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An award winning music podcast featuring a different composer each episode. We'll ramble a bit then attempt to co-write a piece in a day.

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#15B Alev Lenz [MUSIC MAKING]

Welcome to another music making challenge on excuse the mess. Alev Lenz is my co-conspirator in this episode and she brings with her a pretty nifty instrument to make music with. The premise in this part of the podcast is to spontaneously create a brand new piece of music in an afternoon, and using only one instrument. In this episode we're entering uncharted territory for the podcast, Alev's instrument of choice is a sample library she created in collaboration with her record label (SA Recordings/Spitfire Audio). The library is built from elements of her album '3' which she released through SA late 2019 - the library is sold alongside the album which in my opinion is a pretty innovative idea. Check some links below to discover more or even better listen to the CHAT part of Alev's excuse the mess visit. We hope you like the music! Keep track of Alev's creations: Website | Instagram | Twitter | Spotify | BandCamp | Facebook excuse the mess is gratefully supported by Arts Council England, PRS Foundation and iZotope Audio. A light read - Alev interview with Music Tech Magazine (on the sample library) Outro track - After Every Winter Must Come Spring For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

30 MINJAN 17
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#15B Alev Lenz [MUSIC MAKING]

#15A Alev Lenz [CHAT]

EThe next decade is upon us and I'm chuffed to be releasing my first podcast of the new year, accompanied by one very brilliant Alev Lenz. Alev is first of all, podcast gold - you'll love hearing from her all about her music in this episode. She is an expert builder of atmospheric sound worlds with song & storytelling at its heart. We discuss a track of hers featured on the hit TV show Black Mirror (i'm sure you're all familiar), a turning point in her career and how that triggered a small series of events that shaped her recently released album '3' on SA Recordings. It's an incredibly powerful album and it heavily features the pioneering vocal ensemble, Roomful of Teeth. You can get hold of the album here if you like what you here (hint: the vinyl comes in a lovely blue) There is an unusual dimension to the release of this album, it can be bought alongside a sample library that is built from the DNA of the album itself, find out more within the pod. Alev has collaborated with the internationally celebrated sitarist and composer, Anoushka Shankar over a number of years. In recent days they've been writing and releasing new music which you will hear about towards the end - they make a good team. Have a great listen and please do share the episode to any Alev fans to-be. Links: SA Recordings '3' Album/Sample Library Bundle Spitfire Audio Free The Work WNYC New Sounds Keep track of Alev's creations: Website | Instagram | Twitter | Spotify | BandCamp | Facebook excuse the mess is gratefully supported by Arts Council England, PRS Foundation and iZotope Audio. Tracklist: Splendid Soldier Fall Into Me (Roomful of Teeth cover, WNYC Recording from New Sounds Live/Ecstatic Music Festival 2017) May The Angels The Chair Aimee Mann The Runner Cigarettes & Blow Bright Eyes (Anoushka Shankar & Alev Lenz) I Am Winter For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

57 MINJAN 17
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#15A Alev Lenz [CHAT]

#14B Elliot Galvin [MUSIC MAKING]

EIt was a supreme honour to work with Mr Elliot Galvin on a new track. We used his most portable of piano’s, his beastly Toy Piano. Elliot is an ideas machine so this one came together quite quickly. If you don’t know the excuse the mess rules. We use only one instrument (we can manipulate further electronically), we can’t pre plan anything and we only have an afternoon to make our brand new piece. Listen to it all unfold within. We hope you like! (If you do you're more than welcome to tell your friends about excuse the mess) Here’s where to keep up with any Elliot gigs and releases: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Spotify excuse the mess is gratefully supported by Arts Council England, PRS Foundation and iZotope Audio. Tracklist: Ism - Elliot Galvin Trio Toy Guns (excuse the mess original) - Elliot Galvin, Ben Corrigan Ghosts - Elliot Galvin For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

24 MIN2019 DEC 21
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#14B Elliot Galvin [MUSIC MAKING]

#14A Elliot Galvin [CHAT]

ETake a trip with me into the labyrinth-mind of my good friend Elliot Galvin. A jazz pianist & improviser, composer & electronic musician. He is often compared to the likes of Django Bates, although with the caveat that Elliot only sounds like Elliot. We discuss his influences, his last two trio album Modern Times and The Influencing Machine, his soon to be released solo piano record AND his improvised duo album with saxophonist Binker Goulding. We covered much ground! It was an honour to get Elliot on mic. I hope you enjoy the episode! Here’s where to keep up with any Elliot gigs and releases: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook excuse the mess is gratefully supported by Arts Council England, PRS Foundation and iZotope Audio. Tracklist: Bikini Island - Elliot Galvin Periodical Cicada - Elliot Galvin Trio Time And Everything - Elliot Galvin Aeturnum Vale - Elliot Galvin, Binker Goulding Cat And Mouse - Elliot Galvin Monster Mind - Elliot Galvin Red and Yellow - Elliot Galvin For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

