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Culture Laser: Laura Dannequin

October 8, 2014

We talk to Laura Dannequin about Hardy Animal, her exploration of pain and dance which she performed at this year’s Forest Fringe. Find out more about Laura on her website: www.lauradannequin.co.uk/ Presented by Ryan Van Winkle @rvwable and produced by Colin Fraser @kailworm of Culture Laser Productions @culturelaser www.culturelaser.com

Culture Laser: How We Used to Live

September 26, 2014

We talk to director Paul Kelly and co-writer Travis Elborough about their film How we used to live, an elegant and strikingly original film about London made using colour film footage from the BFI and a bespoke soundtrack from Saint Etienne. They performed live in the Barbican on 13 September and you can find out more about the film at www.heavenlyfilms.net. Presented 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: Bruno Wizard, Elisabeth Rasmussen

September 23, 2014

We talk with Bruno Wizard, an underground legend in the 1970s for his crazed live performances and ‘mystery man’ status and a real one-off. The lead singer of The Homosexuals and The Rejects, he performed at the Roxy alongside The Jam and The Clash; was part of the ‘Blitz kids’ scene; squatted with the Warren Street Mafia; and rejected a series of record deals out of loathing for the establishment. He features in a new film, The Heart of Bruno Wizard, and our Ryan speaks with him and the film’s director Elisabeth Rasmussen is an uplifting and inspiring conversation. Presented by Ryan Van Winkle @rvwable and produced by Colin Fraser @kailworm of Culture Laser Productions @culturelaser

www.culturelaser.com

Culture Laser Live!

August 14, 2014

We did it live on August 6 at The Forest in Edinburgh. Featuring Louise Orwin talking about her show Pretty Ugly at the Forest Fringe, an excerpt from the fantastic Room, music from The Jellyman’s Daughter and the Culture Laser House Band featuring Snake-faced Jake. Presented by Ryan Van Winkle (@rvwable) and recorded by Alasdair Kampff. Produced by Colin Fraser (@kailworm) of Culture Laser Productions (@culturelaser). With thanks to Creative Scotland for their financial assistance.

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.

The Edges of Ourselves

June 10, 2014

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 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.

Planned Freedoms: Elbow Room

June 6, 2014

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. 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”

culturelaser.com

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)

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When: Sunday! 8 June, 8PM!

Where:

altes finanzamt

Schönstedtstraße 7 – EG Neukölln 12043 Berlin

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

FREE!

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