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Lepist and Lehti: 'Radio Moskova'

March 18, 2012

This duo is vibrant, virtuosic, Finnish, friendly and fearless. Radio Moskova is only the second duo album from accordionist Markku Lepist and double bassist Pekka Lehti, but their shared history goes back many years, in various contexts. Markku is one ...

 

Slow

March 18, 2012

In the furious pace of todays wired world its sometimes necessary to change down a few gears and alter your perceptions of times passing. This evening we consider the seductiveness of slow....

 

Hamlet, the Danish Prince episode one

March 18, 2012

HAMLET, PRINCE OF DARKNESS Episode 1 Over the next four weeks in Airplay, the ABC Radio Drama Unit will be presenting its exciting original version of William Shakespeare's Hamlet. Producer Anne Wynter's treatment of the play takes the view that Ha...

 

Big Animals

March 18, 2012

A woman marks her return to health by a trip to Bali with her mother. The experience brings home the importance of that relationship. Brenda Walker is an acclaimed Australian writer and hold the Winthrop Chair in English and Cultural Studies at the Uni...

 

Rest In Dream Sequence

March 18, 2012

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Janiva Magness - 'Stronger For It'

March 17, 2012

Stronger for It is a starkly powerful yet sophisticated dose of decidedly autobiographical blues and truth. This singers truths are not always comfortable, but her new album ultimately supports her belief: You can get through just about anything and come...

 
Cast among strangers

Cast among strangers

March 17, 2012

A strange ethnographic object and the mysterious Aboriginal man behind it. A repeat performance of 'Cast among strangers', a feature that shines a light on the international human trade where indigenous people from across the globe were trafficked abr...

 

Mariem Hassan: Music Is My Weapon, Part 2

March 17, 2012

Mariem Hassan, known as 'the voice of Western Sahara', sings about the Arab Spring and her peoples struggle for independence from Morocco. The formerly nomadic Saharawi people these days live divided across occupied Western Sahara and in exile on Algerian...

 

EE Cummings

March 17, 2012

Edward Estlin Cummings was born on Valentines Day in 1894 in Cambridge Massachusettshis father was an ordained minister who taught sociology and political science. EE was a precocious writer and painter. He attended Harvard college, studying languages, an...

 

AHAB: lots of sweet sounds but no whales in sight.

March 17, 2012

Two musicians from Hackney became four sweet voiced men in the space of two years in British acoustic band AHAB. Despite their love of metal and grunge their jangly string based style sits more comfortably on the folk circuit where they've just picked up...

 

Krystle Warren's ambitious songwriting efforts make this smoky voiced chanteuse a talent to watch.

March 17, 2012

She moves seamlessly between country lament, smoky jazz and growling blues, bringing to mind the virtuosity Nina Simone might display. After years of busking and taking on The Nick Drake Tribute concerts in 2011 Krystle Warren's suddenly hot property....

 

The Rake's Progress- Discussion Bonus

March 17, 2012

Edited version of recent 'Discover Opera' series from Victorian Opera. Subject: The Devil in Art Participants: Barney Zwartz [The Age Newspaper], Richard Gill [Music Director of Victorian Opera], John Bell [actor, director], Laurie Benson, Curator of Int...

 

John Bell on The Rake's Progress

March 17, 2012

Actor and director John Bell discusses his production of Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress for Victorian Opera....

 

The Flinders Quartet and Vince Jones play Letters

March 17, 2012

Twenty years ago Elvis Costello and the Brodsky Quartet created The Juliet Letters, a unique piece in chamber music, and now it's being revisited and adapted by the Flinders Quartet and Vince Jones, as part of a complete concert of 'letters'. Other works ...

 

Ben Sollee and cello: fresh techniques and songs that matter

March 17, 2012

Kentucky cellist and singer songwriter Ben Sollee has absorbed many musical styles and used them to expand his cello playing and his song writing. And he does some on The Music Show....

 

Michael Rother live! Caitlin Park live!

March 16, 2012

For a new releases show, it will be a very lively program. And after a couple of pool pieces.... only one new release. Lucky the other stuff is wonderful....

 

You Can't See Round Corners - Episode 10

March 16, 2012

Frankie resumes his old life....

 

Two Faced Thursday

March 15, 2012

Listening back over the last week, and forward to what's on the Daily Planet next week, it's Indonesian music from Sambasunda, Titi Robin in Northern India and after midnight, the refreshing Electro Folk of Tunng....

 

You Can't See Round Corners - Episode 9

March 15, 2012

Frankie has decided to go AWOL and heads home to Paddington....

 

Tom Waits Guest Presenter

March 14, 2012

In his role as guest presenter on the Daily Planet, Tom Waits reveals his favourite recording ever, how Motown choreography is like Hula Dancing and how 'Everything is permitted' as he guest presents and programs the Daily Planet and chats with Lucky Ocea...

 

The Conversation

March 14, 2012

You might think the iPhone is all about the way it looks and feels - but new research adds another dimension: the iPhone is 'listening' to you....

 

In The Field

March 14, 2012

By Design discovers the work of Frank Lloyd Wright at his winter home and school of architecture in Arizona....

 

Design Files

March 14, 2012

By Design's writer-in-residence Colin Bisset looks at the history of the bean bag....

 

The Panel

March 14, 2012

The style of buildings in capital cities across the world can seem pretty generic. Historically, though, every culture has had its own identifiable architectural style. How does architecture create a national identity? Who is inventing the new styles in m...

 

You Can't See Round Corners - Episode 8

March 14, 2012

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Titi Robin Riverbanks Triptych - Titi Robin - Morocco - Lifaat

March 13, 2012

Tonight, were in Morocco for the second of three consecutive Tuesdays devoted to 'Riverbanks,' the triptych new album by the great composing and improvising French lutenist Thierry Titi Robin, his once in a lifetime quest to give back to startlingly music...

 

You Can't See Round Corners - Episode 7

March 13, 2012

Frankie is missing his girlfriend Margie....

