Presenting: Plucked Strings
I have been involved with various musical projects spanning classical music ensembles, rock bands and music directing for theatre companies. I also work as a music & audio producer, and an audio specialist for film, and now broadcasting with RTRFM. Currently as a classical and acoustic solo artist and guitarist in Perth there is nothing better than being given a platform to share my love of guitar and plucked string music with people, and to do it on a radio station whose ethos and values I share whole heartedly.
How did you become involved in the station?
Graham Hawks invited me on the show as a guest along with others. That day I got in extra early and found Graham, with just him and me quietly sitting waiting for the others to arrive. I told him that I was keen to present and it snowballed from there. I subsequently came on several times as a guest presenter and played guitar, and then finished a six-week training course, which was also a lot of fun! And now I am here.
If stuck on Mars, what five albums could you not go without?
- Leo Brouwer – Sketches of Latin America
- Thomas Leeb – Desert Pirate
- Pino Forsterite – From 1 – 8
- JS Bach – Lute music, by Jakob Lindberg
- Claude Debussy – Images
What is the best thing about being involved in the station?
The best thing is all of it! Honestly, walking into the studio, chatting with all the super friendly and awesome team, presenting music I genuinely love, talking with guests on the show, always being in the loop of all the amazing things happening in this isolated and interesting city.
What is the strangest thing that has happened to you at RTRFM?
Helping Tamara Szep’s son pass the Legend of Zelda DS game by letting him access the Internet on my phone for a walkthrough, he was a happy chap after that.
If you could present a show other than your own, which would it be and why?
Rockin’ the Roots because the presenters and music are great! The Mag and Out to Lunch, because those shows have been accompanying me every time I drive my car to work/uni over the years from my house in Woop Woop and its like a warm hug from a friend – the presenters, the music, the interviews are endlessly diverse as they are fascinating and relevant to my life.