Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Luke Clancy sees the light at the Hayward Gallery in the South...





Luke Clancy sees the light at the Hayward Gallery in the South Bank





Culture File - Light Show

Luke Clancy sees the light at the Hayward Gallery in the South Bank


Monday, December 16, 2013

The mystery of the White Lady, from Lourdes to The Colleen Bawn...





The mystery of the White Lady, from Lourdes to The Colleen Bawn (via Tupac Shakur) with Prof Nicholas Daly.





Culture File: The White Lady

The mystery of the White Lady, from Lourdes to The Colleen Bawn (via Tupac Shakur) with Prof Nicholas Daly.


Friday, December 13, 2013

Chomp your way around “Porktown” with Limerick Food...





Chomp your way around “Porktown” with Limerick Food Trails leader, Val O’Connor.





Culture File: Limerick Food Trails

Chomp your way around "Porktown" with Limerick Food Trails leader, Val O'Connor.


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Brand builder, Martin Lindstom on helping schools, parents and...





Brand builder, Martin Lindstom on helping schools, parents and children develop defences to advertising and branding.





Culture File - Brand builder, Martin Lindstom

Brand builder, Martin Lindstom on helping schools, parents and children develop defences to advertising and branding.


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Familiar street have been replaced global brand names, nice...





Familiar street have been replaced global brand names, nice neighbourhood by multinational corporations in a new edition of Monopoly.





Culture File - Brand Monopoly

Familiar street have been replaced global brand names, nice neighbourhood by multinational corporations in a new edition of Monopoly.


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Prof. Aisling Kelliher unpacks drone fairies,...





Prof. Aisling Kelliher unpacks drone fairies, “hardened” technologies for kids, and other seasonal fruits of the toy industrial complex.





Culture File: Tech Toys For Terrible Kids

Prof. Aisling Kelliher unpacks drone fairies, "hardened" technologies for kids, and other seasonal fruits of the toy industrial complex.


Monday, December 9, 2013

In Juba, the capital of the world’s newest country, Talent...





In Juba, the capital of the world’s newest country, Talent Search South Sudan is the local show pitting sneering judges against wannabes.





Culture File: Talent Search South Sudan

In Juba, the capital of the world’s newest country, Talent Search South Sudan is the local show pitting sneering judges against wannabes.


Friday, December 6, 2013

A goddess-sized helping of quiet contemplation and raw beauty,...





A goddess-sized helping of quiet contemplation and raw beauty, with vocal trio, Sionna.





Violinist, Tasmin Little, hits the road with the RTÉ National...





Violinist, Tasmin Little, hits the road with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra





Culture File - Sionna

A goddess-sized helping of quiet contemplation and raw beauty, with vocal trio, Sionna.


Culture File - Tasmin Little

Violinist, Tasmin Little, hits the road with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Join a platoon of mythic Celtic warriors fighting off a Nazi...





Join a platoon of mythic Celtic warriors fighting off a Nazi invasion of Ireland, with comic impresario, Rob Curley.





Culture File - Sub City Comics

Join a platoon of mythic Celtic warriors fighting off a Nazi invasion of Ireland, with comic impresario, Rob Curley.


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Bush Moukarzel, on how to fit Marcel Proust’s giant novel,...





Bush Moukarzel, on how to fit Marcel Proust’s giant novel, Remembrance of Things Past, into a 50-minute theatre show.





Culture File - Souvenir at the Project

Bush Moukarzel, on how to fit Marcel Proust's giant novel, Remembrance of Things Past, into a 50-minute theatre show.


Monday, December 2, 2013

The Book Doctors, otherwise known as Kim Harte and David...





The Book Doctors, otherwise known as Kim Harte and David Maybury, make a house and prescribe a course of reading.





Culture File - The Book Doctors

The Book Doctors, otherwise known as Kim Harte and David Maybury, make a house and prescribe a course of reading.


Friday, November 29, 2013

A new IMMA season of architecture-themed exhibits, talks,...





A new IMMA season of architecture-themed exhibits, talks, screenings and happenings asks us to consider how unconscious is The Everyday Experience?





Culture File - The Everyday Experience

A new IMMA season of architecture-themed exhibits, talks, screenings and happenings asks us to consider how unconscious is The Everyday Experience?


Thursday, November 28, 2013

Feel the force of Beethoven, in the company of students from St...





Feel the force of Beethoven, in the company of students from St Mary’s School for Deaf Girls, Cabra, and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.





Culture File: Beethoven for the Deaf

Feel the force of Beethoven, in the company of students from St Mary's School for Deaf Girls, Cabra, and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Why the co-editor of the first Encyclopedia of Music in Ireland,...





Why the co-editor of the first Encyclopedia of Music in Ireland, Harry White, isn’t awaiting excitedly an electronic version of his magnum opus.





Culture File -Encyclopedia on Music in Ireland 4

Why the co-editor of the first Encyclopedia of Music in Ireland, Harry White, isn't awaiting excitedly an electronic version of his magnum opus.


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Do flash-in-the-pan girl band B*witched need to be immortalised...





Do flash-in-the-pan girl band B*witched need to be immortalised by an entry in the first Encyclopedia of Music in Ireland? Most certainly says one of the new book’s editor, Harry White, them and Val Doonican.





The changing status of the harp and how to compare Gerald Barry...





The changing status of the harp and how to compare Gerald Barry & U2, with Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland editor, Harry White.





