Polar Talks forms part of The Polar Music Prize, one of the most prestigious and unique music prizes in the world, crossing musical boundaries and awarded to individuals, groups and institutions in recognition of exceptional achievements. The Polar Music Prize is held annually in Stockholm, Sweden and was founded in 1989 by Stig Stikkan Anderson, writer and founding Manager of ABBA. The first recipients of the prize were Paul McCartney and Baltic States. The 2015 prizes were awarded to singer-songwriter Emmylou Harris and percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie. Polar Talks are a collection of verbal 'jamming sessions' which have attracted a variety of inspirational speakers from around the globe, who cover hot topics including the power of music, advances in technology, trend-spotting as well as as of course including fascinating stories from the Polar Music Prize Laureates themselves, all in a series of panel discussions and debates. Whilst being centered in Stockholm, Polar Talks have been held...
Episode 8 - The Swedish Gaming Industry31/08/2015 Duración: 31min
There is no longer ”just” a film score, it could be a computer game score or a score for a commercial. Alfons Karabuda talks to Johan Söderqvist,composer and Per Strömbäck, spokesperson of the Swedish Games Industry, Elvira Björkman, music composer & sound designer på Rovio Entertainment Ltd. and Stefan Strandberg, Creative Director at DICE, about the growing multimedia applications for music. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Episode 7 - The Swedish Fashion Industry31/08/2015 Duración: 28min
Susanne Ljung, journalist and host of Stil on SR P1, Margareta van den Bosch, H&M, Roland Hjort, Whyred, Ann-Sofie Back, BACK and Lena Patriksson Keller, Association of Swedish Fashion Brands, discuss the Swedish fashion industry and its success abroad. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Episode 6 - Frederick Rousseau on technology in music24/08/2015 Duración: 23min
Frederick Rousseau of IRCAM and the Institute for Music/Acoustic Research & Coordination talks about technological innovation in music. Rousseau is a pioneer of electronic music, and of the application of technology to entertainment. In a 40 year career, his collaborations include working with music greats such as Vangelis and Jean Michel Jarre. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Episode 5 - The Beauty of Music24/08/2015 Duración: 20min
Professor of Integrative Medicine at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience Martin Ingvar and composer Carin Bartosch Edström discuss the beauty of music. What is beautiful music and what is noise? Why do we respond so differently to music? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Episode 4 - Freedom of Expression18/08/2015 Duración: 30min
Music can be simultaneously entertainment for the masses, a personal soundtrack to your life and even a tool for overthrowing a totalitarian regime. Ian Smith, musician, President of the European Music Council and Head of Music at Creative Scotland, Zany Lou (Serengeti), artist, songwriter, producer and DJ and Ramy Essam, ”the Voice of the Egyptian Revolution” discuss this with Alfons Karabuda. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Episode 3 - Music in Sweden18/08/2015 Duración: 31min
Linda Portnoff from Musiksverige, asks about what makes Sweden so successful when it comes to music? What is the international view on the Swedish music phenomenon? The panel includes Fred Bronson, Billboard journalist and author, John Seabrook, author and writer for The New Yorker and Phil Manzanera, guitarist, producer and member of Roxy Music. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Episode 2 - Dame Evelyn Glennie 2015 Laureate06/08/2015 Duración: 30min
Laureate Evelyn Glennie talked about how to truly listen. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Episode 1 - Emmylou Harris 2015 Laureate05/08/2015 Duración: 27min
Jan Gradvall interviews 2015 Laureate Emmylou Harris. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.