Langham Research Centre is a group devoted to authentic performances of classic electronic music, and the creation of new music from their instrumentarium of vintage analogue devices.




On Saturday 20th September Langham Research Centre and Peter Blegvad presented a live broadcast for BBC Radio 3 from Broadcasting House. Eschatology is a radiophonic drama about the end of the world, witnessed from a liner adrift on a deserted ocean.

Written and narrated by Peter Blegvad, the last survivors are played by Harriet Walters and Guy Paul. Susan Rae delivers updates on the apocalypse as it spreads around the planet.  

Music and sound effects are composed and performed by Langham Research Centre, using vintage electronic instruments and tape machines. 

Eschatology is a poetic exploration of the end of everything: of land where we take to ships, of radio contact when white noise fills the receiver; of individual sounds as they echo into space.

◫ 25 Aug 2014 read more ►

The Quietus reviews Langham Research Centre’s Muffled Cyphers, which premiered recently at Only Connect Festival in Oslo:

◫ 29 May 2014 read more ►

Wondering Sound review of Langham Research Centre’s new realisations of John Cage

◫ 2 Apr 2014 read more ►

Extracts from debut performance of Freedom or Death - composed and performed by Langham Research Centre. Catherine Carter - soprano

◫ 5 Jan 2014 read more ►

Asked to compose a new piece about the struggle for women’s suffrage, Langham Research Centre were inspired to write Freedom Or Death after the 1913 Emmeline Pankhurst speech of the same name, heavily featuring her words in the libretto.

The piece was written for tape machines, analogue synthesisers and the mezzo-soprano Catherine Carter. 

This is the final movement, heard here in its first live performance at Simulacra Studios in London. Photo by Olivia Milani.

◫ 6 Sep 2013 read more ►

Thursday 25th April saw the Barbican Art Gallery host Langham Research and Ian Pace, for an evening of music by John Cage.

◫ 18 Apr 2013 read more ►

Langham Research Centre recording Cartridge Music by John Cage. Filmed by Helen Petts.

◫ 30 Mar 2013 read more ►