Supersonic 2003

SUPERSONIC = a one day sonic arts festival based around the theme of sonic modification.

As a generation growing up in 20th century, technology took many rapid turns throughout our early years, the next new thing was always just around the corner, giving toys and computers a very short life span before they had to be upgraded to the newest and shiniest model. Moving in to the next century the constant quest for the latest technology hasn’t let up, but it has given way to nostalgia leading to a fascination with retro toys and technology. This fascination has prompted artists to explore the use of old technology, re-interpreting the purpose of old games, modifying old toys with new technology. The theme of Super Sonic will be based around the theme of modification and re-interpretation. The artists / musicians will be selected based on their relevance to the central theme, each of the artists, in ways unique from one another, source and collect existing sounds/ objects / imagery to be modified and re-issued as a new sound or product. —

Three stages featuring
live + DJ performances by:

Coil . DJ Food . LCD soundsystem . The Bug . Kid acne / dj req one and remark
V/VM . PCM . Pram . Nicholas James Bullen . Teatowel . Deadsunrising
Spectrum Orchestra (featuring:Brian Duffy/Mike in Mono / Floach)
The Mighty Jungulator / Bathysphere / IACON + PirateHairWaves

Chris Read / Adam Regan / Capsule DJs / Warp Films

Gallery spaces featuring works by:
Beat13 / Rolf Gehlhaar / Jonah Brucker-Cohen / Lisa Meyer / Kid acne / Req

record stalls / shops / films / cakes / BBQ

Custard Factory . Digbeth . Birmingham . UK
6.00pm – 3.00am

Tickets £15
Mouth of God web radio broadcast live from Supersonic:
Includes sets from the Bug and DJ Food + an Interview with Coil