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Six Pillars Broadcast – Ashurbanipal II
afghanistan / arab / iran / iraq / middle east / museum / resonance104.4fm / resonancefm / Schedule / west asia

Six Pillars Broadcast – Ashurbanipal II

This week’s Six Pillars radio show is the second part of an in-depth tour of “I Am Ashurbanipal, King of the World” on show this month at The British Museum London. One of history’s most dominant Kings, this Assyrian has yet been forgotten. A fierce, entirely merciless warrior, a proud scholar (the first in his … Continue reading

Six Pillars Podcast – Piers Secunda Auction Special
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Six Pillars Podcast – Piers Secunda Auction Special

Artist Piers Secunda has visited the edges of ISIS territory in Iraq, he has taken a decade of ‘rejected’ work and compacted it into a 1 metre cube, and sculpted ancient Chinese puzzles with paint. See Secunda’s fine art work donated to the Resonance104.4FM auction, you can still bid here. Broadcast Times: 6-6.30pm Mondays Repeats … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Classical Persian Music
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Classical Persian Music

This week, a political listening exercise. Too often when we discuss Iran today or even the Persian Empire that preceded it, homegrown classical music does not come to mind. But for how many years before the first notes were written down in Europe, were the Mesopotamians and their neighbours stringing the early versions of the … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast: London Contemporary Music Festival
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Six Pillars Broadcast: London Contemporary Music Festival

This week, Igor Toronyi-Lalic, Artistic Director of the London Contemporary Music Festival joins us to discuss LCMF, “an exploration into how to programme a music festival” as much as a celebration of choice international contemporary music and it’s history. We sample discuss the programming of BME performers and composers over the years and sample a … Continue reading