Andrew Wasylyk is the alias of Scottish writer, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Andrew Mitchell. A member of alternative rock band Idlewild since 2014, he has released six albums with ongoing indie pop group The Hazey Janes along with the acclaimed debut of psych duo Art of the Memory Palace. previous tours supporting Wilco, and as a session player with Electric Soft Parade and School of Language – Andrew is currently touring his first solo record ‘Soroky’. facebook.com/a.wasylyk and @A_Wasylyk
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Anna Day is the Director of Literary Dundee, and she is publishing manager of Dundee University Press and co-founded Playroom Press with her husband, Chris Collins. Chris is a book designer. The first Playroom Press book, Dundee 123, is a counting book for cool kids using Dundee's landmarks.
In their presentation, Anna and Chris chat about their love of all things lit and their new book, Dundee 123.
Dundee as City of Culture
BY BRYAN BEATTIE
@ VOL 5
ON FEB 26, 2013
Bryan Beattie, the director of Creative Services Scotland, talks about the city of Dundee, and the process of creating the proposal for Dundee’s bid to become the UK City of Culture 2017. He looks at how to reveal the most and the best of the creativity and culture in Dundee.
Growing Community Music in South Haven
BY LOTTE RESEK
@ VOL 1
ON MAY 14, 2015
Lotte Resek shares a personal story of her dreams to be a punk rocker, and how she ended up taking lessons at Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music. Lotte took her love of guitar strumming to the lakeside city of South Haven, Michigan to build community through music. Teaching music has become her 'transformationl moment'.
Testing Rebar’s PARK[ing] Day initiative at DJCAD Dundee
BY ANDY MILLIGAN
@ VOL 28
ON JUL 06, 2016
Andy Milligan is a spatial researcher and educator at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee. He leads the Interior Environmental Design programme, and, since 2013, has used Rebar’s improvisational PARK[ing] Day initiative as a platform to introduce design students to collective creative action and urban interventions at a local / global scale.
A Journey in Music
BY ALAN KOR LOONG LAU
@ VOL 4
ON APR 15, 2017
As Forrest Gump said, “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” For 12-year-old Alan Kor Loong Lau, newly marooned in a boarding school and away from home for the first time, a bid to escape the rigors of school sport or uniformed groups led him into the school choir room, an encounter which was to change his life forever.
Ostensibly a personal journey into discovering music and singing, A Journey in Music is also about how big things start small, and the importance of random accidents.
The Road Song Challenge
BY SCOTT CORBIN
@ VOL 7
ON MAY 25, 2017
On behalf of The Jank Guitar Store, Scott Corbin presents “The Road” song contest, which encourages and rewards excellence of creative expression. The contest not only gives young people of the Tri-Cities (Batavia, Geneva, and St. Charles, Illinois) an outlet for their creative aspirations, it also showcases the region’s amazing talent, as contestants interpret the song “The Road” by Casely and The Jank through a musical cover, musical remix, or dance performance.
What is a Musician?
BY ELIZABETH SIMCOCK
@ VOL 24
ON NOV 09, 2017
Elizabeth Simcock wants to explore how we understand the word "musician." Musicians are powerful: picture people fawning over a lead singer on guitar. But musicians are also powerless: imagine the parent saying, "You're doing WHAT for a living?" Being a musician has a certain mystique that is captivating, even though the reality can be challenging in every way possible. But saying, "I am a musician." What does that really mean? Come along on a 20x20-second ride that may change the way you think of yourself.