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Artist, musician and Turner Prize-winner Martin Creed reflects on his job as an artist, trying to be true and making other people’s lives better.

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I find it really difficult to use the word art, because I don’t really know what it is
Martin Creed

Martin Creed performed Words and Music at the 2017 Edinburgh International Festival.

The International Festival Portraits are a series of interviews with actors, choreographers, musicians, conductors, writers and directors talking about the art that they love.

The 2017 International Festival Portraits feature Alan Ayckbourn, Anoushka Shankar, Joshua Bell, Martin Creed, Mitsuko Uchida and Zinnie Harris in a series of personal reflections on their art-form, the nature of live performance, and the unique connection they experience with an audience every time they take to the stage.