‘Riding the Waves’, BBC Radio 3, 6.45pm Sunday 18 April 2021

In this feature programme marking the ninetieth anniversary of the publication of The Waves, artists reflect on the ways this novel has inspired their own creative work and practice. Pianist Lana Bode, Artistic Director of the Virginia Woolf & Music project, discusses what Woolf means to her and reflects on her acclaimed recording of Domenick Argento’s song cycle From the Diary of Virginia Woolf with Marta Fontanals-Simmons. Composer Jeremy Thurlow, whose works include the string quartet Weaving Threads (commissioned by the project and inspired by a passage in Orlando), considers music’s role in Woolf’s life and her influence on his work. Novelist Amy Sackville, musician Steve Harley and Woolf Works dramaturg Uzma Hameed reflect on the importance of rhythm to Woolf’s writing and their creative lives.

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