Mary Anne Hobbs’ guests answer a burning question with a short epiphany, giving insight into their creative process
Don Lewis: The TR-808 Drum Machine
Don is a musician, he played with Quincy Jones and Sérgio Mendes. He is also an engineer, and he built and experimented with synthesizers very early on. He created the Live Electronic Orchestra in the early Seventies which led to the development of MIDI. We hear how he requested a Rhythm Unit from Roland and ended up helping to build it!
2020 saw the Roland 808 drum machine's 40th birthday and its global impact on music has been huge. Electro, Hip-hop, House, Techno, Soul, Funk, Drum and Bass to Trap - the 808 is at the heart of their stories. It literally changed the sound of popular music.
09/12/2020 • 7 minutes 23 seconds
Global Metal: Boris
Japan’s mighty BORIS tell us about the music scene in Japan and the country’s love of heavy metal and experimental noise. Experimental music group BORIS comprises drummer Atsuo, guitarist/bassist Takeshi and guitarist/keyboardist Wata. They formed in Toyko in 1992. This interview was conducted with Takeshi and translated and voiced by Ms Rie Hiramatsu-Hunter
17/11/2020 • 6 minutes 13 seconds
Global Metal: Duma
Exploring Kenya’s extreme grindcore and hardcore scene with duo Duma. Duma members Martin Khanja and Sam Karugu are former members of bands Lust for a Dying Breed and Seeds of Datura. They formed Duma together in 2019.
17/11/2020 • 6 minutes 22 seconds
Global Metal: Divide And Dissolve
Takiaya Reed and Sylvie Nehill of the American / Australian drone duo Divide and Dissolve share how their experiences as Black & Tsalagi [Cherokee]and Māori women has informed their heavy sound.
Mirroring the brash, bone-crushing potency of their dynamic Drone music, the formidable Takiaya Reed (saxophone, guitar, live effects) and Sylvie Nehill (drums, live effects) carry their fight and ancestors fight forward, using the power of their performances to raw attention to the ongoing battle against system oppression.
17/11/2020 • 6 minutes 11 seconds
Robyn: Her Love Of Prince
Swedish singer Robyn shares her love for Prince which started as a young child dancing to her mum's albums. She will discuss his seminal album Sign O' The Times and how his emotional lyrics have influenced her immensely.
29/07/2020 • 6 minutes 2 seconds
Roger Robinson: Dub Poetry
Dub poet Roger Robinson, winner of this year's prestigious TS Eliot prize talks us through his early influences, the inspiration behind his poetry and his collaborations with electronic musician The Bug, as part of the brilliant King Midas Sound. Roger won the TS Eliot Prize for his collection of poetry titled, 'A Portable Paradise', which tackle themes such as racism and events such as the Grenfell Tower fire, as well as exploring the idea of paradise and searching for it throughout life.
04/03/2020 • 6 minutes 21 seconds
Paul Wright: The British Culture Archive
Paul Wright created the British Culture Archive to document, highlight and preserve the changes in British society and culture through social and documentary photography.
His focus is on post war working-class culture and diverse communities that are frequently overlooked by more established archives.
The archive is currently hosting an exhibition of photography called The People’s City, at The Refuge in Manchester. Paul Wright tells us more about it.
Photo credit: Richard Davis
18/02/2020 • 3 minutes 46 seconds
Charlotte Dos Santos: Metamorphosis
Charlotte Dos Santos has Norwegian and Brazilian heritage and was raised in Oslo. She studied jazz at Berklee College of Music in Boston and Flamenco and Mediterranean music in Valencia. Her debut album Cleo was released in 2017
Charlotte chats about her new track Harvest time - and the themes surrounding it, which include shedding your ego, metamorphosis, the influence of nature and the influence of Pharoah Sanders.
She’s back in the UK as part of her first headline European tour.
05/02/2020 • 4 minutes 28 seconds
Nina Kraviz: Remixing St Vincent
Russian DJ and producer Nina Kraviz talks about heading up a very special remix project.
