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Leafcutter John

  • Brunel Goods Shed Station Approach Stroud, GL5 3AP (map)

“Alongside Aphex Twin and Bogdan Raczynski – he’s one of the UK’s most fearlessly inventive electronicists” Time Out

Beginning his own musical journey back in 1999 on Mike Paradinas’ Planet Mu Records and with a widely-varied twenty year career in electronic music, John burton is a key member of double mercury-prize nominees Polar Bear. His 5th studio album, Yes! Come Parade With Us, makes use field recordings for the Norfolk coastline and layers of modular synthesis to construct his experimental compositions. An electronics master of both modular synth and Max/MSP who over the years has self-assembled quite the collection of bespoke controllers for his musical performances, the centrepiece of John’s current live show is an arresting light-activated interface which enables a torch-controlled live performance like no other. The sounds produced are strongly related to the performer’s actions and are all produced in real-time to create an immersive audiovisual experience. He’s performed throughout Europe using the system and given talks and workshops with it at various Music and Art Schools.


Earlier Event: May 23
Later Event: May 23
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