Monday, August 22, 2016

The Culture File Weekly No 84 (Truffling Special)

Dublin-based restaurateur, Giorgio Casari guides us through the foothills around the Northern Italian town of Alba, where each year the Truffle Festival draws thousands of fans of the white fungus.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The Culture File Weekly - August 2016 Promo

Feel all the colours, with the weekliest show of culture and creativity, The Culture File Weekly. Saturdays, 6.30pm, @RTElyricfm

Monday, August 15, 2016

The Culture File Weekly No 83 (Billy Elliot Summer Special)

Jon Finn, a producer and instigator of Billy Elliot, on the struggle to turn a tale of ballet and British politics into a globally successful musical.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Culture File: The best uses of "yes" and "no" with composer, Neil Martin (part 2)

.@KilkennyArts composer, Neil Martin, learnt the importance of "no" from his friend, Seamus Heaney. Now he is creating a soundtrack for Heaney's Aeneid: Book VI at this year's Kilkenny Arts Festival, alongside another of the poet's former collaborators, Stephen Rea.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Culture File: The best uses of "yes" and "no" with composer, Neil Martin (Part 1)

Composer, Neil Martin on cellos and dancers, Heaney and Virgil, the afterlife and the bit before.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Culture File: Documenting Doping

Documentary maker, Gretha Viana on 9.79 seconds that heralded a new era of sport.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Culture File: Gwilym Simcock's Fingers

How to straddle the jazz-classical divide, with the Welsh-born pianist and Impossible Gentleman kingpin.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Culture File: Tommy Fleming's Paddy

The Irish singer heads into the world of musical theatre with the story of an Irish immigrant in 1960s England

Monday, July 25, 2016

Culture File: Mastering Chopin with Dr Chen

Dublin International Piano Festival's Archie Chen leads a fingertip tour of best practice Chopin

The Culture File Weekly No 80 (Cannabis and sensory craft, cannibalism in Brazilian culture, Irish showjumping and Mexican embroidery)

This weekly: we share a curry comb with an Irish showjumper, hunt the embroidered treasure of Oaxaca and beyond, hear smell scientist Avery Gilbert, predictions for the future of legalised pot, and listen as Ambassador Afonso José Cardoso, explains the literal and metaphorical role of cannibalism in Brazilian culture. Phew.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Culture File: Sensory Craft and Pot Fragrance

Smell scientist, Avery Gilbert, sees the future of his specialty in Colorado's legalised marijuana industry

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Culture File: Cannibalism and Culture

Cannibalism both literal and metaphorical on a journey into the tasty heart of Brazil's musical history (photo: Cannibalism in Brazil in 1557 as described by Hans Staden (b. around 1525 – Wolfhagen, 1579). Gravure de Théodore de Bry, 1562)

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Culture File: Darryl Walker's Stable Life

Irish Showjumper Darryl Walker introduces us to some of his charges there at Inchanappa House in County Wicklow

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Culture File: Which would Frida Kahlo wear?

Rebecca Devaney has been knocking on doors, meeting craftspeople and collecting embroideries from all over Mexico

Culture File Xtra: Antonina's Hummingbirds

Rebecca Devaney has been knocking on doors, meeting craftspeople and collecting embroideries from all over Mexico. One of the textiles she encountered was by Antonina Cornelia

Monday, July 18, 2016

Culture File: LA Stories (Part 4)

In the final part of our LA diaries, Luke finds Uber's best secret use: as a music recommendation service

The Culture File Weekly No 79 (Katie O'Kelly, Ruba Shamshoum, Christina Kubisch, Meltybrains?)

This Weekly, playwright Katie O'Kelly and singer, Ruba Shamshoum talk about art in troubled times, we take a walk in the park with Christina Kubisch and get our brains slightly melted by dublin experimental pop band, Meltybrains?

Friday, July 15, 2016

Culture File: Meltybrains? Anyone?

Dublin experimental pop ensemble Meltybrains? on harmony, counterpoint and the best way to mass manufacture masks

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Culture File: Christina Kubisch in Islandbridge

The electric landscapes of the city and the Irish lives lost in WWI made audible in the work of the Berlin artist

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Culture File: Katie O'Kelly's Olive Tree

Katie O'Kelly's new one-woman show debuts as part of this year's Palfest, Palestinian solidarity art festival

Culture File: Ruba Shamshoum's vocalcano

A musical image of a Middle East primed to erupt, in the music of a Nazareth-born, Dublin-based jazz singer

Monday, July 11, 2016

Culture File: LA Stories (Part 3)

The Monarchs of Venice Beach (and Theodor Adorno)

The Culture File Weekly No 78 (Tanabata, The Wake, Wilde Stories, Fourth of July)

This weekly, we celebrate the seventh day of the seventh month, Japanese style and the fourth day of the seventh month, American style, as well as dance on film in The Wake and the washing up sounds of Michael Gallen

Friday, July 8, 2016

Culture File: Chef, Takashi Miyazaki celebrates all the 7s of Tanabata in Mitchelstown

The Japanese festival of the 7th day of the 7th month is marked by a 7-course meal eaten deep in a cave in Cork

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Culture File: Michael Gallen's Wilde music

