Welcome to Automatronic

Automatronic is a collective, formed in 2013, that seeks to explore, commission, promote and perform new music for the unique combination of organ and electronics. As well as an annual festival in the autumn, we have many events both in the UK and abroad - please see our Diary for specific dates. Details of past concerts may be found on the Archive page.

The Latest

  • Melos III & Vertical 5 | 23 April 2016

    Vertical+Melos - Square Colour
    Automatronic and St Laurence Church present a durational performance collaboration between movement artist Alexandra Baybutt and composer Huw Morgan.

    A live movement performance exploring the spatiality of breath, cellular forms and permeability. Engaging the shifting contours of the performer, her materiality and navigation of the environment, this solo work will inhabit the space of St Laurence’s Church, excavating fragments of another world with a non verbal, non linear language and presence. Over five hours, this form will generate its inner world in parallel to Huw Morgan’s installation for organ + electronics, Melos III.

    The Vertical series was initiated in 2013 by visual artist and designer Moi Tran and movement artist Alexandra Baybutt, with theatre director Ria Samartzi. Joining this iteration is artist Pascal Ancel Bartholdi, documenting the performance in this unique space, built in 1968.

    “Melos” (melody, arc) is an ongoing series of site-specific works of sustained duration for organ+electronics created by Huw Morgan. This is its third iteration: further versions will be created for venues in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and Berlin later this year.

    The performance lasts five hours and is free admission – you are encouraged to come and go as you please. At 5.30pm a concert of new music for organ+electronics will follow, given by members of Automtronic (Huw Morgan and Michael Bonaventure).

    Photo by Dori Balczó

  • Pembroke College Cambridge

    Our first date of 2016 is just over a month away! Watch this space for more details of our performance at Pembroke College Cambridge on Monday 29 February, and further performances in 2016.

  • Autumn festival 2015

    Thanks to everyone who came to support our three Autumn Festival concerts this year! We were thrilled to have such great audiences to hear our new music. Please watch this space for confirmation of our 2016 autumn festival dates.auto_10Oct2015_3

  • Michael in Cologne

    Automatronic member Michael Bonaventure gave a concert at the wonderful Kunst-Station Sankt Peter in Cologne, including works by himself, Luiz Henrique Yudo, David Sutton-Anderson, Automatronic member Huw Morgan, Dominik Susteck and a new work by Rene HuysmansKunst-Station Sankt Peter

  • Canterbury festival 2015

    We were delighted to play once again for the Canterbury Festival, and were thrilled to have had a full house at CCCU chapel on 19 October. Lauren presented a new work by former CCCU pupil Rosie Johnson, plus there was music by Huw and Michael. We very much hope to return for the 2016 festival!DSC00894