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Ace Hotel London residencies: Keiji Haino, Steven Stapleton and others

Luxury boutique hotel in London starts music residency

Upmarket Ace Hotel London is to run a series of residencies in August involving the Moog Soundlab studio – which includes one of only two existing re-engineered 1970s System 55 modular synthesizers plus an original Taurus Bass Pedal unit along with modern polyphonic Voyager and Phatties tower racks. Participating artists will spend four days and nights creating music using the Soundlab, their efforts culminating in live performances of newly created music in Miranda, the Hotel's live music venue. In addition, the compositions will be produced and experienced under the influence of one of Brion Gysin’s Dream Machines.

Artists so far confirmed include Keiji Haino, Blanck Mass, DJ Andy Blake, Dave Colohan (United Bible Studies), Steven Stapleton (Nurse With Wound), Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard and visual artist Mark Titchner. The public performances will take place between 5–29 August.