 

March 12 - 15, CD of the Week - Joel Rubin and Uri Caine - 'Azoy Tsu Tsveyt'

March 12, 2012

Tradition meets modernity when Joel Rubin, a clarinettist who has deeply studied early klezmer styles plays with Uri Caine whose use of electric piano and organ in their selection of klezmer and devotional Jewish songs puts a fresh slant on those genres o...

 

Chaika

March 12, 2012

Chaika are a New South Wales-based mostly female quartet who play and sing beautiful arrangements of Balkan, Jewish and original songs on their debut, self-title CD. Formerly known as Di Khupe Heybners, (The Barn-raisers) they changed their name to Chaik...

 

Deep Drift Through Paradise

March 12, 2012

Diving into an exotic pool of sound [with Arthur Lyman and ] - we emerge in a land of frosty zones. Featuring the recent release from as well as 2 wonderful cassettes on the imprint....

 

You Can't See Round Corners - Episode 6

March 12, 2012

Frankie begins his basic training....

 

Eliza Carthy and Norma Waterson (with Martin Carthy) - 'The Gift Band' (Live on Tour, The Union Chapel)

March 11, 2012

Two of Englands greatest singers are mother and daughter. Singly, each is a remarkable creative artist. Together, they are really uncanny. Eliza Carthy, Norma Waterson and Martin Carthy (Elizas father and Normas husband) - are members of the so-called ro...

 

Displaced

March 11, 2012

Displaced, misplaced, in between, on the fringe, on the run, forgotten, ignored, pilgrim, nomad What gives us a sense of identity, of belonging? Is it our location that makes us easy to categorise? Easily classified? Pigeonholed? Were taking to the street...

 

The Wild Duck: part 2

March 11, 2012

Henrik Ibsen is a towering figure in European drama; The Wild Duck is one of his greatest works. Hjalmar Ekdal leads a happy and contented life, albeit one based on a set of illusions. His old friend Gregers Werle, an uncompromising idealist in pursuit o...

 

The Window Winder

March 11, 2012

A tragic tale which questions the point at which life ends - and pays tribute to the power of love. Writer and musician Stefan Laszczuk grew up in Adelaide and has also lived in Melbourne. He studied creative writing at the University of Adelaide un...

 

The Neu! music of Michael Rother

March 11, 2012

returns to Australia bringing to present the classic music of Neu! & Harmonia and well as selections from his solo releases. We present a special hour long tribute to his music.....

 

Pierre Drge and New Jungle Orchestra - 'Sketches of India'

March 10, 2012

Beautiful, great fun and not corny, Sketches of India is pleasingly unlike any other jazz response to the subcontinent. The globe-trotting Danish little-big-band deploy no tabla nor sitar, but their original sketches are acutely observed and suitably div...

 
2012 Victorian Indigenous Art Awards

2012 Victorian Indigenous Art Awards

March 10, 2012

The artists whose work has been shortlisted for the 2012 Victorian Indigenous Art Awards are drawn from across the state but they riff on a set of interlacing themes: country, belonging and memory. ...

 

Mariem Hassan: Saharawi journey and the music of exile, Part 1

March 10, 2012

As the 2012 WOMADelaide Festival is in full swing at Botanic Park in Adelaide, Into The Music visits the music and politics of Mariem Hassan, The Voice of Western Sahara. With two electric guitars and two ground-drums played by women, her band has synthes...

 

Pirate Rain

March 10, 2012

Pirate Rain develops Jennifer Maidens concern with political power and personal accountability. Her characters Clare Collins and George Jeffreys wake to nightmarish scenarios, and Hillary Clinton and Eleanor Roosevelt meet in a series of intimate encounte...

 

Shivkumar Sharma: master of the ancient Santoor

March 10, 2012

This100-stringed dulcimer was introduced to Indian Classical music by Pandit Shivkumar but it had a rocky road to its current wide acceptance as another great 'veena' or stringed instrument of Indian music. Shiv Ji explains the history of the complex lap-...

 
 

The Pigram Brothers: all 7 perform their 'saltwater' songs live from Womadelaide 2012

March 10, 2012

Led by Stephen Pigram, the band from Broome has a singular vocal and string sound. Stephen talks about growing up in the Kimberley Coast and pays homage to other bands the brothers have learned from....

 

Womadelaide event director Ian Scobie

March 10, 2012

2012 marks 20 years of Womadelaide festivals in Botanic Park, Adelaide. Event director Ian Scobie talks about the history and what still comes out of the Womadelaide gatherings....

 

Eddi Reader and band

March 10, 2012

Scots singer Eddi Reader returns to the show to talk about her latest album, and about long term relationships with Robert Burns and other songs....

 

Lo'jo at Womadelaide 2012

March 10, 2012

Based in Angers but with a musical net stretching to North Africa and beyond, Lo'jo was 10 years old when Womadelaide began. Now a venerable band, also responsible for fostering other emerging bands, Lo'jo plays us a live set, and founder Denis Pean talks...

 

TMS @ Womadelaide 2012

March 10, 2012

Andrew Ford and the team broadcast from under the trees at in Botanic Park. It's a musical snapshot of the festival with French band LoJo playing gypsy fiddle, chanson, Berber desert music and Caribbean grooves, Eddi Reader, the signature voice of 80s...

 

Caitlin Park plays live for Sound Quality

March 9, 2012

part one...

 

You Can't See Round Corners - Episode 5

March 9, 2012

After dodging the authorities, Frankie is finally in the army....

 

Two Faced Thursday

March 8, 2012

Tonight, we talk with Tom Waits, hear the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Van Morrison, Titi Robin, Andy Statman, Krystle Warren and April Verch, both touring Australia from overseas and playing the Port Fairy Folk Festival; and Staff Benda Bilili and Shivkumar...

 

Coriolanus

March 8, 2012

We seem to be somewhere in the modern day Balkans. It could be Serbia, it could be Bosnia. There are demonstrators on the streets, in the city of Corioles, demanding bread and liberty; and one of their leaders, a shaven, tattooed man is sharpening a knif...

