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The Setsuko Ono Conversation

The Setsuko Ono Conversation

You have just completed your inaugural London Exhibition at Asia House. Can you tell us how it went? I think the exhibit went well. A large number of people attended the private view and the talk I had with Professor Gladstone. We did not keep a record of how many […]

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The George Seaton Conversation

The George Seaton Conversation

George, can you tell us how the Liver Birds Flying Home musical first came into being? It was a chance remark. My dear friend Barb Jungr and I were walking down Hardman Street in Liverpool with the magnificent Liver Birds atop the Liver Building visible on the skyline. Looking at them […]

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The Kenneth Womack Conversation

The Kenneth Womack Conversation

Ken, you have written several books about The Beatles. Was a biography about their producer, Sir George Martin, a natural next step? Was it always something which you had planned to do? Writing about Sir George was indeed a natural step in my progress towards understanding the Beatles’ art. After […]

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The Ragnar Kjartansson Conversation

The Ragnar Kjartansson Conversation

You are now well known for your multi-disciplinary art installations, often based around music. Your latest work is ‘Sky in a Room’ now showing at the National Museum of Wales? Can you tell us briefly how this came about and what we can expect? This is a piece that has been […]

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The Joshua Greene Conversation

The Joshua Greene Conversation

Joshua, with your own photography, what subject matters are you drawn to? I do love architecture, gardens and flowers, food, and people. Basically, I love following the light. Can you tell us a little bit about your company, The Archives, a company committed to the restoration and preservation of photography, and […]

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Clifford Slapper and David Bowie together at the piano on the set of ‘Extras’. © RayBurmiston

The Clifford Slapper Conversation

  Cliff, at what age did you begin to play the piano, and who or what were the influences which led you to learn it? When I was aged about six, my parents bought me a toy piano. It was the one toy I kept going back to, so they […]

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The Mike Garson Conversation

The Mike Garson Conversation

“It is pointless to talk about his ability as a pianist. He is exceptional. However, there are very, very few musicians, let alone pianists, who naturally understand the movement and free thinking necessary to hurl themselves into experimental or traditional areas of music, sometimes, ironically, at the same time. Mike […]

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The Edward Burtynsky Conversation

The Edward Burtynsky Conversation

We are here at the Flowers Gallery at an exhibition of the new Salt Pans series. Meanwhile upstairs there is a second exhibition entitled Essential Elements which is also is the name of the new Thames & Hudson book written by William Ewing. Can you tell us some more about it? This is […]

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The Tim Mendelson Conversation

The Tim Mendelson Conversation

Tim, you were Ms. Taylor’s Executive Assistant for more than twenty years, what a great honour that must have been for you. Can you tell us a little about how this role came about, and how you were first introduced to each other? Working for Dame Elizabeth for all those […]

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The William Kopelk Conversation

The William Kopelk Conversation

William, what first led you to study architecture and design? I think it was aesthetics and my environment. My parents built their post and beam house in 1962. They would show me the blueprints and walk me through how things were laid out. Then during construction, we would visit every […]

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The Tom Moriarty Conversation

The Tom Moriarty Conversation

Tom, who were your musical influences growing up? Weirdly my first thought to that was, I dunno. When you’re young you hear stuff around you, at home, on the radio, the TV, wherever and you don’t know who it is but you listen and you take it with you. And […]

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The Kathy Etchingham Conversation

The Kathy Etchingham Conversation

Kathy, you were already an established DJ working in London when you met Jimi Hendrix in 1966. How did your paths first cross? I was living in the flat above Zoot and Ronnie Money’s flat in West Kensington just off the A4 when Chas Chandler brought Jimi to visit on […]

by × October 1, 2014 × 3 comments