JOHN FOXX v GARY NUMAN

 John Foxx (Analogue Show) with Gary Numan (DJ Set) and special guests... Saturday the 5th of June, 2010...     John Foxx & The Maths -  'Destination'/'September Town' is released by Metamatic Records on 15th of March 2010.   The Roundhouse <http://www.roundhouse.org.uk/>  launched its festival of electronica, Short Circuit, last year with a line-up including Jeff Mills, Erol Alkan, Holger Czukay (Can), Gavin Bryars and The BBC Radiophonic Workshop.  The first acts of Short Circuit 2010 are now announced: an evening celebrating the best of British electronic music, headlined and curated by John Foxx.  Following a DJ set by one of the UK's most influential electronic artists, Gary Numan with co-producer Ade Fenton, John Foxx will perform a unique analogue synthesizer show to mark his thirtieth anniversary as a solo artist. The founder of Britain's first synthesizer rock band Ultravox, released his debut solo album Metamatic in early 1980. This dark electro classic is one of the few albums to be acknowledged by Aphex Twin as an inspiration and is described by the Klaxons as a visionary record.  Foxx and a one-off group of special guests will assemble on stage for the first time with the machines he used on that album - the Moogs, ARPs and drum machines that created the sound of the future - to perform material from Metamatic and a selection of early Ultravox music.  The set will also include brand new material created in collaboration with Paul Daley from Leftfield, along with new songs by John Foxx & The Maths - an all-analogue synthesizer project with London-based artist Benge, whose work has been described by Brian Eno as a brilliant contribution to the archeology of electronic music. Benge's London studio houses one of the biggest collections of analogue synthesizers in the UK and was heavily featured in last Autumn's BBC documentary, Synth Britannia. Gary Numan was filmed at the studio for a recent interview <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QJbmUbCh18>  where he discusses the impact that John Foxx had on his own music.  Earlier in the day there will be a series of events programmed by Foxx. These will include movies, DJs, VJs, his own new collaborations with various film-makers and a Super 8 project he's currently working on with London Orbital author, Iain Sinclair.  Further information about this event, including details of some more special guests, will be announced soon . . .   Meanwhile, on 15 March the debut single by John Foxx & The Maths - 'Destination'/'September Town' is released by Metamatic Records. It will be followed by a new John Foxx Best Of, Metatronic (30th Anniversary Collection) which features a selection of his darker electro tracks from the last three decades and also includes, for the first time on DVD, the videos for 'Underpass', 'No One Driving' and 'He's a Liquid'.   Date : Saturday the 5th of June, 2010. Web : http://www.roundhouse.org.uk/ Tickets : http://www.roundhouse.org.uk/whats-on/productions/john-foxx-4616 Address : Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8EH Telephone : 0844 482 8008 
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