Guest interviewer Billy Liar talks with Deke from Gaelic punk band Oi Polloi. They discuss his decision to start singing in Gaelic - which involved having to learn it first - and some of the problems celebrating a minority language can sometimes unravel. Introduced by Ryan Van Winkle @rvwable and produced by Colin Fraser @kailworm of Culture Laser Productions @culturelaser www.culturelaser.com. We acknowledge the financial assistance of Creative Scotland. Culture Laser is moving over to http://www.soundcloud.com/culturelaser - find us there.
David Greig @DavieGreig discusses his role curating the National Theatre of Scotland's Great Yes, No, Don’t Know Five Minute Theatre Show which takes place from 5pm on Monday 23rd until 5pm on Tuesday 24th June at http://fiveminutetheatre.com/ and in venues across Scotland. "Theatre demands you have dialogue... that you have the other point of view contained in the work." Among the many topics he discusses is how the growth of theatre grew in tandem with performance in Ancient Greek - and how the value in seeing the other person's point of view that is intrinsic to democracy is shared by theatre. Presented by Ryan Van Winkle @rvwable and produced by Colin Fraser @kailworm of Culture Laser Productions @culturelaser http://culturelaser.com With financial assistance from Creative Scotland.
We took Culture Laser on the road to Berlin, where we were the guests of the Altes Finanzamt and a live studio audience. Featuring Sholem Krishtalka, who discusses his fascinating A Berlin Diary which explores and documents his life in Berlin http://www.sholem.ca/ Filmmaker Imogen Heath, co-founder of of http://www.nowMomentnow.com, talks about her artistic practice and the film she showed to the audience in Berlin http://vimeo.com/imogenheath And finally we feature Sticky Biscuits: Marc & Naomi play cute, nerdy & naughty tunes. http://www.stickybiscuits.com/ And do donate to their Crowdfunding campaign: http://www.startnext.de/en/stickybiscuits Plus from the Culture Laser Collective Band: The Hilarious Psycho-Acoustic Enterprise (Drock & Alex's Hilarious Productions). Recorded by Dirk Markham, presented by Ryan Van Winkle @rvwable and produced by Colin Fraser of Culture Laser Productions @culturelaser http://www.culturelaser.com
Ryan Van Winkle talks with performer and artist Candy Bowers, who he caught up with at the Woodford Folk Festival in Queensland, Australia. They discuss her burlesque show Hot Brown Honey Burlesque and the issues of race, sexual identity and difference that the show explores. We also feature a track from the show. Presented by Ryan Van Winkle @rvwable and produced by Colin Fraser @kailworm of Culture Laser Productions http://www.culturelaser.com @culturelaser
We spoke with artist John Slavin during his recent exhibition at The Sutton Gallery in Edinburgh. He discusses how his work has recently changed and talks about a number of his works. Also featuring the track 'Ungooglable You' from Marc and Naomi, who will be featuring at our next Culture Laser Live in Berlin on the 8th June - for more info: http://ryanvanwinkle.com/culture-laser-is-live-in-berlin/ Presented by Ryan Van Winkle @rvwable and produced by Colin Fraser @kailworm of Culture Laser Productions http://www.culturelaser.com @culturelaser
Composer Thomas Butler discusses his composition, Elbow Room, performed this week by the Red Note Ensemble, which tells the story of how contemporary Glasgow was built. It includes fragments of films made in the 1949 and 1971 that looked forward to the future of Glasgow and Thomas's piece reflects on the optimism that was present in the schemes and perhaps some of the mistakes that were made. He wanted to capture some of the excitement that the planners had to make a better life for everybody - that it could be an urban Utopia, even though they failed. Featuring music recorded at the performance at Summerhall with the Red Note Ensemble. http://www.rednoteensemble.com/ Check out Thomas's website: http://www.thomas-butler.co.uk Presented by Ryan Van Winkle @rvwable and produced by Colin Fraser @kailworm of Culture Laser Productions http://www.culturelaser.com @culturelaser
We talk with Molly Bernstein whose film, The Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay, was featured at this year's Glasgow Film Festival. She discusses the 12 years it took to make the film and how it focuses on Ricky Jay's interest in his own mentors. As Jay says himself, "The real key to learning is almost like the sensei-master relationship. The way you want to learn is by someone you respect showing you something." We also feature a few excerpts from the film and a piece from co-director Alan Edelstein. Check out the film at http://www.rickyjaymovie.com Presented by Ryan Van Winkle @rvwable and produced by Colin Fraser @kailworm of Culture Laser Productions @culturelaser http://www.culturelaser.com
We spent a day at the fabulous Hidden Door festival at the start of April and spoke with Dave Martin, one of the founders and organisers of the event as well as a number of the artists who took part. These include Harriette Yarrington talking about her turtle skull sculptures, Paddy Hare on improvisation, Alicja Pawluczuk on managing a cinema space and participatory video, Jenny Smith on her short film involving shadows in a monastery, Graeme Smith discussing his multimedia presentation involving 180 eggs labelled good and bad and Ed Stack on his ambitious Decagram event. Featuring music from BEDS and a track from Numbers Are Futile. Support Hidden Door by heading to their fundraising event on 17 May at the Liquid Rooms in Edinburgh - more info at http://hiddendoorblog.org Presented by Ryan Van Winkle @rvwable and produced by Colin Fraser @kailworm of Culture Laser Productions @culturelaser http://www.culturelaser.com
Artist Sarah Roberts uses living organisms to create her art works. She talks about how she gets 'other organisms to join in with me... Most things that move can paint. Don't believe what your art teacher told you.' Check out her website: http://watercolourchallenger.blogspot.co.uk We also feature Ewen Maclean of jazz outfit Algorhytmical. He talks about their debut Impending Joy. http://algorhythmical.co.uk Presented by Ryan Van Winkle @rvwable and produced by Colin Fraser @kailworm of Culture Laser Productions @culturelaser http://www.culturelaser.com
Multi coloured cultural laser aimed straight into your ears. Featuring people who do things, make things and live life like art. A zesty melange of interviews, new music and eclectic audio shrapnel. Presented by Ryan Van Winkle. Produced by Colin Fraser. Generously supported by Creative Scotland.
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