17/01/19 #51: dark januaries/ E3 (ward & whitlan)/ plyci 21/02/19 #52: nyogtha/ rosebud/ blackcloudsummoner 21/03/19 #53: csma/ yumah/ zahn 18/04/19 #54: lost harbours/ the garwin project/ monocollie 16/05/19 #55: stereocilia/ grey frequency/ infinity curve 20/06/19 #56: meson/ paul harriman/ theda electronic music 18/07/19 #57: bywater & creek sonicsmiths inc/ concept devices/ infinity room 22/08/19 #58: modulator esp/ peter challoner/ approaching infinity 19/09/19 #59: ræppen/ bell lungs/ ninepins 17/10/19 #60: ayusp/ 23 hanging trees/ bias equaliser 21/11/19 #61: time in antarctica/ spiraleye/ andromeda phase 19/12/19 #62: mother of vinegar/ elbrus/ yoyotte
The Church of Sound convenes at: JT Soar Aberdeen Street Nottingham NG3 1JB map and street view (access is through grey door, seen open in this photo) Parking is available on-street, or in the adjacent car park Audients assemble for sonic worship at the altar of the Church of Sound and performances are accompanied by visuals, usually provided by the performers. Admission is £5 on the door, and performances start around 7:30pm. Join the facebook group for all latest gig news and discussion.
17/01/19 #51: dark januaries [sound art] Dark Januaries: is a 16-year personal documentary project between composers /musicians Duncan Chapman and Isabel Jones. In 1996 Isabel and Duncan both joined the collaborative contemporary music group Ensemble 8. Both became audio mulch enthusiasts. In 2003 ensemble 8 became rocky and to salvage something of its spirit Isabel came up with an idea based on meeting once a year in January to make 1 track, which after 8 years would result in an album called 8 Dark Januaries. The band did break up but Duncan and Isabel continued and began their personal documentary project ‘Dark Januaries’, which has long surpassed 8 years! soundcloud.com/dark-januarys
E3 [improv soundscapes] New improvisation project formed by UK EM old masters Paul Ward (looped mellotron) and Stephan Whitlan (modular)
plyci [modular ambients] Plyci is a long running electronic project by Gez Ruggiero, who has been performing under this name for 11 years. It’s evolved throughout many genres of electronic music, always performed live with a strong emphasis on original designed sound. Currently he’s known for performing evolving ambient/industrial sets on modular synthesisers, often improvised and utilising techniques rooted in West Coast Synthesis. plyci.bandcamp.com
21/02/19 #52: nyogtha [doomdrone] A Reading based trio, with guitars and vocals, established in the Winter of 2007 now featuring a live percussionist for the first time. Hallucinogenic ambient Doomgaze, sorrowful shrieking from the depths of the void. nyogtha.bandcamp.com/
rosebud [dark electronica] Heavily improvised electronics. Noise. Visuals. Post-situationist BEATS. Wails. HOWLS. Drone with teeth. Dub with nails. PERSONNEL: DRKMT / LeGorilleHurlant / the ORANGULON Worcester. UK. rosebudnoise.bandcamp.com/
blackcloudsummoner [bliss noise] Blissnoise, Anti-Anxiety Drone, Electricity & Infinity. For fans of the sound of tabletop synthesisers meditating, vast neon columns of purple light & otherworldly ambience blackcloudsummoner.bandcamp.com/
Once described as "Tangerine Dream without the boring bits", CSMA update synth music with modern equipment and modern sensibilities. Stuart Russell & Chrissie Caulfield, both experienced performers and composers, come together with a large collection of modern synthesizers and drum machines to create intricate rhythms and complex loops of shimmering, sometimes dark, sometimes light soundscapes! They have albums available on csma.bandcamp.com including one recorded live - which is always the best way to experience this music.
yumah [vocal looping]
Yumah blends vocal sounds into enchanting ambient soundscapes, recreating aural memories of forgotten places. yumah.bandcamp.com/
zahn [psych drone]
ZAHN = ELECTRIC GUITAR/ KEYBOARDS/ SYNTHESIZER/ ELECTRONIC EFFECTS/ SAMPLES/ BEATS = LO-FI/ EXPERIMENTAL SOUNDSCAPE/ RETRO-FUTURE = MOTO-TRONIC EVENTS IN SOUND.
18/04/19 #54: lost harbours [psych folk] Lost Harbours hail from Southend-on-Sea and have been performing since 2007 around the UK; they play with an eclectic collection of influences, but mainly draw upon the dark, mysterious and occasional beautiful elements of nature and the human condition. Their music has been described as psych-folk, strange and forbidding, sorrowful and 'present day avant-garde blend of post-modern orchestration and Gregorian chant.' Lost Harbours last played at COS #8 in 2014 - lostharbours.bandcamp.com/
the garwin project [retro soundscapes] The Garwin Project’s improvised sequencer-based retro soundscape morphs and shifts from laid-back trippy ambient to trance-ish psychedelia and back. www.thegarwinproject.com
monocollie [tapes & tropes] Monocollie is the project of JT Soar mastermind Phil Booth, this will be the project's live debut.
Improvising duo of Chris Bywater and Jez Creek, this will be their first performance. Anything can happen and it probably will!
Chris Bywater, is the Bradford based co-leader of Aquarius Records favourite genre defying group Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere. Chris also works as part of Bradford Scratch Orchestra, Juxtavoices antichoir and other projects include Uncommons #3 at Cliffe Castle Museum and appearing as a guest of The Old Police House Collective performing a live soundtrack to Fritz Lang's Metropolis at Newcastle Cathedral.
Jez Creek is the organiser of COS, who performs solo as Modulator ESP, he is an adventurer in sound, he produces improvised experimental soundscapes, using synthesizers, sampling, sequencing, looping and processing to create strange worlds of sound somewhere between ambient, berlin school, drone, space music and noise. modulator-esp.bandcamp.com/
concept devices [analogue drift]
Releasing Rubik blocks of melodic sound from inside carbon formations. Single cubes, escaping at random intervals and frantically attaching themselves to their counterparts. A monochromatic chasm of density to eventually die in the darkness of time and space. conceptdevices.bandcamp.com/
infinity room [dark synth]
The Nottingham duo of Chris Bicknell and Jez Shearing infuse their sample and synth driven sound with the dystopian paranoia of the Cold War to create a rhythmic, darkly ambient soundscape of melodic atmosphere.