After the success of ‘Night of 1000 Patch Cables’, the JHB Modular Synth Alliance returns for another night of live improvised music inside The Bioscope.
In 1956, Louis and Bebe Barron created the original ‘music of the ancient Krell’ – 90 minutes of futuristic electronic composition that formed the soundtrack to the classic sci-fi film Forbidden Planet. Here’s an excerpt from the soundtrack: www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNKhju6Pryg.
Since that time countless modular synth artists have attempted to recreate this sound using complex techniques to generate haunting alien music that doesn’t map in any way to conventional notions of melody and structure.
Continuing this tradition, we’d like to invite you to our very own exploration of this legendary piece of electronic music history, so join us at The Bioscope on Saturday 1 Dec to hear adventurous variations on the music of the ancient Krell from:
Drinks and food are available from the venue and we will, of course, also be screening Forbidden Planet in the background throughout the night.
PS: To learn much more about the Krell patch, give this a watch: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pffHp8-EeC0&t=275s
“Louis would invent a circuit and put it together. Then we would activate the circuit: it would come to life, and we would amplify it and start to tape it. And it would produce a burst of the most glorious kind of energy and electronic activity. That would level out a little bit – go on along a plateau. And then, in a moment of glory, it died – the electronic explanation would be that it overloaded in some way. But you could hear it climaxing, and the thing then would just give out, and run down to zero. We could never get them to start up again after they died – each had a lifespan of its own.” – Bebe Barron0