Apologies for cross-posting.
Latest programme proposal forms attached.
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copies if they don't go through.
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From: "NewProgrammes" <NewProgrammes(a)radionz.co.nz>
Sent: Monday, May 31, 2004 1:17 PM
Subject: Programme Commisisoning Information
Major commissioning round
Programme proposals are sought by Monday 14th June for the next major
commissioning round run by Radio New Zealand. Please see the attached
guidelines if you are interested in submitting a proposal.
Group Manager Spoken Features
Radio New Zealand
PO Box 123 Wellington
Ph (64) 4 474 1729
Ph 0274 578 438
Fax (64) 4 474 1731
Hi and apologies for the bulk mail-out,
Many of you will already be familiar with RPM, a weekly feature that Matthew Leonard has been producing for National Radio since December 2001. The future of this pioneering programme is now in question.
Revolutions per Minute is a 54 minute program on National Radio that presents New Zealand and international acoustic features and documentaries exploring a variety of compositional, vocal and acoustic techniques and narrative frameworks. Integral to RPM's style is its use of sound (rather than narration) as the primary dramatic device to deliver a story. It is also especially interested in safeguarding the tradition of long-form (over 30 minute) feature and documentary works.
The current series of RPM is scheduled to run until June 6th when it will reach episode 100. After that date, the programme's future in uncertain and it currently seems unlikely that Leonard's contract (which finished on April 30) will be renewed to work on this series.
The loss of RPM would be a particularly tragic loss to the Pacific region, especially after Australia's ABC recently axed their award-winning programme, The Listening Room. Like RPM, The Listening Room provided a unique forum for all composers, musicians, writers, producers and listeners interested in exploring the art of radio in unique and innovative ways
To help ensure its continuation, the decision-makers at National Radio need to hear just how important a forum RPM has become and what a mistake it would be to cancel this show, just as it was really becoming established.
If you have been considering making a submission for RPM, now is the time to approach RNZ in July as part of their formal program commissioning process. Attached are some forms which relate to this FYI. This should clearly demonstrate to National Radio the need for a program like RPM to handle this type of material. Very few of the many excellent programmes that have already played on RPM National Radio would have otherwise had an outlet on National Radio.
If you have already had material broadcast on RPM, or have simply enjoyed listening, then National Radio also needs to receive feedback on how important this has been to you. As well at entertainment, RPM has provided inspiration and a vital learning tool for artists, musicians and teachers. Most importantly, it has opened a sonic window to all listeners, offering new perspectives on the world around us through the medium of sound.
At this point, it is also worth considering the importance of a programme that uses sound so strategically being heard in stereo. Although National Radio has improved its quality by becoming mostly available on FM, it still broadcasts in mono. Bearing that in mind, a programme like RPM could be better suited for Radio NZ's other network, Concert FM. Concert FM does a great job at acknowledging contemporary and experimental music with its Sound Lounge and Brave New World programmes but could extend this further into the territory of the sound arts. Even a more marginal timeslot would be worth considering - Deutschland Radio's Acoustic Arts programme plays late at night but still draws a huge audience of dedicated listeners.
People to communicate your compliments, concerns and suggestions to include Matthew Leonard, Peter Cavanagh (Radio NZ CEO), Paul Bushnell (General Manager Spoken Features) and Kate Mead (Concert FM Production Manager). They can be contacted at the following email addresses:
You can also communicate confidentially with Leonard at tauiwi(a)slingshot.co.nz
For postal correspondence, the above people can be reached at:
Radio New Zealand
PO Box 123, Wellington
Or you can be put through to them from the Wellington switchboard on (04) 474 1999 or via (09) 367 9300 in Auckland by choosing programme enquiries.
Please forward this email to people you know who are interested in the future of the acoustic arts and radiophonic production in Australasia.
Hello, This is a preliminary shout out for an exhibition/event scheduled for
August 13th of this year.
IN-HABIT-AT is a many media exhibition set to take place in Wanganui at the
Olde Firestation. We are are incorporating all forms of art in the folds of
this cinematic heritage building and are looking to include experimental
music/performance from around NZ as part of the opening event. Please send
expressions of interest to frog at: fraugg(a)octapod.org. thank you!!!
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> cheers to you adam
> This is also Luke Duncalfe. He is developing the back end - and many
> thanks to him for this. Luke is in the process of creating an
> uploading form for events and news at this very moment! The launch
> will coincide with alt.music.3, an Artspace experimental music
> festival being co-curated by a bunch of sound artists in Auckland
> for the first 2 weeks of July. Will send press release as soon as it
> is ready. and just to let people know... The profile submit form is
> very easy and can be edited at any time and the events this week are:
> ~~~~FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT TO...RENT PARTY~~~~
> WHAT? RENT PARTY - raw blues, boogie, spirituals,
> WHO? Tom Rodwell (guitar/vox/stompbox),
> Blind Joe Pineapple (bass/beard)
> and SHADOW (harmonica).
> London Bar, Civic Tavern, Queen St, AK
> WHEN? THIS THURSDAY!
> 20th May.
> WHAT TIME?
> 8pm - late....i.e. ALL NiTE LONG
> HOW MUCH? It's free, for you, for a limited time only.
> WHY? Drinking, dancing, guitar mangling.
