Emil Schult has long been fascinated with electronic music and is well known for his collaboration with the band Kraftwerk. This conversation will explore the connection between music, art and human progress, and how this is entwined in Schult’s audio and visual creations. Schult will also show his reverse-glass portraits of famous electronic music practitioners.
In conversation with the fabulous Fiona Talkington.
An award- winning BBC Radio presenter Fiona was born in Reading where she went to school and University and where she lives with her family. For over 20 years Fiona has been one of the main presenters on BBC Radio 3, presenting programmes from Breakfast to the Proms. She is a founding presenter of the Sony Gold Award BBC programme ‘Late Junction’ bringing together her love of music which challenges boundaries and delights in contemporary culture, supporting new music as well as the heritage of other eras, other cultures.
As a curator she has worked with venues such as the Royal Opera House and Kings Place, and has worked extensively with the Norwegian music and arts scene, bringing together British and Norwegian musicians for which she was honoured with the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit. Fiona has written widely on the Norwegian Jazz scene and is Editor of the English edition of ‘The Sound of the North’ (‘Il Suono del Nord’).
Of the Reading arts scene Fiona says: “There is an unstoppable current of creativity in Reading which comes from and speaks to the whole community in a spirit of excitement and excellence. These awards are a chance to honour this and to show the rest of the country that Reading is a cultural force to be reckoned with.”
See also Emil Schult – a Special Evening