Dara Barlin: A Big Project

November 26th, 2012

A Big ProjectOn December 20th, people from 97 countries are initiating a Global Arts Renaissance to share their vision of a better world. A Big Project and Arts for Peace are calling on all artists, musicians and creative types to contribute their vision of a more humane society and share it with the world.

In this podcast we talk with A Big Project’s Dara Barlin about how the idea came about, how they formulated four simple but essential questions about a new world, and what’s in store on December 20th.

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Richard Buskin: Classic Tracks

November 19th, 2012

Classic TracksIn Classic Tracks, New York Times bestselling author Richard Buskin interviews the recording industry’s most experienced professionals ranging from Les Paul to Nile Rogers.

In this podcast we talk with Richard about the technological and creative changes that have taken place in the recording industry, how he chose the 68 recordings featured in the book, and his abiding interest in the creative process.

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Kenji Williams: Visions From Earth, From Space

November 5th, 2012

Kenji WilliamsCollaborating with NASA, BELLA GAIA is a new immersive theater experience created by award winning director and violinist Kenji Williams.

In this podcast we talk with Kenji about his conversation with an astronaut that sparked the idea for the project, the inspiring reaction of audiences, and his hopes for the ever-evolving vision of our home planet.

Video: BELLA GAIA 5-Minute Sample

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Rebecca Weller: Origins of Guitar Mash

October 29th, 2012

Chad Smith Rebecca Weller Tom ColicchioThe inaugural Guitar Mash Concert and Jam on November 11th, 2012 is a multi-platform initiative to bring players of all backgrounds together to celebrate the merits of this ubiquitous instrument.

In this podcast we talk with founder Rebecca Weller, who also created the “Midsummer Night Swing” festival at Lincoln Center. Rebecca reflects on how she came up with the idea, and introduces us to other guests and headliners including Mark Stewart who plays with — among others — Paul Simon, chef and guitar collector Tom Colicchio, and Red Hot Chilli Peppers drummer Chad Smith.

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Kath Perry: Shakespeare’s Queens and Kings

October 22nd, 2012

Shakespeare Double BillA new take on Shakespeare’s seductively powerful queens and his dark King Lear thrilled audiences at the 2012 Adelaide and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, and now these productions are together in the West End. A double bill of Shakespeare’s Queens: She-wolves and Serpents and The Madness of King Lear plays through November 3rd at the Arts Theatre in London’s West End.

In this podcast we talk with Straylight Executive Producer Kath Perry about fringe festivals, Shakespeare’s women, and the very quick journey she and CW Productions executive producer Leof Kingsford took to the West End.

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