A Thing About MachinesA Thing About Machines is a 4 day long OTHER Art Festival dedicated to local hero Delia Derbyshire exploring art and music that uses, reinterprets, reviews or renews technology invented in the past 100 years. This year’s festival was inspired by Tangerine Dream’s 1976 concert in Coventry Cathedral. So expect dirty analogue synths and strange venues to be used across the City to house all manner of amazing looking audio/visual and electronica events.

Highlights for us look set to be Janek Schaefer on Friday 25th at St Johns Church. Janek is British composer of the year, turntablist and sound artist who will be performing a brand new commission especially for A Thing About Machines using an FM transmitter and processed samples of Tangerine Dream records.
The promoters say to bring along a battery powered FM radio/boombox to fully appreciate the performance!

Saturday sees Ideation Records hit Rosie Malones with Strictly Come Mash-Up featuring a few live pa’s and dj sets from Microphyst, Babyshaker, Johnny3snares, T-toe, Kramer vs kramer vs godzilla, Arctic Sunrise bringing some Dubstep, Breaks and DNB to the table.

Sunday sees the return of Browns Clean night (about freakin time) with FROG POCKET (Planet-Mu records) and an exclusive headline set! One of the best Electronic live acts around!! Atmospheric, wild and beautiful Electronica wth live violins and multi instrumentalism featuring tracks from his two Planet-Mu released albums.

More details on all the events coming up at this amazing set of events, installations and weird bleeps and visual beeps can be found here:

A Thing About Machines Website.