Upbeat for Monday 4 July 2016
1.00 Path of Miracles
Auckland choir Viva Voce presents British composer Joby Talbot’s stunning choral depiction of the great Camino de Santiago in Spain. Path of Miracles has been described as “an evocative odyssey”, “a musical miracle” and even by one critic as the finest choral work of the 21st century thus far. John Rosser of Viva Voce talks about the physical demands of singing unaccompanied for almost its full 65-minute length.
1.20 Hidden Treasures
Beneath the Sarjeant Gallery lay thousands of hidden treasures, from archives, to toys and painting. Jennifer Taylor Moore from the Whanganui based gallery takes us on a treasure hunt to discover works dating back to the 16th century.
1.40 Nomadic novelist
Self-confessed couch surfer French writer Nicolas Fargues as spent the last six months getting inspiration from our shores. The Randell Cottage resident explains how New Zealand is very different from anywhere else he’s been, what that means for his craft, and why he wants to come back.