The Synergy Project
Friday, 9th of February 2007
SEOne Club London Bridge, Weston Street, SE1London UK
The dynamic collective of the Synergy community returns to bring together the many inspired souls of today, to celebrate a better world for tomorrow. Synergy is a magical indoor festival, combining musicians, Djs, Vjs, performers, and artists from all corners of creativity, joined by various proactive NGO’s and charities.
Synergy strives to create an optimistic approach in raising awareness on the many crucial issues affecting our world today. The events gather some of the Uk’s leading creative multimedia organizations supported by international NGO’s such as Oxfam, Survival, Speak, WWF, Greenpeace, Arc, and Campaign Against Climate Change, to provide just the right mix of open hearted enjoyment and meaningful reflection for a new direction.
This new event will host an incredibly varied mix of different elements:
Presents: “Dream World”
The little green planet crew have gained their reputation through legendary outdoor parties in magical locations throughout the Uk. This will be the first of two indoor events planed for this year bringing together a storming mix of uplifting Psychedelic Trance artists and a full immersive psychedelic vibe!
Funky & Melodic blend of Psychedelic and Progressive Trance
Forest-born organic textures with energetic sonic grooves, a delicate balance of clean chilled sounds and cheeky dynamic synths.
Hopi (Dragonfly records)
Leila (Dragonfly records)
Jeremy (Liquid records/LGP)
G-Nome (Org Kaos/LGP)
Liquid Djems (Liquid records)
Liquid Elf (Liquid records/LGP)
In the Blue Room…
Striving to constantly evolve and explore new horizons, Synergy introduces a new alternative style of chill-out, venturing into contemporary realms of fresh and experimental forms of electronic music. The room will be hosted by a collaboration between IDSpiral and Pixel Addicts, supported by Boltfish Recordings to present a cutting edge multi media environment that will take you on a journey through an eclectic mix of IDM, Glitch and Melodic Abstract Electronica
(Toytronic / Benbecula)
Glitchy Orchestral-influenced Melodic Electronica / IDM
(Soma / Iwari)
Electro-influenced Dreamy Electronic Lullabies
(Boltfish Rec. / en:peg Digital)
Complex IDM Beat Patterns Immersed in Atmospheric Synth Tones
Abstract / Glitchy Emotive Electronica
(Toytronic / Boltfish Rec.)
Atmospheric Electro / IDM
(Boltfish Rec. / Static Caravan)
Warm Experimental Melodic Electronica
Cinematic Glitched-Out Electronica
(Native State Records / IDSpiral)
Post Rock Meets Minimal Glitch DJ Set
In the Cream Room…
Silk Road Arts
We live in an age when unprecedented contact between peoples seems to throw up more borders and suspicion
The legendary Silk Road is an example of age-long exchanges between peoples – Jew, Muslim, Christian, Buddhist – from Moorish Spain to Arab peninsula, across Central Asia to China. In their trade they left traces in each other’s dance, song, poetry, beliefs.
SILK ROAD ARTS is an initiative to foster greater harmony by offering events, workshops, and artists inspired by the Silk Road. One of the areas of our mission is to re-introduce Muslim and non-Muslim to a spiritually tolerant expression of Islam and wider view of its arts.
Showcasing brilliant, indigenously trained artists and groups, SILK ROAD ARTS brings an ancient power to move and illuminate our rootless three-minute culture. We are pleased to host the room with Kazum! – Organizers of OrientExpress live music and club nights with a focus on Turkish and Balkan music.
Hurriyya (Live & Workshop)
Hurriyya (‘freedom’) is a ‘dabka’ dance troupe performing Palestinian and Middle-eastern community dances. After a shortened performance Alia Alzougbi will lead a workshop ideally suited to the Synergy gathering. The ‘dabka’ dance is a line step-dance often danced at weddings by men and women, young and old alike, from the Arab world to Turkey and Greece, generating great community togetherness. No experience necessary!
Michael Ormiston (Live)
A performance of Mongolian music using throat singing, morin khuur (horse head fiddle), and Tobshuur (plucked lute). Michael Ormiston specializes in Mongolian Khöömii (overtone) singing, being one of the few Westerners to study with masters in Mongolia and given permission to sing Khöömii.
‘Taraweeh’ means ‘refreshment of the soul’. Led by master ney-player Louai Alhenawi, this five-piece ensemble offers a rare chance to hear passionate Sufi music from the Arab tradition.
DJ Seb and DJ Moody from OrientExpress (new, urban and chilled beats from Turkey, the Balkans and beyond)
Short, sweet interludes of Persian mysticism read by Saghar Forouhi
Kazum! cafe with Turkish tea, baklavas, halva, falafels
Visual design by Lightning Rod from Bubblevision and Silk Road Arts
Also featuring Wendalena’s LIVE portrait drawing class
In the Red Room…
United Tribes of Dance
After ‘Spirit Dance’ at Sunrise 2006 comes: ‘At The Speed of Love’
A Sacred Dance space where the Tribes of Dance come together as One, in Truth, dedicated to personal and planetary transformation. Now!
