Composer and @Ergodos co-founder, Garrett Sholdice, explains how classical music embraced the DIY spirit.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
Where is the biggest collection of Robert Burns material outside Scotland? Why, in the Linenhall Library, Belfast, of course. We meet the woman who looks after it, Deborah Douglas.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Monday, January 23, 2012
How is composing a concerto like creating an African textile? Kevin Volans explains ahead of his Horizons 2012 concert at the NCH.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Culture File heads to an imaginary Donegal country pub, The Mother’s Arms, in the company of Little John Nee and his Caledonia Highly Strung Orchestra
Monday, January 16, 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
Composer and jazz bassist, Ronan Guilfoyle talks about his new work for electric guitar and orchestra, about how Jimi Hendrix made the guitar safe for the orchestra.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
What are Apple up to now? Digital academic, Aisling Kelliher, reads the runes of the California technology company’s latest invitation to journalists.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Monday, January 9, 2012
Does Margaret Thatcher retain the power to stir deep emotions? Culture File takes an exit poll at Dublin screening of The Iron Lady
Friday, January 6, 2012
Over the coming weeks, we’ll be talking to composers in the Horizons 2012 Contemporary Music Series at the NCH. This week we talk to Karen Power, who will premier her new work, no chaos: only organised panic for orchestra and live electronics.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Feeling open to an empathic response? First Fortnight Festival might just be for you! We meet director,Una McKevitt and retired schoolteacher-turned-performer, Marie ORourke, who are reviving their collaborative show, 565+ for First Fortnight 2012.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Hugh Tinney talks Luke Clancy through one of the most difficult piano pieces ever written, Ravel’s Gaspard de la Nuit, as well as the pianist’s dreams of emulating Freddie Mercury. (repeat from April 2011)
Culture File meets illustrator, PJ Lynch, and hears the golden age of illustration, and about creating images for Dickens’ spectres of Christmas Future…