Journalist Aimie Cronin chat's with creatives from the fields of music, media, arts, and design; seeking inspiration from New Zealand and international leaders in these extra-ordinary times.
Liz Callaway: Singing is storytelling
Ramp connects with Liz Callaway, a Tony nominated, Emmy award winning singer and performer who has provided the singing voice for Anya in the Disney animated film Anastasia, among other films. She is also a decades-long Broadway performer and this year she has had to hone her technology skills as she reaches out to her audiences online.
Ramp Talks | Kereama Taepa: Go Hard!
Ramp connects with artist Kereama Taepa, whose work explores ideas around identity and belonging. One of his latest exhibitions, Transmission, speaks to the rich history of innovation within Māori culture as he mixes traditional Māori carving with virtual reality and 3-D printing. He has a Masters Degree from Massey University and currently teaches art at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology in Rotorua.
Susan Rogers: a calling to music
Ramp connects with Susan Rogers, a music production & engineering professor at Berklee whose industry work has included working as a producer, engineer and technician for various artists including Prince and The Bare Naked Ladies.
Toby Morris: reaching the masses
Ramp connects with comic and The Spinoff creative director Toby Morris whose clear, informative and engaging work on Covid-19 has seen The Spinoff win a contract with the World Health Organisation.
Yah-Leng Yu & Arthur Chin: making projects that matter
Ramp connects with Yah-Leng Yu and Arthur Chin whose Singapore-based design company Foreign Policy aims to make a difference within the community, while always be ahead of the trend.
Mark Hamilton: "I was just a crazy camera nerd who wanted to take pictures"
Ramp Connects with photographer Mark Hamilton who boldly took up photography and made it his career when life was taking him in a very different direction.