 

21 Jump Street

March 8, 2012

21 Jump Street takes the rather earnest premise of the original heartthrob-driven TV police series and drags it into the realm of spoofdom. It was always a stretch to believe that cops in their 20s could pass unnoticed at high school, but this film makes ...

 

Headhunters

March 8, 2012

The surprising and very entertaining new film this week is a thriller called Headhunters. Its from Norway, its adapted from a Jo Nesbo thriller, and I thought it was just hilarious, as a very smart, very small man with a tall, blond, expensive wife starts...

 

John Carter

March 8, 2012

Based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' 11-volume Barsoom series, this is about the bizarre adventure of a rugged former Confederate soldier who arrives on Mars via a portal he finds in a cave somewhere in the Mohavi desert. He finds the planet beset by a protract...

 

You Can't See Round Corners - Episode 4

March 8, 2012

Frankie finally reports to the camp....

 

Shangara Jive

March 7, 2012

Shangara Jive's new album 'Melody' celebrates African music with traditional and new tunes, written by the band's leader, Zimbabwean-born, Perth-based singer George Joe. We'll also hear some crazy mandolin blues from Andy Statman, Oliver Mtkudzi's daughte...

 

The Conversation: Grace Kelly's clothes

March 7, 2012

Grace Kelly's iconic wardrobefrom Hollywood to Monte Carlois in Australia at , Victoria. On the night she met her future husband Prince Rainier of Monaco she wore a lush floral silk taffeta dress made from a McCall's dress pattern....

 

In the Field

March 7, 2012

By Design goes behind the scenes at the...

 

The Panel: sustainable, real

March 7, 2012

By Design looks at a number of approaches to sustainable architecture and design. Three architects put forward their ideas for living in the outback, in the city, and with some radical thinking....

 

You Can't See Round Corners - Episode 3

March 7, 2012

Frankie is catching up with friends before going into the army....

 

Titi Robin Riverbanks Triptych - Part One - Turkey: Gul Yapraklari

March 6, 2012

Tonight, were in Turkey for the first of three consecutive Tuesdays devoted to 'Riverbanks,' the triptych new album by the great composing and improvising French lutenist Thierry Titi Robin, his once in a lifetime quest to give back to startlingly musical...

 

You Can't See Round Corners - Episode 2

March 6, 2012

Frankie has a last walk around his old haunts....

 

Carolina Chocolate Drops - 'Leaving Eden'

March 5, 2012

After a personnel change and years of playing together, the Carolina Chocolate Drops have found a magical and vital way to make a whole range of African-American string band music . Record producers have tended to concentrate on the Blues elements of Afr...

 

March 5-8 - CD of the Week - 'Old Brooklyn' by Andy Statman

March 5, 2012

On his double CD, Old Brooklyn, Andy Statman brings together three main elements of his musicality bluegrass, klezmer music and avant garde jazz with a shifting cast of characters including Bela Fleck, Paul Shaffer, Byron Berline and Ricky Skaggs. Andy ...

 

Chimes of Freedom IV

March 5, 2012

Chimes of Freedomis a 4 CD set of 75 previously-unreleased newly-recorded Bob Dylan songs that take on new life with these inventive interpretations, astounding us with the depth and range of Dylans catalogue. Tonight, Dylan sung by Marianne Faithful, Luc...

 

You Can't See Round Corners - Episode 1

March 5, 2012

Frankie has finally been tracked down by the authorities....

 

Somehow...

March 5, 2012

We take a look at a small label from the UK, ,who are are definitely punching above their weight with a string of incredible releases. We feature the debut for Japanese duo , Iranian composer and from Spain ....

 

Joseph Tawadros: 'Concerto of the Greater Sea'

March 4, 2012

The Egyptian-Australian lutenist and composer sees Concerto of the Sea asmy most significant undertaking to date. At 28 Joseph Tawadros is known worldwide as a leading, highly creative virtuoso of the fretless Arabic lute. He is also a gifted composer. ...

 

Dark Pool stories

March 4, 2012

This evening the Night Air is telling audio stories of . Youll be taken to the bottom of a river, under a bridge, on an operating table and inside a love triangle. Well also hear the amazing story of the kid who lived underground for three years and came ...

 

The Wild Duck - part 1

March 4, 2012

Henrik Ibsen is a towering figure in European Drama; The Wild Duck is one of his greatest works. Hjalmar Ekdal leads a happy and contented life, albeit one based on a set of illusions. His old friend Gregers Werle, an uncompromising idealist in pursuit ...

 

The Doll

March 4, 2012

A macabre and unsettling story about a young man besotted by a violinist, who has a strange and haunting passion of her own. This is a recently re-discovered story by one of Britains most loved writers, Daphne Du Maurier....

 

A Small Floating Particle

March 4, 2012

Entering minimal zones on this edition of the Quiet Space - featuring works from the imprint, a fantastic new release from as well as the dynamic duo of...

 

Jack De Johnette: 'Sound Travels'

March 3, 2012

Sound Travels is framed by two very lovely piano solos. He is likely jazzs most influential living drummer but Jack DeJohnettes musical embrace and mastery are not confined to jazz nor the drums. On the ensemble pieces Jacks piano is often as central...

 
dje?puy dhwu mala - a series of radio plays in traditional Yolngu Matha.

dje?puy dhwu mala - a series of radio plays in traditional Yolngu Matha.

March 3, 2012

The Aboriginal Resource Development Services, affectionately known as ARDS, is an Indigenous owned non government organisation with over thirty years in community development and education. Through their work, ARDS deliver varied learning resources which ...

 
Who can tell our stories?

Who can tell our stories?

March 3, 2012

Last week we talked about protocol and cultural rights and ownership in the commissioning of public art; who can reference Aboriginal culture in public spaces, and where do you draw the line. Tonight - were going to talk about some of the same issues in ...

