The New North podcast investigates the unique sounds and perspectives of exploratory musicians. New North is a new Narrm/Melbourne based platform for musicians who push boundaries in their areas of practice. This podcast is a companion to our concert series, which celebrates the amazing work of musicians and sound artists, both established and emerging, who make and present work on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. Each episode features an interview with an artist, providing insights into the fascinating perspectives that shape their work.
The New North Podcast Ep.17 Aviva Endean and Dale Gorfinkel
This is Ep.17 of 'The New North Podcast', which does a deep dive into the unique ideas and approaches that make Melbourne's exploratory music scene so rich and varied.
In this episode, Dale Gorfinkel and Aviva Endean discuss their duo collaboration with a focus on their performance at New North's Concert 6 in August 2022. They describe their unique instrumentation of air drums and extended contrabass clarinet and the subtle amalgamation of low frequencies made possible by this unique combination. Watch their performance here:
The New North Podcast Ep.16 Jack Palmer aka Bad Ambulance
This is Ep.16 of 'The New North Podcast', which does a deep dive into the unique ideas and approaches that make Melbourne's exploratory music scene so rich and varied.
In this episode, Jack Palmer talks about Bad Ambulance, his long-standing electronic music project that was featured in New North 7: Another Solstice. Follow the YouTube link below to discover a multilayered fever dream of 808 bass, beats and drones set to a video collage of retro VHS Japanese street drifting, cursed hypnagogic imagery, vintage occultism, and cartoon witches. Watch it here:
Jack also discussed his forthcoming release on Nice Music, called Intel 95, and the whimsical ring tones project he has with his partner Annelise Roberts. Get your Diamond Rings here:
The New North Podcast Ep.15 Aditya Ryan Bhat
This is Ep.15 of 'The New North Podcast', which does a deep dive into the unique ideas and approaches that make Melbourne's exploratory music scene so rich and varied.
Aditya talks about fixed/fleeting, which he created with support from the 2022 New North Emerging Artist Commission. The work combines hydrophone recordings from various bodies of water with restrained acoustic sounds performed by Aditya on percussion and Justinn Lu on Saxophone.
Discover ideas that informed Aditya's composition and how his work engages with legacies of colonialism that manifest in the relationship between people and ecologies.
Watch the premier performance here:
More information about the New North Emerging Artist Commission:
Check out O’Connor/Carbo/Green’s album Eclogue, who will be playing at New North’s concert at Tempo Rubato on Aug 28, 2023.
The New North Podcast Ep.14 Anthony Pateras
This is Ep.14 of 'The New North Podcast' that investigates the unique sounds and perspectives of exploratory musicians.
In this episode, pianist, composer and electronic musician Anthony Pateras talks with Francis Plagne about his current musical interests, formative influences and the collection of works presented at NN8: ‘Dread of Voids’ in February, 2023. This pre-concert talk was recorded by Byron Scullin on Feb 17, 2023.
Intro music excerpted from ‘Thinning,’ performed by Sam Dunscombe
Outro music excerpted from ‘A Happy Sacrifice,’ performed by Jonathan Heilbron
Both works are released on ‘ Collected Works Vol. II 2005-2018, Anthony Pateras (Immediata, 2019)’
Find out more at https://www.anthonypateras.com
The New North Podcast Ep.13 Reuben Lewis
This is Ep.13 of 'The New North Podcast' that investigates the unique sounds and perspectives of exploratory musicians.
In this episode, trumpet player, composer, improviser and producer Reuben Lewis talks about the path that lead him to the electroacoustic work that he is making. He also shares insights about building a varied and sustainable career in the arts, making opportunities and taking care of business. Reuben performed excerpts from his debut solo release 'The House is Empty' at Veils on June 8th. Check out his performance here:
The New North Podcast Ep.12 James McLean
This is Ep.12 of 'The New North Podcast' that investigates the unique sounds and perspectives of exploratory musicians.
In this episode, drummer James McLean talks about solo drums, practicing for emergence, and the influence of street photography in his thinking about long-term artistic development. James's performance at 'Afterglow' was titled 'Photo Book'. Discover video and recording of this performance and many more:
Find out more at newnorthmusic.online