Cross Currents Radio Series on RTÉ lyric fm
Cross Currents is a landmark music documentary series, narrated by award-winning actor Barry McGovern, exploring contemporary Irish composers and their work. The series begins on RTÉ lyric fm on 9 September at 7:00pm and continues at the same time on 16 and 23 September.
The last 50 years have seen Irish composition flourish as young Irish composers look to Europe and beyond to re-imagine an Irish identity in music, paralleling many of the societal and economic shifts in post-de Valera Ireland. The series is a blend of substantive interviews with the music and musical influences of the composers involved and draws on archives, illustrative soundscapes and a rich mix of music reflecting the full canon of composition in Ireland over the past 40 years.
A number of audio shorts produced as podcasts for the series are also available to listen to here.
For more on the series, visit crosscurrents.ie