Sep 20, 2011 | 53:58Wachtel on the Arts Wachtel On The Arts: Filmmaker Marjane Satrapi Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Wachtel On The Arts: Filmmaker Marjane Satrapi Sep 20, 2011 | 53:58Eleanor Wachtel talks to the acclaimed Iranian graphic artist and filmmaker, Marjane Satrapi. Her memoir and movie, Persepolis was hailed as "the most original coming-of-age story from the Middle East." Satrapi's unique vision of Iran draws on her own experience and on her colourful family history.
Oct 18, 2011 | 53:59Wachtel on the Arts Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon interview Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon interview Oct 18, 2011 | 53:59Eleanor Wachtel speaks with British choreographer, Christopher Wheeldon. Still in his thirties, he's already a leading figure in the ballet world on both sides of the Atlantic. And his stylish work has enticed a new, younger audience to see classical dance. His latest work, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, became the biggest ever box-office hit in the regular season at the National Ballet of Canada.
Nov 15, 2011 | 53:59Wachtel on the Arts Wachtel on the Arts - David Hockney Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Wachtel on the Arts - David Hockney Nov 15, 2011 | 53:59Eleanor Wachtel speaks to Britain's most popular living painter, David Hockney, about why his landscapes keep getting bigger and bigger, and what led him to create the exhibition of iPad drawings currently on show at the Royal Ontario Museum, and why he still quarrels with photographers and art historians.
Mar 20, 2012 | 53:59Wachtel on the Arts Wachtel on the Arts: Artist Olafur Eliasson interview Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Wachtel on the Arts: Artist Olafur Eliasson interview Mar 20, 2012 | 53:59Eleanor Wachtel, host of Writers and Company, talks to artist Olafur Eliasson. In works exhibited around the world, Eliasson has created rainbows, waterfalls, mist and smoke - stretching the phrase "mixed media" beyond materials to include the immaterial: things like air temperature, a trick of the light.
May 15, 2012 | 53:58Wachtel on the Arts Wachtel On The Arts - Philip Glass Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Wachtel On The Arts - Philip Glass May 15, 2012 | 53:58Eleanor Wachtel speaks with the American composer Philip Glass. Perhaps the most prominent composer of his generation, his works helped reinvent the sound of music for Western audiences from the late 1960s on. He's coming to Canada in June with a revival of his first opera, Einstein On the Beach, part of the celebrations for Glass' 75th birthday.
Jun 19, 2012 | 53:59Wachtel on the Arts Wachtel On The Arts - Will Alsop Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Wachtel On The Arts - Will Alsop Jun 19, 2012 | 53:59Eleanor Wachtel talks to British architect Will Alsop. He's widely known as an enfant terrible in the architecture world, not bad for someone who just celebrated his 64th birthday. Will Alsop's designs are often brash and colourful, and always live up to his motto that architecture should be fun.
Sep 18, 2012 | 53:59Wachtel on the Arts Wachtel on the Arts - Frank Stella Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Wachtel on the Arts - Frank Stella Sep 18, 2012 | 53:59Eleanor Wachtel talks to American painter Frank Stella. Since the late 1950s he's been at the forefront of the art world, constantly pushing new ideas for abstract painting. He was the youngest artist ever to have a one man show at the Museum of Modern Art. Frank Stella's latest project is a series of sculptures, or three-dimensional paintings, as he calls them - responding to the harpsichord sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti.
Oct 16, 2012 | 53:59Wachtel on the Arts Wachtel On The Arts - Deepa Mehta Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Wachtel On The Arts - Deepa Mehta Oct 16, 2012 | 53:59Deepa Mehta, one of Canada's most respected and cherished filmmakers, talks to Eleanor Wachtel about her life, her career, and her new movie Midnight's Children. It's the first ever big-screen adaptation of a Salman Rushdie novel, and is Mehta's most ambitious work to date.