Major works by New Zealand composers are unlocked from the RNZ Concert archive and given a new life on air and on the web. The Resound project secures permissions from composers and performers to allow these important historic recordings to be enjoyed once again.
This week on Nashville Babylon Mark features tracks from Bob Dylan, birthday boy Chuck Berry, The Hanging Stars, Patsy Cline and Peter Bruntnell. Plus he drops classics from Muddy Waters and Little Walter to mark the passing of Chess Records founder Phil Chess. Audio
Lesiure, the once mysterious Auckland five-piece that didn't aim to be a band, are now a live entity. Yadana Saw speaks with Jaden Parkes and Josh Fountain about the release of Leisure's self-titled… Video, Audio
English goth-rockers The Mission are returning to NZ as part of their 30th anniversary world tour. Bandleader Wayne Hussey talks to Trevor Reekie from his home in Brazil about their glory years, his… Video, Audio
Julianna Barwick creates one-woman choral soundscapes that sit somewhere in-between ambient Eno and Enya. The Brooklyn NY resident is heading to NZ with her looper and moog synthesisers next week. Video, Audio
You can expect to hear a little BB King, a little Koko Taylor, some Muddy Waters in this afternoon's New Zealand Live. Those are the major musical influences behind what you'll hear today from band of… Video, Audio
Violinist, producer, composer, and orchestrator Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper's career has already run the gamut, from fronting pop band The Exiles, to writing music for the movies. He brings a varied… Video, Audio