Music For Small Audiences
By Matthew Belleghem
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Melbourne-based DJ Matthew Belleghem brings to this podcast 30+ years of experience as a curator of engaging and eclectic electronic music. Having spent time as a touring musician, club DJ, music producer and dance music journalist, his tastes range from underground progressive house music through to ambient, new wave, nu disco, trip hop, trance, techno, downtempo and psychedelica. Music For Small Audiences is a guided exploration through the most colourful corners of his music collection, and is perfect for headphone and living room listening.
||CleanMFSA065: The Marshmallow Test||As an experiment in delayed gratification, the marshmallow test pitted the willpower of young children against the tasty appeal of one or more marshmallows, with a stopwatch in between. Sometimes the children won, and sometimes the marshmallows won. Fol||16 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMFSA064: The Untethered Radio||Before I was born, my father was a smoker. Giving up was not easy, and at one point during his effort to quit he was awoken in the middle of the night by a particularly vivid dream. The vision was of a radio plugged into the wall. The radio itself was s||13 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMFSA063: Do You See What I Mean||There is a certain sense of permanence and seriousness associated with putting things in writing for others to see. An expectation, too, that what we write will be read and understood. But things do not always turn out as we had hoped. From illegible ha||28 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMFSA062: Freedom Makes Me||It is nice to have options. Paralysis by analysis is a real thing, and sometimes less is more when it comes to trying to make a decision. The more wide open the future appears, the more fearful we can become about what it all means and what we should do||23 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMFSA061: Dendrochronology||It is halfway between the southern summer solstice and Christmas Day as I write this, with just a few days left in 2017. As such it feels natural to reflect on the year that has just passed. Years are curious units of measure. In some ways they seem to||23 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMFSA060: A Dollar For Your Idea||An awful lot has been said about the power of ideas. The visionaries, the dreamers, the entrepreneurs, the strategy setters, the creatives, and the big picture thinkers, all have brilliant ideas on how to change the world for the better. Ideas can be co||12 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMFSA059: Familiar Stranger||While Stanley Milgram is best known for his experiments in convincing strangers to electrocute one another in the 1960s, he has also played a critical role in helping make sense of urban anonymity. In the early 1970s, through a series of surveys and exp||20 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMFSA058: This Is Where You Belong||Home is a difficult subject. Are we from where we started? Or are we from where we have ended up? Can we really set ourselves up as locals whenever we come across a place and it grabs us, if we choose to stick around for a while? For some, there is comf||21 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMFSA057: The Stories We Tell Ourselves||As the Stoic philosopher and Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius noted many years ago, the world itself is nothing but change, and our life is really just what our thoughts make it to be. Insofar as we have control over our thoughts, we have control over our||12 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMFSA056: Left To My Own Devices||I had an interesting conversation recently with a musician friend about the relationship between creative process and creative output. We had just spent some time getting hands on with a vintage synth collection, and were reflecting on the extraordinary||9 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Relates to every damn one
Each new mix is like waking up and enjoying another birthday. Thanks Belleghem