The Culture Bar
Speed pod: A guide to running a digital event with Virtual Circle

Speed pod: A guide to running a digital event with Virtual Circle

May 9, 2022

Welcome to this special Virtual Circle episode of The Culture Bar. In this speed pod series, we explore online streaming and digital content for classical music and the arts, thinking about what the future might look like. We also give tips and insights into the digital space and how it is developing for classical music, as well as to share our experiences of holding online events.

In this episode, we give you a practical guide to running a digital event, and the questions you should ask yourself before setting up an event. 

Photo ©Apple & Biscuit Recordings, taken at Sean Shibe's Virtual Circle concert recording at St Martin-in-the-Fields Church, London.

The Culture Bar is a podcast series created by HarrisonParrott focussing on conversations in culture and the arts.

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How to support the development of young artists: journey from conservatoire to concert hall

How to support the development of young artists: journey from conservatoire to concert hall

April 12, 2022

In this episode of The Culture Bar podcast series, we explore what the career paths of young artists look like and how we can support up-and-coming artists. We will unpick barriers to entry for young musicians and understand what skills are required, what success looks like, and what talent managers look for when signing a new artist.

Our incredible panel includes:

  • Lydia Connolly – Head of Artist Management, HarrisonParrott
  • Randall Goosby – American violinist, Decca Classics recording artist, and former Winner of Young Concert Artists International Auditions, amongst many other accolades
  • Benjamin Woodroffe – President, Global Foundation for the Performing Arts

Hosted by HP’s Henry Southern

This episode is part of our ​Under the Spotlight’ podcast series where we shine a light on ​challenging’ topics in the arts, and focus on guests living these experiences and who are working to create change in the sector.

The Culture Bar is a podcast series created by HarrisonParrott focussing on conversations in culture and the arts.

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A special thank you to Robert Cochrane, the composer of the theme tune music, and Merlyn Thomas, our editor.

After Hours: Mark Pemberton ABO

After Hours: Mark Pemberton ABO

April 5, 2022

HarrisonParrott’s Henry Southern talks with Mark Pemberton OBECEO of the Association of British Orchestras, about the current landscape in the UK orchestral sector and classical music more broadly.

Mark provides an insightful snapshot of the challenges facing UK orchestra managers today covering a broad range of topics including COVID, Brexit, sustainability, inclusion and diversity, relevance, and funding structures. We also reflect on the resilience and entrepreneurship of colleagues within the industry.

Resources:

William J. Baumol and William G. Bowen: On the Performing Arts: The Anatomy of their Economic Problems 
ABO Green Guide
Scottish Classical Music Green Guide
I’M IN – Music Masters

After Hours chats are a spin-off series from The Culture Bar, discussing issues relating more broadly to the arts and culture sector.

The Culture Bar is a podcast series created by HarrisonParrott focussing on conversations in culture and the arts.

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A special thank you to Robert Cochrane the composer of our theme tune music, and Merlyn Thomas our editor.

Disability and Access in the Arts

Disability and Access in the Arts

March 28, 2022

In this episode of The Culture Bar podcast, we cover the important topic of disability and access in the arts. We discuss what does inclusivity really mean, how do we move EDI statements/​policies into meaningful action, the dangers of​‘tokenism’, and guests share inspiring examples of projects where disability and access to the arts were successfully implemented.

We are joined by three expert panellists from across the arts sector:

  • Kimberley Harvey – Director of Youth Dance Programme, Candoco Dance Company 
  • Kira Grunenberg  Arts professional and music journalist based in New York
  • Dougie Scarfe – CEO, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Hosted by HP’s Henry Southern

This episode is part of our ​Under the Spotlight’ podcast series where we shine a light on ​challenging’ topics in the arts, and focus on guests living these experiences and who are working to create change in the sector.

The Culture Bar is a podcast series created by HarrisonParrott focussing on conversations in culture and the arts.

Find us on SpotifyiTunesGoogle PodcastsYouTubePodbeanDeezer and all good podcatcher sites.

Use #theculturebar or follow us on Twitter @_TheCultureBar to keep up with our latest releases

A special thank you to Robert Cochrane the composer of the theme tune music, and Merlyn Thomas our editor.


Speed pod: Iceland

Speed pod: Iceland

March 14, 2022

We talk to HarrisonParrott Artist and Project Manager Arna Jonsdottir to tell us more about the sounds of Iceland. Arna tells us what influences there are on Icelandic music, what we can expect when listening to Icelandic music, and introduces us to two Icelandic composers. As well as providing listeners with a wealth of musical insights, Arna also gives us her personal recommendations for an Icelandic book, album and film, so we can dive deeper into understanding Icelandic culture and its contribution to the world.

Arna was interviewed by HP’s Fiona Livingston.

