Basically, you need never be bored again. An immense archive of the great audio interviewer and social historian and researcher, Studs Turkel, speaking over 40 years with great thinkers, movers and shakers as well as people less famous – has been properly curated and placed online. This is America, talking to itself, about its hopes and fears in the 20th Century.
choral music audio guide for portrait gallery Continue reading Audio tour in time – London Portrait Gallery
A delight. W H Auden writes – and reads – his response to Breughel’s picture about the fall of Icarus, in the Musee des Beaux Arts. 1 and a half minutes. He manages to draw out a life observation as well as describe the painting. Continue reading Ekphrasis! W H Auden on Musee des Beaux Arts
Intriguing – you can now listen to the “Sound of Music” without the music – simply the audio of what happens with the characters – storms, birdsong, phone ring….. It looks like – and sounds like – this: So, if you are an extreme fan of the film – or you just love living life to a dramatic soundtrack – then put this on in … Continue reading Living the Sound of Music
Just watched a BBC documentary on the making of the album “No Secrets” – which includes the song “You’re so vain”. Absorbing. We get to hear from the producer, bassist, sound engineer, drummer, lead guitarist, her manager and most of all Carly herself. What were her inspirations for her songs? What was it like to be at the centre of recording such a phenomenally … Continue reading Songwriter – Carly Simon
Or both? In the 1980s film “Electric Dreams” you get both. Continue reading Electronic or Classical music?
In this video, poet Ken Cockburn and artist Juliana Capes describe the great hall in the Scottish Portrait Gallery to a group of people with sight difficulties. They use poetic descriptions as well as poetry in what seems to be a very successful fusion. This and other similar events are organized by Artlink. This film is part of Artlink’s Investigate Create project, bringing artists and … Continue reading Seeing with poetry (9 mins)