Sound Motives is an audio interview project about musical creativity and discovery. Musicians and producers discuss what 'sound sources' have influenced and inspired them, and what continues to push them to create and refine their craft.  I'm really interested in how the sounds musicians create are shaped by their experiences, the music they've been brought up on, the books they've read, the films they've watched,  and the ideas that have resonated...  Sound Motives investigates where music meets culture.

I'm Dave Cushtilla, senior producer at Mistral Productions. I've worked across specialist music radio for  a decade, producing shows on BBC Radio 1, Radio 1Xtra and Radio 6Music, and launched Mistral Productions alongside Gilles Peterson and Simon Goffe in 2013. I like to make music of my own when I find the time.

Graphic design by Audrey Anastasy.