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MUSICA VIVA'S NEW CHAMBER MUSIC PODCAST LANDS

 

Hosted by Artistic Director Paul Kildea, the Chamber of Musical Curiosities is a chamber music podcast exploring the world in and around Musica Viva Australia. When brainstorming names for this new audio venture, the image that came most vividly to Kildea’s mind was that of a Wunderkammer. Also known as ‘cabinets of curiosities’, these rooms emerged in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, filled with exotic objects: antlers, claws, stuffed birds, artworks plundered from many different lands, a skeleton playing the violin. It is also a pretty neat way of describing a chamber music concert – a chamber of marvels.

This season features an eclectic range of guests in conversation with Paul Kildea, as both parties reflect upon creativity, their careers, and their passion for chamber music. Australian academic and musicologist Malcolm Gillies, violinist Wilma Smith, writer and broadcaster Jane Caro, and actor and theatre director John Bell all feature. 

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The Chamber of Musical Curiosities: Ep 9

Podcast / 1 Jun 2021

In this instalment of the podcast, Paul Kildea has a lively conversation with percussionist and curator Claire Edwardes. The dialogue starts with Claire Edwardes’ kaleidoscopic background and how calling Claire just a ‘percussionist’ does her no justice. She talks about ...


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The Chamber of Musical Curiosities: Ep 8

Podcast / 21 Apr 2021

Paul Kildea and Nicolas Fleury talk all things French Horn ahead of Fleury's upcoming Australian performances.

In this edition of the podcast, Paul Kildea sits down with French-born, Australian-based French Horn player, Nicolas Fleury. During the episode, the pair discuss some of the most iconic pieces played on the horn. Nicolas explains some of the most ...


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The Chamber of Musical Curiosities: Ep 7

Podcast / 7 Apr 2021

Paul speaks with violinist Harry Ward ahead of his appearances on our upcoming concert tour with Konstantin Shamray and the ANAM orchestra.

In episode seven of the podcast, Artistic Director Paul Kildea chats with violinist, composer, and Musica Viva FutureMaker Harry Ward. Their wide-ranging conversation begins with a discussion of Harry's exciting new arrangement of Mahler’s Piano Quartet, which will be debuted ...


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The Chamber of Musical Curiosities: Ep 6

Podcast / 26 Feb 2021

Alice Humphries and Paul Kildea: Creativity and pushing boundaries

In our sixth instalment of The Chamber of Musical Curiosities podcast, Paul Kildea is joined by contemporary classical, jazz and experimental composer, Alice Humphries. This insightful conversation touches on Alice's early years and her love for a wide range of ...


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The Chamber of Musical Curiosities Podcast: Ep 5

Podcast / 4 Feb 2021

The anatomy of a duet.

In this episode of the Chamber of Musical Curiosities, Artistic Director Paul Kildea talks with the Australian artist Genevieve Lacey. As he eloquently notes in the introduction, to simply refer to Genevieve as ‘a recorder player, is missing the point’, ...


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The Chamber of Musical Curiosities Podcast: Ep 4

Podcast / 11 Jan 2021

A not so linear path.

In the fourth episode of the podcast social commentator, broadcaster, author and lecturer, Jane Caro and Paul discuss the not so linear path of her career and beginnings in advertising, identifying as an out, loud and proud feminist, miming the ...


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The Chamber of Musical Curiosities Podcast: Ep 3

Podcast / 9 Dec 2020

In the third episode of the Chamber of Musical Curiosities podcast, Paul Kildea is joined by actor, producer, director and author John Bell.

In the third episode of the Chamber of Musical Curiosities podcast, Paul Kildea is joined by actor, producer, director and author John Bell, known for his influence on the development of Australian theatre through the 20th century. Together they reminisce ...


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The Chamber of Musical Curiosities Podcast: Ep 2

Podcast / 9 Nov 2020

In the second episode, Artistic Director Paul Kildea is in conversation with Musica Viva’s own Artistic Director of Competitions, Wilma Smith.

In the second episode of the podcast, Artistic Director Paul Kildea is in conversation with Musica Viva’s own Artistic Director of Competitions, Wilma Smith. Together they discuss Wilma’s musical journey from New Zealand to the United States, her subsequent studies ...


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The Chamber of Musical Curiosities Podcast: Ep 1

Podcast / 16 Oct 2020

In first episode of the podcast, Paul Kildea speaks with Australian linguist and musicologist, Malcolm Gillies.

We are thrilled to share the first episode of our podcast, the Chamber of Musical Curiosities, hosted by Artistic Director Paul Kildea. For our first episode, join Musica Viva’s Artistic Director Paul Kildea in conversation with leading Australian academic and ...


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