Debbie Pearson, Forest Fringe and The Bloody Great Border Ballad Project

September 13, 2013

Staying with the Edinburgh Fringe, we chat with some of the exciting people who produced some extremely interesting work there this year. First we talk with Debbie Pearson, one of the curators of the Forest Fringe, who discusses some of the work to expect there and we get an excerpt from her own show. We also hear from Lorne Campbell, Lucy Ellinson and Chris Thorpe who are taking part in The Bloody Great Border Ballad Project. Finally we include a piece from Viewmaster, Ryan’s own collaboration with Dan Gorman.

Culture Laser live from The Edinburgh Fringe

September 12, 2013

We recorded our very first live episode back on Tuesday 6 August in the Gorilla Shop in Edinburgh. Featuring highlights from the event which includes Daniel Bye performing from his one-man show The Price of Everything and discussing it and How to Occupy an Oil Rig. We feature an excerpt from Chris Dobrowolski‘s surprisingly mechanical show – ‘All Roads Lead to Rome’. And the amazing Lake Montgomery tells us a French tale of woe and performs two of her fantastic tracks for us. Featuring The Last Minute Orchestra who are Danny Keys, Leon, Cammy Sinclair and Tommy Pickles. With thanks for sound recording to 12 Gates to the City. Photo by Chris Scott.

Stuart Bowden, Ljodahått and Sara Zaltash on Culture Laser

September 11, 2013

We’ve got Edinburgh Festival fever on this week’s episode. Australian theatre maker Stuart Bowden talks about his tragicomic post-apocalyptic performance piece She Was Probably Not A Robot. We also feature the stomping literary Norwegian sounds of Ljodahått, who will be appeared at Jura Unbound at the Edinburgh International Book Festival in the Guardian Spiegeltent, as well as with our friends The Black Diamond Express . And we are very pleased to include an excerpt from Sara Zaltash‘s The Growing Act. Sara performed Tuul: “Sweetmud” in Edinburgh as part of the fantastic Peep / Anatomy experience at the Assembly George Square Gardens.