We're launching Tape Works Vol. 1, the new experimental electronic album from "Britain's leading musique concrète performing group" (The Guardian), Langham Research Centre! Come and celebrate the launch with us behind the bookcase at The Victoria in Dalston.
Live performances from Langham Research Centre, and also special guests Arn & Hammer (duo Neil Luck and Adam de la Cour) performing semi-improvised skits fusing concrete poetry, song, sonic-objectmancy and tap dance. Plus DJ sets by BBC Radio 3 Late Junction presenter Nick Luscombe.
Tickets £5 (students) / £8 (advance) / £10 (on the door). Make the most of our new season ticket offer, guaranteeing you entry to all of our 2017/18 gigs.
Tape Works Vol. 1 takes you on a journey to discover how recent text-based works and live electronics can be interspersed with earlier tape pieces and is performed using live tape manipulation. The album is made up of two long-form works: Muffled Ciphers and The Dark Tower, inspired by JG Ballard’s most experimental novel 'The Atrocity Exhibition' and the life and work of the scientific genius Nikola Tesla.
“A kind of Radiophonic Workshop Rebel Alliance...The whole effect is genuinely psychedelic, like The Focus Group 'remixing' Berberian Sound Studio." (The Quietus)
Langham Research Centre is a collection of BBC Radio 3 producers who came together around a shared passion for rare and obsolete analogue technology and the creative possibilities these machines offer. They were described as "richly imaginative" by Alan Titchmarsh in The Radio Times.