Date(s) - 17/02/2018
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
An afternoon of circuitry at an airbase in deepest Suffolk, curated by TR-33N and hosted by OLD JET. Come to listen, get hands-on with modular for the first time or get inspired for your next project. Featuring Mira Calix, Luke Sanger, TR-33N, Nina Richards and Zoë Blade (performing together as ‘Bitloader’)
The Front Room: Set-ups and studio jumble sale
The Stage Room: Talks and performances
Mira Calix is an award-winning artist, composer and performer based in Suffolk. She integrates music and sound with visual media and technological innovation to create multi-disciplinary installations and performance works. Having scored two new productions at the RSC in 2017, Calix will be coming to Sonitus to talk about work that mixes electronics and classical instrumentation.
Luke Sanger‘s music has appeared on over 50 releases on labels like Tigerbeat6, Don’t and Sneaker Social Club. He ran his own imprint, Bonus Round Records and toured extensively around the world, from the Berghain to Glastonbury. Recently, Luke has worked with high profile companies like Ubisoft, HBO, ITV and MTV to provide audio for TV, game and advertisements. He will be creating a unique patch on his modular synth for Sonitus and performing it for us live.
TR-33N are a pair of digital discordians making music out of wires and wood. In the past two years Loula Yorke and Dave Stitch have had releases on two Detroit labels, Yo Sucka! Music and Junted, as well as self-releasing an album, The Menace of Mechanical Music. They’ll be playing live at Sonitus on a variety of modular instruments.
Bitloader are Nina Richards and Zoë Blade. Nina Richards designed Stepper Acid and hand assembles every unit. It’s the sequencer of choice for many artists, from Nine Inch Nails to Phuture. Her own music, however, is a closely guarded secret… In contrast, Zoë Blade makes quirky electronic music for people like stylish YouTube philosopher ContraPoints and digital archivist / documentary filmmaker Jason Scott. Bitloader will be bringing live modular acid to Sonitus!
Tickets are £10 or £7.50 concs. Under 18s free. Use the Eventbrite link and buy in advance.
To bring your own modular synthesis set-up for other people to ogle and play with, email firstname.lastname@example.org or message us here via the Sonitus FB page. There will be no entry charge for peeps bringing kit and there are 17 spaces (depending on size of machines!) but you MUST book in with us beforehand and bring your own power leads.
Hooray, scran. Lindsay Wright of the Cake Shop Bakery will be doing a pop-up cafe at the venue with a small selection of sweet and savoury treats, tea and coffee etc.
We’ll also be giving a table over to a ‘Sonic Jumble’ where you can bring along those bits of unused kit that have been gathering dust in the studio and offer them for sale. We’d advise keeping the value of things under £100 but anything studio-related is encouraged: cables/adapters/efx/
We cast the net wide with regards to our definition of a “synth meet”. Although Sonitus has a modular-synth focus, we’re not purists: we’re just as into digital techniques, hybrid systems.