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Janis Ian  

Janis Ian on Art of the Song

From: Art of the Song Creativity Radio
Series: Art of the Song
Length: 59:00

"I've rarely had more fun with an interview, or performance, for that matter. Thanks so much for letting me play!" Janis Ian ~ This week we celebrate the life and music of the incomparable Janis Ian. Recorded with an audience at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, N.M. and in collaboration with AMP Concert, Janis shares with us about how her creative process unfolded throughout her life. Includes a really interesting audience Q & A...

Janis-ian_small Exploring the personal stories of a diverse company of singer songwriters like Janis Ian, Robert Mirabal, Greg Brown, Anjelique Kidjo, Rahim Alhaj, Gretchen Peters, Dr. John and Ryan Tedder, Art of the Song’s hosts Vivian Nesbitt & John Dillon follow their guests beyond standard responses of where a song comes from to the intersection of everyday life and the universality of creative expression. With a uniquely intimate, comprehensive, and often intuitive interview style Art of the Song provides a conversational experience in which listeners recognize their own creative potential.

These timely discussions reflect the appearance of creativity in recent news. IBMs study of 1500 CEOs determined that creativity is the number one quality needed to survive and succeed in the current economic climate, underscored by Newsweek’s cover articles written by Po Bronson, finding that America is experiencing a Creativity Crisis. Art of the Song offers an educational and entertaining show of pragmatic insights into the concept and misconceptions of creativity.

Concerts and Conversations is an alternative format. This is a live show recorded with an audience. These shows often include a lively Q & A with audience members at the end of the interview. There are no short segments in programs recorded live.

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Piece Description

Exploring the personal stories of a diverse company of singer songwriters like Janis Ian, Robert Mirabal, Greg Brown, Anjelique Kidjo, Rahim Alhaj, Gretchen Peters, Dr. John and Ryan Tedder, Art of the Song’s hosts Vivian Nesbitt & John Dillon follow their guests beyond standard responses of where a song comes from to the intersection of everyday life and the universality of creative expression. With a uniquely intimate, comprehensive, and often intuitive interview style Art of the Song provides a conversational experience in which listeners recognize their own creative potential.

These timely discussions reflect the appearance of creativity in recent news. IBMs study of 1500 CEOs determined that creativity is the number one quality needed to survive and succeed in the current economic climate, underscored by Newsweek’s cover articles written by Po Bronson, finding that America is experiencing a Creativity Crisis. Art of the Song offers an educational and entertaining show of pragmatic insights into the concept and misconceptions of creativity.

Concerts and Conversations is an alternative format. This is a live show recorded with an audience. These shows often include a lively Q & A with audience members at the end of the interview. There are no short segments in programs recorded live.

Broadcast History

aired nationally May 24 - 30, 2010

Additional Files

Additional Credits

Tim Nenninger, Producer; Neal Copperman & AMP Concerts, The National Hispanic Cultural Center

Related Website

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzcLNRAXKXA