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In conversation with

Here you can find exclusive interviews with those involved in our cultural programmes and events.  

Visual art in the background of Carsten Nicolai playing live © Nikolaus Brade
Image of Tony durmming with woman in front out of focus © Dawid Laskowski

Tony Buck

From the 21st until the 23rd of April, we supported Tony in devising his 60th birthday party at the Cafe OTO in Dalston, whereby he invited "dear friends, esteemed colleagues and close collaborators, who make up some the music world's most respected and adventurous improvisers".

Carsten Nicolai sitting on grey chairs with arms crossed over Alberto Novelli

Carsten Nicolai

On the 26th of April, the pan-European orchestral collective s t a r g a z e, conducted by André de Ridder, will collaborate with electro-musician Carsten Nicolai aka Alva Noto for a live instrumental, audio-visual performance at the Barbican. 

A photo of Christine sitting outside with sunglasses on Mark Abramson

In conversation with Christine Sun Kim: Part 1

We caught up with Kim and interpreter Denise Kahler-Braaten at the end of January to talk about residency expectations, unexpected Berlin love stories, and what it means to “own a space”.

Sign in the sky saying "The Sound of No Fight" © Lee Baxter for Manchester International Festival, UK

In conversation with Christine Sun Kim: Part 2

In the second part of the interview, we dug deeper into what it means to be not only a female artist, but also a mother, Christine’s most meaningful pieces and what she wants people to feel when they view her artwork.