Music Podcast (ABC RN)
Mike Scott: the Pan within08/15/15
One of the finest British songwriters of our time, Mike Scott from The Waterboys is also one of rock music’s great survivors, and a man in search of spirit. Mike Scott joins us to talk about his life as a Waterboy, writing classic songs like ‘The...
British gospel: Black Voices
How do you go from backing singer for 80s pop bands like Fine Young Cannibals and UB40 to touring the world with your own vocal group? Carol Pemberton made this dream a reality with the UK’s leading female gospel-inspired vocal group, Black Voices.
The red priest
He’s revered today as the man who wrote The Four Seasons, but until the 1950s Antonio Vivaldi's huge output of sacred and secular music was largely forgotten. We hear from musicologist Joanna Tondys who brings to life the man known as The Red Priest...
The folk singer
We meet two young Australian folk musicians, Kate Burke and Ruth Hazleton,exploring the deeper and darker sides of life through the lens of folksong.
A Love Supreme
We celebrate 50 years since the release of John Coltrane’s ‘humble prayer’ to God - his jazz suite A Love Supreme. Recognised as a jazz classic, and a spiritual declaration of great intensity, A Love Supreme has inspired music lovers around the world...
Love, rock 'n' roll, and the 'S' word
Jeremy Oxley fronted the Australia 80s cult rock ‘n' roll band Sunnyboys until his erratic behaviour led to its demise. After years of battling with schizophrenia he met his love, Mary Griffith, who saved him from a life of destruction
Dan Sultan live at the Forum Theatre
HearAustraliansinger-songwriterperform toanadoringhome-towncrowd attheForumTheatrein Melbourne.
Sacred desert song
We travel to Alice Springs where South Africa’s Soweto Gospel Choir and the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir came together to sing and celebrate their Christian faith. Our live recording features rousing South African gospel songs with...
Apple Music Reviewed, Telstra National WiFi, Byte
So, is Apple Music a Spotify-killer? Is Telstra's new nationwide WiFi network worth investing in? And we look at Byte, a creative tool and a social network for the mobile phone.
Colour of sound: orange
High-pitched pulses radiating from rainbows, warm tones filling the horizon at dusk. What does orange sound like to you?
There is a first time for everything. My First... is a collective life biography spanning a life from 0 to 100.
Colour of sound: green
What does the sound of green have to do with the halos of Venus?
Does cowboy culture still exist in the American West?
The Yoga of Song
To mark the first International Day of Yoga on Sunday we meet one of the world’s leading yoga musicians, Dave Stringer in Los Angeles, profiled by Time magazine as a leader in the New Kirtan movement, a rapidly-growing genre in the West combining...
Dream Chaser: Philly
Triple J's Unearthed competition winner at the National Indigenous Music Awards last year, hip hop artist Philly has been quietly working on his debut album Not My Life. The 23-year-old from country Victoria also known as Phillip Murray supported...
Annea Lockwood's spontaneous world of natural sound
Veteran sound artist, composer and enviro-acoustician, Annea Lockwood, has spent a life listening to and recording earth sounds.
All depends on the sun
An acoustic exploration of the Northern Lights.
Play tackles narcissism and fame in the 21st century
Birdland, by English playwright Simon Stephens, is a play about a rock singer whose world tour has made him a superstar, and whose life has become one long narcissistic bender. It's on now at the Melbourne Theatre Company.
Singing indigenous language back to life
Australia has lost many of its indigenous languages but there's a growing campaign to sing them back into existence.
Ancient music rocks the house
Ever wondered what was top of the pops in Cromwell's England?
- Melbourne, VIC