Culture File - Encyclopedia of Music in Ireland

The changing status of the harp and how to compare Gerald Barry & U2, with Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland editor, Harry White.


Culture File: Bewitching Encyclopedia of Music

Do flash-in-the-pan girl band B*witched need to be immortalised by an entry in the first Encyclopedia of Music in Ireland? Most certainly says one of the new book's editor, Harry White, them and Val Doonican.


Friday, November 22, 2013

From A River of Sound all the way to Zozimus, with Harry White,...





From A River of Sound all the way to Zozimus, with Harry White, one of the editors of the first Encyclopedia of Music in Ireland.





Culture File - EMIR

From A River of Sound all the way to Zozimus, with Harry White, one of the editors of the first Encyclopedia of Music in Ireland.


Thursday, November 21, 2013

Just how Irish is Irish enough? On tour in Australia, Culture...





Just how Irish is Irish enough? On tour in Australia, Culture File diarist Philip McMahon rethinks Irish identity.





Author Paul Jones talks about his book about the lexicography of...





Author Paul Jones talks about his book about the lexicography of Northern England





"I love trash" is the mantra of Sesame Street’s Oscar The...





"I love trash" is the mantra of Sesame Street’s Oscar The Grouch, but it’s also a key phrase for Dublin artist, Sam Keogh.





Culture: How Irish is Irish Enough?

Just how Irish is Irish enough? On tour in Australia, Culture File diarist Philip McMahon rethinks Irish identity.


Culture File: Oscar as Art

"I love trash" is the mantra of Sesame Street's Oscar The Grouch, but it's also a key phrase for Dublin artist, Sam Keogh.


Culture File: When is a Geordie not a Geordie

Author Paul Jones talks about his book about the lexicography of Northern England


Monday, November 18, 2013

How a masterpiece painted by William Orpen found its way into...





How a masterpiece painted by William Orpen found its way into the DNA of a prize-winning contemporary lamp.





Culture File: Orpen Lamp

How a masterpiece painted by William Orpen found its way into the DNA of a prize-winning contemporary lamp.


Friday, November 15, 2013

Masaki Batoh founder of Japanese experimental pop band, Ghost,...





Masaki Batoh founder of Japanese experimental pop band, Ghost, demos his Brain Pulse Machine, a device he has invented for children with emotional disorders.





Culture File: Brain Pulse Machine

Masaki Batoh founder of Japanese experimental pop band, Ghost, demos his Brain Pulse Machine, a device he has invented for children with emotional disorders.


Thursday, November 14, 2013

How to create a show to run simultaneously in Dublin and New...





How to create a show to run simultaneously in Dublin and New York, with Helena Byrne of the Breakaway Project. Skype is the answer, obvs.





Culture File - The Breakaway Project

How to create a show to run simultaneously in Dublin and New York, with Helena Byrne of the Breakaway Project. Skype is the answer, obvs.


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Just how did Doctor Who, a thousand year old time travelling...





Just how did Doctor Who, a thousand year old time travelling extraterrestrial became a role model for children everywhere?





Culture File - Doctor Who

Just how did Doctor Who, a thousand year old time travelling extraterrestrial became a role model for children everywhere?


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Culture File goes under with Hiberno-Nordic pop band, The...





Culture File goes under with Hiberno-Nordic pop band, The Unusual History of Ether.





Culture File - The Unusual History of Ether

Culture File goes under with Hiberno-Nordic pop band, The Unusual History of Ether.


Monday, November 11, 2013

Smart Cities critic, Anthony Townsend, on how communities such...





Smart Cities critic, Anthony Townsend, on how communities such as the one in Red Hook in Brooklyn, have started to take back control of their online data. (Part 3 of 3)





Culture File: Smart Cities




Friday, November 8, 2013

Nervous about using the phrase “computationally...





Nervous about using the phrase “computationally intractable” in everyday conversation? Learn how, with “smart cities” critic, Anthony Townsend.





Culture File - Smart Cities 2

Nervous about using the phrase "computationally intractable" in everyday conversation? Learn how, with "smart cities" critic, Anthony Townsend.


Thursday, November 7, 2013

Antony Townsend, author of Smart Cities: Big Data, Civil Hackers...





Antony Townsend, author of Smart Cities: Big Data, Civil Hackers and the Quest for a New Utopia, on the push for data-driven city planning.





Culture File - Smart Cities 1

Antony Townsend, author of Smart Cities: Big Data, Civil Hackers and the Quest for a New Utopia, on the push for data-driven city planning.


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Composer, Simon Fisher Turner, on creating the soundtrack for a...





Composer, Simon Fisher Turner, on creating the soundtrack for a doomed assault on Mount Everest.





Culture File: The Epic of Everest Soundtrack

Composer, Simon Fisher Turner, on creating the soundtrack for a doomed assault on Mount Everest.


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Culture File - Gerry Hunt

A Viking superhero with a distaste for contemporary Dublin architecture is among the graphic creations of self-proclaimed 'old dog' of Irish comics, Gerry Hunt.


