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Early Soviet sound synthesis at the April edition of The Wire Salon

The next Wire Salon hosts Andrey Smirnov, director of the Theremin Centre at the Moscow State Conservatory, and author of Sound In Z. Smirnov will give an illustrated talk revealing the extraordinary experiments in audio synthesis and graphical sound that were being conducted in the early years of the Soviet Union by composer-theorists Arseny Avraamov and Boris Yankovsky. Read more about Avraamov and Yankovsky's experiments, plus some links to audio, in the full event listing here (on Facebook here).

Smirnov, author of Sound In Z: Experiments In Sound And Electronic Music In Early 20th Century Russia (published in April) also gave a talk based around the book back at last year's Off The Page festival. Since then, the book has been expanded following the discovery of more information and documents.

Signed copies of Sound In Z, which includes an introduction by the UK artist Jeremy Deller, will be on sale on the night. The Wire Salon takes place at London's Cafe Oto, on 11 April, 8pm, £4 ticket on the door only.