Coventry New Cathedral 

 5th May 2017

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Sonic Boom. aka Pete Kember. also known as the singer-guitarist in the legendary hypno-drone unit Spocemen 3. While attending art college Kember teamed with Jason Pierce to form Spacemen 3. recording a demo tape in 198ó: after signing to Gloss Records. the group recorded their debut LP Sound of Confusion. for which Kember adopted the name Peter Gunn. By the time of their follow-up EP Walkin' with Jesus. he had rechristened himself Sonic Boom.

 

Sonic Boom was also the driving force behind the Experimental Audio Research project. a loose configuration of musicians which included My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields. Both the Spectrum and Sonic Boom projects have existed in parallel. and recordings under both names occasionally only feature Kember. Kember has also played and collaborated with Stereolob and Yo Lo Tengo.

In the mid l9ó0s British born engineer, inventor and musician Peter Zinovieff was in Unit Delta Plus with BBC Radiophonic members Brian Hodgson and Delio Derbyshire. Based in Peter‘s London studio, their intention was to create and promote electronic music, which they did at experimental and electronic music festivals including performances at the Windmill Theatre and The Poundhouse. MUSYS, on analogue-digital performance system, gave birth to the legendary British synthesizer company, Electronic Music Studio {EMS).

Since their formation, the products produced by EMS have been used to create some of the most ground breaking music of the late 20th and early 21st century. Users include Pink Floyd, Kraftwerk, The Who, Brian Eno, David Bowie, Jean-Michel Jarre and Aphex Twin, to name but a very small number.

Northern Ireland born Hannah Peel is a singer-song writer, multi-instrum entalist electronic composer now based in London.

A member of The Magnetic North, her recent collaborations include Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve (aka Erol Alkan & Richard Norris) and John Foxx and the Maths. She has also been composing under her new synth-based alter-ego Mary Casio with an experimental piece combining analogue electronics and a 33-piece colliery brass band.

 

Although modestly she shies away from any comparison, it‘s little wonder The Observer recently described Peel as ‘a latter day Delia Derbyshire’.

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Howlround create recordings and performances entirely from manipulating natural acoustic sounds on vintage reel-to-reel tape machines, with additional reverb or electronic effects strictly forbidden. In an age where one can create all manner of electronic music with a simple swipe of a mouse, Howlround prove not only how much fun is to be had in making things complicated again, but conversely just how little effort is sometimes needed to create a genuinely      uncanny  and  beguiling  world      of  sound.

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Jonny Trunk is an English writer, broadcaster, DJ, producer and owner and founder of Trunk Records. Trunk Records is a British label that specialises  in film, library and early electronic releases. At Deliaphonic 2017 Jonny presented 'Circle of Light' a 32 minutes colour film shot in 1972 by Anthony Roland, featuring the photography of Pamela Bone and a groundbreaking soundtrack by Delia Derbyshire and Elsa Stansfield. Trunk Records released the soundtrack to 'Circle of Light'

Indian born Jerry Dammers is best known for being the founder member. primary songwriter and keyboard player with The Specials. Educated in Coventry. he formed the 2 Tone record label. which helped develop the SKA revival of the 1970s and 1980s.

Jerry went on to became an anti-apartheid campaigner. famously writing the song Free Nelson Mandela. In 200ó Jerry formed the music ensemble The Spatial AKA Orchestra. A project that encompasses many different influences. proving that he continues to challenge music conventions. Tonight. Jerry will be performing an exclusive DJ set. playing ambient and electronic "library music". including some by Delia Derbyshire.