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St John Sessions w/ Tim Hecker

Tim Hecker returns with a live performance of inspiring new material further solidifying his unique position as a contemporary master of volume and texture. The sonic intensity of his live show has been paired with an experimental light component programmed by Berlin’s MFO.

Soundcrash: Luke Vibert + U-ziq + Ceephax Acid Crew

Luke Vibert is back on Planet Mu with a new album called ‘Bizarster’. It’s his seventh full-length under his own name with others having been released on Mo Wax, Warp and most recently Hypercolour. Luke first came to prominence in 1994 with his debut Wagon Christ album

Joining Luke will be Planet Mu head Mike Paradinas AKA U-Ziq. Celebrating 20 years of Planet Mu in 2015, Mike is considered one of the leading figures in bringing Footwork over the Atlantic.

Ceephax Acid Crew needs no introduction, his distinctive sound has been punishing ear drums for over three decades. The younger brother of Squarepusher his no nonsense approach has entertained festivals and clubs across the world.

Memory Box w/ A Guy Called Gerald (Live Acid Jam)

Continuing its regular sonic memoirs of electronic music, Memory Box returns on Friday 11 December with A Guy Called Gerald doing a special “Live Acid Jam”.

“For me Live music is exactly that. Playing live for me is coming directly from me. I can’t tell you what is going to happen but expect a performance of electronic music made in real time with a nod to the past. Taste the future.” A Guy Called Gerald

Forbidden Planet, with London Modular Alliance Installation

Dir. Fred Mcleod Wilcox, Dur. 98m

In this sci-fi classic, a spacecraft travels to the distant planet Altair IV to discover the fate of a group of scientists sent there decades earlier. When Commander John J. Adams (Leslie Nielsen) and his crew arrive, they discover only two people: Dr. Morbius (Walter Pidgeon) and his daughter, Altaira (Anne Francis), who was born on the remote planet. Soon, Adams begins to uncover the mystery of what happened on Altair IV, and why Morbius and Altaira are the sole survivors.

The soundtrack for Forbidden Planet was the first entirely electronic film score, composed by Bebe and Louis Barron, the couple were considered the American pioneers in the field of electronic music. The Barron’s followed equations proposed by Norbert Wiener – in his 1948 book ‘Cybernetics: Or, Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine’ – to build electronic circuits which they manipulated to generate sounds. The sounds and patterns that came out of the circuits were unique and unpredictable because they were actually overloading the circuits until they burned out. Sounds made were never identically recreated though they tried hard to establish their signature sound for Forbidden Planet.

London Modular Alliance will kick off the evening with an installation demonstrating the sounds created in the film, so get down early to catch this.