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TONIGHT! Alexander Tucker & More Get Planetary
The Quietus , October 11th, 2011 09:36

Alexander Tucker & more for Oto event

If you're at a loose end in London this evening we heartily recommend you get the Orange Train to Dalston for this excellent event at Cafe Oto. Quoting Aldous Huxley ("After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music."), this year's Galvanised Festival is hosting an evening of music inspired by "five 'Chaldean' pre-telescopic planets", which basically means Alexander Tucker playing Saturn, Standard Planets playing Mars, Astral Social Club playing Venus, Temperatures playing Mercury and Jo Thomas playing Jupiter.

Say the Galvanised organisers: "This year's annual Galvanised! festival explores themes of music and cosmology. Joining an age long debate about the true nature of music and its abstractness in the universe - it is subject that has been studied and thought about by musicians, academics, philosophers, composers and occultists, from antiquity to pre-history. Celebrating its fifth year of uncompromising sounds and new approaches to music, Galvanised! Festival has invited specially equipped composers and musicians who we knew would relish in exploring cosmological ideas. Taking the theme MUSIC VS THE UNIVERSE, each of the artists will perform live, having selected one of the five 'pre telescopic' or Chaldean planets: Saturn, Mars, Venus, Mercury and Jupiter." Doors are at 8pm, and you can buy tickets here.

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