Monday, February 29, 2016

Culture File at FOTE: Quique Dacosta's "conceptual evolution of paella"

Call it "molecular gastronomy" or "techno-emotional cuisine" - Quique Dacosta is still the current boss chef

The Culture File Weekly No. 59 (Saturday 27th Jan, 2016, with Jesse Jones, TNS's 42nd Street and Gong Bathing)

This weekly, artist Jesse Jones' feminist takeover at the Hugh Lane Gallery, sawdust and tinsel at an amateur production of 42nd Street, and an invitation to a gong bath. C'mon, it'll be fun!

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Gong Bath - Full Recording (no Mixing)

The full unedited recording of Lisa and Brian's Soundhenge Ireland Gong Bath.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Culture File: Gong Bathing

Come, lie down with 30-odd other souls in a candlelit, plant-filled room, and have a good sonic soak at a "gong bath"

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Culture File Xtra: C'mon, get in the gong bath, the sound is lovely!

Coming up at 5.40pm on @RTElyricfm @LyricLorcan, more things that sound like this... pic: Lisa and Brian of Soundhenge Ireland

Culture File: Artist, Jesse Jones' Feminist Parasite Institution

Jesse Jones on recasting the canon at the Hugh Lane Gallery, with help from her Feminist Parasite Institution

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Culture File: Jesse Jones on Robert Altman's 1977 classic, 3 Women

Artist Jesse Jones on how Altman's film, 3 Women, inspires a current feminist "takeover" at the Hugh Lane Gallery

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Culture File: TMS's 42nd Street

Tinsel, glitter & the odd cracked skull as Gearoid Farrelly goes backstage at an amateur production of 42nd Street

Culture File at FOTE: Alyn Williams' Horlicks Haute Cuisine

The malted joys of Horlicks and a side of audio #foodporn from FOTE 2015, with chef, Alyn Williams

The Culture File Weekly No. 58 (Saturday 13th Feb, 2016, with Fifi Rong, RGKSKSRG, Pan Pan, Lavit Gallery)

This weekly, Pan Pan's rocking chair theatre, Fifi Rong's hybrid of English electronica and the music of the jazz clubs of 1930s Shanghai, three prize-winning graduates from Crawford School of Art and Design and RGKSKSRG's exhibition-cum-knees up at Rialto's Studio 468

Culture File: The 2016 Harvest at the Lavit Gallery, Cork

This year's harvest, at the Lavit Gallery's Student of The Year Exhibition of recent Cork art graduates.

Culture File: TMS's 42nd Street

Tinsel, glitter & the odd cracked skull as Gearoid Farrelly goes backstage at an amateur production of 42nd Street

Monday, February 22, 2016

Culture File at FOTE: Alyn Williams' Horlicks haute cuisine.

The ​malted ​joy​s​ of ​Horlicks ​and a ​​side of audio #foodporn ​from FOTE​2015​,​ ​with chef​,​ Alyn Williams

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Culture File: Fifi Rong's Shanghai Triphop

The West Country gloom of Tricky and the jazz of 1930s Shanghai come cheek to cheek in the music of Fifi Rong

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Culture File: RGKSKSRG's ultimate awkward dancefloor moment

The art of parties with the curatorial team of Rachael Gilbourne and Kate Strain, who work together as RGKSKSRG

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Culture File Xtra: Strange @This is Sexy

Coming up at 5.40pm on RTE Lyric FM Culture File sinks into the closing night happening of a 9-month long project from the curatorial team of Rachael Gilbourne and Kate Strain, who go under the name R G K S K S R G. Sharon Phelan was in attendance for what the organisers described as "the ultimate awkward dancefloor moment"

Culture File: All That Fall Returns

Someone's outside with a van full of rockingchairs, which can only mean one thing: Pan Pan's All That Fall is back

Monday, February 15, 2016

The Culture File Weekly No. 57 (Saturday 13th Feb, 2016)

This weekly, we visit Berlin's Haus der Kulturen der Welt for Transmediale, the 'post-digital' gathering of critics, artists, academics and hackers - and some who combine all those roles. We meet a professor of biology, who is also a choreographer, an artist who is also a 'citizen spy' and an artwork that is also an experiment in financial hacking

Culture File at FOTE: Sasu Laukkonen's excellent carrot

For Helsinki chef, Sasu Laukkonen, it's time to think much more carefully about how good a simple carrot can really be.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Culture File: Mark Doherty's Bee! musical

Be they Bumble or solitary, drones or queens, Mark Doherty has a lot of love for the bees

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Culture File: Immaterial Value

At Transmediale, we meet what is a common site these days: artists sitting at a desk spoofing the financial system

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Culture File: Rowell

Mapping the hidden power of think tanks, trade groups & lobbying agencies, with artist-researcher, Steve Rowell #tm16

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Culture File: Microbiomes

In our first report from Berlin media thinkathon, Transmediale, we shake hands with artist biologist, F-J Lapointe

Monday, February 8, 2016

Culture File Weekly No 56 - Andy Sheppard Special

A special program with Andy Sheppard takes us to the saxophonist's Bristol eerie/studio to hear about perfect pitch, the importance of a good hifi and communal record listening, the epiphany of hearing a John Coltrane record, and making his own discs with the pretty-close-to legendary producer and label boss, Manfred Eicher of ECM records.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Culture File: Andy Sheppard Part 3

The Shakespeare of the Sax: Andy Sheppard on his latest jazz trio project, Shakespeare Songs.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Culture File: Andy Sheppard Part 2

"If you can't do it in two days, why bother?" ECM Producer, Manfred Eicher, gives studio advice to Andy Sheppard

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Culture File: Andy Sheppard Part 1

Up the winding hill-roads of Bristol to the instrument-lined eyrie of British saxophone giant, Andy Sheppard.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Culture File: Somerset Museum of Innocence

Culture File visits Istanbul's Museum of Innocence, the strange phenomenon that inspired a new film from Grant Gee

Monday, February 1, 2016

Culture File: Andy McFadden

Michelin-starred, Tallaght-born chef, Andy McFadden, on climbing the London fine dining ladder

Culture File Weekly No 55

This weekly, we travel from the Western Front in 1916 and what it meant for one Irish boy, to the economic front of 2008, and what it meant for one Icelandic chef. Master maker, Jack Doherty introduces us to some explosive pottery and we wonder why it is that despite being very good, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s film The Revenant isn't very good.