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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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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. 

    Sound Unbound with Ken Loach

    Sound Unbound with Ken Loach

    In this week’s episode of Sound Unbound, film director Ken Loach shares his love of Dvořák’s Cello Concerto and the impact of Czech New Wave cinema on his own filmmaking.


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    Sound Unbound is a music series in which Josie Long talks to creative minds about the music that moves them, with some help from conductor Ben Gernon.

    Sound Unbound is produced by Freya Hellier for Loftus Media. The assistant producer is Alex Quinn. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 14 min
    Sound Unbound with Karine Polwart

    Sound Unbound with Karine Polwart

    In this week’s episode of Sound Unbound, Josie Long introduces folk musician, Karine Polwart, as she speaks about the storytelling traditions of folk music and the importance of place and landscape encapsulated in Peter Maxwell Davies’ Farewell to Stromness, an unlikely protest song against a proposed uranium mine in Orkney. 


    Subscribe to Nothing Concrete on Acast, Spotify or wherever you find your podcasts. 


    Sound Unbound is a music series in which Josie Long talks to creative minds about the music that moves them, with some help from conductor Ben Gernon. 


    Sound Unbound is produced by Freya Hellier for Loftus Media. The assistant producer is Alex Quinn. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 14 min
    Sound Unbound with Steve Reich

    Sound Unbound with Steve Reich

    In our new series, Sound Unbound, Josie Long talks to creative minds about the music that moves them, with some help from conductor Ben Gernon. In the first episode, Steve Reich speaks about the profound impact hearing Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring at 14 had on him and his future career as a composer.


    Subscribe to Nothing Concrete on Acast, Spotify or wherever you find your podcasts.


    Sound Unbound is produced by Freya Hellier for Loftus Media. The assistant producer is Alex Quinn.


    Read the episode transcript: https://bit.ly/38cO71q For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 14 min
    Trailer: Sound Unbound on Nothing Concrete

    Trailer: Sound Unbound on Nothing Concrete

    Welcome to 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.


    Launching with a brand new series, Sound Unbound, presented by Josie Long, subscribe to Nothing Concrete for weekly episodes every Wednesday. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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