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May 2014

Sounds of life

In the lead up to World Environment Day, Cheryl Tipp tells us why we should record and collect the sounds of nature.

By Tessa Elieff / 28 May 2014
Sound

West Australian Aboriginal Performing Arts

Anna Haebich, a John Curtin Distinguished Professor at Curtin University in Perth, showcases West Australian Aboriginal performing arts and the plays, music, dance and festivals in the NFSA collection.

By Anna Haebich / 20 May 2014
Film
Posters
Sound
Mar 2014

Andrew Denton

Andrew Denton is usually the one asking all the questions, but he swapped roles for a day and opened up during an interview for our Oral History program.

By Bronwyn Murphy / 12 Mar 2014
Oral History
Radio
Sound
Feb 2014

David Bridie

David Bridie, one of the most distinctive voices and songwriters in Australian music, will launch the NFSA’s 100 Seats program – a unique, intimate session with renowned performers exploring their ideas and their art, limited to 100 tickets.

By Miguel Gonzalez / 13 Feb 2014
Sound
Jan 2014

Surf music summer

The summer of 1963-64 was the summer of surf music in Australia.

By Kylie Doherty / 21 Jan 2014
Sound
Dec 2013

Preserving the born-digital

Sound archivist Tess Elieff shares some of her favourite Bandcamp discoveries and explains why this platform is a digital archivist's best friend.

By Tessa Elieff / 9 Dec 2013
Sound
Oct 2013

Calls of the wild

Curator Tessa Elieff heard the call of the wild at this year's Australian Wildlife Sound Recording Group meeting.

By Tessa Elieff / 24 Oct 2013
Sound

Gotye, in his own words

Wouter ‘Wally’ De Backer, better known as Gotye, sat down with us to record a comprehensive Oral history interview.

By Ken Berryman / 1 Oct 2013
Oral History
Sound
Aug 2013

Bringing records back to life

Audio officer Gerry O'Neill reveals the mysteries of disc cleaning and digitisation, to make those old records sound like new.

By Miguel Gonzalez / 9 Aug 2013
Object
Sound
Jul 2013

What's in a name?

Patricia Downes tackles a question dreaded by many musicians: what do you call your band, and what will that name say about you?

By Patricia Downes / 24 Jul 2013
Sound