Steve Reich, and a report from the Brighton Festival
With Kirsty Lang.
American composer Steve Reich discusses the UK premiere of WTC 9/11, written for the Kronos Quartet in response to the attack on the World Trade Centre in 2001. He and Kronos violinist David Harrington talk about the mixture of music for string quartet and the recorded voices of a New York fireman and ambulance driver, and the resonance of performing the work in the week of Osama Bin Laden's death.
Following in the footsteps of Brian Eno and Anish Kapoor, the Guest Director of this year's Brighton Festival is the Burmese pro-democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi. Kirsty visits Brighton to see how far the connection with the Nobel Peace laureate is reflected in the festival, which begins tomorrow
Novelist Paul Bailey reviews the new animated film My Dog Tulip, an adaptation of the late British author J.R. Ackerley's memoir about his 16 year relationship with an adopted Alsatian. The film features the voices of Christopher Plummer, Lynn Redgrave, and Isabella Rossellini.
Producer Jerome Weatherald.