Tape Leaders Launch Party

The Social, London.

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Tape Leaders x Synth Evolution 


Celebrating the launch of Tape Leaders and the first anniversary of Synth Evolution, we present an evening of books, films, talks and live music at The Social.


Doors open at 7 pm and for the first hour you can hear the Tape Leaders compilation that features 15 tracks of mainly unreleased early British tape and synthesizer works.


Tape Leaders author Ian Helliwell has a back catalogue of over 150 short films, and at 8pm he’ll show a selection of them that highlight his use of electronic music. The content of his films includes abstraction, direct animation, found footage, collage and documentary – all of which will be seen in this programme.


At 9pm Ian Helliwell will be in conversation with Synthesizer Evolution author Oli Freke.


Oli Freke will then close the night by performing a live techno set blending his collection of vintage synths with modern modular equipment to create an evolving mix of electronic beats, bleeps and melodies. With a nod to early Detroit and modern styles, it should get any floor moving.


Tickets are only £6 in advance.