Airwaves / Loops & Topology.
This project is a mammoth look back over 100 years of radio broadcasts, taking some of our favourite key moments and making music from the speech's inherent melody. The voices of Clinton, George H. Bush, Einstein, Freud, Martin Luther King, Hitler, Churchill, Gandhi, FDR, Chamberlain, Princess Elizabeth, Menzies, Whitlam, Earhardt, Malcolm X, Edward VIII and many, many others are transformed into song.
Duration: 76 min.
Performers: Loops ; Topology ; Jonathan Dimond (electric bass, tabla, trombone) ; John Parker (drums, marimba) ; Jamie Clark (guitars) ; Robert Davidson (double bass, samples) ; John Babbage (saxophones) ; Kylie Davidson (piano) ; Christa Powell (violin) ; Bernard Hoey (viola).
Full transcription can be found at www.topologymusic.com
Capture session: recorded at QUT studios, Creative Industries Faculty, Brisbane, and ABC studios, Ferry Road, Brisbane.
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