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Sinfini offers a menu of SoundBites to help you navigate the EIF’s musical line-up

By | Published on Friday 4 July 2014

Sara Mohr-Pietsch

The Edinburgh International Festival has a ‘digital media partner’ for the first time this year, in the form of “cutting through classical” website Sinfini Music.

As part of the tie-up Sinfini is publishing a range of features about EIF’s always extensive classical music programme, and as part of that it is presenting SoundBites, a series of podcasts hosted by Radio 3’s Sara Mohr-Pietsch (pictured), who will chat to many of the musicians taking part in this year’s Festival.

The SoundBites series is already well underway, and on launching it last month Mohr-Pietsch wrote: “Artists, it turns out, are human beings. All too often we think of them as another species altogether, but when I started my professional life as an EIF Concert Manager I discovered that they’re not. All those years ago, working backstage at Usher Hall, I met some of the world’s greatest musicians for the first time, and was struck by what lovely, down-to-earth people they were, despite the unusual lives they lead”.

“In this series of podcasts, in which I introduce some of the music and performers you can hear at EIF 2014, I was really keen to hear their voices too. Sometimes they talk about the friendships they have with collaborating musicians, or their excitement at performing in Edinburgh; sometimes they speak thoughtfully and indepth about the way they’ve put their programmes together”.

You can listen to all the SoundBites podcasts as they are published in the run up to and during the International Festival via the SoundCloud player below.