Howlround – Tape Manipulation Demonstration

Saturday 06 May 2017 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Howlround present a tape manipulation demonstration (very limited tickets available).

Continuing the celebration of what would have been Delia Derbyshires 80th birthday, Howlround show us the techniques that Delia would have used to create some of her early compositions.

Howlround are a sextet (four machines and two people) that create the sounds of the uncanny by manipulating loops of natural acoustic sounds of a collection of vintage reel-to-reel tape machines, with all electronic effects and artificial reverb strictly forbidden – an effect once described by Record Collector magazine as ‘Aural Ectoplasm’.

In an age where one can create all manner of electronic music with a simple swipe of a mouse, Howlround prove not only how much fun is to be had in making things complicated again, but conversely just how little effort is sometimes needed to create a genuinely beguiling sound-world. Their fifth album, soundtrack to the experimental film A Creak In Time is out now on Psyché Tropes.

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