Monday, October 21, 2013

Culture File: Potter Mark Campden

The transmutation of metals, and other pottery arcana, in the glistening work of Kilkenny-based potter, Mark Campden

http://podcast.rasset.ie/podcasts/audio/2013/1018/20131018_rtelyricfm-culturefile-culturefil_c20458375_20458376_232_.mp3

Friday, October 18, 2013

Culture File - The Architect and the Antichrist

The Architect and the Antichrist. Eileen Gray's secret relationship with 20th century bad boy, Aleister Crowley.

http://podcast.rasset.ie/podcasts/audio/2013/1017/20131017_rtelyricfm-culturefile-culturefil_c20457661_20457662_232_.mp3

Culture File: Beirut Farmers' Market

Kamal Mouzawak, chef founder of Souk el Tayeb, Beirut's first Farmers' Market, on food, culture and what makes a good tabouleh.

http://podcast.rasset.ie/podcasts/audio/2013/1015/20131015_rtelyricfm-culturefile-culturefil_c20457657_20457658_232_.mp3

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Culture File: Eileen Gray

Cloé Pitiot, of Pompidou Centre and Jennifer Gough, of the National Museum of Ireland show some love for Irish designer and artist, Eileen Gray.

http://podcast.rasset.ie/podcasts/audio/2013/1016/20131016_rtelyricfm-culturefile-culturefil_c20456558_20456559_232_.mp3

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Culture File - Open House Limerick

Culture File explores the Neo-Gothic charms of 700 year old Fanningstown Castle in Adare Co. Limerick, one of the properties throwing down its drawbridge for the international OpenHouse festival of building visiting.

http://podcast.rasset.ie/podcasts/audio/2013/1014/20131014_rtelyricfm-culturefile-culturefil_c20454931_20454932_232_.mp3

Monday, October 14, 2013

Culture File - Greek Instrument Makers

The plight of handmade instruments -- and their makers -- in the new normal of 21st century Greece.

http://podcast.rasset.ie/podcasts/audio/2013/1011/20131011_rtelyricfm-culturefile-culturefil_c20454167_20454168_232_.mp3

Friday, October 11, 2013

Culture File - Social Choreography 3

In our latest postcard from Hydra, we climb to the roof, to take part in an experimental "social choreography" performance.

http://podcast.rasset.ie/podcasts/audio/2013/1010/20131010_rtelyricfm-culturefile-culturefil_c20453280_20453281_232_.mp3

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Culture File - RICE Festival 2

In our second postcard from the RICE festival on Hydra, Dutch artist, Ed Schouten, on creating choreography on a Waterford daffodil farm.

http://podcast.rasset.ie/podcasts/audio/2013/1009/20131009_rtelyricfm-culturefile-culturefil_c20452635_20452636_232_.mp3

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Culture File - Social Choreography

In the first of our postcards from the inaugural, RICE dance festival on Hydra, we meet choreographer, organiser and former Limerick resident, Michael Klien

http://podcast.rasset.ie/podcasts/audio/2013/1008/20131008_rtelyricfm-culturefile-culturefil_c20451862_20451863_232_.mp3

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Culture File - Hobbes at the School of Life

Why 17th century English philosopher Thomas Hobbes would be a fan of drone strikes.

http://podcast.rasset.ie/podcasts/audio/2013/1007/20131007_rtelyricfm-culturefile-culturefil_c20451162_20451163_232_.mp3

Monday, October 7, 2013

On the trail of the Saphire d’Or, the last record shop...



On the trail of the Saphire d’Or, the last record shop in the Mauritanian capital, Nouakchott.


Friday, October 4, 2013

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Julie Qiu, the New York oyster blogger behind inahalfshell.com on the subtle pleasures of merrior. (Littoral Special Part 2)

Thursday, October 3, 2013

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On the waterfront, in search of macroalgae with seaweed forager and mother of a thousand cast-iron plaques, Sally McKenna. (Littoral Special Part 1) 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

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How much time do you waste eating each day? Prof Aisling Kelliher on Soylent, a startup that wants to lead us into a “post-food” world.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

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How typographer, Thomas Phinney, earned himself the title the Font Detective.

Monday, September 30, 2013

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If you’re going to wrestle, make it an Irish bout. Culture File meets the roadshow that’s bringing local wrestling heroes, Duncan Disorderly and The Lord Of The Manor to the towns and villages of Ireland.

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Director Alan Foley on 20 years of Cork City Ballet

Thursday, September 26, 2013

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Exploring a period of musical transition in Towards Enlightenment, a period instruments concert tour from Roy Goodman and Irish Baroque Orchestra.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

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The double life of English composer, Arnold Bax, and his Republican alter ego, poet, Dermot O’Byrne

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

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What is it about airports that makes you mull the nature of existence, wonders Philip McMahon in the playwright’s latest diary entry.

Friday, September 20, 2013

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A year in the life of the Tony Awards, with Jacqueline Davies, who regularly agrees to see every single show of the year on Broadway.

[audio http://culturefilepod.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/20130919_rtelyricfm-culturefile-culturefil_c20441075_20441076_232_.mp3]

As Ireland takes to the streets for Culture Night, urban designers, David Jordan and Fergus Browne explain how we might make those streets a little more welcoming.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

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It all starts with technique for superchef, Raymond Blanc, whose Le Manoir Au Quat’Saisons was just this week was judged the best — and most expensive restaurant in the UK.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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Get divorced and join the circus is the advice of Ursula Burns, who brings her Paraguayan harp to Tumble Circus’ latest show, Damn The Circus.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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Lighthouse keepers of the world gather on Hook Head to recall a way of life all but automated out of existence.

Monday, September 16, 2013

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Why donkeys make great soul singers and other mysteries of evolution, as we continue our tour of the Natural History Museum, with David Turpin.