59 MIN2019 DEC 21
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#14A Elliot Galvin [CHAT]

extra mess • Hidden Notes Festival Pt.2

EHere it is, the second instalment of the Hidden Notes Festival adventure. I took my podcast to Stroud to chat to a handful of brilliant artists taking part in this exciting new festival. This episode features interviews with 4 artists involved in the second day's proceedings. I chat to organist and electronic musician Claire M Singer, record label runner [130701] Dave Howell, vocalist Hatis Noit and pianist Lubomyr Melnyk. This episode also features music from the live performances and some field recordings made by Dave Howell whilst he was pottering about the venue. I'm really grateful to the festival organisers Alex Hobbis and Adam Hinks for inviting me to make these interviews and create this podcast special. It was a hugely inspiring weekend and hopefully these episodes capture that. Thanks for checking out this extra mess episode! More links Hidden Notes Festival A Forgotten Landscape [Dave Howell field recordings] Erased Tapes excuse the mess Good On Paper - Stroud Arts Magazine For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

79 MIN2019 NOV 17
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extra mess • Hidden Notes Festival Pt.2

#13B Anne Nikitin [MUSIC MAKING]

EThis music making process was one of my favourites so far - the track that Anne and I made is wacky and wonderful (and kinda funny). We used a Casio VL Tone as our instrument (we only get to use one instrument), Anne has owned this beastie little keyboard since she was a child. As with every one of these music making processes, we only have a few hours to start and finish the piece, we can't preplan anything and then we only use one instrument. We hope you like what we made, we like it! A massive thank you to Anne for being part of the podcast. Huge thanks for checking out excuse the mess - more episodes coming soon! Here’s where to follow Anne news: Twitter | Spotify | Website Visit etmpodcast.com excuse the mess is gratefully supported by Arts Council England,PRS Foundationand iZotope Audio. Many, many thanks to Acast for hosting this podcast! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

27 MIN2019 NOV 3
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#13B Anne Nikitin [MUSIC MAKING]

#13A Anne Nikitin [CHAT]

EAnne Nikitin is a very busy woman - a film composer with an extensive lists of credits, check out her IMDB page. In this episode we mainly discuss two of her scores. Her Ivor Novello nominated score for American Animals (dir. Bart Layton) and a more recent release Untouchable: The Rise and Fall of Harvey Weinstein (dir. Ursula Macfarlane). Both scores are brilliant and we dig into many aspects behind each score. We get an insight into her nomadic upbringing, touch upon brexit troubles and get some brilliant top tips for budding film composers; Anne highlights the work ethic needed and some of the ways people get into the industry. This episode was great fun to make, I loved hanging out with Anne and I'm very grateful she was able to make a bit of time for me in her very busy life. Don't forget to listen to the music making part of our episode, it was a lot of fun, I think you'll like it! Here’s where to follow Anne news: Twitter | Spotify | Website Visit etmpodcast.com excuse the mess is gratefully supported by Arts Council England,PRS Foundationand iZotope Audio. Many, many thanks to Acast for hosting this podcast! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

64 MIN2019 NOV 3
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#13A Anne Nikitin [CHAT]

#12B Galya Bisengalieva [MUSIC MAKING]

EMusic Making time! In each episode I write a brand new piece with each guest - Galya is one of the most sought after violinists working in the UK - what an honour to get to write something new with her. The excuse the mess writing process demands that: 1. we don't pre plan anything 2. we only have that day to write our piece 3. we can only use one instrument that the guest brings with them - electronic manipulations are allowed! We ended up writing a very dark, disorientating, droney track - the three D's. We hope you like it. Give the excuse the mess writing process a go - i'd love to hear what you come up with. Send your etm tracks through to ben@etmpodcast.com and maybe I can include them in an episode or share on the website, or something... Anyways, just follow the above rules. Thanks so much for checking out excuse the mess. Links for keeping up with Galya news: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook visit etmpodcast.com for pictures from the day and more episodes. excuse the mess is gratefully supported by Arts Council England,PRS Foundationand iZotope Audio. Many, many thanks to Acast for hosting this podcast! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

