Recorded in September 2020, this broadcast was put together to highlight the creative resolve of underground experimental music communities since the beginning of the pandemic.
Artists and facilitators have adapted in many ways: musicians have self-released tracks recorded in isolation, streamed performances from their homes and embarked on remote collaborations; venues have started digital imprints and organised online events; independent labels have put together benefit compilations. This show presents a selection of tracks from the heartening abundance of independent experimental music that has been released into the world in the face of intense new challenges and restrictions.
Meg Woof worked in London record shops before joining independent music magazine The Wire as a writer and online content editor. She also presents a bi-monthly radio show for The Wire on Resonance FM.