BBC Radio 4 – Laura Barton’s Notes on Music, Laura Barton Goes West


A triptych of audio essays on the enduring qualities, appeal and intent of pop music.

In this third episode, Laura Barton explores music’s idea of the West, from the strings, sustained harmonies and open fifths of Western film scores, to the percussion, nasal pitch and perfect fourths favoured by indigenous Plains Indians, and how they connect or confront ideas of frontier thesis, manifest destiny, and the relationship with the land itself.[…]

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