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In this week’s archive edition we return to the cinema and find ourselves trapped in the claustrophobic Oscar winning drama Room…From the Archive sees us dig into our extensive contemporary and classical music and cinema podcast archive as we rediscover interviews and discussions with artists, with our long-standing producer and presenter, Ben Eshmade. Subscribe to Nothing Concrete on Acast, Spotify, iTunes or wherever you find your podcasts.Show your support for the Barbican by making a donation and help inspire more people to discover and love the arts. https://www.barbican.org.uk/donate  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week we return to our archive and a conversation with the late conductor Mariss Jansons, who sadly passed away in December 2019. He spoke to us in April 2014 when he was Chief Conductor of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, who were celebrating their 125th anniversary year. Jansons talked to us about what makes each performance unique. From the Archive sees us dig into our extensive contemporary and classical music and cinema podcast archive as we rediscover interviews and discussions with artists, with our long-standing producer and presenter, Ben Eshmade. Subscribe to Nothing Concrete on Acast, Spotify, iTunes or wherever you find your podcasts.Show your support for the Barbican by making a donation and help inspire more people to discover and love the arts. https://www.barbican.org.uk/donate  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
On this week's archive edition we explore the influence and legacy of artist, poet and musician Jean Michel Basquiat.From the Archive sees us dig into our extensive contemporary and classical music and cinema podcast archive as we rediscover interviews and discussions with artists, with our long-standing producer and presenter, Ben Eshmade. Subscribe to Nothing Concrete on Acast, Spotify, iTunes or wherever you find your podcasts.Show your support for the Barbican by making a donation and help inspire more people to discover and love the arts. https://www.barbican.org.uk/donate  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this week’s archive edition we find ourselves in 2015 and face to face with a force of nature, a champion of the new, a man who stood up for his beliefs; he could even get a new concert halls built – Pierre Boulez.From the Archive sees us dig into our extensive contemporary and classical music and cinema podcast archive as we rediscover interviews and discussions with artists, with our long-standing producer and presenter, Ben Eshmade. Subscribe to Nothing Concrete on Acast, Spotify, iTunes or wherever you find your podcasts.Show your support for the Barbican by making a donation and help inspire more people to discover and love the arts. https://www.barbican.org.uk/donate  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this week’s archive edition - we experience a play for power in Armando Iannucci’s absurdist drama The Death of Stalin, back in 2017 when Ben Eshmade spoke to Simon Russell Beale. From the Archive sees us dig into our extensive contemporary and classical music and cinema podcast archive as we rediscover interviews and discussions with artists, with our long-standing producer and presenter, Ben Eshmade. Subscribe to Nothing Concrete on Acast, Spotify, iTunes or wherever you find your podcasts.Show your support for the Barbican by making a donation and help inspire more people to discover and love the arts. https://www.barbican.org.uk/donate  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week, we're back digging in our archive for another listen to this interview from November 2017 where we found ourselves transfixed by the meditative and transcendental music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda. From the Archive sees us dig into our extensive contemporary and classical music and cinema podcast archive as we rediscover interviews and discussions with artists, with our long-standing producer and presenter, Ben Eshmade. Subscribe to Nothing Concrete on Acast, Spotify, iTunes or wherever you find your podcasts.Show your support for the Barbican by making a donation and help inspire more people to discover and love the arts. https://www.barbican.org.uk/donate  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Wrapping up this series of 'Inspired' where we've been inviting some of our Barbican Young Creatives to chat to an artist who has inspired them early in their career, Barbican Young Poet alums, Jeremiah Brown and Gabriel Akamo speak to actor Sope Dìrísù about heritage, diversity in theatre audiences and training. Subscribe to Nothing Concrete on Acast, Spotify, iTunes or wherever you find your podcast.Show your support for the Barbican by making a donation and help inspire more people to discover and love the arts. https://www.barbican.org.uk/donate  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In Episode 4 of this series of Inspired, Barbican Young Film Programmer alum, writer and journalist, Rogan Graham speaks to actor Susan Wokoma about finding your community, creative process, activism and iinspiration. **This episode was recorded over Zoom and so you may hear some audio issues throughout**Our series of inspiring conversations returns with a twist as we hand over to our Barbican Young Creatives to interview the artists that inspire them as they being their careers in the arts in series two of ‘Inspired’ on Nothing Concrete, the Barbican podcast.Subscribe to Nothing Concrete on Acast, Spotify, iTunes or wherever you find your podcast.Show your support for the Barbican by making a donation and help inspire more people to discover and love the arts. https://www.barbican.org.uk/donate  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this