We’ve just finished running the inaugural Oscillations and Modulations festival of synthesisers in Derry, at Ulster University’s Magee campus and partner venues.
We had talks, demonstrations and performances in our brand–new teaching block at Magee, featuring Rich Duckworth (Assistant Prof. at Trinity College Dublin and synth supremo at Analog On), Dr Niall Coghlan (Dundalk Institute of Technology) and our own John Harding (with a brief transatlantic contribution from Dr Ricky Graham of Delta Sound Labs), in addition to numerous artists and guests from across the city and region.
We had a module-building workshop at the Thatched Cottage in the Craft Village, with thanks to Inner City Trust, in addition to studio tours at North West Regional College and Celtronic Studios/Movin’ Music Academy.
We had a discussion event, with synths deployed over coffee at St Jude Coffee and Abbazappa Records at the Yellow Yard, with contributions from Analog On (Rich Duckworth, Shauna Caffrey and Lara Albergo), Jonny Delaney (Movin’ Music Academy and Celtronic Studios), Stephen McCauley (BBC Radio Foyle and BBC Radio Ulster) and John Harding (Ulster University and Delta Sound Labs).
Lastly, we finished up with a performance event featuring Analog On, Ryan Vail and Shamen Delly at Cultúrlann uí Chanáin. This concert also featured some great visuals by F12 and equally great and appropriately–themed DJing from Vincent.