Nothing Concrete podcast

Nothing Concrete

Barbican Centre

This is Nothing Concrete, the Barbican podcast - here to inspire more people to discover and love the arts with weekly episodes of archive finds and themed series exploring music, cinema, visual art, theatre, architecture and everything in between.

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93 Episódios

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    From the Archive: Andrew Haigh on 45 Years and Lean on Pete

    37:39

    This week, we look back at on two consecutive films by British director Andrew Haigh. We get insight from the director himself about his 2015’s film 45 Years and a different perspective from lead actor Charlie Plummer on its follow up, Lean on Pete. 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    From the Archive: Peter Strickland (Biophilia, The Duke of Burgundy and In Fabric)

    43:48

    This week, we bring together three interviews with film director Peter Strickland, focussing on the three occasions we've had the pleasure of gaining some time and insight in his company - let's explore the concert film Biophilia followed by the surreal storytelling of The Duke of Burgundy and finally, In Fabric. 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 longstanding producer and podcaster, Ben Eshmade. Subscribe to Nothing Concrete on Acast, Spotify, iTunes or wherever you find your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    From the Archive: Bonnie Greer on Do The Right Thing

    16:31

    Back in late 2019, we hosted a series of talks and debates exploring cinema relationship to the modern city and our experience of urban life. As part of this season, journalist and playwright Bonnie Greer introduced Spike Lee's ground-breaking 80s film Do The Right Thing - on the hottest day of the year in a neighbourhood in Brooklyn, hate and bigotry smoulders and builds until it explodes into violence. In this archive episode, Ben Eshmade talks to Bonnie Greer about the impact of this film.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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    Can We Talk About Power? with Suzanne Alleyne + Mia Bays + Michael Holding

    49:47

    ‘Can We Talk About Power?' (27-30 Sep) is a series of online conversations delving into the nature of power with artists, poets, writers, and scientists. Ahead of the first event, cultural thinker Suzanne Alleyne invites Oscar-winning film producer and cultural activist Mia Bays and cricket commentator and former West Indian fast bowler Michael Holding to join her in conversation about the enabling power of power, the role our backgrounds can inevitably play, and how we can perhaps find power by giving ours to someone else. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    Autism Through Cinema - an exploration of neurodiversity on film (Guest Episode)

    1:00:29

    This week, we have a special guest episode from the Autism Through Cinema podcast. David Hartley, Georgia Bradburn, John-James Laidlow, and Ethan Lyon look back on the films they’ve featured so far and discuss everything from autistic characters on screen to how filmmakers can make film sets more inclusive to whether there’s an autistic aesthetic for filmmakers.  We’ll then hear from Professor Janet Harbord and filmmaker Steven Eastwood about the Autism Through Cinema research project at Queen Mary University.  Autism and Cinema: An exploration of neurodiversity takes place in the Barbican Cinemas from Thu 16-Tue 28 Sep 2021. Subscribe to the Autism Through Cinema podcast: https://www.autism-through-cinema.org.uk/atcpodcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    From the Archive: Roy Andersson on A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

    21:36

    This week, Ben Eshmade takes us back in our cinema archive to revisit 2014 when we clambered on to a branch to reflect on existence, with the unique cinematic voice of director Roy Andersson in the black comedy-drama, 'A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence'. 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    From the Archive: Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis

    38:39

    We look back to February 2016 to spend some time the company of the prestigious Jazz at Lincoln Centre Orchestra during the fourth year of their international associate residency when they performed the music of Wayne Shorter, George Gershwin and hosted an evening celebrating the next generation of jazz. 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    From the Archive: Possibly Colliding with Nils Frahm

    1:01:58

    We're back in July 2016 to revist Possibly Colliding, a weekend curated by composer and pianist, Nils Frahm. In this special hour-long episode, you'll hear from a selection of those orbiting artists in the field of music, art and film who appeared in this unique weekend at the Barbican. Featuring interviews with AMBIQ, Nik Bartsch, Arthur Jeffes, Luke Abbott, Gwyneth Wentink, Woodkid, and Nils Frahm. 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    From the Archive: Thurston Moore on GALAXIES 12 x 12

    27:09

    This week, Ben Eshmade digs another episode from his archive, remembering the time in April 2018 when Thurston Moore led an orchestra of twelve string guitarists and sonic dreamers in a symphony to the earth and the stars. Taking inspiration from a poem by Sun Ra – ex-Sonic Youth musician and singer Thurston Moore brought together himself and eleven other equally genre-defying guitarist to create an orchestra, with Moore as conductor and composer. 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    From the Archive: Under the Skin with Jonathan Glazer

    19:46

    On this week’s archive edition, we step into a bleak gloopy bubble of dangerous darkness and relive the terrifying sci-fi drama, Under the Skin. Ben Eshmade speaks to Jonathan Glazer, back in 2013...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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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