How can an archive help us to re-write music history?

For this episode of the podcast, we trace the improbable story of the British Music Collection: from a maverick project by 1960s enthusiasts to contemporary debates about diversity and inclusion. We hear about music written for multiple balloons, radiophonic pioneers, and half-buried gems of British experimentalism. And we ask how today’s custodians are confronting inequalities past and present.

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We’ve created a gallery to go along with this episode and a list of all the music played. Find out more on the British Music Collection.