8:15 Daniela Schiller

Dr Daniela Schiller is assistant professor of psychiatry and neuroscience, and director of the Schiller Laboratory of Affective Neuroscience, at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Her work is dramatically reassessing how human memory works at the most fundamental level. She also plays drums and provides backup vocals for The Amygdaloids, a rock band composed of New York City neuroscientists.

9:05 Geoff Murphy and Graeme Cowley

Geoff Murphy was a founding member of the traveling musical collective BLERTA. He went on to direct a number of New Zealand movies in the late 1970s and early 1980s (including Wild Man, Goodbye Pork Pie, The Quiet Earth), then worked in Hollywood on big-budget films (Young Guns II, Freejack) before returning to New Zealand as second unit director on the Lord of the Rings trilogy. With cinematographer and producer Graeme Cowley, he has overseen a restored and digitally remastered cut of his 1983 movie, Utu, set during the New Zealand land wars of the 1870s. Utu Redux will receive its world premiere screenings at the 2013 New Zealand International Film Festival.


9:45 Art with Mary Kisler

Mary Kisler is the Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, International Art, at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. She will discuss the gallery’s exhibition, California Design: 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way, organised by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Images under discussion are available for view by clicking on the Art on Saturday Morning link at the right of this web page.

10:05 Playing Favourites with Brian Foster and Jack Liebeck

Professor Brian Foster is European Director at CERN, and Jack Liebeck is a violinist and Young British Performer of the Year. The Royal Society of New Zealand and Chamber Music New Zealand have collaborated to bring them to New Zealand to present Einstein’s Universe, a talk and recital which links Einstein’s love of music with science. Brian talks about modern physics from Einstein’s Theory of Relativity to the Large Hadron Collider, interspersed with solo pieces from Jack, followed by a chamber music concert featuring members of the NZSO. Einstein’s Universe has visited Hamilton, Napier and Palmerston North, and will play in Auckland, Wellington, New Plymouth, Nelson, Christchurch, Dunedin and Invercargill between 22 and 31 July.

11:05 Paul Jenden

Paul Jenden is a playwright, choreographer and director. His latest production, C – A Musical, with music by Gareth Farr, uses his ongoing treatment for leukemia as a stepping off point for a show that celebrates the human spirit and the triumph of laughter over fear. It is currently playing at Circa Theatre, Wellington (to 3 August).

11:45 Children’s Books with Kate De Goldi

New Zealand writer Kate De Goldi is the author of many books, including The 10pm Question and The ACB with Honora Lee. She talks about the adaptation of the Ernest & Célestine stories into a new French film at the 2013 New Zealand International Film Festival, and discusses two “making” books:
Recipes for Play: Fun Ideas for Small Hands and Big Imaginations, by Rachel Sumner and Ruth Mitchener (Penguin, ISBN: 978-0-14356-896-4); and
Wearable Wonders, by Fifi Colston (Scholastic, ISBN: 978-1-77543-158-9).


Music played during the programme

Details of tracks and artists will be listed on the Playlist section of this page shortly following broadcast.


Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Dominic Godfrey
Auckland engineer: Jeremy Ansell

Music played in this show


The Amygdaloids: Mind Over Matter
From the 2010 album: Theory of My Mind
(+1 Records)
Played at around 8:55

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, conducted by William Southgate: Theme From Utu
From the 1983 soundtrack album: Utu
(Label X / EMI)
Played at around 9:05

Rangi Dawes (chant), with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, conducted by William Southgate: Death of Te Wheke (Lament) and Finale
From the 1983 soundtrack album: Utu
(Label X / EMI)
Played at around 9:45

Gareth Farr: Cancer is a Musical
From the theatre production: C – A Musical
Played at around 11:05

Jackie Clarke (vocals) and Sue Alexander (piano): Lock the Door
From the theatre production: C – A Musical
Played at around 11:05

Playing Favourites with Jack Liebeck and Brian Foster

Jack Liebeck: Sarabande from the 2nd Partita in D Minor, BWV1004 by J.S. Bach
Live in the Wellington studio of Radio New Zealand
Played at around 10:05

Chet Baker: My Funny Valentine
The 1966 recording from the 1996 compilation album: Let’s Get Lost
(Pacific Jazz)
Played at around 10:20

Alfred Brendel: Allegro Assai, first movement of Piano Sonata No 23 in F minor op57, Appassionata
From the 1995 album: Beethoven Piano Sonatas
Played at around 10:40

Miles Davis: So What
From the 1959 album: Kind of Blue
Played at around 10:50