St Vincent approached Nina to make one remix of a track from her album ‘Masseduction’, and Nina suggested curating a series of remixes of the whole album.
This became a record called 'Masseduction Rewired',
Nina called in some of the most innovative electronic artists in the world, including Jlin, Laurel Halo, Steffi, Midland, Mala, Pearson Sound.
We asked her to talk us through the journey, from meeting with St Vincent aka Annie Clark in New York to rewiring the sonic structures of the record.
15/01/2020 • 5 minutes 42 seconds
Jaz Coleman: Classical Composition
Jaz Coleman may be best known to you as the lead singer with eighties post-punk band Killing Joke, but he has another career as an acclaimed classical composer with a global reputation. He discusses his work and much-missed bassist Raven.
14/01/2020 • 6 minutes 26 seconds
David Bowie: Celebrating His Birthday
We celebrate Bowie's Birthday by replaying Mary Anne's 1997 interview with David, recorded for his 50th birthday. Hear David talk about his love of drum and bass, his friendship with Lou Reed and how he chose the name David Bowie.
Includes excerpts from his 50th Birthday Special with Mary Anne, originally aired on Radio 1 in 1997.
This Three Minute Epiphany was first aired in the 6 Music Weekend Breakfast Show in 2013.
08/01/2020 • 7 minutes 10 seconds
Kathryn Jeffs: Earth’s Tropical Islands
Kathryn Jeffs gives us a peek into a new series called Earth’s Tropical Islands. She highlights the great adventures the team had filming wildlife in Madagascar, Borneo and Hawaii
23/12/2019 • 5 minutes 54 seconds
Yuna: Relaxing At Home
We continue Relaxation Week with a Three Minute Epiphany from Malaysian-born and LA-based singer Yuna. She has experienced a busy year with the release of her latest album Rouge, featuring Tyler The Creator and Little Simz.
Yuna has also become increasingly involved in the fashion world. She took time out to tell us about how she relaxes and how her home is the ultimate sanctuary.
19/12/2019 • 6 minutes
Agnes Obel: Using Cinema To Re-set
We continue relaxation week with a 3 Minute Epiphany from Danish singer/songwriter, Agnes Obel, whose forthcoming album Myopia is set for release in 2020 on the Deutsche Grammophon label. The album is an album about trust and doubt and the writing process for this record found Obel experimenting with with production techniques including warping and pitching down vocals, strings, piano and other instruments.
All this week we're relaxing and we encourage you to join us. We'll be chatting to some of our favourite artists and asking them to share their top tips for switching off and taking time for self care.
18/12/2019 • 6 minutes 15 seconds
Pongo: Relaxation and Christmas
We continue relaxation week with a 3 Minute Epiphany from Angolan-Portuguese electronic musician Pongo, who started rapping over kuduro dance routines at Queluz train station in Portugal, when she would travel every week to physiotherapy. She went on to join kuduro dance collective Buraka Som Sistema, making her musical debut on their album Black Diamond. We caught up with Pongo to find out what she does to relax, when the world around seems slightly hectic.
We're relaxing and we encourage you to join us. We'll be chatting to some of our favourite artists and asking them to share their top tips for switching off and taking time for self care.
17/12/2019 • 5 minutes 2 seconds
Kamellia Sara: Doom Yoga
She talks us through the power of sound and how a gong bath can enhance the practice.
16/12/2019 • 6 minutes 9 seconds
Art Is Everywhere: Nitin Sawhney
Nitin Sawhney is a British Indian musician and composer, with one of the most distinctive voices in modern day music. He has released over twenty studio albums and works across a number of different specialisms including film, video games, dance and theatre.
