Sep 3, 2014 | 20:24Q Richard Reed Parry brings "Music for Heart and Breath" to Studio Q Video
Q Richard Reed Parry brings "Music for Heart and Breath" to Studio Q Sep 3, 2014 | 20:24Richard Reed Parry, best known as a core member or Arcade Fire, joins Jian to discuss his first classical album, "Music for Heart and Breath", and why he literally incorporates the musicians' breathing patterns and heartbeats into his compositions. The multi-instrumentalist and composer also reflects on the blossoming relationship between classical music and indie rock and his collaborations with the Kronos Quartet, composer Nico Muhly and fellow rockers Bryce and Aaron Dessner of The National.
Sep 2, 2014 | 28:16Q "The Captive" director Atom Egoyan Video
Q "The Captive" director Atom Egoyan Sep 2, 2014 | 28:16Atom Egoyan's latest film "The Captive" is a psychological thriller about a man's quest to find his abducted daughter. It was booed at Cannes, received mostly unfavourable reviews (with a few exceptions). Jian talks to one of Canada's most celebrated about the fallout after bad buzz...and why he believes the critics got it wrong.
Aug 28, 2014 | 7:19Q Alvvays frontwoman Molly Rankin in Studio Q Video
Q Alvvays frontwoman Molly Rankin in Studio Q Aug 28, 2014 | 7:19Canadian indie band Alvvays are making a splash with their sunny melodies and bittersweet lyrics awash in reverb and lo-fi haze. Jian talks to the buzzed-about band, led by frontwoman Molly Rankin, who's related to the influential Celtic music group The Rankin Family. She talks about the how the band came to be, how her famed musical past informs her work and how they feel about named a band-to-watch by tastemakers like NME, BBC and Pitchfork.
Aug 28, 2014 | 17:48Q Mexican artist Pedro Reyes Video
Q Mexican artist Pedro Reyes Aug 28, 2014 | 17:48Imagine a pop-up health clinic dedicated to treating common urban afflictions, like chronic stress and loneliness, in surprising and often playful ways. Pedro Reyes's Sanatorium is exactly that kind of place. Reyes joins Jian to share exactly what happens in the Sanatorium, how the silly and serious aspects of the project co-exist, and why he thinks we might all benefit from psychological placebos.
Aug 26, 2014 | 14:52Q "The Leftovers" creator Tom Perrotta Video
Q "The Leftovers" creator Tom Perrotta Aug 26, 2014 | 14:52What if millions of people around the world vanished -- suddenly, for no apparent reason -- in an event like the rapture foretold in Christian prophecy? That's the premise of a new HBO series based on Tom Perrotta's much-admired novel, The Leftovers. Perrotta joins Jian to talk about the series, his collaboration with Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof, and about creating meaning out of mass tragedy.
Aug 15, 2014 | 3:20Q Lynn Goldsmith's "Photo nightmares" Video
Q Lynn Goldsmith's "Photo nightmares" Aug 15, 2014 | 3:20In this clip for her feature interview in Studio Q, photographer Lynn Goldsmith ruminates on how photo shoots with Keith Richards and Miles Davis turned into what she would call "photo nightmares".
Aug 11, 2014 | 3:15Q Viggo Mortensen on facing death Video
Q Viggo Mortensen on facing death Aug 11, 2014 | 3:15In this clip from his feature chat in Studio Q, Viggo Mortensen explains that what's at the core of his motivations to create is the constant awareness of his death and his attempts to stave that off.
Aug 4, 2014 | 12:28Q Tomson Highway on music and storytelling Video
Q Tomson Highway on music and storytelling Aug 4, 2014 | 12:28Playwright and novelist Tomson Highway is one of Canada's most important storytellers. His ground-breaking plays have put Aboriginal stories on the international stage. He's won numerous awards for his multifaceted works. And he was the first Aboriginal writer to be named to the Order of Canada.
Jul 31, 2014 | 14:24Q Owen Pallett brings "In Conflict" to Studio Q Video
Q Owen Pallett brings "In Conflict" to Studio Q Jul 31, 2014 | 14:24Toronto musician, Owen Pallett, who is fresh off touring with Arcade Fire and scoring an Oscar-nominated soundtrack for Spike Jonze's Her -- continues on the theme of collaboration with his fourth album. Pallet shares what it was like to work with legendary English musician Brian Eno and, for the first time, a backing band. He also explains how Dan Savage's "it gets better campaign" influenced his new work and why he doesn't want In Conflict to be viewed as a "confessional" record.
Jul 28, 2014 | 4:49Q Postcard from Sochi: Conversations with Russians Video
Q Postcard from Sochi: Conversations with Russians Jul 28, 2014 | 4:49Jian leaves the "ring of steel" surrounding the Winter Olympics to visit a residential neighbourhood in the northern part of Sochi -- an area well away from the fancy shops and the tourist attractions. He speaks to many ordinary Russians about how the Olympic Games have affected their lives, and is even invited into some of their homes. Many say the event -- and all the big changes that came with it -- has been of great benefit to local residents.
Jul 25, 2014 | 4:13Q Justin Rutledge's "Daredevil" - Q Luminato Video
Q Justin Rutledge's "Daredevil" - Q Luminato Jul 25, 2014 | 4:13Alt-country singer-songwriter Justin Rutledge speaks to Jian about his decision to release a cover album, how he's gone about rearranging the Hip's tunes and the kind of reception the collection has received -- including from Tragically Hip frontman himself, Gord Downie.
Jul 23, 2014 | 14:56Q Sugar Sammy - The "bromance" continues Video
Q Sugar Sammy - The "bromance" continues Jul 23, 2014 | 14:56Sugar Sammy joins Jian on stage at the Olympia Theatre for Q's special Pop Montreal show to rekindle their bromance and talk Sammy's plans to conquer the comedy world and perhaps move out of his parents' house.