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Culture Laser: Live from the Forest Café

January 11, 2015

Highlights from our final Culture Laser Live event of 2014, recorded at the Forest Cafe in Edinburgh. Apologies for the lower than usual sound quality in this podcast – we had some holiday season gremlins in the mics. Featuring a short excerpt from Jo Clifford, a longer excerpt from novelist Nick Holdstock with music from Jack O’ Diamonds and GOL. Presented by Ryan Van Winkle of Culture Laser Productions. Series producer Colin Fraser. With financial support from Creative Scotland www.culturelaser.com

Culture Laser Live: Winter Warmer

December 1, 2014

Delighted to invite you to the basement of the Forest Café to warm your toes and treat your ears for the Decemberest Culture Laser Live of 2014, A Winter Warmer.

A Winter Warmer for your Dark Dark Ears

3 December
18.30
The Forest, eh3 9jz
FREE FREE FREE

Jo Clifford — reads from her award-winning, fringe-smashing, heretic-sounding ‘Gospel According to Jesus Queen of Heaven’.

Nick Holdstock — the writer opens his cockles for your auditory pleasure.

GOL — a rare live session from one of our favourite Scottish / Iranian bands — electronica & hiphop jazzed up with Persian influence.

Zap Pow Zap

+ special guests & tunes from the Culture Laser Band O’ One — Jack of Diamonds!

Culture Laser: Dundee Literary Festival Live

November 5, 2014

Highlights from our live event in Dundee on 24 October as part of the#dundeelitfest. Featuring the winner of the Dundee International Book Prize Amy Mason discussing her prize-winning book The Other Ida, the marvellous Ian Sansom on why he wrote an elegy to paper and Welsh donkey walking expert Hannah Engelkamp on why she is a donkey walking expert. With music by Jack o’ Diamonds. Presented by Ryan Van Winkle @rvwable, recorded by Ed Broughton and produced by Colin Fraser @kailworm of Culture Laser Productions www.culturelaser.com @culturelaser

Culture Laser Live at the Dundee Literary Festival

October 22, 2014

The good people at STV interviewed me about the Culture Laser, about living in Edinburgh and our friends at the Forest Cafe. It also mentions the Live edition of the Culture Laser happening this Friday 24 October at the Dundee Literary Festival, at which it would be a delight to see you.

Culture Laser LIVE! at the Edinburgh Fringe

August 1, 2014

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6 August, 19:00

Forest Down

141 Lauriston Place

FREE

“That’s Right – We’re Doing it Live”

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The Multi-Coloured Culture Laser enters the Fringe fray for a night of performance, discussion, drinking, and hot hilarious august action. A podcast experience for your eyes & your hearts – done fucking live.

Featuring:

* ROOM w/ Jemima Yong & Alan Fielden

Room is bound to be a highlight of the 2014 Fringe Festival. Part radio play, part interactive storytelling, ROOM is inspired by analogue, literary based computer games like Dungeons and Dragons & Interactive Fiction. Catch the show at Pleasance all August

* PRETTY UGLY w/ Louise Orwin

Pretty Ugly is a show about a recent worldwide trend of teenage girls posting videos on YouTube asking viewers to rate their looks. This is a show about our obsessions, pretensions, and teenage girls. Catch the show at Forest Fringe

* THE JELLYMAN’s DAUGHTER

A mesmerising concoction – part melancholic, part unplugged post-rock, part bright folk lullaby. We love it. You’ll love it!

+ tunes from the Culture Laser Collective Band feat Jack of Diamonds & guests from the Midnight Train!

Culture Laser Live in Berlin

July 3, 2014

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. Filmmaker Imogen Heath, co-founder of NowMomentNow, talks about her artistic practice and the film she showed to the audience in Berlin. And finally we feature Sticky Biscuits: Marc & Naomi play cute, nerdy & naughty tunes. And do donate to their Crowdfunding campaign. 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 and produced by Colin Fraser of Culture Laser Productions.

John Slavin on the Culture Laser

June 7, 2014

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. Presented by Ryan Van Winkle and produced by Colin Fraser of Culture Laser Productions.

Culture Laser is LIVE IN BERLIN!

May 29, 2014

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“That’s Right – We’re Doing it Live”

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The Multi-Coloured Culture Laser enters Berlin for a night of performance, discussion, drinking, and hot hilarious uke action. A podcast experience for your eyes & your hearts – done fucking live.

Featuring:

Sholem Krishtalka: Berlin diarist, Lurker, Tarot card maker—offering personal, political & compelling insights through art.

http://www.sholem.ca/index.php?/work/a-berlin-diary/

Imogen Heath: Sex, dark, light, beauty, humans, rabbits & music on film. Co-founder of nowMomentnow.com

http://vimeo.com/imogenheath

Sticky Biscuits: Marc & Naomi play cute, nerdy & naughty tunes on ukulele!

http://www.stickybiscuits.com/

+ tunes from the Culture Laser Collective Band: The Hilarious Psycho-Acoustic Enterprise (Drock & Alex’s Hilarious Productions)

pow pow zap!

When: Sunday! 8 June, 8PM!

Where:

altes finanzamt

Schönstedtstraße 7 – EG Neukölln 12043 Berlin

http://altesfinanzamt.blogspot.co.uk/

FREE!

Culture Laser Live Show Tomorrow!

August 5, 2013

Very chuffed to announce that we’re making a live edition of the Multi-Coloured Culture Laser at Gorilla Studios THIS TUESDAY! We’re previewing some of the Fringe’s most exciting players plus live music and boozy chat.

Space is limited so if you want to be a part of our Live Studio Audience come a little early if you can!

You’ll see the laser-like brilliance of:

Daniel Bye: doing a bit from ‘The Price of Everything’ and teaching us ‘How to Occupy an Oil Rig’
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Chris Dobrowolski: with an excerpt from his ‘hilarious & indescribable’ surprisingly mechanical show – ‘All Roads Lead to Rome’.

Lake Montgomery: writer song singer from Paris, Texas. A powerful favourite!

Plus: a live studio audience (be a part of it), talk-show couches and our own house-band.

What: Culture Laser Live!

Where: Gorilla Studios, 76-78 East Crosscauseway, Edinburgh

When: 8.15-9.30pm, Tuesday 6 August

How Much: FREE (Come early to grab your seat!)

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