Antony Gormley is a British Artist best known for his Angel Of The North sculpture near Gateshead. He currently has a new exhibition at the Royal Academy in London. Antony and Nitin have known each other for many years and collaborated together on the cover for Nitin’s 2008 album, London Undersound
28/11/2019 • 8 minutes 32 seconds
Art Is Everywhere: Anne Hardy
Anne's work includes sculptural installation, photography and audio. She often explores our relationship with place and space and her pieces re-purpose objects and challenge us to view our surroundings in a totally different way. Anne's art is often fully immersive, creating installations that you enter into rather than view from a distance. She often experiments with new materials and the process of creating each new work, is as important as the finished piece. You can see Anne's Winter Commission at Tate Britain in London from the 30th of November.
27/11/2019 • 4 minutes 56 seconds
Art Is Everywhere: Vic Reeves
Jim's passion for art began in childhood, when his parents encourage him to paint, sculpt and enter competitions on the back of cereal boxes, which happily, he won.
As a teenager Jim studied at art collage and it was here that he discovered the performance art of Gilbert & George and Joseph Beuys, which inspired his early adventures in comedy and which has continued to inform his writing and performances throughout his career. Recently seen on your TV discussing the history of Video Art, Jim's own art work is exhibited up and down the country.
He is also an ambassador for the Turner Contemporary, home of our special Art is Everywhere show on Tuesday the 3rd of December.
27/11/2019 • 5 minutes 39 seconds
Art Is Everywhere: Isamaya Ffrench
Our celebration of art starts with the renowned boundary-pushing make-up artist.
25/11/2019 • 5 minutes 29 seconds
Caro C: Delia Derbyshire Day
We look ahead to Delia Derbyshire Day 2019 with event organiser Caro C. Delia Derbyshire Day is a Manchester-based organisation, which pays homage to Delia Derbyshire. The organisation's work is centred around the Delia Derbyshire Archive which is held at John Rylands Library in Manchester city centre.
A popular event in the cultural calendar, this year's Delia Derbyshire Day incorporates the Electric Storm 50 project, which honours the 50th anniversary of the album 'An Electric Storm' by White Noise, a trio made of up David Vorhaus, BBC Radiophonic workshop member Brian Hodgson and Delia Derbyshire.
Best known for her realisation of Ron Grainer's original Dr Who theme in 1963, which is widely recognised as an iconic piece of early electronic music. Delia also produced music and sound for radio, theatre, film and even fashion shows.
21/11/2019 • 5 minutes 21 seconds
Beverly Glenn Copeland: New Audiences
He has released seven albums over the years and shows no sign of slowing at 75.
12/11/2019 • 4 minutes 48 seconds
Jessica Curry: Gaming and Music
The BAFTA award-winning composer talks about creating music for video games.
11/11/2019 • 6 minutes 8 seconds
Robert Gordon McHarg III: London Calling
Robert Gordon McHarg III is a curator of the exhibition - The Clash: London Calling at the Museum of London. The exhibition features a huge collection of items from The Clash's personal archive including photographs, notes, clothing and one broken Fender Precision Bass.
06/11/2019 • 4 minutes 49 seconds
Haxan Cloak: Creating Atmospheric Music
We catch up with experimental artist and producer, The Haxan Cloak better known to friends and family as Bobby Krlic. Bobby recently scored the music for Ari Aster's folk horror film, Midsommar. Known for his dark, intense and at times downright terrifying music, Bobby chats about creating atmosphere with music. He also speaks about the influence that his new hometown of LA has had on his sound and the importance of Jelly in his early musical explorations. Bobby also discusses his role as a producer with artists such as Goldfrapp and Father John Misty.
05/11/2019 • 5 minutes 35 seconds
The grime MC, rapper and songwriter on the power of positive attitude.
04/11/2019 • 6 minutes 1 second
Vince Wilburn Jr: Miles Davis
Miles Davis’ drummer and nephew Vince Wilburn Jr discusses his uncle's legacy.
04/11/2019 • 3 minutes 48 seconds
Testament: Black Man Walking
Celebrate Black History Month with rapper, producer and writer Testament.
