We revisit our Composer Focus series from November 2018, as Edward Seckerson and countertenor Iestyn Davies delve into the life and music of composer George Frederic Handel.
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Another dip into the archive with this episode from April 2017 where Ben Eshmade spoke to director Raoul Peck about I Am Not Your Negro, his 2016 documentary about writer and activist James Baldwin.
In this episode, we look back to January 2018 and Barry Jenkins' film 'If Beale Street Could Talk' with a passionate and powerful conversation with Oscar-winning actor, Regina King.
In the third and final episode of our series showcasing the love and obsession the series, author Ian F Martin takes us on a musical journey into the live music scene of some of Japan's pioneering experimental and noise-based artists.
In the second episode in our series showcasing the love and obsession with Japanese music, we look at the 80s with Yosuke Kitazawa from Light in the Attic Records for a journey in sound from their latest releases.
The first episode in a series showcasing the love and obsession with Japanese music, Howard Williams, aka Japan Blues digs through his crates to share some of his favourite underground music from the 1970s.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.