(Updated) Synths by the Sea – lookback

Update: november 6, 2022: We received some updates and pictures from the Synths by the sea event.

Richard Anthony Bean wrote: video recording from my live performance in Teignmouth, Devon, UK on Saturday 29 October 2022. This clip features the tracks Unconscious from the 2020 Transcender album, and the remix of Earth Followers Part 2 taken from the 2020 Earth Follower album. Probably the most Jarre influenced section of my current set! The originally sound quality was not great so the video features an overdub of the track with additional keys.

More pics to come!

This info was forwarded to us by Gary Wright: “Live electronic music here in South Devon. The Riviera building on Teignmouth sea front is the venue for the inaugural “Synths by the sea” concert. This brand new event hopes to bring live electronic music to the heart of south Devon on a regular basis in future. This first event will feature classically trained composer and keyboardist Richard Bean with his stunning Vangelis and Jean Michel Jarre inspired creations, and ourselves, AXXENT OPAQUE, who will be bringing our usual extensive array of electronic equipment to produce a high energy wall of sound in the classic Berlin school style. We hope you can come along and support this event, meet the musicians, be thoroughly entertained, and have a great time at the lovely former cinema. The event will have Paul Giblin from Exeter’s Phonic FM introducing the whole thing which is fantastic. Saturday October the 29th 2022 is the date.

The event will feature Richard Anthony Bean and Axxent Opaque

  • Solo artist/composer Richard Anthony Bean will be playing his original synth and piano based compositions from his many albums, painting a variety of sonic pictures to delight the audience.
  • Synth trio Axxent Opaque, comprising of Colin Jordan, Gary Wright and Chris Medway, will be playing a continuous set of inspired music, taking the audience on a taking the audience on a twisting musical journey using an extensive array of electronic instruments seldom seen in a live concert and incorporating a lot of live sequencing and improvisation (in true ‘Berlin School’ style).

More info can be found here.