04/11/2019 • 5 minutes 10 seconds
Rishabh Seen: Sitar Metal
We explore the Heavy Metal music scene in India with Sitar Metal. Sitar Metal are the world's first (and possibly only) sitar metal band. As in they shred hard on sitars. After making waves in the home country, the band came to our attention and we want to know more. We caught up with band leader Rishabh Seen to ask what the scene is like in their home town, who their biggest influences are and the history of metal in India.
23/10/2019 • 5 minutes 53 seconds
Robert Luis: Tru Thoughts
Tru Thoughts was established in Brighton in 1999 by Robert Luis and Paul Jonas. The label began life as a way for Robert and Paul to showcase the exciting music being produced by the regular guests at their Brighton club nights, After a slew of 12inch releases, they dropped their first album, which was the debut LP from Bonobo and the rest as they say, is history. 20 years later, the label is still independent and still being run from the seaside splendour of Brighton.
18/10/2019 • 4 minutes 46 seconds
DJ Shadow: Light in the Darkness
DJ and major record collector DJ Shadow on interpreting the world around him through his music, and finding the right collaborators for his new record.
10/10/2019 • 5 minutes 42 seconds
Sabrina Mahfouz: Slow Readers Book Club
Writer Sabrina Mahfouz is this month's Slow Readers Book Club. She'll be discussing her latest play at the Royal Court - A History of Water in the Middle East
Sabrina, who is British Egyptian, grew up with ambitions of being a spy but was turned down by MI6. After turning her attention to writing she has won numerous awards and has recently been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
Sabrina is the editor of 'The Things I Would Tell You: British Muslim Women Write' and is currently editing a new creative anthology Smashing It: Working Class Artists on Life, Art and Making It Happen which includes contributions from the likes of Riz Ahmed and Maxine Peak and a children's poetry anthology Poems From a Green and Blue Planet both of which will be out in early October. She is also currently writing a biopic of the legendary 'Godfather of Grime', Wiley.
03/10/2019 • 5 minutes 14 seconds
Dr Julia Jones: Music And Wellbeing
The neuroscientist and author Dr Julia Jones otherwise known as Dr Rock, looks at the effect of music on our mental wellbeing. Her area of study looks closely at the use of music in the treatment of Dementia and she is a core part of BBC Music Day's Music and Dementia initiative.
The initiative is now working with over 80 organisations, including the NHS, to help bring music to everyone living with dementia by 2020. The initiative has inspired over 800 events across the UK, from pop-up nightclubs and raves at care homes to inter-generational singing sessions, all celebrating the power of music to change lives.
26/09/2019 • 5 minutes 47 seconds
Use Hearing Protection: Factory Records
The iconic label is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a major new show in London.
Use Hearing Protection: FAC 1 – 50 / 40 takes place at the Chelsea Space in the capital and celebrates the history and on-going influence of Factory Records, supported by rare and unseen materials from personal Factory archives.
Curated by Jon Savage and Mat Bancroft, the Factory exhibition is being featured in this year’s London Design Festival and runs from the 13th September until Friday the 25th of October 2019
Image: Detail from Fac 1, Poster 1978, Design Peter Saville
23/09/2019 • 5 minutes 40 seconds
Jenny Hval: The Practice Of Love
Mary Anne is joined by Norwegian experimental songwriter and novelist Jenny Hval. Jenny presents a 3 Minute Epiphany on the practice of love.
The title of this 3 Minute Epiphany is also the title of Jenny's latest album and Valie Export’s 1985 film of the same name, which in part inspired the record.
We asked Jenny about the exploration of love in art in poetry and as a way of broadening her own writing practice.
Using the pop song format to attempt to make sense of what love and care actually mean, Jenny explores Love across her new record, saying of the album “Love as a theme in art has been the domain of the canonized, big artists, and I have always seen myself as a minor character, a voice that speaks of other things...But in the last few years I have wanted to take a closer look at the practice of otherness, this fragile performance, and how it can express love, intimacy, empathy and desire.”
