Synthcurious at The Herbert

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.

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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.

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Synthcurious at The Herbert Art Gallery

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.

Free admission.

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Part of the Random String festival.

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These Machines Haven’t Finished//Deliaphonic 2017

‘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.

 

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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.

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Deliaphonic 2018//Artist profile//Esya

 

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A member of the post-punk band Savages, and bass/electronic duo Kite Base, The Tin Music and Arts and Synthcurious welcome Ayse Hassan to the Deliaphonic 2018 line up.

Performing as Esya, her new solo electronic project, we are delighted that she has chosen Deliaphonic for one of her first gigs. Not to be missed!

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Deliaphonic 2018//Artist Profile//Ian Helliwell

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We are delighted to confirm that this year The Tin Music and Arts and Synthcurious welcome Ian Helliwell to open Deliaphonic 2018.

Musician, composer, filmmaker, animator, electronic instrument builder, collagist, performer, writer, creative researcher, installation exhibitor, designer…. and author of the acclaimed book Tape Leaders: A Compendium of Early British Electronic Music Composers.

In 1991, Ian established his bedroom recording lab (still operational today), and began his earliest forays into electronic music with 4 track cassette radio collages. He started building simple tone generators which grew into a series of numbered Hellitrons. More sophisticated multi-circuit machines or Hellisizers, have augmented this unique range of self-constructed, creatively soldered instruments, which provide all the electronically generated sounds for Ian’s compositions.

Ian will start the event with a series of short films, many of which will be screened for the first time. Following this with a live performance.

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Synthcurious at CET

A big thank you to everyone that came along to yesterdays sound installation. It was another great turnout. Below are a few pics and clips from the day.

The event was a taster for Deliaphonic, which is next Saturday, the 5th May. Headline this year is White Noise, the band Delia was a part of in 1969. Not to be missed!

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Synthcurious vs CET

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Our event at CET has now been rescheduled for Saturday 24th February.

Synthcurious and friends will be performing a Live Sound Installation at the CET building in Corporation Street, Coventry.

Set in one of the print halls of the former Coventry Evening Telegraph building the event will be an improvised experiment using analogue synthesisers to exploit the acoustics of this unique space.

Apologies again for having to reschedule this, but it was beyond our control. We look forward to seeing you on the 24th for what will be a unique sonic experience.