Simeon Coxe//Silver Apples

The sad news has come through of the death of Simeon Coxe of Silver Apples, a true pioneer of electronic music.

We had the pleasure of meeting Simeon at a Silver Apples gig in Sheffield a few years ago. He was more than happy to talk about his rig, and take us through his set up.

An inspiration to generations that followed, most notable on the track We Carry On by Portishead.

Music by//Synthcurious//2

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.

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Remnants 1
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.

Remnants 1.1
Composed to accompany the digital art piece Lips.
Equipment used includes: Cwejman modular; Korg Delta

Link to Lips on Youtube

Remnants 1.3
Composed to accompany the digital art piece Cullen Re-jigs.
Equipment used includes: Minimoog; Korg Delta

Link to Cullen on Youtube

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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