adventures in circuit bending, diy electronics and experimental music
For this years Summer Sundae Fringe Festival Stench.org.uk are putting on a mini “Stenchival” hosted by Bathysphere and PVC.
The event takes place on the 7th and 8th August at the Great Central Gallery and Studios, Sussex St. Leiceter.
£4 each night or £7 for both nights
click here for map
Friday 7th August: 9pm to 1am
Bathysphere presents an evening of diy electronics, vinyl manipulation, vocal improvisation and audio abstraction.
Following on from his headline performance at this year’s International Festival of Circuit Bending in New York Bathysphere’s resident hackmeister Anti Social Musik Order brings to Stench his arsenal of wonky machines for another one off improvised performance. “putting the mental back into experimental”
Episode for the Piano Key Baton “Tonight my name is Neal Unreal. I am a multi-instrumentalist, Composer, Rock Star, Artist and Instrument Designer. I specialise in portable stand-alone instruments built from hacked domestic appliances, and their components. Tonight is the debut performance of the Piano Key Baton that I have designed specifically to expose gesture within electronic performance.”
Leicester based Turntablist and composer, master manipulator of the vinyl medium.
Sam Dodson (born 1988) is an active composer and performer, hailing from the Midlands (UK), focusing in the electroacoustic field. He recently completed the Music, Technology and Innovation BA (Hons) at De Montfort University (Leicester UK). As an undergraduate, studies predominantly concentrated on custom-built software instruments, generating material of a glitch/noise aesthetic. Recent concerts have included performances at Hare and Hounds (Birmingham UK); Phoenix Arts Centre (Leicester UK); and South Bank Centre (London UK).
Annelie Nederberg is a composer and performer from Gothenburg, Sweden. She is currently studying for a BA in Music, Technology and Innovation at De Montfort University in Leicester, UK. She has a background as a theatre sound designer. Her works move freely between concrete and abstract sounds, between music and sound art, with the human voice as an important component. Her performances incorporates a conï¬Â?uence between her voice and electronics, in a poetic and slowly evolving manner. Her music has been represented at festivals in London, Los Angeles, Nice and Amsterdam; on radio in Europe and the USA; and in concerts mainly in the UK.
Biscuit Tin Sound System and DJs
Bass heavy Dubstep beatz
Saturday 8th : 9pm to 2am PVC presents
BJ Cole vs Myoptik
Legendary pedal steel guitarist BJ Cole is no stranger to music, but this time he will be joined on stage by Leicester’s electro beat-meister Myoptik and London sound-sculptor Manglebot. As a trio these three set light to Taylor John’s Sonic Boom 2008 summer festival in Coventry with a headline slot that left all in dazed euphoria. They plan to tour more dates and festivals in the UK soon.
Samuel & the Dragon
The distinct sound of Phaeleh fuses the dark and heavy sounds of Dubstep and Drum and Bass with the melodies and soundscapes of Electronica, all sealed together with the subtle textures of acousmatic music.
A diverse range of influences results in an equally diverse musical output which can range from disturbing bass lines and heavy Dubstep/Jungle beats, perfect for the rave, to the more soulful, restrained tracks incorporating a variety of sound sources and vocal styles.
In 2008 he started Urban Scrumping Records and continues to gig regularly across the UK…
Glatze is musician, circuit-bender and all-out live music nutter, hailing from Kernow and now based in the West Midlands. His sets are an orgy of customised electronic equipment, with circuit-bent kids’ dolls sitting alongside doctored loudspeakers, squealing guitars and a fun-at-all-costs mentality!
bARRY cONVEX and the party mash
Funk, jazz, exotica and bleeps meet in a tumultuous spree of sundae sound designed to build the nights anticipation.
The Centrifuge (Wassim)
Head honcho of fantastic net-label TheCentrifuge comes to town to show his unbelievable roster and his desirable electronic wares (er, cds).
More information on the Summer Sundae Fringe Festival