This Sunday night show was hosted by Alison Bolger on Melbourne radio 3CR for several years until 2010, with David Nichols, Duncan Blachford and Greg Wadley filling in when Alison was unavailable. Greg's shows were often interview-based and some are preserved here.
[added 2023: The audio recordings are too big for our current hosting arrangement, and so are unavailable for the moment.]
Artefacts of Australian Experimental Music vol. 2
The second volume of this history of experimental music is a double-cd covering the years 1974 to 1983 . It was launched at Iwaki Auditorium on 27th November 2010. Producer Clinton Green and Sam Dunscombe from Golden Fur talked about the compilations, the history of experimental music, and the 1970s tape-recorder opera Atom Bomb that Golden Fur reinterpreted for the launch.
Arthur and Corinne Cantrill have been making experimental films since the early 60s and composing the soundtracks with techniques such as collage, looping and field recording, and technologies ranging from tape-decks to computers. Clinton recently compiled these to release Chromatic Mysteries: soundtracks 1963-2009, which was launched on 6th June 2010 at ACMI. Arthur relates some career highlights and we play some of the soundtracks.
Ian Wadley (relation) has played several instruments in many bands. At the time of this interview, when not drumming for Minimum Chips, Six Organs of Admittance, Mick Turner or Jandek he toured the US, UK and Europe playing solo improvised guitar. We heard some of this music and some early musical influences.
Glenn Norman is a Brisbane/Sydney/Melbourne musician, zinester and radio artist whose outfits Pork, Volvox and Devotion produced classic Australian outsider art. We talked about old and new recordings and Glenn's idiosyncratic approach to making and releasing culture.
A guitarist in 90s Toronto hardcore punk bands such as Kops For Christ and now a researcher in Melbourne, Pete Benda discussed Canadian culture old and new, played some Canadian punk songs, and offered insights into how Canadian and Australian culture diverges.
Andrew Bulhak was a local indie music identity before relocating to Europe. Here he takes us on a veritable rail tour of Europe, playing and discussing interesting indie-pop, electro and shoegazer of the time, mainly from the UK, Iceland, Germany and Sweden but with a couple of US and Australian mentions too.