> ENQUIRIES: Tom Rodwell, 021 1890 770, rodt(a)ihug.co.nz
> > just wanted to say that zoes site looks great...when will it be live zoe?
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cheers to you adam
This is also Luke Duncalfe. He is developing the back end - and many thanks
to him for this. Luke is in the process of creating an uploading form for
events and news at this very moment!
The launch will coincide with alt.music.3, an Artspace experimental music
festival being co-curated by a bunch of sound artists in Auckland for the
first 2 weeks of July.
Will send press release as soon as it is ready.
and just to let people know... The profile submit form is very easy and can
be edited at any time
and the events this week are:
~~~~FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT TO...RENT PARTY~~~~
WHAT? RENT PARTY - raw blues, boogie, spirituals,
WHO? Tom Rodwell (guitar/vox/stompbox),
Blind Joe Pineapple (bass/beard)
and SHADOW (harmonica).
London Bar, Civic Tavern, Queen St, AK
WHEN? THIS THURSDAY!
8pm - late....i.e. ALL NiTE LONG
HOW MUCH? It's free, for you, for a limited time only.
WHY? Drinking, dancing, guitar mangling.
ENQUIRIES: Tom Rodwell, 021 1890 770, rodt(a)ihug.co.nz
> just wanted to say that zoes site looks great...when will it be live zoe?
> Adam Hyde
> r a d i o q u a l i a
> Free as in 'media'
> The Streaming Suitcase
> Streaming Media Consultant
> email : adam(a)xs4all.nl
> phone : + 371 938 6752 (Latvia)
> email to sms : eseter(a)sms.lmt.lv
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The site is not public yet!
Once profile is submitted, an email will be sent to confirm.
The site will be publicly launched with alt.music.3, an experimental music
festival in Auckland, early July.
(more to come later)
It would be good to have practitioner input long before that though.
Please send this on to any others who might be interested in putting their
details into the database.
Feel free to send any critique or suggestions
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Creative Industries Research Centre, Wintec
Are you an energetic person with a can do¹ attitude?
Are you able to juggle many tasks at once and still retain a smile?
Do you want to help drive the development of the creative industries in New
The Creative Industries Research Centre is a new Wintec initiative that
develops research projects, public dialogue, and creative partnerships
between researchers and business, government, industry and community arts
organisations. Situated in the Department of Media Arts, the research centre
works across all areas of the Creative Industries, including Visual Arts,
Design, Film, Music and Communication.
We need someone with a high standard of computer literacy, strong
organisational and communication skills, and considerable ability to balance
a range of different tasks at the same time with creative flair.
This role combines project administration, communication, and business
support duties to support the Director in ensuring the smooth and efficient
operation of Centre. You must be comfortable working with people at all
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This is a fixed term position for 6 months.
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Applications close on Friday 21st May 2004.
Please contact Human Resources if you require more information:
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>From Tony Schirato
In the first half of 2004, New Zealand galleries featured several prominent shows of contemporary Asian art, notably "Mediarena: Contemporary Art from Japan" (Govett Brewster Art Gallery), "FRUiTS: Tokyo Street Style" (The Dowse) and "Concrete Horizons: Contemporary Art from China" (Adam Art Gallery). The exhibitions comprised artworks in a range of media, including photography, installation, sculpture, video, performance and new media. As a response to these exhibitions, the new editorial collective of the New Zealand Journal of Media Studies invites articles that critically reflect on these shows and both the dialogues they have generated and the wider contexts that have produced or inform them. Papers are invited on a range of topics relevant to media studies, media arts and the region, gathered under the issue title ''Asian' Media Arts Practice in/and New Zealand Aotearoa', to be edited by Melanie Swalwell, Verica Rupar and Tony Schirato. Possible topics include, bu!
t are not limited to:
New media and cultural difference
The reception of new media art
Identity and in-betweenness
Diasporic communities and new media
New media and the local/global
New Media and the field of art
Short articles (of 3,000 words) and longer articles (of up to 7000 words) are now invited. The MLA style referencing system should be used for submitted articles. Articles will be peer reviewed and published in a special themed issue of the soon to be relaunched New Zealand Journal of Media Studies.
Articles are due by Friday 1st October. Please direct submissions to the editor, Tony Schirato: tony.schirato(a)vuw.ac.nz. If posting hard copy, please include a disk with an electronic version. Send to: The Editor, NZ Journal of Media Studies, Media Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, P.O. Box 600, Wellington, New Zealand.
Papers on wider media topics and issues are also invited for a general issue of the journal, which will be published in 2005.
Guest editor for the big idea (temporary)
We are looking for a web-savvy guest editor to deliver the editorial duties
for www.thebigidea.co.nz from the week beginning June 28th through until
July 14th. The role requires uploading a mix of editorial and informational
material. Someone interested in digital community and familiar with our site
would be good. The position will be based at the CNZ office in High St,
The role requires someone with the following skills:
* Arts journalism experience
* Web administration (preferable but not essential)
* Knowledge of New Zealand's creative sector
* Competent keyboard skills
The workload is for around 25 hours per week.
There will be around 5 hours training (paid) required in the week beginning
Approximately 80 hours in total.
Please send CV, covering letter and work samples to:
the big idea
C/- Creative New Zealand
PO Box 1425
Or email editor(a)tbi.co.nz
Closing date May 28th 2004