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---The Church of Sound---

The Church of Sound is a mostly monthly, eclectic evening of
ambient/drone/experimental/electro-acoustic/improvised/noise/weird music

It is mostly on the third Thursday of the month, except when it isn't.
The Church of Sound convenes at:

JT Soar
Aberdeen Street
Nottingham 
NG3 1JB

map and street view (access is through grey door, seen open in this photo)

Parking is available on-street, or in the adjacent car park

Audients assemble for sonic worship at the altar of the Church of Sound
and performances are accompanied by visuals, usually provided by the performers.
Admission is £5 on the door, and performances start around 7:30pm.

Join the facebook group for all latest gig news and discussion.

Please contact Jez by email if you are interested in performing, however, please note that most slots for the year are booked by the end of the preceding year.

The Church of Sound started in 2014, a list of all line-ups so far, including those for the coming year, is at the bottom of the page. 

See this Church of Sound youtube playlist for video of previous performances.
See the Awakenings website for ambient/electronic/space music/berlin school concerts in Rugeley.

Upcoming gigs:

18/04/19 #54

lost harbours [psych folk]

Lost Harbours hail from Southend-on-Sea and have been performing since 2007 around the UK; they play with an eclectic collection of influences, but mainly draw upon the dark, mysterious and occasional beautiful elements of nature and the human condition. Their music has been described as psych-folk, strange and forbidding, sorrowful and 'present day avant-garde blend of post-modern orchestration and Gregorian chant.'

Lost Harbours last played at COS #8 in 2014 - https://youtu.be/e8QMJQRWynI 

https://lostharbours.bandcamp.com/ 

the garwin project [retro soundscapes]

The Garwin Project’s improvised sequencer-based retro soundscape morphs and shifts from laid-back trippy ambient to trance-ish psychedelia and back. 
https://youtu.be/tEL8ciKyTHw 
www.thegarwinproject.com 

monocollie [tapes & tropes]

Monocollie is the project of JT Soar mastermind Phil Booth, this will be the project's live debut.

16/05/19 #55

stereocilia [loop guitar]

Stereocilia is Bristol based guitarist and composer, John Scott. John uses his guitar, analog synths and live looping techniques to create dense, rich layers of sound. His live show is centered around a visual backdrop he has created, with the improvisation acting as a live soundtrack. Over the past 10 years John has performed all over the UK and Europe with various projects. He has also presented work for live radio broadcasts, and regularly composes for Short Film. He has also performed in three of Rhys Chatham’s 100 piece guitar Orchestras.

https://stereocilia.bandcamp.com/music 
https://youtu.be/BBKHe7iErFs 
http://youtu.be/KkfsyVaruM8 
https://youtu.be/PdLmoz6lC1I

grey frequency [lo-fi drone]

is Gavin Morrow from Nottingham, he makes lo-fi droney ambient soundscapes using tape recordings, home-made instruments and effects

www.greyfrequency.co.uk 
www.greyfrequency.bandcamp.com 

infinity curve [space ambients]

improvised ambient space music from duo of jez creek (modulator esp) and peter challoner

https://youtu.be/fDjKfqQz5zM 
https://youtu.be/ZxudtsJH0wE 
https://youtu.be/VDf6t6hd8Ik 

All line-ups: [click # for poster]

---2019---

19/12/19 #62: mother of vinegar/ elbrus/ yoyotte
21/11/19 #61: modulator esp/ time in antarctica/ spiraleye
17/10/19 #60: ayusp/ 23 hanging trees/ bias equaliser
19/09/19 #59: ręppen/ bell lungs/ ninepines
22/08/19 #58: peter challoner/ andromeda phase/ approaching infinity
18/07/19 #57: bywater & creek soundsmiths/ concept devices/ infinity room
20/06/19 #56: meson/ paul harriman/ theda electronic music
16/05/19 #55: stereocilia/ grey frequency/ infinity curve
18/04/19 #54: lost harbours/ the garwin project/ monocollie
21/03/19 #53: csma/ yumah/ zahn
21/02/19 #52: nyogtha/ rosebud/ blackcloudsummoner
17/01/19 #51: dark januaries/ E3 (ward & whitlan)/ plyci

