Sunday, March 20, 2016

Standing Room Only for 03/20/2016

Standing Room Only

Standing Room Only is literally radio with pictures... and arts, theatre, film, comedy, books, dance, entertainment and music – all the things, in other words, that make life worth living.

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Poet Bob Orr

Auckland poet Bob Orr has just won the Lauris Edmond Memorial Award for Poetry - a big pat on the back for his writing that spans five decades. The prize is given biennially in recognition of a distinguished contribution to New Zealand poetry. For 30 years Bob's also worked as a waterman for Ports of Auckland, taking pilots out to vessels from super yachts to tankers. Lynn Freeman asked Bob if he knew the honour was coming his way?
Mar 20, 2016 02:40 pm

Culture jamming. celebrity, and artistic expression

Culture jamming is the practice of subverting an established icon or brand for artistic, political, or comedic reasons. But what happens when it gets co-opted by the very people and institutions that are being made fun of?
Mar 20, 2016 02:25 pm

Pioneer music-store owner Charles Begg

In our occasional series with the website Audio Culture's Simon Grigg, another look back at our musical history. Today Simon Morris asks him about one of the true founding fathers of New Zealand music. In fact, without piano-maker and publisher Charles Begg there might not have been any New Zealand music.
Mar 20, 2016 01:51 pm

Shortland Street producer Maxine Fleming

Maxine Fleming has been creating New Zealand TV drama for more than 20 years - as a writer and a script-editor. She's been associated with the long-running Shortland Street since the hospital-based soap started back in the early 1990s. Until recently she was Shortland Street's Senior Story Editor but now she's taken over as the show's producer. Lynn Freeman talks to Maxine about how the New Zealand TV drama scene has changed since she started out.
Mar 20, 2016 01:35 pm

Director gives Jekyll and Hyde a new twist

Director Leo Gene Peters has taken a novella written in 1886 and given it a new lease of life.
Mar 20, 2016 01:01 pm

New Maori TV series Kairakau

Toa Fraser's film The Dead Lands showcased Maori weaponry and hand to hand combat. Expect to see more in a new ten part Maori TV series, filmed around Rotorua. Kairakau is ambitious,and it's a first - a ten part docu-drama that draws on historic events and oral traditions. The many fight scenes are choreographed by Wetini Mitai-Ngatai who's an expert in Maori weapons - how to make them and how to use them. Lynn Freeman talks to Wetini and series producer Lana Northcroft.
Mar 20, 2016 12:50 pm

NZSO Musical Director Edo de Waart

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra will be tested when Dutch Mahler specialist Maestro Edo de Waart takes up the baton for the first time as its new Music Director. He's about to arrive in New Zealand to conduct his latest charge and Lynn Freeman discovers, he's picked a work that's a true test for any orchestra - Mahler's Symphony Number 3 in D minor.
Mar 20, 2016 12:40 pm

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Tapa artists
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