The term ‘Canterbury sound’ is used to refer to the signature psychedelic and progressive rock developed by artists such as Caravan and Soft Machine. The event “Canterbury Sound: Place, Music and Myth” explores Canterbury as a metaphor and reality, a symbolic space of music inspiration. The discussion and performance event will take place on Saturday 28 October at Augustine Hall in Canterbury. For tickets and key details, visit: canterbury.ac.uk/canterburysound
The programme includes performances from the SoupSongs, assembled with the participation of ‘Canterbury Sound’ founding figure Robert Wyatt, experimental band Lapis Lazuli who recently worked with Gong and Acid Mother Temple, Jack Hues and the Quartet, and electronic artist Koloto. The day also presents a series of discussions with artists, cultural intermediates, and cultural researchers such as Professor Andy Bennett (Griffith University, Australia), Geoffrey Richardson (Caravan), Brian Hopper (The Wilde Flowers, SoupSongs), Aymeric Leroy (author of The Sound of Canterbury), Phil Howitt (Facelift fanzine), Professor Murray Smith (Princeton/Kent Universities), Matt Watkins (Canterbury Sans Frontiers), and organisers of the event – music researchers Professor Shane Blackman, Dr Asya Draganova, and Alan Payne.
We will also be exploring together a rich collection of archival material, books, and artwork linked to the Canterbury Sound.
This event seeks to demonstrate the development of the ‘Canterbury Sound’ as an inter-generational, local, and transnational cultural phenomenon.
For more information see:
Canterbury Arts and Culture Events: canterbury.ac.uk/canterburysound
Canterbury Festival: https://www.canterburyfestival.co.uk/whats-on/music/canterbury-sound.aspx
Expert comment: https://blogs.canterbury.ac.uk/expertcomment/the-canterbury-sound-music-from-the-small-city-in-the-global-history-of-popular-culture/
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/123693321515580/
Facebook handle: @TheCanterburySound
For Twitter and Instagram posts, #canterburysound
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