---2018---

20/12/18 #50: 50th birthday solstice drone jam: challoner/ creek/ morrow/ whitlan
15/11/18 #49: modulator esp/ grey frequency/ peter challoner 
18/10/18 #48: alien/ a collection of notes/ time in antarctica 
20/09/18 #47: theda electronic music/ yellow6/ yumah
15/08/18 #46: mangabros/ plyci/ blue room 
18/07/18 #45: modulator esp/ nick robinson/ infinity room
21/06/18 #44: gagarin/ memory wire/ nick jonah davis
17/05/18 #43: andy shankara bole/ hedger & creek/ bob hedger
19/04/18 #42: the garwin project/ charlie ulyatt/ andromeda phase
15/03/18 #41: infinity curve/ concept devices/ scyrynyx
22/02/18 #40: weird garden featuring: tape noise/ laugh motel/ experimental sonic machines
18/01/18 #39: spandril/ pale world/ coresonic

---2017---

16/11/17 #38: modulator esp/ ten/ yumah
19/10/17 #37: triax/ meson/ plyci
21/09/17 #36: paul nagle/ peter challoner/ concept devices
20/07/17 #35: blue lily commission/ paul harriman/ chris bywater
15/06/17 #34: modulight (conway & creek)/ a drysalter/ yoyotte
18/05/17 #33: ręppen/ rosebud/ a collection of notes
20/04/17 #32: monkey trial/ yellow6/ the garwin project
16/03/17 #31: grey frequency/ nick robinson/ vostok
16/02/17 #30: bob hedger/ alien/ booth & creek
19/01/17 #29: spandril/ imboredofbastards/ andromeda phase

---2016---

17/11/16 #28: apalusa/ paul harriman/ spectral breath
20/10/16 #27: monkey trial/ peter challoner/ vostok
22/09/16 #26: lost garden/ peter challoner/ modulator esp
21/07/16 #25: triax/ mooch/ concept devices
08/07/16 #24: naomi/ yuki kaneko/ nick jonah davis
16/06/16 #23: manga bros/ theda electronic music/ charlie ulyatt
19/05/16 #22: the garwin project/ infinity curve/ a collection of notes
21/04/16 #21: ręppen/ nick jonah davis/ grey frequency
17/03/16 #20: meson/ colossloth/ tape noise
18/02/16 #19: yellow6/ spandril/ vostok
21/01/16 #18: chris conway/ modulator esp/ concept devices

---2015---

19/11/15 #17: inclusion principle/ orlando ferguson/ legion of swine 
15/10/15 #16: nick robinson/ the garwin project/ a collection of notes
17/09/15 #15: yellow6/ infinity curve/ grey frequency 
16/07/15 #14: quad all-stars/ altostratus/ memory wire
18/06/15 #13: malik & langley/ ajay dawid/ thin raft
21/05/15 #12: sonic weekenders v abstract noise attack!
16/04/15 #11: nick jonah davis/ tape noise/ bir
19/03/15 #10: spandril/ modulator esp/ grey frequency
22/01/15 #09: apalusa/ concept devices/ [D-C]

---2014---

20/11/14 #08: lost harbours/ modulator esp/ no duty to retreat
23/10/14 #07: lost garden/ peter challoner/ vostok sputnik syndrome 30
18/09/14 #06: tch - tim holehouse/ ashtoreth/ croglin grange
24/07/14 #05: ant (andrew page & tanya byrne)/ myoptik/ sludge lord
19/06/14 #04: nacht und nebel/ tepeu y q'uq'umatz/ unune/ analoguekid
22/05/14 #03: malik & langley/ colossloth/ nick jonah davis/ dick sputnik
23/04/14 #02: modulator esp/ maurice's hotel death/ tape noise/ kay hill
26/03/14 #01: kozmonaut death trip/ apalusa/ scented poetry

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