21 Jun 2018

Upbeat for Thursday 21 June

From Upbeat, 12:03 pm on 21 June 2018



Today it’s all about technology. New copyright laws may force video giant Youtube to pay musicians billions; and we look at learning music from Amazon’s Alexa.


Alexa Photo: (Photo by Andres Urena from Pexels) https://www.pexels.com/photo/alexa-alexa-talking-amazon-cortana-717235/

1pm Telling stories with Taonga pūoro

Ponguru - Phil Boniface and Alistair Fraser

Ponguru - Phil Boniface and Alistair Fraser Photo: RNZ/Kirsten Johnstone

It’s Matariki this month and Chamber Music New Zealand is marking it with unique performances in some of our Museums. Nga Taonga Puoro player Alistair Fraser and bass player Phil Boniface team up with story teller Rangimoana Taylor for a multi-media experience for families. Alistair and Phil give us a special live performance.

12pm What shapes our musical tastes?

What sounds heavenly to one person might sound like boring noise to another – but why are our musical preferences so different? Is it all down to what we hear growing up, but there may be other key factors at play. The BBC’s Marnie Chesterton explores this with musicians and neuroscientists.

Woman listening via headphones and smartphone

Photo: Kaboompics .com / Pexels


Continuing our series on influential record producers, today it’s John Culshaw, who was with Decca for many years. We hear Brahms piano concerto No. 1 with pianist Clifford Curzon and the London Symphony Orchestra.

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