Watch and Listen to John Cale's Keynote Online

Watch and Listen to John Cale's Keynote Online


On February 15 underground rock royalty and founding member of the Velvet Underground, John Cale, cut the red ribbon for Modular and Sydney Festival's Circa 1979: Signal to Noise with a Keynote speech at the Seymour Centre. Hipsters rubbed shoulders with electronic pioneers in a packed out York Theatre as Cale showed off a few snaps and described working with the likes of Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Happy Mondays, The Stooges and LCD Soundsystem before capping things off with a mind blowing rendition of "Heart Break Hotel."

If you missed the speech or want to listen/watch it again, ABC's Big Ideas are streaming it online.

January 28, 2010 at 10:23am in circa 1979: signal to noise


Circa 1979: Signal To Noise Podmag - Issue 5 - Stephen Mallinder

Circa 1979: Signal To Noise Podmag - Issue 5 - Stephen Mallinder

Modular presents the Podmag, a new online experience combining words, visuals and audio with the first of the series being dedicated to Circa 1979: Signal to Noise.

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January 21, 2010 at 4:14pm in circa 1979: signal to noise


Download the Circa 1979: Signal To Noise Exhibition Catalog

Download the Circa 1979: Signal To Noise Exhibition Catalog

If you missed out on getting a catalog of the Signal to Noise exhibition during the Circa 1979 opening night frenzy, there are now more catalogs available at the Sound Lounge at the Seymour Centre.

You can also download a beautiful, full colour version of the catalog here in PDF form, which includes many additional bonus artefacts from the Australian post-punk and experimental era 1979-85.

Download the Circa 1979: Signal To Noise Exhibition Catalog PDF.

January 18, 2010 at 3:16pm in circa 1979: signal to noise


Circa 1979: Signal To Noise Podmag - Issue 4 - John Cale

Circa 1979: Signal To Noise Podmag - Issue 4 - John Cale

Modular presents the Podmag, a new online experience combining words, visuals and audio with the first of the series being dedicated to Circa 1979: Signal to Noise.

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January 13, 2010 at 11:25am in circa 1979: signal to noise


John Cale Second Round of Tickets Released

John Cale Second Round of Tickets Released


The week of Circa 1979: Signal to Noise has arrived and rumours have already started to fly. Despite all publicity being good publicity one rumour we would like to nip in the bud was that the John Cale Keynote and Opening Party at the Seymour Centre this Friday is sold out. Rest assured a second round of tickets have been released but they are selling fast so if you'd like to catch the great man in action, and be the first to see the Signal to Noise exhibition, get your tickets from the Seymour Centre, $35/ $30 conc.

Also don't forget John Cale and his band are performing at the Enmore Theatre on Saturday January 16. Visit Ticketek for tickets.

January 11, 2010 at 4:55pm in circa 1979: signal to noise


Circa 1979: Signal To Noise Podmag - Issue 3 - The Reels

Circa 1979: Signal To Noise Podmag - Issue 3 - The Reels

Modular presents the Podmag, a new online experience combining words, visuals and audio with the first of the series being dedicated to Circa 1979: Signal to Noise.

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January 8, 2010 at 2:45pm in circa 1979: signal to noise


Prof. Ross Harley presents Philip Brophy's "Club Video"

Prof. Ross Harley presents Philip Brophy's "Club Video"

Signal to Noise Session 3: Experimental Film and Video will feature the celluloid side of the Post Punk era. While musicians were tinkering with circuits and sine-waves circa 1979 a group of fledgling film makers pushed the boundaries of Super 8 film and tape.

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January 7, 2010 at 4:27pm in circa 1979: signal to noise


M Squared's Whilshire Street Noise

M Squared's Whilshire Street Noise


To round off the series of Circa 1979: Signal to Noise events, Family and friends of cult Sydney label, M Squared Records' are hosting a special night of performances - Whilshire Street Noise - at Newtown's Sandringham Hotel on Sunday 17 January to celebrate the release of the brand spanking new M Squared Records' box set, Terrace Industry.

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January 5, 2010 at 4:05pm in circa 1979: signal to noise


Circa 1979: Signal To Noise Podmag - Issue 2 - M Squared

Circa 1979: Signal To Noise Podmag - Issue 2 - M Squared

Modular presents the Podmag, a new online experience combining words, visuals and audio with the first of the series being dedicated to Circa 1979: Signal to Noise.

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January 5, 2010 at 3:13pm in circa 1979: signal to noise


John Cale Keynote and Opening Party Tickets On Sale Now


To make the most of the Circa 1979: Signal to Noise experience, purchase a Package ticket which includes entry to John Cale's Keynote Address, the Opening Night Party and John Cale in concert at the Enmore Theatre.

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January 4, 2010 at 3:33pm in circa 1979: signal to noise


John Cale
Enmore Theatre
Jan 16
John Cale
Enmore Theatre
Jan 16
John Cale
Keynote & Opening Party
Seymour Centre
Jan 15
John Cale
Keynote & Opening Party
Seymour Centre
Jan 15
Severed Heads
The Reels
DJ Stephen Mallinder
(Cabaret Voltaire)
Beck's Festival Bar
Jan 14
Severed Heads
The Reels
DJ Stephen Mallinder
(Cabaret Voltaire)
Beck's Festival Bar
Jan 14
Signal To Noise
Seymour Centre
Jan 16
Signal To Noise
Seymour Centre
Jan 16
 

Events

14.01.2010 - Severed Heads, The Reels, DJ Stephen Mallinder (Cabaret Voltaire)

Beck's Festival Bar
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15.01.2010 - John Cale Keynote and Opening Party

York Theatre, Seymour Centre
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16.01.2010 - Signal to Noise Sessions

Everest Theatre, Seymour Centre
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16.01.2010 - John Cale in concert

Enmore Theatre
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Photographer: Peter Nelson (Band: Voigt/465. Location: Construction site of the Western Distributor at Darling Harbour)