The Lyric Feature

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    Friday 6th November

    Journey to Yu. 
    Artist Dragana Jurišic brings Rebecca West’s 1941 masterpiece “Black Lamb and Grey Falcon” into the present day for an encounter with the medium of photography. With her rolliflex camera she follows in West’s footsteps through Yugoslavia, from which she herself was displaced during the 1990s war. Creating a unique and original road-trip, the two women from different eras intersect in an intellectual, emotional, and physical journey through the Balkans, conveying the devastating impact of war and displacement on ordinary people. In this documentary, programme maker Deirdre Mulrooney takes a virtual roadtrip to Yugoslavia, inspired by photographer Dragana Jurišic's exhibition YU – The Lost Country and following in the footsteps of Rebecca West’s travelogue, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon. Contributors include Olwen Fouere, Zlata Filipovic, Dijana Milosevic, Colin Graham, Pat Laffan.

    An Out There production. Producer/Narrator : Deirdre Mulrooney, Sound Supervision: John Davis

    The Lyric Feature Friday 17 May 2013


    The Lyric Feature - Taking On Tristan

    Re-Imagining Opera

    Wide Open Opera's first production Tristan und Isolde had its opening performance on September 30th last at Dublin's Bord Gáis Energy. This documentary charts the birth of a new opera company and documents its production of Tristan und Isolde through rehearsals to final night. It was the first time that the opera had been staged in Ireland in 50 years and the first Irish Isolde, soprano Miriam Murphy. We follow the journey of Fergus Sheil and the company, led by Gavin O'Sullivan as they take on the Everest of Opera and hear how opera is being re-imagined in Ireland.

    (first broadcast Nov 2012)

    An Athena Media production for RTE Lyric fm made with the support of the Broadcasting Council of Ireland’s Sound and Vision broadcasting funding scheme

    Producer: Helen Shaw

    Recordist: Michael Gallen

    Audio editor: Brendan Rehill

    The Lyric Feature is RTÉ lyric fm's weekly documentary and music feature programme. Programmes are produced in house by Lyric fm staff or in collaboration with independent production companies. Subject matter varies from week to week but most of the programmes aim to provide insight into music and music making.

    The Lyric Feature is currently accepting proposals from independent producers and production companies for the BAI's Sound and Vision III Round 24. See here for details

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