Arna’s Recommendations:
Book: Independent People by Nobel laureate Halldór Laxness
Album: Önnur Mósesbók with Moses Hightower
Film: Woman at War by Benedikt Erlingsson
Rímur: Listen to Icelandic folk traditional singing
Traditional Icelandic langspil and fidla (fiðla) instrumentsFind out more
Bathroom Dance, from the film Joker composed by Halldór Úlfarsson: Watch here

The Culture Bar is a podcast series created by HarrisonParrott focussing on conversations in culture and the arts.

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Afters Hours: Brass for Africa & Gender Inquality

Afters Hours: Brass for Africa & Gender Inquality

March 8, 2022

In this International Women’s Day After Hours chat, we speak to Andrea Berbegal, Director of Development at Brass for Africa, and Sumayya, Music and Life-Skills Teacher based in Uganda. Our conversation focussed on the important work Brass for Africa do tackling gender inequality in communities in Uganda, Rwanda and Liberia. Not only educating young people to play brass instruments, but also using the power of music to bridge gender inequality divides, and to empower, inspire and give confidence to women in these communities to follow their dreams.

Interviewed and hosted by HP’s Fiona Livingston

Speed pod: Wales

Speed pod: Wales

February 7, 2022

In our ​speed pod’ mini-series of quick insights into music and culture from around the world, we talk to music industry professionals about the music of their homeland, to give us a view into different music, composers, sounds and instruments which make music both unique and universal. 

In this episode, we talked to HarrisonParrott Marketing Assistant Holly Gedge to tell us more about the sounds of Wales. Holly tells us what influences there are on Welsh music, what we can expect when listening to Welsh music, and introduces us to two Welsh composers. As well as providing listeners with a wealth of musical insights, Holly also gives us her personal recommendations for a Welsh book, album and film, so we can dive deeper into understanding Welsh culture and its contribution to the world.

Holly was interviewed by HP’s Fiona Livingston.

Holly’s Recommendations:
BookRunning for the Hills by Horatio Clare 
AlbumLive at Treorchy with Max Boyce
FilmDream Horse
YouTube: Wales singing National anthem before beating England 30 – 3 in Rugby

The Culture Bar is a podcast series created by HarrisonParrott focussing on conversations in culture and the arts.

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Speed pod: Poland

Speed pod: Poland

January 10, 2022

In this speed pod episode, we talked to HarrisonParrott Artist Coordinator Maja Rath to tell us more about the sounds of Poland. Maja tells us about what influences there are on Polish music, and introduces us to several highly influential Polish composers. As well as providing listeners with a wealth of musical insights, Maja also gives us her personal recommendations for a Polish novelist, album and film, so we can dive deeper into understanding Polish culture and its contribution to the world.

Maja was interviewed by HP’s Fiona Livingston.

Maja’s Recommendations:

Listen to Maja’s Spotify playlist of Polish music recommendations here. 

The Culture Bar is a podcast series created by HarrisonParrott focussing on conversations in culture and the arts.

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Speed Pod: Festive Favourites

Speed Pod: Festive Favourites

December 14, 2021

In this special Festive speed podcast, we talk to five HarrisonParrott colleagues about the festive music from their homeland including UK, Japan, China and Norway, and the music that brings them a sense of nostalgia at this time of year.

Thank you to Yukiko Shishikura, Lissy Kelleher Clarke, Henry Southern, Karoline Meltstveit, and Kerry Chen. Their recommendations include:

Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 — Bach Collegium Japan conducted by Maasaki Suzuki
Godnattsang for Nissunger — Amalie
Lonely Christmas — Eason Chen
Now That’s What I Call Christmas 1984 — assorted artists

Listen to the Spotify playlist here.


The Culture Bar is a podcast series created by HarrisonParrott focussing on conversations in culture and the arts.

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COP26 reflections - the future of dialogue & cultural exchange

COP26 reflections - the future of dialogue & cultural exchange

December 8, 2021

In this episode of The Culture Bar, we reflect on the learnings and outcomes of the COP26 conference in Glasgow and how these can be integrated into delivering global creative projects whilst still conserving the planet. Our discussion also considers the merits (or not!) of digital and virtual experiences vs in-person interactions, as well as discussing what future methods are out there to ensure that cultural exchange still takes place.

We are joined by four expert panellists to share in these reflections:

  • Brandon Ferderer – Director of Global Community, Shared_Studios
  • Samantha McShane – Head of Artistic Planning, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  • Rosanna Lewis – Creative Commissions and Culture & Development Lead, British Council
  • Lauren Livesey – Partnerships Manager, Curatours

Hosted by HP’s Henry Southern

The Culture Bar is a podcast series created by HarrisonParrott focussing on conversations in culture and the arts.

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Use #theculturebar or follow us on Twitter @_TheCultureBar to keep up with our latest releases

A special thank you to Robert Cochrane as the composer of the theme tune music, and Merlyn Thomas our editor.

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