Music Podcast (ABC RN)
Fit To Play: musicians and their bodies12/20/14
Classical musicians spend thousands of hours practising and playing. What sort of wear and tear does that have on your body? Well, lots, but do musicians attend to this? Not much. Until recently that is.
Leonard Cohen: Tower of Song
He may be 80 years old with a new studio album, Popular Problems, but Leonard Cohen continues, as he says, to pay his rent every day in the Tower of Song. Celebrated music journalist Sylvie Simmons, author of the biography I’m Your Man: The Life of...
Music for twilight - music of mourning, meditation and hope
On Into the Music today we’re taking as our starting point a time of day—twilight.
Melba Recordings respond to criticism over $275,000 grant
Maria Vandamme, founder and head of Melba Recordings, responds to criticism of the receipt of a $275,000 grant from the office of Federal Arts Minister, George Brandis.
Top Shelf: Dan Waters
Singer-songwriter Dan Waters loves both kinds of music: country and western. Here are his top five picks.
Music from our Album of the Week: Pink City by Jennifer Castle
A track from our album of the week, Pink City by Jennifer Castle. This track is called 'Sparta.'
Looking for Lawson through song
A chance trip to Bourke, NSW, inspired the new production by composer and pianist John Thorn, which sets 18 of Henry Lawson's best loved poems to song.
Yipirinya students join the Bush Bands Bash
A new music program helps students from the Yipirinya school in Alice Springs take part in the annual Bush Bands Bash.
Monday Muse - Richard Clapton
After 40 years in the industry Richard Clapton has made music with all sorts people.
Blanasi Collection showcases West Arnhem art
The Blanasi Collection is a permanent exhibition of almost 40 paintings, housed at Djilpin Arts in the Aboriginal community of Beswick, in the Northern Territory. It is said to be one of the finest examples of West Arnhem Art in Australia.
New funding for Melba Recordings raises eyebrows
Arts Minister George Brandis has approved a large grant to the classical music label, Melba Recordings which was not subject to competition nor Australia Council review.
The Singing Street Preacher
Bob Dylan may be the musical heavyweight champion of the world, but even legends have to learn their trade from someone. In Dylan’s case one of his influences was the blind ragtime and gospel musician, the Reverend Gary Davis, a singing street...
Queen - It's Kinda Magic
He was one of the most extraordinary rock singers of all time, fronting one of the greatest rock bands.
Brisbane Festival: The Painted Ladies, a revival of black protest music
The Painted Ladies is a collaboration from Brisbane musician Luke Peacock that revives the Vic Simms album The Loner, considered a lost classic of black protest music.
Sing for Spring
It's time to sing for Spring! Maybe you’re a shower singer? Or you hum lullabies to your children? Perhaps you’re in a band or a choir? However you sing, it is good for the soul.
Emilie Simon live performance
Emilie Simon joins RN Breakfast for a live performance ahead of her gig at the So Frenchy So Chic in the Park festival in Melbourne and Sydney.
Monday Muse: Missy Higgins
Not content with being just a singer or songwriter or actor, Missy Higgins can now add writer to her CV.
Brisbane Festival: genre-defying dance in 대홍수 Deluge
Another genre-defying mix of dance, theatre and song making a splash at the Brisbane Festival. 대홍수 Deluge is a work inspired by the 2011 Brisbane floods, as well as drawing on traditional Korean culture and the work of Australian poet, Judith Wright.
As the saying goes: it's as easy as one, two, three. But easy doesn't always mean simple.
A musical breeze through Bendigo
A group of bike riders in Bendigo attempt to recreate the sound of the wind. Hissing and honking of horns ensues.
- Melbourne, VIC