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 John Forbes (O’Keefe edit)
Recorded on 19 August 1980 by Hazel de Berg.
2015 edit by Ella O’Keefe
‘John Forbes interviewed by Hazel de Berg in the Hazel de Berg collection’
Courtesy of the National Library of Australia, TRC 1/1175
Special acknowledgement to Duncan Felton, NLA Oral History & Folklore Branch