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Singer-songwriter, David Turpin takes Liam Geraghty on a tour of Dublin’s Natural History Museum, in the first of a two part interview.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

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How the craft beer boom is helping keep alive the once endangered art of the cooper, with Paul McLaughlin of Kelvin Cooperage.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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Is it a Bird? Is it a plane? Is it a performance artist’s take on popstar branding? Culture File meets the enigma behind Dublin Fringe show, Kitschcock.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

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Culture File’s regular tech expert, Prof Aisling Kelliher, weighs in on the debt of corporate tech champions, such as Apple and Google, to a culture of government funded research

Monday, September 9, 2013

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Why are role playing games equally attractive to Nordic males and females? Culture File goes larping with the team from Sweden’s LajvVerkstaden.

Friday, September 6, 2013

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The voices behind Cities of Love, a CD and a fundraising opera gala in Dublin’s Pepper Canister Church, on new and old tricks for funding opera studies.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

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Dance to the music of the gender pay gap in Ireland with dancer-choreographers, Emma Fitzgerald and Aine Stapleton, creators of Wage

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

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Oisin McKenna on his new show exploring the effects of the app, Grindr, on life and love in the 21st century.

[audio http://culturefilepod.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/20130902_rtelyricfm-culturefile-culturefil_c20431548_20431549_232_.mp3]

Artist, Lee Welch’s tribute to the Portsmouth Sinfonia, the legendary 1970s anti-orchestra.

Monday, September 2, 2013

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Mixmaster, Tony Conigliaro, on the cocktail renaissance - and the perfect Dry Martini.

[audio http://culturefilepod.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/20130830_rtelyricfm-culturefile-seamushean_c20430626_20430627_232_.mp3]

To mark the death of Seamus Heaney, a repeat of our programme “The Real and the Imaginary” presented and produced by Eoin O’Kelly. This features Heaney’s work in light of his own public statements on the relationship between poetry and reality.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

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Prof Mark Rowlands on the connection between running and animal rights. (Part 4 of 4)

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

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Explaining the altered sense of self of the long distance runner, with philosopher, Mark Rowlands. (Part 3 of 4)

[audio http://culturefilepod.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/20130827_rtelyricfm-culturefile-culturefil_c20428501_20428502_232_.mp3]

Philosopher and runner, Mark Rowlands on understanding Descartes and Sartre - through running. (Part 2 of 4)

Monday, August 26, 2013

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Can running be a kind of philosophical investigation? Welsh-born philosopher of mind, Prof Mark Rowlands believes it can. (Part 1 of 4)

Sunday, August 25, 2013

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Culture File encounters “primordial” dance with Japanese duo, Eiko and Koma.

Friday, August 2, 2013

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How the term “comfort food” papers over the tensions of the multicultural cosmopolis, with US cultural critic, Alison Pearlman. (Part 4 of 4)

Thursday, August 1, 2013

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"Smart Casual" author, Alison Pearlman, on how chefs became the mythic heroes of contemporary city dwellers. (Part 3 of 4)

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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Cultural critic, Alison Pearlman on the rise and rise of the public as restaurant reviewer. (Part 2 of 4)

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

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Art historian-turned-food culture critic, Alison Pearlman, on overlaps in art and restaurant criticism. (Part 1 of 4)

Monday, July 29, 2013

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Geologist-turned-ceramic alchemist, Cormac Boydell, on chemicals and colour.

Friday, July 26, 2013

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What can directors of today’s 3D blockbusters learn from Hitchcock’s only effort in the area, Dial M for Murder?

Thursday, July 25, 2013

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Bow Making 101 with multi-award winning master of the craft, Gary Leahy.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

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What on earth to do with your Nobel Prize winnings? Orhan Pamuk’s put them into a museum based on his novel, The Museum of Innocence.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

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How IKEA designs are being bent to the will of the Irish people, with projects that include transforming an IKEA lamp into a functioning lobster pot.

Monday, July 22, 2013

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Building an ancient celtic dwelling with just a scalpel and some paper, with artist, Maeve Clancy.

Friday, July 19, 2013

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Working with the bees in very different ways are sound recordist, Chris Watson and beekeeper and local food advocate, David Lee.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

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How the legacy of Victorian maker, Henry Willis, is helping forge organ music’s future. (Part 2 of 2)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

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Welcoming back a water-powered Victorian wonder. Union Chapel celebrates its restored Willis organ. (Part 1 of 2)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

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Test driving a “temporal stereoscope” with the artist, Anne Cleary, at Marino Casino, as part of Cleary & Connolly’s The Absent Architect exhibition.

Monday, July 15, 2013

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In the latest pages from Phillip McMahon’s diaries, a story falls into the writer’s lap in a Dublin coffeeshop.

Friday, July 12, 2013

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Tino Sehgal on art, ethics and the shortcomings of Craig Reynolds’s Boids. (Part 2 of 2)

Thursday, July 11, 2013

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Turner Prize nominee, Tino Sehgal, on art, ecology and vegan chocolate cake. (part 1 of 2)

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

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An animated story explaining the rudiments of typography to kids, is just one facet of the font-themed comedy output of Conor O’Toole.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

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How Benjamin Britten’s Alderburgh feeds into the music of contemporary singer-songwriter, Gwyneth Herbert.

Monday, July 8, 2013

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Ned Vizzini, on getting (almost literally) stuck in a book in his bibliophilic new YA novel, House of Secrets.


