Shoreditch’s Ace Hotel will host a series of residencies in August with the Moog Sound Lab studio.
Experimental rock legend Keiji Haino, Fuck Buttons offshoot Blanck Mass and DJ Andy Blake are among the artists who’ll spend four days and nights creating music in the studio ahead of live performances of their creations in the hotel’s basement venue.
The compositions will be produced under the influence of one of Brion Gysin’s Dream Machines, a device created by the pioneer of the literary “cut-up” to produce trippy visual effects. The travelling studio, which is in the UK for a year following its launch on Record Store Day, contains one of only two existing re-engineered 1970s System 55 modular synthesizers, plus an original Taurus Bass Pedal unit, a modern polyphonic Voyager and Phatties tower racks, as The Wire reports.
Dave Colohan of United Bible Studies, Steven Stapleton of Nurse With Wound, artist-directors Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard and visual artist Mark Titchner are also joining in the fun. The public performances will happen between August 5-29.
Meanwhile the Barbican host its own Moog celebrations in July with performances from The Will Gregory Moog Ensemble, Charlemagne Palestine and more.