Talks: Song Exploder in conversation with Hiatus Kaiyote

Sydney Only

Song Exploder host Hrishikesh Hirway will interview Hiatus Kaiyote as they take apart one of their Grammy-nominated songs, piece by piece, in a live session with the band for a podcast that reveals how music is made and the personal stories behind the lyrics and melodies.

Taking up residence at Vivid LIVE for his first time in Australia, founder and host Hrishikesh Hirway will present Song Exploder live from the Sydney Opera House. Combining interviews with the isolated tracks from a recording, Song Exploder steps inside the mind of your favorite artists. The show has revealed why Courtney Barnett's 'Depreston' doesn't have a chorus, how the Edge uses GarageBand to make demos, and how the theme song for Game of Thrones was inspired by its characters.

A composer and producer himself, Hrishikesh Hirway unlocks the mysteries of songwriting for listeners and fellow musicians alike, bringing his rare gift for storytelling to the live stage with special episodes made at Vivid LIVE.

  • ''The best use of the podcast format ever' – Vulture 
  • 'It is possibly the most perfect podcast, really' – Quartz 
  • 'Mandatory listening for music fans' – The AV Club


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