This year for the first time TUSK is delighted to be partnering with BBC Radio 3’s flagship adventurous music programmes, Late Junction and Freeness, to co-curate the ‘Lateness’ stage. Together we’ve invited three acts to BLANK studios in Newcastle to record exclusive, socially distanced sessions. On the bill is a first-time collaboration between electronic artist Stephen Bishop and turntablist Mariam Rezaei; the left-field folk duo of Cath and Phil Tyler and a new jazz quartet called Caröm put together by the double-bassist Andy Champion. In addition, from these combinations, the following collaborations also arose and will also be part of the TUSK Virtual programme: Cath Tyler & Mariam Rezaei; Zoe Gilby & Graeme Wilson; Andy Champion, Christian Alderson & Phil Tyler.
Videos of all the sets will feature across the TUSK virtual line up and highlights will be broadcast on Late Junction on the 2nd & 9th October and on Freeness on the 3rd & 10th October on BBC Radio 3.