A trio of huge electronic music shows are coming to Liverpool Hope University’s Creative Campus in 2024! The first half of the year will feature a concert dedicated to Florence’s role in developing electronic music, a Warrington-Runcorn New Town Development Plan & Sulk Rooms event and a showcase of Ian Boddy and Erik Wøllo.
Florence Acousmatic Music / Fri 8th Mar 9pm / Cornerstone Theatre
This concert presents a series of recent acousmatic works that represent Florence’s influence in bringing together music and new technology and whose purpose is to outline a cross section of this educational path, of the professional environment and of the cultural heritage of the city of Florence. A fascinating concert that will feature music from a host of talented musicians.
WRNTDP & Sulk Rooms / Wed 13th Mar 7.30pm / Capstone Theatre
Gordon Chapman-Fox works under the name Warrington-Runcorn New Town Development Plan (WRNTDP) and produces wonderful propulsive, cinematic electronica which has a musical, conceptual and aesthetic setting in the mid 1970s to early 1980s.
A titan of electronic music, Gordon has released four albums to date on independent label Castles in Space. His latest record, The Nation’s Most Central Location has proved his most successful, charting at No. 6 in the independent album chart and achieving much radio play and many requests for sync placements.
The night also features the enigmatic Sulk Rooms, who has been lauded by Electronic Sound Magazine and Wire Magazine. A pseudonym of Yorkshire based composer Thomas Ragsdale, the music of Sulk Rooms draws the link between euphoric electronica and smoke engulfed drones — atmospheric music for the head alongside the heart.
Ian Boddy & Erik Wøllo / Sat 20th Apr 7pm / Capstone Theatre
The DiN electronica label is celebrating its 25th anniversary and is presenting this special concert with label founder Ian Boddy playing alongside Norwegian ambient guitarist Erik Wøllo. Whilst Boddy has played at the Capstone Theatre several times this is Wøllo’s debut UK concert — surprising as Wøllo has over 50 albums in a range of electronic genres as well as having toured extensively in Europe & the USA.
The pair will each play a solo set followed by a joint on stage performance combining Boddy’s use of analogue modular synths with Erik’s haunting Ebow guitar and flowing keyboard lines. They have previously released three studio and one live album on Boddy’s DiN label and their last album, Resolve, received the Schallwelle Award in Germany for best ambient album in 2023.
More at Liverpool Hope Uni’s Creative Campus
Liverpool Hope University’s Creative Campus, notably The Capstone Theatre, has a diverse and exciting programme of events throughout 2024 — featuring Liverpool International Jazz Festival, Angel Field Festival, music, theatre, storytelling, comedy, art and more. Visit their website to keep up to date with what’s on.