Monday, 9 November 2015

Talk: J.J. Jeczalik, 12 November 2015

Date: November 12th, 16.00-17.00
Location: Goldsmiths, Richard Hoggart Building Room 167

J.J. Jeczalik is a founder member of the Art of Noise and played an important role in many early Trevor Horn and ZTT projects as the creative programmer of the Fairlight CMI digital sampling synthesizer. JJ Jeczalik has been involved with many music projects over the years, featuring the likes of Kate Bush, Godley & Creme, Paul McCartney, Yes, and many others. Most of these sessions happened during the '80s, and JJ was there to man the Fairlight -- the pioneering Australian sampling machine that was sprung upon an unsuspecting world in 1979. It was with the same radical, punk-influenced outlook that he made his mark on the music of one of the most seminal hi-tech bands of all time: the Art Of Noise. Much of the weirdness and incongruity of Art Of Noise music was the result of JJ's disregard for musical and studio conventions. Art Of Noise transgressed many of them, going out on a limb with sonic innovations, and spreading their musical net over pastoral, ambient pieces like 'Moments In Love', to upbeat hits like their collaborations with Duane Eddy, in 'Peter Gunn', and Tom Jones, in their glorious reworking of the Prince song, 'Kiss'.

All are welcome to attend these public masterclasses but priority will be given to students on the BMus Popular Music programme.

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