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Electronic Artists to Head to Birmingham for Seventh Wave Festival

This September sees a host of leading figures from the electronic music world heading to Birmingham for this year’s Seventh Wave Festival. The threeth -day event sees highly respected artists from across the global electronic community arriving in the Midlands for a veritable goldmine of sonic expression.

Showcasing a stream of top acts, the festival takes place between September 29th and October 1st. First up on the Friday of the festival will be Banco de Gaia‘s Toby Marks, who will be illustrating exactly why he is widely regarded as one of the finest ambient dub explorers on the planet. His brand of electronica, infused with eastern promise, touches on several facets of the electronic world, including dub, reggae, techno, and trance. He is certainly one to look out for.

The same day, Andrew Heath will be offering his interpretations and instalment work to a live audience. His ambient sound collages sit nicely in the ‘sound art’ arena, and he is likely to be bringing all manner of treated found sounds and field recordings to the fore.

On the Saturday of the festival, former No-Man singer and songwriter, Tim Bowness, will be flying through his back catalogue of dreams. His No-Man project, which he undertook with Steven Wilson of progressive rockers, Porcupine Tree, is perhaps what he is most well-known for, although he has also collaborated with Richard Barbieri on their Flame project.

Sunday will see electronic duo The Radiophonic Workshop rocking up to deliver a day-long session of sound and storytelling, which will see them performing tracks from their back-catalogue, as well as improv pieces, and also discussing what electronic music means to them.

Seventh Wave Festival takes place between September 29th and October 1st, at the Blue Orange Theatre in Birmingham. For the full line-up, photos, videos and ticket information head over to our Seventh Wave Festival page.


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