---The Church of Sound---

The Church of Sound is a mostly monthly, eclectic evening of
ambient/drone/experimental/electro-acoustic/improvised/noise/weird music

It is mostly on the third Thursday of the month, except when it isn't.
The Church of Sound convenes at:

JT Soar
Aberdeen Street

map and street view (access is through grey door, seen open in this photo)

Parking is available on-street, or in the adjacent car park

Audients assemble for sonic worship at the altar of the Church of Sound
and performances are accompanied by visuals, usually provided by the performers.
Admission is £5 on the door, and performances start around 7:30pm.

Join the facebook group for all latest gig news and discussion.

Please contact Jez by email if you are interested in performing, however, please note that most slots for the year are booked by the end of the preceding year.

The Church of Sound started in 2014, a list of all line-ups so far, including those for the coming year, is at the bottom of the page. 

See this Church of Sound youtube playlist for some video of previous performances.
See the Awakenings website for ambient/electronic/space music/berlin school concerts in Rugeley.

Upcoming gigs:

18/08/22 #70: An evening of eclectic sonics with:

alan bellamy [inflected wastescape]
Defying both expectation and reality… prepare for a big warm hug from a woolly jumper with the knitting needles left in. No Bandcamp a live experience only for fans of live performance.

modulight [improv ambient]
Thereminist & multi-instrumentalist Chris Conway and electronic sound artist Jez Creek (aka Modulator ESP) come together to make ambient, electronic, space and drone music. Their diverse musical backgrounds seamlessly blend to find an atmospheric sound like no other.

yodest [industrial noisense]
Yodest is Michał Wojciechowski, a Polish artist, based in Leicester. Video creator and a 'noiseician' (someone who is interested in sound itself rather than melody). Explores the surrealistic and dark side of life with emphasis on human beliefs and superstitions. Inspired by industrial noise music.

£5 OTD, starts at 7:30pm or thereabouts, so don't be late

27/08/22 #70: An afternoon and evening of eclectic sonics with:

a collection of notes [melodic ambient]
Classic synth/ambient electronic music. The ability to create music that both incorporates and reflects the physical environment is one of principle sources of inspiration.

andromeda phase [electronic soundscapes]
Film-inspired ambient noisescapes and electronica, with psychedelic visuals, from Jez Creek (Modulator ESP) and Gavin Morrow (Grey Frequency).
www.greyfrequency.co.uk & www.modulator-esp.co.uk

peter challoner [melodic ambient]
Ambient soundscapes, textural rhythms and sequencing
www.peterchalloner.co.uk & www.peterchalloner.bandcamp.com

infinity room [dark synth]
Dark and light, melodic sample and synth driven ambience and soundscapes drizzled with occasional beats and wrapped in a veil of Cold War static.

modulator esp [experimental synth]
Modulator ESP is an adventurer in sound. He produces improvised experimental soundscapes, using synthesizers, sampling, sequencing, looping and processing to create strange worlds of sound somewhere between ambient, berlin school, drone, space music and noise.
https://modulator-esp.bandcamp.com/ & http://www.modulator-esp.co.uk/

plyci [modular ambients]
Modular electronics exploring ambient soundscapes and mechanical melodies.

Pay what you want, starts at 2pm or thereabouts, so don't be late

All line-ups: [click # for poster]


15/12/22 #74: john christian/ meson/ spiraleye
17/11/22 #73: monocollie/ raxil 4/ stereocilia
20/10/22 #72: paul harriman/ music of a cluttered mind/ theda electronic music
15/09/22 #71: nik owen jones/ masal/ yodest
27/08/22 #xc: a collection of notes/ andromeda phase/ peter challoner/ infinity room/ modulator esp/ plyci (live at x-church)
18/08/22 #70: alan bellamy/ kieran mahon/ modulight
21/07/22 #69: dregs of zen/ grey frequency/ nyogtha
16/06/22 #69: grim beeper/ tim holehouse/ rosebud postponed until 2023
19/05/22 #68: a collection of notes/ yellow6/ yumah
21/04/22 #67: duncan chapman/ gagarin/ nyogtha
17/03/22 #66: peter challoner/ nick robinson/ surfacing
17/02/22 #65: duty/ infinity room/ shelter calm


20/02/20 #64: nyogtha/ a collection of notes/ coresonic
16/01/20 #63: spandril/ theda electronic music/ blackcloudsummoner


