Roedelius + Christopher Chaplin + Pye Corner Audio

Synthcurious presents: Hans-Joachim Roedelius with Christopher Chaplin + Pye Corner Audio

Saturday 17 September 2016 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
£12 advance / £10 concession / £15 on the door

Synthcurious returns by popular demand to The Tin at the Coal Vaults this September.

1-5pm: Modular Synth Meet
3-4.30pm: Krautrock: The Rebirth of Germany – film screening
8pm-late: Hans-Joachim Roedelius with Christopher Chaplin + Pye Corner Audio

Synthcurious gets into gear with events throughout the day, starting with a modular synthesiser meet at 1pm, where enthusiasts are invited to bring their gear along to The Tin Music and Arts to demonstrate what they can do, and share tips and advice with other like-minded people, as well as offering an introduction to modular synthesisers to anybody intrigued by these instruments.

From 3pm, there will be a screening of ‘Krautrock – The Rebirth of Germany’, which documents how a radical generation of musicians created a new German musical identity out of the ruins of war. Admission is free to both of these events.

Electronic pioneer Roedelius is a legendary figure in popular and ambient music and in the birth of Krautrock. He founded the seminal bands Cluster (with Dieter Moebius) 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. And in the late 70s he worked with the great Brian Eno. 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.

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

Since the release of Sleep Games in 2012, Pye Corner Audio have released the albums Black Mill Tapes Vols. 3&4 on Type Records, Intercepts on Ecstatic and Prowler on More Than Human.
There were also EP releases on Front and Follow, Death Waltz Originals and Boomkat Editions.
They have also produced remixes for John Foxx, Mogwai, Mark Lanegan and Stealing Sheep.
Performed live extensively in 2014 and 2015, including shows at Enter Ibiza, Barcelona’s Lapsus Festival and Mogwai’s 20th anniversary show at Barrowlands in Glasgow.
The most recent releases still available are:
Prowler on More Than Human Records
Zones on Ecstatic Recordings and
Stasis on Ghost Box Records.

Thonk is a UK online store specialising in Eurorack modular synth DIY kits, specialist components and accessories. Steve from Thonk was born and bred in Coventry and is very pleased to be back in his hometown
supporting Synthcurious. Thonk sell Eurorack DIY kits from many manufacturers including Music Thing Modular, 4MS, Hex.Inverter, Synthrotek, RYO, Manhattan Analog, BugBrand and Fonitronik.

The Coal Vaults


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