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The Ear Has To Travel #18 with Guest Host Gregor Riddell

21 June 2018
  • Blues
  • Experimental
  • Indie
  • Atmospheric
  • Meditative
  • Melancholy
  • Strange
  • Sensual

The Nobel Prize in literature may be cancelled for this year but The Ear Has To Travel has something just as good for you: In this episode, guest host Gregor Riddell deconstructs Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech. Gregor traces themes and topics from Dylan’s speech in a wide-ranging mix that features music by Dylan himself, James Tenney, Kali Malone, Scriabin, Gregor’s own projects and many more.

Gregor Riddell plays the cello and writes music. He is a founder member of numerous international groups including BirdWorld, Tre Voci and KGB. He has written for and regularly plays in the London Contemporary Orchestra, having collaborated with Actress, Radiohead among others, and set up SVS Radio in Oslo in 2016 alongside Rob Lewis. He recently released a record with Tre Voci on Nonclassical and BirdWorld will release UNDA in late 2018 as well as feature in the upcoming Wire Tapper and perform at BBC ‘Open Ear’ LSO St Luke’s in October.

Learn more about Gregor and his projects here:







“Want your songs to sound good…” Nobel Prize quote by Bob Dylan (00:00)

Everybody Loves the Sunshine by Roy Ayers w/Lässig overdub by BirdWorld (00:39)

Run Rabbit Run by Flanagan & Allen [dnb remix by Gregor Riddell] w/voice over intro (01:04)

Happy Just Bummin Round by Voom (02:41)

György Ligeti chord from Hamburg Concerto w/“You’re not talkin’ to me” Bob Dylan voice over (05:03)

György Ligeti chord with delay pedal by Gregor Riddell (05:56)

Tomi, Tomi by Kanui Lula (09:14)

BN1 8DH by Kutmah w/”The Sestos and Abydos of her breasts” Bob Dylan voice over (11:58) 

Forever Dolphin Love by Connan Mockasin (12:24)

Country House extract by Blur w/”The path to my fixed purpose…” Bob Dylan voice over (17:50)

THM by Deerhunter (18:22)

Tombstone Blues extract by Bob Dylan w/”I wanted to write songs unlike anything anybody ever heard” voice over (22:40)

The sun has got his hat on extract by Noel Gay & Sam Browne (23:24)

Panda by Dungen (23:47)

Saltwater by Beach House (28:13)

Live recording 210418 extract by KGB (30:52)

Pulk Pull Revolving Doors ending by Radiohead (32:36)

The Neverending by James Holden (33:03)

Sonata no 10 by Alexander Scriabin (37:32)

Mitch Mitchell drum solo from Voodoo Child by Jimi Hendrix (49:21)

Fem Mønster/Feedback by BirdWorld (52:50) 

The Pearl by Judee Sill (58:08)

Bondage to Formula by Kali Malone (59:56)

Protector by Flying Lotus (67:06)

Gliassade/Array by James Tenney (68:50)

You and Me by Mild High Club (73:36)

The Well-Tempered Synthesizer E flat prelude and fugue (perf. Daniel Philipp Stotz) by J S Bach (76:34)

Visions of Johanna alt. take by Bob Dylan (81:49)

Time Was by Canned Heat (88:24)

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