The Monocle Weekly

Barry Adamson, Rosie Kay, Adam Curtis, Hilde Østby and Ylva Østby

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11 November 2018

Episode 488

54 minutes

Documentary-maker Adam Curtis and choreographer Rosie Kay discuss their dance production ‘MK Ultra’, we talk music with Barry Adamson and learn about the workings of the mind and memory with writer Hilde Østby and her sister, neuropsychologist Ylva Østby.

11 November 2018

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Introduction

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Monocle 24’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco looks ahead to next week’s big events with Markus Hippi and Augustin Macellari.

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Barry Adamson

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The Manchester-born musician’s career stretches from post-punks Magazine to legendary bands such as the Birthday Party and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, not to mention solo albums and film soundtracks with the likes of David Lynch. His new collection is ‘Memento Mori (Anthology 1978 – 2018)’ and he joins us to talk about it.

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Hilde Østby and Ylva Østby

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Hilde is a novelist and journalist; her sister Ylva is a neuropsychologist. The pair’s new book, ‘Adventures in Memory: The Science and Secrets of Remembering and Forgetting’, looks at how our minds gather thoughts – and why.

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Adam Curtis and Rosie Kay

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The choreographer’s recent collaboration with documentary-maker Adam Curtis is ‘MK Ultra’, a dance show looking at why people embrace fantasy, conspiracy theories and and half-truths. They join us to discuss the project and how their creative partnership first became a reality.

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