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22/02/2011

Duration:
28 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 22 February 2011

The best of the world's arts, film, literature and music brought to you every day. Presented by Anna McNamee.

In today's programme: we review the new album from Radiohead, Palestinian art inspired by traditional methods of embroidery and sewing, we look at the foreign language Oscar nominated film Incendies and the Australian composer Brett Dean celebrates his 50th birthday.

Chapters

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  • Radiohead

    The band release a new album full of their trademark sonic experimentation.

  • Silk Thread Martyr

    A promising Palestinian fashion designer looks to the Levant for inspiration.

  • Incendies

    French Canada's Oscar contender traces a woman's past to the Middle East.

  • Brett Dean at 50

    The Australian composer Brett Dean reflects on his work so far.

  • RADIOHEAD

    RADIOHEAD

    One of the most important rock bands in the world have released a new album, but in typical fashion not doing it the conventional way - they only let fans know of its existence 5 days before release, and have released it without the backing of any major record label. Is it any good? Rosie Swash from The Guardian is still trying to decide.

    Radiohead Viral Video on Youtube
  • SILK THREAD MARTYR

    SILK THREAD MARTYR

    Omar Joseph Nasser-Khoury is a palestinian artist whose first London has been inspired by traditional methods of embroidery and sewing maintained by palestinian refugees in Lebanon. Nasser-Khoury explores ideas of separation, loneliness and death through his carefully crafted and constructed designs.

    Photo shows 'Waiting For Salome' by Omar Joseph Nasser-Khoury. Photo by Malcom Crowthers.

  • SILK THREAD MARTYR - EXTRA

    SILK THREAD MARTYR - EXTRA

    Designed by Omar Joseph Nasser-Khoury.

    Mosaic Rooms
  • INCENDIES

    INCENDIES

    Today's foreign language Oscar nominated film is the French Canadian film Incendies. It tells the story of a family from Montreal on a journey to uncover their roots in the Middle East and the painful truths they uncover. Malcolm Fraser film critic of the Montreal Mirror puts the case that it deserves to win.

    Photo c/o Microscope/ Sony Pictures.

  • BRETT DEAN AT 50

    BRETT DEAN AT 50

    One of the most internationally performed composers of his generation, the Strand talks to the award winning Australian composer Brett Dean as he celebrates his 50th birthday.

    Photo by Mark Coulson.

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