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Jun 2014

Vale Bernard 'Doc' Neeson

With the passing of Doc Neeson we have lost an icon of Australian rock, writes sound curator Thorsten Kaeding.

By Thorsten Kaeding / 4 Jun 2014
Oral History
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

Vale Andrew Plain

Andrew Plain - sound designer, sound editor and supervising sound editor - died on 13 December. Jennifer Balcomb and the NFSA's Imelda Cooney pay tribute.

By Imelda Cooney / 17 Dec 2013
Sound

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

The Art of Sound, Caboolture

Sound designer James Hurley and the NFSA's Brendan Smith have created another immersive Art of Sound exhibition.

By Brendan Smith / 16 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

The Art of Sound: from west to east

Brendan Smith, the NFSA’s Regional Programs Manager, previews the upcoming third edition of The Art of Sound exhibition in Queensland.

By Brendan Smith / 24 Jul 2013
Sound

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