Helen Feng of Nova Heart @NovaHeartMusic http://nova-heart.com talks music, politics, disco and happiness with Ryan Van Winkle @rvwable at the Woodford Folk Festival in Australia. "As a musician, I am most disappointed that music has become, as a harbinger of change, completely irrelevant." Featuring tracks from their new EP Beautiful Boys: http://novaheart.bandcamp.com Presented by Ryan Van Winkle and produced by Colin Fraser @kailworm of Culture Laser Productions @culturelaser http://www.culturelaser.com Culture Laser acknowledges the generous assistance of Creative Scotland.
Artist Josh Wodak @anarchangle discusses his various projects that concern themselves with climate change. "If you give people something that's intangible like a graph on a page, it is kind of disembodied. But if you can give them something that they can really relate to, where they can see where a graph comes up to on their body, it's a way of telling them that they are part of this, that they're implicated, that they're involved." Josh discusses his involvement as an artist and as an activist and how he sees the ambiguities of art having a real role in getting people involved in the issues surrounding climate change. Check out Josh's website: http://www.arch-angle.net We also feature the track Red Dirt from Leah Senior http://www.leahsenior.com Presented by Ryan Van Winkle @rvwable and produced by Colin Fraser @kailworm of Culture Laser Productions http://culturelaser.com @culturelaser. Culture Laser acknowledges the generous assistance of Creative Scotland.
In our first episode of 2014, we talk with the legendary Richard Demarco about culture, festivals, failure and the importance of art. Speaking at his archive at Summerhall, Richard discusses his long association with the vibrant arts scene in Scotland and shares some of his thoughts about the current scene with Ryan Van Winkle @rvwable. We also feature the new track Change by Billy Liar from his latest EP All I've Got, available on Bandcamp: http://officialbillyliar.bandcamp.com/album/all-ive-got. Produced by Colin Fraser of Culture Laser Productions @culturelaser http://www.culturelaser.com. Culture Laser acknowledges the generous support of Creative Scotland.
Deborah Pearson @shysecretagent sits down with Jim Haynes in his Paris apartment where they discuss his long and eventful life. A founder of the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh, a pioneer of social networking and a real festivals junky, Jim is an amazing man - he admits in the interview that he's basically acted on every idea he's ever had. We also feature the track 'When I Come Home' by Behm MacRae - watch the video on YouTube: http://bit.ly/BehmLaser. Jim Haynes interview edited by Deborah Pearson. Culture Laser is presented by Ryan Van Winkle @rvwable and produced by Colin Fraser @kailworm of Culture Laser Productions http://www.culturelaser.com @culturelaser.
Lach @lachtoday made his name in New York City as founder of the legendary anti-folk movement. With a few simple rules and an open stage, a community of artists arose including recognisable names like Beck and Regina Spektor. Since moving to Scotland, Lach been growing a community of musicians and artists through three weekly events at Henry's Cellar Bar in Edinburgh. We sat down to talk about the open-stage ethos and what might bring a man from the the Big Apple to Scotland's capital. A talented songwriter himself, we also feature a track from Lach's most recent musical offering, 'Ramshackle Heart' which is available on his Bandcamp site http://lach.bandcamp.com/ Visit Lach's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Lachworld Presented by Ryan Van Winkle @rvwable and produced by Colin Fraser @kailworm of Culture Laser Productions @culturelaser http://www.culturelaser.com Photo: Michaela Waddell
Jim Poyser runs the world’s first entertainment show about our profound ecological challenges, the Ain't Too Late Show. He talks about the importance of trying to get people thinking about the realities of climate change using humour, performance art and theatre and how he decided to get off the hope and despair rollercoaster and try to do something positive http://indyfringe.org/aint-too-late-show We also feature the track Green Mountain Blues by Canyon Collected. http://canyoncollected.bandcamp.com/ Presented by Ryan Van Winkle @rvwable and produced by Colin Fraser @kailworm of Culture Laser Productions http://www.culturelaser.com @culturelaser
Ryan Van Winkle discusses dance, dance education, the power of non verbal language to make political points and how the "total conquering of my body turned my brain on" with David Hochoy, the Artistic Director of Dance Kaleidoscope. David studied dance in New York at the Alvin Ailey and Martha Graham school and has worked all over the world. Winner of numerous awards, the Indiana Historical Society recently named him an Indiana Living Legend. Presented by Ryan Van Winkle @rvwable in Indianapolis and produced by Colin Fraser @kailworm in Edinburgh for Culture Laser Productions @culturelaser http://culturelaser.com
To celebrate the third #RLSDay on 13 November 2013, we discussed Robert Louis Stevenson with Jeremy Hodges, the author of the new biography Lamplit, Vicious Fairy Land. We find out about Stevenson's "lost loves" including Kate Drummond, a girl he met at a brothel and who likely lives on as Catriona in Stevenson's sequel to Kidnapped, his relationship with his cousin Catherine in France and the fact he very likely died of syphilis. The book is available from the RLS Society website: http://www.robert-louis-stevenson.org/lamplit-vicious-fairy-land We also feature the track 'Filly' by New Archer from the EP Bees Nudge The Mouth Of A Feathered Rose http://newarcher.bandcamp.com/ Presented by Ryan Van Winkle @rvwable and produced by Colin Fraser @kailworm of Culture Laser Productions @culturelaser http://www.culturelaser.com
It's about time we talked about boxes. Phone boxes. Boxes on forms you tick. How we make boxes. How boxes can describe the world. We talk with nick-e melville about his new exhibition 'Dole' at Forest Centre Plus in Edinburgh (until 16 November) which investigates institutional language and the sometimes overly bureaucratic nature of unemployment. http://www.list.co.uk/event/371626-nick-e-melville-dole/ And we also feature the piece 'The Scientists' by Andy Field @andytfield http://lookingforastronauts.wordpress.com/ and performed by Ira Brand @irabrand http://www.irabrand.co.uk/ Presented by Ryan Van Winkle @rvwable and produced by Colin Fraser @kailworm for Culture Laser Productions @culturelaser http://culturelaser.com
The Camaradefest was a unique one day explosion of dynamic collaboration in contemporary avant garde and literary poetics. 100 poets aligned in 50 pairs, each writing an original collaborative work, written specifically for the festival and premiered on the day. We feature 4 of the pairs - Marcus Slease & Claire Potter, Stephen Watts & Will Rowe, Julia Bird & Sarah Hesketh, Ghazal Mosadeq & Ricardo Marques - and discuss the thinking behind the process with SJ Fowler. http://www.weareenemies.com/camaradefest.html This episode includes electro-acoustic collaborative works from the EP 'Eye' from Bark Torch. More info at: http://alreadydeadtapes.bigcartel.com/product/ad086-bark-torch-eye-cassette Presented by Ryan Van Winkle @rvwable. Produced by Colin Fraser @kailworm of Culture Laser Productions @culturelaser http://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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