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Ash Koosha, Rebecca Roke and Max Stafford-Clark

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3 April 2016

Episode 352

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Iranian musician Ash Koosha discusses his forward-thinking electronica and the cultures that inform it, while Rebecca Roke tells us why her book ‘Nanotecture: Tiny Built Things’ is celebrating the small. Plus: theatre director Max Stafford-Clark explains the play ‘All that Fall’, in which the audience experience the show blindfolded.

3 April 2016

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Introduction

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Monocle’s Henry Rees-Sheridan joins Robert Bound and Tom Edwards to look back at the past seven days and ahead to next week’s news.

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Ash Koosha

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Ash Koosha is a Tehran-born musician who has studied classical music at the Tehran Conservatory of Music. But it’s his electronic tunes that are being celebrated today, with new album ‘I Aka I’ out this week. He explains to Robert and Tom how the cultural landscapes of Iran and elsewhere have informed his forward-thinking outlook.

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Rebecca Roke

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Designer and writer Rebecca Roke is the author of ‘Nanotecture: Tiny Built Things’. She explains why thinking small in architecture is actually a big idea for modern design.

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Max Stafford-Clark

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‘All that Fall’ is a play by Samuel Beckett originally written for radio. Now a new live-theatre production of the play is being performed to audiences who are blindfolded for the duration. The play’s director Max Stafford-Clark joins Robert and Tom to explain why sound is an underused resource in the visual world of theatre.

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