 

The Music Makers

March 3, 2012

Nestled in the small town of Hillsborough, North Carolina, is a non profit group called the Music Maker Relief Foundation, run by Tim Duffy and his wife Denise. The organisation began by supporting ageing blues and roots artists who had fallen on hard tim...

 

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Dransfield

March 3, 2012

Born in Sydney in 1948, Michael Dransfield was first published in the mid sixties in the underground press that sprang up during that time of great political and social unrest. The quality of his poetry soon saw him gain a broader audience, and he became ...

 

Galileo and Music of the Spheres

March 3, 2012

Canadian Baroque Orchestra Tafelmusik have created an AV concert program which explores music from the time of astronomy pioneer Galileo Galelei, and they are touring Australia with it. Members of Tafelmusik discuss The Galileo Project, and play some of i...

 

Bilingual jazz and classical pianist and composer

March 3, 2012

Mark Isaacs is one of this country's finest and most innovative jazz pianists whether as a soloist, in a trio or larger ensembles. His greatest calling at present is composing; for orchestras, soloists and string quartets. Precocious comes to mind. He pla...

 

Star Collector: The Monkees

March 3, 2012

Rare Monkees recording penned by Goffin and King, and sung by Davy Jones who died this week....

 

Anthony Pateras: pianist, lover of the venerable Revox tape machine and composer.

March 3, 2012

Paul Grabowsky calls him the 'bad boy' of new music. Anthony Pateras is also very busy subverting Miles Davis songs for the Adelaide Festival; a new electric fiddle concerto for Richard Tognetti and getting to visit the Max Plank Institute for a movie so...

 

European correspondent Stevie Wishart

March 3, 2012

12th century abbess, composer, writer and scientist Hildegard of Bingen is going to be made a saint. The Music Show's European correspondent Stevie Wishart has all the news....

 

Jubilant Sykes and the Bernstein Mass

March 3, 2012

Leonard Bernstein's Mass, first performed in 1971 and controversial ever since is the music centrepiece of the 2012 Adelaide Festival, where it receives its Australian premiere. 'Celebrant' Jubilant Sykes talks about his role in Mass, and about Bernstein'...

 

What does a stroke sound like?

March 2, 2012

We'll hear from a wonderful composer who slipped through the cracks, and a few years after her death a great compile has come out to mark her work. New Bonobo remixes, more from Pool... and a score for someone dying from a major stroke....

 

Great Expectations - Episode 20

March 2, 2012

Pip makes a pilgrimage home....

 

Two Faced Thursday

March 1, 2012

After midnight, we'll swing hard, first with Bridie King, then with Gene Harris swinging hard with this great English quartet including fabulous guitarist Jim Mullen. Before midnight, songs about elders by Guy Clark and Amadou Diagne, Willie Nelson sing...

 

A Separation

March 1, 2012

Two people face an unseen magistrate. A woman, Sirin, and her husband, Nader. They are middle-class, well spoken, each holds a professional job, and they respect each other. They are pleading for a divorce. Sirin wants to take their daughter Termeh abroa...

 

Like Crazy

March 1, 2012

Its a film about an intercontinental love affair. English girl meets Americanboy on a student visit to America, they fall in love, she overstays her visa, and they then spend years trying to be together, trying to keep the relationship alive through long-...

 

A Little Bit of Heaven

March 1, 2012

Theres a certain narcissistic appeal in films about dying people, or at least films like A Little Bit of Heaven. Had this not been about a young woman with a terminal disease, the unlikely romance at its heart would almost certainly be too thin to work. B...

 

Carnage

March 1, 2012

Jason's review: Two couples come together in the aftermath of an assault between their two teenage sons, and in an attempt to come to some kind of mediated justice, end up indulging in some very bad adult behaviour. This actorly drama, inspired by a Fren...

 

Great Expectations - Episode 19

March 1, 2012

Magwitch is in police custody....

 

Introducing Amadou Diagne

February 29, 2012

Amadou Diagne comes from a large Senegalese griot family but it was winning a 'battle of the bands' competition that led to his debut CD, an intimate, one take affair that showcases his swinging acoustic guitar and percussion playing and sweet singing. H...

 

The Conversation - Victorian Modern

February 29, 2012

In 1947 a 28-year-old architect set himself the task of writing one of Australia's first architectural histories of Australia. Robin Boyd went on to become a household name. By Design looks at Boyd's first publication, Victorian Modern, which until now ha...

 

Design Files with Colin Bisset

February 29, 2012

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Digital data re-shaping Indian slums

February 29, 2012

Work is being carried out in the slums around India's Taj Mahal that is changing the lives and culture of a . Using global positioning models the relationship between where this burgeoning population live and work is changing....

 

Great Expectations - Episode 18

February 29, 2012

Pip and Herbert put their plan to help Provis into action....

 

Chimes of Freedom 4

February 28, 2012

Chimes of Freedom is a 4 CD set of 75 previously-unreleased newly-recorded Bob Dylan songs that take on new life with these inventive interpretations, astounding us with the depth and range of Dylans catalogue. Tonight, Dylan sung by Marianne Faithful, Lu...

 

Great Expectations - Episode 17

February 28, 2012

Pip is summoned once again by Miss Havisham....

 

Feb 27 - March 1 - 'This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark'

February 27, 2012

This Ones For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark celebrates the legendary songwriter's 70th birthday with 2 CDs of Guy's songs lovingly sung by his friends, including Lyle Lovett, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle and Kris Kristofferson. As Lyle says,...

 

Bridie King - Blue Ivories

February 27, 2012

On her new album, Blue Ivories, Sydney's Bridie King commands the 88s from the foundations of Boogie Woogie to the undeservedly forgotten floor-shaking 60s soul jazz sounds of Young-Holt Unlimited. Its recorded live to two track tape with her new, tight ...

 

Album of the week: Andrew Bird, Break It Yourself

February 27, 2012

Andrew Bird was taught violin from the age of four. He also got the hang of singing and playing guitar. He made six solo albums and a career. And now for number seven. Break It Yourself is infused with classic singer/songwriter joy. Add to that folk influ...

