A programme celebrating the often unrecognised connections that bridge the pioneers of the 1950s to today’s most forward thinking producers.
Raymond Scott: 'Manhattan Research Project', scored and arranged by Leon Michener for an ensemble of rare vintage synthesisers. Performed by Michener and guests.
Messiaen: 'Oraison' (1937). Performed on ondes Martenot and five mono synths by Augustin Viard, Matthew Schellhorn and guests.
Stockhausen: 'Kontakte(1958, version for percussion, piano and electronics). Performed by Geroge Barton and Siwan Mair Rhys.
Varèse: 'Poème Electronique' (1958), with original film by Le Corbusier.
Dirty Electronics: A 30-piece all electronic ensemble led by John Richards, performing works inspired by Andrew Bentley, Hugh Davis and Richard Orton. Plus new arrangements and versions of music by Delia Derbyshire, Daphne Oram, and Tristram Cary.
Plus, a headline DJ set: Alex Paterson (The Orb). A very special set traversing the history of cutting-edge electronic sound, from one of modern dance music’s pioneers.