Synthcurious//Chapel of Many// Coventry Cathedral

Chapel of Many

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.

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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.

 

T shirts

We’ve put a limited number of t-shirts up on Ebay for people who couldn’t make it to our recent events. 2 designs available. Synthesisers not included!

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If you are looking from overseas please contact us before buying to get shipping costs.

 

 

 

 

 

Save the elephant

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Synthcurious call on the Council, Culture Coventry, local businesses, and all local promoters and bands to back Alan Denyer in his bid to save the Sports Centre, and turn it into a centre for the arts.

Not only is this an iconic building that would be treasured in any other city in the world, but this would be a perfect focal point for our upcoming City of Culture 2021 year. And what better legacy than to have a facility like this in the very heart of the city.

If the events held over the last few months at CET are anything to go by, this would be a real asset for the city going forward.

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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//White Noise

Born out of the ashes of Unit Delta Plus, White Noise formed when Delia Derbyshire and Brian Hodgson met and started to work with David Vorhaus. Sessions held late at night in the BBC Radiophonic Workshop in Maida Vale eventually gave birth to the seminal album, An Electric Storm.

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A true electronic music pioneer and innovator, David has continued his unique musical journey with further White Noise releases over the years, and is now joined in White Noise by fellow sound artist Mike Painter.

White Noise will be playing some tracks from An Electric Storm, along with more contemporary pieces. The perfect way to celebrate Delia’s birthday.

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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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