Dylan Carlson of influential drone-metal progenitors Earth will join Maddy Prior of electric folk pioneers Steeleye Span on the 3rd and 10th of November on BBC 4 for two special broadcasts. Maddy has thrown down the gauntlet: namely for her daughter, doom metal cult heroine Rose Kemp, to compose a new work with a collaborator outside of her chosen genre – Jon Boden of folk revivalists Bellowhead. Returning the challenge, Rose has arranged for her mother to meet and write with Dylan Carlson of influential drone-metal progenitors Earth. BBC Radio 4 joins them in this experiment, as they discuss their lives in music, family and the songwriter’s process. As well as the resulting songs, the two programmes will also feature interviews with their collaborators and contributions from those attached to their musical legacies, including John Kirkpatrick (Steeleye Span), Hamish Glencross (Vallenfyre, My Dying Bride) and Mike Vennart (Vennart, Oceansize)
These shows will be broadcast at 11:30 GMT on November 3rd and 10th on BBC 4, and will be available to stream HERE shortly after broadcast.