 

Great Expectations - Episode 16

February 27, 2012

Pip takes a trip to the country....

 

Interval Under The Stars

February 27, 2012

Drift off to the sounds of Ancient Ocean, Sean McCann, Illhua and Chihei Hatakeyama...

 

Mara! and Martenitsa Choir: 'Tra Parole e silenzio'

February 26, 2012

The title means 'between words and silence'. This audacious and highly eclectic song cycle celebrates lifes most precious treasures the ones you cannot buy. It is a very beautiful, seemingly-unlikely marriage of mid-20th century Italian poetry, a Sydney...

 

The Magician of Lublin - Part Two

February 26, 2012

The Magician of Lublin is the entertaining story of Yasha Mazur, by Isaac Bashevis Singer. Yasha is a Houdini-like performer whose skills have made him famous throughout Eastern Poland. In his own mind, he believes that he should be famous throughout t...

 

Proof of Innocence

February 26, 2012

A chilling picture of what detainment can do to the mind. An innocent man is imprisoned and eventually sentenced to death. During the time he spends in gaol, he starts to lose his conviction that he did not commit the crime. Tom Petsinis was born in Gree...

 

Voodoo

February 26, 2012

This evening the voodoo you do possesses us all. Musician and DJ, Moses Iten digs deep into Vodou music from Haiti and related sounds from New Orleans, Colombia, Sudan, Cuba, Brazil and Congo. He pulls audio fetishes from the darkest hiding places of ABC ...

 

Submerged But Floating Still

February 26, 2012

A best of new British music on the Quiet Space - 2 exclusives - we air for the first time Taskerlands, a new project featuring as well as the soon to be released work, Paths. Plus , , and ....

 

'Accordion Samurai' (Mike Nock's 'Hear and Now', too)

February 25, 2012

This all-star, all-squeezing Italian/ Belgian/ French/ Finnish/ Irish quintet, offers original, imaginative, music - friendly but fearless. As one reviewer approvingly noted, Accordion Samurai chooses 'the frontal attack' rather than hiding the squeezebo...

 
The story of Girbar

The story of Girbar

February 25, 2012

The first instalment in a new series of traditional stories from every state and territory. The story of Girbar is from Saibai, one of the northernmost islands of the Torres Strait. The reader is dancer and choreographer Elma Kris. The soundscape and t...

 
The elephant in the room

The elephant in the room

February 25, 2012

A 5-metre high bronze sculpture of an elephant and a native marsupial water rat has been commissioned by the Queensland Government for the fifth anniversary of Brisbane's Gallery of Modern Art - GoMA. Not much in that - but an expert panel whose job i...

 

Ennio Morricone: the Sound of Pictures

February 25, 2012

Ennio Morricone's music features in more than 400 films and he's created some of the most recognisable sounds in motion pictures. Andrew Ford visited the composer at his apartment and found him to be increasingly frank and opinionated throughout their rec...

 

Solar Poems: Homero Aridjis

February 25, 2012

A bi-lingual program featuring a selection of poems by the distinguished Mexican poet, novelist, environmental activist,journalist and diplomat, Homero Aridjis. Homero Aridjis was born in Contepec, Michoacan, Mexico on April 6, 1940, to a Greek father an...

 

Propeller Shakespeare Company

February 25, 2012

The all male Propeller Shakespeare company are performing the bard's Henry V and A Winter's Tale at the 2012 Perth Festival. Nicholas Ashbury and Gunnar Cauthery discuss the role of music in Shakespeare's plays, and the entire company performs some of th...

 

Music by Morricone

February 25, 2012

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Women of Note: the latest on Australian women composers.

February 25, 2012

Rosalind Appleby discusses her new book Women of Note which is being launched at this year's . Cathie Travers is one of the composers in the book and brings in her accordion to play....

 

Ruby Philogene sings

February 25, 2012

Mezzo soprano Ruby Philogene sings Faure and an American spiritual on The Music Show ahead of her performance in the Great Southern Festival in Albany. Balm in Gilead Comp. TRAD. Ici bas, from Collected Songs Comp. FAURE Performers: Ruby Philogene, m...

 

Peter Brook's A Magic Flute

February 25, 2012

The great theatre director Peter Brook's free adaption of this famous opera keeps the magical spirit of the original alive in a dramatically pared down version. His assistant director Bertrand Lesca and one of the 'Taminos', Adrian Strooper, talk about k...

 
 

Robert Hollingworth and I Fagiolini

February 25, 2012

One of the musical headlines of the Perth Festival 2012 is Robert Hollingworth's I Fagiolini. They join with local singers to perform two 16th century pieces written in 40 parts: Mass in 40 parts by Striggio and Spem in Alium by Thomas Tallis. Robert Holl...

 

Australia wins again!

February 24, 2012

With all the pieces coming from the local scene, this show it brimming with wonderful sounds. The only non-local act is a Michael Rother piece, and he's coming here in March, so this is to whet your appetite....

 

Great Expectations - Episode 15

February 24, 2012

Pip approaches Mr Jaggers for assistance....

 

Two Faced Thursday

February 23, 2012

Listening back over the last week, and forward to what's on the Daily Planet next week. After midnight, the classic album, Ahmad Jamal at the Pershing album and before that, music from Senegal and songs by Bob Dylan and Guy Clark....

 

Building with Bamboo, Bali's Green School

February 23, 2012

Green School in Bali is a not-for-profit international school teaching a curriculum that encourages students to create sustainable cultures. cathedral-like and smaller open-plan buildings are made of bamboo, a traditional building material now under thre...

 

Great Expectations - Episode 14

February 23, 2012

Pip receives a mysterious late night visitor....

 

Ousman Danedjo - Enelmedio

February 22, 2012

He was born in France to a Christian mother and a Jewish Jazzman father but young Francois Glowinski was so taken with the Senegalese group Toure Kunda that he converted to Islam, studied African music and began singing and playing it in the sweetest way....

