Short Circuit 2010 the Roundhouse’s festival of electronica includes 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 founder of Ultravox, Britain’s first synthesizer rock band will perform a unique analogue synthesizer show to mark his 30th anniversary as a solo artist. He and a one-off group of special guests will assemble on stage for the first time with the instruments used on his 1980 debut solo album, Metamatic 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 new material created, in collaboration with Paul Daley from Leftfield, and songs by John Foxx & The Maths an all-analogue synthesizer project with London-based artist Benge.
Earlier in the day there’ll be a series of events programmed by Foxx, including movies, DJs, VJs and a Super 8 project he’s currently working on with London Orbital author, Iain Sinclair.