Bernie Connor’s Popular Electronicsis 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 noodling 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 provides an insight into the famous Manchester base label, Factory Records, which housed household names such as Joy Division; join us.