Title

Re:sound #154 The Painters and Poets Show
Produced
Multiple producers

Presented

TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA, 2012
Collection
Re:sound
Tags
Art, Biography, Mind, Poetry
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Story

This hour: inside the the lives and works of two great American artists, painter Edward Hopper and poet Anne Sexton.

Painting the Loneliness 
by Judith Kampfner (Ladbroke Productions, BBC Radio 4, 2010)
You know the painting: three customers and a counterman at a 1940s New York City diner in the middle of the night. It's mysterious, it's lonely, and something about its melancholy resonates with us. In Painting the Loneliness, producer Judith Kampfner brings Edward Hopper's iconic Nighthawks to life -- almost literally. 

Consorting with Angels
by Charlotte Austin (Whistledown Productions, BBC Radio 4, 2010)
Poet Anne Sexton suffered from mental illness all her life and often referred to her poetry as therapy. In fact, it was her long time therapist who first suggested she try her hand at writing.  After her suicide in 1974, transcripts of Sexton's therapy sessions were controversially released to the public. In Consorting with Angels, producer Charlotte Austin uses these tapes, along interviews with Sexton's daughters to paint a picture of a troubled and talented woman. 

Producer

This episode of Re:sound was produced by Katie Mingle.

Extra

MUSIC FOR RE:SOUND IS PROVIDED BY RECKLESS RECORDS.

Music

Melodium," Mmiomm," Parthenay E.P. (Autres Directions in Music, 2003)
Caribou, "Boreal Forest Opper," Yeti, (Domino, 2005)
Goldmund, "From," Two Point Descrimination, (Western Vinyl, 2007)

Links

See a larger picture of Edward Hopper's Nighthawks here
OR go see the original, right here in Chicago at the Art Institute. 
Find more work from Ladbroke and Whistledown productions. 

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