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Go deeper into arts, culture and performance and get to know the artists and thinkers that make up our distinctive programme.

Hear music that has inspired this innovative composer and video maker
Find out more about British composer Helen Grime and Estonia’s Erkki-Sven Tüür
Meet Dai Fujikura, Vito Žuraj and Oliver Christophe Leith
What music inspires this acclaimed contemporary composer?
Read our short but sweet interview with the young British composer Charlotte Bray
Tackling questions of power, sexuality and violence, Philip Venables’ music always makes an impact
Electronic music and Queen Elizabeth Hall grew up together – find out all about it
See the celebrated conductor discuss the work of her mentor Leonard Bernstein
Find out about this great of the 20th century
Watch this pre-concert talk as the pioneering Icelandic pianist discusses the rare condition which makes him see pitch as colour
All you need to know about our Artist-in-Residence
Hear the composer and musician explore the themes of unity and division behind her new work
The electronic artist and composer on the inspiration for Mary Casio: Journey to Cassiopeia
See video excerpts from Philip Venables: Illusions featuring performance artist David Hoyle
Hull composer Daniel Elms offers a preview of his piece Bethia, ahead of New Music Biennial
Ahead of our premier of his new work Sea Change, we caught up with composer Eivind Buene
The composition professor explains how his new work transforms rejection into inspiration
Watch Lawrence Power, one of the world's leading violists, reveal the secrets of the viola
Hear the composer and musician discuss Rolf's new work and the excitement of working together across different genres of music
Listen to the London Sinfonietta's eclectic playlist featuring Björk, Sigur Ros, Kaija Saariaho and Jóhann Jóhannsson
Hear composer and musician Mica Levi talk about her approach to music-making
Discover the most unusual performance the composer and musician has been part of
Composer and musician Mica Levi shares the musical influences behind her score to Under the Skin
Hear the percussionist in conversation with Southbank Centre's Director of Music, Gillian Moore MBE
Preview of 2011's mini-festival with Lang Lang
Ben Winters from The Open University gives a talk about Erich Korngold
Find out more about Schoenberg and avant-garde composers
Radiohead's Colin Greenwood discusses the future of classical music
Alex Ross gives his second keynote talk for 2013's The Rest Is Noise festival
Alex Ross on Vienna in the early 1900s

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