One River On Air Documentary Now Online

Posted by on Nov 26, 2013 in News, One River Canberra | No Comments
One River On Air Documentary Now Online

A documentary about the Canberra local project, One River on Air, by John Shortis and Moya Simpson has now been completed and uploaded and can be viewed here

One River On Air

Posted by on Nov 10, 2013 in One River Canberra | No Comments
One River On Air

One River On Air is the Radio Show produced by John Shortis and Moya Simpson as part of their One River project for Canberra. The project was a multi-faceted musical collaboration between John and Moya, the Carillonist Lynn Fuller, choir members of Worldly Goods Choir and the Cyrenes, ukulele players for Ukulele Republic of Canberra, […]

On Forgotten Songs from Australia’s Great Rivers

Posted by on Aug 30, 2013 in One River Canberra, One River Projects | 2 Comments
On Forgotten Songs from Australia’s Great Rivers

[In developing their project for One River, Canberra-based artists John Shortis and Moya Simpson trawled through the archives at the National Library to research forgotten songs about rivers and towns throughout the Murray-Darling Basin. These songs are parochial, patriotic and romantic, extolling the particular and peculiar virtues of distinctly Australian rivers and towns. A couple […]

Notes from a Very Small Island

Posted by on Aug 14, 2013 in Events, News, One River Canberra | No Comments
Notes from a Very Small Island

On Sunday 18 August, if you are in Canberra, you will want to see a performance on Aspen Island that is part of the Canberra local project, One River – Life Giver: the event is called ‘Notes From a Very Small Island’ and features project artists John Shortis and Moya Simpson in collaboration with carillonist […]

One River: Canberra

Posted by on Apr 5, 2013 in | No Comments

Moya Simpson and John Shortis (Shortis and Simpson) will research the Canberra connections to the Basin (both physical and metaphorical) and use community workshops to create a suite of songs for broadcast in Canberra and throughout the basin on community radio during August 2013. Worldly Goods Choir and other local singing groups will form a […]

One River Canberra Symposium

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Murray Darling Basin 2012

The National Museum of Australia will be holding a one-day symposium to explore stories of the Murray -Darling Basin with curators, artists, historians and photographers. Planning and management of water resources in the Murray Darling Basin is the classic political hot potato. For over a century, Colonial, State, Federal and regional bodies have bickered, prevaricated and blamed each other […]