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Sugar Loafing Arts Cast

A community arts radio show that challenges the belief that the arts are exclusive.

Airing time: Saturdays, 11am

A community arts radio show that challenges the belief that the arts are exclusive.
The hour-long weekly show, Sugar Loafing Arts Cast, combines interviews, on-site recordings, event recommendations and musical interludes. 
Hosts, Taranaki-based painter David Le Fleming and writer Suraya Sidhu Singh, approach the arts in relatable ways.
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What We Learned in Lockdown

Taranaki artists (Rhonda Bunyan Photography/Art/Life/Taranaki, Green Morris Studio - Brenda Cash and Linda McFetridge) talk about what they did during rāhui (lockdown), what inspiration it brought and what to do when you run out of art supplies.

Duration: 01:00:09 | Date: 16 May, 2020

Intro to Early European Music Pt. 3

Introduction to Early European Music Part 3 covers the period 1500 to 1630. We look at how the Renaissance conception of self, fast and furious religious change and !dancing! influenced music in Europe. We also hear a piece the Vatican banned for 150 years and learn some LBGTQ+ history.

Duration: 00:52:45 | Date: 9 May, 2020

Early European Music Pt.2

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

Early European Music Part 1

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

Motivation and Procrastination

Motivation, procrastination and the artist in captivity

Duration: 01:00:11 | Date: 28 March, 2020

Vicky Taylor, Pyrographer

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