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Water songs


Water songs / by Michael Whittaker. onbeing.data/link / by Boo Chapple. VK4SS / by Jonathan Dimond. The covenant (extract only) / by Merlinda Bobis. On the raft, all at sea / by Robyn Ravlich. Steel sea / by Mark Holder Keeping.

  • 1 CD (54 min.)
  • Sales Availability: This item is not commercially available from the Australian Music Centre. We regret that we cannot offer it for sale.
  • Library Availability: CDL 241 — Available for loan


This item is not commercially available from the Australian Music Centre. We regret that we cannot offer it for sale.

Featured Australian works

  Work Composer PerformersDuration
Covenant Merlinda Bobis
onbeing.data/link Boo Chapple
VK4SS Jonathan Dimond
Steel sea Mark Holder-Keeping
On the raft, all at sea Robyn Ravlich
Water songs — radiophonic music Michael Whiticker

Product details

Duration: 54 min.

This product forms part of the following series: Listening Room.

Summary: 'VK4SS': Radio feature. A profile of Alan Shaw Smith, well known Brisbane based radio amateur enthusiast, in the form of a collage.

Summary: 'onbeing.data/link': This work highlights the way our communication systems, and in particular, government bureaucracies, are designed to work for those of us who have special social and cultural backgrounds. One of The Listening Room 'Earclips'.

Summary: 'Water songs': One of The Listening Room 'Earclips'.

Summary: 'Steel sea': In this piece, the author uses recordings of the seas along the south coast of New South Wales in conjunction with the low rumble of the Port Kembla steel works. Both these sources morph into each other and underpin serene melodies heard from a shakuhachi flute. One of The Listening Room 'Earclips'.

Broadcast on The Listening Room, ABC Classic FM, 22 July 2002.

Summary: 'On the raft, all at sea': This radiophonic work is a re-working of Robyn Ravlich's earlier feature, Raft of the medusa. Seeking asylum in zones of exclusion: this feature interweaves three accounts by desperate people at three different times in the last sixty years; people who took to sea in frail craft seeking safe havens. With Rudi Jacobsen, Tuong Quang Luu, Sarm, Al Boime and Bill Leak. Music and sound design by Russell Stapleton.

Summary: 'The covenant': Extract only. Radiophonic work. From a poetic text by writer/performer Merlinda Bobis, the program is about the aftermath of a bombing seen through the eyes of a child, adolescent, adult and an old man. Here is a progession of wars linked by the language of aggression. With Peter Carroll, Felix Gentle, Tom Ulman, Damon Herriman and Chris Winter. Produced by Jane Ulman.

Non-commercial recording - for study purposes only.

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