Ep 73: Sound Series 1 – James Woods and Nick Ascroft

This is the first of our ten-part Sound Series where I talk to writers and artists about their work in relation to sounds they have chosen.

In this episode I talk to James Woods and Nick Ascroft.

James chose Neon Cross by Drunk with Power, which he wrote and recorded. You can listen to here on Spotify

Nick chose Dunedin Spleen by The Verlaines and you can listen and buy this song on Bandcamp

Exercise:

We talk quite a lot about rhyme in this discussion.

So, the exercise is simply this – turn on your recorder, say the line:

‘I listened to a band called Flipper’

And see how long you can go rhyming words with ‘Flipper’. Don’t forget about half-rhymes and don’t be afraid to change the end sound completely if it feels right. The idea is to try and keep composing for 2 minutes.

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Ep 105: Elements 19 – Character. Rachel O‘Neill talks to Pip Adam about Andrea Arnold‘s film Milk. Better off Read

In the first episode in the Person/Character season of Elements, I talk to Rachel O'Neill about character and how it relates to their writing. We use Andrea Arnold's film Milk as a starting point for this discussion. CW: Please be aware that Milk contains the death of a baby and deals with the grief resulting from this. Here's a link where you can watch Andrea Arnold's film Milk Here's a link to Rachel's blog Here's a link to Rachel's Instagram
  1. Ep 105: Elements 19 – Character. Rachel O‘Neill talks to Pip Adam about Andrea Arnold‘s film Milk.
  2. Ep 104: Elements 18 – Point. Kirsten McDougall talks to Pip Adam about first-person perspective.
  3. Ep 103: Elements 17 – Point. Ebony Lamb talks to Pip Adam about a self-portrait photographed by Ebony Lamb.
  4. Ep 102: Elements 16 – Point. Cassie Hart talks to Pip Adam about Butcherbird by Cassie Hart.
  5. Ep 101: Elements 15 – Point. Emma Hislop talks to Pip Adam about Daisy Johnson's short story 'The Hunt'.

Made with the support of Creative New Zealand Toi Aotearoa

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