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Hearing Voices

Film composer Jocelyn Pook, a proposed new concert hall in Edinburgh, and an opera born out of objects found on the banks of the Thames

Presented by Kate Molleson

Kate meets the multiple award-winning composer Jocelyn Pook at her home studio. The creator of music for stage and screen, Jocelyn's film scores include Eyes Wide Shut, The Merchant of Venice, and her latest, The Wife, starring Glenn Glose. Her many collaborations include with the choreographer Akram Khan, whose Dust is at Sadler's Wells this month. Kate also hears about Jocelyn's trilogy of deeply personal works about mental health.

French conductor Sonia Ben Santamaria talks about her mission to address gender imbalance in classical music with her new ensemble, the Glass Ceiling Orchestra, and Kate considers the proposals for Edinburgh's new concert hall, the IMPACT Centre, with Herald journalist Neil Cooper and folk singer Karine Polwart. On the banks of the Thames, Kate meets Ruth Mariner and Sarah Dacey, the director and composer behind Liquid History, an opera based on the stories of objects found along the river's banks. And Laura Tunbridge on her new book, Singing in The Age of Anxiety: Lieder Performances in New York and London between the World Wars.

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