United Tribe of Dance is a conscious and intentional dance space of the highest quality, dedicated to personal and planetary transformation, and to creating and sharing a sense of the sacred. At its core is the creation of a friendly, open and heart-centred vibe through the alchemical synthesis of the intention, music, lights, dÃ©cor and people.
Groundswell to Stargate
Guided visually-enhanced dance journey through the genres into the experience of divinity and back. A taste of what is to come
Sean Holland (Live) – Funky Tribal Progressive
DJ U.M.B. – Arabic House
(Shisha Sound Systems)
DJ Arjuna – Uplifting and Tribal Trance
(United Tribes of Dance)
Zetan Spore (Live) – Cornish Tribal Psy-Trance
The Bee (Kimberley) – Deep House Love-Grooves
Fully immersive UV environment
Energetically-cleansed, crystal-enhanced space
Earth altar, Oxygen
Info on 9/11 Truth Movement
Freedom, love, treats and the friendliest vibe
In the Deep Blue Room…
Small World Stage
A musical treat deep from the heart of the venue. A top draw line up of intense, beautiful and inspiring artists from the UK’s Alternative Folk and Underground Acoustic scene.
Hush The Many (Live)
Radiohead take a trip in the woods from truly mesmerising to utterly intense
Hauntingly beautiful. If Enya came from Transylvania she would make music like this
Jamie Woon (Live)
Deservedly creating a gentle storm wherever he plays Looped guitar and vocals like champagne and chocolate
Beautiful songs of community and action. Addressing the issues we face to change our world
Edwin’s Encyclopaedia (Live)
A veritable cornucopia of weirdness. The strangest instruments accompanying Edwin’s harmonic vocals.
All woven together by Dj Pony
A series of presentations hosted by Jeff (GoodJeff) Lester will be held in the Small World area (deep blue room) from 10:00 to 12:30: ‘Night of the Counterculture, Past, Present, and Future’
Sue Hall has been involved in the English Counterculture since the sixties. She will present a series of historical photos from the Sixties Counterculture and talk about the influences that led up to it. Sue will tell us what it was like to be at the legendary Alternative Sixties club UFO as well as the legendary sixties ‘happening’, the 14 hour Technicolour Dream She will then be happy to take questions from the audience. Sue recently gave a well-received talk on LSD in Basel at the 100th birthday of LSD inventor Albert Hoffmann.
Lee Harris, familiar to many as the owner of Britain’s legendary ‘headshop’ on Portobello Road, Alchemy, described himself as a ‘footsoldier of the underground’. He will share his vast knowledge of the Sixties Counterculture with us by recounting in his inimitable fashion various scenes and tales from that time. LEE, now an ‘Angel Headed hip hop artist’ is still very active in the Counterculture and in Jimmy Hendrix’s words is ‘keeping the freak flag flying high’.
The Rainbow Family the biggest community of Alternative people in the world (anyone can join) and the amazing Rainbow Gatherings have gathered people from the Counter culture together since 1972. Su and several other Family members will recount the history of the Gatherings and talk about the philosophy behind them, taking questions from the audience as well.
Megatripolis @ Forever: first chapter in a series of sci-fi club radio plays by the legendary Counterculture impresario, Fraser Clark. inventor of Megatripolis (at Heaven) and The Warp Experience (SE1). Enter here (at your own risk) for the great time travel experiment. Starring: Kate Alderton, Funmi Olowe, Leigh Kelly, Mitch Davies, Luci Boccino, Camden Macdonald. Directed by Camden Macdonald.
Host: Jeff (GoodJeff) Lester has been an Alternative Culture activist from the Sixties to the present, both in both in America and Britain. He specialises in creating talks and debates on issues of interest to the Counterculture and Rave Generation. His passion for the Neil Oram’s 23 hour theatrical CounterCulture opus The Warp led him to bring it to bring it to Fraser Clark’s club The Warp Experience (SE1) in 1999.
Synergy’s inclusive to Smokers and Non-Smokers alike
As most of you will know Synergy is one of the pioneering clubs that supports the peaceful (and healthy) coexistence of smokers and non-smokers alike. To this effect we are designating large areas that are clearly marked as non smoking. We have received much support for this attempt – thank you to all who help us achieve this not always easy goal.
Glow toy performances throughout the venue by the Jedi Jugglers
Friday 9th of February 2007
Starting at 10pm and finishing at 8am
The venue is the SeOne Club, Weston Street, London Bridge
Advanced tickets are available for £15 plus booking fee from our website or for £20 on the door, £15 concessions are only available on the door with valid proof
Please bring ID if you look like you might still be in your teens
Physical Tickets from:
Access All Areas – 2nd Floor, 30c Camden Lock Place, London NW1 8AF 0207 267 832
StarTessa, unit 522 camden stables market (Ex-Psychedelic Dream Temple)
& the Synergy Centre, 220 Farmer’s Road Camberwell SE5 0TW
We are happy to meet you! =)
Next Confirmed Events: 2007
Friday 30th March / Friday 11th May
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