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Profiles the Australian composer Ross Edwards

Looks at the history of Musica Viva, founded in Sydney in 1945 by Austrian refugee Richard Goldner to promote chamber music in Australia. The program examines the possible future for this unique organization which today also tours international and…

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Profiles the Australian conductor Simone Young and her international career in the male dominated world of conducting

The story of extraordinary muscians who have migrated to Australia.

The burgeoning music festival circuit

Story of "Catwitch", a heavy metal music band; battling unemployment and poverty

Long Bay jail criminally insane and music as part of their rehabilitation.

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The revealing portrait of young musical prodigy Hephzibah Menuhin.

The politics and perils of the mosh pit.

From the bush to the city, Aboriginal people have used country music to tell their stories of life and the struggle for justice. Featuring rare recordings, archival images and first-hand interviews with the singers and songwriters, Buried Country…

Two years in the life of the successful Australian rock band, The Fauves.

Uncle Kiddo Taylor: the extraordinary lives of Indigenous Australians

A portrait of Australia's best known and most successful contemporary opera singer, Yvonne Kenny.

The series combines a selection of regular segments with many one-offs focusing on a variety of disparate subjects, all set within the confines of one of the few remaining groovy independent record retailers in Melbourne, Greville Records. The first…

This aptly named profile of Sydney musician and collector of psychotronic films, Jamie Leonarder, explores the intriguing and little known world of 'outsider' culture. A diversional therapist, who formed a band with the patients, Leonarder likens the…

Vietnam's conservatorium of music during the war (00/01 report); While the battle raged, the orchestra played on(03/04 report)

Witnesses two powerful performance artists, Ningali Lawford and James Luna, using humour & drama to confront the prejudices about indigenous people in Australia and the USA. This is their four day encounter over a satellite video link spanning the…

Naomi Mayers is a very determined woman. She has a generous laugh and a strong spirit which comes from her deep family ties to the old Cummeragunja mission. She's been the CEO of the Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS) in Sydney's Redfern for many…

Mark is an didjeridu player, born from a Yamaji mother and Irish father, a man from two worlds. In this documentary he invites us on tour where he plays in New York with Philip Glass and his return to Australia where he plays at the Yamaji Festival…

The story of Joe Bussard Jnr and his collecting obsession.

Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra


From Mentals to Mambo, aliens to Jesus, the world of Reg Mombassa, artist and rock star comes to life

Cancer patients sing their way to health

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The streets of LA, New York, Miami, and Atlanta are where the urban roots of rap music are found

Music quiz with a rock and roll bent


A celebration of Vivaldi's Four Seasons across the globe

A small band of devotees strive to stage the biggest Elvis Presley festival

Australian migrants recall the glory days of 1970s disco clubs

This film observes the power struggles of an unusual group of musicians where definitions around disability, talent, dysfunction and equality are blown wide open.

About men in a violent South African prison who form a choir to survive and find redemption, then face an even more brutal world outside when they are released.

The making of four classic Australian albums.

Highlights of the Australia Day Concert in Perth


A music quiz show with a rock and roll bent hosted by Julia Zemiro


A competition to find an anthem fo the Soceceroos

A musical about Sydney's Redfern district

Highlights of the multicultural Australia Day concert

A music quiz show with a rock and roll bent hosted by Julia Zemiro


A music quiz show with a rock and roll bent hosted by Julia Zemiro


The story of an Australian journalist who was a rock and roll critic in the 60s and 70s

An account of the uneasy reconciliation of the Australian band The angels

A second series of documentaries about the making of four classic Australian albums.

Follows two journeys of transformation that culminate in the first ever music rock concert at Uluru

The history of the Eurovision song contest and Australia's current push to be allowed in

Australian singers/songwriters perform the songs of Kev Carmody live at Sydney's State Theatre.

A musical quiz show hosted by Julia Zemiro


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