Jon Hopkins, Kate Tempest in songwriting exhibition

Award-winning artists Jon Hopkins and Kate Tempest are to feature in a new exhibition which explores the songwriting craft through candid photography and intimate interviews.

Anita Awbi
  • By Anita Awbi
  • 6 Oct 2015
  • min read
A Portrait of British Songwriting was created by Domino Publishing and Wolf & Diva in collaboration with Sonos, and features photography and audio interviews with some of Britain’s most influential, independent songwriters from the publisher’s roster.

New Build, Steve Mason, Clive Langer and Bill Ryder Jones feature alongside Hopkins and Tempest.

Surrounded by the tools of their creativity, photographer Rachel King has captured each artist at a moment of animation, contemplation or passion as they spoke about their inspirations in depth to interviewer Rachael Castell.

Topics range from key creative influences through to the wider cultural impact of music on film and media.

The artists also discuss their individual songwriting processes, managing collaborations, living life on the road and debating the concept of what makes a song.

The aim is to uncover how musicians tap into their own emotional reserves from the isolated quiet of the bedroom or a studio to make music which touches people all over the world.

A Portrait of British Songwriting runs at Sonos Studio, Club Row, London from 9 October until 25 October.

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We recently spoke to Paul Lambden, director of Domino Publishing, to learn about the songs that have shaped his life so far. Find out about the songs that make him laugh, cry and cringe here: