Into The Music


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with Tommy Vance Producer TONY WILSON

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Producer: Tony Wilson

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This feature explores a creative collaboration between composer, musician and academic Michael Atherton and leading Australian instrument maker, Harry Vatiliotis.

When they met Harry had already made a set of ancient Greek instruments and, with Michael, he has designed and made a set of Egyptian wind, string and percussion instruments informed by line drawings and pieces housed in museums.

What did these ancient musics sound like? How were the instruments tuned?

This conversation follows Harry's progress on a modification to one of Michael's harps, punctuated with the arrival of visitors and hospitable interruptions from Harry's wife Maria and George, the cat.

With recordings made during the Songs of The Wind Festival in The Jenolan Caves, and music from two CDs, ANKH: The Sound of Ancient Egypt, and Melismos.

By Jane Ulman and Russell Stapleton

Musicians: Michael Atherton, Mina Kanaridis and Philip South

Readers: Linda Cropper and Theoni Chryssan

Production by Jane Ulman and Russell Stapleton

Music details

The trio Melismos recorded by the ABC at the Jenolan Caves during the Songs of the Wind Festival.

The trio Melismos recorded at the ABC in Sydney for The Music Show in July 2000:

Hymn to Nemesis

Composer: Michael Atherton



Tecmessa's Lament on the Death of Ajax


Tracks from the CD ANKH: The Sound of Ancient Egypt


Celestial Harmonies 13174-2.

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A recently discovered interview with Louis Armstrong recorded in 1956 and possibly never broadcast at the time is the centrepiece of this feature.

The great jazz musician talks candidly about his career and his efforts to diet, and plays some of his favourite records.

This rare recording is interwoven with interviews with his remaining friends and musicians.

With Louis Armstrong, David Ostwald, George Avakian, Selma Heraldo, Marty Napoleon, Leslie Gotleib, Arvell Shaw and narration by Humphrey Lyttelton.

Produced by Kate Bissell

An All Out Production for the BBC.