Correction


In this podcast, it is suggested that Mr Vizzini is, in addition to being a novelist, also a cartoonist. He is not. No offence meant, guv.

Friday, July 5, 2013

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Ever gobbled a lumper? A new radio documentary series, History on A Plate, explores the lost foods of old Ireland.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

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Dolly Parton has long been a role model for dragstar, Panti, and an inspiration for Panti’s alter ego, Rory O’Neill. For Culture File, Panti/Rory recorded a guide to Dolly’s finest moments…and they are (in order of appearance):



Jolene

I Will Always Love You

Little Sparrow


Travellin’ Thru


Backwoods Barbie


Jesus and Gravity 


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

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Did Japan’s ancient Samurai sword makers use metal techniques from Ireland?Silversmith and metal researcher, Cólín Ó Dubhghaill, has his suspicions.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

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Will the rise of online series like House of Cards turn Hollywood into a zombie town? Associate Professor in the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, Aisling Kelliher, on the future of tv.

Monday, July 1, 2013

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Aspergillus oryzae comes to SoCoDu. Kyoto native/Blackrock resident, Junko Hamilton, on making Irish miso.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

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Nice little video of Curious Broadcast’s Earcel 2013 art radio/radio art event.

Friday, June 28, 2013

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Dave Flynn, founder of Clare Memory Orchestra, on building an orchestra for playing from memory.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

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Ultrasounds, a choir made up of staff at the Cork University Maternity Hospital, prepares for the inaugural Workplace Choir of the Year competition.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

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A new music-meets-poetry-meets-lecture project, Everlasting Voices, aims to perform Yeats’ poems in an authentic manner, chanting them as he demanded.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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How (and indeed) why have we turned opening our new gadgets into an art form? Unboxing videos decoded.

Monday, June 24, 2013

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Icelandic band, Amiina and children of 6th class in Cork Educate Together get to know the “venerable flower of honey essence” in Cork Opera House’s Gamiina project.

Friday, June 21, 2013

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You can leave the band, but you’re always a Felice Brother. Simone Felice on his old band, and his new music.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

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What’s the real cost of a culture of super-fast, super-cheap fashion? Covadonga O’Shea, official biographer of Amancio Ortega, on the Zara’s founder’s global impact. (Part 2 of 2)

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

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How Zara changed fashion forever, with Covadonga O’Shea, biographer of the reclusive Spanish billionaire behind a fashion revolution, Amancio Ortega. (Part 1 of 2)

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

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The traditional Irish stone wall is honoured in Co. Carlow by a gathering of international artists who work… in wood.

Monday, June 17, 2013

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Irish history through the medium of trad dance in The Rising by director Joe O’Byrne & choreographer, Brendán De Gallaí.

Friday, June 14, 2013

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Could a computer make art? Aisling Kelliher on the uncertain new horizons of quantum computing.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

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The latest pages from the diaries of @thisispopbaby’s Phillip McMahon, playwright, director…and worrier.

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Curator and designer, Jonathan Legge, on the copper and latex vase he championed for the photographic design exhibition, Living with Design.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

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Artist, Rita Duffy, guides us through the reborn Derry City Shirt Factory that’s home to a summer of satirical shirt-themed art projects.

Monday, June 10, 2013

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A dreamy drive through the Wicklow mountains with Caoimhín Ó’Raghallaigh on the minibus stereo, and other facets of the landscape soundtracking project, Heterodyne.

Friday, June 7, 2013

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Blanaid Murphy on directing the 100 voices of Handel’s ‘other’ oratorio, Israel In Egypt.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

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Just what is it that makes Hungarian choral music so different, so appealing? Conductor, Roisin Blunnie, has some ideas.

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The tale of James Joyce’s little book that nearly never was, Dubliners, told by writer and actor, Declan Gorman, in The Dubliners Dilemma

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

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Basset clarinettist Jonathan Sage demos that extra junk in the trunk that gives his instrument its unique sound.

Friday, May 31, 2013

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Come to CCA Derry, where volume-weighted average pricing and other commonplaces of algorithmic trading enter the art world.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

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Paintings in conversation: a new multi-venue exhibition, The Act of Portrayal, encourages Limerick artists to respond to the National Self-Portrait Collection at UL.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

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Fermentation guru, Sandor Katz on teaching the world to stop worrying and love the microbe.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

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Ron Mueck can take a year to make a single one of his mammoth sculptures, so when a half dozen appear at once, it can’t help being a giant event. Luke Clancy reviews the Australian artist’s new Paris show.

Monday, May 27, 2013

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From Alzheimer’s to apricots, the sparks for storytelling can come from anywhere in the writings of Rebecca Solnit.

Friday, May 24, 2013

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Barrister-turned-playwright, Rachel Fehily, on her new knotty legal teaser, Under Pressure.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

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The specialities of Dublin’s chicest 1970s restaurant, The Mirabeau? Cabbage and baked potato. Ex-waiter, Dr Frank Cullen, remembers Sean Kinsella and his cooking.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

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This time we meet one of the bards of yore, from the magical times when instead of interpretive centres, we had Bunratty Castle.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

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Mateo Alessi on good and bad design and who gives the final verdict : eBay.

Monday, May 20, 2013

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One thing worse than working as an actor? Not working as an actor. In his latest diary, playwright Phillip McMahon remembers why he’s not an actor. Anymore.

