On this week's episode we feature American writers Mark Z. Danielewski @markdanielewski and Ben Marcus taking us on a tour of a section of the Mitchell Library in Glasgow dedicated entirely to flames. With thanks to Aye Write and Stuart Kelly. We also speak to musicians Nick Pynn @nickpynn and Magnus Mehta @MagnusMehta who discuss their involvement in The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler presented by Vanishing Point and National Theatre of Scotland in association with Eden Court Theatre. Featuring the track 'Rubber Toy' from the production. Presented by Ryan Van Winkle @rvwable and produced by Colin Fraser @kailworm of Culture Laser Productions http://culturelaser.com @culturelaser. Culture Laser acknowledges the financial support of Creative Scotland.
Ryan Van Winkle @rvwable discusses Under the Mulberry Tree with playwright Timothy Jones and director Hannah Eidinow @HannahMAFE after a recent performance at the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh. Poet and performer Harry Giles @harrygiles http://harrygiles.org talks about his new piece 'I want to blow up the Palace of Holyroodhouse (for art)' which explores free speech and the intricacies of modern terrorism legislation. It will be performed at the Buzzcut festival @glasgowbuzzcut http://glasgowbuzzcut.wordpress.com/ in Glasgow on 27 April. Presented by Ryan Van Winkle and produced by Colin Fraser @kailworm of Culture Laser Productions @culturelaser http://www.culturelaser.com
Deborah Pearson chats with Chozen Official @ChozenOfficial and Robin Schlochtermeier ahead of their forthcoming gig at the Tabernacle in Notting Hill, London on 17th April. Chozen Official discusses his plans for the gig and discusses the advantages of working as an independent musician. Check out his website: http://www.chozenofficial.co.uk/ Presented by Deborah Pearson @shysecretagent, recorded at Robin Schlochtermeier's studio and produced by Colin Fraser @kailworm of Culture Laser Productions @culturelaser http://www.culturelaser.com
We talk dance, music, starting new things at a more mature age and collaborating at a distance with Karl Jay Lewin and Matteo Fargion, whose Extremely Bad Dancing to Extremely French Music was recently at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh. More info: http://www.karljaylewin.info We also chat with Hannah Bateman, the Lead Dancer of the Northern Ballet's production of Cinderella, which is currently touring the UK - find out where you can see it on http://www.northernballet.com. And this episode's easter egg is an exclusive preview of our Scottish Poetry Library podcast with Korean poet Lee Si Young with his translator, Brother Anthony, possibly the only Cornish Korean in the world. Presented by Ryan Van Winkle @rvwable and produced by Colin Fraser @kailworm of Culture Laser Productions @culturelaser http://www.culturelaser.com Photo: Bill Young for Northern Ballet
We think about ancestors, history and industry in this episode. First off, we talk with Louise Welsh about her Merchant City Voices project which explores Glasgow's Merchant City's relationship with the north Atlantic Slave Trade. "This city has blood in the mortar." Check out the website: http://bit.ly/VoicesCl We also feature visual artist Rebecca Gouldson, whose exhibition Industrial Shift is currently at Edinburgh Printmakers. http://www.rebeccagouldson.co.uk/ And finally there's an exclusive preview of our next Book Talk podcast for the Scottish Book Trust - out Wednesday 2 April http://scottishbooktrust.podomatic.com. Presented by Ryan Van Winkle @rvwable and produced by Colin Fraser @kailworm of Culture Laser Productions @culturelaser http://www.culturelaser.com. With thanks to Creative Scotland for financial support.
Filmmaker Jessica Oreck @JessicaOreck discusses her film Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys, which follows one year in the life of a family of reindeer herders in Finnish Lapland. Speaking with Ryan Van Winkle @rvwable at the Glasgow Film Festival, she discusses the importance of ritual, silence, slaughter and the encroachment of modern technology on the life of the reindeer herders. Check out the interactive accompaniment to the film: http://aatsinkiseason.com We also feature the track 'Dogwood' by Jaron Freeman-Fox from his latest album The Opposite of Everything.Presented by Ryan Van Winkle and produced by Colin Fraser @kailworm of Culture Laser Productions @culturelaser http://www.culturelaser.com With thanks to Creative Scotland for financial support.
In the second of our podcasts talking with artists heading to the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, our Ryan chats with Neil Pennycook of Meursault @meursaultmusic. He discusses their latest album The Organ Grinder's Monkey, which was funded and formed by a creative crowdfunding campaign - "making sure the people donating and helping the band get their money's worth'. Neil also discusses his views on songwriting, why he doesn't think he'll ever be on Radio 1 and introduces 3 of the songs from the new album. http://songbytoadrecords.com/meursault/the-organ-grinders-monkey/ Presented by Ryan Van Winkle @rvwable and produced by Colin Fraser @kailworm of Culture Laser Productions http://www.culturelaser.com @culturelaser With thanks to Creative Scotland for their financial support.
Ryan Van Winkle @rvwable talked with Dan Willson aka Withered Hand about his new album NEW GODS just before he jetted off to SXSW in Austin, Texas. Dan discusses a wide range of topics including his thoughts on songwriting, death and love, as well as introducing three of his tracks. Presented by Ryan Van Winkle. Produced by Colin Fraser @kailworm of Culture Laser Productions @culturelaser http://www.culturelaser.com With thanks to Creative Scotland for their financial support.
Director Cora Bissett @CoraBissett talks with Ryan Van Winkle about her musical Glasgow Girls, which is based on the true story of a vocal and powerful asylum campaign that inspired a community to unite behind its residents. Featuring musical excerpts from the show by MC Soom T, Patricia Panther and John Kielty. Download the Glasgow Girls track http://www.renegademasters.com/#!fur001/codz and catch the show at the Citizens Theatre until 8 March: http://citz.co.uk/whatson/info/glasgow_girls_2014/ Presented by Ryan Van Winkle @rvwable and produced by Colin Fraser @kailworm of Culture Laser Productions @culturelaser http://www.culturelaser.com Culture Laser is generously supported with the financial assistance of Creative Scotland.
On this week's episode we feature dancer and choreographer Anna Krzystek - she discusses No End, the fifth and final piece in a series of interdisciplinary works based on the premise of waiting that she recently performed at the Traverse Theatre. http://www.annakrzystek.com We are also really excited to include 'The Elephant Dance' by Kirsty Logan @kirstylogan, whose first collection of short stories, The Rental Heart and Other Fairy Tales is published next month. Presented by Ryan Van Winkle @rvwable and produced by Colin Fraser @kailworm of Culture Laser Productions @culturelaser http://culturelaser.com Culture Laser acknowledges the generous assistance of Creative Scotland.
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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