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Quadelectronic

Event Log, History, Quad Studios, Audio Documents, Downloads, Info Leaflet

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History

Continuum at the Musician - click to view full size picture. Endgame at the Musician - click to view full size picture.Triax at Bambu, 2007 - click to view full size picture

Quadelectronic is a unique event, that intitially grew from gigs organised by Chris Conway at The Musician in 2004 to 2006, then our "Impromptu Electronic" sessions at Bambu in 2007-8, involving local musicians from Chris Conway improv projects: The Planet Scanners and Continuum, along with projects involving the Freeman brothers (owners of the Ultima Thule Record Shop) Alto Stratus, Endgame, Extremities and Triax. Other musicians also joined-in on some of these sessions, and many other ad-hoc combinations were created like the Scanner Game and Escape Route live projects.

Quadelectronic is a monthly session bash usually held on the third Tuesday of the month. The venue is Quad Studios, with a stage area in the large lobby (it used to be a factory/mill at one time) with a good PA and lots of room.

Quadelectronic is hosted by Chris Conway (well-known local musician) & Bob Bryars (Quad Studios). It's an improv, jam, workshop event for those that love to experiment and interact in free improvisation. Naturally, the key focus is electronics, although other instruments extensively feature. Performances have ranged from free-form chaos to space-rock to cosmic jazz, to pure synthesizer or avant-garde electronics. Threre are no rules really (except that few of us tend to get on with techno/trance/dance stuff). It's probably best to get a feel for what Quadelectronic is about first. Musicians and non-musicians of all types are welcome.

You can see what it's all about instantly, if you click on any of the YouTube links in the event log.
You can also stay informed by joining the Quadelectronic group on Facebook!

Fancy joining in? Love to freak-out, open up that primordial spirit, or "let your hair down" - then, why not come along! More info: Chris Conway's site facebook

If you don't want to join in, it's nice to have an audience too! So, come along - it's free!

See you? - Alan Freeman

Alan Freeman at Quadelectronic 1: 17 June 2008 - click to view full size picture

Quad Studios

Quad Studios, 78 Friday Street, Leicester, LE1 3BW

Great space, and Rob's a friendly helpful guy. One drawback though, Quad doesn't have a licensed bar. Also, as it's an industrial area there are no shops in the immediate vicinity. So it's best to plan ahead and bring your own booze. There is a kind of kiosk/café where cheap refreshments (pop, coffee, snacks) are available! Quad is at the far end of Friday Street, and you can see the sign from the bridge on St. Margaret's Way. The best route by car is to get into Sanvey Gate, turn into Craven Street, and right into Friday Street. Pedestrians: cross Burleys Way (opposite Abbey Street & St. Margaret's bus station) and go down St. John Street, left a little and then right down Watling Street, and turn right at the end.

part of the comfy lobby area click to zoom

Apparently their studios are excellent too, with some high quality and well soundproofed rehearsal rooms, experienced technicians, and instruments available, etc., all at reasonable rates.
For more info follow this Quad Studios link to their snazzy web site! Or phone: (0116) 251 2516

Audio Documents

ELECTRONIC FLIGHTS
Choice Quadelectronic performances, by Chris Conway &...

1. Glide
1.
Alan Freeman, Tim Prichard - from QE6
2. Circling
2.
Simon Ferraby, Ola Szmidt - from QE6
3. Shuttlecraft
3.
Shekhar Raj Dhain
4. Night Flight
4.
Okoku Araya, Simon Styring, Jim Tetlow - from QE5
5. Hovver
5.
Bob Bryars, Simon Ferraby, Alan Freeman
6. Intergalactic
6.
Victoria Bourne, Julian Broadhurst, Shekhar Raj Dhain, Alan &
6. Steve Freeman, Tim Prichard, Simon Styring, Jim Tetlow - from QE6

Electronic Flights

CITIES IN FLIGHT
2xCDR document of Quadelectronic 11...

1. I Was Followed Here Myself 7'25"
2. He Watched The Flames 7'20"
3. Frightening As People 8'30"
4. Contaminated 8'10"
5. Grew So Fast 8'00"
6. I Myself Don't Understand One Word Of It 7'30"
7. The Dynamic Duo 6'20"
1. Thrust The Snifter 7'35"
2. Had There Been More Of Them 8'15"
3. A Pack Of Idealists 8'30"
4. Minds Like Ships Out Of Control 8'00"
5. Every Third Person On The Planet 8'15"
6. Some Incredible Fool 7'00"

Cities In Flight

THE DREAM COLLECTOR
Choice Quadelectronic performances, by Chris Conway +.

1. Dreams of the Sun QE8 - 7'03"
2. Dreams of Long Ago QE16 - 9'30"
3. Dreams of Magic QE14 - 4'17"
4. Dreams of the Future QE14 – 4'19"
5. Dreams of Flight and Landing QE9 – 5'32"
6. Dreaming a Memory QE12 – 2'44"
7. Dreaming In Slow Motion QE11 – 3'47"
8. Feverish Dreams QE11 – 8'01"
9. A Little Nightmare QE14 – 3'06"
10. Dreams of Heaven QE16 – 7'30"
11. When Machines Dream QE15 – 8'30"
12. Dreams of the Moon QE? – 3'16"

The Dream Collector

QUADELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS

Here you will find all recorded events with  name your price download, available as mp3, flac, wav (and many other formats) with high quality remastered audio. All come with a front cover to print, a text file and a selection of photos from the event.

If you don't have the ability to download, these will also be available as CDR sets to collect or by mail-order.
Price? You can supply blank discs and return postage. Or, I can supply as name your price minimum £1 per 2 x Disc set and you'll get it in a polysleeve with a cover too! If you prefer cases, 2CD cases cost 50p, and there's an additional insert to print. Of course, the more you pay/donate the more you help finance this essential work. If you pay by PayPal (utle2uk@btconnect.com), add 10% to cover their charges, or use the free "Friends & Family" method. You can collect them here or pick them up at a Quadelectronic, or if you can't collect then p&p rates are 2 units uncased, 3 units cased. see p&p

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Please post any errors/missing info &/or other links you know of to Alan: utle2uk@btconnect.com

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