Wachtel on the Arts
Wachtel On The Arts - Frank Stella
Eleanor Wachtel talks to American painter Frank Stella. Since the late 1950s he's been at the forefront of the art world, constantly pushing new ideas for abstract painting.
Wachtel On The Arts - Will Alsop
Eleanor Wachtel, host of Writers and Company talks to British architect Will Alsop. He's widely known as an enfant terrible in the architecture world, not bad for someone who just celebrated his 64th birthday. Will Alsop's designs are often brash and colourful, and always live up to his motto that architecture should be fun.
Wachtel On The Arts - Philip Glass
Eleanor Wachtel speaks with the American composer Philip Glass. Perhaps the most prominent composer of his generation, his works helped reinvent the sound of music for Western audiences from the late 1960s on. He's coming to Canada in June with a revival of his first opera, Einstein On the Beach, part of the celebrations for Glass' 75th birthday.
Wachtel On The Arts - Catherine Malfitano
Eleanor Wachtel, host of Writers and Company, talks to Catherine Malfitano, a soprano who once sang Tosca to an audience of a billion people. Now she's an opera director in charge of the newest production at the Canadian Opera Company
Wachtel On The Arts - Olafur Eliasson
Eleanor Wachtel talks to artist Olafur Eliasson. In works exhibited around the world, Eliasson has created rainbows, waterfalls, mist and smoke - stretching the phrase "mixed media" beyond materials to include the immaterial: things like air temperature, a trick of the light.