Imagine everything that annoys you about modern-day life - now set that to music and let a choir belt out just why life in the 21st century is such a royal pain. Finnish artists Tellervo and Oliver Kalleinen did just that; took those everyday complaints and set up the very first Complaints Choir.
The story of Baroness Pannonica Rothschild, a daughter of the famous European banking family, who became a great patron of jazz musicians in NYC in the 1940s, '50s and '60s.
Looks at the life and career of influential Gipsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt, co-founder, with Stephane Grapelli, of the Quintette du Hot Club de France and billed the 'three-fingered lightning' due to the fact he could only use three fingers on his left hand after a fire accident.
Part three of the unique music documentary series, Great Australian Albums. Hunters & Collectors formed in Melbourne in 1981, in the post-punk Melbourne scene surrounding the Crystal Ballroom. The group was an immediate success and they soon migrated to London. However, the core of the band believed their future was in Australia, and decided to return. A dedication to touring and a desire to explore the ethos of Australian suburbia gave the group a direction that would make them one of the most successful Australian bands of the 1980s.
The final part of the unique music documentary series, Great Australian Albums. Powderfinger released Odyssey Number Five in 2000. The Brisbane group had formed in the late 1980s, on the fringe of the alternative rock scene. Powderfinger took their name from a Neil Young song and they replicated Young's style of classic rock with an edge.
Nick Cave is Australia's pre-eminent lyricist. The group the Bad Seeds was formed in the early 1980s in Europe around the core team of Cave and his musical director Mick Harvey. The make-up of the group has gradually evolved over time. This evolution of band members has been a constant dynamic in Cave's musical career.
The background of the punk era, from its anarchic beginnings in the litter-stacked back streets of London in the 70s, is traced in this uncut, unseen and unbelievable film by Julien Temple, charting the rise and fall of the band, the Sex Pistols.
Pianist Lang Lang takes us on a journey through his homeland, playing both the traditional and contemporary music of China. This special discovers the unexplored richness of Chinese music, and how Lang Lang incorporates it into his own cosmopolitan view of music.
The ten successful young singers spend three weeks in the Theatre de Caen, home of Les Arts Florissants.
A behind-the-scenes music documentary that reveals the messy, all-too human face of the low-budget music scene in stark contrast to the perceived glamour of an internationally touring rock band. Raised on a chicken farm in rural Nambour, on Australia's northeast coast, front men Geoff and Ben Corbett sought their artistic beginnings in the 80s, dabbling in punk and performance art. They milked their North Queensland roots relentlessly for its inbred, bigoted imagery, filtered through wicked wit and self-deprecation.
Master of Baroque music William Christie auditions young singers for his Baroque music academy, Le Jardin des Voix, an off-shoot of his world-famous ensemble Les Arts Florissants.
A documentary chronicling the private life and public career of Joan Baez. Includes interviews with friends and collaborators such as Bob Dylan, David Crosby, Roger McGuinn and Jesse Jackson.
All new episodes of Great Australian Albums, the documentary series which examines the all-time classic Australian albums. Unlike any Australian music documentary before it, Great Australian Albums dives headfirst into the creative process, to uncover the creative goals set by the artists themselves, and reveals how four different bands went on to create four iconic Australian albums. 16 Lovers Lane is, as violinist Amanda Brown says "an album that encapsulates all the stages of love". The sixth album by the Go-Betweens was recorded in 1988 after the group had spent seven years in Europe.
On her way to New York in 1959, a young Australian journalist Lillian Roxon, who'd grown up as an impressionable teenager in the town of Brisbane awash with American servicemen, stopped in Hawaii to interview Colonel Tom Parker. Symbolically this would mark the beginning of Lillian's passion for rock'n'roll.
The Saints' single "(I'm) Stranded" burst out of Brisbane, Australia in 1976 as one of the landmark recordings in the punk rock revolution that changed music forever. In the mid-1970s, Queensland was under the thumb of a corrupt, politically repressive government, and the number one enemy of the state was youth.
A musical journey to Jamaica's Golden Age of music, Rocksteady. The film features the music and stories of the legendary singers and musicians of the Rocksteady era.
This is a cinematic and aesthetically high-quality homage to one of the greatest violin virtuosos of this decade. Charting the American star violinist Joshua Bell's rise to success, and using his music to explore the man behind the phenomenon, this revealing one-hour special unveils intimate insights into rehearsals coupled with unique, high-quality live recordings from concerts. Pieces featured are from Bell's extensive and individualised repertoire.
The Triffids were hailed by the British music media as "one of the most influential and important bands to come from Australia", and their 1985 album Born Sandy Devotional, is the basis of their legacy.
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