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Author: artsound

Poetry on the Radio

Written by on 21 October 2021

ArtSound has a new weekly feature, heard on Arts Café on Thursdays at about 1:20pm (repeated at about 6:20pm): Poetry on the Radio. Produced in association with the outstanding Canberra poetry imprint, Recent Work Press, the series consists of segments of about three minutes each in which a poet, generally living in the Canberra region, […]

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The Great Songwriters

Written by on 18 October 2021

A new series within ArtSound’s ongoing series-of-series, Bert Whelan’s Golden Years of Music, begins this Saturday 23 October 2021. It’s  The Great Songwriters. ArtSound’s longtime connoisseur of great music, Bert Whelan, has created fine radio series in the past, including Light Orchestral Hour and Music from the Movies and Television, Australian Orchestras and Singers, and […]

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The Good Life is Worth Listening To

Written by on 29 September 2021

You can now hear the Andrew Leigh MP podcast The Good Life on ArtSound – every Saturday at 9am! Each week Andrew interviews people on living a happy, healthy and ethical life. Words from these faces over the next six weeks — good and interesting people, all. This Saturday, 2 October 2021, Leigh chats with Annabel […]

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Youth Chamber Orchestra

Written by on 16 September 2021

The Canberra Symphony Youth Chamber Orchestra — CSYCO, and yes, it is pronounced that way! — is the CSO’s new performance project that will aim to provide musicians aged 14-19 with training and mentorship from Concertmaster Kirsten Williams (left). She is leading the musicians in chamber and orchestral playing with workshops and master classes with […]

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All the Latest Arts News

Written by on 14 September 2021

We might all be shut away (unless we play golf),  but the ACT arts world continues to turn. Here’s some of what’s been happening in recent weeks. A Fascinating Bill Stephens Interview You may recently have heard Bill Stephen’s fascinating interview with Broadway orchestrator August Eriksmoen. Among Eriksmoen’s achievements while orchestrating or serving in similar […]

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Young Virtuoso Competition On Hold

Written by on 6 September 2021

Those of you who follow our classical music programming will probably know about ArtSound’s annual participation in the National Young Virtuoso Competition. Alas, that marvelous event is a victim of Covid-related disruption, yet again. As occurred last year, the organisers have had to cancel this year’s competition. This year, classical instrumentalists under the age of […]

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Coming to You Even During Covid Lockdowns

Written by on 6 September 2021

ArtSound is not going to let a little thing like a global pandemic silence it – no way! During the ACT lockdown, we’re continuing to broadcast 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. “Say wha’!?”, you might ask. We’re unable to get in our Manuka Arts Centre studios, but we do have some sneaky […]

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Young Virtuoso Competition

Written by on 3 July 2021

For over 30 years, young instrumentalists and vocalists have competed for the Young Virtuoso Award; an initiative by fine music radio stations across the country. The competition gives aspiring musicians a vibrant and career-boosting experience with broadcasting and recording opportunities, cash prizes and valuable performance practice. Classical instrumentalists under the age of 25, and vocalists […]

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  • Phil (“Philby”) Birch-Marston, RIP

Phil (“Philby”) Birch-Marston, RIP

Written by on 20 May 2021

Philby We note with great sadness the death of Phil “Philby” Birch-Marston, our longtime and much loved fellow volunteer at ArtSound. Philby passed away May 19 at the age of 77 after a battle with cancer. He had been a volunteer at the station since 1994, during our days as Canberra Stereo Public Radio (CSPR), […]

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  • Live Broadcast from PhotoAccess Open Day
  • Live Broadcast from PhotoAccess Open Day
  • Live Broadcast from PhotoAccess Open Day

Live Broadcast from PhotoAccess Open Day

Written by on 11 April 2021

On 20 February 2021, ArtSound conducted a live broadcast during an Open Day hosted by our neighbours at the Manuka Arts Centre, PhotoAccess. Here are some images from the day. If your organisation is holding an event that might lend itself to a live broadcast, do get in touch at admin@artsound.fm Above, ArtSound’s Betsy Dixon […]

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Get-together Event

Written by on 19 February 2021

ArtSound FM will be having a special get-together for volunteers and members. Invitations have been sent via email, inside our member newsletter. If you haven’t received your invitation please let us know at admin@artsound.com.au. Bookings are essential, and close on Monday 22nd of February 2021.

