Nights for Friday 12 July 2013
7:06 Sonic Tonic
8:06 On The Spot
Impromptu thoughts, perspectives and opinions on either the little or big things of life.
Klezmer music has its roots in the Ashkenazic Jewish communities of Eastern Europe, who brought its lively melodies to the United States, where they melded with new influences like jazz and swing. The sound of Klezmer has since migrated around the world, and a tight-knit band of musicians continues to keep the sound alive in New Zealand. Sam Wicks investigates the enduring appeal of the original shtetl (ghetto) music.
9:06 Country Life
Rural news and features.
10:17 Late Edition
11:06 The Wire - The Wheels of Steel (Part 7 of 8)
The Wire is an multi award-winning Canadian Broadcasting Corporation series looking at the impact of electricity on music. It incorporates interviews, music and sound in an innovative way, creating a unique radio experience that's somewhere between a documentary, a remix and a music show.
A century of tinkering with speeds, mechanisms and materials changed the gramophone incrementally into the turntable. But over the last 50 years – from the early experiments of composer John Cage to the scratching innovations of today's superstar DJs – the turntable has become the nexus for whole new ways of thinking about music. The turntable is explained by the turntablists.