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.