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From the Archive: Efterklang (February 2017)

Rediscover an interview with Danish band, Efterklang where Ben Eshmade meets the band to hear more about their unexpected opera 'Leaves: The Colour of Falling', performed at the Barbican in February 2017.

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Sound Unbound with Cassa Pancho

In this episode of Sound Unbound, Cassa Pancho, choreographer and founder of Ballet Black, discusses Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Cello, the challenges of choreographing work to music and the emotional impact music can have on the audience.

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Sound Unbound with James R Gaines

James R Gaines, author of ‘Evening in the Palace of Reason’, discusses the meeting between Bach and Frederick the Great in 1747, where the religion and spirituality collided with rationality, and the resulting fugue, Bach’s ‘Musical Offering’.

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Sound Unbound with Jayde Adams

In this episode of Sound Unbound, comedian Jayde Adams speaks about the important role classical music and opera - specifically Giacomo Puccini's 'O Mio Babbino Caro' - has played in her life growing up and even in her stand-up comedy.

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Sound Unbound with Ken Loach

Film director Ken Loach shares his love of Dvořák’s Cello Concerto and the impact of Czech New Wave cinema on his own filmmaking. 

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Sound Unbound with Karine Polwart

Folk musician, Karine Polwart, speaks about storytelling traditions in folk music and the importance of place encapsulated in Peter Maxwell Davies’ 'Farewell to Stromness', an unlikely protest song against a proposed uranium mine in Orkney.

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Sound Unbound with Steve Reich

In the first episode of our new podcast series, Steve Reich speaks about the profound impact hearing Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring at 14 had on him and his future career as a composer.