Wednesday March 9, 7:00pm
Rough Trade East
Old Truman Brewery, 
91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL

The next X-Ray Audio live event will be London's biggest and best independent record store Rough Trade East in Brick Lane on March 9th. And we are even more pleased that we will be joined by legendary torch singer Marc Almond.

In the first half Stephen Coates will tell the story of the Soviet bone bootleggers and their x-ray recordings and in the second, Marc will perform two songs which will be recorded direct to x-ray by Aleks Kolowski.

The event is free on a first come first served basis but you can guarantee entry by reserving a copy of our book 'X-Ray Audio: The Strange Story of Soviet Music on the Bone' through the ticket link.

In the cold war era, the Soviet recording industry was ruthlessly controlled by the State. But a secret and risky subculture of bootleg recordings arose. Incredibly, music mad bootleggers found an extraordinary way to copy illegal gramophone records of Western Jazz, rock ' n' roll and forbidden Russian music - they built homemade recording machines and used X-Rays as the base for their illegal recordings

Join us for a very special event with the X-Ray Audio Project.

Stephen Coates (The Real Tuesday Weld) author of X-Ray Audio: The Strange Story of Soviet Music on the Bone will tell the amazing secret history of these ghostly records and of the people who made, bought and sold them.

Then in an extraordinary demonstration of the Soviet bootleg process, legend Marc Almond will perform songs (including music by the forbidden Soviet singer Vadim Kozin) which will be cut onto x-ray live by sound artist Aleks Kolkowski using a 1940s analogue recording lathe.