Friday, October 20, 2017

Culture File: What exactly is wrong with AI?

Culture File techspert, Aisling Kelliher, on learning to love, cherish and discipline the AI in your life

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Culture File: The jazz mission of Anneleen Boehme

Belgian double bassist, Anneleen Boehme, is in search of new, more diverse audiences for jazz

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Culture File: Jonathan Messe's (and his mum's) Dictatorship of Art

The German artist briefs us on what's preventing the dictatorship of art that he and his mum are working towards

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Culture File: Jonathan Messe's (and his mum's) Dictatorship of Art

The German artist briefs us on what's preventing the dictatorship of art that he and his mum are working towards

Culture File Likes: Justin Green

Cork hotelier and gin distiller, Justin Green, shares some of the reading, listening and eating experiences that delight him

The Culture File Weekly 13.10.17 (Tamara Saulwick, Paddy Mann, Silver Linings LARP, whey alcohol)

This weekly, it's all about endings, with Tamara Saulwick's memorial interviews performance, Endings, the imagined life of a nursing home in Silver Lining, and the not-at-all dirty secret of whey alcohol

Friday, October 13, 2017

Culture File: LARPING old age (Part 2)

Silver Lining, a live action role play (LARP) game, offers a kind of engaged play the organisers call LARPtivism

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Culture File: LARPing Old Age

In Valdelaguna, Spain, players of a game called Silver Lining are exploring life, death & love in a retirement home

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Culture File: Crackles, Pops and Endings

Exploring loss with help from hissy reel to reel recorders and crackly vinyl in Tamara Saulwick’s Endings

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Culture File: The old new world of whey alcohol

Milk-based alcohol has ancient roots and remains very common - so why are we coy about it, wonders Justin Green

Monday, October 9, 2017

Culture File Likes: Liam Carson

Imram festival director, Liam Carson shares some books, shops, youtube videos he's been enjoying this week

The Culture File Weekly 06.10.17 (Mastering songwriting, the 21st century trumpet, horror sound)

This weekly, we spend some time with Duke Special and Carl Corcoran at a brand new Masters in songwriting at University of Limerick, hear how blowing into a trump is only one way to make it produce music, and unpack the new recipe for heebeegeebees-inducing movie music

Friday, October 6, 2017

Culture File: The New Trumpet

Norwegian composer and trumpeter, Hilde Marie Holsen, on her unique blend of brass and electronics

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Culture File: Hearing all the feels

Caitriona Walsh has been researching film composers who use new ways of making our bodies respond at the cinema

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Culture File: The Hallowed Words of Michael Longley

Singer-songwriter, Duke Special's latest album, Hallow, is based on the writings of Northern poet, Michael Longley

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Culture File: Mastering Songwriting with Carl Corcoran

A brand new Masters in songwriting at UL's Irish Academy of World Music and Dance welcomes its first students

Monday, October 2, 2017

The Culture File Weekly 29.10.17 (Alan Butler, Jenny Thomas, Gavin Fitzgerald, The Judgement of Paris: The Rematch)

This weekly a deep dive into the NURBs with artist Alan Butler, who creates his art within the game, Grand Theft Auto V, there's more skirmishes in a France v California wine battle, a confession on The Truth About Irish Hiphop and a 2017 Wild Colonial Boy

Culture File: Gavin Fitzgerald's Culture Picks

Culture File: Gavin Fitzgerald The director of Notorious and The Truth About Irish Hiphop decodes his content shopping list

Friday, September 29, 2017

Culture File: Bush Gothic

Singing fiddler, Jenny Thomas, reimagines Waltzing Matilda, The Wild Colonial Boy, and other Australian staples

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Culture File: The Truth About Irish Hiphop (Abrgd.)

Documentary maker, Gavin Fitzgerald, on how the preeminent sound of urban America became a naturalised Irish music

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Culture File: Down and Out in Dublin and Los Santos

The hard knock life of a street photographer in the virtual world of Grand Theft Auto, with artist, Alan Phelan

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Culture File: Another Judgment of Paris

Irish noses re-enact the occasion in Paris in 1976 when some of France's greatest wine experts were caught rapid

Friday, September 22, 2017

Culture File: Elizabeth Magill's Vernissage

The Antrim painter meets us @limerickgallery where she's watching over the hang for her exhibition, Headlands

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Culture File: Büchner and Schubert remixed

Büchner’s play, Woyzeck, and Schubert’s song cycle, Winterreise, get a mash up in Woyzeck in Winter

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Culture File: The Mae Trio

Two thirds of Australia folksters, The Mae Trio, on the special sauce of their glowing harmonies

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Culture File: La La Live!

