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Five artists recall their first clarion call to creativity.

John Wilson explores moments of creative inspiration as experienced by five leading artists - composer Hannah Peel, ballet dancer Tamara Rojo, playwright and director Kwame Kwei-Armah, designer Es Devlin, and songwriter David Bowie.

We dive deep into the mystical, revelatory moments in which artists are set on a creative path at an early age, or inspired to continue to create throughout their lives.

Detailed stories of emotional, physical and psychological responses to these moments of wonder are embedded in a rich soundscape of music and location recordings. Epiphanies is an audio love-letter to artistic creativity at a time when so much culture has been silenced and stilled.

Produced by John Wilson

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4

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29 minutes

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