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.
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.
Mar 15, 2011 | 54:00Wachtel on the Arts Wachtel On The Arts - Richard Serra Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Wachtel On The Arts - Richard Serra Mar 15, 2011 | 54:00Eleanor Wachtel host of Writers and Company, talks to American artist Richard Serra - his massive curved steel sculptures grace public spaces around the world. Richard Serra talks about his fascination with weight and gravity, and why it was important to knock sculpture off its pedestal.
Jun 21, 2011 | 54:00Wachtel on the Arts Wachtel On The Arts - John Baldessari Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Wachtel On The Arts - John Baldessari Jun 21, 2011 | 54:00Eleanor Wachtel, the host of Writers & Company, talks with the American artist John Baldessari. From photo-collages to movie stills with faces painted over to paintings of isolated body parts to paintings with no images at all, Baldessari challenges us to think about where we look, what we see and what it means.
Jul 6, 2011 | 52:26Wachtel on the Arts Canadian Theatre Visionary Robert Lepage Interview Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Canadian Theatre Visionary Robert Lepage Interview Jul 6, 2011 | 52:26Eleanor Wachtel talks to one of Canada's most versatile and accomplished men of the theatre, Robert Lepage. As artistic director of the multidisciplinary Ex Machina production company, Lepage is celebrated all over the world. This fall his production of Wagner's Ring Cycle opens in New York.
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.