Hummus Now | Culture File
Harriet Nussbaum's new book traces the history of hummus, from its early Christian roots to the 40 shades of hummus now sloshing over supermarkets around the globe.
The grind and clatter of skateboarding enter contemporary music, in violinist, Larrisa O'Grady's latest project; artist and percussionist, Cevdet Erek, on his beat-based exhibition at Void in Derry, Clare Langan on filmmaking in a climate emergency, and Alexander Lloyd Blake on the place where choral music meets BlackLiveMatter.
Culture File "Likes": Darragh Morgan
Some recent watching, listening, reading, tasting and smelling delights from the violinist, Darragh Morgan.
The Music of Skateboards | Culture File
Violinist, Larissa O'Grady's latest journey into new music means playing accompanied by the sounds of live skateboarders, in composer, Sam Perkin's Dis-cord.
The Heart of A Tree | Culture File
Artist-filmmaker, Clare Langan on her latest film, The Heart of A Tree, and the complex art of making films of a world in peril.
What Can A Choir Be? | Culture File
Composer, conductor and instigator of #BlackVoicesMatter, Alexander Lloyd Blake on the LA ensemble he founded to rethink what a choral group is, and what it can do.
Cevdet Erek at Void, Derry | Culture File
Mounting artist and percussionist, Cevdet Erek's new show at Derry's Void involved, among other things, mailing a bodhran to Istanbul.
Culture File "Likes": Niall de Búrca
Traditional storyteller, Niall de Búrca shares a few of his favourites in reading, watching, listening, tasting and smelling.
Fehdah | Culture File
After a season recording in Sierra Leone, Fehdah returns to Ireland with a hard drive full of afrofuturist soul.
Software For Less (Part 3) | Culture File
Ben Grosser on his software response to the NFT boom, Tokenize This, a system for creating unique and instantly vanishing artwork.
Software For Less (Part 2) | Culture File
Digital artist Ben Grosser's exploration of what our online world would be like without its terminal drive for "more" led him to create Minus, a strictly finite social network.
Software for Less (Part 1) | Culture File
Digital artist and Facebook critic, Ben Grosser on his journeys into the omnivorous nudge and crave mechanics of the online world. (Part 1)
Culture File "Likes": Maighread Tobin
Painter and sculptor, Maighread Tobin, share some of her recent finds in readings, watching, listening, smelling and tasting.
Another Lady Thatcher | Culture File
Among the craftspeople keeping the West of Ireland's thatch rooves Atlantic-proof is Dutchwoman, Marika Leen.
Glór's Wild Atlantic Tales | Culture File
Niall deBurca sets off on a voyage to show how traditional storytelling can win out in a world of clicks and touchscreens