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Robert Bound and his guests discuss what has piqued their interest in our one-stop shop for lively reports and in-depth interviews on the newest and finest in art, film, books and the media business.

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The art of design:

During Milan Design Week we look at projects where the worlds of art and design collide: a furniture collection by Matthew Day Jackson and a living installation for Jil Sander created by Australian artist Linda Tegg. Plus: we discuss how you show design on-screen with filmmaker Gary Hustwit.

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19 Apr 2019
15 min

The Sessions at Midori House: Weyes Blood – from the archives: 

As Natalie Mering, aka Weyes Blood, releases her new critically acclaimed album “Titanic Rising” we revisit some tracks she played for us in two previous sessions from 2015 and 2017.

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39215 Apr 2019
30 min

The art of design: 

During Milan Design Week we look at projects where the worlds of art and design collide: a furniture collection by Matthew Day Jackson and a living installation for Jil Sander created by Australian artist Linda Tegg. Plus: we discuss how you show design on-screen with filmmaker Gary Hustwit.

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11 Apr 2019
15 min

The Sessions at Midori House: Luke Sital-Singh: 

UK singer-songwriter Luke Sital-Singh tells us why a Californian road trip inspired both his new album 'A Golden State' and his relocation from Bristol to Los Angeles. He also discusses the power of a sad song as he performs a few tracks from his new LP.

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3918 Apr 2019
30 min

Spring lookahead, 2019: 

Robert Bound is joined in the studio by culture writer Lucy Scholes, music columnist Leonie Cooper and film critic Anna Smith to discuss the books, songs and films worthy of your time over the next few months.

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5 Apr 2019
15 min

The Sessions at Midori House: From the archives: Middle Kids: 

With Australian indie trio Middle Kids about to release a new EP, we revisit their 2018 session almost a year to the day after they recorded it at Midori House.

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3901 Apr 2019
30 min

Agnès Varda: 

Agnès Varda, who died last week, was a key figure in 1960s French new wave film. We pay tribute to her by listening again to an interview she recorded with Robert Bound last year.

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29 Mar 2019
23 min

The Sessions at Midori House: Night Works: 

Night Works is the solo project of Gabriel Stebbing – ex-Metronomy and Christine and the Queens guitarist. After his first album in 2013 he’s revived the project for a new EP, followed by an album later this year. Stebbing is at Midori House to talk synth pop, collaboration and to play some new songs.

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38925 Mar 2019
30 min

‘Van Gogh and Britain’: 

Tate Britain is unveiling its first Vincent Van Gogh exhibition for more than 70 years, exploring his early adulthood spent in the UK and the events that saw him become one of the most famous artists in history.

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22 Mar 2019
16 min

The Sessions at Midori House: Nick Waterhouse: 

Rhythm-and-blues musician Nick Waterhouse makes his return to Midori House to play some toe-tapping tracks from his new eponymous album and talk to Daphne Karnezis about making American music.

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38818 Mar 2019
30 min

‘Lanny’ by Max Porter: 

We immerse ourselves in the world of suburban England with Porter’s excellent new novel. Robert Bound is joined in the studio by Susannah Butter and John Mitchinson, who draw comparisons to John McGregor and Russell Hoban.

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14 Mar 2019
14 min

The Sessions at Midori House: Vök: 

As the Icelandic band Vök release their new album ‘In The Dark’, we revisit their 2016 performance at Midori House.

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38711 Mar 2019
30 min

March music: 

Among other releases, March sees the return of early noughties hit-makers Dido and David Gray. The two sold millions of records back in 2000 but can they replicate that success in 2019? Robert Bound is joined in the studio by Liv Siddall and Will Hodgkinson to discuss and round up some other albums they’re enjoying this month.

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7 Mar 2019
15 min

The Sessions at Midori House: Robert Forster: 

Robert Forster, founding member of Australian band The Go-Betweens, returns to Midori House to play some new songs and chat to Andrew Mueller.

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3864 Mar 2019
30 min

Alan Partridge: 

As everyone’s favourite fictional broadcaster returns in a new BBC series, Robert Bound discusses his enduring appeal with Scott Bryan and Toby Earle.

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1 Mar 2019
19 min

The Sessions at Midori House: Emily King: 

Grammy nominee Emily King tells us why buying a car and moving upstate from her native New York City to the Catskills provided the inspiration she needed to write her new album ‘Scenery’. She also plays us a few tracks from it.

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