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Holiday Office Hours

Written by on 16 December 2020

The ArtSound office will be closed from December 23rd 2020 to January 11 2021. Please join our mailing list to stay up to date with all our news. We thank you for listening to ArtSound FM this year, and look forward to bringing you lots of new and exciting content in 2021. If you need […]

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ArtSound Radio Theatre

Written by on 30 November 2020

ArtSound Radio Theatre Episodes Program 1 –(Bill Stephens) (29.11.20) “Shopping for Underwear” – Harriet Elvin Cast – Liz St.Clair-Long “The Last Letter” – Bart Meehan (also interview) Cast -  Elaine Noon Program 2 – (Bill Stephens) (6.12.20) “The Boy Who Came with the Frame” – John Lombard (Also Interview) Cast – Joanna Richards   Program [...]

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From the Book Shelf – Indestructible by John R Bruning

Written by on 24 September 2020

With a title like Indestructible one would think this book would be about a bridge or a building.  But you would be wrong, because this book is a biography of an American who – as the front of the book purports – changed the course of World War II.   Yes it is a true […]

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New Sponsorship Packages

Written by on 28 August 2020

Would you like to tell Canberrans about your business, organisation, or upcoming event? ArtSound offers a range of promotional sponsorship packages that help you to get the word out to your prospective clients, customers, and supporters. To find out more about our generous sponsorship packages, including attractive rates for ArtSound members and arts organisation, and other […]

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From the Book Shelf – Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Written by on 6 August 2020

FROM THE BOOK SHELF A review by Julie Finch-Scally ATLAS SHRUGGED By Ayn Rand It is many years since I have read this book.  So long ago that I had forgotten what the story was about.  When a few weeks ago, while reading an article in the Business Section of the newspaper where the writer […]

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Some Weekend Lineup Changes

Written by on 17 July 2020

Some changes in the weekend lineup include the addition of two new programs, and a move for an existing one. On Saturdays at noon, before the recently added Live Archive, you can now hear The ArtSound Recorded Music Society. In 1944, the Canberra Recorded Music Society began meeting at Albert Hall, the Institute of Anatomy, […]

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ArtSound Among “Some Wonderful Arts Organisations”

Written by on 27 June 2020

The ACT Government has announced additional Covid-19 emergency funding for ArtSound FM along with eight other Canberra arts organisations. “Canberra is lucky to have such a strong arts community that is supported by some wonderful arts organisations,” said ACT Minister for the Arts, Creative Industries and Cultural Events, Gordon Ramsay, MLA. “These organisations support our […]

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Winners of the ArtSound Fundraiser Giveaways

Written by on 27 June 2020

On Wednesday 18 June 2020, ArtSound Acting President Wal Jurkiewicz presided over the drawing of the names of the winners of the prizes from the ArtSound 2020 Fundraiser. Everyone who gave at least $50 was eligible.   The winners were:   Helen, of Fraser: two nights’ accommodation for two couples at the Gatehouse in Beechworth […]

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Tackling COVID-19 social isolation: ArtSound Senior Memories Service Shifting to FM Band

Written by on 11 June 2020

ArtSoundFM is tackling loneliness and isolation among the ACT community’s older people by widening transmission of its Internet-streamed Senior Memories Service — radio programs tailored for seniors — to the Artsound FM band. The Senior Memories Network has been providing the programs for several years to several aged-care facilities in Canberra and western New South […]

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ArtSound FM: Your Music and Arts Companion

