Time-traveller is a series of micro-productons, each delivering a bite-sized quirky historical story illustrated with music. Kate has written and narrated 10 stories to be broadcast between September – December 2017.
How the railways synchronised time (broadcast 13 September)
17th c Theories of bird migration (broadcast 21 September)
Presented by Tom Service, live from BBC Radio 3’s Pop Up Studio at Sage Gateshead as part of the Free Thinking Festival.This special edition of Music Matters explores our perceptions of music and time in the routines and activities of daily life.
The performer and producer Kate Romano squeezes a day of listening into three minutes, and explains how we can curate our everyday experience of music and sound, and as Tom looks at the influence of the social media mindset on our listening habits, the psychologist and neuroscientist Daniel Levitin talks about the social function of music and how we can use it control the pace of our lives. Tom sets a challenge for Eliot Van Buskirk, Spotify’s Data Storyteller, to tell us when the UK listens to fast and slow music, and explores attention spans in the digital world with Twitter’s Alyson Gausby and Zeena Feldman from King’s College London.
Following the publication of a new book exploring connections between music and landscape architecture, Tom Service meets the author David Nicholas Buck together with the writer and performer Kate Romano to explore the areas where these two disciplines share common ground.