Free Thinking - William Orbit

Free Thinking 2009

As part of the Free Thinking festival of ideas, Matthew Sweet chairs a discussion in front of an audience at the Sage, Gateshead, in which Grammy Award-winning composer and music producer William Orbit reflects on his understanding of the world of sound, and shows us how we might hear things in a new way.

Orbit is most famous internationally for his innovative collaborations with Madonna and Blur, as well as his best-selling modern dance adaptation of Barber's Adagio for Strings. But he has a surprisingly wide range of interests. In a recent event for Radio 3 he set Alfred Tennyson's In Memoriam, read by actor David Thewlis, to a contemporary elegiac piece of music.

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Wed 28 Oct 2009 21:15

Free Thinking

Free Thinking

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