is a unique event, that initially 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.
was first held on 17 June 2008, and has continued ever since as a monthly
session bash usually held on the third Tuesday of the month. The Quad Studios
venue has an open plan 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. There 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.
Ever since the 6th Quadelectronic Jim Tetlow has been archiving the
event (both audio and video). This means you can see what it's all about
instantly, if you follow the link to his synoneiro channel on YouTube where
most events #6 to #54 are documented. All recorded events are also available
to listen to, download or buy (if you wish) at quadelectronicdocuments on
Bandcamp, plus some other related releases at improquadelectronic. There are
also a few physical disc releases compiled from Quadelectronic events available
from Ultima Thule and Chris Conway's site. See Audio Documents below.
Another feature of most Quadelectronics since #8 is the Lumiere Ogbanje
liquid light show, another reason attend!
are also some other events related to Quadelectronic, like the occasional
Ambient Underground in Leicester and The Church Of Sound organized by another
Quad regular Jez Creek in Nottingham. Many of the regulars also perform in
other local experimental and electronic type bands.
ways to keep up with events include the Gig News page on this site and the
Quadelectronic group on Facebook!
joining in? Love to freak-out, open up that primordial spirit, or "let
your hair down" - then, why not come along!
If you don't want to join in, it's nice to have an audience too! So,
come along - it's free!
you? - Alan Freeman
Studios, 78 Friday Street, Leicester, LE1 3BW
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.
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
Choice Quadelectronic performances, by Chris Conway &...
Glide Alan Freeman, Tim Prichard
2. Circling Simon Ferraby, Ola Szmidt
3. Shuttlecraft Shekhar Raj Dhain
4. Night Flight Okoku Araya, Simon Styring, Jim Tetlow
5. Hovver Bob
Bryars, Simon Ferraby, Alan Freeman
6. Intergalactic Victoria Bourne, Julian Broadhurst, Shekhar Raj Dhain,
Alan Freeman, Steve Freeman, Tim Prichard, Simon Styring, Jim Tetlow
buy CDR or download
CITIES IN FLIGHT
2xCDR document of Quadelectronic 11 performances...
I Was Followed Here Myself Lucie Chapman, Jim
Tetlow, Pete Turnpenney 7'25"
2. He Watched The Flames Chris Conway, Dave
3. Frightening As People Dave Dhonau, Alan Freeman,
Steve Freeman 8'30"
4. Contaminated Citizen Baxter, Chris Conway,
Dave Dhonau 8'10"
5. Grew So Fast Mel Fernandes, Alan Freeman,
Dave Powell, Pete Turnpenney 8'00"
6. I Myself Don't Understand One Word Of It Lucie
Chapman, Steve Freeman, Jim Tetlow 7'30"
7. The Dynamic Duo Dave Dhonau, Jim Tetlow
1. Thrust The Snifter Robin Chapman, Mel
Fernandes, Pete Turnpenney 7'35"
2. Had There Been More Of Them Citizen
Baxter, Steve Freeman, Carol Leeming, Dave Powell 8'15"
3. A Pack Of Idealists Lucie Chapman, Chris
Conway, Alan Freeman 8'30"
4. Minds Like Ships Out Of Control Citizen
Baxter, Robin Chapman, Mel Fernandes, Alan Freeman 8'00"
5. Every Third Person On The Planet Chris
Conway, Carol Leeming, Jim Tetlow, Pete Turnpenney 8'15"
6. Some Incredible Fool Lucie Chapman, Dave
Dhonau, Steve Freeman 7'00"
2xCDR or download
THE DREAM COLLECTOR
Choice Quadelectronic performances, by Chris Conway &...
Dreams of the Sun Sergejs Jermolajevs, Ola Szmidt,
Jim Tetlow 7'03"
2. Dreams of Long Ago Dave Dhonau, Jim Tetlow
3. Dreams of Magic Victoria Bourne
4. Dreams of the Future Alan Freeman, James
5. Dreams of Flight and Landing Lucie
Chapman, Dave Dhonau 5'32"
6. Dreaming a Memory Julian Broadhurst, Simon
7. Dreaming In Slow Motion Dave Powell
8. Feverish Dreams Carol Leeming, Jim Tetlow,
Pete Turnpenney 8'01"
9. A Little Nightmare Jim Tetlow
10. Dreams of Heaven Victoria Bourne, Jim Tetlow 7'30"
11. When Machines Dream Victoria Bourne,
Alan Freeman, Steve Freeman, Kevin Hewick, Dave
Powell, Jim Tetlow 8'30"
12. Dreams of the Moon Victoria Bourne,
Ola Szmidt, Jim
buy CDR or download
ALTO STRATUS & FRIENDS: EYE OPENER
Choice Quadelectronic performances, by Alto Stratus (Alan
Freeman, Steve Freeman) &...
1. Alan, Steve, Dylan, Amit Dylan Menzies, Amit Patel 11'44"
Alan, Steve, James James Lynch 8'30"
Victoria, Alan, Steve Victoria Bourne
Alan, Steve, James James Lynch 8'10"
Victoria, Chris, Alan, Steve, Kevin, Dylan Victoria
Bourne, Chris Conway, Kevin Hewick, Dylan Menzies 7'14"
Dave, Alan, Steve Dave Dhonau 7'35"
Alan, Steve, Kevin, Pete Kevin Hewick, Pete
Lee, Alan, Steve Lee Allatson
CDR or download
Bandcamp you will eventually find all Quadelectronic recorded events (only a
couple were not recorded) 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.
Currently available: QE1 to QE115
download menu page
QE4: 16/9/2008 - Victoria Bourne, Chris Conway, Shekhar Raj Dhain,
Alan Freeman, Steve Freeman, Carol Leeming, Walt Shaw, Simon Styring
QE87: Andy Atyeo, Chris Conway, Alan Freeman, Steve Freeman, Les
Hayden, Matt Stone facebook
Disc purchase options: If you don't have the ability
to download, Quadelectronic Documents can also be specially made as CDR sets
You can pay and collect at a Quadelectronic event, or by mail-order.
1. cheapest: Free. You can
supply blank discs (and return postage) with no cover or sleeve. A donation
for my time/work is welcome.
2. uncased: £1.25 per single disc /
£2 per 2 disc set (supplied in a polysleeve with a colour cover) + p&p
3. cased: £1.75 per single disc / £3
per 2 disc set (with colour cover) + p&p
Printing costs and my time/work in duplication (electricity, etc.) are
impossible to quantify, so I may not actually be making anything at these
prices. You can pay/donate more if you wish, and help finance this essential
work. If you can't collect see p&p
PayPal: send to: firstname.lastname@example.org adding 10% to cover charges, or
request a PayPal invoice, or use free "Friends & Family"
Other releases featuring recordings
made at Quadelectronic events...
Approaching Infinity - TBA
Escape Route - COLUMNS OF HERAKLES
Etherwheel - THEREMIN & HURDY-GURDY
Memory Wire - ASCEND
Memory Wire - PATTERN RECOGNITION
Memory Wire - AURA
Tetlow's synoneiro YouTube channel
Chris Conway's site