23/09/2019 • 5 minutes 11 seconds
Salami Rose Joe Louis: Science Fiction
We have a 3 Minute Epiphany from US based musician and producer, Salami Rose Joe Louis. Her new album 'Zdenka 2080' was released via Brainfeeder on the 30th of August 2019.
The album draws it's inspiration from film, literature, art, and music, and was heavily influenced in particular by a series of apocalyptic sci-fi novels by Octavia Butler and Gene Wolf.
Salami Rose Joe Louis. (real name Lindsay Olsen) says that the books: "inspired me to explore the realms of fantasy as a means of illuminating concepts and truths about our own society and humanity.”
As a result 'Zdenka 2080' describes a future dystopian Earth in the year 2080 that has been mis-managed by unethical governments and corporations. An initiative by greedy big business to capture solar energy to power a super-sized spaceship, results in a rapidly cooling Earth, and the elite escape via the spaceship to colonize another distant planet. The earthlings left behind find themselves fading with the cooling sun.
11/09/2019 • 6 minutes 10 seconds
Battles: New York City
Experimental rockers Battles present their 3 Minute Epiphany on making records in NYC. The band recently released their storming new single Titanium 2 on the Warp record label.
The single features No Wave legend Sal Principato from the iconic 80s New York band Liquid Liquid and the track itself is very much a homage to the city. With this in mind, we asked the band how it felt to finally be recording music in their home town after years spent holed up in studios across the USA.
09/09/2019 • 6 minutes 6 seconds
Prom 64: These Are The Breaks
We explore Prom 64: The Breaks. Prom 64 explores the iconic tracks that spawned breaking and formed the origins of hip hop.
Performed by The Heritage Orchestra and conducted by Jules Buckley, the concert will feature historic and modern-classic breaking tunes from James Brown, Incredible Bongo Band, Babe Ruth, Herbaliser, Madcon, and Poets of Rhythm, alongside live breaking crew 'Soul Mavericks’, UK turntable royalty DJ Switch, singer Alice Russell, and many more.
On the show we hear from Jules and the Soul Mavericks crew just ahead of their performance at the Royal Albert Hall.
09/09/2019 • 5 minutes 48 seconds
Chief Xcel: The Roots of Blackalicious
Producer and DJ Chief Xcel of hip hop duo Blackalicious discusses his career and relationship with rapper and lyricist Gift of Gab.
09/09/2019 • 5 minutes 48 seconds
Lady Bantam: Female Sound Systems
Involved in sound systems in London for 35 years, Lady Bantam describes why her all-female system adds a unique and important flavour to Carnival.
09/09/2019 • 5 minutes 22 seconds
Kim Gordon: Art and Music
Best known as Sonic Youth's front woman, Kim Gordon, considers herself first and foremost a visual artist. Kim discusses her creative processes and her new album 'No Home Record'.
21/08/2019 • 5 minutes 12 seconds
Quantic: Place and Creating
Will Holland aka Quantic explores how his surroundings, especially his move to Brooklyn have affected his creativity, and changed his life.
Quantic records under many guises as the Quantic Soul Orchestra, The Limp Twins, Flowering Inferno, and Ondatrópica and always delivers quality funk, soul and jazz grooves.
16/08/2019 • 5 minutes 50 seconds
Maribou State: Field Recording
The electronic duo explore the importance of global influences and nature on their sound and how key field recordings are to their music.
12/08/2019 • 4 minutes 49 seconds
Raphael Saadiq: Inspirations And Collaborations
Mary Anne has a 3 Minute Epiphany from legendary songwriter and producer, Raphael Saadiq. An R&B polymath, Raphael has written for and produced some of the biggest names in music inc Whitney, Mary J, TLC, En Vogue and was a member of Lucy Pearl. Beginning his career in the group Tony! Toni! Tone!, Raphael toured with Prince, before becoming the go to guy for that original old school R&B sound.
