DAVID CHESWORTH: 50 Synthesizer Greats with special guests SKY NEEDLE and GREGOR (Solo) Tickets
7:30pm, Sat 23 September, 2017
The Toff In Town, VIC
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TICKETS: $12.00 + bf / $15.00 on the door if available. Doors 7:30pm
Melbourne synth pioneer David Chesworth launches a vinyl reissue of his landmark 1979 debut 50 Synthesizer Greats. The album was recorded in late 1978 by David in his parents' lounge room, using a monophonic Mini Korg 700 synth, and released by David himself.
50 Synthesizer Greats was actually 37 tracks of minimal synth investigations, full of inquisitive humour and playful experimental spirit. Chapter Music has reissued the album with liner notes and photos from David, and two bonus tracks. David went on to form much-loved post-punk outfit Essendon Airport, became co-ordinator of renowned experimental music venue the Clifton Hill Community Music Centre, and founded the Innocent Records label with Tsk Tsk Tsk leader Philip Brophy.
He has since become a renowned contemporary classical composer and sound artist, commissioned to create a sound installation for the Sydney Olympics and represented in the 2015 Venice Biennale with partner Sonia Leber. 50 Synthesizer Greats is where it all began, and David will perform tracks from the album on the original synth used to make it.