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Thursday, August 14, 2014
By Amanda Angel
The recent death of the composer Peter Sculthorpe has prompted remembrances of his music, which often reflected his native Australia. With that in mind, here are five of the country’s most notable composers.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
In a lot of ways, vasectomies couldn’t have asked for a better spokesman than Australian Clint Greagan: weightlifter, rugby fanatic, and stay-at-home father of four who happened to get his vas deferens cut by a man named Dr. Snip. Here's a preview of next week's episode.
Monday, June 02, 2014
By Lynn Levy
Steve Axford’s photographs seem to come from a slightly enchanted place. It’s a place where the pale brown lumps I think of as "mushrooms" have been transformed into a host of strange new creatures—some shimmering, some translucent, some hairy, some hideous, but all magic.
Friday, November 15, 2013
For this New Sounds, listen to music built around recordings of world music. Hear music by Evan Ziporyn, built around Balinese vocalist Ni Lemon's recording, "Wagarasi," along with other works that contain samples from tracks from Tanzania Instruments, circa 1950. Also, listen to music by Eve Beglarian that draws from a Bengali recording and material from Steve Roach, which is based on Australian aboriginal music and makes use of the didgeridoo. That, and more.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
When we first released Famous Tumors, Rebecca Skloot's book about the life and legacy of Henrietta Lacks (and her famous cells) had just hit the shelves. Since then, some interesting things have happened to both Henrietta's cells and her family. So, 4 years later, we have a newly updated show!
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
What's that beetle doing to that beer bottle? The beetle dropped down from the sky, grabbed the bottle's bottom, keeps hugging and hugging it, even when being attacked by ants, and it won't — refuses to — let go. It can't be the beer it's after. The beer is at the other end. What's going on?
Sunday, February 10, 2013
New music, (and in some cases, organized sound) from Australia makes up this New Sounds program, including music by Peter Sculthorpe, his "Little Nourlangie," a portrait of a rock outcropping in Kakadu National Park in northern Australia. Kakadu is the second largest national park in the world, where generations of Bininj/Mungguy have lived for tens of thousands of years. It is home to 68 mammals, more than 120 reptiles, 26 frogs, more than 2,000 plants and over 10,000 species of insects. We'll also hear a work that consists solely of the natural sounds of Kakadu Park, sampled and altered. And more music from Australian ensembles and composers.