A collection of David’s audio work – radio plays, podcasts and music.
In 2016, musician/producer Reuben Ingall and I collaborated to turn my playscript Kill Climate Deniers into an audio work – a radio play, a dance party, a walking tour of Parliament House, and most spectacularly, a brand new LP of original club bangers in the vein of classic House and Techno circa 1988-93. The album was released through Clan Analogue – you can buy it there, or stream it on Spotify or Bandcamp.
In 2011, myself and Sam Burns-Warr, Jordan Prosser and Georgie McAuley (aka writing collective Too Many Weapons) headed to Manila to adapt Koushon Takami’s Battle Royale novel to the stage for Sipat Lawin Ensemble. Sipat’s Battalia Royale was an unexpected hit, a hugely successful production that got way bigger than anyone planned, and soon got a little… out of hand. We subsequently produced a theatre show documenting the experience (Kids Killing Kids, later A Wake: Kids Killing Kids with Sipat), and this is ABC Radio National’s podcast exploring the event.
The Munich EP
In 2018, Jordan Prosser and I recorded a short EP of spoken word in Munich, featuring music by Fossil Rabbit.
The Palawan EPs
In 2015, Jordan Prosser and I took off to the island of Palawan in the Philippines, after a fairly hectic month at Sipat Lawin’s Karnabal Festival, and created two EPs of spoken word, including field recordings from the island.
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Musical collaborator and sibling Chris Finnigan and myself comprise the two halves of Finnigan and Brother. Since 2007 we have purveyed a peaceful blend of Chris’ guitar, loops and FX and my overhead projector, radio and vocals.
Video for Move to Canberra directed and edited by Jordan Prosser and Sam Burns-Warr.
Our 2012 album Finnigan and Brother Spend a Month in Colombia:
In 2012, Chris and David Finnigan spent a month as resident artists at the Campos de Gutierrez artist space in Medellin, Colombia, writing and performing a new album of music and spoken word.
FINNIGAN AND BROTHER SPEND A MONTH IN COLOMBIA was recorded upon their return to Australia at RMIT Studios in Melbourne, produced and mixed by Nick McCorriston.
Album art by Marian Tubbs (with massive thanks to Yolande Norris for curating it).
This record goes out with mad thanks to Andres Monzon, our curator and guide during our Colombia trip, and all the other artists and makers we worked with in Medellin. Much love to Hannah Martin, Amara Abdul Figueroa, Rita Elizalde-Crocker, Gustavo Gil, all the Fulbright cats, Marlon, Paco, Lola and Aureliano. Peeps is rad peeps.
None other than Reuben Ingall aka DEAD DJ JOKE takes to Finnigan and Brother’s whatdoyoucallit single? our single? And gives it a little bit of everything good.