episode of Nothing Concrete, sound artist, composer and researcher Rebekah Alero speaks to vocal and movement artist, Elaine Mitchener about improvisation and using your voice as a vessel for storytelling. Our series of inspiring conversations returns with a twist as we hand over to our Barbican Young Creatives to interview the artists that inspire them as they being their careers in the arts in series two of ‘Inspired’ on Nothing Concrete, the Barbican podcast.Subscribe to Nothing Concrete on Acast, Spotify, iTunes or wherever you find your podcast.Show your support for the Barbican by making a donation and help inspire more people to discover and love the arts. https://www.barbican.org.uk/donate  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Our series of inspiring conversations continues as Barbican Young Poet alum, writer and spoken-word artist, Amani Saeed speaks to the British-Iraqi writer and drag queen, Amrou Al-Kadhi, also known as Glamrou, as they discuss gender, drag and faith. Our series of inspiring conversations returns with a twist as we hand over to our Barbican Young Creatives to interview the artists that inspire them as they being their careers in the arts in series two of ‘Inspired’ on Nothing Concrete, the Barbican podcast.Subscribe to Nothing Concrete on Acast, Spotify, iTunes or wherever you find your podcast.Show your support for the Barbican by making a donation and help inspire more people to discover and love the arts. https://www.barbican.org.uk/donate  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Our series of inspiring conversations returns with a twist as we hand over to our Barbican Young Creatives to interview the artists that inspire them as they being their careers in the arts in series two of ‘Inspired’ on Nothing Concrete, the Barbican podcast.  In this first episode, Barbican Young Poets alum and interdisciplinary artist, Riwa Saab talks to director, writer and dramaturg, Kirsty Housley.Subscribe to Nothing Concrete on Acast, Spotify, iTunes or wherever you find your podcast.Show your support for the Barbican by making a donation and help inspire more people to discover and love the arts. https://www.barbican.org.uk/donate   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this special episode of Nothing Concrete, we're inviting you to explore Soundhouse, a place for experimental podcasts and radio from around the world, created by Eleanor McDowall and Nina Garthwaite.  Soundhouse originated from thinking about how presenting radio and podcasts in different ways (such as inside the Barbican) might change how you listen. With this year's Soundhouse online rather than in the Barbican, this year's theme became 'Intimacy and Distance'. In this episode, we hear from the three curators behind the Soundhouse listening rooms - Ariana Martinez, Axel Kacoutié and Arlie Adlington - as they interview each other about the work they chose, alongside clips from Soundhouse.    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In the third episode of our ‘Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer’ series, where we’ve been meeting some of the key figures in Michael Clark’s creative world, we talk fashion and costume with designer, Stevie Stewart.Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer was the first major exhibition of dancer and choreographer Michael Clark. This exploration of Clark’s work established his radical presence in British cultural history.Explore more: https://www.barbican.org.uk/michaelclarkThis episode was recorded before our 'Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer' exhibition unfortunately had to close prematurely on 16 December 2020.Subscribe to Nothing Concrete on Acast, Spotify, iTunes or wherever you find your podcast.This episode of Nothing Concrete was produced by Loftus Media.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The second episode of our ‘Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer’ series, we meet some of the key figures in Michael Clark’s creative world, gallerist Sadie Coles discusses Michael’s affinity with the world of contemporary art. Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer was the first major exhibition of dancer and choreographer Michael Clark. This exploration of Clark’s work established his radical presence in British cultural history.Explore more: https://www.barbican.org.uk/michaelclarkThis episode was recorded before our 'Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer' exhibition unfortunately had to close prematurely on 16 December 2020.Subscribe to Nothing Concrete on Acast, Spotify, iTunes or wherever you find your podcast.This episode of Nothing Concrete was produced by Loftus Media.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In our ‘Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer’ series, we meet some of the key figures in Michael Clark’s creative world. In this episode, we meet fellow choreographer, Sir Richard Alston, who worked with the 17-year old Michael right at the start of his career. Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer was the first major exhibition of dancer and choreographer Michael Clark. This exploration of Clark’s work established his radical presence in British cultural history.Explore more: https://www.barbican.org.uk/michaelclarkThis episode was recorded before our 'Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer' exhibition unfortunately had to close prematurely on 16 December 2020.Subscribe to Nothing Concrete on Acast, Spotify, iTunes or wherever you find your podcast. This episode of Nothing Concrete was produced by Loftus Media.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In our latest archive episode, we look back to 2016 when we spoke to screenwriter Allison Schroeder about the Oscar-nominated Hidden Figures, based on Margot Shetterly book of the same name - the incredible true story of three brilliant African-American mathematical minds who helped win the 60s Space Race.