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We have a feature episode of creative audio responses: people making a different kind of noise in response to gendered violence in Australia.
Sydney composer and vocalist, Andrée Greenwell, invited lyric contributions from a number of female Australian writers: Donna Abela, Eunice Andrada, Ali Cobby Eckermann, Alison Croggon, and Candy Royalle. With five other vocalists and eleven musicians, these lyrics evolved into sonic pieces.
There is mention of violence and sexual assault in this episode. If you or anyone you know would like to have a confidential chat with someone about domestic violence, please call the National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence helpline on 1800 737 732 or 1800 RESPECT.
Producer, composer and creative audio: Andrée Greenwell
Dramaturg: Hilary Bell
Engineering, mixes, mastering: David Trumpmanis
Assistant Engineers: Timothy Watt, Tim McArtney
Additional engineering: David Chesworth, Andrée Greenwell
Supervising producer: Allison Chan
Singers: Melanie Horsnell, Elana Stone, Jessica O’Donohue, Louise Nutting and Andrée Greenwell
Voice Over: Bridie Tanner, Tegan Nicholls
Musicians: Alana Blackburn – sopranino and contrabass recorders, Holly Conner – percussion, Louise Horwood – flugelhorn/trumpet, Rose Foster – trombone, Jessica Ling – tuba, Ruth Wells – tenor saxophone, Tristan Routh – guitar, Tonestar Le Ru – noise guitar, Novak Manojlovic – piano, Jessica Dunn – double bass and Holly Conner – drumkit.
Interlude Quotes: Sarah Ferguson, Annabel Crabb, Rosie Batty, Our Watch, Emma Husar, Clementine Ford, Professor Catharine Lumby and Anonymous.
Many people gave of their private and work time to meet in the making of this project and we thank you for that generosity. A special thank you to the women who shared their stories anonymously.
This project has been assisted by the Australia Council for the Arts, Musica Viva Countrywide and Four Winds.
Recorded at Hercules St Studios, Surry Hills.
All The Best credits:
Executive Producer: Allison Chan
Victorian State Coordinator: Bec Fary
Host: Tegan Nicholls
Episode Compiler: Tegan Nicholls
SYN Community Coordinator: Jordan Fennell
Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie
Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay
Image: Katerina Stratos