For years he has flown under the radar, preferring to work behind the scenes, lending his immeasurable skills to production, songwriting and arranging. He's also worked extensively across film and TV scores and of course proudly held the role of executive producer on Solange's incredible album 'A Seat At The Table'.
Now, 8 years since his last solo album, Raphael has returned with an incredibly personal record, which explores drug addiction within his own family and the wider problem with addiction, loss and trauma experienced across the world.
07/08/2019 • 3 minutes 46 seconds
Ólafur Arnalds: Music and Memory
Multi-instrumentalist and producer, Ólafur Arnalds gives us his Three Minute Epiphany
01/08/2019 • 4 minutes
Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein: Creating music for Stranger Things
We hear from Stranger Things Composers' Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein on creating music for the hit show.
31/07/2019 • 4 minutes 29 seconds
Jlin explores collaborations, reflecting on her work with experimental musician Holly Herndon and choreographer Wayne McGregor
25/07/2019 • 5 minutes 17 seconds
Robert Glasper: Musical Influences
The Grammy winner has worked with Kendrick Lamar, Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu and Questlove,
Throughout his career, Glasper has won won 3 Grammy’s and an Emmy award. He has also worked as a producer on 'Miles Ahead', the biopic film based on the life of Miles Davis.
His breakthrough album was 2012's "Black Radio" which won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album, which was followed by 2014's "Black Radio 2". But Glasper stepped fully into the spotlight thanks to his prominent role on Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp A Butterfly"
03/07/2019 • 6 minutes 30 seconds
Wolfgang Buttress: Multi-Sensory Installation Beam
Award winning artist Wolfgang Buttress presents a 3 Minute Epiphany on BEAM. BEAM is a multi sensory, immersive, sculpture, which forms part of this year's Glastonbury festival. BEAM highlights the essential role that honey bees play in pollinating 30% of the food that we eat.
The installation includes light and an ever changing soundscape based upon the live sounds from a beehive plus contributions from members of Spiritualized, Sigur Ros, Sunn O))) and other guest artists.
28/06/2019 • 6 minutes 3 seconds
Devendra Banhart: The Art Of Saying Thank You
Venezuelan American songwriter and artist Devendra Banhart presents his 3 Minute Epiphany on the importance of saying thank you.
Film maker Jeanie Finlay and composer Hannah Peel discuss the Game of Thrones documentary
05/06/2019 • 6 minutes 29 seconds
Jordan Mooney: The Essence of Punk and Defiance
A key part of the punk movement, Jordan became iconic initially whilst working at McLaren and Westwood’s Sex shop on the King’s Road and was part of the original Pistols entourage and appeared on stage with them regularly. Her defiant look was the embodiment of punk that the Sex shop emulated.
She went on to manage and perform with Adam And The Ants in 77/78 and perform the role of Britannia in Derek Jarman’s Jubilee, hanging out with Bowie and Warhol along the way.
She has been a veterinary nurse for 26 years after overcoming intense personal struggles in the early Eighties.
Jordan explores her incredible life in her recently published her autobiography ‘Defying Gravity’ which sold out as soon as it hit the shelves and had an immediate reprint.
05/06/2019 • 4 minutes 25 seconds
Ratso: Releasing A Debut Album At 70
The writer and actor has released his debut album, which features vocals from Nick Cave.
Joan Baez gave him his nickname due to his scrappy appearance on tour with Bob Dylan.
15/05/2019 • 5 minutes 23 seconds
Orbital: Music, Healing and Time
The Hartnoll Brothers talk about the sense of emotional release that music brings.
10/05/2019 • 4 minutes 56 seconds
Arthur Jafa: Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death
The artist talks about his groundbreaking short film, plus the importance of music.
02/04/2019 • 3 minutes 34 seconds
Angel Ho: On Cape Town Culture
The South African artist speaks about Queer and Trans culture and music in Cape Town.
15/03/2019 • 3 minutes 53 seconds
Kieran Hebden and Anna Liber Lewis: Muscle Memory.
