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An Encounter with William Orbit
This is tomorrow if you're in London and in the vicinity of Shoreditch and it's going to be great!
The show will comprise William playing new music from his upcoming album, and old favourites that will be familiar to the audience. An eclectic musical journey from 'easy listening' to 'difficult listening' to 'stand-on-your-chair-with-your-hands-in-the-air listening.
William will play a variety of instruments from his studio. He will be stretching the limits of his guitar using an array of gizmos and of course geeking and bleeping with his synthesisers. He'll also deploy a musical contraption called the Gogobot that has been newly designed for the show with a colleague, whose ramshackle, hidden workshop is located in the heart of California's Mojave desert.
This mechanical cyber-programmed rig will also be manipulated in realtime by William and his compadres. It should feel right at home in the 'Victorian futurist' atmosphere of the venue. It is a prototype that's not been tried for an audience before. But the belief is strong!
The talk that follows the music will be reflections and recollections of a career started in the early days of electropop and continuing to Madonna, Britney and beyond. It will be illustrated with photos from his life and some of his own short films.
You can attend William's presentation of Molecules of Sound on Saturday 9 November as part of the inaugural London Electronic Arts Festival (LEAF), a festival founded by DJ Rob da Bank and International Music Summit creator Ben Turner. For more information and tickets, visit www.leaflondon.net