WOMAD is having a 30 birthday party this year in a field in Wiltshire. And once more, the event has been programmed by Paula Henderson, the woman whose job is to scour the planet all year long to fill the festival’s program of music and culture from around the world.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Tenderness, sleep and ecstasy, the frugality of needs and the pleasure of the senses are the prescription for “After The Future”. Italian critic and activist, Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi on life on a dying planet.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Does it matter if the workshop window looks out on rolling hills or a car park, or even the main road from Limerick to Tralee? These and other questions answered in a new exhibition of Irish craft, My Place, in Liverpool.
The first time Hauschka visited Iceland it was along with violinist, Hilary Hahn and on a mission: to start improvising and see what happened…spoiler alert: what happened was the CD, Silfra
Monday, July 23, 2012
Friday, July 20, 2012
Which would you rather be in an ideal free market, a goat or a human? Julian Gough’s neoliberal satire, The Great Goat Bubble, at Galway Arts Festival will possibly not help with your decision. But it could make you laugh.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
As the supernatural riff on folk song, The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart gets to entertaining the Galway Arts Festival, we talk again to Prudencia herself, Madeleine Worrall.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
After a hiatus in which Rufus Wainwright wrote his first opera and performed a Judy Garland tribute show at Carnegie Hall, the Canadian singer, songwriter composer — and Garland impersonator — is back in pop game.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
Friday, July 13, 2012
Hip hop in the concert hall with Gabriel Prokofiev, Nonclassical founder and composer of a Concerto for Turntable and Orchestra. (Part 3 of 3)
Thursday, July 12, 2012
A disappointment at Blackheath prompts Gabriel Prokofiev, founder of the London-based Nonclassical organisation, to think again about where classical music should be played, and heard. (Part 2 of 3)
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Come with us to meet Gabriel Prokofiev,the man who got club kids to mix with Penderecki freaks and the music of Xenakis with the sound of The XX. (Part 1 of 3)
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
What a theatre artist might bring to - or indeed, take away from - the place where daily activity involved the search for ‘the god particle’, with That’s About The Size of It performer, Niamh Shaw.
JELLY: Turns out, Beyonce was right. You can’t handle it. At least, not unless you do so with the kind of care for which 5 year olds are not known. Kids at the Jellytown event at the 2012 Kinsale Arts Week.
Hear the sound of breaking jelly, here on our Jellytown podcast.
Photos: Peter Carroll
Monday, July 9, 2012
Friday, July 6, 2012
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Bring your Bartok pizz and your col legno if you’re planning a trip to The Dark Side of the Moon. The Trinity Orchestra tackle Pink Floyd’s classic album.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Monday, July 2, 2012
Anyone for pie? A “data dining” experience, along with dozen of hacktivist workshops and open source lectures made up the Open Here festival at the Science Gallery, Dublin.