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PODCAST: Backstage: Episode #11 Connections

Posted on 16 November 2018

Backstage is a regular podcast where we go behind the scenes for exclusive interviews and insights from leading and emerging artists who’ll be taking to the stage at Sage Gateshead, and discover some of the activities that take place, and the communities that meet there.

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Episode #11 Connections

Lau, 65daysofstatic and Voices of Virtue are the artists appearing in this “connections” themed episode, as we explore how music introduces and brings people together.

Music can often be the shared language that not only breaks down barriers and helps people connect, but also empowers and emboldens them to work together and do even better things.

So on this podcast episode, we learn the language of gospel music with local choir Voices of Virtue. Fiddle player and composer Aidan O’Rourke of contemporary folk band Lau explains how Celtic connections compelled him to write 365 songs in just one year. And we talk to Paul Wolinski of experimental rock band 65daysofstatic, to hear how a video game led to collaborating… with algorithms.

So plug in for the next half hour… as we help you make your connections.

Backstage is a regular podcast where we go behind the scenes for exclusive interviews and insights from leading and emerging artists who’ll be taking to the stage at Sage Gateshead, and discover some of the activities that take place, and the communities that meet there.