"The episodes walk the knife-edge of tense drama while still finding warmth in the many interviews which help Amy unpack and uncover the story... I think [Apocalypse Songs] is a real milestone for this genre in Aotearoa."
John Anderson, Theatreview
A local radio station reporter Amy Louise Chen decides to air a feature on an obscure 1960s musician called Clara Wilson, whose cryptic lyrics seem to have predicted the future. Curious, Amy joins forces with Clara's great-nephew Josh to investigate the Clara's mysterious life and death, but there is more to her story than it first appears.
A five part audio drama, available now through the podcatcher of your choice.
Amy Louise Chen - Cassandra Tse
Josh Marshall - Dryw McArthur
Clara Wilson - Catherine Gavigan-Binnie
Also featuring the voices of: Allan Henry, Bronwyn Turei, Caitlin Penrose, Chris Green, Hilary Norris, James Cain, Janelle Pollock, Karen Anslow, Lloyd Scott, Sameena Zehra.
Written by Cassandra Tse
Music composed by Katie Morton
Directed by James Cain
Sound design & editing by Maxwell Apse
Audio engineering by Patrick Barnes
Additional composition by Bruno Shirley
Additional music performed by Ellie Stewart, Logan Keggenhoff and Ricky Hunt
Art by Cosmo Bones
"This five-part tale from New Zealand holds you captivated with world-building rooted in reality and original music composed by [Katie] Morton. It feels like NPR meets a found-footage horror, so be prepared to be pulled into the brackish waters of the unknown."
- Amber Bulinski, Bello Collective