Culture Laser LIVE! at the Edinburgh Fringe

August 1, 2014

culture-edfringeCulture Laser Live

6 August, 19:00

Forest Down

141 Lauriston Place


“That’s Right – We’re Doing it Live”

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.


* 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


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!

ViewMaster at the Edinburgh Fringe, Tickets Now Available!

July 27, 2014

Our audio-visual extravaganza ViewMaster is now open for business. We’re running shows every fifteen minutes from 2-3.45pm and 6-7.45, on 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-24 August. Do join us in the cool marble corridors of Summerhall.

A personal slideshow for your eyes and ears only. Poet Ryan Van Winkle and musician Dan Gorman lead you on a playful, sometimes surreal, journey to a distant land and bring you back in under 15 minutes. Ryan Van Winkle is Poet in Residence at Edinburgh City Libraries. In 2012 his show Red, Like Our Room Used to Feel was one of the top ten best-rated shows at the Edinburgh Fringe. Dan Gorman is a musician who has done field recordings in Afghanistan, Syria and an abandoned military base in Germany. Part of the Made in Scotland showcase.

Viewmaster at the Edinburgh Fringe

July 7, 2014

Excellent news! The pictures, words and music extravaganza ViewMaster will be showing in the magnificent Summerhall SIXTEEN TIMES per day, from 2-3.45pm and 6-7.45pm, every day from Friday 1 August – Sunday 24 August. Do come along.

Ryan Van Winkle (poet) Dan Gorman (sound artist) lead you on a playful, sometimes surreal, journey to a distant land in under 15 minutes. In a set designed by artist Faith Eliott, Dan & Ryan bring you on a unique visual-sonic-poetic journey to one of four destinations: Mecca, the River Nile, Holland or the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. ViewMaster is more than just a performance; it is an immersive experience for an audience of one which starts in a child-like den and whisks you away to another world.

ViewMaster is a personal & poetic slideshow for your eyes and ears only. An imaginative leap to another country and a step back to the wonder of childhood.


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.