Music Podcast (ABC RN)
Mum's run away with the band!08/30/15
Meryl Streep plays Ricki Rendazzo, rock musician and mother in her new film Ricki and the Flash – and this is where the tension lies. A life on the road and judgement about her career choice has left her relationship with her children in tatters. Two...
From Music Into Silence: Peter Roberts
This morning on Life Matters, you'll meet harpist Peter Roberts, Australia’s only fully qualified Music thanatologist.
The Shape Note Revival
There are no harps in Sacred Harp singing; in fact no instruments at all, just the raw power of the voice in search of spirit. A tradition of Protestant folk-hymn singing using shape-notes that’s survived in America’s Deep South for more than 200...
Emma's new dawn
Backed by insanely talented rhythm combo The Putbacks, Emma Donovan is on a new music adventure. Dawn is a strange bird of an album: recorded in one room on analogue tape, heartbreak and redemption bleed from every lyric washed over with 70s-inspired...
Time for Three
Two violins and a double bass
Mary Chapin Carpenter
The five-time Grammy award winning musician's new project Songs from the Movie involves an orchestra and choir.
American soprano Renee Fleming is returning to Australia for recitals in Sydney and Brisbane, and concerts with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
News from New York City.
Jon Cleary's Go Go Juice, and the week's music news
RN Breakfast's resident music critic Paul Gough plays a track from our album of the week, Go Go Juice by Jon Cleary. This track is called 'Pump It Up'.
Buffy Sainte - Marie
Icon of the 60’s Buffy Saint-Marie talks about her life and career as a singer / songwriter and has plenty to say about colonialism, protest, power, privilege and politics.
Faith & opera: Schönberg
The second in an unusual four part series looking at what happens when contemporary composers worry about issues of belief.
Cyro Baptista: in his own words
Master percussionist Cyro Baptista takes us into his garage and we listen as he scats a samba rhythm and improvises music from a collection of plastic buckets, vacuum-cleaner hoses, and duck calls.
National Indigenous Music Awards 2015
While previously tied in with the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award and all that the Darwin Festival has to offer, the decision to hold this year's National Indigenous Music Awards a few weeks earlier was, in Mark Smith’s...
Saturday 22 August 2015
National Indigenous Music Awards 2015.
Faith & Opera: Messiaen
The first in an unusual four part series looking at what happens when contemporary composers worry about issues of belief.
Mike Scott: the Pan within
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...
- Melbourne, VIC