NTS Radio X Powerhouse
Andras is a resident host on NTS Radio, a global online radio platform. For his broadcast on 1 February 2023, he created a mix that dived into the Powerhouse collection, arranging samples from the Sounding the Collection project, live performances, radio plays, soundtracks, and degraded tape renditions of popular music.
Andras (Andrew Wilson) is an Australian musician working the gap between dance and ambient music. Using a wide variety of aliases (including Wilson Tanner, Berko, Art Wilson) his releases are increasingly concerned with breaking and reassembling an Australian vernacular sound and identity.
Lachy Doley – Live performance excerpt (Hammond B3 from the Powerhouse collection)
Felicity Mangan – 100 Climate Conversations sound design
Asa Tone – ‘River At Work’
Midori Takada – Revealing Resonance excerpt with samples from Sounding the Collection including ‘toys’ and ‘automata’
Unknown – Excerpt from Mr Malik’s ‘Tape Of Persian Tar Music’
Holden – V8 motor cold start after years in a paddock
Sounding the Collection – Matchbox police car and other samples
Luke Pitt – Excerpt from ‘Bus Dis IV’ mix, recorded for SLATS, 1988
Eric B. & Rakim – ‘Paid In Full’ (Seven Minutes Of Madness - The Coldcut Remix)
The Kane Gang – ‘Don't Look Any Further’ (Mantronik Mix)
Mo Aung – Excerpt from Powerhouse Late: Sounding the Collection live performance
Lucy Cliché – Excerpt from Powerhouse Late: Sounding the Collection live performance
Royal Command – Excerpt from Sweatbox Dance Party at The Hordern Pavilion, 1989
Blessed – Score from ‘151ºE’ (Latitudes)
Alexandra Spence – ‘Stellar Nullius’ (Oscillations Episode 2)
Skylab – ‘Next’
Midori Takada – Excerpt from Revealing Resonance
Schubert – Beale & Company Ltd Player Piano
Linda Vogt and Catherine Fluke – Excerpt from demonstration of John Amadio flutes from the Powerhouse collection.
The Mojos – ‘Seven Daffodils’
George McKelvey – ‘My Radiation Baby (My Teenage Fallout Queen)’
Dionne Warwick – ‘Walk On By’
Los Machucambos – ‘Granada’ (for Scopitone Jukebox Films)
Paul de Maranis – ‘Trentesima Lezione’
Sounding the Collection – ‘Photograph’ and other samples
Kings Cinema Fotoplayer – Recording
Andras (Andrew Wilson) is an Australian musician working the gap between dance and ambient music. Using a wide variety of aliases (including Wilson Tanner, Berko, Art Wilson), his releases are increasingly concerned with breaking and reassembling an Australian vernacular sound and identity. Born in suburban Melbourne in 1988 to Hungarian-Australian parents, much of his output digs around in his own backyard – a garden replete with native and introduced species, flowers, compost and worms of melody underfoot.
In addition to his production work, Wilson has hosted radio shows, composed soundtracks for contemporary dance, and compiled reissues of Australian music for the cult label Efficient Space. Wilson’s tongue-twisting label imprint Punp was conceived as a way to self-release his music. Wilson has toured extensively worldwide as a DJ and performer.
SOUNDING THE COLLECTION
From an automaton bird cage, and an art deco clock to toy robots, tuning forks and steam engines, Sounding the Collection is a sonic archive from Powerhouse that brings objects sitting silent in the collection to audition.
The archive hosts over 100 recordings designed to be shared publicly inviting artistic interpretation and collaboration into the sonic archive. These recordings allow musicians, researchers, and sound designers globally to repurpose and interpret them via a ‘sample pack’ – potentially finding their way into sonic identities, movie soundtracks, foley, pop songs, and sound installations.