Event Log, History, Quad Studios, Audio
Documents, Downloads, Info Leaflet
events: see Gig News page!
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!
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
Quadelectronic performances, by Chris Conway &...
1. Alan Freeman, Tim Prichard
2. Simon Ferraby, Ola Szmidt
3. Shekhar Raj Dhain
4. Night Flight
4. Okoku Araya, Simon Styring, Jim
5. Bob Bryars, Simon Ferraby, Alan
6. Victoria Bourne, Julian
Broadhurst, Shekhar Raj Dhain, Alan &
6. Steve Freeman, Tim Prichard, Simon
Styring, Jim Tetlow
2xCDR document of
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"
THE DREAM COLLECTOR
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"
On 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 QE79
you don't have the ability to download, Quadelectronic Documents can also be specially
made for you as CDR sets to order. You can pay and collect at a
Quadelectronic event, or by mail-order. Price? Options?...
1. cheapest: You can supply
blank discs (and return postage) with no cover or sleeve.
2. name your price minimum £1.25 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, (if you want a tray insert
that's another 50p). These are pretty much at cost price (i.e. discs 30p
each, cover 50p, sleeve 5p, electric and my time 10p = £1.25). Of course, the
more you pay/donate the more you help finance this essential work. If you pay
by PayPal, send money to: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
Please post any
errors/missing info &/or other links you know of to Alan: email@example.com