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---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, 
and it's usually on every month except August and December.

Our original venue, Lee Rosy's tea shop, on Broad Street has sadly closed as of the end of May 2018, after holding #43 at JT Soar it looks like we have found our new home: 

JT Soar
Aberdeen Street
Nottingham NG3 1JB

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

Upcoming gigs:

---15/08/18 #46---

mangabros [ballardian electro-freaks]

MANGABROS are "ballardian psycho bluesmen" hailing from South Yorkshire. Elements of electronica and post-prog bruise hips on the dance floor with fractured showtunes, orchestral and avant-garde/noise. Described as 'the bones of Burroughs and Rhinehart, ground up and snorted...'. These are 'songs' but not as we know them, Jim.

'Brave and uncompromising' - Bill Nelson 

​'...really good shit that brings back fond memories of places I’ve never been, which is something interesting music always should do...' - Jim Fairchild (Grandaddy, All Smiles, Modest Mouse)

https://mangabros.bandcamp.com/ 

plyci [generative ambient]

Plyci is a long running electronic project by Gez Ruggiero, who has been performing under this name for 11 years. It’s evolved throughout many genres of electronic music, always performed live with a strong emphasis on original designed sound. Currently he’s known for performing evolving ambient/industrial sets on modular synthesisers, often improvised and utilising techniques rooted in West Coast Synthesis. This will be his first outing since completing his new album 'Sŵn'. 

http://plyci.bandcamp.com 

blue room [tapes & vocals]

Blue Room is a live collaboration between sound artists Yumah and Grey Frequency. Yumah produces beguiling vocal soundscapes, summoning the ghosts of lost and lonely highways, abandoned buildings and endless horizons - one voice, one looper pedal. Using cassette loops and effects pedals Grey Frequency creates an atmospheric blend of ambient drones, found sounds and abstract musical passages. Blue Room combines these two disparate styles into a cohesive whole.

https://yumah.bandcamp.com 

https://greyfrequency.bandcamp.com 

All line-ups: [click # for poster]

---2018---

20/12/19 #50: 50th birthday/ solstice drone jam
15/11/18 #49: modulator esp/ grey frequency/ peter challoner 
18/10/18 #48: ten/ thomas ragsdale/ alien 
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

---2017---

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

---2016---

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

---2015---

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]

---2014---

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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