19/12/19 #62: mother of vinegar/ modulator esp/ yoyotte
21/11/19 #61: time in antarctica/ spiraleye/ andromeda phase
17/10/19 #60: 23 hanging trees/ bias equaliser/ modulator esp
19/09/19 #59: ręppen/ bell lungs/ ninepines
22/08/19 #58: modulator esp/ approaching infinity/ peter challoner
18/07/19 #57: bywater & creek soundsmiths/ concept devices/ infinity room
20/06/19 #56: meson/ paul harriman/ a collection of notes
16/05/19 #55: stereocilia/ grey frequency/ infinity curve
18/04/19 #54: lost harbours/ the garwin project/ monocollie
21/03/19 #53: csma/ yumah/ zahn
21/02/19 #52: nyogtha/ rosebud/ blackcloudsummoner
17/01/19 #51: dark januaries/ E3 (ward & whitlan)/ plyci


20/12/18 #50: 50th birthday solstice drone jam: challoner/ creek/ morrow/ whitlan
15/11/18 #49: modulator esp/ grey frequency/ peter challoner 
18/10/18 #48: alien/ a collection of notes/ time in antarctica 
20/09/18 #47: theda electronic music/ yellow6/ yumah
15/08/18 #46: mangabros/ plyci/ blue room 
18/07/18 #45: modulator esp/ nick robinson/ infinity room
21/06/18 #44: gagarin/ memory wire/ nick jonah davis
17/05/18 #43: andy shankara bole/ hedger & creek/ bob hedger
19/04/18 #42: the garwin project/ charlie ulyatt/ andromeda phase
15/03/18 #41: infinity curve/ concept devices/ scyrynyx
22/02/18 #40: weird garden featuring: tape noise/ laugh motel/ experimental sonic machines
18/01/18 #39: spandril/ pale world/ coresonic


16/11/17 #38: modulator esp/ ten/ yumah
19/10/17 #37: triax/ meson/ plyci
21/09/17 #36: paul nagle/ peter challoner/ concept devices
20/07/17 #35: blue lily commission/ paul harriman/ chris bywater
15/06/17 #34: modulight (conway & creek)/ a drysalter/ yoyotte
18/05/17 #33: ręppen/ rosebud/ a collection of notes
20/04/17 #32: monkey trial/ yellow6/ the garwin project
16/03/17 #31: grey frequency/ nick robinson/ vostok
16/02/17 #30: bob hedger/ alien/ booth & creek
19/01/17 #29: spandril/ imboredofbastards/ andromeda phase


17/11/16 #28: apalusa/ paul harriman/ spectral breath
20/10/16 #27: monkey trial/ peter challoner/ vostok
22/09/16 #26: lost garden/ peter challoner/ modulator esp
21/07/16 #25: triax/ mooch/ concept devices
08/07/16 #24: naomi/ yuki kaneko/ nick jonah davis
16/06/16 #23: manga bros/ theda electronic music/ charlie ulyatt
19/05/16 #22: the garwin project/ infinity curve/ a collection of notes
21/04/16 #21: ręppen/ nick jonah davis/ grey frequency
17/03/16 #20: meson/ colossloth/ tape noise
18/02/16 #19: yellow6/ spandril/ vostok
21/01/16 #18: chris conway/ modulator esp/ concept devices


19/11/15 #17: inclusion principle/ orlando ferguson/ legion of swine 
15/10/15 #16: nick robinson/ the garwin project/ a collection of notes
17/09/15 #15: yellow6/ infinity curve/ grey frequency 
16/07/15 #14: quad all-stars/ altostratus/ memory wire
18/06/15 #13: malik & langley/ ajay dawid/ thin raft
21/05/15 #12: sonic weekenders v abstract noise attack!
16/04/15 #11: nick jonah davis/ tape noise/ bir
19/03/15 #10: spandril/ modulator esp/ grey frequency
22/01/15 #09: apalusa/ concept devices/ [D-C]


20/11/14 #08: lost harbours/ modulator esp/ no duty to retreat
23/10/14 #07: lost garden/ peter challoner/ vostok sputnik syndrome 30
18/09/14 #06: tch - tim holehouse/ ashtoreth/ croglin grange
24/07/14 #05: ant (andrew page & tanya byrne)/ myoptik/ sludge lord
19/06/14 #04: nacht und nebel/ tepeu y q'uq'umatz/ unune/ analoguekid
22/05/14 #03: malik & langley/ colossloth/ nick jonah davis/ dick sputnik
23/04/14 #02: modulator esp/ maurice's hotel death/ tape noise/ kay hill
26/03/14 #01: kozmonaut death trip/ apalusa/ scented poetry

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