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OSC April - Lorenz Attraction, Cutlasses, INVADR

OSC April > Lorenz Attraction, Cutlasses & INVADR

Open Sound Collective proudly presents a night of free live electronic music at The Brunswick Cellar Bar. Lorenz Attraction and Cutlasses are both launching their new albums which will be available to buy at the event. Support comes from local audiovisual act INVADR.

Wednesday 26th April – 7.30pm – FREE
The Brunswick Cellar Bar, 3 Holland Road, Hove, BN3 1JQ


Lorenz Attraction
Lorenz Attraction are OSC stalwarts Neil Cosgrove and Andy Elmsley. They develop their own open source collaborative DAW – LNX_Studio – which they use to cross-breed analogue toys and unforgiving code to form eclectic electronica pop-beat happenstance. Overflow is Lorenz Attraction’s debut album, which they will be playing in full. Check out the first single off the album “See the Sign / Finding” here:


Cutlasses is the solo project of Scott Pitkethly. The compositions combine field recordings, recorded from various sites around the British Isles, which are heavily manipulated using DIY electronic controllers and effects he has designed and built himself, accompanied by live guitar drones and melodies. Taking cues from the world of sound art but always trying to apply pop sensibilities, the result is lush and cinematic soundscapes topped with delicate melody.

His new album, ‘Clutching At Conscious’ will be available for the first time at the gig, there will be a very limited edition of CD copies of the album with hand block-printed cases, as well as digital downloads.


INVADR (aka Matt Garland) is an audiovisual electronic music act. A continuous live set of melodic, atmospheric and upbeat sounds accompanied by abstract futuristic visuals that react directly to individual aspects of the music.

OSC presents Blanca Balaguer - "Making Noise" - DIY Tips & Tricks To Promote Your Music

OSC March > Blanca Balaguer: Making Noise – DIY Tips & Tricks To Promote Your Music

Open Sound Collective presents : Blanca Balaguer: Making Noise – DIY Tips & Tricks To Promote Your Music

Blanca Balaguer is an event organiser, marketeer, visual artist and DJ. Having worked organising events from LA to Berlin, she currently organises the annual space-inspired events Yuri’s Night and Sputnik in Brighton.

If you want new people to hear your music or come see you play, this session will give you a crash course in DIY music promotion and events.

Yuri’s Night Brighton

Thursday 30th March
7.30pm At The Verdict
159 Edward St, Brighton BN2 0JB


Open Sound Collective : Monthly free talks, demos & performances for electronic music enthusiasts.

Steve Gisby - Iterative Music

OSC Feb > Steve Gisby “Iterative Music”

Open Sound Collective presents:

Steve Gisby “Iterative Music”

Iterative Music is an ongoing series of pieces that I’ve been composing since
2014. The pieces are identical in terms of structure and use a simple mathematical process that involves gradually assembling and then superimposing five layers of audio material, with each layer building up in the exact same way. Drawing influence from Steve Reich and Tom Johnson, the pieces are simultaneously predictable and unpredictable, and explore the balance between performer autonomy and strict, logical systems.

In the presentation, I’ll be talking about the ideas behind the concept, how the pieces are created, and also the challenges involved in performing them live.

About Steve:

Steve is a composer, bassist and educator based near London, UK, and holds a
PhD in composition from Brunel University. His music has been performed internationally, and he has given papers and presentations at universities across the UK, Europe and the USA. He also works as an examiner for Trinity College London on their Rock & Pop syllabus, having conducted exams in the UK, Northern Ireland, Italy, India, Vietnam, South Africa, Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, Hong Kong, Macau, Dubai and Egypt.

Steve Gisby "Iterative Music" - Open Sound Collective at The Verdict

Steve Gisby “Iterative Music” – Open Sound Collective at The Verdict

Steve Gisby "Iterative Music" - Open Sound Collective at The Verdict

Steve Gisby “Iterative Music” – Open Sound Collective at The Verdict

Open Sound Collective 2017

We’re excited about another year of Open Sound Collective monthly events, with new talks and demos to inspire and bring people together!  We would also like to see OSC grow in 2017, reaching a wider audience and getting more value out of each event.

However, to make OSC better, WE NEED YOUR HELP!

We are looking for people who can commit to playing a role in the promotion and organisation of each event.  So if you think that you could commit to taking on any of the tasks below, please drop Matt Garland an email at


Event promotion ( all this stuff needs to happen in the weeks preceding each event )

  • Writing event descriptions
  • Creating Facebook events
  • Creating Meetup events
  • Submitting event descriptions to listings magazines
  • Adding event descriptions to OSC website
  • Sending event details to our mailing list
  • Creating graphics for events


Reaching out to students

  • We’d love to do a better job of reaching out to the many music students at Brighton University, Sussex University, BIMM and Northbrook.  Someone could take on the job of making contact with teachers and students to notify them about our events.


General promotion:

  • Writing posts on Facebook
  • Writing blog posts on Facebook / OSC website
  • Putting up posters
  • Handing out flyers
  • Spreading the word


On the night:

  • Setting up the venue ( equipment, tables & chairs, posters, flyers etc )
  • Comparing ( introducing speakers, explaining OSC, updates on other events )
  • Signing people up to mailing list
  • Tidying up equipment at the end of the night
  • Taking photos


Online promotion after the event:

  • Posting photos to Facebook, Meetup and OSC website
  • Adding YouTube videos to Facebook and OSC website
  • Adding blog posts to OSC website



  • We would like to record all OSC events and upload them to our YouTube channel.  There is already a video camera set up in The Verdict, so at the very least we can use that, and someone would simply need to edit the videos and upload them.  But if anyone wants to come and record using a better camera, then we would be delighted!



  • Plus, of course, we are always looking for interesting talks and demos, so if you would like to present, or know anyone that you think would be suitable, let us know!


If you think you could commit to helping out with any of the bullet points above, or if you would like to get involved in organising Open Sound Collective in any other way, please drop Matt Garland an email at

And lastly, a huge THANK YOU to anyone who was attended or participated in any of our OSC events, we were so thrilled by our 2016 events that we are inspired to do even better this year!