The 7th podcast in the EFACIS Irish Itinerary: James Little and composer Matthew Jacobson
In his conversation with James Little, Irish drummer and composer Matthew Jacobson discusses his new album Mere Nation, the plans for new-music label Diatribe Records, the evolving interrelationship between education and music performance in Ireland as well as the origins of his slightly weird obsession with palindromes.
The sixth podcast in the EFACIS Irish Itinerary: Katarzyna Ojrzyńska from University of Lodz discusses acting techniques and performing with intellectual disability, with Petal Pilley &Charlene Kelly of the Blue Teapot theatre company.
In their conversation with Katarzyna Ojrzyńska, Petal Pillar and Charlene Kelly talk about the history of the Blue Teapot Theatre Company and the Blue Teapot Performing Arts School, about synergistic prompting and the Meisner technique, the arts and the decriminalisation of sex with people with intellectual disability in Ireland, challenges of performing on stage and in front of a camera for actors with ID, and Blue Teapot’s involvement with the European project "Crossing the Line". The conversation also revolves around Charlene Kelly's play Into the Dark Woods, the postponed premiere at the Abbey Theatre and other difficulties related to Covid-19.
The fifth podcast in the EFACIS Irish Itinerary: Pilar Villar-Argáiz poet, translator and novelist in conversation withTheo Dorgan reads from his work and talks about the mysteries of love poetry, his translations of Frederico García Lorca’s poetry, the power of the Irish language with international audiences and about writing in Irish English, the figure of the rebel and class injustice, ways of transcending European borders, the abiding influence of Greek mythology in his work, Cork winters and feeling at home in Athens, as well as gestures in the imagination that can bring about political change.
The forth podcast in the EFACIS Irish Itinerary: Laoighsceach Ní Choistealbha and Alan Titley of NUI Galway discuss the Irish language in contemporary global contexts.
The third podcast in the EFACIS Irish Itinerary: Paul Lynch in conversation with Sylvie Mikowski discusses the significance of his childhood in County Donegal and how aspects of it resurface throughout his literary career.
His use of historical material to comment on the present, the significance of plot and the depiction of character psychologies. Also his reference to the Zen tradition in Beyond the Sea, and on the intersection of style, rhythm and his aspiration to represent “the feeling of the present.
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