Ep 13: Peter Power On The Function Of Art In Society, And Building A Career In The Music Industry (With Special Feature From KNEECAP)

For this weeks Rebel Matters I sat down with music producer Peter Power to discuss the importance of art in our modern society and the challenges that come with building a successful career in an industry that is off the beaten path in relation to more conventional career paths.

Show notes:

  • (0:01:00) Intro

  • (0:02:00) Sponsorship

  • (0:04:10) What brought you in to the music world?

  • (0:14:20) What would you say to a younger person in your situation?

  • (0:16:10) What are some of the projects that you have been involved in over the last few years?

  • (0:17.:30) Conversation about emotional arousal and lifestyle.

  • (0:19:50) Conversation about the core function of art in society.

  • (0:22:20) Conversatoin about James Joyce Dubliners

  • (0:24:30) What would you say to someone to explain the benefit of the arts?

  • (0:28:25) Do you want people to see that art shows the potential of the human race?

  • (0:33:00) Why do you think the powers that be want to break the link between what we do day to day and the artistic process?

  • (0:37:00) Conversation about the cyclical nature of art.

  • (0:39:00) How does an artist work in both the commercial and the creative side of things?

  • (0:42.46) Conversation on the compromise that exists in the world of arts e.g Rubberbandits would have to censor material in order to perform on t.v.

  • (0:45.05) Comment on how taking a compromised sort of job not too far from your own core values can lead to an opportunity to do exactly what you want.

  • (0:46.48) When people go see a live performance, what goes on behind the scenes from an organisational perspective in terms of work-force requirements?

  • (0:52.17) How seeing local shows can give perspective to the whole organisational operation behind a live performance.

  • (0:54.18) What is the arts scene like in Cork at the minute?

  • (0:56.13) Who are the bands/musicians that are currently making moves?

  • (1:01.08) Conversation on the perspective of being an outsider living in Cork

  • (1:04.55) What is your favourite thing about Cork?

  • (1:05.36) Where do you go for coffee?

  • (1:06.05) Where's your favourite places to eat?

  • (1:07.02) If you could change one thing about Cork what would it be?

  • (1:08.07) What advice would you give to the 10 years younger version of yourself?

  • (1:09.58) Who is your inspiration and why?

  • (1:12.05) If you could work with or collaborate with anyone past or present, who would it be?

  • (1:14.20) What's your favourite book?

  • (1:15.28) Do you have a favourite inspirational quote?

  • (1:16.19) What have you got coming up in the next year?

  • (1:19:16) Special feature from KNEECAP.

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Music on this podcast is by the band Kíla (Song: Cardinal Knowledge). You can check out the latest news from the Kíla crew on their Facebook page, and keep up to date with their latest tour dates on the official Kíla website. Check out both links below.


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