 

The Conversation

February 22, 2012

Art critic and author Hal Foster, looks at the role of architecture in the contemporary art world. What role does art have in shaping the current architectural shapes and form...

 

In The Field: the design world of Heather Sutherland

February 22, 2012

Heather Sutherland (1903-1953) was an important architect working between the wars in Canberra. Her work can be seen primarily in domestic houses in Canberra and played an important role in shaping Canberra's contemporary aesthetic. But like many of her f...

 

Design Files with Colin Bisset

February 22, 2012

Colin Bisset, By Design's writer-in-residence, looks at the designed world. This week he considers Art Deco....

 

The Panel: designing for the spirit

February 22, 2012

By Design looks at the many ways we are designing for the spiritfrom traditional places of worship to sports stadiums to smaller personal shrines to our daily lives. Alain de Botton, author, Religion for Atheists; Geraldine Doogue, broadcaster; and Philip...

 

Ousman Danedjo

February 22, 2012

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Great Expectations - Episode 13

February 22, 2012

Pip has been summoned by Estella to escort her back to Satis House....

 

Bob Dylan - Chimes of Freedom III

February 21, 2012

Chimes of Freedom is a 4 CD set of 75 previously-unreleased newly-recorded Bob Dylan songs that take on new life with these inventive interpretations, astounding us with the depth and range of Dylans catalogue. This release coincides with the 50th annive...

 

February 21, 2012

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Great Expectations - Episode 12

February 21, 2012

Pip receives some sad news....

 

February 20, 2012

When Joby and Matt from Mariachi El Bronx take over the reins at the Daily Planet, expect to hear Hardcore and Heavy Metal played next to Linda Ronstadt, Los Lobos and classic Mariachi and have it all make perfect sense! Tune in to hear Los Lobos, Trio L...

 

Songs in Meantone CD of the Week Feb 21-23

February 20, 2012

Songs in Meantone was recorded by the Swedish trio of Jazz bassist Anders Jormin, Baroque organist Karin Nelson and Folk flutist Jonas Simonson in an atmosphere of shared thoughts and warm curiousity about making new music from the centuries-old meantone ...

 

The Moon Draws a Bridge

February 20, 2012

While the name Ous Mal may be retired, the work of Olli Arni continues - now under the name , we feature his new release plus , and the ....

 

Great Expectations - Episode 11

February 20, 2012

Estella continues to exert her influence over Pip....

 

The String Contingent - "TSC II"

February 19, 2012

Two thirds Australian, one third Scottish, The String Contingent is a nicely unpredictable acoustic trio. Their refined yet lively original music reflects the fact that its violinist, double bassist and acoustic guitarist each began in a different music...

 

Tribute to John Blades

February 19, 2012

We pay tribute to structural engineer, award-winning radio producer, tape loop manipulator, disability advocate, spoken word artist, outsider art collector, experimental music and true crime aficionado, John Blades - who died in late 2011. We play materia...

 

The Magician of Lublin by Isaac Bashevis Singer - Part One

February 19, 2012

The Magician of Lublin is the entertaining story of Yasha Mazur, by Isaac Bashevis Singer. Yasha is a Houdini-like performer whose skills have made him famous throughout Eastern Poland. In his own mind, he believes that he should be famous throughout t...

 

Other Worlds, Other Times (Racy Subjects)

February 19, 2012

Conversations between an educated woman and her seamstress show the ease of communication between women, even if they do not always agree. Anne-Marie Drosso was born in Cairo in 1951. She moved to British Columbia in 1974 where, after studying and then...

 

Silver Deep Decay

February 19, 2012

Featuring an amazing woozy release from plus , Hulk, and more....

 

Anoushka Shankar - "Traveller"

February 18, 2012

Ive always loved flamenco says sitar virtuoso Anoushka Shankar. Her new albums guitar-toting Spanish producer Javier Limn says, For me, flamenco is like the little brother of Indian music. Traveller is a very happy, richly diverse marriage of (mostly) Su...

 
Jason De Santis

Jason De Santis

February 18, 2012

Indigenous performer Jason De Santis has added another string to his bow. Having performed on various stages through a multitude of performing arts, for the first time Jason has put pen to paper as a playwright. Jasons debut work Wulamanayuwi and the Seve...

 
Shellie Morris

Shellie Morris

February 18, 2012

Quiet possibly the hardest working Indigenous entertainer in Australia is Shellie Morris. Shellie tirelessly spends no less than 9 months of each year on the road. Her work is divided up between her music, community development, as an educator and mentor....

 

The Life and Tunes of Ray Schloeffel

February 18, 2012

An intimate and quirky portrait of one of Sydneys lesser known folk musicians. Known as the gentle giant of Australian fiddling, Ray Schloeffel first picked up the violin as a teenage ward of the state. He had few formal lessons but within a couple of y...

 

Love Poetry: Clover Moore: The Good Morrow

February 18, 2012

Lord Mayor of Sydney Clover Moore's chosen love poem is 'The Good Morrow' by John Donne. John Donne was born in 1572 and died in 1631. He was a poet, satirist, lawyer and in his later years, dean of St Pauls. He is best known for his employment of the me...

 

Love Poetry: Natasha Stott Despoja: Monna Innominata

February 18, 2012

Former senator Natasha Stott Despoja's choice of love poem is Christina Rossetti's 'Monna Innominata'. Born in 1830 in London, Christina Georgina Rossetti was the youngest member of a remarkable family of poets, artists, and critics. She was a model for ...

 

Versions of Dickens

February 18, 2012

In his own time, Charles Dickens became known for a certain style, a certain type of writing, described as 'Dickensy'. We call it Dickensian now, a word that is synonymous with the Victorian age that he so vividly described. But he wrote under many other ...

 

Love poetry

February 18, 2012

To celebrate love poetry we asked a number of well-known Australians and members of the general public to name their favourite love poem and tell us why. The result is a fine selection and quite diverse, everything from Sappho to the Metaphysicals to Hun...