Friday, May 17, 2013

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A brace of lost songs by 19th century composer, Horatia Fielding, get an airing at Howth Castle.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

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Can Regan come out to play? Culture File deals with the swings and roundabouts with help from DanceXchange, a troupe who are performing in the playground of Dublin for DDF 2013.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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Cookbook writer and recipe collector supreme, Claudia Roden, on a life in search of food culture.

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A pyrex tea cup containing nothing less than the entire universe, is among the objects sculptor Maud Cotter has brought along as Dublin’s Rubicon Gallery takes temporary residence in Brussels.

Monday, May 13, 2013

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When are choreographers like fleas? When they’re thinking about the future of management, of course. Fearghus Ó Conchúir on his notion of fleadership in dance.

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Tales of Herb, Lenny, Vov… and Ted, as Joy Bryer remembers the EUYO’s great conductors. (Part 2 of 2)

Thursday, May 9, 2013

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To celebrate Europe Day, Luke Clancy shares a toast with Joy Bryer, the storied founder and President of the European Union Youth Orchestra. (Part 1 of 2)

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

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Tom Spalding, author of a new study of the street signs of Cork, leads us down those pleasant streets, pointing upwards regularly at the layers of typographical history.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

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A little lighthouse keeping? Gerald Butler, author of the memoir, The Lightkeeper, takes us up the 52 steps well-worn steps of his station at Galley Head.

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Ulster-raised, Brooklyn-based book artist, Oliver Jeffers, on skipdiving for paintings and other secrets of his art.

Friday, May 3, 2013

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Not your grandmother’s high tea! We meet the “Dada Gastronomes” behind food art group, The Domestic Godless.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

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The king of slow music, Morton Feldman, as interpreted by Pianist, Ivan Ilic.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

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Mo’ broadband, mo’ problems. Philip McMahon dabbles in the mysterious offline world.

Monday, April 29, 2013

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The ultimate bibliophile’s band and the ultimate band of bibliophiles: The Bookshop Band

Friday, April 26, 2013

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Magnetic dogs and the Great Wall of China hove into view as we continue our walk ‘n’ talk with David Evans, editor of The Art of Walking: A Field Guide. (Part 2 of 2)

Thursday, April 25, 2013

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Fancy a stroll with David Evans, author of The Art of Walking, a look at bipedal motion in fine art? Sure, of course you can bring the dog. (Part 1 of 2)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to be in an orchestra…unless it’s Nelly Ben Hayoun’s International Space Orchestra, made up of musicians from NASA, SETI and other et-friendly organisations.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

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Tobias Rehberger and Nikolaus Hirsch, curators of IMMA’s I KnOw YoU show on how not everything that comes from Frankfurt is about the doh ray mi.

Monday, April 22, 2013

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Talking pachyderms and pencils on a walk in Dublin Zoo with illustrator, Kevin Waldron.

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Over the years, there’s been a fair bit of bad press and prejudice…about leeches. But Robert Kirk and Neil Pemberton are ready to do a little PR work for our thirsty companions.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

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Playwright and producer, Phillip McMahon, on why we are almost always expecting too much from a night at the theatre.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

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Meet the man fighting for everyone’s right to do exactly the sort of things that the music and film industries have spent years and millions of dollars trying to prevent, Rick Falkvinge, founder of Sweden’s Pirate Party.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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We go Skypeabout to Ireland’s independent bookshops, to hear about staff picks and local blockbusters.

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The Unexamined Life is not worth living, but how deep would you like the examination to go? Prof Aisling Kelliher on recent advances in reading the biometric runes.

Friday, April 12, 2013

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Oslo’s all-women vocal group, Trio Mediaeval, on that not-as-popular-as-it-used-t0-be vocal art, cow-calling, as well as working with Gavin Bryers.


More from http://www.musicnetwork.ie/ and indeed http://www.triomediaeval.no/

Thursday, April 11, 2013

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In our final report from this Spring’s Opera Europa conference in Vienna, David McLoughlin of Wexford Opera Festival helps us catch ‘n’ fillet the conference trends.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

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We meet Philip Glass and the team preparing his new opera, The Lost, which opens the world’s newest opera house, Austria’s Landestheater Linz. (Part 3 of 4)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

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The second of Luke Clancy’s reports from the Opera Europa conference in Vienna. How do Deloitte measure European opera’s worth? In Euros, largely. But not exclusively, explains the consultant’s Ana Andueza. (Part 2 of 4)

Monday, April 8, 2013

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How can elderly giants like La Scala operate in the world of 21st century opera? Our first report from this year’s Opera Europa meeting in Vienna. (Part 1 of 4)

Friday, April 5, 2013

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Can Bongoflava, the very particular strain of hiphop hothoused in Tanzania, conquer Africa - and the world? (Part 3 of 3)

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Deeper into a lost arc of muziki wa dansi, with legendary Tanzanian deejay, Massoud Massoud, and the team trying to save a musical treasure. (Part 2 of 3)

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

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“Sticky Shed Syndrome” and other threats to the precious collections of reel to reel tapes in the Radio Tanzania archives. (Part 1 of 3)

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

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Veteran potter and former Creative Director of the Leach Pottery, Ulster-born, Jack Doherty, on what a pot can really say.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

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Daniel Reardon on Beckett’s All That Fall, and the best way to bring a radio play to the live stage.

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Adding drama to the portrait session, in the performance work of Dublin artist, Fergus Byrne.



