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Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Icelandic Sagas. First written down in the 13th century, the sagas tell the stories of the Norse settlers of Iceland, who began to arrive on the island in the late 9th century. They contain some of the richest and most extraordinary writing of the Middle Ages, and often depict events known to have happened in the early years of Icelandic history, although there is much debate as to how much of their content is factual and how much imaginative. Full of heroes, feuds and outlaws, with a smattering of ghosts and trolls, the sagas inspired later writers including Sir Walter Scott, William Morris and WH Auden.
With:Carolyne Larrington, Fellow and Tutor in Medieval English Literature at St John’s College, Oxford; Elizabeth Ashman Rowe, University Lecturer in Scandinavian History at the University of Cambridge; Emily Lethbridge, Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Árni Magnússon Manuscripts Institute in Reykjavík.
Tesla Boy is a Russian electro/synth-pop band formed in 2008 in Moscow. The band members are Anton Sevidov (vocals and keyboards), Dima Dimborn (bass and background vocals), and Boris Lifshits (drums). The band’s name is taken from the title of a song written by Anton and Dima during the beginning of their collaboration about a boy who could conduct electricity but could not control it and hurt those who came too near him. The idea was inspired by the apartment in which Anton lived for most of his life which was above a huge electrical transformer that made him constantly feel the presence of electricity. The band started by recording a five-track demo entitled “The Tesla Boy”, distributing it amongst friends and on the internet. It was later published under the title “The Tesla Boy EP.” The promo CD features full artwork by DW Design studios. Bloggers took note of the demo, describing the band’s music as “some of the most exciting electronic music of the year”, “the best thing to come from Russia since vodka” and “the finest pop group in the world today”. With 2009 done and dusted the pressure was on for a debut album that delivered on their immeasurable potential. Thankfully with Modern Thrills the burden of expectation has not caused them to falter; instead they have taken the knowledge acquired from writing their big tunes and used them to write even bigger ones.