The Bungay Bash
Saturday 9th June 2012
1pm – 10:30pm
available from The Fisher Theatre Box Office
or from www.admusiconline.com
A mix of traditional electronic and instrumental music in the style of Vangelis, Jean Michel Jarre and Tangerine Dream with specially prepared graphics backdrops, lighting and lasers from some of Europe’s finest contemporary electronic music artists. Come and join us for a day of great electronic space music in the company of musicians and fans from the UK and around Europe.
The Bungay Bash is an annual celebration of contemporary electronic music promoted by local international record label AD Music.
The Fisher Theatre is no stranger to AD Music because the label has supported the venue since 2006, with “Code Indigo” playing a benefit concert during the Theatre’s opening celebrations and the labels has been involved in many events since then.
The first “Bungay Bash” in 2011 was a huge success with fans travelling from across the UK and Europe and it is now an annual event, introducing music fans in our region to the delights of our melodic electronic space music.
If you’re already a fan of this style of electronica or of the artists appearing, then you’ll know what to expect. If not, and as a point of reference think Vangelis, Jean Michel Jarre, Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk, Mike Oldfield etc, then why not come along and enjoy what the The Bungay Bash has to offer – an all day extravaganza of quality instrumental, electronic space music with a cool light and graphics show with occasional lasers thrown in through the smoke and haze for good measure.
Modulator ESP was created by Jez Creek in the early 1990s as an outlet to produce improvised electronic music using synthesisers, sequencers and samplers with the emphasis on sound design.
Fast forward 20 years and this enduring project is pretty much a staple part of the UK em scene. Jez is personally into a wide range of music, from ambient electronica to thrash metal via all points between, particularly if its weird or progressive. But for his own music, Jez says that it takes him away from the humdrum reality of everyday life and into new worlds of imagination that he can create himself, and his expertly crafted improvised music is testimony to his success at achieving that.
Influences includes such diverse acts as Air Sculpture, Dream Theater, IQ, Jean Michel Jarre, Radio Massacre International, Redshift, Tangerine Dream and Yes.
Michael Shipway has been making music since the late 1970’s, playing guitar in a series of punk and pop/rock bands. By the end of the 1980’s Mike had discovered synthesisers and created his first album of instrumental electronic music.
The early 1990’s saw his first three solo albums released by John Dyson’s ‘Surreal to Real’ label and a performance at the ‘UK Electronica’ festival in Sheffield, followed by a series of annual concerts until 1996.
In 1998 as a complete change from the structured arrangements he had previously composed or covered, he decided to try recording lengthy Electronic Music (EM) pieces, improvised with Steve Smith, a long time musical collaborator. These sessions went so well that they formed the duo VoLt and the Dutch based Groove label has so far released their first five albums.
Recently, Mike has completed a new solo album ‘Voyage To Venus’ as well as ‘The Three Towers’, a collaboration with guitarist Garth Jones.
Glenn Main is the Norwegian electronic music composer whose music has been likened to Jean Michel Jarre and Vangelis. His first three albums have been critically well received and his 4th “Ripples” is released by AD Music at the 2012 Bungay Bash.
Glenn has carved a niche for himself by creating well produced, melodic electronic music that clearly mirrors his influences, yet strikingly retains a totally unique style. Glenn is a prolific live performer in Norway, winning critical acclaim from fans and media alike for his concerts. Glenn will premiere his new album “Ripples” which is released at the event.
David Wright is the keyboard player and composer of space music and electronic music who founded the AD Music label in 1989 and co-founded the electronic/prog rock band Code Indigo, the electronic music duo Callisto and the new age project Trinity.
David has developed his own unique sound and style and his music is melodic, atmospheric and emotive with emphasis on mood and feel, that for reference purposes, can been likened to Kitaro, Vangelis, Tangerine Dream, Jean Michel Jarre and Mike Oldfield. His gently rhythmic style combines piano, synths and multi layered sounds and sometimes incorporate electric and acoustic guitars, violin, percussion, samples and male & female voice textures.
During a 23 years musical journey, David has become an established live performer on the em scene and his music has featured on film and TV. His large cannon of work includes many critically acclaimed albums (Dreams and Distant Moonlight, Schallwelle Awards (Gr) Best International CD of 2008 – Momentum – NAR (USA) nominated Best Ambient album 2007 and numerous other award nomination between 1995 and 2012. Guitarist Lee Morant and vocalist Carys will be performing with David for this event.