Music Podcast (ABC RN)
In early 1979 Bob Dylan committed an act that outraged people around the world: he accepted Jesus Christ and became a born-again Christian. Over the next three years Dylan released three albums of gospel-inspired music - Slow Train Coming, Saved and...
Can sound evoke memory? The Memorandium turns the radio studio into a sound-memory incubator.
Requiems for the 21st Century
How do requiems help atheists and heathens to grieve in the 21st Century?
Death and Transfiguration—part two
Once upon a time classical music led the CD revolution. But in today's online world of downloads and streaming, the survival of the classical music recording industry has meant reinvention.
The Vinyl Frontier: Best of Eurovision
James Lee and Michael Munson share their favourite vinyl tracks from the ABC Sound Library. This week,we look back at the 60 year history of Eurovision, and sift through the (euro)trash to find the treasure.
A musical trek through Nepal
Just days before devastating earthquakes hit Nepal, American singer Toni Childs was trekking the Annapurna trail on a musical tour of the Himalayas.
Taizé's Teen Spirit
Can a monastic order have teen spirit? Renowned world-wide as a site of Christian pilgrimage, the French monastic community of Taizé draws tens of thousands of young pilgrims with its offer of contemplation and modern prayer-song.
Eurovision Song Contest turns 60
The world's most popular song competition turns sixty.
Experience art and witness technology, carefully ordered and generating energy both aesthetic and electrical.
Nikki Lane live at the Northcote Social Club
On the Live Set, Nikki Lane and her edgy country tunes live at the Northcote Social Club.
Tex Perkins live at Sydney Festival with 'Far From Folsom'
Hear Tex Perkins channel Johnny Cash, recorded by RN's live music team at Sydney Festival.
Death and transfiguration—part one
Just twenty years ago, classical music drove the sale of CDs, and popularised the genre in an unprecedented way—remember The Three Tenors? Today it's a very different story for the classical music recording industry; as online access to music...
The Sikh YouTube star
She may not be a household name just yet but on YouTube the Sikh kirtan musician Manika Kaur is a star, with one of her recent videos racking up more than 4 ½ million views. A devotional singer and songwriter, Manika’s new album I Bow To You Waheguru...
Dutch based Australian composer Kate Moore on studying with Louis Andriessen and turning the sound of Lake Burley Griffin into music.
Julian Day: music newshound
When do you stop listening to new music, a Spotify survey. Is the old stifling the new in opera?
A fragmented voice slowly comes together, until the speaker's identity is finally, and fully, revealed.
When science meets art #1 - the BioPod
Crash an overnight acoustic vigil floating on the middle of a lake, in the BioPod.
Olivia Chaney live at Sydney Festival
Olivia Chaney performed her spacious and melodious music at the Sydney Festival earlier this year ahead of the April release of her debut album 'The Longest River', on the Nonesuch label.
Jessica Pratt live at Sydney Festival
In this set from Sydney Festival, LA-based singer songwriter Jessica Pratt draws mostly from her recently-released second album 'On Your Own Love Again'.
- Melbourne, VIC