Small Talk | Philosophy, Ecology & Music

Check out the second episode of our new series of online videos: Small Talk. This captivating series features conversations between fascinating people from across various disciplines including music, cinema, art, anthropology, politics and philosophy. Each month, our guests choose a theme close to their heart.


In our third Small Talk, join former monk and long-term peace and environmental activist Satish Kumar and conductor and musical pioneer David Murphy as they discuss various themes from spirituality to ecology, from education to music and how they differ and connect depending whether they are from a Western or Eastern tradition. Watch it here.


Satish Kumar is the Editor-In-Chief of Resurgence & Ecologist Magazine, a forum on environmental and social issues. He appears regularly in the printed media and a range of radio programmes including Thought for the Day and Midweek. Satish teaches and runs workshops on reverential ecology, holistic education and voluntary simplicity and he is a visiting Fellow of Schumacher College in North Devon.


David Murphy has garnered an international reputation for his cutting edge musicianship and the breadth and depth of his artistry. We are thrilled to support David Murphy’s latest project Sukanya with the Royal Opera House, London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Curve Theatre, Leicester. Sukanya, envisioned by Pandit Ravi Shankar, at the time of his passing in December 2012, will be a ground breaking opera, which will explore the music, dance and theatrical traditions of India and the West, with its world premiere in May 2017. For more information and to book your tickets click here.