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Wind in the Willows

Written by on 8 April 2023

Coming Sunday April 16 at 1pm in the ArtSound gardens at the Manuka Arts Centre:: a wonderful stage reading of Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows, adapted by Papermoon Theatre and produced by ArtSound as part of its summer/autumn Concert Series. So bring a blanket or a chair and settle under the trees with […]

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ArtSound & The ACT Heritage Festival

Written by on 5 April 2023

ArtSound is participating in the ACT Heritage Festival — see Radio Stories. The festival runs from April 11 to April 30; during that time ArtSound presenters will air interviews with event organisers, and perhaps create a few radio stories of our own. Tune in to Senior Memories (10-midday, weekdays) and Arts Café (noon-2pm and 5-7pm […]

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ArtSound Newsletter – January 2023

Written by on 1 January 2023

A lot is happening at ArtSound. Here’s some of it. Office Closure ArtSound’s office is closed for the holiday period. It will re-open on January 10. Meanwhile, email and phones are attended: admin@artsound and 6295 7444. 2023: ArtSound’s 40th Anniversary Year Throughout 2023, ArtSound will celebrate its 40th year of broadcasting. Early in February (date […]

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Spring Fundraiser Concert, 12 November

Written by on 23 October 2022

Save the date: Saturday the 12th of November, from 1-4pm That’s when Pachamama and the Raio de Sol samba band and dancers will take the stage at a fundraiser in the ArtSound gardens. We’ll roll out a new outdoor stage and PA system, thanks to a federal Stronger Communities grant. There’ll be street food from […]

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“Radiothon” Fundraiser

Written by on 28 March 2022

ArtSound will hold its annual on-air fundraiser — the “2022 ArtSound Radiothon” — from Friday 27 May to Sunday 5 June. This year’s theme: “ArtSound Earfest”! During the 10 days, you’ll hear all ArtSound presenters ask for your support so ArtSound can meet its operational costs. You’ll also hear about how community donations to our […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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