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BBC Music Day Event At The National Science And Media Museum
Prodigy’s front-of-house sound engineer Jon Burton using the Midas XL3
The National Science and Museum and Picturehouse Cinema will be taking part in the nationwide BBC Music Day events on Friday 28 September. The museum is exhibiting its latest acquisition which has links to James Brown, The Who, The Prodigy and many other artists, along with guest talks from music industry professionals, and a special screening of a film celebrating a cult music legend.

The Midas XL3 40-channel mixing desk, larger than the average pool table, will be on display for the first time since being acquired for the museum’s Sound Technologies collection. It has been used for live performances by iconic artists such as Van Morrison, Amy Winehouse, The Who, James Brown, Patti Smith, The Happy Mondays, The Prodigy, and many, many more.

The Prodigy’s front-of-house sound engineer Jon Burton, from Laundry Room Studios in Sheffield, will be at the event to talk about the history of the desk and his own personal insights into why it is so revered in the music industry. John Tinline, the original owner, said: “If I said most bands you have ever heard of have been through that desk, it wouldn’t be far from the truth”.

As BBC Music Day celebrates women in music, Mariana Lopez, Chair of the Audio Engineering Society UK and Lecturer in Sound Production and Post Production at the University of York, will also be sharing her expert knowledge gained over more than a decade and discussing opportunities and challenges for women in the music production industry.

The evening will be capped off with a rare screening of the documentary Patti Smith: Dream of Life a film 11 years in the making which explores the philosophy and artistry of cult rocker Patti Smith, known as the ‘Godmother of Punk’.

Entry to the talks are free. Cinema tickets are priced at £5 each, and can be booked at www.picturehouses.com/bradford

BBC Music Day Event At The National Science And Media Museum, 19th September 2018, 13:16 PM