Clock DVA - Futurama Festival 2022


Clock DVA

Clock DVA, are increasingly considered as one of the pre-eminent pioneers of pre-80’s experimental music alongside and in collaborative association with Throbbing Gristle and Cabaret Voltaire. Adi Newton has long since described the process of making music as his research. It represents a more thoughtful and reflective body of work than that which dominates his peer group. Newton’s grasp of the philosophical connotations of technology placed him apart from most of its practitioners. Clock DVA acclaimed albums include the 1988 ‘Buried Dreams'(Considered by many as an electronic masterpiece) and the 1980 electro – acoustic album ‘Thirst’.  Considered by Paul Morley in his NME review as one of the best debut albums of the 1980’s alongside Joy Divisions ‘Unknown Pleasures’ and The Falls ‘Dragnet’. It’s been quite a journey for Clock DVA but they continue to present and release new music and perform critical acclaimed audio-visual performances in Europe and the USA.  Past or future Clock DVA stand on the edge of now, continually developing & researching and exploring new ways in which to transmit the spirit and soul that is behind and beyond technology & technique. Clock DVA’s aim is fundamentally simple but also a complex desire to connect to the human spirit that is the centre of what we are and to open the possibility of what sound and art can be. Ian Rankin OBE places ‘Thirst’ by Clock DVA  in his favourite albums of all time and there will be many others who feel the same. Since the re- formation in 2010 the new Clock DVA is represented by: Adi Newton, Tez Maurizio Martinucci and Panagiotis Tomaras. It’s fantastic to have such a groundbreaking band appear in Liverpool. They appeared at the 1980 Futurama in Leeds and were one of the highlights of the festival, we hope they are again. Welcome back to the Futurama