I have just been listening to Charlotte Wilson’s interview "Art-Life-Music: Gavin Bishop" on Radio New Zealand Concert. It's a marvellous interview, drawing on Gavin's interest in music.He began with his childhood memories of a radio programme, "David and Dawn Under the Sea" – with Constable Leatherjacket and the other fishy folk. Its theme music; came from Tchaikovsky's Swan lake (Like Gavin, I used to listen to that programme and like him, I was surprised later on when I heard Tchaikovsky.
Gavin shows eclectic taste in the interview, ranging from Chinese opera to music for step-dancing in the gym. (Perhaps this is where the hero of Mister Whistler gets his moves from.
Gavin gives an excellent series of answers, showing that as well as being a skilled artist and storyteller, he is also a great speaker.
If you want to hear of the surprise he got when he told a group of Chinese children the story of Rona and the Moon - the interview is available on the RNZ website as a podcast. Enjoy!http://www.radionz.co.nz/programmes/art-life-music/story/201830869/art,-life,-music-gavin-bishop
|Gavin talks about his love of dancing in the interview. Here Mr Whistler does a little dance.|