Bernie’s is a broad and fascinating story with many twists, turns and sine modulations, and he’s inviting you along for the ride.
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 noodling of DJ Pierre in 1980’s Chicago.
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.
This month Bernie takes a back seat and lets his youngest, Buddy, take over for the two hour show of sentimental voyages, including the longest single song we’ve ever heard on MDR. Kyd Dub’s Lost Treasures is a brand new show over the way at IWFM but we got a little sneak peak!