*** From the Archive sees us dig into our extensive contemporary and classical music and cinema podcast archive as we rediscover interviews and discussions with artists, with our long-standing producer and presenter, Ben Eshmade. Subscribe to Nothing Concrete on Acast, Spotify, iTunes or wherever you find your podcast.Show your support for the Barbican by making a donation and help inspire more people to discover and love the arts. https://www.barbican.org.uk/donate  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week we revisit a series of interviews with musicians James McVinnie, Eliza McCarthy and Timo Andres, about the rare performance of composer Philip Glass's ‘Music In Twelve Parts’ in May 2017. A milestone in minimalist music, slowly revealing itself through hypnotic patterns of change over four hours. From the Archive sees us dig into our extensive contemporary and classical music and cinema podcast archive as we rediscover interviews and discussions with artists, with our long-standing producer and presenter, Ben Eshmade. Subscribe to Nothing Concrete on Acast, Spotify, iTunes or wherever you find your podcast.Show your support for the Barbican by making a donation and help inspire more people to discover and love the arts. https://www.barbican.org.uk/donate  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week, we step into the issues and drama of Ken Loach’s Palme D’or winning masterpiece 'I, Daniel Blake'.From the Archive sees us dig into our extensive contemporary and classical music and cinema podcast archive as we rediscover interviews and discussions with artists, with our long-standing producer and presenter, Ben Eshmade. Subscribe to Nothing Concrete on Acast, Spotify, iTunes or wherever you find your podcast  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week you’ll find us once more exploring our interview archive, travelling back to 2012 and listening in to a conversation between Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes and Jon Tolansky about the piano work of Beethoven.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week we revisit a series of interviews which took place in late 2018 to coincide early the following year with the release of the film The Favourite. We speak to a trio of supporting actors in Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn and Mark Gatiss from this BAFTA and Academy award winning film.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week, we're delving into our archive looking back to August 2014 to John Cale and Liam Young's project 'Loop 60 hz: Transmissions from the Drone Orchestra'. Produced by Ben Eshmade. Subscribe to Nothing Concrete on Acast, Spotify or wherever you find your podcasts.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week, we’ve got an inspiring conversation between Nigerian-American artist Toyin Ojih Odutola and her friend Erin J Gilbert, curator of Modern and Contemporary African and African American Art, where they talk about creative process and storytelling.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this week’s archive edition, we speak to Scottish composer and conductor, Sir James MacMillan, whose Stabat Mater was premiered at the Barbican in October 2016.---From the Archive sees us dig into our extensive contemporary and classical music and cinema podcast archive as we rediscover interviews and discussions with artists, with our long-standing producer and presenter, Ben Eshmade. Subscribe to Nothing Concrete on Acast, Spotify, iTunes or wherever you find your podcast.Show your support for the Barbican by making a donation and help inspire more people to discover and love the arts. https://www.barbican.org.uk/donate  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this week's podcast, we're delving into our archive, looking back to January 2019 and a conversation with actor, director, writer and perfume creator Richard E. Grant. Produced by Ben Eshmade. Subscribe to Nothing Concrete on Acast, Spotify or wherever you find your podcasts.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Dickie Beau - winner of the Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award and actor best known for breathing new life into lip-synching - speaks to his mentor and friend, Fiona Shaw, the actor and director renowned for her extensive work with the RSC and National Theatre alongside popular roles in Harry Potter, Killing Eve and Fleabag. Their poetic, and at times philosophical, conversation navigates creation and perfection, the intricacies of language and capturing your audience. Inspired is a new series on the Barbican podcast, Nothing Concrete where we ask an artist to invite someone who has inspired, influenced or impacted their creative lives to share the stories behind their connection. Each episode was recorded remotely during lockdown. While the Barbican Theatre remains closed, these deeply personal and open conversations bring together creatives across the arts to celebrate the lasting connections and support that artists show for one another.  Subscribe to Nothing Concrete on Acast, Spotify, iTunes or wherever you find your podcast.Show your support for the Barbican by making a donation and help inspire more people to discover and love the arts. https://www.barbican.org.uk/donate  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Podcast Details

Created by
Barbican Centre
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Oct 8th, 2018
Latest Episode
Apr 14th, 2021
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
73
Avg. Episode Length
29 minutes
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic
Language
English

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