Sunday, October 6, 2013

"My Art Education" on RTE Sunday Miscellany

"Palette", by Tony Cragg
Life is busy right now and I am in the Yeats-zone, in production with my imminent pair of radio documentaries "WB Yeats: Words for Music Perhaps".  This morning we recorded a wonderful conversation with greats composer Bill Whelan and theatre director Jim Flannery on their five-year annual Yeats season at the Abbey theatre.  Last week we enjoyed Yeatsian conversation with Donnacha Dennehy on his extraordinary Yeats settings; with Margaret Mills Harper on Yeats, Music, Magic and other stuff; and with Charles Timbrell on the intriguing Walter Morse Rummel who wrote the original score for The Dreaming of the Bones.  Next week we chat about the Abbey Orchestra and other related topics with Harry White, as well as with Emilie Morin, Ron Schuchard (Author of The Last Minstrels - check out the e-book version), and musicologist Aileen Dillane.  We're looking forward to it.  And next Saturday, October 12th promises a very special recording session I'll tell you about later!   So watch this space!  Or should I say - listen...
"Outspan", by Tony Cragg

"Eroded Landscape" by Tony Cragg.  From an exhibition entitled "Things Organised Neatly", funnily enough!

"Choose your Colours Carefully", by Tony Cragg
"Five Bottles", by Tony Cragg
In the meantime, here is a link to my latest contribution to RTE Sunday Miscellany, entitled "MY ART EDUCATION", involving a Turner Prize winning sculptor based in Wuppertal, Joseph Beuys, Pina Bausch, and butter - among other contributions that are well worth a listen:!rii=9:10201406:68:29-09-2013:
 SUNDAY MISCELLANY 29 September 2013   
New short writing:
The Roundabouts – a poem by Pat Boran
Riverrun by Gemma Tipton
Seán Lester by Maurice Cashell
My Art Education by Deirdre Mulrooney
St. Cyril and a cottage near Lanesboro by Jack Harte
Seamus Heaney in Heaven – a poem by Iggy McGovern
Prelude in G Flat by Sergei Rachmaninov with James Rhodes (piano)
Aria from Goldberg Variations by Johann Sebastian Bach performed by
Jens Schöwing’s trio project
The Trout by Franz Schubert sung by Olaf Bär
Adagio from Sonata for Violin and Piano by Leo Janacek with Victoria Mullova (violin) and Piotr Anderszewski (piano)
The Ariel Hornpipe / Eleanor Kane’s Blue performed by Manus McGuire(Fiddle), Denis Morrison(piano) and Garry Ó Briain( guitar)

PS I pick the above images, all (except the Kerrygold), sculptures by Tony Cragg, because I like them, and, they all seem to involve tidying, and cleaning utensils...  You will understand the relevance better if you clean your conscience by listening to my radio essay!  

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