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Sakari Oramo, MO Walsh, Witnesses, The creative process as art

July 17th, 2015

Episode 955 of 1306 episodes

Kirsty Lang talks to the BBC Symphony Orchestra's Finnish conductor, Sakari Oramo, as they celebrate the 150th anniversary of Finland's great composer, Jean Sibelius, in the First Night of the Proms. As artists like PJ Harvey, Mike Figgis and FKA Twigs allow members of the public to observe their creative process, Front Row examines what both artist and fan get out of the experience. Viv Groskop reviews Witnesses, a 6 part French police thriller set in Northern France. In the brutally hot capital of Louisiana, Baton Rouge a terrible crime is committed. A 14-year-old boy turned detective stumbles across a sinister world hidden behind the peaceful façade of the white picket fences of suburbia. Kirsty talks to M. O. Walsh about his new coming of age novel, My Sunshine Away,.

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