We’re honoured to announce a special ADE MusicTalk by the legendary modular synth-pioneer Malcolm Cecil. Cecil’s music and pioneering techniques will be most familiar to most ears thanks to his work as Stevie Wonder’s personal synth guru, helping sculpt the unique sonic landscape of Wonder’s peerless mid-70s run of albums with T.O.N.T.O. aka "The Original New Timbral Orchestra", the first, and still the largest, multitimbral polyphonic analog synthesizer in the world. Plenty of electronic music heads will know his influential ambient / soundscape / psychedelic work with T.O.N.T.O.’s Expanding Head Band too. But Cecil has a history as a jazz musician going back to the 1950s, and has worked with legends like Quincy Jones, Gil-Scott Heron and The Isley Brothers along the way. Having him in Amsterdam to illumnate our theme of 100 years of electronic music instruments - bringing some old instruments from his own private collection into the bargain - is exciting for all of us, and shouldn’t be missed.
Please bear in mind that ADE Sound Lab tickets receive priority access. In case there are still a few seats available ten minutes before the session, we will open the doors for ADE Card holders.