SOUNDS LIKE PORTRAITS
is a podcast about creativity:
Whatever their field, my guests are all creators.
While they talk about their creative process,
they share an inner portrait of themselves
which may resonate.
Music: Charmeuse de Serpents composed and conducted by Olivier Glissant
with the Brooklyn Orchestra
Luc HARDY, adventurer and entrepreneur, President of Sagax
In 1987, Luc went to Nepal for a month. He tried to climb the Annapurna and WOW! It just blew him away. Then, there was no internet, no communication. Nothing. Just him in the wild nature. That really opened his mind to exploration, trying to understand with scientists, what they can report about what they're seeing.
Unfortunately, sometimes they can see a plastic bag in a remote island.
It's time to listen to him talking about his creativity as an expedition leader.
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Nicole TWOHY, food stylist
Why this incredible invasion of food on TV, movies and social networks? I met food stylist Nicole whose job is to prepare food for photography, video and film. She told me that in a time when we're losing a lot of connections between ourselves and the people around us, food remains a constant connector. Obviously, Nicole has a lot of tips and tricks. It sometimes means replacing milk in a cereal bowl with glue. What are the hardest foods to make look pretty?
It's time to listen to her.
Spoiler: one of them is hot-dog.
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Rozhia TABNAK, interior designer and curator
There’s a good reason why we decide to eat out, said Rozhia. And, it’s not just because of the food. That’s why the mood and the sound of a restaurant’s space are so important. It’s about feeling good. What is the creative process behind designing such a place? It’s time to listen to her.
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Kate CHANBA, cartographer and cofounder of ROUTE
Where are you going today? Whatever your destination, you need a map. It gives you a boundary box for how to place yourself in the world. Kate loves drawing maps because she says, she can place herself in them. I asked her: is mapping a subjective process? She replied, yes and it can be biased. Even in Google Maps. Really? It’s time to listen to her.
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Ariane DAGUIN, CEO and co-founder of D’ARTAGNAN (Union, NJ)
Ariane is well known for introducing the first organic chicken in the US. Yes! It was years before the USDA acknowledged the standard with regulation of the organic label that we know today. Concerned equally with the environment as well as the welfare of the animals, she talks about how she created a network of farmers in order to meet D’Artagnan’s organic specifications and high quality bar.
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Eric MOURLOT, galerist at Galerie MOURLOT (New York)
Eric comes from a great family of printers in Paris since 1852. They used to work with Picasso, Calder, Chagall, Miró and Dubuffet. To name just a few. He became a galerist to participate in his artists’ creative process and to make it available to other people. I asked him: Is it better to know the artist to better know the work? Listen to his answer.
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Pascal BONIFACE, géopolitologue, fondateur de l’IRIS (Paris)
Le monde tourne si vite, comment s’y retrouver ? La créativité du géopolitologue consiste à apercevoir des repères dans les changements que nous vivons à l’échelle planétaire. Expliquer, sans pour autant justifier.
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Nasim ALIKHANI, Chef at Sofreh (Brooklyn)
Everyday chef Nasim Alikhani starts by a ritual: she lights a tiny candle in a meditative mood, to center herself and to thank the universe. Then, she begins to cook at her Persian cuisine restaurant.
“I’m always cooking something in my head.”
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Romuald SCIORA, essayiste et documentariste
Histoire d’un idéal : la créativité des Nations Unies pour développer la paix dans le monde.
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Vient de paraître : Qui veut la mort de l’ONU? (Eyrolles)
Ismail LUMANOVSKI, Clarinetist
“Whenever I take my clarinet in my hands, I feel different. My contact with it changes my state of mind and my body feels happier.”
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Raphaël PRENAT, Expert auprès des Nations Unies pour le désarmement et la non-prolifération des armes de destruction massive
La créativité des diplomates et des stratèges leur permet de sortir des blocages d’une situation ou d’une négociation. Mais comment font-ils ?
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Eugene RUFFOLO, singer, musician and songwriter
“Finding your true voice is a real journey.”
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BERTRAND FONTAINE, President of SalonCentric (L’Oréal)
“As the leader of the organization,
you have to make sure that everyone
can think out of the box.”
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ROBBY KRAFT, origami artist
"In origami we have a language around things that involves bases and collections of folds."
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XAVIER FONTANET, ex-Président, directeur-général d’ESSILOR, professeur associé de stratégie à HEC Paris, chroniqueur aux Echos
“C’est le climat de confiance qui rend les gens créatifs.”
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GEORGE GUIDALL, audiobook narrator
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GUILLAUME PARODI, écrivain
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Jérôme LONGUÉ, Chef de l’Unité en français à ONU Info (Nations Unies)
“Le français est avec l’anglais, l’une des deux langues officielles de travail aux Nations Unies.”
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Matthew LEONARD, musician
HASAN ISAKKUT, multi-instrumentalist and composer
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Suzana Applebaum, creative director at Google
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MARK TRAVIS, Associate Director Media Production at New York Philharmonic
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BENOIT CHRISTAL, journaliste, correspondant permanent de TF1 au Moyen-Orient
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KIM THUY, écrivaine
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HERMIONE HOBY, writer and journalist
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MICHAEL ESKIN, translator and co-founder of Upper West Side Philosophers, Inc. (New York)
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CHRISTIANE KARAM, singer and teacher at Berklee College of Music (Boston)
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NANCY SNIDER, cello player and Music Program Director at American University (Washington D.C.)
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ARA DINKJIAN, oud player
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EMMANUEL ROUX, Commissaire de Police
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FRANCOIS DE MENIL, architect and art collector
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CLAIRE BREUKEL, executive director at YES Contemporary (El Salvador), curator at Bal Harbor Public Art Projects (Florida)
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NINA STERN, recorder player
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JEREMY TIANG, translator
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MADELEINE MONETTE, écrivaine
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JENNY LIN, pianist
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JESSICA DICKEY, writer and actress
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JOEL FISCHER, visual artist
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VADIM NESELOVSKYI, composer and teacher at Berklee College of Music (Boston)
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CHARLOTTE MILLER, writer
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AMELIE CHABANNES, visual artist
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BILL CAMPBELL, drummer
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HILDA SHEN, sculptor
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SCOTT TIXIER, composer & violinist
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GREGOIRE MARET, harmonica player
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ROMAIN COLLIN, pianist & composer
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PATRICK EROUART, écrivain
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JULIANA CERQUEIRA LEITE, sculptor
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FARAI MALIANGA, drummer
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BERNADETTE VILLARD, créatrice de costumes
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EILEEN BOXER, visual artist & graphic designer
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THEO LICHTENBERGER, monteur cinéma
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ALANDRA MARKMAN, street poet
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NOAM WIESENBERG, composer
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ALVISE ORSINI, architecte d'intérieur
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SARA LAVNER, drama therapist
VINCENT PERARO, sculpteur
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TIA LINK, actor
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KELLY MILLER, actor
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CAROL MORGAN, composer
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CAMILLO DIMARIA, poet
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SARAH V. SCHWEIG, poet
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KARL KLINGBIEL, painter
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