fri 28/10/2016

Interviews with leading figures from the arts

10 Questions for Director Lucy Bailey

James Woodall

Theatre was not Lucy Bailey’s first target. At school she was a flautist, headed probably for music. Then, in her gap year, she took a job as a telephonist at Glyndebourne, and noticed a vigorous man with a beard – name of Peter Hall – moving people around on stage. She asked what he was doing. Directing, she was told. That changed her.

theartsdesk Q&A: John Lydon

Tim Cumming

It was first released on 23 November 1979, comprising three 45rpm, 12in records housed in 16mm metal film cans, and then reissued the following February as Second Edition, in the more friendly and familiar format of a double album, 33rpm, gatefold sleeve, lyrics on the back, no song titles, with just the PIL logo on the record label.

10 Questions for Conductor Sir John Eliot...

Peter Quantrill

The Lobgesang "lies very near my heart," wrote Mendelssohn. And the composer was so self-critical that the published order of his symphonies bears no...

theartsdesk Q&A: Musician Agnes Obel

Kieron Tyler

Agnes Obel’s new album Citizen of Glass is released next week. Conceptually underpinned by a fascination with the German idea of the gläserner...

theartsdesk Q&A: Playwright Katori Hall

Jasper Rees

Is Katori Hall (b. 1981) the embodiment of Martin Luther King’s dream? She was born in Memphis, the city where King died. The Mountaintop, her play...

10 Questions for Conductor Thomas Dausgaard

David Kettle

A Dane in Scotland on wall-to-wall Beethoven and working on a farm in China

Helaine Blumenfeld: 'Beauty has become synonymous with something banal'

Rachel Halliburton

To coincide with her retrospective 'Hard Beauty', the sculptor talks about philosophy, language and the conflicting roles of artist, mother and wife

10 Questions for Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac

Ralph Moore

The peacemaker of Fleetwood Mac on Mirage, Maui and missing the buzz

Captain Fantastic

Tom Birchenough

Viggo Mortensen stands out in unusual family comedy-drama of colliding worlds

theartsdesk Q&A: Musician John Foxx

Kieron Tyler

The leader of the original Ultravox on challenging the punk era’s orthodoxies and the band as an art project

theartsdesk Q&A: Musician/DJ Mark Hawkins aka Marquis Hawkes

Joe Muggs

The eye-popping back story of Houndstooth Records' house sensation

10 Questions for Actor Don Cheadle

Jasper Rees

On making 'Miles Ahead', now out on DVD, and fighting Hollywood's glass ceiling

theartsdesk Q&A: Conductor Jules Buckley

Matthew Wright

Pioneer of the non-classical repertoire on musical seriousness, Beardyman and Quincy Jones

10 Questions for Musician Jasper Høiby

Peter Quinn

The Danish bassist on the perils of consumerism, playing without the dots, and why 4/4 isn't a crime

Marni Nixon: 'It ended up being totally my voice'

Jasper Rees

Heard but not seen: the Hollywood legend, who has died, tells the inside story of dubbing Natalie Wood in 'West Side Story'

theartsdesk Q&A: Garrison Keillor

Jasper Rees

As he hosts 'A Prairie Home Companion' for the last time, its creator looks back

10 Questions for Actor Toby Jones

Jasper Rees

The English everyman is now the king of a make-believe Italian castle in 'Tale of Tales'

Paul Simon Introduces 'Stranger to Stranger'

Adam Sweeting

Not so crazy after all these years

10 Questions for Photographer Tanya Habjouqa

Thembi Mutch

The award-winning photographer talks about her new book, 'Occupied Pleasures'

10 Questions for Musician Martin Fry

Adam Sweeting

The ABC mastermind on how he got his mojo back and finally made 'The Lexicon of Love II'

10 Questions for Musician Tinchy Stryder

Thomash Green

One of grime's original break-out pop stars talks tattoos, Keith Lemon, vinyl and Glastonbury

Digital demands: time for artists to speak up?

Jessica Duchen

Intellectual property expert Francis Gurry seeks solutions for creatives in the internet age

10 Questions for Playwright Joe Penhall

Jasper Rees

As Blue/Orange is revived, its author explains the link to the Kinks and the FBI

theartsdesk Q&A: Violinist and Conductor Nikolaj Znaider

David Nice

A fine thinker among musicians discusses competitions, Mozart and Nielsen

10 Questions for Artistic Director Emma Rice

Jasper Rees

The new fairy queen of Shakespeare's Globe takes on the Bard

Q&A Special: Sir Mark Elder on Dvořák

Jasper Rees

The Hallé's music director introduces a sumptuous festival of the Czech composer's work

10 Questions for Musician Debashish Bhattacharya

Thomash Green

The Indian raga slide guitar genius talks Hawaii, Brighton, punk rock and more

10 Questions for Musician Beth Orton

Thomash Green

The singer-songwriter talks about California, EDM, music-making, money and more

10 Questions for Artist Clare Woods

Florence Hallett

The sculptor turned painter talks about her monograph, working with her husband, and the artists who inspire her


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