With Natacha Atlas on the cusp of releasing a new EP, The Inner and The Outer, the latest podcast in the series Telling It Like It Is presents a conversation with Atlas and long-term collaborator Samy Bishai.
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Home: Telling it like it is
Home is a complex subject, and that’s why it makes a good topic for conversation. In this podcast, playwright, cultural leader and polymath Chinonyerem Odimba takes us on a quest to find the meaning of home.
Telling It Like It Is: Technology
Technology is increasingly manipulating our minds. What we think we want might not be what we actually need. And this is making us sick. So, what can we do about it? Take a look or listen to the podcast with my guest, Ian Douglas.
Natacha Atlas – Strange Days
I heard a live preview of Natacha Atlas’s album STRANGE DAYS at an intimate gig in Blackheath earlier this summer. It was an extraordinary experience, hypnotic, transporting, musically accomplished, and unsettling too – a perfect metaphor for the times we live in. The album is out now, and its title – STRANGE DAYS – perfectlyContinue reading “Natacha Atlas – Strange Days”
Poem Portraits is brought to you by Google. It’s an art experiment, part crowdsourced, and part AI driven, learning as it goes. Donate a word to become part of an ever evolving collective poem and create your own POEM PORTRAIT – Try out Poem Portraits It’s diverting, but I’m not sure the quality is whatContinue reading “Poem Portraits”
Clarion Call was a large scale sonic artwork along Ipswich Waterfront in October 2018.
Don’t Bother Calling
A lament? A song of victory? A passionate plea? It’s probably a mix of all these and more – and it is enigmatic and remarkable. Moses Sumney: Don’t Bother Calling … and yes, those are his high notes.
PUPPETS, FEMINISM AND MUSIC …
The vocal is a sample from Blossom Dearie’s ‘It Amazes Me’ recorded in 1958. Reinterpreted here by Les Balayeurs du Desert it assumes a feminist stance, never more so that when seen with this amazing video. Think of the compromises women often make so as not to ‘offend’ (mostly) men, and the analogy with puppetryContinue reading “PUPPETS, FEMINISM AND MUSIC …”
Ben Okri: Lines in Potentis
I love words. I love words because they carry meaning.