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, and other locations to listen to selections from the enormous Carnegie Music Set, which the Carnegie Foundation had given to the people of Canberra. The collection of about 1000 78rpm recordings was kept in the Music Room of Canberra High School (now the ANU School of Art). The federal Minister of the Interior appointed the trustees of the collection. The Society closed down in 2015.
Now comes the ArtSound Recorded Music Society, where ArtSound presenters take turns sharing a recording that seems particularly interesting to them. Its first episode, hosted by Peter Monaghan, featured psychedelic folk from Ireland: Dr Strangely Strange’s 1970 LP Heavy Petting
This weekend, Neil Doody features Songs from the Victorious City. On that album, film composer Anne Dudley of The Art of Noise, Jaz Coleman of the post-punk outfit Killing Joke, and a group of Cairo all-stars merged Egyptian musical forms with the drum-and-bass techniques of Western pop.
On 25 July, Gabe Caddy presents the fragile, ethereal art of Nick Drake’s Bryter Layter, recorded in 197o. And then on 1 August, Paul Conn brings you Daryl Hall and Robert Fripp’s surprising 1980 collaboration, Sacred Songs.
Also new on the weekends is Arts Digest, Neil Doody’s compilation of arts news and features from the week past, and the week ahead. That’s at 1pm on Sundays.
A Jazz Experience moves from Saturdays at noon to Sundays at noon.