City of Culture 2021

Congratulations to the City of Culture 2021 team from Synthcurious!

We have seen ourselves how much hard work has gone in to winning this, and it will be absolutely fantastic for the city.

Let’s make some noise for Coventry.

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Synthcurious vs CET

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Synthcurious will be joined at tomorrows event by local musician, Tim Seeley.

This is not the first time we have collaborated with Tim. He played a key role in The Tin Music and Arts and Synthcurious schools project for the Deliaphonic event, devising and delivering the in-school sessions, as well as playing a central role in the performances at Coventry Cathedral on the afternoon of the event.

The visuals for tomorrows event will be provided by Tschock.

 

SYNTHCURIOUS vs CET

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On Saturday the 2nd December 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.

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Deliaphonic // 05 05 17

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Deliaphonic A celebration of the life and work of Delia Derbyshire on the 80th anniversary of her birth, in her home town of Coventry. An event at Coventry Cathedral with some incredibly special acts, supported by Coventry UK City of Culture bid 2021 as part of their Advanced Programme of events for 2017 and Heritage Lottery Fund. Performances by: •Pete Kember (Sonic Boom) •Dr Peter Zinovieff (EMS) •Hannah Peel •Jerry Dammers (DJ set – playing ambient and electronic “Library Music” including some by Delia Derbyshire.) •Howlround For more information & tickets:

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SC16//Sponsor//Thonk

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A big thank you to Steve at Thonk for sponsoring our event again this year.

Thonk specialise in modular synthesiser kits and accessories. As DIY equipment building is one of our favourite things, and something we want to encourage more people to do, this makes Thonk an ideal sponsor for Synthcurious.

Check out his website. There are kits on there for all budgets, and for all capabilities.

www.thonk.co.uk

We plan to do some DIY workshops in future, where we will be on hand to help you build your own equipment. If you are interested in taking part, and/or have some ideas on what you would like to build, then get in touch.

synthcurious@yahoo.com

SC16 // FEATURED ARTIST // CHRISTOPHER CHAPLIN

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British composer and experimental music artist Christopher James Chaplin studied the piano with Irene Denereaz in Vevey/Switzerland before moving to London in the early 80ies. 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 electronic music pioneer Hans-Joachim Roedelius (Cluster, Harmonia) 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.hqdefault

October 2016 will see the release of Christopher Chaplin’s first solo album “Je suis le Ténébreux”.

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

SC16 // FEATURED ARTIST // PYE CORNER AUDIO

The Head Technician comes to Synthcurious this Saturday, after his eagerly awaited latest release, Stasis, sold out on vinyl within a few days.

The alias of Martin Jenkins, Pye Corner Audio is a kaleidoscopic blend of lost soundtracks, pulsing rhythms and brooding electronica.

He has seen several key releases on labels such as Ghost Box, Type, and Decoder and has also produced remixes for John Foxx, Mogwai, Mark Lanegan and Stealing Sheep.

Tickets are available here

 

SC16 // TROIKA!

Many thanks to Kite Base, I Speak Machine and Hannah Peel for a fantastic show last night.

It was ace to see such a great turn out, thank you for your support.

And thanks, as always, to The Tin for hosting the event.

(Photos by Rhiannon@ tschock_tschock)

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