Song Exploder and the Art of the Edit
Hrishikesh Hirway is fascinated by the art of editing. Through his podcast Song Exploder, Hirway works with musicians – from Björk to U2, The National, Chet Faker, Courtney Barnett, Carly Rae Jepsen and Iggy Pop – to unpack their tracks piece by piece, exploring how their music was edited into being.
Hirway is the host of the podcast, but sees his role on Song Exploder as primarily that of an editor. In the process of building each episode, he works with each artist on their core concept and their choice of song – then, after recording, he edits meticulously to remove himself from the conversation, directing focus on the artist as they share how they brought their chosen song to life.
Join Hirway, with Miyuki Jokiranta, for a conversation about music, story and the art of the edit.
Hrishikesh Hirway is a musician and composer, and the host of Song Exploder, a podcast where musicians take apart their songs, and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made. Past Song Exploder guests have included Björk, U2, The National, Chet Fake... Read more
Miyuki Jokiranta is a radio maker and writer who currently produces for Earshot at ABC RN. Previously, she produced and presented Soundproof, RN’s playground for the sonically curious; within her own radio arts practice, she crafts a space between music and words. She has also ... Read more
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