sat 21/04/2018

Interviews with leading figures from the arts

10 Questions for Courtney Pine: 'How do you express rage?'

Matthew Wright

Over 30 years after he made his debut as a solo artist, woodwind multi-instrumentalist Courtney Pine is still Britain’s most prominent and influential jazz musician. He had a crucial role in reviving interest in jazz in the 1980s and 1990s, and has been an important role model for black British musicians.

Juliette Binoche: ‘Repetition feels like near death’

Demetrios Matheou

It’s about time Juliette Binoche and Claire Denis teamed up: the legendary French actress, Gallic film royalty known by her countrymen and women as La Binoche, with one of the country’s most unique directors, both talented and formidable women who have very much forged their own paths in the cutthroat world of the film industry.Just like waiting for a bus, there are now two collaborations between them, made in quick succession: the second, a science fiction co-starring Robert Pattinson, is in...

Milos Forman: 'The less you know about...

Jasper Rees

The second thing I noticed about Miloš Forman, who has died at the age of 86, was the spectacular imperfection of his English. All those decades in...

10 Questions for Musician Jeremy Cunningham of...

Thomas H Green

Jeremy Cunningham (b.1965) is bass player and a founding member of The Levellers, as well as being a visual artist in his own right. During the 1990s...

Joan As Police Woman: 'I was going to die if...

Russ Coffey

Joan Wasser – aka Joan as Police Woman – is known as a sophisticated songwriter and a pretty groovy person. But most of all it’s her gorgeously warm...

Robin Ticciati on conducting Brahms: 'trying to understand the man through his music'

David Nice

A masterclass in the preparation and performance of a great symphony

10 Questions for Artist Brett Goodroad

Thomas H Green

The rising Califiornian painter discusses art, literature and truckin'

10 Questions for Performer Seth Kriebel

Thomas H Green

Rising star of the interactive theatrical experience explains where he's coming from and what he's up to

10 Questions for Musician Malcolm Middleton

Thomas H Green

The Scottish songwriter talks music, books, musicals, Brighton and much else

Anna von Hausswolff: 'Forget about space and time, it's eternal and mysterious' - interview

Kieron Tyler

The Swedish singer-songwriter on her new album 'Dead Magic'

Tony Banks: ‘You either do it by diplomacy or you do it by violence’ - interview

Adam Sweeting

From Genesis to regeneration, the keyboard player's tale

John Tusa: 'the arts must make a noise' - interview

Liz Thomson

He started Newsnight, ran the World Service and the Barbican, and his new memoir is called Making a Noise

Clio Barnard: 'We need to talk about sexual abuse' - interview

Owen Richards

The director of 'Dark River' discusses tackling sexual trauma and why she’s drawn to Yorkshire

'Why we understand each other': Peter Gill on The York Realist

David Benedict

The playwright-director reflects on his 2001 play, revived at the Donmar and Sheffield Crucible

John Mahoney: 'I wanted to be like everybody else'

Jasper Rees

How the Manchester-born star of 'Frasier' became a naturalised Midwesterner

Daniel Day-Lewis: 'I'm quite good at mending things'

Jasper Rees

The star of Phantom Thread on sewing up his career with Paul Thomas Anderson and Vicky Krieps

theartsdesk Q&A: Musician Mark E Smith

Tim Cumming

The transcript of an 2010 interview with The Fall frontman, who has died aged 60

Jeremy Irons: 'I was never very beautiful' - interview

Jasper Rees

In his 70th year the actor looks back on Olivier and Gielgud, on the Oscars and his start at Bristol Old Vic

theartsdesk Q&A: Vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant

Peter Quinn

The US jazz singer talks Bessie Smith, visual art, obsessive listening habits and more

theartsdesk Q&A: Composer, chansonnier and conductor HK Gruber at 75

David Nice

On how Weill and Hanns Eisler gave him direction in the 1970s - and on meeting Lenya

theartsdesk Q&A: Musician Nick Mulvey

Thomas H Green

The singer-songwriter opens up about ayahuasca, Ram Dass, the Standing Rock protests, the nature of death, and much more

theartsdesk Q&A: Steven Knight and Cillian Murphy of Peaky Blinders

Ralph Moore

As the fourth series approaches, its star and creator explain the process behind the hit drama

Douglas Henshall: 'You can get stuck when you’ve been in the business for 30 years' - interview

Jasper Rees

The Scottish actor on the National Theatre staging of 'Network' and going back to Shetland

theartsdesk Q&A: Homer Flynn, spokesman for The Residents

Kieron Tyler

A revealing face-to-face conversation with the man closest to the eyeball-headed musical outsiders

David Oakes: 'I haven’t done anything as bad as my characters'

Jasper Rees

The actor stars opposite Natalie Dormer in Venus in Fur. Why is he always exploring the dark side?

Nikki Amuka-Bird interview: 'There’s huge enthusiasm among actors of colour'

Heather Neill

Ibsen hits the Caribbean in 'The Lady from the Sea' at the Donmar. Its star explains

Santtu-Matias Rouvali on conducting in Gothenburg - 'they just want to make music. No bullshit'

David Nice

Electrifying Finn on Sibelius, national identity and feeling at home in Sweden

'English music is lumpy if you don't play it well': interview with folk trio Leveret

Tim Cumming

Instrumental trio on old English dances and their new album Inventions

10 Questions for Pianist Søren Bebe

Matthew Wright

Lyrical jazz composer discusses the fulfilment of classical music and the lure of internet success

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