 

Johnny Clegg doing his cross-cultural music way before Paul Simon

February 18, 2012

Supreme dancer of Zulu stomp, he's played with South African musicians since the 1970s and been jailed for his efforts. Johnny Clegg defied the former apartheid system's 'colour bar' for years with his bands Jaluka and Savuka and he's Australia bound fo...

 

Felix Werder, a Dunera boy, made his mark on Australian contemporary music

February 18, 2012

Felix Werder's 90th birthday and his decades of composing, performing and teaching are being celebrated next week in Melbourne. We hear from fellow composer Warren Burt and former pupil James Hullick about the importance of Werders music and ideas....

 

Jim Moray's latest foray into English folksong

February 18, 2012

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Erykah Badu neo soul queen in Australia

February 18, 2012

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Festival au Desert in Mali

February 18, 2012

The Festival au Desert is an annual celebration of music and culture held in January, in the heart of the Sahara desert. This year home grown Toureg band Tinariwen were one of the highlights. They've since won a Grammy and are on their way to Womadelaide ...

 

Cesca Eaton reports from London

February 18, 2012

The Music Show's London correspondent Cesca Eaton on London audiences' enthusiasm for 'tough' new music, and the success of Tim Minchin's musical Matilda....

 

The Lascivious Lute with Jason Petty

February 18, 2012

He's a luthier who's decided to delve into the meaning behind images of lutes in art. Jason calls his audio visual presentation Lascivious Lutes: Themes and symbols in Dutch Painting of the Golden Age. And it's all happening at . ....

 

David Chesworth has great worth

February 17, 2012

A great new project and sound for the David Chesworth Ensemble, and a pile of spooky sounds including the girl with the dragon tattoo....

 

Great Expectations - Episode 10

February 17, 2012

Pip returns to the village....

 

Two Faced Thursday

February 16, 2012

Tonight after midnight, James Carter's last Organ Trio CD. Before midnight, he plays with an orchestra, we hear folk from British Columbia's Pharis and Jason Romero and Linda Bull, West African from Sidi Toure and Ousman Danedjo, a country classic from th...

 

Two Faced Thursday

February 16, 2012

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Great Expectations - Episode 9

February 16, 2012

Pip begins his journey as a gentleman....

 

February 15, 2012

Recorded at his sister's house in Mali, Sahel Folk is an intimate set of duets between Sidi Tour and his friends from Gao, in the north of Mali, between the Niger River and the Sahara Desert. Like quite a few other West Africans of noble birth, Sidi was...

 

The Conversation: with Chris Bosse

February 15, 2012

The Conversation looks at the ideas of German architect Chris Bosse, who works globally on projects that are sustainable and innovative....

 

In the Field: on-site at Sydney's MCA

February 15, 2012

In The Field goes behind the scenes at Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art with architect Sam Marshall, the architect leading the re-development of the MCA, in partnership with the NSW Government architect. The $53million MCA re-development - made possibl...

 

Design Files with Colin Bisset

February 15, 2012

This week Colin Bisset considers the influence of the Bauhaus...

 

The Panel

February 15, 2012

This week The Panel looks at the predictions of Chris Sanderson, in particular those around food and hospitality. Panellists in this discussion also include Michael Mackenzie, host of , and Elizabeth Farrelly, author and columnist. We consider how we are...

 

Great Expectations - Episode 8

February 15, 2012

Pip arrives in London....

 

Chimes of Freedom II

February 14, 2012

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Love Poetry: Hugh Sheridan: Estancia

Love Poetry: Hugh Sheridan: Estancia

February 14, 2012

Actor Hugh Sheridan selected Jennifer Strauss's 'Estancia' as his favourite love poem. Jennifer Strauss was born in 1933 in Victoria, and began writing poetry while studying at Melbourne University. After her first publication in the Melbourne Universit...

 

Great Expectations - Episode 7

February 14, 2012

Pip begins his journey of 'great expectations'....

 

James Carter CD of the Week Feb 13-16

February 13, 2012

When Pulitzer Prize-nominated Puerto Rican composer Roberto Sierra heard multi-saxophone virtuoso James Carter playing with Kathleen Battle in 2001, he went backstage to meet him and offered to write a concerto for him. 10 years later, we can all hear the...

 

Pharis and Jason Romero Show

February 13, 2012

From a small cabin deep in the Northern woods of British Columbia, near the town of Horsefly, comes a mellow, heartfelt modern-day ode to the joys of old-timey music by Pharis and Jason Romero, music that can only be made by two people who live so closely...

 

Night Patterns

February 13, 2012

Featuring , , , and Max Richter....

 

Great Expectations - Episode 6

February 13, 2012

In this episode, violence visits the village....

 

Amira: "Amulette"

February 12, 2012

Amiras voice is quite unlike Billie Holidays and the song genre she has so brilliantly revived is Balkan, not American. But the Bosnias Billie Holiday tag is not merely marketing spin. As reviewer William Tilland observed, while there is soul aplenty in ...

 

Radio World

February 12, 2012

To celebrate UNESCOs World Radio Day the Night Air gets ethereal and tunes into the spectres of the spectrum. Theres radiation, Morse code, jingles that jangle, ionospheric disruptions, ear worms, and plenty more. Dont touch that dial, 10-4 good buddy....

 

Gethsemane

February 12, 2012

Gerard Brophy is an Australian composer who has created large scale orchestral works and a wide array of chamber and solo works. In order to create the work Gethsemane, he turned to India and specifically, to Calcutta. As a result, he has created a work t...

 

Crossing

February 12, 2012

What starts out as an innocent outing ends upbecoming a frightening ordeal. Rosie Barter was born in Adelaide but moved to Perth with her family when she was six. Her background in Graphic Design certainly contributed to her writing which shows a stron...

