Jonny Mugwump's whirlwind residency at Centrum finished over a week ago, so a chance to catch breath and look back.
Landing in Berlin (that morning) Jonny started on Sunday 13th November with his Sonic Lecture (the second in our series), using the opportunity to discuss and play the music that has influenced his various music projects, plus some of his favourite moments on his Exotic Pylon and Weird Tales radio project. The lecture, which will soon be broadcast on NTS Radio and available to download (link here soon), allowed Jonny to pull together some of the themes that cement his music interests and how they have led to the ethos behind his radio, nights and label projects.Then, for the next four evenings, Jonny hosted City Symphony - a live radio event broadcast on Ustream and soon to be on radio (and available to download). Each night offered a very different experience.
On Thursday, the show was given over to singer Billie Ray Martin and video artist Ceven Knowles to launch their collaboration ‘The Opiates’ (some footage here). DJ Zhao's DJ set brought things to a close.
Each night also had Jonny's exemplary DJing and Jade Boyd's awesome video splicing visuals and the 'studio audience' who came each night, were also an important part of proceedings. Overall it was a great week and fantastic residency from Mugwump, who (I'm sure, though it sounds like he has this kind of schedule every week) went home quite exhausted, particularly evening ended in its own impromptu after party.