Join Paloma Faith as she takes us on a musical tour of the Olympic boroughs: Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Newham.
Travelling through the years and around the Olympic boroughs, Paloma discovers a thriving musical scene stretching from the streets in Bow, home to Dizzee Rascal, to Rough Trade East, Brick Lane's cutting edge indie record label. Paloma's tour features the pubs and clubs that lie in the shadow of the Olympic stadium.
Produced by David Morley
The Hands of the Composer
BBC Radio 3, September 2011, 45 mins
Iain Burnside muses on the idea of how hands, fingers, thumbs and their use have directly affected Western keyboard composition.
Pianist Stephen Hough, composer Huw Watkins and critic Bryce Morrison join in with their insights into how the physiology of great composers' hands had an impact on the music that they wrote and the various challenges performers face as a result.
Produced by Mark Swartzentruber
Associate Producer: Naomi Edemariam