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A one-stop shop for a world of lively reports and in-depth interviews on the newest and finest in art, film, books and the media business – and unique live music sessions from exciting international artists.

A one-stop shop for a world of lively reports and in-depth interviews on the newest and finest in art, film, books and the media business – and unique live music sessions from exciting international artists.
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London, United Kingdom

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Monocle

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A one-stop shop for a world of lively reports and in-depth interviews on the newest and finest in art, film, books and the media business – and unique live music sessions from exciting international artists.

Twitter:

@RobertBound

Language:

English

Contact:

Midori House, 1 Dorset Street, London, W1U 4EG, UK +44 20 7725 4388


Episodes

Art Basel, 2019

6/17/2019
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Monocle’s Culture editor, Chiara Rimella, shows us around the biggest art event of the year – and speaks to the curators, collectors and critics.

Duration:00:27:23

The Sessions at Midori House: Lewis OfMan

6/13/2019
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This week’s guest is French pop musician Lewis OfMan, who might only be in his early twenties but is fast on the rise. He has already soundtracked fashion shows for some of France’s top maisons, composed and produced for Vendredi Sur Mer and Rejjie Snow, and is in the process of finishing his debut solo album.

Duration:00:20:17

The RA’s Summer Exhibition

6/10/2019
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Robert Bound, Eddy Frankel and Ossian Ward discuss this year’s Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, Francis Bacon at the Gagosian and the responsibilities of an art critic.

Duration:00:30:00

The Sessions at Midori House: From the archives: Jordan Rakei

6/7/2019
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Ahead of the release of his third album, we listen back to a few tracks that New Zealand-born, Brisbane-raised musician Jordan Rakei played for us during performances in 2016 and 2017.

Duration:00:13:21

‘Diego Maradona’ and ‘Halston’

6/3/2019
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Robert Bound is joined by film critics Anna Smith and Jason Solomons to discuss two of this month’s documentary releases: ‘Halston’ and ‘Diego Maradona’.

Duration:00:29:01

The Sessions at Midori House: Andreya Triana

5/30/2019
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British singer Andreya Triana performs some tracks from her new album ‘Life In Colour’.

Duration:00:14:24

Thunder Road

5/27/2019
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Robert Bound meets Jim Cummings, director, writer and star of brand new film ‘Thunder Road’. It’s a tender comedy about a Texan police officer trying to forge a relationship with his young daughter, while also grieving for his recently deceased mother.

Duration:00:30:00

The Sessions at Midori House: Lola Kirke

5/23/2019
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You might recognise actress Lola Kirke from *Gone Girl* and *Mistress America* but she revealed her musical talents last year with debut album *Heart Head West*. She dropped into Midori House to play tracks new and old.

Duration:00:20:32

‘Wild and Crazy Guys’

5/20/2019
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We look back at the golden age of US small-screen comedy through the lens of the stars of Saturday Night Live in the 1980s: Chevy Chase, Dan Ackroyd, Bill Murray, Eddie Murphy, Steve Martin and John Belushi.

Duration:00:23:36

The Sessions at Midori House: From the archives: Anna Calvi

5/16/2019
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We revisit Anna Calvi’s 2018 performance at Midori House. Armed with just her electric guitar, she played from her album ‘Hunter’.

Duration:00:14:50

Faber and Faber: the untold story

5/13/2019
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We learn about 90 years of one of the most important independent publishers, which has printed works by everyone from Sylvia Plath to Sally Rooney. Robert Bound sits down with Toby Faber, grandson of the publishing house's founder, and Faber author Alex Preston.

Duration:00:28:10

The Sessions at Midori House: Noga Erez

5/10/2019
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Listen back to our 2017 session by Israeli musician and producer Noga Erez who played us a few tracks from her album “Off The Radar”.

Duration:00:16:04

May music

5/6/2019
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Laura Snapes and Georgie Rogers give Robert Bound their top tips for albums released this month, including records by Carly Rae Jepsen, The National, Hayden Thorpe and Holly Herndon.

Duration:00:23:52

The Sessions at Midori House: Ryan Bingham

5/3/2019
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The Americana star plays from his new album, ‘American Love Song’, and discusses how his life in the US, not least the current political climate, inspired him to write a state-of-the-nation record.

‘Machines Like Me’ by Ian McEwan

4/29/2019
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Robert Bound is joined by Susannah Butter and John Mitchinson to talk humanoid love triangles and a reimagined Britain in ‘Machines Like Me’ by Ian McEwan.

Duration:00:30:00

The Sessions at Midori House: Rodrigo y Gabriela

4/25/2019
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Mexican guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela wow us with their strumming skills as they play from their new album ‘Mettavolution’ and discuss a career that’s taken them from busking in Dublin to playing at the White House.

Duration:00:17:48

Mid90s

4/22/2019
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The actor Jonah Hill makes his directorial debut with “Mid90s” – a coming-of-age film about a group of teenage skater boys in LA. But how does he do in the director’s chair? Robert Bound discusses the film with critics Simran Hans and Tim Robey.

Duration:00:30:00

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

4/19/2019
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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.

The art of design

4/15/2019
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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.

Duration:00:25:33

The Sessions at Midori House: Luke Sital-Singh

4/11/2019
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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.

Duration:00:15:48