SC16//Sponsor//Thonk

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A big thank you to Steve at Thonk for sponsoring our event again this year.

Thonk specialise in modular synthesiser kits and accessories. As DIY equipment building is one of our favourite things, and something we want to encourage more people to do, this makes Thonk an ideal sponsor for Synthcurious.

Check out his website. There are kits on there for all budgets, and for all capabilities.

www.thonk.co.uk

We plan to do some DIY workshops in future, where we will be on hand to help you build your own equipment. If you are interested in taking part, and/or have some ideas on what you would like to build, then get in touch.

synthcurious@yahoo.com

A time and a place

 

(photos @tschock_tschock & Scott Habberley)

Many thanks to Christopher, Joachim and the Head Technician for a truly amazing show on Saturday night. It was fantastic to see The Tin packed out for what was a very special event in Coventry.

(photos Ian C & @nicedaynav)

And thanks to everyone who came along, to the synth meet and film screening during the day, and to the gig in the evening. Your support is very much appreciated, and spurs us on to do more things.

(photos@nicedaynav)

SC16 // FEATURED ARTIST // HANS-JOACHIM ROEDELIUS

reodelius_regler_vorne hans-joachim_roedelius_with_dieter_moebiusElectronic pioneer Roedelius is a legendary figure in popular and ambient music and in the birth of Krautrock.

He founded the seminal bands Cluster (with Dieter Moebius) and Harmonia (with Moebius and Michael Rother). He recorded the albums “Zuckerzeit” (Cluster, 1974) and “Deluxe” (Harmonia, 1975), which are considered blueprints for today’s electronica and were recently successfully reissued. And in the late 70s he worked with the great Brian Eno. Roedelius began releasing solo albums in 1978.

He was already exploring the interplay between piano and electronics on his second LP, “Jardin au Fou” (1979). With a beautiful complexity and a magnetic presence on stage, he makes every show a unique and fascinating experience.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see an iconic musician in a unique venue.

SC16 // FEATURED ARTIST // CHRISTOPHER CHAPLIN

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British composer and experimental music artist Christopher James Chaplin studied the piano with Irene Denereaz in Vevey/Switzerland before moving to London in the early 80ies. In 2009 he was invited by Viennese label Fabrique to collaborate with electronic musician Thomas Pötz aka Kava on “Seven Echoes”, an album released in 2010 and presented live at the Art Brut Museum Gugging in Austria.

There he met electronic music pioneer Hans-Joachim Roedelius (Cluster, Harmonia) who later invited Christopher to take part in a “Late Junction” session for BBC Radio 3. The result of this second collaboration eventually led to the album “King of Hearts”, released in 2012. In the following years Chaplin and Roedelius performed around the world.hqdefault

October 2016 will see the release of Christopher Chaplin’s first solo album “Je suis le Ténébreux”.

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

SC16 // FEATURED ARTIST // PYE CORNER AUDIO

The Head Technician comes to Synthcurious this Saturday, after his eagerly awaited latest release, Stasis, sold out on vinyl within a few days.

The alias of Martin Jenkins, Pye Corner Audio is a kaleidoscopic blend of lost soundtracks, pulsing rhythms and brooding electronica.

He has seen several key releases on labels such as Ghost Box, Type, and Decoder and has also produced remixes for John Foxx, Mogwai, Mark Lanegan and Stealing Sheep.

Tickets are available here

 

SC16 // TROIKA!

Many thanks to Kite Base, I Speak Machine and Hannah Peel for a fantastic show last night.

It was ace to see such a great turn out, thank you for your support.

And thanks, as always, to The Tin for hosting the event.

(Photos by Rhiannon@ tschock_tschock)

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