Friday, October 30, 2015

Culture File: Stella Feehily

London-born, Donegal-raised playwright, Stella Feehily on her first ballet libretto, Coppelia, for Ballet Ireland.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Culture File: Hana Czech

Czech ambassador, Hana Mottlova, on how to celebrate properly Czech Independence Day.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Culture File: Boole Pudding

The tastiest celebration of mathlete & accidental Corkman, George Boole's 200th birthday takes the shape of a pud.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Culture File: Richard Herring

Richard Herring spent 2015 reviving and relearning his entire stand up oeuvre shares some of his timeless titters

Culture File Weekly No 41

This weekly we divide our time between Wexford, Dublin and the street, as we glimpse a project that is putting Irish poetry in spaces you'd expect to find offers of inclusive minutes; we visit Wexford Festival Opera in search of design and choreography, and meet the artist who putting robots in museums, galleries, theatres - and yes - opera houses.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Culture File: Imran Fest

A Dublin billboard project is putting poetry in the spaces where you expect to fizzy drinks and inclusive minute

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Culture File: Opera Robots

Artist Denis Roche's robots let patients visit galleries, theatres, even opera houses, without leaving their beds

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Culture File: Jimmy Mac

3D modelling and digital projection interact with glue and seashells in set designs for Wexford Opera's Koanga

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Culture File: Boyzie

Soweto-born choreographer, Boyzie Cekwana on creating dance for Wexford Festival Opera's revival of Delius' Koanga

Monday, October 19, 2015

Culture File: AK Photos

When is a photo not a photo, and other riddles of computational photography with tech soothsayer, Aisling Kelliher

Culture File Weekly No 40

This weekly, we’re chewing on chestnuts, discovering the pulling power of evangelical Christianity at the US box office, hearing about some evolutions of the plain old snap, and meeting the classical pianist whose switch to jazz was such a success that no less than Chick Corea calls him a creative genius.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Culture File: Gwilym

Classical piano prodigy turned jazz star, Gwilym Simcock on jazz, classical and what lies in between.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Culture File: Trickster Bird

The trickster bird, the Crow, in all his forms is celebrated in Imram Irish Festival's Cleasa√≠ √Čin show

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Culture File: Christian Flix

The unexpected rise of Evangelical cinema at the American omniplex

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Culture File: Giorgio Marcels

As autumn settles in, Giorgio Casari's fancy turns to chestnuts but the object is not to conquer, but to cook.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Culture File Weekly No 39

This weekly we hear how the word "macaroni" came to be both an insult and a rallying cry and why a Linotype machine is like a piece of cheese. We meet Claudio Simonetti, the composer who created the music world of director, Dario Argento's horror films; and we interpret the Irish 1935 Public Dance Halls Act, through the medium of contemporary dance

Culture File: Macaroni

Mocking the Georgian youth culture of the "Macaronies" in the 1770s caricatures of Mary and Matthew Darly

Friday, October 9, 2015

Culture File: Dance Hall

The Public Dance Halls Act, 1935 and Patrick Scott's art feed Dancehall, the latest from choreographer Emma Martin

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Culture File: Ivan/ Feldman

Pianist, Ivan Ilic voyages deeper into the music of Morton Feldman with a CD and a tour dedicated to the composer

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Culture File: Profondorosso

Composer, Claudio Simonetti, on creating the chilling soundworlds of director, Dario Argento's 70s Italo-horrors

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Culture File: Linotype

The irresistible tap-tap-buzz of what Thomas Edison described as the 8th Wonder of the World: the Linotype Machine

Monday, October 5, 2015

Culture File: Eimear Noone

Irish video game music conductor and composer, Eimear Noone, on why it's not either/or when it comes to Stravinsky and Metallica.

Culture File Weekly No 38

We have all the makings of a good night out at The Last Hotel, take the tour with the Mullingar man who is bringing Shakespeare's Globe alive, find out why companies such as Google, Eircom and UPC are re-branding; and hear what happens when Schubert lieder get rebooted into the Irish language

Friday, October 2, 2015

Culture File: Rebranding Part 2

Brandspert, Eoghan Nolan, finishes decoding a wave of re-brands by the likes of Google, Eir and Virgin Media (2/2)

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Culture File: Rebranding Part 1

What We Talk About When We Talk About Brands: brandspert, Eoghan Nolan, helps decode a recent wave of re-brandings