sat 20/04/2024

mark kidel

Bio
Mark is a documentary filmmaker and writer specialising in the arts and music. Recent films include "Becoming Cary Grant" (Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival 2017), "The Juilliard Experiment" (2016) "Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance ", "Road Movie: A Portrait of John Adams", "Painting the Moment", a film about the French painter Fabienne Verdier and "Martin Amis's England". He is current developing a feature-length documentary on Leonard Cohen, and a documentary portrait of soul singer PP Arnold.

Articles By Mark Kidel

Album: Lizz Wright - Shadow

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Album: Beyoncé - Cowboy Carter

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Death In Venice, Welsh National Opera review - breathtaking Britten

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Album: Julia Holter - Something in the Room She Moves

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Album: Yard Act - Where's My Utopia?

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Tom Webber, The Hope and Anchor review - a fresh nod to the past

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Albums of the Year 2023: PJ Harvey - I Inside the Old Year Dying

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Issy Wood, Study for No, Lafayette Anticipations, Paris review - too close for comfort?

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Mark Rothko, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris review - a show well worth the trip across the Channel

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Les Égarés, London Jazz Festival, Cadogan Hall review - a wondrous musical conversation

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Album: TONN3RR3 x BIKAY3 - It's a Bomb

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Brian Eno, Baltic Sea Philharmonic, Kristjan Järvi, RFH review - electronica brilliantly re-visioned for orchestra

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Album: Nitin Sawhney - Identity

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Blu-ray: Targets

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Album: Sufjan Stevens - Javelin

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PJ Harvey, Roundhouse, London review - incandescent perfection

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