Music Podcast (ABC RN)
Emma Hooper's novel, Etta and Otto and Russell and...04/18/15
Emma Hooper is a musician, who performs as the Waitress for the Bees, and a writer whose debut novel has the musical title Etta & Otto & Russell & James.
The War Chant
What links a 14th-century Italian illuminated manuscript of Gregorian chant known as the Rimini Antiphonal, an English collector of antiquarian Bibles, a military chaplain, and a WW1 hospital for Australian veterans of Gallipoli?
Volume without sparks, part two
Can you amplify sound without electricity? In part two of Volume without Sparks, Timothy Nicastri's search for volume continues.
The buckle on the bible belt
Evangelical Christianity is a strong cultural force in the American South. With over 700 churches, a vibrant Christian music scene and as the religious publishing capital of America, Nashville is often called ‘The Buckle on the Bible Belt’. We trace...
Meet Jesse Milnes and Emily Miller from the Appalachian Mountains in West Virginia, one of the heartlands of American roots music where old-time religion and old-time mountain music come together. With close harmony singing alongside finger-picking...
The strange machine
Soundproof digs into The Listening Room archives and unearths The Strange Machine by Ion Pearce, a musical performance using instruments built from discarded industrial materials.
Music and questions
Soundproof digs into The Listening Room archives and unearths Music and Questions by Tom Johnson, a gentle interrogation that draws attention to the act of listening itself.
Bach's 'St John Passion'
Bach’s first great Passion oratorio, the St John Passion, debuted in Leipzig’s St Nicholas Church on Good Friday 1724. Based on Luther’s German-language translation of the Gospel of John, Bach’s work tells the story of the final days of Jesus through...
Radio Yak: Nina Garthwaite
Step into a radio theatre and turn the lights down low. For this Radio Yak, founder of In the Dark, Nina Garthwaite, shares some of her favourite audio works.
Canadian Singer David Francey
Folksinger and troubadour David Francey performs live in the studio.
Gina Williams: Noongar language lives in song
Indigenous singer-songwriter Gina Williams and guitarist Guy Ghouse will be joining the hundreds of musicians, singers, dancers , poets, and artisans who perform over the five days of the National Folk Festival in Canberra. The duo have won awards in...
London klezmer Calling
What do The Clash, Jewish klezmer music and Skype have in common? They’re all part of the glorious mix making up the London Klezmer Quartet, who join us in the studio to celebrate Pesach, the Jewish festival also known as Passover.
As we know
A voice play disintegration by Gregory Whitehead, based on a comment by US Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld.
The Vinyl Frontier: Male Falsetto
James Lee and Michael Munson share their favourite vinyl tracks from the ABC Sound Library. This week, Warbling Willies: a celebration of the Male Falsetto in Popular Music through the Ages.
Ursula Yovich has joined the Black Arm Band as they prepare to stage a regional tour of their production dirtsong. Sung in Aboriginal languages from Palawa Kani to Burrarra - Ursula's mother tongue - and inspired by the prose of the Miles Franklin...
The Painted Ladies
When musician Luke Peacock first came across Vic Simms' The Loner, he became obsessed with it. The album - dubbed Australia’s first black protest record - was recorded while Vic was serving time in Bathurst jail. Vic Simms gave his blessing to the...
Basement tapes of the mole cabal: Donny, the mouse, me and...
In this episode of Basement Tapes of the Mole Cabal, Karinne Keithley Syers crafts the recordings of a single day’s procrastinations into a sonic float.
Acoustic life of sheds
How can a musician convey the changes and challenges facing contemporary farming families?
Let X=X: a meeting with Laurie Anderson
Experimental writer and artist Laurie Anderson in conversation with Bruce Elder
Beautiful Waste: the poetry of David McComb and the...
David McComb was a singer and songwriter for the Triffids - and a poet.
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