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23 Feb 2022
Not Quite Light dawn in Salford and Manchester. Reform Radio manchester

NQL ON REFORM RADIO JAN 2022

This month I walk the city of Manchester from dawn until dusk, setting out at first light, recording sound and the things I witness along the way. SOUND / INCIDENTAL MUSIC: Simon Buckley / Not Quite Light Music featured  includes tracks by Charlotte OC, Aitch, Pablo’s Eye and Joni Mitchell ( no longer avaialable on Spotify ). LISTEN PLAYLIST

01 Dec 2021
Not Quite Light dawn in Salford and Manchester. Reform Radio manchester

NQL ON REFORM RADIO DEC 2021

This month, as it’s nearly Christmas, I decide not to get up, so put my headphones in and fall back into the land of dreams… Soundscapes by Simon Buckley / Not Quite Light Music includes tracks by Keeley Forsyth, Erland Cooper, Ichiko Aoba and Einojuhani Rautavaara. LISTEN HERE PLAYLIST

03 Nov 2021
Not Quite Light dawn in Salford and Manchester. Reform Radio manchester

NQL ON REFORM RADIO NOVEMBER 2021

This month I take a dawn walk to Piccadilly Station… A slightly new format this time on the Not Quite Light radio show, as I put on my headphones and wander up to Piccadilly at daybreak, listening to music and the sounds I encounter along the way, including an unexpected encounter with a Nigerian radio presenter inspecting tickets at the end of platform 1… Tracks include Sarah Neufeld, Beverly Glenn-Copeland and Franz Shubert. LISTEN HERE PLAYLIST

13 Oct 2021
Not Quite Light dawn in Salford and Manchester. Reform Radio manchester

NQL ON REFORM RADIO OCTOBER 2021

In this month’s show I reveal stories of ancestors, loss and identity… In late September I travelled to Hull with artist Gareth Smith ( aka Vanishing ) and interviewed him at dawn on the banks of the Humber, among the old docks. We discuss his great-grandfather, a trawlerman killed at sea in 1904, and the generational consequences of this tragic death. Gareth’s project 55°N, 5°E was performed live at Hull City of Culture in 2017, and an album of this […]

04 Oct 2021

THE IRK VALLEY, MANCHESTER

SHOCK CITY A feature written for the second edition of Shock City, whilst working on my project, “Dark Days, Luminous Nights” for the Manchester Collective. I was originally going to write about one of the many walks I’d taken during the first lockdown, journeys often over10 miles that either led me into unexpected spaces, or that reconnected me with old ways not taken for far too long. I was going to talk of encountering the disused Mather and Platt foundry […]

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