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Video

Compass - Fly on the Wall Messiah, 2004: The rehearsal

This clip shows conductor Clive Pascoe preparing a large amateur choir to perform Handel's 'Messiah' in Sydney. The choir, made up of women and men of a range of ages, is shown in rehearsal with Pascoe conducting and giving instruction. An interview with two of the choir members completes the clip.

Moving Image

The symphonic sculpture of Pantha du Prince

Discover what happens when you mix computers and live musicians to generate exciting new performances. This clip features the music of Berlin-based musician Pantha du Prince (Hendrik Weber) and his collaboration with The Bell Laboratory from Norway. They combine an experimental approach to computer-generated music with ...

Moving Image

Opera: life without a microphone

Performing opera is one of the most challenging roles a singer can undertake. In this clip from Behind the News, join Kirsty Bennett as she discovers the complexities of opera and the demands it makes on singers' voices.

Moving Image

Masonik: bringing music and video together

Masonik is a group of artists who combine music, electronics and visual imagery to create a range of fascinating artworks. Watch and listen as the group performs an excerpt from its piece 'Xanah' on Radio National TV.

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Crowding the dance floor

Imagine yourself in a crowd. Do you feel part of the crowd or do you feel alone in the crowd? 'Assembly', a collaboration between Chunky Move and Victorian Opera, explores these ideas through dance, choral music and sound. Here you can see aspects of the work, which reflects the ways crowds move and act. The work was devised ...

Teacher resource

Play, wonder, create: drama contexts in early childhood - teacher resource

This resource for teachers provides a series of experiences to introduce students in Foundation to year 2 to drama. Part one is a 'getting started in drama' toolkit with techniques, tools, activities and a start-up lesson that leads students into the creation of a puppet play to explain the mystery of an abandoned bear. ...

Interactive resource

Sonic space: city

Create a soundscape from noises in a city. Explore sounds such as engine noises and sirens. Think about the images and atmosphere suggested by these sounds. Arrange the sounds to make a soundscape. Experiment with order, volume, pauses and repetition. Describe possible uses of your soundscape. This learning object is one ...

Interactive resource

Sonic time: our world

Make a soundtrack for a slide show on wildlife, sailing or traffic. Choose noises for a soundscape to suit the atmosphere of the images. Experiment with order, volume, pace and repetition of the sounds. Plan how to combine the sounds with images for a live audiovisual performance. This learning object is one in a series ...

Interactive resource

Sonic motion: water world

Make a slide show for a big screen to match a soundtrack with a 'water' theme. Choose text and visual effects to suit the atmosphere. Experiment with order, pace, brightness, repetition and contrast of the visual elements. Plan how to combine the images with sounds or music for a live performance. This learning object is ...

Interactive resource

Sonic space: micro

Create your own soundscape from noises in a microscopic view inside human skin. Explore sounds such as a heartbeat and blood flowing. Think about the images and atmosphere suggested by these sounds. Arrange the sounds to make a soundscape. Experiment with order, volume, pauses and repetition. Describe possible uses of your ...

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Sonic space: remote region

Create your own soundscape from noises around a remote roadhouse. Explore sounds such as a road train idling and an eagle calling. Think about the images and atmosphere suggested by these sounds. Arrange the sounds to make a soundscape. Experiment with order, volume, pauses and repetition. Describe possible uses of your ...

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Sonic space: future mall

Create your own soundscape from noises in a futuristic shopping mall. Explore sounds such as synthesised voices and electronic music. Think about the images and atmosphere suggested by these sounds. Arrange the sounds to make a soundscape. Experiment with order, volume, pauses and repetition. Describe possible uses of your ...

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Sonic space: travel

Create your own soundscape from noises in a view from space of Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Explore sounds such as a satellite transmission, gamelan playing and Chinese voices talking. Think about the images and atmosphere suggested by these sounds. Arrange the sounds to make a soundscape. Experiment with order, volume, ...

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Sonic space: home

Create your own soundscape from noises around a family home. Explore sounds such as voices talking and the hum of a washing machine. Think about the images and atmosphere suggested by these sounds. Arrange the sounds to make a soundscape. Experiment with order, volume, pauses and repetition. Describe possible uses of your ...

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Sonic time: fun time

Make a soundtrack for a slide show on seasons, snowboarding or gears. Choose noises for a soundscape to suit the atmosphere of the images. Experiment with order, volume, pace and repetition of the sounds. Plan how to combine the sounds with images for a live audiovisual performance. This learning object is one in a series ...

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Sonic motion: living earth

Make a slide show for a big screen to match a soundtrack with a theme of living things and soil. Choose text and visual effects to suit the atmosphere. Experiment with order, pace, brightness, repetition and contrast of the visual elements. Plan how to combine the images with sounds or music for a live performance. This ...

Video

Moulin Rouge!, 2001: Love

This clip shows Christian, a love-struck writer, stealing a private moment with Satine, a courtesan, on the rooftops of the Moulin Rouge to convince her of the power of love. To counter Satine's belief that she cannot afford to fall in love with him, Christian speaks and sings lines from popular love songs. The lyrics, ...

Video

Banners Held High, 1956: May Day

This colour narrated clip from a 1956 documentary film produced by the Waterside Workers' Federation (WWF) Film Unit focuses on Sydney's May Day celebrations honouring the achievements of workers across the world. It shows men at work, banners being prepared for the May Day march and footage of the march itself, accompanied ...

Audio

'Advance Australia fair', 1927

This is a 1927 recording of four verses of the famous song, 'Advance Australia fair', which later became Australia's national anthem. It was composed by Peter McCormick, who arrived in Australia from Scotland in 1855. This recording was made in London and features a massed choir and grand organ accompaniment.

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Marching at a school assembly in 1925

This is an excerpt from a 1925 silent black-and-white documentary entitled 'The rising generation'. It opens with a scene showing boys playing in a schoolyard. The boys then carry out various marching manoeuvres as their teachers watch, before making way for a schoolboys' marching band.