Dirty Electronics – Pioneers of Electronic Music Mix by Dirty Electronics published on 2013/03/04 15:04:35 +0000 A mix of live excerpts in preparation for nonclassical’s club night Pioneers of Electronic Music, XoYo, London, 14 March, 2013. The mix also includes an excerpt from Simon Atkinson’s Four Modulations for Mutesynth II, No. 3. 1. Filthy Lady Bracknell Octet (excerpt) (featuring Hugh Davies’ Lady Bracknell) (John Richards) 2. mute_synth duo (excerpt no. 1) (John Richards) 3. Four Modulations for Mutesynth II, No. 3 (excerpt) (Simon Atkinson) 4. mute_synth duo (excerpt no. 2) (John Richards) Dirty Electronics will perform an adaption of works by British pioneers of electronic music Andrew Bentley, Hugh Davies and Richard Orton. A large-group performance will feature: Bentley’s Poor Man’s Synthesiser, a synth made using terminal ‘chocolate’ blocks, a few electronic components and a screwdriver; Davies’ Lady Bracknell, an instrument/piece made from a tin can and fishing line that is named after the character in Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Ernest; and Orton’s Kiss, originally a tape work for microphone and voice. The mouth tube, vocoder-like filer, and amplified lid clickers will also be explored in the work. Later in the evening John Richards and Stu Smith of Dirty Electronics will preview the new Mutesynth II released on Mute Records, 2013: hard-hitting angular rhythms with dotmatrix visuals.