Written by on 19 May 2020

ArtSound FM, Canberra’s arts and music community radio station, will hold its annual fundraiser from May 29 to June 14. After this year’s bushfires, hailstorm, and Covid-19 lockdown, ArtSound is appealing to listeners to help replenish its funding so it can continue its work of supporting the ACT’s arts community. “This has been a particularly […]

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ArtSound FM Concert Recording – RESPIGHI’S PINES OF ROME

Written by on 15 May 2020

Respighi’s Pines of Rome Pines of Rome is a four-movement symphonic poem for orchestra completed in 1924 by the Italian composer Ottorino Respighi. The piece depicts pine trees in four locations in Rome at different times of the day. It is a grand piece with a wide list of instrumentalists, some of whom play a […]

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ArtSound FM Concert Recording – THE GENESIS OF CORELLI

Written by on 15 May 2020

The genesis of Corelli Arcangelo Corelli is one of the most beloved musicians of the baroque period, highly influential in the development of the solo sonata, and establishing the violin as an elegant solo instrument second to none. This concert explores the life and times of Corelli’s youth, performing the music of his immediate predecessors, […]

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ArtSound FM Concert Recording – HANDEL’S DIXIT DOMINUS

Written by on 15 May 2020

Handel’s Dixit Dominus With its unremitting energy and dramatic intensity, Dixit Dominus showcases the young Handel’s mastery of counterpoint and harmonic and melodic invention. Recorded live for ArtSound FM in Wesley Uniting Church, Forest, ACT, on 3 November 2019. Recording and notes by Tim Lamble with acknowledgement to the Wikipedia® and Coro. Program George Friderick […]

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ArtSound FM Concert Recording – Adhoc Baroque: Concert Excerpts

Written by on 15 May 2020

Baroque Concert excerpts Brunetti’s Stabat Mater is clearly inspired by Pergolesi, though it takes some individual turns, especially when cheerful phrases suddenly darken at unexpected moments. There is no published score for this work, but Peter Young acquired a copies of the original score shelved in the Zürich local library. Christoph Graupner, Peter tells, was […]

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ArtSound FM Concert Recording – Canberra Sinfonia performing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

Written by on 14 May 2020

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons The Four Seasons need little introduction. It’s a group of four violin concerti that give musical expression to seasons of the year. Antonio Vivaldi wrote them around 1716–1717. The concerti were a revolution in musical conception: in them Vivaldi represented flowing creeks, singing birds (of different species, each specifically characterized), a shepherd […]

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From The Book Shelf – A NECESSARY MURDER by M. J. TJIA

Written by on 5 March 2020

Classed as A Heloise Chancey Mystery, A Necessary Murder being the 2nd in the series, is set in Stoke Newington in London during the mid 1800s. Heloise is a courtesan living in a well-established house, with her mother Amah acting as her personal house maid. Ahmad has an Indonesian background and a secret past which […]

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Reduced Service during Bushfire Crisis

Written by on 6 January 2020

Due to the current bushfire situation in NSW impacting the ACT ArtSound will be reducing it’s service temporarily to ensure the health and well-being of our staff and volunteers. We will keep you updated as the situation changes and we can return fully to our regular programming.

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ArtSound Christmas Party

Written by on 19 December 2019

Over thirty members and volunteers attended the ArtSound end of year Christmas party yesterday under the trees at the Manuka Arts Center.  Tony Hunter was also celebrated and farewelled as our long term Audio Services engineer and Joseph and Christian have taken on management and development of our audio services unit.

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Update from Amalijah Thompson, ArtSound President

Written by on 19 December 2019

CBAA and Community Radio in Canberra ArtSound hosted a meeting of the six Canberra Community Radio stations (1CMS, 1WAY, 1RPH, 2XX, Valley Fm, ArtSound) with CBAA representative Jon Bisset this week. It was a very positive and useful meeting which built on collaborations begun earlier in the year. It set the scene for formation of […]

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ArtSound at the Woden Arts Festival

