3:30 p.m. September 18, 2022
A renowned American music producer will host a virtual festival as part of a Suffolk town music weekend next week.
Tony Gerber, an ambient music pioneer, will stream his performance of the Native American flute online by the Cumberland River in Tennessee at the Woodbridge Ambient Music Festival taking place September 23-25.
He will join several musicians who will take part in the celebration of the city’s ties with renowned ambient producer Brian Eno, who has worked with Talking Heads, U2 and Coldplay, among others.
Among them, star Talvin Singh, known as the father of modern Asian electronic music, and musician and composer Tom Rogerson, who worked with Eno.
Festival producer Jan Pulsford said: “The connection between technology and ambient music has always been strong.
“Music is made of vibrations on stringed and electronic instruments. Tony is a prolific composer and has introduced many musicians in the US and online to ambient music and virtual spaces. We are lucky to have him join what is an incredible lineup for the weekend festival.
The Longshed in Tide Mill Way will host many of the festival’s events, which will include a daily ‘Chill in the Longshed’, featuring visual music and films ‘Sisters with Transistors’ and ‘Exploring the Music Metaverse’.
There will also be a local food market, yoga, children’s events, workshops, poetry and wellness sessions, and exhibits on how climate change is affecting the River Deben.
The River Declaration will also be read, focusing on the rights of the River Deben, including to flow freely, to be free from pollution and the right to native biodiversity.
Events must end at 10 p.m. each day.
Tickets include a weekend ticket priced at £15 per person which grants access to all events.
Day tickets cost £10 and children under 13 are free with any adult ticket.
Tickets are on sale now and can be reserved by visiting https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/345761671467