Hazel de Berg’s recordings take place in the homes or work spaces of the subjects rather than a recording studio. This allows something of these places into the recording whether birdsong, traffic or an r&b song playing in the background. In the recordings, de Berg remains enigmatic, the ghostly presence operating the machine.
Interview with Dorothy Hewett ( O’Keefe remix)
Recorded on 11 March 1973 by Hazel de Berg.
2015 mix by Ella O’Keefe
‘Dorothy Hewett interviewed by Hazel de Berg in the Hazel de Berg collection’
Courtesy of the National Library of Australia, TRC 1/658-659
Special acknowledgement to Duncan Felton, NLA Oral History & Folklore Branch
Read more about Dorothy Hewett at the Australian Poetry Library.