28 MIN2019 OCT 27
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#12B Galya Bisengalieva [MUSIC MAKING]

#12A Galya Bisengalieva [CHAT]

EThe 3rd instalment of series two features one hell of a violinist and experimental composer, Galya Bisengalieva. She has worked with some of the biggest names in music and is now making large and dangerous waves with her original compositions - violin led music injected with a potent amount of electronics. In 2018 she released EP ONE and this year released EP TWO. She commissioned some utterly brilliant composers to write and collaborate with her: Claire M Singer, Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch, Shiva Feshareki and CHAINES. We discuss the thinking and processes behind each pieces in detail and you'll hear some chunky extracts of each; as well as two clips of music from composer Edmund Finnis. Galya is also the orchestral leader of the London Contemporary Orchestra - a role in the classical world that was a bit of a mystery to me so I asked this very qualified person what it entails. Thanks so much to Galya for bringing her wonderful words and energy to excuse the mess and thanks to you for checking it out. Ben (host & creator of etm) Links for keeping up with Galya news: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook visit etmpodcast.com for pictures from the day and more episodes. excuse the mess is gratefully supported by Arts Council England,PRS Foundationand iZotope Audio. Many, many thanks to Acast for hosting this podcast! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

54 MIN2019 OCT 27
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#12A Galya Bisengalieva [CHAT]

#11B Hannah Peel [MUSIC MAKING]

EHannah and I make a sparkling piece of music using only her famous music box - a series of tuned metal bars housed in a resonating wooden box, a hole punched reel of paper is drawn through it and triggers the bars to sound, it's lovely! Hannah gained much fame with her music box covers of classic songs, 'Tainted Love' being a prime example; which was used to great effect on many TV shows including American Horror Story. Anyways, we're really happy with how our creation came out, we've called it 'Unbox' and we hope you like following us on the journey of writwriting the music. Thanks so much for checking out excuse the mess! Here’s where to keep up with any Hannah news: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Spotify excuse the mess is gratefully supported by Arts Council England,PRS Foundationand iZotope Audio. Many, many thanks to Acast for hosting this podcast! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

32 MIN2019 OCT 20
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#11B Hannah Peel [MUSIC MAKING]

Latest Episodes

#15B Alev Lenz [MUSIC MAKING]

Welcome to another music making challenge on excuse the mess. Alev Lenz is my co-conspirator in this episode and she brings with her a pretty nifty instrument to make music with. The premise in this part of the podcast is to spontaneously create a brand new piece of music in an afternoon, and using only one instrument. In this episode we're entering uncharted territory for the podcast, Alev's instrument of choice is a sample library she created in collaboration with her record label (SA Recordings/Spitfire Audio). The library is built from elements of her album '3' which she released through SA late 2019 - the library is sold alongside the album which in my opinion is a pretty innovative idea. Check some links below to discover more or even better listen to the CHAT part of Alev's excuse the mess visit. We hope you like the music! Keep track of Alev's creations: Website | Instagram | Twitter | Spotify | BandCamp | Facebook excuse the mess is gratefully supported by Arts Council England, PRS Foundation and iZotope Audio. A light read - Alev interview with Music Tech Magazine (on the sample library) Outro track - After Every Winter Must Come Spring For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

30 MINJAN 17
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#15B Alev Lenz [MUSIC MAKING]

#15A Alev Lenz [CHAT]

EThe next decade is upon us and I'm chuffed to be releasing my first podcast of the new year, accompanied by one very brilliant Alev Lenz. Alev is first of all, podcast gold - you'll love hearing from her all about her music in this episode. She is an expert builder of atmospheric sound worlds with song & storytelling at its heart. We discuss a track of hers featured on the hit TV show Black Mirror (i'm sure you're all familiar), a turning point in her career and how that triggered a small series of events that shaped her recently released album '3' on SA Recordings. It's an incredibly powerful album and it heavily features the pioneering vocal ensemble, Roomful of Teeth. You can get hold of the album here if you like what you here (hint: the vinyl comes in a lovely blue) There is an unusual dimension to the release of this album, it can be bought alongside a sample library that is built from the DNA of the album itself, find out more within the pod. Alev has collaborated with the internationally celebrated sitarist and composer, Anoushka Shankar over a number of years. In recent days they've been writing and releasing new music which you will hear about towards the end - they make a good team. Have a great listen and please do share the episode to any Alev fans to-be. Links: SA Recordings '3' Album/Sample Library Bundle Spitfire Audio Free The Work WNYC New Sounds Keep track of Alev's creations: Website | Instagram | Twitter | Spotify | BandCamp | Facebook excuse the mess is gratefully supported by Arts Council England, PRS Foundation and iZotope Audio. Tracklist: Splendid Soldier Fall Into Me (Roomful of Teeth cover, WNYC Recording from New Sounds Live/Ecstatic Music Festival 2017) May The Angels The Chair Aimee Mann The Runner Cigarettes & Blow Bright Eyes (Anoushka Shankar & Alev Lenz) I Am Winter For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

