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Sound Check: REMIX Event

Saturday 27th November

Sonic: Adventures in Audio

Whilst the Sonic: Adventures in Audio and Boom: Experiments in Sound exhibitions continue until 5 December. This Saturday 27th November, the Science and Media Museum in Bradford are hosting a special event. Sound Check: REMIX will be a day/evening of sound-related demos, performances, talks and more – some family-focussed, some more grown up: 
For Adults

Daphne Oram

14:30 (Duration 45 mins)
Sarah Angliss, musician, composer and robotic engineer, will talk about her research into the work of Daphne Oram (1925–2003) - co-founder of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop and maker of the Oramics machine, which is currently on display as part of the exhibition.
(additional free ticket required in addition to the general museum entrance ticket)

Fairlight CMI: Old Sounds, New Voices

16:30 (Duration 60 mins)
The Fairlight Computer Musical Instrument is a legendary synthesizer, sampler and workstation, an example of which is currently on display in our exhibition Sonic: Adventures in Audio. From Kate Bush to Pet Shop Boys, Peter Gabriel to Prince, the Fairlight was the sound of the 1980s—and beyond.

Join us for a rare opportunity to see and hear the mighty Fairlight in action—demonstrated by the UK’s leading Fairlight expert, Rob Puricelli—plus a conversation with Fairlight users, researchers, curators and fans.
(additional free ticket required in addition to the general museum entrance ticket)

Sisters with Transistors Film (PG) + panel discussion

18:30  (Film duration 86 mins + 45 mins panel discussion)
This documentary film is a heartfelt sonic and visual tribute to the unsung heroines of electronic music, from Clara Rockwell to Laurie Spiegel. It tells the story of the genre’s female pioneers - composers who embraced machines and their liberating technologies to utterly transform how we produce and listen to music today. Narrated by Laurie Anderson.

Following the screening of this landmark documentary, there will be a panel discussion with women currently working in sound and music.
Tickets for this event are available at the special price of £5 (concessions £3).

Due to Covid capacity restrictions, booking is essential.
Visit the website to book free museum admission for Saturday 27 November and you will also be given the option to add the above Sound Check: Remix events to your basket.

For Families

  • School of Noise: A hands-on workshop where you’ll get the chance to create, record and edit sounds to make music (additional free ticket required)
  • Guided tours of our fabulous exhibitions Sonic: Adventures in Audio and Boom: Experiments in Sound
  • Live music performances from local young musicians and sound artists
  • Demonstration from musician, composer and robotic engineer Sarah Angliss
  • The above activities are suitable for families with children aged 8+.

Open 10:00 to 17:00
See website for details.

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