cymatic response

1 August 2014, 10pm – 2am

£5 entry


Kicking off the first of what is hoped to be a semi regular night at the Poetry Club, local lad (though now in Bristol) Marco Bernardi performs live with Perseus Traxx.

No DJs, just two guys, a gaggle of machines and manipulation possibilities playing their own material and seeing how things flow as they manipulate frequencies and sequences, improvising as they go, unified by their knowledge of machines and the 32 track mixing desk that lies between their respective hardware.

With Marco’s releases on labels such as Frustrated Funk, Créme Organization, Clone, Planet E, Rawax, Harbour City Sorrow, and Royal Oak, and Perseus’ catalogue appearing on his own Future Flash imprint, the world renowned Haag cult label Bunker, Chiwax, M>O>S, Skylax and BOE Recordings; as well as the range of aliases the pair have used, there can be no doubt at all about the pedigree of sound quality and skill brought to you by such a pairing.

This is one for anyone who likes to get down, Dutch West Coast fanatics, hardware freaks and fans of stripped back raw machine funk. An experience worth getting out for, and a spectacle definitely not to be missed.

Home/Away – The After Party ft. notsosilent


Thursday 31 July, 7-9pm

The Poetry Club will play host to a night of electro, disco, funk and more from notsosilent, and live visuals from a visual agency, inspired by and following on from talks by Mairi MacKenzie and Christopher Breward on themes of fashion, sport and subculture.

In association with Fashion Cultures, part of the Merchant City Festival at Festival 2014

Exploring the influences of graphic designer Emlyn Firth and weave designer Angharad McLaren’s set of merino wool scarves, this public talk intends to look at traditional and contemporary sportswear in Scotland, from tweed to tracksuits. Invited speakers Christopher Breward and Mairi MacKenzie will discuss this rich theme through the lens of identity and subcultural style. Following the talks The Poetry Club will play host to an evening of music and live visuals inspired by the these themes.

Speaker Biographies
Christopher Breward
Christopher Breward is a widely published historian of fashion, interested in its relationship to social and sexual identity, place and concepts of modernity. He is Professor of Cultural History at the University of Edinburgh, where he also holds the positions of Principal of Edinburgh College of Art and Vice Principal of the University (Creative Arts). Christopher was trained at the Courtauld Institute (BA) and the Royal College of Art (MA, PhD), London, and has subsequently taught at Manchester Metropolitan University, the Royal College of Art and London College of Fashion. Before taking up his post at Edinburgh University he was Head of Research at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

Mairi MacKenzie
Mairi MacKenzie is Research Fellow in Fashion and Textiles at Glasgow School of Art. She is a fashion historian, writer and curator, and her research seeks to understand not just what was worn and by whom, but why it was worn and what the relationship is between the clothes that we wear and our culture. In particular she is concerned with the connections between fashion, popular culture and music.

This event is free but ticketed




25 July 2014

8pm – 2am



JANE TOPPING ‘The Women’ Film

Limited Edition T-Shirts  New Collection by twenty leading Scottish Contemporary Artists

DISCORDIA is part of GENERATION: 25 Years of Contermporary Art in Scotland. GENERATION is part of Culture 2014.

DISCORDIA presents performance, live music and limited edition t-shirts by twenty contemporary artists involved with Patricia Fleming Projects from the early 90’s to the present. DISCORDIA celebrates the ‘DIY and ‘lo-fi’ approach instrumental to the rise of artist-led activity in Glasgow.

The selection highlights the contribution made by artists and Patricia Fleming Projects to today’s important contemporary arts sector, from ‘Fuse’; free studios in the 90’s to curated projects for local and international events. Glasgow’s  position as an important centre of contemporary art production has grown from a diverse ‘grass-roots’ artistic community.


SYS are back at The Poetry Club for HI-NRG/ITALO-DISCO/TAKING YOU HIGHER!

Oor resident EAN will be away supporting at the Magic Waves Festival in Berlin, in place we have some prime cuts from the solid duo, François Pleasurechest/Square Kush and Chester Face/Elliot Castro. Method in the madness, “Come On Closer.”

Visuals provided by Maurice Andresen.

FRIDAY 4TH JULY 10pm – 2am