08/03/15: Synthcurious Taster at Drapers Coventry

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SynthCurious: Taster Day

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Head down to the wonderful Drapers’ Bar on Sunday 8th March to get a taste of what’s to come at Synthcurious.

The Synthcurious curators will be on hand with some hardware to answer your questions and discuss the forthcoming weekend of electronic music.

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Sunday 08 March 2015 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Drapers’ Bar & Restaurant, Coventry

See you there!

20/03/15: Sonic Boom at the Coal Vaults Coventry

Sonic Boom is the alias of Pete Kember, also known as the singer-guitarist in the legendary hypno-drone unit Spacemen 3. While attending art college Kember teamed with Jason Pierce to form Spacemen 3, recording a demo tape in 1986; after signing to Glass Records, the group recorded their debut LP Sound of Confusion, for which Kember adopted the name Peter Gunn. By the time of their follow-up EP Walkin’ with Jesus, he had rechristened himself Sonic Boom, keeping the pseudonym for the duration of his career. Sonic Boom was also the driving force behind the Experimental Audio Research project, a loose configuration of musicians which included My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields. Both the Spectrum and Sonic Boom projects have existed in parallel, and recordings under both names occasionally only feature Kember. Kember has also played and collaborated with Stereolab and Yo La Tengo.

Visit http://www.wegottickets.com/event/311350 for tickets

21/03/15: Wrangler at the Coal Vaults Coventry

Wrangler are: Stephen Mallinder (Cabaret Voltaire), Benge (The Maths), Phil Winter (Tunng/Lone Taxidermist)

Wrangler consists of Stephen Mallinder, best known for his pioneering work with Cabaret Voltaire, Phil Winter of Tunng and Lone Taxidermist, plus the founder of Memetune studios and synth obsessive Benge (John Foxx And The Maths). His studio’s synth-rammed walls have created an environment where sounds are ripped from a golden era of analogue electronic music to create forward-looking, new music.Wrangler formed in the wires of Memetune – a post-LCD, Factory Floor-ed electronic funk machine with VHS tape distortion in its eyes but also capable of sleekness and beauty in the stripped back beats.

With support from Coventry band Attrition. Formed by Martin Bowes and Julia Waller, influenced by a mix of punk ideology and experimental art aesthetics, they emerged as part of the early ’80’s UK Industrial scene. Unexplored sonic landscapes with an eclectic marriage of experimental and traditional sound, of electronics and acoustics, of male and female.

Tickets available now at https://www.wegottickets.com/event/307737

New release Aion LPF and Oscillator Modules

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The new LPF and Oscillator modules from Aion Modular will be on show at the Synthcurious meet on Saturday 21st March, 13:00 to 17:00.

Aion takes inspiration from iconic Moog module designs, adapting and scaling them down to the Eurorack format while keeping that classic sound.

The modules are currently on limited release, and Synthcurious are excited to have them on show at the event – come along and have a listen!

A larger production run of the modules will be announced soon, for further information, visit http://www.aion-modular.com

(should not be confused with the Mini Moog™ Low Pass filter).

 

 

 

 

 

Are you synthcurious?

**Programme will be updated on a regular basis – please check back for details**

Synthcurious is the first in a series of electronic music events in Coventry. Curated by Alex Miles and Ian Campbell, with support from The Tin Music and Arts, and funding from Arts Council England and Coventry City Council, its intention is to demystify electronic music synthesisers, and make them more accessible to others, through live performances, modular synth meetings, films, and DIY synth workshops.

In an age when synths are more widely available and affordable than ever, there has never been a better time to be synthcurious.

Location: The Coal Vaults, the Tin, Coventry

http://thetinmusicandarts.org.uk