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The Simonsound Present: From Inner Space to Outer Space

Tuesday 23 November 2010

The Simonsound present From Inner Space to Outer Space, at the Duke of York’s Cinema, Brighton on the 10th of December 2010.  An evening of spaced out sound, 60’s sci-fi TV, short 16mm space films and multi projector light show in the stunning setting of Brighton’s 100 year old cinema.

Music and sound will be provided by The Simonsound (featuring Debbie Clare and Laura J Martin), the Intergalactic synthesiser duo whose debut album, ‘Reverse Engineering’ channels the pioneering electronics and mood music of the 60’s using vintage synthesisers, FX and tape machines, and Laura J Martin who, armed with flute, mandolin and loop station, sings over her loops and beats, drawing inspiration from dramatic tales of Japanese folkore. DJ Format will be delving into his vaults and playing a selection of psych rock, library records and obscurities.

Words can be no substitute for the aural experience, but if you will have words, The Simonsound’s first album, “Reverse Engineering”, offers an intriguing variety of sounds, including ’50s and ’60s-inspired space music, mood music for film and TV, haunting vocal tracks, and switched-on cover versions of classics realised on the Moog synthesiser.

Film screenings on the night will include Timelash – a trippy episode of 60’s sci-fi TV series UFO; Space Place – a 60’s psychedelic trip into space with electronic sound; and Kosmodron R. 1999, a wry comic Eastern European animation on the vicissitudes of space flight.

Ian Helliwell will be doing a multi-projector light show to accompany the live music.

Tickets – £10, £9 (conc.), £8 (members)

Balcony tickets – £12, £11 (conc.), £10 (members)

* *  * WIN TICKETS * * *

Spindle magazine is giving away two free tickets to From Inner Space to Outer Space, as well as a copy of The Simonsound ‘Have You Heard…’ mix CD. To be in with a chance, just correctly answer this question:

Which planet shares the same name as the rocket that took man to the Moon in the 60’s and 70’s?

If that question leaves you stumped, you can also win by giving us your opinion:

Inner Space or Outer Space? And why?

Just send your answers to simon@simonsound.co.uk

…and you can listen to The Simonsound Transmission here. Aren’t we good to you?