If you’re in the mood for reminiscing you can go to our archive section for last year’s programme and associated images, but we’re back on the festival tack now with our second festival taking place on 3rd, 4th and 5th July 2020.
This year we’ll be branching out into afternoon workshops and more electronic music open mic nights, as well as another roll call of grass roots talent, visual artists, environments and the Lunchtime Q&A session.
First off, we’re extremely proud to have Suzanne Ciani, ‘The Diva of the Diode’ join us to perform on the opening night of 3rd July at Band on the Wall. Suzanne is a five-time Grammy award nominated composer, electronic music pioneer, and neo-classical recording artist whose work has been featured in countless commercials, video games, and feature films. Over the course of her 40+ year career, she’s released 16 solo albums, including “Seven Waves,” “The Velocity of Love,” and most recently, her comeback quadraphonic Buchla modular synth performance recording “LIVE Quadraphonic.” She’s been recognized as Keyboard Magazine’s “New Age Keyboardist of the Year” and was inducted into the first class of Keyboard Magazine’s Hall of Fame alongside other synth luminaries, including Bob Moog, Don Buchla and Dave Smith. She’s provided the voice and sounds for Bally’s groundbreaking “Xenon” pinball machine, created Coca-Cola’s pop-and-pour sound, designed Atari’s sound logo, played concerts all over the globe, and carved out a niche as one of the most creatively successful female composers in the world. A Life in Waves, a documentary about Ciani’s life and work, debuted at SXSW in 2017 and is available to watch on all digital platforms.