57 MINJAN 17
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#15A Alev Lenz [CHAT]

#14B Elliot Galvin [MUSIC MAKING]

EIt was a supreme honour to work with Mr Elliot Galvin on a new track. We used his most portable of piano’s, his beastly Toy Piano. Elliot is an ideas machine so this one came together quite quickly. If you don’t know the excuse the mess rules. We use only one instrument (we can manipulate further electronically), we can’t pre plan anything and we only have an afternoon to make our brand new piece. Listen to it all unfold within. We hope you like! (If you do you're more than welcome to tell your friends about excuse the mess) Here’s where to keep up with any Elliot gigs and releases: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Spotify excuse the mess is gratefully supported by Arts Council England, PRS Foundation and iZotope Audio. Tracklist: Ism - Elliot Galvin Trio Toy Guns (excuse the mess original) - Elliot Galvin, Ben Corrigan Ghosts - Elliot Galvin For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

24 MIN2019 DEC 21
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#14B Elliot Galvin [MUSIC MAKING]

#14A Elliot Galvin [CHAT]

ETake a trip with me into the labyrinth-mind of my good friend Elliot Galvin. A jazz pianist & improviser, composer & electronic musician. He is often compared to the likes of Django Bates, although with the caveat that Elliot only sounds like Elliot. We discuss his influences, his last two trio album Modern Times and The Influencing Machine, his soon to be released solo piano record AND his improvised duo album with saxophonist Binker Goulding. We covered much ground! It was an honour to get Elliot on mic. I hope you enjoy the episode! Here’s where to keep up with any Elliot gigs and releases: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook excuse the mess is gratefully supported by Arts Council England, PRS Foundation and iZotope Audio. Tracklist: Bikini Island - Elliot Galvin Periodical Cicada - Elliot Galvin Trio Time And Everything - Elliot Galvin Aeturnum Vale - Elliot Galvin, Binker Goulding Cat And Mouse - Elliot Galvin Monster Mind - Elliot Galvin Red and Yellow - Elliot Galvin For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

59 MIN2019 DEC 21
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#14A Elliot Galvin [CHAT]

extra mess • Hidden Notes Festival Pt.2

EHere it is, the second instalment of the Hidden Notes Festival adventure. I took my podcast to Stroud to chat to a handful of brilliant artists taking part in this exciting new festival. This episode features interviews with 4 artists involved in the second day's proceedings. I chat to organist and electronic musician Claire M Singer, record label runner [130701] Dave Howell, vocalist Hatis Noit and pianist Lubomyr Melnyk. This episode also features music from the live performances and some field recordings made by Dave Howell whilst he was pottering about the venue. I'm really grateful to the festival organisers Alex Hobbis and Adam Hinks for inviting me to make these interviews and create this podcast special. It was a hugely inspiring weekend and hopefully these episodes capture that. Thanks for checking out this extra mess episode! More links Hidden Notes Festival A Forgotten Landscape [Dave Howell field recordings] Erased Tapes excuse the mess Good On Paper - Stroud Arts Magazine For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

79 MIN2019 NOV 17
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extra mess • Hidden Notes Festival Pt.2

#13B Anne Nikitin [MUSIC MAKING]

EThis music making process was one of my favourites so far - the track that Anne and I made is wacky and wonderful (and kinda funny). We used a Casio VL Tone as our instrument (we only get to use one instrument), Anne has owned this beastie little keyboard since she was a child. As with every one of these music making processes, we only have a few hours to start and finish the piece, we can't preplan anything and then we only use one instrument. We hope you like what we made, we like it! A massive thank you to Anne for being part of the podcast. Huge thanks for checking out excuse the mess - more episodes coming soon! Here’s where to follow Anne news: Twitter | Spotify | Website Visit etmpodcast.com excuse the mess is gratefully supported by Arts Council England,PRS Foundationand iZotope Audio. Many, many thanks to Acast for hosting this podcast! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

