Peter Sculthorpe, the acclaimed Sydney based composer, began composing at the family piano at the age of eight.
From Bathurst Island, 80km north of Darwin, a Eucharist service in the Roman Catholic tradition integrating Aboriginal traditional elements and conventional Catholic liturgical forms.
What's life really like for women in the Islamic world? To what extent is our opinion of them based on Western prejudice? We profile five remarkable women who challenge conventional stereotypes.
This is a personal perspective on the life and music of jazz multi-instrumentalist James Morrison.
Imagine the glottal stops and strange consonant combinations of the Tatar language set to exotic tones and rhythms of African instruments.
An exciting new Compass series hosted by theologian Scott Stephens who talks to high profile Australians about what they think is the meaning of life.
Evelyn Lowah, a respected Torres Strait Islander and born-again Christian, is a popular radio presenter in Cairns in far north Queensland.
Described as a master technician, Ike Isaacs was the dominant guitarist in English jazz until the mid-1970s.
Featuring over 3500 of the state’s most talented singers, dancers and musicians, the Schools Spectacular is a brilliantly choreographed and costumed production on an epic scale.
Produced specifically for upper secondary schools by the ABC's Education Television unit, Artzone features a profile of 9 Australian artists and their work.
Band manager David Powell took the Melbourne rock band Jet from obscurity to ARIA triumph and then onto the international stage.
In 1936 The John Of God Sisters took over ccontrol of the Bungarum Leprosarium for Aboriginals near Derby in WA.
Ernie was the first Indigenous Australian to be appointed a Cabinet Minister in any Parliament in Australia.
In 1937, in the hills of the Musgrave Ranges, the Australian Presbyterian Board of Missions established Ernabella Mission - a small community in the remote far north of South Australia.
A dynamic history of the legendary Warumpi Band who for 20 years told the stories of Indigenous Australia in their lyrics.
Jimmy Webb is considered one of the world's greatest tunesmiths - 'Wichita Lineman', 'By The Time I Get To Phoenix', these are just some of his hits.
Every year, Alice Springs in the Northern Territory comes alive to the sounds of desert reggae, rock and gospel music with the staging of the showcase Indigenous event - the Bush Bands Bash.
Professor Sasha Grishin AM, FAHA, The Sir William Dobell Professor of Art History, Australian National University, writes: Peter Sculthorpe is one of Australia's greatest contemporary composers, w
Presenter, Miriam Corowa hosts Message Stick's 10th birthday celebrations, in a show featuring some of the most memorable moments and inspirational characters from the past ten years.
Born in 1943, composer Ross Edwards went to England to study composition and returned to Australia to work.