It has been brilliant being part of Sensoria this year. An added bonus was photographing the final gig of the festival. Anyone who has been following the Stroboscopic Project will be familiar with Dean Honer. A lover of all things electronica, Dean has led music creation on the project and features in the work playing theremin. He’s also a member of several bands and collectives, including Quadros. As Exposed magazine commented, no two Quadros shows are ever the same. Perfect then to wind up Sensoria with what was effectively a world premiere.
An update of Tristram Cary’s 1971 event Trios, the evening involved four musicians, a DJ live-mixing and a host. Setting the scene, a backdrop (and badges!) reminiscent of the classic Two Ronnies TV series, featuring the musicians’ trademark glasses. Frames, or pictures, also just happens to be the literal translation of Quadros. Equally classic, the sound delivered by eight analogue synths plus additional bespoke vinyl.
While Cary rolled a dice to determine his music selection, Quadros played bingo. And alongside music samples, glasses of what appeared to be sherry, were also sampled. Visually, musically and with an added element of eccentricity, it was a really entertaining night. Thanks to Dean and co, and to the festival for sharing what was a truly unique experience. Here’s to Sensoria 2023!