27 MIN2019 NOV 3
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#13B Anne Nikitin [MUSIC MAKING]

#13A Anne Nikitin [CHAT]

EAnne Nikitin is a very busy woman - a film composer with an extensive lists of credits, check out her IMDB page. In this episode we mainly discuss two of her scores. Her Ivor Novello nominated score for American Animals (dir. Bart Layton) and a more recent release Untouchable: The Rise and Fall of Harvey Weinstein (dir. Ursula Macfarlane). Both scores are brilliant and we dig into many aspects behind each score. We get an insight into her nomadic upbringing, touch upon brexit troubles and get some brilliant top tips for budding film composers; Anne highlights the work ethic needed and some of the ways people get into the industry. This episode was great fun to make, I loved hanging out with Anne and I'm very grateful she was able to make a bit of time for me in her very busy life. Don't forget to listen to the music making part of our episode, it was a lot of fun, I think you'll like it! Here’s where to follow Anne news: Twitter | Spotify | Website Visit etmpodcast.com excuse the mess is gratefully supported by Arts Council England,PRS Foundationand iZotope Audio. Many, many thanks to Acast for hosting this podcast! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

64 MIN2019 NOV 3
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#13A Anne Nikitin [CHAT]

#12B Galya Bisengalieva [MUSIC MAKING]

EMusic Making time! In each episode I write a brand new piece with each guest - Galya is one of the most sought after violinists working in the UK - what an honour to get to write something new with her. The excuse the mess writing process demands that: 1. we don't pre plan anything 2. we only have that day to write our piece 3. we can only use one instrument that the guest brings with them - electronic manipulations are allowed! We ended up writing a very dark, disorientating, droney track - the three D's. We hope you like it. Give the excuse the mess writing process a go - i'd love to hear what you come up with. Send your etm tracks through to ben@etmpodcast.com and maybe I can include them in an episode or share on the website, or something... Anyways, just follow the above rules. Thanks so much for checking out excuse the mess. Links for keeping up with Galya news: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook visit etmpodcast.com for pictures from the day and more episodes. excuse the mess is gratefully supported by Arts Council England,PRS Foundationand iZotope Audio. Many, many thanks to Acast for hosting this podcast! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

28 MIN2019 OCT 27
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#12B Galya Bisengalieva [MUSIC MAKING]

#12A Galya Bisengalieva [CHAT]

EThe 3rd instalment of series two features one hell of a violinist and experimental composer, Galya Bisengalieva. She has worked with some of the biggest names in music and is now making large and dangerous waves with her original compositions - violin led music injected with a potent amount of electronics. In 2018 she released EP ONE and this year released EP TWO. She commissioned some utterly brilliant composers to write and collaborate with her: Claire M Singer, Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch, Shiva Feshareki and CHAINES. We discuss the thinking and processes behind each pieces in detail and you'll hear some chunky extracts of each; as well as two clips of music from composer Edmund Finnis. Galya is also the orchestral leader of the London Contemporary Orchestra - a role in the classical world that was a bit of a mystery to me so I asked this very qualified person what it entails. Thanks so much to Galya for bringing her wonderful words and energy to excuse the mess and thanks to you for checking it out. Ben (host & creator of etm) Links for keeping up with Galya news: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook visit etmpodcast.com for pictures from the day and more episodes. excuse the mess is gratefully supported by Arts Council England,PRS Foundationand iZotope Audio. Many, many thanks to Acast for hosting this podcast! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

54 MIN2019 OCT 27
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#12A Galya Bisengalieva [CHAT]

#11B Hannah Peel [MUSIC MAKING]

EHannah and I make a sparkling piece of music using only her famous music box - a series of tuned metal bars housed in a resonating wooden box, a hole punched reel of paper is drawn through it and triggers the bars to sound, it's lovely! Hannah gained much fame with her music box covers of classic songs, 'Tainted Love' being a prime example; which was used to great effect on many TV shows including American Horror Story. Anyways, we're really happy with how our creation came out, we've called it 'Unbox' and we hope you like following us on the journey of writwriting the music. Thanks so much for checking out excuse the mess! Here’s where to keep up with any Hannah news: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Spotify excuse the mess is gratefully supported by Arts Council England,PRS Foundationand iZotope Audio. Many, many thanks to Acast for hosting this podcast! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

32 MIN2019 OCT 20
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#11B Hannah Peel [MUSIC MAKING]
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