In this special two-part broadcast, Bec explores Polyphasic — Tincture's experimental, night-long sleep performance held at a Preston warehouse this past February.
This week on SleepTalker, performer and curator Aarti Jadu talks about how Polyphasic came to be. Bec also interviews Aarti's brother Mahesh Jadu about the Hindu festival Mahashivratri and how the "great night of Shiva" connects to Polyphasic. Bec relistens to some recordings they made at Polyphasic, with improvised performances by Puscha, Seth Rees, Olive Yahh & Myka Wallace, Crumhorn and Taylor Crawford.
Next week is SleepTalker's final episode in this weekly timeslot. Tune in for part two of Bec's chat with Aarti Jadu, and hear from sleep scientist Argo Theoharis about their contributions to Polyphasic — plus recordings of performances by Moses Carr, Adam Halliwell, Perrin Moss, Khyaal Vocal Ensemble, Paul Benders Ensemble and Rohan Rebeiro.
- Improvised performance from Polyphasic (exploring waking to stage one of sleep)Puscha
- Improvised performance from Polyphasic (exploring stages two and three of sleep)Seth Rees
- Improvised performance from Polyphasic (exploring stage two of sleep)Olive Yahh & Myka Wallace
- Improvised performance from Polyphasic (exploring stage three of sleep)Crumhorn
- Improvised performance from Polyphasic (exploring stage three of sleep)Taylor Crawford
About this program
A show about sleep, dreams, nightmares and what happens in your head after dark. Meditations from the edges of consciousness, exploring circadian rhythms, mental health, what keeps us awake and helps us drift. Interviews, field recordings, sound art, creative audio and ambient music to keep you company in the dark.
SleepTalker started as an independent podcast in 2014, and now joins the Triple R grid as a weekly two-hour live show.
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