The Night Air - Program podcastAuthor: ABC Radio National
20 Nov 2017

The Night Air - Program podcast

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The Night Air: listening for pleasure; an audio adventure in ideas, sounds and music remixed around a theme. It's a listening experience animated by dub versions of ABC Radio National's distinctive programming. Obliquely connected material is re-assembled with sonic glue, letting the listener's imagination build a new story. It's a space to find the music in speech and the poetry in ideas, a show that invites you to take time to unravel the usual media tangle.

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    Motion

    We get ourselves in Motion with talks about the elegance and precision of the ballet and the design of the propeller.

  • Posted on 27 Jan 2013

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    A Spoken Word Remix on the 44th President of the United States of America

    Recorded live in an off-Broadway theatre in New York City, Darian Dauchan’s award-winning work chronicles the period of Barack Obama’s candidacy, to presidency, to the present day – at the time of his second inauguration. The piece is a rhetorical conversation between African-American performance poet, Darian Dauchan, and Barack Obama, now the 45th President of the United States. This solo show consists of live-looped songs, beat-boxing and a collage of satirical poems and presidential soundbites.

  • Posted on 20 Jan 2013

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    Sun Ra: Space ambassador

    Sun Ra's visionary Afro Futurist project, begun in the 1940s, provided fuel for many strands of musical culture: he stood with one foot in rhythm and blues, one foot in free jazz and two hands stretched out into space.

  • Posted on 13 Jan 2013

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    Worn in

    These days it's like products, and even humans have their own 'refresh' buttons. The latest model is always on offer. Happy, shiny people everywhere. But permanent 'nowness' can't last - the cracks start to show, eventually nature subsumes culture and everything falls to bits. The Night Air searches for the 'melancholic beauty in the impermanence of all things', what the Japanese might call 'wabi sabi'. It's the pleasure of the imperfect, impermanent, incomplete. It's when the new gets, if not worn out, then thoroughly worn in...

  • Posted on 06 Jan 2013

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    Resonate

    Everything - including you and me - has a resonant frequency!

  • Posted on 30 Dec 2012

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