This is the artwork for the forthcoming Decca CD from L'Abbaye de Notre-Dame de l'Annonciation du Barroux with added ornaments to reflect the topical playlist for my Chance Music programme on Sunday, August 1.
1. Titi Robin - Kali Sultana, troisième mouvement
2. Lady Gaga - Poker Face
3. Monks of l'Abbaye Sainte-Madeleine du Barroux - Gregorian antiphons and responsories
4. Bells of l'Abbaye Sainte-Madeleine du Barroux
5. Xavier de Fourvière, Te Saludan - Jean Coutarel (organ) and Jean-Sébastien Bressy (galoubet)
6. Jonathan Harvey, Mortuos plango, vivos voce for eight channel tape
7. Titi Robin - Kali Sultana, septième mouvement and épilogue
Titi Robin's daughter features on vocals on the opening track. My daughter will be talking about the Lady Gaga track as she was at the diva's O2 gig in London a few months ago and, I have to confess, I wasn't. But is it art or entertainment, or is it just quick and dirty media? Does it matter? As broadcaster and musicologist Leo Black says in his new book:
'Broadcasting, overall as well as in detail, is a field where you drop a pebble down a well, wait for the faint splash, and then proceed to next business.'* Listen to a podcast of this Chance Music programme here.
* Titi Robin is appearing with Faiz Ali Faiz at the Barbican, London on Sept 18 in a performance of Jaadu Magic, which I enthused about last year. It should be an unmissable evening, but sadly we will be in Languedoc on the path of the Albigensian Crusade.
* More Gregorian with added ornaments here.
BBC Music in the Glock Era and After by Leo Black ISBN 9780955608742 is published by Plumbago Books. Distribution is by Boydell & Brewer who supplied a review sample at my request. All CDs on the playlist were bought at retail. Any copyrighted material on these pages is included as "fair use", for the purpose of study, review or critical analysis only, and will be removed at the request of copyright owner(s). Report broken links, missing images and errors to - overgrownpath at hotmail dot co dot uk. This post is available via Twitter @overgrownpath