Episode 29: Peter Brathwaite "You can't build your life around just practising"
As It Comes Podcast: Life from a Musician's Point of View
Baritone Peter Brathwaite is my guest for episode 29. We chatted about keeping busy during lockdown, the pressures of putting out content online, adaptability, versatility and transferable skills as musicians, Peter’s recreation of Black portraiture throughout history. Find out also what Peter’s favourite plants are! This episode is brought to you reluctantly by my good friend Writer’s Block and features a Music College Didn’t Prepare Me segment all about early starts and miming. Follow and Like the podcast: @asitcomespod. Instagram: @peter_brathwaite Twitter: @peterbrathwaite Peterbrathwaitebaritone.com
The artist and singer talks to Director of Opera James Clutton about life during lockdown, the history of black portraiture and his response to the Getty Museum Challenge.From the Producer's Office is a series of informal podcasts with Opera Holland Park's Director of Opera, James Clutton. In conversation with creatives and collaborators across the industry, we explore the process of putting opera on stage, and how the artists approach their craft.
Film director Alice Wu, writer Frank Cottrell Boyce, the allure of Golden Brown and baritone Peter Brathwaite remakes paintings
Writer and director Alice Wu talks to Samira Ahmed about her new film, The Half of It, a queer love triangle that draws on the Cyrano de Bergerac story. Set in small town America, the film explores the Asian American experience and navigating love, friendship and fitting in at High School. Among the anxieties associated with the coronavirus pandemic many readers are finding it more and more difficult to concentrate on a book. But the modern adult's ability to concentrate has been under pressure from the myriad sources of digital text we confront daily. To explore the psychology and neurology of modern reading, Samira is joined by author and screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce and academic Maryanne Woolf, author of Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World. When the baritone Peter Brathwaite's opera engagements were cancelled because of the pandemic he took up the Getty Museum's challenge to remake paintings with household objects. He searches for works featuring black people and what began as a pastime has developed into a serious artistic project winning wide attention. He tells Samira Ahmed what has drawn him to this, how he goes about it and what he has learned.The Stranglers' keyboard player Dave Greenfield died on Sunday having been infected with the coronavirus. He wrote their best-known song, Golden Brown, which, involving a harpsichord an eddying melody and varying time signatures, is an unusual work for a punk band. Composer and Radio 3 presenter Hannah Peel explains the allure of this sophisticated piece, which depends on a strange rhythm shift, from 12/8 to 13/8.And The Nan and Elsie Transcripts, a micro-psychodrama recorded remotely by members of the BBC's Radio Drama Company.Presenter: Samira AhmedProducer: Julian May