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Travelling Tunes

Ethnomusicologist Dr Kirsten Zemke leads us around the world on a new musical exploration each week. Thanks to Citroën. 🚗

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: February 9, 2018

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: February 9, 2018 Kirsten Zemke: February 9, 2018, 29 MB
Fri 9 Feb 2018

Who knew sonorous metal could bend so sensuous? Well... Dr. Kirsten did. Here to tell us all about the overtones, mufflings, vibrations and beaters of the humble (?) triangle, it's bFM's resident ethnomusicologist. Lucky.

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: February 2, 2018

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: February 2, 2018 Kirsten Zemke: February 2, 2018, 27.23 MB
Fri 2 Feb 2018

The master, the big-dog, the o.g. collectable - the Fender Stratocaster. From garage to virtuoso shredding, Dr. Zemke runs through the headstocks, humbucks and hardtails of the guitar of choice for everyone from Hendrix to Townshend to yr Da.

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: January 19, 2018

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: January 19, 2018 Kirsten Zemke: January 19, 2018, 28.19 MB
Fri 19 Jan 2018

Dr. Kirsten brings in a stellar line-up of tunes that feature the mighty conga(s). Descriptions get technical, Mike gets enthusiastic and the tracks ...oh, the tracks. Just have a listen, will you?

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: December 22, 2017

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: December 22, 2017 Kirsten Zemke: December 22, 2017, 26.19 MB
Fri 22 Dec 2017

Welcome to the good doctor's final spin for 2017 - that's right, it's Travelling Tunes: Mouth Harp Edition. And you lot thought the puns were bad before... 

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: December 15, 2017

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: December 15, 2017 Kirsten Zemke: December 15, 2017, 19.94 MB
Fri 15 Dec 2017

If the lower members of the woodwind family all sound a bit like a family of jazzy ducks, then the clarinet is probably the derpy uncle. Makes sense, no? Guess you'll just have to listen (in between the noise of bands tuning up for 95bFM Breakfast Club).

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: December 8, 2017

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: December 8, 2017 Kirsten Zemke: December 8, 2017, 32.9 MB
Fri 8 Dec 2017

Whether they be toothless or teeth intact, high quality metal or low, Dr. Zemke's here (with guest!) to teach us all about the musical saw.

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: December 1, 2017

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: December 1, 2017 Kirsten Zemke: December 1, 2017, 26.54 MB
Fri 1 Dec 2017

The koto, a traditional Japanese string instrument, lives everywhere from recurring anime trope to disco shimmer, through to Dr. Dre hook (sort of). But, most importantly, how can Mike purchase one?

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: November 24, 2017

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: November 24, 2017 Kirsten Zemke: November 24, 2017, 24.93 MB
Fri 24 Nov 2017

For whom the bell tolls? It tolls for you, mate. It rings out from the "edge of darkness"**, and it's most definitely for you.

**Zemke, 2017.

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: November 17, 2017

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: November 17, 2017 Kirsten Zemke: November 17, 2017, 22.39 MB
Fri 17 Nov 2017

We've all got them, all used them - handclaps span genre, mood and musical proficiency. Speaking of mood... there are doornuts and coffee fuelling today's segment, guys. Don't say you weren't warned.

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: November 10, 2017

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: November 10, 2017 Kirsten Zemke: November 10, 2017, 25.97 MB
Fri 10 Nov 2017

With famous players including Stevie Nicks, Joel Gion and Nico - by hoop 'n' jingle, it's the tambourine. As a listener pointed out: "not the hardest percussion instrument, but the easiest to get wrong." Or, as art history suggests: "my tambourine, my prison / my tambourine, my handcuffs / my tambourine, my grave."