SynthCurious : WRANGLER + ATTRITION
Saturday 21 March 2015 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
£10 adv / £8 con / £12 otd
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.
TIMINGS FOR SATURDAY //
Modular Synth Event – 13:00 – 17:00 – FREE ADMISSION
An opportunity to see modular synthesisers in action and meet their owners
Elektro Moskva (film) – 14:30 – 16:00 – FREE ADMISSION
A documentary investigating the Soviet electronic age and its legacy
The Delian Mode – 18:00 – 18:30 – FREE ADMISSION
A short experimental documentary about the life and work of electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire
Q&A with Pete Kember – 18:30 – 19:00 – FREE ADMISSION
Local artist discusses his music and influences
Bring Delia Home – 19:00 – 20:00 – FREE ADMISSION
A public consultation to bring the Delia Derbyshire archives to Coventry.
Wrangler + Attrition – 19:00 – 23:00 – £10 advance / £8 concessions / £12 on the door
Andy Black Forest is the curator of Radio Black Forest an events group focusing on challenging music,art and film . He has had a love of synth music since his early teens he has dj’ed regularly at festivals across Europe playing Techno, disco, ,house.minimal wave to electronica, post punk, Industrial and Ebm. For Synth Curious he will be playing classics and unearthing obscurities from the electronic vaults….
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.
Attrition are an electronic music band, formed in Coventry, England in 1980 by Martin Bowes and Julia Niblock. The band emerged from the experimental post-punk scene of the early 1980s and, along with other groups such as Throbbing Gristle, Coil, Einstürzende Neubauten, and In the Nursery, greatly contributed to the development of industrial music in the UK. Still active 30 years later, Attrition have been a stanchion of darkwave and industrial music, influencing many younger bands in the genres while continuously fine tuning their own distinctive sound.
**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 synthersisers, 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.
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