 

Ice Zones Evaporate

February 12, 2012

Featuring analog synth action both new and old - a great new LP release from , Cenote Glow starts the year with a mesmerising tape release plus , and Heavyweight Synth King ....

 

Noam Pikelny: "Beat the Devil and Carry a Rail"

February 11, 2012

Not merely super-deft Noam Pikelny is very creative, nicely unpredictable, highly inter-active and a gifted composer. In awarding him the first Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass, Steve Martin called Pikelny, a player of unlimited r...

 
Listening to country

Listening to country

February 11, 2012

If you could listen to country, what would you hear? Is it a hum, an echo or a chorus? In this program we explore the concept of 'deep listening' as it relates to Aboriginal notions of country. We join the artist Vicki Couzens, the musician Lou Bennett an...

 

Erkki-Sven Tuur

February 11, 2012

Meet one of Estonias national treasures, and one of the most remarkable composers of his generation, Erkki-Sven Tr. This is the story behind one of his latest compositions, Awakening. Its a story which involves the collapse of the Soviet Union and the ris...

 

The Little Large World of Issa

February 11, 2012

A feature on the 18th Century Japanese poet, Issa, written and produced by Ron Sims. Along with Basho, Buson and Shiki , Issa is considered one of the four great masters of the haiku form. Born in 1763, his mother died when he was only 3 and he had a d...

 

The King's Singers

February 11, 2012

They've been at it for over 45 years with more than 150 CDs and 20 different singers over that time. It all started back in King's College Cambridge when the boys sang Evensong. Now the repertoire ranges from Ligeti to Jason Mraz and Elena Kats-Chernin....

 

Thomas Dolby

February 11, 2012

He 'blinded us with science' in the 80s, but Thomas Dolby has done much more since then: ringtones in Silicon Valley, collaborations with the likes of Ryuichi Sakamoto and Mark Knopfler, and expansive sounds and intimate lyrics for his first studio album ...

 

Love Poetry in Song

February 11, 2012

In preparation for online project, here's Benjamin Britten's setting of Shakespeare's Sonnet 43....

 

Laura Marling

February 11, 2012

British singer songwriter Laura Marling is back in Australia, touring her third album, A Creature I Dont Know. She won Best Female Solo artist at the 2011 Brit Awards and has been twice nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. Michaela Kalowski talks to L...

 

Jonathan Holloway

February 11, 2012

The Perth Festival is celebrating its 60th year in 2012, and it's the first for artistic director Jonathan Holloway. He's late of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival in the UK, and he talks to Andrew Ford abut the opportunities and challenges of creating a f...

 

Laura Marling's latest

February 11, 2012

From her latest CD A Creature I Don't Know. A taster for the interview later in the show....

 

Watch out, there's the Wharf!

February 10, 2012

More great new work from local artist Wharf99. And we get a little busy with some singer/songwriters this week...

 

Great Expectations - Episode 5

February 10, 2012

Pip returns to Satis House....

 

Two Faced Thursday

February 9, 2012

Listening back over the last week, and forward to what's on the Daily Planet next week, with a solo piano blues from Mississippi's Eden Brent, an introduction to the quiet Malian desert blues of Sidi Toure (next Wednesday), the telepathic husband and wife...

 

Great Expectations - Episode 4

February 9, 2012

Pip meets the great lady....

 

Aziz Sahmaoui Show

February 8, 2012

Having learned the mysteries of Moroccan music as a child and played in Joe Zawinuls Syndicate, singer/lutenist Aziz Sahmaouhis debut solo CD straddles several worlds of music while remaining true to his original inspirations. Aziz grew up in Marrakesh,...

 

Conversation with Reinhold Martin

February 8, 2012

In The Conversation we explore the Occupy Wall Street movement late last year, about some of the challenges of creating a more equitable society and how architecture can help....

 

Hobart as wilderness

February 8, 2012

Wilderness is a hotly debated topic and on By Design Hobart-based architect Scott Balmforth puts forth the idea that the city of Hobart in Tasmania, Australia, is in fact part of the wilderness. Find out why a city should be now considered as wilderness....

 

Design Files

February 8, 2012

This week writer-in-residence Colin Bisset looks at the history of the bentwood chair....

 

The Panel - Design influence from China

February 8, 2012

This week The Panel looks at how China is changing the way we design our houses and the way we live. Once our design aesthetic was drawn primarily from Europe. Today China is playing a powerful role. How is it changing usand where is its design influence ...

 

Great Expectations - Episode 3

February 8, 2012

Pip is summoned to meet a great lady....

 

Bob Dylan - Chimes of Freedom I

February 7, 2012

Chimes of Freedom is a 4 CD set of 75 previously-unreleased newly-recorded Bob Dylan songs that take on new life with these inventive interpretations, astounding us with the depth and range of Dylans catalogue. This release coincides with the 50th annive...

 

Great Expectations - Episode 2

February 7, 2012

It's Christmas Day and Pip is frightened that the robbery will be discovered....

 

CD of the week Feb 69

February 6, 2012

In the early 1960s, in a small Alabama town, Rick Hall started a studio that would change the way soul music sounded, at first produced with an all-white band. It was where Jerry Wexler brought Aretha Franklin to kick start her career. She'd made 9 albu...

 

Eden Brent

February 6, 2012

When 16 year old Mississippian Eden Brent teamed up with 60 year old piano master Abie 'Boogaloo' Ames, their enduring friendship and partnership added yet another soulful chapter to the colourblind and enduring legacy of the blues and jazz of the Delta. ...

 

Great Expectations - Episode 1

February 6, 2012

A terrifying encounter with an escaped convict, a summons to meet the bitter and decaying Miss Havisham and her beautiful cold-hearted ward Estella, and the sudden generosity of a mysterious benefactorthis series of events change the orphaned Pip's life f...

 

Into The Arc

February 6, 2012

In 1981, a small Sydney label released a timeless, phenomenal release from The Makers of the Dead Travel Fast. We'll highlight this out of print LP as well as works from Norwegian trio , and Imaginary Softwoods...