• Soundtrack 1.0 / A Clockwork Orange // Massa Circles / Vinna Bee / Surreal Kinnock

  • Sat, 13-07-2019 at 20:00
  • The Andrew Buchan Bar
    29 Albany Road
    CF24 3LH Cardiff
Soundtrack 1.0 / A Clockwork Orange // Massa Circles / Vinna Bee / Surreal Kinnock - The Andrew Buchan Bar - Cardiff

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE / SYNTH NIGHT We present an evening of live music in homage to the film A Clockwork Orange and especially the electronic synth soundtrack of Wendy Carlos.A Moloko Plus & some of the ol' LudwigVan, come viddy the delights! MASSA CIRCLES Moog masters / VINNA BEE devotchka angel / SURREAL KINNOCK droogs A real Horrorshow! +.Updates:8 May - Musicians on board so far for live performance: synth delights with Massa Circles, Sian Vinna Bee, punk-droog attitude from Surreal Kinnock. Other takers?- Plus we'll see what we can muster on the film / AV front, which may mean upgrading our tech resources (- we've got a big screen! Now, what type of projector? And we've some malenky custom built lighting on it's way...).+++.See below for notes on A Clockwork Orange. This event kicks off The Soundtrack Series:+++++The Soundtrack Series | Iconic Sounds & FilmsSoundtrack 1.0 | A Clockwork Orange 1971 | Dir Stanley Kubrick | Music Wendy CarlosSoundtrack 2.0 | Get Carter 1971 | Director Mike Hodges | Music Roy BuddSoundtrack 3.0 | Superfly 1972 | Director Gordon Parks Jnr | Music Curtis MayfieldEVENTS+ Event dates & details https://m.facebook.com/andrewbuchanbar/events+ Each event in the Soundtrack series will comprise a mix of sight & sounds, including live music, film, AV, playlist, vinyl. + Musicians are invited to get in touch to perform: Clockwork Orange? Get Carter? Superfly? - Calling all synth droogies, jazz villains & soul funk dudes ;)ABOUT The Soundtrack Series celebrates iconic C20th sounds & films. We kick off with atriumvirate of early '70s classics, whose innovative electronic synth, jazz, and soul funksoundtracks proved of seminal influence for contemporary musicians to this day.The mesmeric Moog synthesizer sounds of Wendy Carlos that subliminally conditions usinto a hedonistic excess, the insistence of Roy Budd’s syncopated and jarring jazz soundsthat pull us towards an unknown fate, the soulful protest of Curtis Mayfield's words andsound that offers the hope of survival.Selected for their musical tour de force, a theme emerges unwittingly across these threenoire realist, dystopian futurist and blaxploitation filmic masterpieces of the years 1971-72;of a troubled new decade, urbanscapes of conflict and violence, a cultural moment beyondthe hippy peacedom of the '60s?Heroes tooled up? Alex DeLarge, Carter, Priest: Each thrown a loaded dice, contendingFaustian forces of darkness and light, harsh environments provoking male protagonistswho simply do what they need to do in order to survive and prevail?Sights and sounds, spaces and places, soundtracks of a life.The Soundtrack SeriesProduced by ABC+++++CLOCKWORK ORANGE NOTES+ Wendy Carlos: A Clockwork Orange soundtrackhttps://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/AClockworkOrange_(soundtrack)The soundtrack to Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange was released to accompany the 1971 film of the same name. The music is a thematic extension of Alex's (and the viewer's) psychological conditioning. The soundtrack of A Clockwork Orange comprises classical music and electronic synthetic music composed by Wendy Carlos. Some of the music is heard only as excerpts, e.g. Edward Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 (a.k.a. Land of Hope and Glory) heralding a politician's appearance at the prison. The main theme is an electronic transcription of Henry Purcell's Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary, composed in 1695, for the procession of Queen Mary's cortège through London en route to Westminster Abbey. "March from 'A Clockwork Orange'" (based on the choral movement of the Ninth Symphony by Beethoven) was the first recorded song featuring a vocoder for the singing; synthpop bands often cite it as their inspiration. Neither the end credits nor the soundtrack album identify the orchestra playing the Ninth Symphony excerpts, however, in Alex's bedroom, there is a close-up of a microcassette tape labeled: Deutsche Grammophon – Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphonie Nr. 9 d-moll, op. 125 – Berliner Philharmoniker – Chor der St. Hedwigskathedrale – Ferenc Fricsay – Irmgard Seefried, Maureen Forrester, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Ernst Haefliger.Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork OrangeA-clockwork-orange.jpgSoundtrack album by Wendy CarlosReleased1972Recorded1971GenreClassical musicLabelWarner Bros.Wendy Carlos chronologySonic Seasonings(1972) Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange(1972) Wendy Carlos's Clockwork Orange(1972)In the novel, Alex is accidentally conditioned against all classical music, but in the film, only against Ludwig van Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, the soundtrack of a violent Ludovico Technique film that Alex is exposed to. The audience does not see every violent film Alex is forced to view during his Ludovico conditioning, yet the symphony's fourth movement is heard. Later, using the symphony's second movement, Mr Alexander, and fellow plotters, impel Alex to attempt suicide.+++