09 Dec, 2013

Tom Ravenscroft meets the new Tate Britain, listen to his playlist

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Music meets Art - Warp x Tate

Friday night’s Late at Tate saw electonic beats meet brass as Warp Records and artist Jeremy Deller curated live performance to get your rave on to at the new Tate Britain. To add to these celebrations, our friend and BBC Radio 6 Music DJ, Tom Ravenscroft, has put together a playlist of tracks inspired by artworks on display

A few months back Tate Britain kindly asked me to make a playlist influenced by the work of Kurt Schwitters, to accompany, sit beside or, in fact, hide well behind their rather spectacular exhibition of his work. I know, what a nice thing to be asked to do. 

So, what with 6 Music marking the re-opening of Tate Britain, we thought we’d soundtrack a few of our favourite pieces from their collection. There is a vague reason behind the music choices, some perhaps more obvious than others, but generally it’s just me getting a vibe, I hope you like them anyway.


1. Nocturne: Blue and Silver – Chelsea, 1871 by James Abbott McNeill Whistler – inspired track ‘Street Halo’ by Burial

2. La Hollandaise, c.1906 by Walter Richard Sickert  – inspired track ‘The Pisgee Nest’ by Daughn Gibson 

3. Lycidas, 1902-08 by James Havard Thomas – inspired track ‘God’s Chorus of Crickets’ by Jim Wilson 

4. Merry-Go-Round, 1916 by Mark Gertler – inspired track ‘Green Light’ by E.M.M.

5. The Snack Bar, 1930 by Edward Burra – inspired track  ‘Caramel’ by Connan Mockasin

6. The Cholmondeley Ladies c.1600-10 by British School 17th Century, ‘The Good Old Way’ by Crumbling Ghost 

Have you been to the new Tate Britain yet? Let us know what you think!

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