Five talks at the 2013 Edinburgh International Festival

  • Edinburgh Festival Guide
  • 15 July 2013

This article is from 2013

Five talks at the 2013 Edinburgh International Festival

Brian Eno, Philip Glass and Patti Smith among those delivering talks at EIF

Philip Glass & Patti Smith
These two US creative legends discuss another, Allen Ginsberg.
The Hub, 13 Aug.

Nam June Paik Resounds
A gathering of curators muse upon the legacy of this counter-culture tech-artist.
Talbot Rice Gallery, 10 Aug.

Brian Eno
Another sonic guru reflects on where recorded music is going next.
National Museum of Scotland, 23 Aug.

Beckett on Film
This project’s co-producer Michael Colgan talks about the particular challenges in collecting up 19 features and short films.
The Hub, 30 Aug.

Bang on a Can All-Stars
The Brooklyn contemporary music outfit chat about field recordings.
The Hub, 23 Aug.

Curators Talk

Curators from the Nam June Paik Art Center, Tate and Talbot Rice Gallery discuss the work and legacy of Nam June Paik.

Conversations: Philip Glass and Patti Smith

Philip Glass is joined by Patti Smith to discuss their cross-art form collaboration The Poet Speaks with writer and broadcaster Richard Coles.

Conversations: Bang on a Can All-Stars

Members of New York City’s Bang on a Can All-Stars discuss making music new with Edinburgh-based composer John Harris.

Movements: Brian Eno

Music since recording is a new art form, which bears only as much resemblance to traditional, performed music as cinema does to theatre. What are the special characteristics of this new art? How did it evolve? Where might it be going? Brian Eno shares his thoughts.

Beckett on Film

Producer of the Beckett on Film project, Michael Colgan discusses the challenges in creating this extraordinary film collection.