The latest episode of The Tone Generation explores experimental (and library music in the form of Roger Roger/Cecil Leuter) music created on the Moog range of synthesisers. Don’t be expecting the usual Switched on Bach and Keith Emerson fare. As usual with The Tone Generation, its all about sharing some of the lesser known early electronic material from Ian Helliwell’s vast collection.
Music from Walter Sear, Cecil Leuter, William S. Fischer, Paul Beaver, Bernie Kraus, Andrew Rudin and Nik Raicevic.
I also want to take this opportunity to tell you about Ian Helliwell’s new film. Practical Electronica tells the story of unsung British electronic pioneer, Fred Judd. Full details at Ian’s website, but the world premiere is in Cork on the 9th of November 2011, the UK premiere is in Brighton as part of the Cinecity film festival on the 20th of November, and the London premiere is at the Barbican on the 25th of November. A very exciting Practical Electronica exhibition will open on November the 18th at the Phoenix Gallery in Brighton, bringing together machines and sounds created by Ian and used in the making of the documentary, alongside items of Fred Juddrabilia, including books, magazines and records. Together with collages, and modified television, there will be new interactive stereophonic sound generator Hellimatic, a remodelled 1960s exercise machine.