#1348 Old & New

 

We are ending the year celebrating the people we love.  

From lovers to grandparents we hope you enjoy these stories.

Love Songs

We all know the deep, maddening love of the silver screen too well.  Those characters that laugh, cry, sing, dance and can’t live without their lovers!  But if you’re madly in love in real life, how do you truly express it?  Melbourne poet Izzy Roberts-Orr gives it a go in her poem ‘Love Songs’.

Writer:  Izzy Roberts-Orr

Producer:  Tess Lawley

Other links:  http://towerofwords.wordpress.com/

http://tesslawley.wordpress.com/2013/10/18/read-by-izzy-roberts-orr/

 

Grandpa Gerald

This is a personal account of one woman’s relationship with her grandfather and how it left her reeling when he passed away.  This story reminds of the magic that exists in the world.

Writer:  Katie Groneman

Producer:  Bryce Halliday

Composer/ Sound Design:  Bryce Halliday

 

Yiayia

Award winning performance poet Luka Lesson shares this story about his grandmother.  This story was recorded at the NSW Poetry Slam Final in 2013.

Writer/  Performer:  Luka Lesson

 

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

 

Music Credits: Whole Love by Wilco, Okada_s_Cat_2 by Tim Jenkins

 

Production Manager:  Carly-Ann Keneally

Executive Producer’s:  Giordana Caputo & Belinda Lopez

Feature’s Executive Producer:  Merran Winchester