Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Goldfrapp man’s in the Moog to explore

AS ONE half of the electronic music sensation Goldfrapp, the keyboard player and composer Will Gregory is one of the

AS ONE half of the electronic music sensation Goldfrapp, the keyboard player and composer Will Gregory is one of the UK’s leading advocates of using synthesizers and electronic instruments to create new sounds and reinvent old ones.

And for the past decade, as part of a group that first performed together at the 2005 Bath Festival, he has been doing just that.

The Will Gregory Moog Ensemble perform a mixture of specially composed music, transcriptions of classical works, and their own versions of music from popular culture and film scores.

Featuring Portishead’s Adrian Utley and composer Graham Fitkin, a stellar line–up of 10 musicians perform works by J S Bach, John Carpenter, Burt Bacharach, Oliver Messiaen, plus a new commission by Will Gregory, on an array of vintage instruments.

The programme also features a new clocking device specially built for the ensemble — enabling all the synths to be synced to produce music previously deemed impossible to perform live.



Now fans of all things synth have the chance to share the experience when the ensemble play the Hexagon in Reading on Sunday, June 14, at 8pm. Tickets are £17, inclusive of booking fee, available from www.readingarts.com/thehexagon/



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