio 4 and 4Extra, Daljit Nagra.
Resonance fm, 30th April 2018 Clear Spot 8pm
In Place 2: Grafted Landscapes
In the second of three programmes Colin Riley explores the layers of history in our urban and edgeland environments, plundering tracks from city and suburbia alongside his own new songs from ‘In Place’. Colin also takes a walk with deep topographer Nick Papadimitriou across the mysterious edgelands of West London and traces the first landscape seen at speed, Liverpool-to-Manchester, with poet Paul Farley.
Playlist: Warp In The Rain (from In Place, 2018) – Colin Riley
The Night Slips Us Smiling Underneath It’s Dress (from Edgeland, 2013)-Karl Hyde
Signs (from Prospect of Skelmersdale, 2016)–The Magnetic North
Fever Van (from Ealing Feeder, 2017)–Sarah Angliss
Moss (from In Place, 2018) –Colin Riley
Lost Engines (from In Place, 2018) –Colin Riley
Resonance fm, 26th March 2018 Clear Spot 8pm
In Place 1: It Does Nothing, Absolutely Nothing, But Be Itself
Colin Riley’s latest album In Place explores how places make us feel, and how in turn we are able to speak back to them through our words and music. In the first of three programmes he focuses on how the natural world had provided us with a place for inspiration, contemplation, solace and escape. As well as his own music he plays pieces from artists for whom nature and landscape is a central source of inspiration. He also discusses this theme in conversation with Jackie Morris and Robert Macfarlane (collaborators on the recent best-selling book ‘The Lost Words’) and with the writer of ‘The Fish Ladder’ Katharine Norbury who is editing of a new anthology of women’s writing on landscape, Women on Nature (Unbound).
Playlist: Fallswater (from Everyone was a Bird, 2015)- Grasscut
Beneath, Above, Along (from In Place, 2018)-Colin Riley
All The Land Ablaze (from Beneath Swooping Talons 2015) –Laura Cannell
Deep Forest (from In Place, 2018) –Colin Riley
The Lark (from The Girl Who Couldn’t Fly, 2005) –Kate Rusby
Into Leaf (from In The Gloom of Whiteness, 2003) –Colin Riley
Unfamiliar Wind (from Ambient 4 On Land, 1982)–Brian Eno
Weather Words (from In Place, 2018) –Colin Riley
Water Over Stone (from In Place, 2018) –Colin Riley
A short film (by Sophie Dixon) examining the source of this project was shown at the ‘Language, Landscape and the Sublime Symposium’ at Dartington Hall and Sharpham House, Devon, England June 28/29 2016.
A short series with Resonance fm, will be coming in the Autumn and the In Place album will be released in 2018.