20 episodes

Banff Centre Talks is a curated collection of intimate conversations with artists and leaders, recorded before a live audience. We explore the creative process and how their approach to working and living connects with how you live your own life. Production of Banff Centre Talks ceased in early 2016.

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Banff Centre Talks is a curated collection of intimate conversations with artists and leaders, recorded before a live audience. We explore the creative process and how their approach to working and living connects with how you live your own life. Production of Banff Centre Talks ceased in early 2016.

    Richard Reed Parry, Diane Borsato, Christopher House on Slowing Down in an Accelerated World (Panel)

    Richard Reed Parry, Diane Borsato, Christopher House on Slowing Down in an Accelerated World (Panel)

    Core member of Arcade Fire, Richard Reed Parry, visual artist and two-time Sobey Award-nominee Diane Borsato and choreographer Christopher House discuss the relationship between artistic practice and slowing down in an accelerated world. Moderated by Dominic Girard. #banffcentretalks

    • 58 min
    Stillness Residency: Pico Iyer in Conversation

    Stillness Residency: Pico Iyer in Conversation

    We live in a world of constant motion: individual and collective relocation and dislocation, changing political movements, and the acceleration of information and data in a digital age. Join international bestselling author and essayist, and TED Talks alumnus, Pico Iyer, for an onstage conversation on "the art of stillness" and what value we can gain in slowing down. Interviewed by Laurie Brown (CBC Radio's The Signal). #banffcentretalks

    • 55 min
    Ep 16: Ghana ThinkTank

    Ep 16: Ghana ThinkTank

    On this episode Sue Bell Yank talks to artist Christopher Robbins about his decade with the public art and activism collective Ghana ThinkTank. The group blends art with international development to challenge the dynamic between the "first" and "third" worlds. #banffcentretalks

    • 39 min
    Ep 15: Michael Robotham and Louise Welsh on Crime Writing

    Ep 15: Michael Robotham and Louise Welsh on Crime Writing

    Authors Michael Robotham and Louise Welsh discuss crime writing with Mojo Anderson. #banffcentretalks

    • 41 min
    Ep 14: Tom Wilson

    Ep 14: Tom Wilson

    Warning: This episode contains some strong language.

    In this episode, a conversation with Canadian singer/songwriter Tom Wilson. Speaking with host Allison Brock, Wilson discusses his work with such venerable outfits as Junkhouse and Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, his success as a visual artist and the family revelations he discovered late in life. #banffcentretalks

    • 48 min
    Ep 13: Alanis Obomsawin

    Ep 13: Alanis Obomsawin

    Canadian filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin has spent four decades and 50 films exploring Indigenous culture and history. Her best known documentary, Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance, garnered 18 international awards, telling the story of the Mohawk uprising in Oka. In this episode she discusses the power of documentary film to incite change, the art of listening and her definition of success. #banffcentretalks

    • 31 min

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