Thursday 5 October 2017, 7.30pm
Two pioneers of German electronic music present music from their new album, Krautwerk.
Harald Grosskopf was the first drummer and percussionist in the world of electronic music who accompanied electronically-generated melody and basslines on drums. In the late 70’s he took to an apartment with his Minimoog and recorded one of the pioneering synth scores to be tagged kosmische, Synthesist, a mind bending journey through undulating rhythmic trippy sonic-scapes, way before Underworld’s slippy 90’s synth-scrapers.
“Synthesist offers a complex array of feelings and settings, but it flows together and feels complete. Throughout, is a sense of joy, wonder, and playful exploration, even when the music leans dark" Best New Reissue, Pitchfork
Harald has lined up in many legendary German Krautrock acts, making his name when playing drums for the art rock band Wallstein, while during that same period he met Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze and Manuel Göttsching's Ash Ra Tempel.
Eberhard Kranemann is an innovator in audiovisual art. Kranemann cofounded the electronic bands Kraftwerk, Neu and Pissoff. Throughout his career Kranemann pursues the origination of new worlds perceived and expressed through the unfamiliar and preternatural, challenging the conventional boundaries between art, sound and performance.
Graham Dunning is self-taught as an artist and musician having studied neither discipline academically. His work explores sound as texture, timbre and something tactile, drawing on bedroom production, tinkering and recycling found objects. He has performed solo and in ensembles across the UK, and Europe, and shown solo sound installations in the UK, New Zealand and USA. He teaches Experimental Sound Art at the Mary Ward Centre in London and also gives various independent workshops. Dunning has released through Entr’acte, Seagrave, Tombed Visions and more.