Written by on 7 December 2019

ArtSound volunteers and board members attended the Woden Arts Festival on 7 Dec 2019 to support the event, raise awareness about ArtSound, develop new community partnerships and invite participation into ArtSound activities. Neil Doody was behind the roving mic carrying out interviews during the event for broadcast in Arts Café and other programs. One positive […]

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Review – All the Tears in China by Sulari Gentill

Written by on 28 November 2019

BOOK REVIEW ALL THE TEARS IN CHINA By Sulari Gentill   I really enjoyed reading ‘All The Tears in China’ by Australian writer, Sulari Gentill.  Although a light read, it is perfect for whiling away the long hours of an overseas flight. The story is convoluted enough for one to lose oneself in the characters […]

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Message from ArtSound’s President

Written by on 26 November 2019

President’s Message UPDATE Donate Participate and Rejuvenate As 2019 draws to a close and we take a break over Xmas, we can advise that we have received $70,010.00 in donations. We continue to receive expressions of interest for new volunteer participation and other very positive and useful support from the CBAA, ArtsACT, RSM, Deloitte and […]

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Friday Night Live with Chris Deacon is returning

Written by on 8 November 2019

We are happy to announce that our show Friday Night Live with Chris Deacon is returning **tonight** with a stellar lineup of musicians recorded in Canberra! 🎶 Award winning Singer/Songwriter/pianist Tate Sheridan has already made a huge impact on the Australian jazz and pop scene, having toured across Australia with Sir Elton John. A graduate […]

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Outside Broadcast at the Canberra Potters Open Day

Written by on 5 November 2019

ArtSound supported the Canberra Potter’s Open Day on Sunday 3rd November 2019 via an outside broadcast.  Thanks to Christian, Neil, Gabe and Graham for a well run and delivered OB with lots of interesting interviews.  We especially look forward to seeing Chayla Ueckert-Smith and her supporting artists in the studios at Manuka to hear more […]

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Review – Taken In by S G Bryant

Written by on 4 November 2019

BOOK REVIEW TAKEN IN By S G Bryant I love a good mystery. Especially a murder mystery. But in the mystery book ‘Taken In’ by S G Bryant there is no murder. Or is there? A baby boy has gone missing, and from the clues given we are not sure whether he was adopted, or […]

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ArtSound at the Volunteering Expo

Written by on 26 October 2019

ArtSound was an event partner with Volunteering ACT at the Volunteering Expo held last Saturday, 26th October at the Old Bus Depot Markets.  We made several useful connections towards new community partnerships.    With thanks to Christian and Mark, Brian, Judy, Bojana, Gabe, Tim and Abin for managing and supporting the event and outside broadcast.  […]

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ArtSound Outside Broadcast at the Volunteer Expo

Written by on 23 October 2019

Ever thought about volunteering? … For anything? Spring is a great time to get up off the metaphorical couch and find out more about Volunteering with Canberra’s own Volunteering Expo coming up this Saturday. There’ll be exhibitors from every sector, including community organisations, environment, sport, tourism, business, arts, education, science, and emergency management. It’s a […]

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2019 ACT Young Virtuoso Award

Written by on 22 October 2019

The  2019 ACT Young Virtuoso was chosen at a live-to-air event from the Artsound recording studio last Sunday afternoon (20 October). She is Mila Haydon, a fifteen-year-old violinist who wants to be a concert soloist. She enchanted listeners, the small live audience and the two adjudicators with her dramatic renditions of Tchaikovsky’s Meditations and Matthew […]

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Message from ArtSound’s President

Written by on 15 October 2019

For more information on the aims on the campaign please see here. Welcome to ArtSound We have not asked you for help for a long time. I need to convey to all our listeners and the Canberra community as a whole, that ArtSound stands at a defining moment in its history as we try to […]

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ArtSound Course in Radio Craft

Written by on 7 October 2019

The current ArtSound course in radio craft began during August. It is running for 10 weeks, and is covering many aspects of community-radio presentation and production. Topics include introduction to community radio, legal issues relating to broadcasting, what makes a good program within the context of ArtSound, interviewing on air and in the production of […]

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