Oscar-winning La La Land-composer, Justin Hurwitz, on his trilogy of musical movies with director, Damien Chazelle

Monday, September 18, 2017

Culture File Likes: The Mae Trio

The Australian folksters share their current ??? including Liane Moriarty and the smell of eucalyptus trees

The Culture File Weekly: Match and Fuse, Spliced, Alannah Hopkin, Alan James Burns

This weekly, a cave Portrane in North Co. Dublin is trying to trying to tell us something, writer, Alannah Hopkin is observing island life, spoilt hurler, Timmy Creed, in performing a play about loving and hating the game, and we enter the world of not-necessarily-jazz at Match and Fuse.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Culture File: Match & Fuse Festival of Brand New Music

Dublin hosts the festival that creates new acts by matching and fusing the best of Irish and European improvisers

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Culture File: Timmy Creed's Spliced

Timmy Creed's play, Spliced, explores the demands and rewards sport places on those who offer it their youth

Culture File: Closely Observed Islands

Ex-photojournalist and art critic, Alannah Hopkin's new collection of short stories explores Irish island life

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Culture File Weekly No. 1

The program returns with a special WOMAD edition, featuring sounds from the festival of global music and culture

Culture File: Entirely Hollow Aside from the Dark

What do caves think about, when they’re alone? A new cave-based sound installation makes a guess

Monday, September 11, 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017

Culture File: Mamadou Diabate and his talking balaphon

The percussion language of Sambla people with its greatest practitioner, balafon master, Mamadou Diabate.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Culture File: Xaos Theories

The music of Xaos melds the most ancient sounds of Greece with vintage synthesisers in search of the future

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Culture File: Hannah Peel's Brass Voyages

Armagh-born electronic composer, Hannah Peel, hits the stage at WOMAD 2017 with a 29-strong colliery brass band

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Culture File: Turning residents to dissidents with Benjamin Zephaniah

Voter competence testing and other post-Brexit fixes from poet and occasional reggae star, Benjamin Zephaniah

Monday, September 4, 2017

Culture File returns with dread at the controls

TODAY: Culture File returns & @BZephaniah plans the future of democracy @WOMAD 6.05pm, @RTElyricfm @LyricLorcan

Monday, July 31, 2017

Culture File: The Future of Craft

Richard Ocejo on where "whole animal butchery" fits into the revival of "craft" jobs

Friday, July 28, 2017

Culture File: The Limitless World of Aoife Dunne

Post-internet artist, Aoife Dunne, brings her digital army of electric blue fright-wigged dancers home to Blanchardstown

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Culture File: Vanilla Reaches The Indian Ocean

How a 12-year old slave labourer invented a quick, and dependable method to pollinate vanilla plants by hand

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Culture File: The Legend of Farinet

Legendary counterfeiter, Joseph-Samuel Farinet, was known to his fans as "The Robin Hood of the Alps"

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Culture File: Tag Beckett's Soul/Sole

Killiney artist, Tag Beckett, brings his latest set of painted inquisitions to The Blue Room, Dublin

Monday, July 24, 2017

Culture File: Prohibition and the Death of Craft

Masters of Craft author, Richard Ocejo, on the role of Prohibition in the US of shaping the world of 2017

Friday, July 21, 2017

Culture File: Academic Flying: The Plane Truth

Despite the environmental toll each year 1000s of academics fly 1000s of miles to conferences. Time for a rethink?

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Culture File: The Elbphilharmonie of the Heart

Maxime Le Calvet has been hanging out at legendary Hamburg club, The Golden Pudel, studying the venue's atmosphere

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Culture File: The Ethnomusicologist and the Machine Gun (Part 2)

Prof Samuel Araujo is using the special powers of ethnomusicology on the favelas of Rio

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Culture File: The Ethnomusicologist and the Machine Gun

In Culture File's first visit to the ICTM's 70th anniversary meeting, a samba rehearsal is interrupted by gunfire

Monday, July 17, 2017

Culture File: Storming Bastille Day

Aux Armes, citoyens! On Bastille Day, poet and fan of l'Hexagone, Michael O'Loghlin, gives his vision of what makes France...France.