What happens when you mix what is - arguably - the world's most interesting record company, with an anarchist manic-depressive rock music historian polymath, and a method of dissemination which means that a daily rock-music magazine can be almost instantaneous?

Most of this blog is related in some way to the music, books and films produced by Gonzo Multimedia, but the editor has a grasshopper mind and so also writes about all sorts of cultural issues which interest him, and which he hopes will interest you as well.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Robert Wyatt at Sounds New Festival, at University of Kent, Canterbury

A celebration of Canterbury scene legend Robert Wyatt will take centre stage at this year’s Sounds New Festival.
Robert Wyatt
The week-long event, which starts on Friday, May 2, sets out to win new audiences to contemporary music.
This year’s headline event sees several musicians collaborate on a recomposition of Wyatt’s Cuckooland album.
While the 69-year-old former Soft Machine drummer and singer himself will not appear at the festival, with his permission the acclaimed Brodsky Quartet and vocalist Elaine Mitchener will work alongside arranger Tony Hymas, with live laptop sampling from Matt Wright.
Soft Machine, along with Pink Floyd, transformed the late 1960s psychedelic scene in the UK into something more lasting. From the mid-1970s onwards, Wyatt concentrated on solo recordings. He enjoyed two chart hits with I’m a Believer in 1974, and Falklands War indictment Shipbuilding in 1983, written by Elvis Costello.

No comments:

Post a Comment


Copyright 2010 The Gonzo Daily.

Theme by WordpressCenter.com.
Blogger Template by Beta Templates.