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The Wire Tapper 49

Track 20

James Heather. Photo by Fabrice Bourgelle

"Ruqia" (Echo Collective Rework)

From Reworks

As a child in Southampton, Heather was taught composition and piano string tuning by his grandad on the one side of the family, while his granny on the other dabbled in piano improvisation. Heather himself started releasing music in 2017 via Ninja Tune founders Coldcut’s resurrected label Ahead Of Our Time. This album contains tracks from Modulations: EP 1 and Stories From Far Away On Piano (both 2017), including his own additional string quartet versions and reworks by DJ Seinfeld, Mary Lattimore and Sarah Davachi.