#1344 XOXO

 

‘Love’ has been the inspiration of great works since the beginning of time.

Join us for stories of Love.

XOXO

Love Sick

They met.  They fell in love.

As life together grew and time went on Tobhi and Dan began to think about marriage.  But the final steps to getting engaged were not quite what they expected.

Producer:  Kate Montague

Music Credits:  Careful Diagrams by Cameron Emerson-Elliott, Imaginary Friend by johnny_ripper, Under Glass by Cameron Emerson-Elliott, Ice Machines by Cameron Emerson-Elliott, How do I say goodbye by Cameron Emerson-Elliott.

Other links:  narrative.ly/survivors/tobhi-an…mperfect-proposal/

 

The Face of the One you Love:  Side A/ Side B

Side A/Side B was devised as a ten-minute tandem poetry meditation created by Sydney composer Tom Hogan and Brisbane poet Eleanor Jackson.

It was designed to be experienced by two people at the same time.   Side A/Side B asks that you take a seat, choose a side and conjure up the face of the one you love.

The installation originally sat two participants opposite each other, with “degradable sound” (tape or vinyl) on headphones. The two meditations are structured to move listeners through three distinct movements, using language and sound to create a hypnotic, contemplative place of love and loss.

Tom Hogan is a Sydney-based sound artist, composing for theatre and digital works. Eleanor Jackson is a Filipino Australian poet, performer, arts producer and radio broadcaster.

Writer/ Performer:  Eleanor Jackson

Composer/ Sound Designer:  Tom Hogan

Producer:  Tom Hogan

Technical Producer:  Rick O’Neil

Other links:  http://tomhogan.bandcamp.com/album/side-a-side-b

 

Picture Credit:  Camdiluv

Music Credits:  Love Cats by The Cure, Magnetic by The Bus Vipers

 

Production Manager:  Carly-Ann Keneally

Executive Producer’s:  Giordana Caputo & Belinda Lopez

Feature’s Executive Producer:  Merran Winchester

#1343 At Your Service

Psychopathic bosses, jobs from hell, call centre nightmares…

Welcome to ‘At Your Service’.

 

Fred/ Jack 

For many of us, we think about ways that we could make improvements to our little corner of the world.   This is a story about a real council in Sydney, a real swimming pool and one man’s quest to take on the “big guys” and shake things up in his area.  After 18 months of campaigning and over 100 letters, Jack shares his story.

Writer: James Tsonis & Courtney Payne

Producer & Sound Designer:  Courtney Payne

Supervising Producer:  Merran Winchester

Voice Actors: Janice Baker & Bill Baker & James Tsonis

Music Credits:  After You’ve Gone by St Louis Swing Band, Honeysuckle Rose by Django Reinhardt

 

Go-Pher It!

After sweating away at her Law degree for 5 years, Farz Edraki answered an ad to join a law firm and begin her new career.   However, the job didn’t quite live up to her expectations.

Producer:  Farz Edraki

Supervising Producer:  Merran Winchester

Voice Actors:  Adelaide Rief & Paul Rands
Music credits: Wha’d Ja Do To Me by The Boswell Sisters

 

Jobs from Hell

Who would have thought astronomy was a dangerous job? Or that you were risking your life in computer support?  This is the story of how a glamorous job turned into a nightmare with a boss who was a psychopath.

Producer:  Ian Woolf

Supervising Producer:  Kate Montague

Sound Design:  Ian Woolf & Bryce Halliday

Original Composition:  Bryce Halliday

 

Picture Credit:  Ian Woolf

Music Credit:  Wherever We Go by Blue Canoe Records

 

Production Manager:  Carly-Ann Keneally

Executive Producer’s:  Giordana Caputo & Belinda Lopez

Feature’s Executive Producer:  Merran Winchester

# 1342 Spooked?!

 

‘Beware.  Something dark is lurking at the end of this hall….’

 A Japanese Ghost Story

It was meant to be a relaxing trip to an old Japanese resort, but something happened that changed Meiko for good.  Her daughter Satsuki explains why Meiko sleeps with the lights on.

Producer:  Pip Rasmussen.

Music Credits:  Ribs by Tim Fitz, Into The Deep by Øystein Jørgensen & Tolubai, Soul Rail by Myuu, Void Essence – Dark Ambience by Sean Beeson

 

Paranormal Activity

Psychic, shaman death walker, psychopomp, mediator, counsellor – these are just some of the words Janine Donnellan uses to describe her work. She makes house calls to people who believe they are being spooked by a ghost, acting as an intermediary between the physical and spiritual worlds. Jessica Bineth met up with Janine to find out more about her gift and her work, and picked up a few scary stories along the way.

Producer:  Jessica Bineth

Music Credits:  Ghostbusters Theme Song by Ray Parker Jnr

Other links:   http://soulsearchers.spheresoflight.com.au/index.php?page=main

 

Saint Francis of a See-Saw

A journey into the mind and repressed memories of a man seeking to explain his desire to hurt animals.

Producer/ storyteller:  Tug Dumbly

* This story contains adult themes

 

Picture Credit:  www.emmanueljespers.com

 

Production Manager:  Carly-Ann Keneally

Executive Producer’s:  Giordana Caputo & Belinda Lopez

Feature’s Executive Producer:  Merran Winchester

#1341 Slammin’- Pt. 2

 

A hungry crowd, passionate poets, and a night of lyricism.

Welcome to Slammin’ Part 2.

 

The NSW finalists graced the stage at the Wharf Theatre to battle it out for their chance to go on to the National Poetry Slam Final and win prizes and prestige to support their career.  Slammin’ Part 2 brings you highlights from the second half of the evening.

With only 2 poets going through to the National Final, the competition was fierce and ended in a slam-off and less a point seperating the finalists.

So who went on to the National Final…?

Poets (in order of performance):

  • Robyn Sykes
  • Nancy Loukah
  • Ahmad Al Rady
  • Gillian Swain
  • Thomas Hill
  • Mark Robertson
  • Dave Carter
  • Jools Dobbs
  • Jesse Brand

 

Picture Credit:  Carla de Souza

Music Credit:  Original Composition by Nigel Date & Cameron Jones

 

Production Manager:  Carly-Ann Keneally

Executive Producer’s:  Giordana Caputo & Belinda Lopez

Feature’s Executive Producer:  Merran Winchester

#1340 Slammin’ – Pt.1

Welcome to the NSW Poetry Slam Final!

Poets from all over NSW came together to battle it out to make it into the national finals and be crowned champion slam poet of 2013.

Luka Lesson MC’d the night and the Wharf Theatre in The Rocks was packed to capacity.

The Word Travels Festival and the poets put on a great show, marvelling and entertaining the audience with their use of language and unique styles of storytelling.

All the Best was there to bring you the performances of the NSW slam poets.

 

Poets (in order of performance):

  • David Hallett
  • Marie Mcmillan
  • Sandy Holmes
  • Eiman Al Ubudy
  • Jo Wilson-Ridley
  • Pranishka Nayagar
  • Zohab Khan
  • Michael Lister
  • Lachlan Bray
  • Rachel Calleja

 

Picture Credit: Ghostboy- Word Travels

Music Credits:  Eye of the Tiger by Survivor, Original Composition by Nigel Date & Cameron Jones

 

Production Manager:  Carly-Ann Keneally

Executive Producer’s:  Giordana Caputo & Belinda Lopez

Feature’s Executive Producer:  Merran Winchester