Close friends Kieran Hebden and artist Anna Liber Lewis talk about their collaboration.
12/03/2019 • 4 minutes 44 seconds
Kate Mosse: The Women's Prize For Fiction.
The co-founding director speaks about the importance of the Women's Prize For Fiction.
12/03/2019 • 5 minutes 13 seconds
Kwame Kwei-Armah: Theatre and the Community
The Artistic Director of the Young Vic speaks about the theatre's YV:ID Festival
08/03/2019 • 5 minutes 12 seconds
Sinkane: What Does Dépaysé mean?
The Sudanese American artist discusses the inspiration behind his new album. He speaks about the meaning behind the title of the record Dépaysé, which translates as a feeling of disorientation and being removed from one's surroundings.
07/03/2019 • 4 minutes 41 seconds
Yugen Blakrok: Finding The Light Within
The trailblazing South African rapper speaks about the importance of storytelling. She also discusses her influences and contributing to the Black Panther Soundtrack.
28/02/2019 • 5 minutes 1 second
Salif Keita: My Fifty Year Career
The 'Golden Voice of Africa' speaks about his career and activism in music.
11/02/2019 • 3 minutes 26 seconds
Reuben Dangoor: Recalibrating Art
The London artist talks about his 'Legends of the Scene' grime portraits
11/02/2019 • 3 minutes 50 seconds
Denzel Curry: Honesty in rap lyrics
The US rapper talks about keeping true to himself when writing music.
25/01/2019 • 3 minutes 10 seconds
Holly Herndon: Making music with an AI baby
The electronic composer chats about making music with readily available AI software.
14/01/2019 • 4 minutes 37 seconds
Slowthai: Recalibrating punk
Northampton rapper Slowthai talks about what punk means to him.
11/01/2019 • 4 minutes 21 seconds
Idris Elba: The light and shade behind Luther
Idris talks candidly about the relationship he has with his character in the hit TV show, Luther.
07/01/2019 • 3 minutes 38 seconds
Beck: What Is Art?
What is art? Beck Hansen, who comes from a family of great artists, tries to explain...
06/01/2019 • 3 minutes 48 seconds
Brix Smith Start: Why Music Needs Fashion
Punk rocker-cum-fashion guru Brix Smith Start talks about why music needs fashion.
06/01/2019 • 5 minutes 14 seconds
Daniel Johnston: How Drawing Saved Me
Cult musician Daniel Johnston on how comic book drawing helped him through hard times.
06/01/2019 • 4 minutes 21 seconds
Ibibio Sound Machine: Empowerment And Freedom In Music
Eno Williams of Ibibio Sound Machine joins us to talk about the freeing nature of music.
06/01/2019 • 3 minutes 49 seconds
Judith Kerr: Art Lifts My Loneliness
Author and illustrator Judith Kerr talks about the vital role that art plays in her life.
06/01/2019 • 4 minutes 39 seconds
Noel Fielding: On Surrealism
Comedian and artist Noel Fielding talks about his love of surrealist art.
06/01/2019 • 3 minutes 34 seconds
Patti Smith: The Brontë Sisters
Patti Smith shares her love of the Brontë Sisters.
04/01/2019 • 2 minutes 59 seconds
Perfume Genius: How To Be Fearless
Perfume Genius aka Mike Hadreas gives us his tips on how to become fearless.
04/01/2019 • 6 minutes 23 seconds
Seun Kuti: The Life And Legacy Of My Dad, Fela Kuti
Seun Kuti talks about the role that his dad, Fela Kuti, played in his life.
04/01/2019 • 5 minutes 17 seconds
Steve McQueen: How To Direct A Film
Filmmaker Steve McQueen CBE offers tips on how to direct a movie.
04/01/2019 • 3 minutes 38 seconds
Sunflower Bean: How rock 'n' roll is saving lives
The NYC-based trio open up about the impact music has had on their lives.