Music Podcast (ABC RN)
Monday Muse - Kasey Chambers09/01/14
She's at it again. Kasey Chambers just can't stop writing those tunes. Her new album is called Bittersweet and she tells Waleed Aly why it comes with a language warning.
Recollections of morning time in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Dan Waters at the Lorne Festival of Performing Arts
Singer-songwriter Dan Waters will perform his unique Americana music at this year's Lorne Festival of Performing Arts
Historyonics: Australian singers during WWI
It is said that the first casualty of war is truth. But what about musicians, and their portrayal of war?
Australian pianist Alister Spence wins Award for Excellence in Jazz
Winner of the Award for Excellence in Jazz at the 2014 Art Music Awards, Australian pianist Alister Spence is equally a sensitive player, a gifted composer and fearless improviser.
Poetic License: the power and limitations of words
As part of this year's Melbourne Writers Festival, Outer Urban Projects is staging a show with performers from Melbourne's outer northern fringe about the power of words to move and inspire.
From clarinet player to CEO: Kim Williams
Kim Williams began his career more than 35 years ago as a clarinet player and composer, but would go on to lead some of Australia's biggest entertainment and media organisations, including the Australian Film Commission and Foxtel.
Monday Muse - John Murry
John Murry's debut album The Graceless Age was an autobiographical triumph about his battle with addiction.
Snodger (the mirror)
A composition for voice speaking forward and in reverse.
In Alice Springs in July, the acclaimed Soweto Gospel Choir, singing their South African gospel songs in Sotho, Zulu and English, were joined on stage by the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir, performing psalms and hymns in Western Arrarnta...
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
The current racial tension in Ferguson Missouri reveals fault lines that still lie in post-segregation America - in the 50th anniversary year of the Civil Rights movement. Meanwhile our Northern Territory Intervention remains in place, highlighting...
Passport: Hip hop in Senegal
One of the pioneers of Senegal's hip hop scene, Cheikh Séne - better known as 'Keyti' - explains the evolution of the movement, from its political beginnings, the creative evolution, and why he now raps the news.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe bigger than ever
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe has taken over every available space for performance, with 2,750 shows in the line-up.
Talking Smack: Honest Conversations About Drugs
The phrase 'sex, drugs and rock and roll' makes you think of hedonism and reckless abandon from celebrity pop stars with more money than sense.
Monday Muse - Radical Son
After a troubled youth spent battling addiction and time in jail Radical Son has emerged strong and determined to pursue music.
Darwin Festival: Briggs wins National New Talent award
Briggs, a hip hop artist from Shepparton in regional Victoria, has won the prize for National New Talent of the Year at the National Indigenous Music Awards.
Music from last week's Album of the Week: Jon Allen
A track from last week's album of the week, Deep River by Jon Allen. This track is called 'Wait For Me.'
Super Critical Mass
What if you were walking through an art gallery and everyone around you spontaneously started humming?
Seminal Australian instrumental group kickstarted a new genre of music
The Synergy Percussion ensemble has been a mainstay of the Australian contemporary classical music scene for 40 years. It's Australia's longest-lived contemporary music group and it's been a powerful and influential force in the new music scene.
The War Chant
What could bring together a 14th century Italian illuminated manuscript of Gregorian chant known as the Rimini Antiphonal, an English collector of rare Bibles, a WW1 hospital for Australian veterans of Gallipoli in the south of England, an Australian...
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