Airwaves: 100 years of radio

Loops, Dimond, Jon, Topology and Davidson, Robert (2005) Airwaves: 100 years of radio. Brisbane, QLD, Australia, Serrated Records.

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Author Loops
Dimond, Jon
Davidson, Robert
Title Airwaves: 100 years of radio
Place of publication Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Publisher Serrated Records
Publication date 2005-05-31
Total pages 1 CD recording (76 mins)
Language eng
Subject 190406 Music Composition
190407 Music Performance
2102 Curatorial and Related Studies
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Performers: Loops ; Topology ; Jonathan Dimond (electric bass, tabla, trombone) ; John Parker (drums, marimba) ; Jamie Clark (guitars) ; Robert Davidson (double bass, samples) ; John Babbage (saxophones) ; Kylie Davidson (piano) ; Christa Powell (violin) ; Bernard Hoey (viola).

Capture session: recorded at QUT studios, Creative Industries Faculty, Brisbane, and ABC studios, Ferry Road, Brisbane.

"This project is a mammoth look back over 100 years of radio broadcasts, taking some of our favourite key moments and making music from the speech’s inherent melody. The voices of Clinton, George H. Bush, Einstein, Freud, Martin Luther King, Hitler, Churchill, Gandhi, FDR, Chamberlain, Princess Elizabeth, Menzies, Whitlam, Earhardt, Malcolm X, Edward VIII and many, many others are transformed into song".

Music composition using prominent broadcast speeches across the whole twentieth century in commemoration of the centenary of Marconi's first transatlantic radio transmission. The work is based on creating music from the found objects of melody derived from spoken intonation. Recordings of the speeches are accompanied throughout by live instrumental music.

ISMN: 9319505818890

1. Tuning In
2. Year 2000
3. Luddites: Alexander Downer & WTO Protestors
4. That Woman: Bill Clinton
5. Diana Princess of Wales
6. Pauline Hanson
7. Death Cults: Heaven's Gate, Oklahoma City, David Koresh
8. Recession: Paul Keating & Bob Hawke
9. Nelson Mandela Inauguration
10. George Bush: Iraq in Kuwait
11. Tiananmen Square
12. Australia II: America's Cup
13. Patrick White On Nuclear War
14. Lindy Chamberlain
15. Andy Warhol
16. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
17. Gough Whitlam: Well May We Say
18. Paul Keating
19. Sir John Kerr
20. Richard Nixon
21. Cyclone Tracy
22. Brisbane Floods
23. Idi Amin
24. Gloria Steinem: This Is No Simple Reform
25. Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out
26. Revolution 1968
27. Moon Landing: Neil Armstrong
28. Malcolm X: Whites Can Help Us but They Can't Join Us
29. Mlk
30. White Australia Policy
31. Arthur Caldwell
32. Menzies Meets the Queen
33. Goons
34. Dna: Crick & Watson
35. Cuban Missiles
36. JFK
37. Duck & Cover: Joseph Mccarthy
38. Salvador Dali
39. Sputnik
40. Olympic City 1956
41. That'll Be the Day: Buddy Holly & Alan Freed
42. Blue Hills
43. Pick a Box: Barry Jones & Bob Dyer
44. Jawaharlal Nehru: Ghandi's Funeral
45. Ghandi's Spiritual Message
46. Internationale: Lenin & Stalin
47. Hitler Is Dead
48. King George Vi: V-e Day
49. Hiroshima: Bbc's Frank Philips, President Truman
50. Ben Chifley: V-p Day
51. Tokyo Rose
52. Lord Haw Haw: Farewell Speech
53. General Eisenhower: D-day Order
54. D-day
55. Stalingrad: Paul Wnterton Report
56. Darwin Bombed
57. Lancaster Bomber
58. Belsen: Richard Dimbleby Report
59. FDR: Infamy
60. John Curtin: War With Japan
61. BBC: War in the Pacific
62. Lord Haw Haw: Germany Calling
63. Attacked At Sea
64. Nazi Camps: It Was Common Practice to Remove the Skins of Dead
65. Princesses Elizabeth & Margaret: Quartet for the End of Empire
66. Churchill: Finest Hour
67. Chamberlain Declares War
68. Mao Proclaims the Republic
69. Lee De Forest:1939 World's Fair
70. Howard Carter:tutankhamen
71. Dad & Dave
72. Edward Viii Abdicates
73. Virginia Wolff
74. Albert Einstein On Pacifism
75. Ghandi On Pacifism
76. Bernard Shaw On Pacifism
77. Hitler: Germany Is Awake
78. War of the Worlds: Orson Welles
79. Aviators: Jean Batten & Amelia Earhardt
80. Charles Kingsford Smith
81. ABC: 1932 Melbourne Cup
82. Einstein: E=mc2
83. Ernest Rutherford: Atomic Physics
84. Empire State Building Opening
85. King Burraga: (Joe Anderson): Aboriginal Rights
86. Charles Lindbergh Lands in Paris
87. Don Bradman Scores a Century
88. Warren Harding Wins the Us Election
89. Nellie Melba At Covent Garden
90. Sigmund Freud
91. Marconi 1915
92. Lady Margot Asquith: Outbreak of War
93. Concientous Objector: Alfred Lester
94. Marconi 1913
95. Ernest Shackleton
96. Marconi 1902
97. Marconi 1901
98. Morse Code 1
99. Morse Code 2

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