sun 28/11/2021

Interviews with leading figures from the arts

theartsdesk Q&A: jazz musician Charles Lloyd

Nick Hasted

Miles Davis stole Charles Lloyd’s band, and much else.

theartsdesk Q&A: Low, the band - 'Structure is key in minimalism. Especially in pop minimalism'

Kieron Tyler

After its mid-September release Low’s 13th studio album Hey What hit 23 on the UK’s Official Charts, their highest ranking to date. Back in early 2001, Things We Lost in the Fire topped out at number 81. Despite the increasing profile, Mimi Parker and Alan Sparhawk remain largely autonomous. There’s the odd change of bass player, label or producer, but their work together as Low is self-determined. They do what they want, and they define Low.

'A nun destroyed my tent': artist Kate...

Jessica Baldwin

It’s been a turbulent week for British artist Kate Daudy. Am I My Brother’s Keeper, her refugee tent (main picture), the art installation...

Documenting the unimaginable: photographer...

Rachel Halliburton

Sebastião Salgado has carved out his career by documenting the unimaginable. He takes areas of life all too often ignored by wealthy westerners...

RIP dancer and photographer Colin Jones - obituary

Ismene Brown

In the ballet world, Colin Jones, who died on 22 September aged 85, was famous for being married, for a while, to the great Royal Ballet ballerina...

10 Questions for writer Lucia Osborne-Crowley

Jessica Payn

The author of 'My Body Keeps Your Secrets' on trauma, shame and community

theartsdesk Q&A: filmmaker Marco Kreuzpaintner

Adam Sweeting

What his new film 'The Collini Case' says about Germany, the Nazis, justice and the law

theartsdesk Q&A: writer and comedian Tom Davis

Adam Sweeting

From singing Disney songs in drag to 'Murder in Successville' and BBC One's 'King Gary'

10 Questions for novelist Mieko Kawakami

Izzy Smith

Assaying 'Heaven' - the Japanese writer on childhood, vulnerability, and violence as a complement to beauty

10 Questions for Bobby Gillespie of Primal Scream

Thomas H Green

The singer talks concept albums, Mary Chain days, and his new music with singer Jehnny Beth

theartsdesk Q&A: choreographer Christopher Scott

Jenny Gilbert

The creator of the sizzling dance scenes for 'In The Heights' on how they came about

theartsdesk Q&A: composer and conductor Carl Davis

Graham Rickson

The silent film specialist on shot lists, bass drums and the perils of projection speeds

Singer-songwriter Peggy Seeger: still in the vanguard of her musical dynasty

Liz Thomson

A member of America's great musical clan, Peggy Seeger has been a fixture on the British folk scene for more than 60 years

Filmmaker Darius Marder: 'Deafness is a culture. That's not being PC'

Owen Richards

Writer and director on Sound of Metal's long journey from concept to award nominations

theartsdesk Q&A: Author Sam Mills on the phenomenon of the 'chauvo-feminist'

CP Hunter

The novelist and non-fiction writer discusses #MeToo and her latest long-form essay

theartsdesk Q&A: conductor Klaus Mäkelä

David Nice

Balancing freedom and control in Oslo and Paris

10 Questions for Vocalist-Lyricist Georgia Mancio

Sebastian Scotney

Portraying beauty, dignity and hope - and love, joy and sadness - in song

theartsdesk Q&A: Daryl Hall

Owen Richards

Legendary singer-songwriter talks recording, vaccines and reaching a billion streams

theartsdesk Q&A: actor and comedian Andi Osho on her debut novel 'Asking For A Friend'

Laura De Lisle

The multi-tasking artist talks social media, 'Line of Duty', and learning how to not act

theartsdesk Q&A: Amina Cain on her first novel and her eternal fascination with suggestion

Jessica Payn

The American writer discusses 'Indelicacy' and characters who are flawed and unfixed

theartsdesk Q&A: Isabella Pappas on how 'Finding Alice' is a blueprint for bereavement

Laura De Lisle

Youngest star of the ITV drama discusses grief, teenage girls, and getting into character

theartsdesk Q&A: actor Polly Walker on 'Bridgerton' and the new breed of period drama

Laura De Lisle

Talking wigs, women, and her (brief) experience of coronavirus

10 Questions for Musician and Broadcaster Cerys Matthews

Sebastian Scotney

Thoughts on an album which places poets centre-stage

theartsdesk Q&A: poet laureate Simon Armitage on landscapes, libraries, home and edgelands

India Lewis

Interview with the Yorkshire-born poet ahead of his appearance on The South Bank Show

Filmmaker Frank Marshall: 'People don’t understand what geniuses The Bee Gees were'

Owen Richards

Director of the new Bee Gees documentary discusses the brothers' legacy in music

10 Questions for Singer/Pianist Joe Stilgoe

Sebastian Scotney

Joe Stilgoe learned 250 new songs for the 67 episodes of "Stilgoe in the Shed"

theartsdesk Q&A: Mick Talbot of The Style Council

Thomas H Green

The keyboard don discusses the very Eighties ups and downs of life in The Style Council

Filmmaker Bassam Tariq: 'Great cinema doesn't need to be perfect - embrace the imperfections'

Owen Richards

Director of 'Mogul Mowgli' discusses taking risks, and the differences between the British- and American-Asian experience

10 Questions for Poet and Critic Rebecca Tamás

Jessica Payn

On 'Strangers' and the urgent interconnectedness of the human and non-human

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