Thursdays 6 – 6:30pm
Produced by Joel Hagen, Justine Poon & Maren Smith
Presenters include Rhys Cohen, Charlotte Karp, Julian Ramundi & Mathias Watson,
Art is inclusive and everyone has different ideas on what it means. Something Else offers a weekly half-hour slice of alternative arts, where definitions are thrown to the wind, and the creativity of folk is explored. The show facilitates conversations with artists at all stages and experiences of their work with a particular interest in new ways of engaging audiences.
Rhys Cohen is a culture vulture with a passion for theatre and film. He has a somewhat unhealthy relationship to funk, jazz and old-time tunes, as well as being a writer, musician and inner-west junkie and can be found most nights eating and drinking his way through King Street. As a global studies student, he’s especially interested in social and political issues, though he tends to eschew protests in favour of loud and animated conversations over a pint or three.
Joel Hagen is happy to be back from working overseas on the Tribeca Film Festival, so he can reconnect with the lovely Something Else team, fans and listeners. But just returning to the airwaves wasn’t enough for Joel, he has decided to step up his alternative arts game by co-producing the show too! Joel graduated with a Bachelor of Digital Media from UNSW’s College of Fine Arts last year where he focused in film production and screenplay writing. When he isn’t living it up in NY working in festival production, he’s back home in Sydney getting involved in all kinds of projects and co-presenting Something Else. He wrote the short film Jordan, produced the music video for Little Fingers by Guineafowl, directed a series of short plays at TAP Gallery and can be reached @JoelHagen or on his The Loop page.
Charlotte Karp has been eager to explore the notion of creativity from the age of three with her first piece featuring some nice green scissors and her own hair. It was decided many years later that a constructive use for such creative eccentricities was to study acting for three years with various minors in creative fiction, film and performance theory. It was here that she developed a keen interest in the art of live poetry and prose readings and now presents at Eastside FM where this is combined with her passion for the arts. When she is not baking cakes, Charlotte studies a masters of PR and Advertising at UNSW, writes articles for a not for profit organisation and works on personal creative fiction pieces with the aid of tea, coffee and sultanas. Charlotte tweets, and blogs at charlottekarp.wordpress.com.
Justine Poon loves reading about all sorts of things from realist fiction to graphic novels, philosophy to court cases and from fantasy to poetry and sometimes, weird and wonderful combinations of those forms. She has been published in Going Down Swinging, the UTS Writers’ Anthology, Lip Magazine and occasionally makes her own zines. She recently completed a Bachelor of Arts in Communication/Bachelor of Laws with Honours at UTS.
Justine blogs at http://jellyfishlore.wordpress.com
Julian Ramundi is the penultimate slashie; this actor / singer / DJ / event producer / club promoter / director has been involved in various parts on the Sydney arts scene for a number of years. He’s performed in both underground and mainstage theatre, DJd clubs and festivals around Australia, has been involved in promoting legendary parties such as Sosueme and Purple Sneakers, as well as winning the Smirnoff Promoter Grant in 2010. His new love is directing, with various theatre and film projects completed and in development over 2012. Radio is the newest notch in his belt, but he is keen to tell stories and bring people the best in Sydney’s amazing cultural scene. The only thing he doesn’t do is dance.
Maren Smith enjoys making and consuming anything that moves and fits in rectangles with a variety of different aspect ratios, as well as many things that don’t. She’s graduate from UTS with BA in Communications (Media Arts & Production) / BA in International Studies (German), and currently completing an Honours year in Arts (Film Theory) at USyd. Her sedatephobia is put to good use on the airwaves in co-producing Something Else and hosting the odd show. Maren’s words on the subject of film, art and other consumables can be found here - marenwordsmith.wordpress.com or twitter @marensmith
Mathias Watson is 20 year old kid jumping in on the Something Else bandwagon. Born and raised in Sydney with streak of German bad ass, Mathias appreciates anything and everything that sprouts from the streets of Sydney and tries to uncover the most interesting artists for your listening pleasure. Studying Media Arts and Production at UTS, he is passionate about radio and directing and editing films. Producing and editing both sound and visual artworks, he has a strong affinity towards the visual arts of Sydney. He could talk for hours on art. Literally. Hours. He may be young and damn cute but Mathias can deliver with fiery intensity and enthusiasm. Watch out for this kid. You can catch him around the streets of Sydney during the day and the pubs in Newtown at night. Or better yet you can follow him on twitter:@mathiasbrah, instagram: mathiasbrah or his blogs at mathiasbrah.wordpress.com