Doing a little workshop/talk on modular synth as part of The Avant in Cork! Blurb:
This workshop will give a background to modular synthesis as a form of experimental music technology; looking at the likes of Buchla and Serge modular systems, as well as today’s development of DIY synth building communities, where PCB designs are shared and customised worldwide. This workshop will demonstrate the capabilities of these systems as sources of new sounds as well as their place in the history of experimental sound production.
Siorai Geimhreadh: Experimental Noise Rock band Siorai Geimhreadh will work collaboratively with a number of musicians for a semi-improvised performance, working with the intention of creating an intense one-off piece, this performance will expand on their usual musical style, utilising the extended line up to move out of the rock band dynamic and allow for a unique live experience.
Safe: Noise behemoths Safe return to play their only Irish gig of 2014. Combining field recordings, howling feedback, thundering pulses of noise, frequency bursts, Safe are keeping it loud, in the face of eclecticism and hip quirkiness. Po-faced sonic violence meets stern power electronics meets didactic walls of noise. Their last release was a collaboration with noise legend Vomir,a tape in which ‘Vomir contributed no sound and Safe played nothing’. They are working in deadly earnestness on new album ‘The Fall of Rome’, in between commissioning stellar works by international artists on their label dotdotdotmusic
Luxury Mollusc: Sounds like the fear/drowning/spiritual castration. Ditch drone and gravel groan, harsh scrap noise and occult ambient unease.