Vocal Chords: In Conversation with Peter Gabriel

Nov 25, 2014, 11:17 AM

In this music and speech documentary from the Vocal Chords team presenter Iarla O’Lionaird visits the acclaimed singer/song-writer Peter Gabriel at his home and studio in London. They talk about Gabriel’s own vocal journey and Iarla asks what singing means to Gabriel. In a diverse conversation Gabriel shares his vocal influences; from the Beatles’ ‘Love me Do’ and songs of the “Pakistani Pavarotti”, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan to Otis Redding and Nina Simone. First broadcast on RTE Lyric FM, but here's an exclusive clip of the programme where Gabriel describes his relationship to poetry and lyric writing around the song Mercy Street and the poet Anne Sexton. Follow the first series and hear the full interview, minus music, online on www.vocalchords.ie This music documentary won silver in the New York Radio Festival 2015 for best music programme 2015.

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Photo Credit: Iarla O'Lionaird