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 13 December 2013


    The Lyric Feature - Memory and Montmartre

    Curt Adler explores the intriguing parallel lives of two musical Parisians, writer Marcel Proust and composer Erik Satie.

    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

    Marcel Proust’s long and beautiful novel, In Search of Lost Time, clearly displays the author's passion for music.  His high-society characters spend their evenings in the Paris salons enjoying live performances and then debating the merits of their favourite musicians.  Every major composer living in Paris at that time comes under scrutiny:  Debussy, Fauré, Saint-Säens, Ravel, Stravinsky, Widor, d'Indy . . . the list goes on and on.  So why did Marcel Proust actually remove Erik Satie from his great work?  Curt Adler explores the parallel musical lives of these two fascinating Parisians, with contributions by David Mooney, Head of Keyboard Studies at the DIT Conservatory of Music. 

    Prix Europa nomination:  "Memory and Montmartre: Searching for Satie in the writings of Marcel Proust" was nominated for the prestigious Prix Europa Radio Awards in 2013. The programme was written and presented by Curt Adler and produced in house at Lyric by Eoin O Kelly. Judging took place at the European Broadcasting Festival in Berlin at the end of October with the programme reaching the final shortlist. The prize was won by a programme on Italian Futurists music manifestos made by Thomas Fitzel of Radio Berlin-Brandenburg.

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