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Fun fact: Several early music manuscripts survived only because they were considered disposable in their time. 'The Worcester Fragments' were found cut up into pieces and used to bind other books, other pages screwed up and bunged into holes in organ pipes. It's the only notated example of 'the English style' French monks were discussing in their letters at the time.
In this episode, we find out more about how polyphony developed in European music, including details of the 12th century Parisian hotbed of innovation. Yay for Paris.
Duration: 00:38:10 | Date: 18 April, 2020
From Ancient Greece (700BC) to Scotland's Rosslyn Chapel (1500AD), this episode includes where the Greeks hid their rhythms, what the music of Dolly Parton has in common with Gregorian chant, the undefeated, coolest nun ever, obscure musical physics you can try at home, sacred geometry, secret code-breaking, and reasons to show your genitals to a field of wheat.
Duration: 00:52:50 | Date: 11 April, 2020
The mindful art practice known as wood burning, poker work or pyrography has gotten Vicky Taylor of Whakaahurangi / Stratford through some tough times. The tools can be difficult to get hold of in New Zealand, and any old wood won’t do. (Sorry about the poor sound quality — we’re working on finding a better app for recording.)
Duration: 00:53:33 | Date: 21 March, 2020
Multi-media artist Lee Rapira makes meticulously researched work around themes like place, consumerism and colonisation. Her exhibition is on at the Emerge Gallery at Access Radio Taranaki, Top Town, Ngā Motu / New Plymouth until 29 February 2020.
Duration: 00:48:59 | Date: 15 February, 2020
"Draw and paint whatever you want. Don’t listen too much to people saying, that’s not in fashion. You still have to do what you love to do."
Encouraging words from Carina McQueen, oil painter, exhibiting at Lysacht Watt Gallery in Hawera this month, with Amy Taunt.
Duration: 00:55:57 | Date: 8 February, 2020
Avant-garde, jazz and bushfire-inspired poetry accompanied by improvisational provocateurs Late for Life Drawing at this month's Logo Malarky at Koru on Devon.
Duration: 01:00:19 | Date: 1 February, 2020
Heidi Griffin has long been involved in running galleries in Taranaki. In February 2020, she’s opening Gover Street Gallery, a large community-run space, in Ngāmotu / New Plymouth. Dwayne Duthie is adding an eye-catching mural to its front wall. We talk with Heidi about her plans for the space.
Duration: 00:59:43 | Date: 18 January, 2020
"[My work] can be challenging for some people, and it's supposed to be. That work has been created by digging deep into my shadow... and looking at some things that were difficult to look at. That's going to show people something in themselves as well. It's going to stimulate something."
Duration: 00:59:43 | Date: 11 January, 2020