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Ryan makes Subtle Moves

May 17, 2017

In 2016 the Melbourne-based artist Laura Woodward asked for a poem concerning subtle, nuanced movements to compliment her upcoming solo shows & publication. I wrote ‘Subtle Moves’. In May 2017 I joined my longtime collaborator, Dirk Markham, in the studio for his Digital in Berlin radio hour. In between the finest new music from around the word, we recorded this ambient poem/song and sent it flying through the air.
Listen in & check out Laura’s moving, mysterious kinetic installations on her website. Her work is real special. http://www.laurawoodward.com.au/
and you can listen to the whole show and explore Dirk’s archives here:

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 Golden Hour Unplugged in Berlin

June 9, 2014


Edinburgh’s premier literary cabaret is coming on tour! 


Join Ryan Van Winkle (Crashaw Award winner and author of Tomorrow, We Will Live Here), Jane Flett (one of Salt’s Best British poets 2012 and author of Quick, to the Hothouse), and Emma Wipperman for some poetry-shaped words, with music by Alex’s Hilarious Enterprises, Drock Productions, and Alfred Ladylike.

What: Golden Hour Unplugged!

When: Saturday 14 June, 8pm

Where: Another Country Berlin, Riemannstr 7, 10961, Berlin

How Much: FREE

December 16 – The Golden Hour

November 26, 2009

* 16 December – The Holiday Golden Hour – An Amazing, Un-stoppable Event!!! Sure to be amazing. Do Not miss the Extravaganza!!! – 8pm. FREE

* The Forest, 3 Bristo Place

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Rodge Glass – novelist, biographer, intellectual and teller of many a fine joke.

Anneliese Mackintosh – stories told so well you feel as if you lived them.

Jason Morton – unwraps his present.

Ben Lancaster – live via satellite from snowy Canada. What, oh
what, will he wear?

music:

Forest Choir – they will unleash their full might upon you.

Jed Milroy & Hailey Beavis – New and traditional songs from
two of our best friends. Like Christmas morning all over again.

The Stormy Seas – place their brand of ‘aggressive folk’
under the GH tree. Featuring all the stuff you want — guitar, bass drums,
banjo, melodica, squeezebox, fiddle and Sea Shanties with a Punk
attitude.

with Special Guest – Dirk Markham!

And if that isn’t enough, here’s a little video treat from The Golden Hour Tour in the Highlands. Featuring: Hailey Bevis, Jed Milroy, Billy Liar and Withered Hand!

Don’t say we never gave you anything.

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My Poetry Pod-Cast for The Scottish Poetry Library

January 18, 2009

It Starts Here:

Billy Liar on the Scottish Poetry Library Podcast

Billy Liar on the Scottish Poetry Library Podcast

My first poetry pod-cast is now available from the Scottish Poetry Library.

You’ll hear:

Ryan talking to songwriter Billy Liar about Stevenson, recommending books by Sam Meekings and Sharon Olds, and reading some Hart Crane.

Includes a performance of Billy Liar’s new single “It starts here” from his epic new ep and the spoken word track “Desert Night” with ambient wizardry from Dirk Markham who’s new album Psycho Acoustic Sculptures Vol. 4 is out now.

You can now download this podcast from I-Tunes! Click: Here.

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