My band (the Chorlton Radiophonic Workshop) is organising an event for Futuresonic, called "The Importance of Being Analouge". It's going to be a cross between a gig and an exhibition and we're looking for musicians with analogue instruments to join in. If you have anything like a VCS 3, theremin or telharmonium, please contact me!
The line up so far includes:
The Chorlton Radiophonic Workshop (my band)
http://www.myspace.com/ccatthechorltonr ... icworkshop
Hop Man jr
Sam and the Plants
"The Importance of Being Analogue" explores the enduring love affair that we have with analogue technology. The event is half exhibition, half display, punctuated by improvised electronic music performance from a motley band of Manchester's electronic mafia. The public audience is invited to circulate between the participant's booths and to "Feel the noize" as it is being generated.
Part of the annual Futuresonic festival of art, music and ideas, the event is the brainchild of Manchester Met's Jim O'Shea. Jim, Course Leader for MMU's Computer Music Technology Course says:"MMU is delighted to be part of Futuresonic 2008. Think of this event as a multi-lane pile up on the information superhighway as analogue collides with VST in an improvised public performance exhibition. It's a chance for analogue addicts to dust off their synths and twiddle their knobs with pride."
Planned (!) improvisations include "Dorian Drone", "Wind & Bells", and a consort of theremins playing "Ein Choral".
It's at the MMU Student's Union on Saturday 3rd May from 2:00pm - 4:00pm