Apollo 50: Public Service Broadcasting, The Radiophonic Workshop, A Love from Outer Space, The Bowie Lounge
Apollo 50 is an event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing at the iconic Goonhilly satellite communications site based on Cornwall’s Lizard peninsula.. The one-off special event will celebrate this monumental anniversary of history with an educational and entertaining day of music, science, art, and culture.
This is where in 1969 “Arthur”, Once the largest satellite dish in the world, built for the Telstar launches that signalled the dawning of the space age and named after King Arthur beamed images of the 1969 moon landing to millions of homes.
The site was even mentioned in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, when its dishes failed to detect the Vogon invasion that ultimately led to the end of the world. Once the largest satellite earth station in the world, its visitor centre attracted around 80,000 visitors a year.
This special one-off event will not be one to miss….
For more information visit: apollo50.co.uk/
London-based, retro-obsessed group perform wobbly electronics, tight heavy guitar workouts and live drums overlayed with kitsch audio samples mixed in from screened public information films.
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Founded in 1958 by Desmond Briscoe and Daphne Oram, the BBC Radiophonic Workshop was home to a maverick group of experimental composers, sound engineers and musical innovators. In a series of small studios within the labyrinthine corridors of the BBC Maida Vale complex, the Workshop explored new ways of using - and abusing - sound.
Drawing on the principles of musique concréte, found sounds, early electronics, oscillators, handmade synths and tape loops the Workshop created the other-worldly soundtrack to some of BBC television and radio’s most iconic programs: The Body in Question, Horizon, Quatermass, Newsround, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Chronicle and Delia Darbyshire’s iconic Doctor Who Theme - still the high water mark for British electronic music nearly 50 years after it was recorded.
The influence of the Radiophonic Workshop on popular music has been profound. From The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd through to many of today's most successful electronic artists and DJs (who have ensured the RWS albums are amongst the world’s most sampled recorded works) - the Workshop’s legacy continues to grow as new generations of musicians discover their rich catalogue of recorded works.
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The brainchild of Lord Sabre himself, Andrew Weatherall along with his longtime collaborator and friend Sean Johnston, A Love from Outer Space is something very special indeed. Originally run as a bi-monthly club night at a tiny, very sweaty room in North London, the night was designed to buck the trend and set out a different musical philosophy than could be found in most clubs across the country. A heady mix of dub, disco, proto-house, Krautrock, post punk and electronic oddities with the bpms never consciously exceeding 120 to create a hypnotic, intense and ultimately refreshing aural experience.
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An artistic response to the work of David Bowie in music, word, dance and art. Taking the late-60’s Beckenham ‘Arts Labs’ which David was involved in as their inspiration, the Bowie Lounge perform a selection of his songs combined with readings, poetry, dance and live painting and photography. The result is a unique celebration of a man who inspired so many people over the years, performed by a company of exceptional Cornish-based musicians and artists.
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