Bowers & Wilkins commissions a series of three unique music events.

House of St Barnabas

Three acoustic concerts in an intimate venue. Artists include Get Cape.Wear Cape. Fly and Talvin Singh. All the sessions recorded on Binaural microphones, which allows the atmosphere of the music to be recorded for perfect playback on headphones. A true concert for one.

To celebrate the successful launch of its first ever headphones, the P5s, Bowers & Wilkins is proud to announce it has commissioned three intimate acoustic concerts in Soho’s atomospheric House of St Barnabas in Lond0n. The Accidental Powercut concerts feature artists such as Get Cape Wear Cape Fly and Talivin Singh, and take place on the first Thursday of July, August and September. They promise to be extraordinary musical events, that allow attendees to rediscover the element that lies at the very heart of music – True Sound.

And it’s not just the fortunate few who will be able to enjoy the experience. Each of the sessions will be recorded with Binaural microphones. This fascinating process involves using a special ‘dummy head recording microphone’, which captures the sound of the event exactly as a person would perceive it live, capturing the true ambience and sound of the time and space. Subsequent listening through headphones will give the illusion of being right at the scene of the show – a true concert for one. All the recordings will be donated to the audio collection of the British Library.

Highlight of the evenings’ shows will then be available for members of Bowers & Wilkins’ Society of Sound, and customers who purchase the P5 Mobile Hi-Fi headphones and register them online.

The first Accidental Powercut takes place on 1st July, and features exclusive performances from Get Cape.Wear Cape. Fly, Jon McCleery, Speakers Corner Quartet and Polarbear.

You can read our blog post and see some photographs from the first concert here.

2 Comments

  • Ken Moran says:

    Hi – anybody know what he titles are to the 4 Talvin Singh tracks on Accidental Powercut 3? When I downloaded them from the B&W site, they were tagged as Track 1 … Etc.

    Thanks, Ken

  • Bowers & Wilkins says:

    Dear Ken,
    Talvin Singh did not provide us with any titles.
    Kind regards
    Bowers & Wilkins

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