Gavin Russom plays Le Poisson Rouge

Gavin Russom was last seen (well, on this website anyway) onstage at Madison Square Garden in April playing keyboards in LCD Soundsystem’s final show — you can see my pictures and review of that show here.  But Gavin, who designs and builds his own instruments, is a man of many projects: The Crystal Ark, Black Leotard Front, Black Meteoric Star, plus a whole host of remixes and things he has recorded for DFA Records under his own name.

Gavin is playing at Le Poisson Rouge in Greenwich Village this Wednesday (9 Nov) on a bill with electronic music pioneer Morton Subotnick.  Brightest Young Things has a recent interview with him but my favorite is still this one from a few years ago about what sound he’s looking for when he builds his synthesizers:

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Speaking of electronic music pioneers this is another favorite video, of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop with Delia Derbyshire demonstrating early sampling and beat-matching on reel-to-reel tapes — this is part two of a longer documentary and the link to part one and my full post on her can be seen here:

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