Tim Seeley and Ian Campbell from Synthcurious were delighted to work with local poet and visual artist Mary Courtney on her digital art project. Below are 2 of the pieces they provided the music for.
Best played on loop.
A series of electronic music scores for short films. Composed for, and inspired by, the visual art of Mary Courtney.
The pieces were performed and recorded live using analogue synthesizers, with computers only involved for the purpose of recording.
Composed to accompany the digital art piece Lips.
Equipment used includes: Cwejman modular; Korg Delta
Composed to accompany the digital art piece Cullen Re-jigs.
Equipment used includes: Minimoog; Korg Delta
Nice short film by Loz Moore of our first Sound Installation at the CET. Music by Tim Seeley, Ian Campbell and Alex Miles.
Based out of Berlin, Germany, electro-acoustic music composer and performer Hainbach (Opal Tapes, Seil Records) creates shifting audio landscapes THE WIRE called “One hell of a trip”. Using esoteric synthesizers, test equipment, magnetic tape, and idiophones his music is both abstract yet very much a corporal experience. He has become known for his immersive live performances for and recently through his YouTube channel, where he brings experimental music techniques to a wider audience.
A big thank you to everyone who came along to the Chapel of Many over the last week. We had hundreds, if not thousands, of visitors. And thanks to everyone who came to talk to us about the Chapel, and our Sound Installation.
Thanks of course to Sebastian Hicks for a great event, and for inviting us to take part. And to Rhiannon Bigham for her help during the preparations, and the event itself.
Synthcurious have been commissioned to provide the music for a sound installation for the Chapel of Many event in the Cathedral Ruins.
Using multitracking, looping and layering techniques the sonic representation will constantly evolve over the duration of the event, never repeating the same passage twice. This is to represent the uniqueness of every individual, and their involvement and participation in the groups they form each and every day. Some intentional, some accidental, but always evolving.
The event will run from Wednesday 19th to Sunday 23rd June, with the installation playing at various times throughout the week. There’s also a special launch evening on Tuesday 18th from 6pm.
Admission is free, and is open to everyone.
The Chapel of Many was conceived and designed by Sebastian Hicks from Coventry University.
A big thank you to everyone who came along on Saturday. We really appreciate such a good turnout, and such positive feedback.
We’d also like to thank Jess and the team at The Herbert for their help, and for being such good hosts.
If you have any photos or clips which you are happy to share then please mail them in and we’ll post them for you.
Synthcurious will be performing a Live Sound Installation in the Covered Court at The Herbert Art Gallery on Saturday the 17th November, 12:00-15:00.
A fully live and improvised event, using a selection of electronic instruments from the last 50 years, we will be exploring and exploiting the sonic properties of this unique space within the gallery.
Part of the Random String festival.
‘These Machines Haven’t Finished – Deliaphonic 2017’
Anti/Type and The Tin Music and Arts
Director: Benjamin Cook
Producer: Sarah Morgan
Runtime: 57 mins
Cast: Dr David Butler, Caro C, Jerry Dammers, Pete Kember (Sonic Boom), Ian Campbell, Robin the Fog and Chris Weaver (Howlround), Martin Leape, Hannah Peel, Tim Seeley, Jonny Trunk, Mandy Wigby, Dr Peter Zinovieff.
‘These Machines Haven’t Finished’ is a film about Coventry born electronic music pioneer, Delia Derbyshire and ‘Deliaphonic’, the event that she inspired.
Last year The Tin Music and Arts, Synthcurious and Martin Leape curated an event at Coventry’s new Cathedral to celebrate what would have been Delia Derbyshire’s 80th birthday. This documentary explores Delia’s techniques, her history and why she has inspired generations of electronic music.
A huge thank you to Ian, Ayse, Dan, Mike and David for a fantastic show last night. Great to hear such a wide range of electronic music, a fitting tribute to Delia and her legacy.
Thanks to everyone who came along for a really good turn out. And thanks to all the volunteers and staff who make these events possible, particularly the personnel at the church who were great hosts.