National Film and Sound Archive of Australia has uploaded Stiff Gins recording 'Dust' on wax cylinder
Stiff Gins recording 'Dust' on wax cylinder
by National Film and Sound Archive of Australia
Musical duo Nardi Simpson and Kaleena Briggs, AKA the Stiff Gins, recording a new song titled 'Dust' on 19th century wax cylinder technology. In early 2013 the Stiff Gins approached the NFSA, asking about the possibility of recording a wax cylinder. Nardi Simpson and Kaleena Briggs had come across the cylinder recordings made by Tasmanian Aboriginal woman Fanny Cochrane Smith in the early years of last century and they were intrigued by the idea of making such a recording as part of the developmental work for a new show.