The piece is performed at Project as part of the performance season Between You, Me And The Four Walls, curated by Michelle Browne. More info here

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Examining the legacy of 60s counterculture while making art from the things that the everyday folks leave behind, with Dublin-based Liverpudlian artist, Richard Proffitt

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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"Artisan" comics publisher, Sam Arthur, co-founder of NoBrow, on the special pleasures of traditional printing

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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Susan Zelouf of “haute couture” furniture makers, zelouf+BELL, on her journey from a club singer to creator of one-off, no-expense-spared design treasures.

Monday, March 25, 2013

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Brilliant, dazzling, scintillating…some of the words that unavoidably turn up as Luke Clancy reviews a show of plugged-in and turned-on, lighting-based art at Hayward Gallery, London.

Friday, March 22, 2013

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Grim and grimmer: students at The Lir and RIAM see just how dark opera gets, on their collaboration with director, Gavin Quinn, Opera Briefs.

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Sound branding guru, John Groves, on the power of sound in selling. (RPT)

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Dublin singer songwriter Mumblin Deaf Ro makes a case for more pop songs about grief.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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Irish mag, GCN is the world’s longest running free gay magazine is celebrating its 25th birthday. Co-founder, Tonie Walsh on the life and times of GCN.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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Conducting prodigy, Killian Farrell on tackling Bach’s St Matthew’s Passion, simultaneously directing two adult choirs, a boys’ choir and the Orchestra of St. Cecelia. Killian, by the way, is 18.

Friday, March 15, 2013

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Tattooed-lady-turned-artist, Ariana Page Russell, on dermatographia, the skin condition which means her ‘ink’ is her own skin’s reaction to pressure.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

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The Great Irish Dresser, caught in the wild by Sundance prize-winning “Irish Folk Furniture” director, Tony Donoghue

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Conrad Shawcross’ room at Light Show at the Hayward. The bit near the end where everything gets a bit wobbly is where I finally get all dizzy and fall over backwards.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

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What colour is your hakuna matata? Disney Theatrical chief, Thomas Schumacher, on the birth of a leonine legend.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

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Step inside what looks like an ordinary terraced house in Dublin’s Stoneybatter and you’ll find one of the capital’s most vital arts spaces, The Joinery.


More about The Joinery’s Fundit campaign

Monday, March 11, 2013

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Cliff Diving into the Atlantic and other inspirational moments, with glass artist, Michelle O’Donnell

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Welcome to youpop? From now on, homemade user videos of songs like Harlem Shake will contribute to a song’s position in Billboard’s Hot 100.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

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Go ahead and judge a book by its cover…with the help of designer and illustrator Niall McCormack’s Irish book covers blog.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

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From the Amazon jungle to the tables of Copenhagen’s Noma, Icelandic composer, Jóhann Jóhannsson, finds inspiration in farming and politics. (Part 2 of 2)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

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How much do you really have to know about the IBM 1401 computer to enjoy the music of Jóhann Jóhannsson? (Part 1 of 2)

Monday, March 4, 2013

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Hacking music. Composer, Emma O’Halloran, on the premier of her work Cages, and why she sees a soldering iron in her future.

Friday, March 1, 2013

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Fail again, fail better! The surprisingly long history of the Epic Fail, with Mark O’Connell, author of a new study on our taste for bad art.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

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Chasing Dublin’s lost rivers with artists, Ruth Clinton and Niamh Moriarty. The collaborative duo’s latest exhibition at Pallas Projects/Studios explores the city’s hidden currents. (Image from The Rivers of Dublin by Clair L. Sweeney, 1991)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

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Seven storeys of fun at Newcastle’s Seven Stories, Britain’s National Centre for Children’s Book.(Part 2 of 2)

Monday, February 25, 2013

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Seven storeys of fun at Newcastle’s Seven Stories, Britain’s National Centre for Children’s Book. (Part 1 of 2)

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Does education need a Napster? Aisling Kelliher of Carnegie Mellon University on the world of MOOCs - or Massive Open Online Courses.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

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The raw and uncut version (which doesn’t actually contain any swearing) of our interview with conductor and composer, Reinbert de Leeuw, including a digression into Louis Andriessen’s love of the Swingle Singers.

Friday, February 22, 2013

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Reinbert de Leeuw on the revolutionary times of 60s Amsterdam & the angry power of fellow “Nutcracker” Louis Andriessen’s De Staat.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

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Tina Noonan brings the story of her Great-Uncle, a WW1 veteran, who survived the Battle of the Somme (minus his leg) to the stage in The Prodger.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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Building the agora in Temple Bar, with barbershop proprietor, Sean Bryan of Cut and Sew.

AbFab's Finest Hour Lasted About Three Minutes of Series One Episode Five

A conference room…


00:11:31:  Right,  I’ve got one minute. Features. Catriona?



00:11:34: Well…do something on a car.


00:11:37: What? Do something on a car. I need a new car.


00:11:39:  A nice one, no rubbish. right.


00:11:41:  And something about how lovely champagne is. We could tie that in with some glasses.


00:11:46: A friend of mine has got a shop with lovely glasses.


00:11:48: Henrietta? Yes. Maybe we could do some lovely photos.


00:11:52: What about people? Who’s in, who’s out,


00:11:55: Who’s sexy, who’s not sexy, who’s clever, who’s not clever.


00:11:57: Who’s in, who’s out. here’s my list.


