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Interviews with leading figures from the arts

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

Joe Muggs

This is not a standard dance music story. Marquis Hawkes is one of the club music success stories of the past couple of years – since the first release in 2012 on Glasgow's revered Dixon Avenue Basement Jams, there've been many 12" club hits on multiple connoisseurs' labels, and his album Social Housing on the Fabric club's Houndstooth label has soundtracked many people's summer this year, with the artist all the while remaining anonymous. But the reason for that anonymity is that he's a long,...

10 Questions for Actor Don Cheadle

Jasper Rees

Cinema has waited a long time for a film about Miles Davis. It hasn’t been for want of trying by Don Cheadle, who stars in, directs, produces and takes a co-writing credit on Miles Ahead. Despite the support of Davis’s son, daughter, nephew and first wife Frances Taylor, the film was trapped in a pipeline for aeons. While he waited, Cheadle had plenty of time to turn himself into a trumpeter good enough to perform onstage in the film’s coda with Davis collaborators Herbie Hancock and Wayne...

theartsdesk Q&A: Conductor Jules Buckley

Matthew Wright

Conductor, arranger and composer Jules Buckley is a notable champion of non-classical orchestral music. He has pioneered orchestral arrangements with...

10 Questions for Musician Jasper Høiby

Peter Quinn

Copenhagen-born bassist Jasper Høiby moved to London in 2000 to attend the Royal Academy of Music. In 2005 he created the trio Phronesis which has...

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

Jasper Rees

Singin’ in the Rain made much of those people in the movies whose work you don’t know you know. Set at the dawn of the talkies, it told of a star of...

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

Thomas H 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

Thomas H Green

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

10 Questions for Musician Beth Orton

Thomas H 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

10 Questions for Musician Graham Nash

Adam Sweeting

Now in his sixth decade as a musician, the Salford-raised veteran is starting a new life

10 Questions for Comedian Alexei Sayle

Thomas H Green

The Liverpudlian Surrealist talks film, music and imaginary sandwich bars

10 Questions for Choreographer Charles Linehan

Thomas H Green

Prior to Brighton Fest premiere, Charles Linehan talks Berlin, time machines, Robert Wyatt and more

10 Questions for Composer Errollyn Wallen

Jessica Duchen

The dynamic musician on creative processes and her new CD PHOTOGRAPHY

Save ENO: The Chorus Speaks

David Nice

Crucial and articulate voices representing a great company under threat

theartsdesk Q&A: Musician Youth

Thomas H Green

The eminent producer talks Killing Joke, Paul McCartney, psychedelic trance, 'Bittersweet Symphony' and the first time he took an E

'Paul said he would like orchestral instruments. John couldn’t be bothered'

Jasper Rees

How George Martin made the French horn an integral part of the Beatles sound

10 Questions for Songwriter Carla Marie Williams

Matthew Wright

Writer to the stars explains her new scheme to support women in the arts

10 Questions for Choreographer Matthew Bourne

Hanna Weibye

Dancemaker talks about storytelling, Shakespeare, and dance on screen

theartsdesk Q&A: Pianist Boris Giltburg

David Nice

Russian-Israeli master on Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, competitions and pianos

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