Sunday 11 February 2018, 7.30pm
The third of Cafe OTO’s benefit concerts for Resonance FM this weekend.
A rare London performance by :zoviet:france:, enigmatic Newcastle-based pioneers of post-industrial electro-acoustic ambient music, whose numerous live and recorded works of "unreserved beauty" (The Wire) over 38 years have given them the status of "the ultimate cult electronic band" (Ambient Music Guide).
Plus an even rarer London performance by Ron Geesin, madcap improvising pianist, past master of musique concrète and radiophonic art, composer for John Schlesinger’s "Sunday Bloody Sunday," collector of adjustable spanners - and legendary co-composer on Pink Floyd’s "Atom Heart Mother."
Langham Research Centre is the UK's leading group devoted to authentic performances of classic electronic music. Comprising Felix Carey, Iain Chambers, Philip Tagney, and Robert Worby, LRC work with obsolete equipment including tape recorders, gramophone cartridges and sine wave oscillators, to perform authentic versions of 20th century classic electronic repertoire by John Cage, Alvin Lucier and others, as well as their own compositions. Gathering together over ten years work of work , their debut album, Tape Works, Vol. 1, is now available on the Nonclassical label as 12” vinyl, CD and cassette.