00:12:00: Cross her out, she screwed me. put him in, he screwed me.


00:12:03: Do something on river phoenix. I really fancy him.


00:12:06: Right. River Phoenix, Mickey Rourke, Liam Neeson.


00:12:09: Don’t do anything on anyone called Freud. i don’t like them.


00:12:11: Bunch of no-talents with an ancestor. but they were in last month.


00:12:15: So?  I’m not running a bloody charity.


00:12:17: I don’t have to lick their boots because some grandad invented penis envy.


00:12:21: It’s just that they’re pretty good friends of mine.


00:12:23: It doesn’t matter, but… beauty. Make it quick.


00:12:26: She’s fabulous. puts you into perspective.


00:12:29: Clarins, Shisheido, Paloma Picasso, Chanel make-up, generally…


00:12:36: Faces-eyes, lips, nostrils… this is all off the top of my head.


00:12:41: Douching with mint is a thought.


00:12:43: Ten tips on tropical toenails.  I’m thinking natural zing.


00:12:48: “moist” is my “word de jour”.


00:12:51: Lovely wet moist droplets. lusciousness.


00:12:54: I see sun, sand, water, beach…


00:12:58: Photo shoot-wise  I’m looking at two weeks in the caribbean.


00:13:01: Skin is in.


00:13:04: And the usual-try to look more beautiful if you want more sex.


00:13:07: Very good. chuck us that wrinkle cream, will you?


00:13:10: Get Hamish in here. I want to find out about the restaurant  I’m having lunch in.


00:13:14: Pats? it’s only big names this month.


00:13:17: Laurent, Armani, Lagerfeld, Oscar de la Renta. No British tat.


00:13:20: In Moscow. Glamour in the red square.  I’m not using Russians.


00:13:24: They’re all too bloody ugly. and fat.


00:13:26: 400 years of potato diet won’t squeeze into a Gautier cup.


00:13:31: If I looked like that I wouldn’t go out.


00:13:35: Magda? Hamish.


00:13:36: Tell me about the restaurant  I’m having lunch at.


00:13:40: Comfortable in the grand manner.


00:13:42: Stuffed with plutocratic goodies and a decent duck.


00:13:46: The dining room is boudoiresque, fin-de-siècle eclectic,


00:13:49: And still fashionably uncomfortable.


00:13:52: A melange, possibly a post-Orwellian version of an Edwardian eatery.


00:13:58: The food? Ecumenical in flavour,


00:14:00: A cosmopolitan adventure full of exuberant eclecticism,


00:14:04: Full of amuse-gueule and gastro-credibility.


00:14:08: No flash in the bain-marie this.


00:14:11: A comforting air. Generally, the tomatoes were rather pulpeuse.


00:14:16: Ta.


00:14:17:It’s bollocks, but it uses up paper and that’s what the magazine is all about.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

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The peace and tranquillity artist, Scott Hocking, finds on his daily trips into what others see as Detroit’s urban wasteland.

Monday, February 18, 2013

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The Universe’s repeating patterns: from heartbeats to spinning coins, from cicadas lifecycles to of course, music, with the curator of the Science Gallery’s Oscillator show Douglas Repetto.

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An Xtra from our conversation with Douglas Repetto about Nick Didkovsky’s Zero Waste for sight reading pianist & computer, as well as a hint of the essential messiness of physics exposed in The Science Gallery’s latest show, Oscillator.


 


Watch a performance of Zero Waste here:


www.youtube.com/watch?v=ityRapVd4kw

Friday, February 15, 2013

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The strange attractions of steam and repetition, with Swedish-born textile artist, Liz Nilsson.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

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They don’t teach you this stuff in school. What acting teacher, Andy Hinds learned when he decided to practice what he preached and make his own stage debut.

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Some of the Edgar Martins images from This Is Not A House, now at the Gallery of Photography, Dublin. Clockwise from top: Atlanta (Georgia), Phoenix (Arizona) and Connecticut (New England).

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Edgar Martins takes us on a tour of a show of his architectural photographs created in the wake of the US subprime crisis.


More photos here

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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Just how badly is it possible to spend six seconds? Video sharing app, Vine, decoded with the help Prof Aisling Kelliher.

Monday, February 11, 2013

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Daryl Buckley, of veteran Melbourne new music ensemble, Elision, testifies to the powers of Jimi Hendrix and nice valve sounds.

Friday, February 8, 2013

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A hitherto unnoticed resemblance between Jane Austen and Jeremy Clarkson, in the final part of our special with Austen biographer, Paula Byrne. (Part 3 of 3)

Thursday, February 7, 2013

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Jane Austen biographer, Paula Byrne, on some of the novelist’s earliest pieces of fiction, some imaginary marriages cooked up on her father’s parish stationary. (Part 2 of 3)

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

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A royalty check from 1816 is the first of a series of objects that inspired a new book on Jane Austen and the stuff of her world by Paula Byrne. (Part 1 of 3)

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

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Is it the singer or the song, or indeed, the facility with media relations? Antonia Couling, a specialist in media training for opera stars, on what every performer needs to know.

Monday, February 4, 2013

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In his latest interactive work, City Hall, composer, Daniel Figgis works with his biggest ensemble yet: the general public.

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On our final visit to this year’s Veronica Dunne International Singing Contest, we meet opera legend, Richard Bonynge, and share a moment with overall winner, Nadine Sierra.

Thursday, January 31, 2013