First wave of acts announced for Norwich Sound and Vision

Norwich Sound and Vision 2104: Public Service Broadcasting. Norwich Sound and Vision 2104: Public Service Broadcasting.

Monday, June 2, 2014
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Norwich Sound and Vision organisers have announced an audio visual feast for the opening night of this year’s festival.

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Norwich Sound and Vision 2104: Radiophonic Workshop.Norwich Sound and Vision 2104: Radiophonic Workshop.

This year NS+V will run from October 9 to 11 and the first night will see a trio of acts perform at Epic Studios in Norwich.

Electronic music pioneers Public Service Broadcasting, Radiophonic Workshop, and Ulrich Schnauss will all perform at the Magdalen Street venue on NS+V’s opening night.

Stuart Hobday, venue manager at Epic Studios, said: “Epic Studios is delighted to be putting on the first headline event of Norwich Sound and Vision. The combination of these acts will create a lot of interest in music fans and is a unique and innovative event which has been specially curated by the Sound and Vision team. A great gig for Norwich to get.”

Adrian Cooke, Norwich Sound and Vision director, said: “This show is indicative of the scale and quality that we will be programming across the whole festival this year. Norwich Sound and Vision has always been about the convergence of music and visual media – and what better way to kick off this year’s event than with three amazing acts that marry these disciplines together beautifully.”

Norwich Sound and Vision 2104: Ulrich Schnauss.Norwich Sound and Vision 2104: Ulrich Schnauss.

Public Service Broadcasting (PSB) is the brainchild of London-based J.Willgoose who, along with his drumming companion Wrigglesworth, is on a quest to inform, educate and entertain audiences. PSB’s live AV transmissions see them weave samples from old public information films, archive footage and propaganda material around live drums, guitar, banjo and electronics as they teach the lessons of the past through the music of the future.

The BBC Radiophonic Workshop, founded in 1958 by Desmond Briscoe and Daphne Oram, was home to a maverick group of experimental composers, sound engineers and musical innovators, and the Workshop created the soundtrack to shows such as Horizon, Newsround, and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Now, more than 15 years after the Workshop was decommissioned, original members Peter Howell, Roger Limb, Dr Dick Mills, Paddy Kingsland and archivist Mark Ayres are back working together and enjoying a renaissance.

Mixer, remixer, producer, and DJ, Ulrich Schnauss is very much an artist in his own right.

Inspired by the alternative guitar bands of the late 80s and early 90s, as well as Acid House and early electronica, Schnauss’ aural vision became liberated by his discovery of the synthesizer. The music of Ulrich Schnauss combines multi-layered synthesizers with beats and ethereal vocals, serving as an aural escape route from the trappings of reality.

• Norwich Sound and Vision returns for it’s fifth year from October 9 to 11. The festival aims to bring three days of music, lively debate, discussion, information, advice and inspiration for anyone involved in the music, radio, TV, film and multimedia industries.

The Epic Studios NS+V gig on October 9 starts at 8pm.

Tickets for this opening show are £16 in advance or entry can be gained with a gig wristband for £35 (current early bird rate) that enables entry to all festival gigs across the weekend.

For more visit http://norwichsoundandvision.co.uk/ or follow @nsoundandvision on Twitter

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