A really nice piece on the BBC website featuring Peter Zinovieff.
Indian born Jerry Dammers is best known for being the founder member, primary songwriter and keyboard player with The Specials.
Educated in Coventry, he formed the 2 Tone Record label, which helped develop the SKA revival of the 1970s and 1980s. Jerry went on to became an anti-apartheid campaigner, famously writing the song Free Nelson Mandela.
In 2006 Jerry formed the music ensemble The Spatial AKA Orchestra, a project that encompasses many different influences, proving that he continues to challenge music conventions.
Jerry will be playing ambient and electronic “Library Music” including some by Delia Derbyshire.
Northern Ireland born Hannah Peel is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist electronic composer now based in London. A member of The Magnetic North, her recent collaborations include with Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve (aka Erol Alkan & Richard Norris) John Foxx and the Maths.
She has also been composing under her new synth-based, space-age alter-ego Mary Casio with an experimental piece combining analogue electronics and a 33-piece colliery brass band (it debuted to a sold out Manchester audience in May). Although modestly she shies away from any comparison, it’s little wonder The Observer recently described Peel as ‘a latter day Delia Derbyshire’.
Saturday 17 September 2016 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
£12 advance // £10 concession // £15 on the door
The Tin at the Coal Vaults, Coventry
We are delighted to announce that Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Christopher Chaplin will be performing for us in September.
Electronic pioneer Roedelius is a legendary figure in popular and ambient music and in the birth of Krautrock. He founded the seminal bands Kluster (with Conrad Schnitzler and Dieter Moebius), later to become Cluster, 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. In the 70s he worked with Brian Eno (check out “Cluster and Eno” and “After the Heat”).
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.
Swiss-born British composer and experimental music artist Christopher Chaplin studied the piano with Irene Denereaz in Vevey/Switzerland before moving to London in the early 80’s. 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 Hans-Joachim Roedelius 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. October 2016 will see the release of Christopher Chaplin’s first solo album “Je suis le Ténébreux”.
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