Popular Electronics

Bernie Connor’s ‘Popular Electronics’ is an opportunity to put the history of electronic music into context.

In the middle of the 20th century, experimentalists cast aside conventional instruments and began to manipulate sound using electronic instruments and devices; a whole new universe of sound was discovered. As Bernie explains…there is a seamless line that runs from the tape manipulations of Karl Heinz Stockhausen right through to the acid noodlings of Dj Pierre in 1980’s Chicago. Bernie’s is a broad and fascinating story with many twists, turns and sine modulations, and he’s inviting you along for the ride.

Mr Connor has been playing music out and about for almost four decades. It has taken him on a journey that has allowed him to absorb a wealth of musical knowledge and shows no sign of giving up. He still plays every weekend and is the man behind the long running ‘Sound of Music Podcast.’ This month Bernie takes us on a journey through the back-catalogue of King Tubby, a sound engineer in the 1960’s and 1970’s who’s revolutionary influence on production made him known primarily for his part in the development of dub music.