When the BBC Radio 3 team got in touch with Erased Tapes and introduced them to the concept behind their Late Junction Sessions, which was to bring together artists from different genres who had never met before to jam for a whole day at the Maida Vale Studios in London, they knew it was a perfect fit for Berlin-based pianist and producer Nils Frahm. From that starting point onwards UK singer, producer and 2011’s Mercury Prize nominee Ghostpoet and Taegŭm performer, composer and researcher Hyelim Kim were added to the bill and so the stage was set for three very different artists to come together and create something truly musical and unique.
The session will go live on BBC Radio 3 (90-93 FM) today 21st December at 11pm GMT. Fans can tune in and view further images online here.
Photographs by Steve Glashier
‘Personally, what I loved about it was that it didn’t have any particular style. It was just flowing from different types of genres to different tempos and atmospheres as we went along. That was what made it interesting for me and why I wanted to do it in the first place’ – Ghostpoet
‘It’s a feeling of curious excitement to hear what you will come up with. It was really different to anything I’d worked on myself. It’s good to have some restrictions to focus on. There’s a narrow bit which is still possible, which is left from all of the ones you can’t do right now, and then you make the best out of that. You wouldn’t have done that by yourself at any other moment of time’ – Nils Frahm
Quotes taken from A peek inside BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction with Ghostpoet, Hyelim Kim & Nils Frahm by Nick Hagan. You can read the full article on Drowned In Sound.