High up places feed the music of composer, Michael Gallen's suite inspired by Oscar Wilde's children's stories

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Culture File: Oonagh Kearney's The Wake

Filmmaker Oonagh Kearney's latest trilogy of films explores the female body through choreography

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Culture File: Fourth of July in the Deerfield Residence

They jury may be out on Brexit, but 1776's Amexit is heartily celebrated each July 4th

Monday, July 4, 2016

Culture File Xtra: Meltybrains? essay the RTE lyricfm signature tune

.@Meltybrains ? do their candypink earthquake version of a classic & also speak next week Culture File @RTELyricFM

Culture File: LA Stories (Part 2)

Who'd put Black Mountain as their first choice college? Luke wonders, at a show on the experimental art school

The Culture File Weekly No 77 (Mexican music, Mauritian cuisine, California startups, Brazilian censorship)

This weekly, the Italian chef who is bringing mama's technique to African ingredients, a conductor who knows the power of Instagram, a Brazilian typographer who is trying to tell the story of censorship in his country, and Prof Aisling Kelliher on the CNBC Disruptor 50 list.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Culture File: Mexican conductor, Alondra de la Parra

Do you follow the conductor on Instagram? Alondra de la Parra, on the life of the modern maestro

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Culture File: Crystian Cruz' creates a typeface to tell a history of censorship

A Brazilian typographer uses his art to exhume the history of censorship under his country's military dictatorship

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Culture File: A new creole cuisine on Mauritius

Italian chef, Fabio de Poli, is bringing Mauritian staples like palm heart or ochra, into the world of fine dining

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Culture File: Aisling Kelliher on the Disruptor 50

The tech version of "The World's 50 Best Restaurants" is CNBC Disruptor 50, a guess about what's about to be big

Monday, June 27, 2016

Culture File Xtra: Culture File: Aisling Kelliher on the Disruptor 50 Long version

An extended version of our Culture File picking winners and WTFs from CNBC's Disruptor 50 for 2016, with Prof Aisling Kelliher, of Virginia Tech.

The Culture File Weekly No 76 (NCAD, The Listening Crowd, A world of numbers with Piergiorgio Odifreddi)

Does hiring a banker to run an art college presage a clash of cultures? Maybe not, says NCAD's Bernard Hanratty. Italian mathematical philosopher and Joycean, Piergiorgio Odifreddi on why numbers never click for some people; and The Listening Crowd conference investigates new music and the people who lend it their ears

Culture File: LA Stories (Part 1)

Los Angeles, the ultimate car culture city is getting remade by the "ride sharing service" Uber

Friday, June 24, 2016

Culture File: Good and Bad at Maths

Italian mathematical philosopher and Joycean, Piergiorgio Odifreddi on why numbers never click for some people

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Culture File: Prof Piergiorgio Odifreddi on the maths of culture and the culture of maths

Where math meshes with literature and the theories of Gödel mesh with the imaginings of Joyce

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Culture File: The Listening Crowd

It's not just about who listens, but how, at The Listening Crowd conference on new music audiences

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Culture File: NCAD Management

Does hiring a banker to run an art college presage a clash of cultures? Maybe not, says NCAD's Bernard Hanratty

Monday, June 20, 2016

The Culture File Weekly No 75 (Emperor Charles IV, fiddler-artist, Sinéad Onóra Kennedy, Google's Tango VR tools, Cape Town Opera)

This weekly: the artist-fiddle player who blends her two skills together, a team of architects using Google Tango, the story of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV and an opera biography of Nelson Mandela

Culture File: Flying Dodo

Oscar Olsen runs Mauritius' only craft brewery, but aims to spread his gospel, and his beer, across Africa

Friday, June 17, 2016

Culture File: Mandela Sings!

How best to tell the grand, complex life story of Nelson Mandela? Through opera of course!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Culture File: Relics of Charles IV

Jirí Fajit of the National Gallery, Prague, on his new relic-filled show about the greatest King of Bohemia

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Culture File: Tango at the Roundhouse

Telling the stories of London's Roundhouse venue using Tango, an experimental VR technology from Google.

Culture File: Sound into pigment with Sinéad Onóra Kennedy

Artist-fiddler, Sinéad Onóra Kennedy on creating images of her experiences of traditional fiddle music

The Culture Fie Weekly No 74 (Olafur Eliasson, Bill Butt, Pom Boyd, Mauritius' Rumvolution)

This weekly: Icelandic artist and environmental activist, Olafur Eliasson on following in the footsteps of LeBrun and Bernini in the layer of the Sun King, Bill Butt’s cello, how the women of 1916 are inspiring on a new history of the 20th century and a visit the tiny St Aubin rhummerie in Mauritius to witness a rumvelution!

The Culture File Weekly No. 73 (Billy Elliot, Ballymaloe Food Fest, Adblocking)

This weekly: the 1980s politics that gave rise to new millennium music blockbuster, Billy Elliot, the rise and rise of adblocking software and a tasting plate of cooks, writers and "sacred dining" from this year's Ballymaloe Festival.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Culture File: The Two Sun Kings at Versaille

Environmental artist, Olafur Eliasson on following in the steps of LeBrun and Bernini in the layer of the Sun King