1. "The Oramics machine is a device of great importance to the development of British electronic music. It's a great shame that Daphne's contribution has never been fully recognised, but now that we have the machine at the Science Museum, it's clear for all to see that she knew exactly how music was going to be made in the future, and created the machine to do it."

    Mick Grierson, Director of Creative Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London, and Director of the Daphne Oram collection.

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  2. CLIC Sargent Kick Campaign - promo presented by Mark Chapman of Radio Five Live who tries and fails to learn the impressive skills demonstrated by freestyle football champion John Farnworth.

    Register today to take part in Kick - the fun football fundraiser and help children and young people with cancer.

    Music by Selvin Cooper

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  3. Another in the series of masterclasses held at the London Centre of Contemporary Music, hosted by producer Richie Stevens.

    Music by Dennis Bovell, Richie Stevens and featuring Spy on bass guitar.

    Dennis Bovell has earned himself the reputation of being Britain's reggae maestro, from pioneering early developments in the genre over 20 years ago to producing classic hits. He is renowned as an accomplished multi-instrumentalist (playing guitar, bass and keyboards), sound engineer, composer, band leader and producer and continues to lead the UK scene with innovative and adventurous music.

    Born in Barbados in 1953, Dennis Bovell joined his parents in London when he was twelve. Whilst still at school Bovell joined his first band, Road Works Ahead, before forming the group Stonehenge. Influenced by rock steady, this band gave birth to the three-part harmony section that was later to become the trademark of Bovell's next group, Matumbi, formed in 1970.

    Matumbi (meaning 'reborn' in Yoruba) were to become Britain's premier reggae band at a time when the genre was spreading from Jamaica to a wider international audience. After a period backing visiting Jamaican artists such as Pat Kelly and Ken Booth, the band enhanced their reputation further with a string of successful singles. After Tonight, the band's first hit, is to this day played on continuous rewind in the Revival Hall of Fame and another single, The Man In Me is regarded as a British reggae classic. In 1979 Matumbi reached the UK Top Ten charts with Point of View . Altogether the band made four albums for EMI.

    At the same time Bovell was building his formidable reputation as a musician, producer and sound engineer, collaborating with great artists including I Roy, Steel Pulse and Errol Dunkley and Johnny Clarke. After leaving Matumbi, Bovell continued to diversify his musical talents. He produced Janet Kay's huge hit Silly Games, which reached number two in the UK charts in 1979 and opened his own recording facility Studio 80. Bovell also formed the Dub Band, beginning an enduring partnership with reggae poet Linton Kwesi Johnson which has resulted in classic albums including Forces of Victory (1979), Bass Culture (1980), Tings An' Times (1991) and LKJ in Dub: Volumes One and Two (1981, 1992). It has also meant tours around the world playing to audiences from South Africa to Sweden, from Japan to Germany.

    The 1980s saw Bovell in great demand as a producer, working with bands as diverse as The Slits, Chalice, The Thompson Twins and Bananarama. He re-mixed albums for the great Marvin Gaye as well as Wet Wet Wet and The Boomtown Rats and worked closely with Nigerian Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Other great artists that Bovell has worked with include Alpha Blondy, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Dexy's Midnight Runners, Edwin Collins and Pablo Moses.

    Bovell has also carved a niche out for himself in the world of television and film. He was the musical director for the film Babylon and for the TV series The Boy Who Won the Pools (ITV). He wrote the theme music for the Channel 4 documentary series The Bandung File and for the BBC 2 programme Rhythms of the World .

    Throughout this period Bovell continued his career as a solo artist, releasing a number of albums: A Who Seh Go Deh; Leggo A Fi We Dis; I Wah Dub; Higher Ranking Scientific Dub; Yu Learn; Strictly Dubwise, Brain Damage and Audio Active. His 1993 release Tactics was lauded as 'assured, polished reggae from a master producer and musician' (Elle magazine) and featured a wealth of great musicians such as Rico Rodriquez (trombone), Eddie Thornton (trumpet) and Steve Gregory (flute and saxophone). Bovell's 1997 album Dub of Ages with its 10 inspired tracks continued the dub excursions which began over 25 years ago when Bovell began making exclusive cuts for his sound system Sufferers Hi-Fi. It also heralded Bovell's 25th year in the music business. To date, Dennis Bovell continues to record, produce and play live all over the world.

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  4. As part of a series produced for The London Centre of Contemporary Music (LCCM) Boy George talks to Richie Stevens for the dub week masterclass.

    Others in the series include:
    Dennis Bovell (Silly Games - Janet Kay) and Nick Manaseh (Manaseh Sound)

    Music Richie Stevens and Boy George

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  5. Setla has delivered many corporate projects over the past years, clients include: Microsoft, Accenture, Ariel, Robinsons and Wanadoo Wireless.

    Here are our favourites:
    Club at the Ivy featuring Kevin Spacey and the Ronnie Scotts Band
    Ariel Tennis Ace Tour featuring Boris Becker and Tim Henman with big screen projection in Trafalgar Square.
    Wanadoo Wireless featuring Jamelia.

    Music by John Stevens, Kevin Spacey and The Ronnie Scotts Band, Richie Stevens and Jamelia.

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Setla Productions

Setla Productions was launched in 2003 by Louise Stevens and Selvin Cooper in order to supply high quality video production services to arts organisations, individual artists/musicians and not-for-profit organisations. By pooling their expertise in independent…

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Setla Productions was launched in 2003 by Louise Stevens and Selvin Cooper in order to supply high quality video production services to arts organisations, individual artists/musicians and not-for-profit organisations. By pooling their expertise in independent film making and live event production, Setla are able to draw on an enormous body of international professionals to produce original AV projects, tailor made to suit clients’ needs. Setla Productions is a Social Enterprise which invests any profits it makes into community development projects

Current productions are:
The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation production of 'A View From The Frontline', to deliver March 2011.
CLIC Sargent - Kick! Campaign film with Mark Chapman and John Farnworth Jan 2011.
Akademi for South Asian Dance - Who We Are. This is a durational project which began Dec. 10 and shall be complete by the Summer 11 when we deliver a DVD of the work that we have been documenting over the months of families workshopping ideas around the theme 'Who We Are'.
The Institute of Psychiatry - 'Refocus on Recovery' conference 2010 Kings College London, documentation and delivery for web.
Office For Public Management (OPM) New Schools Competition films x 3, delivered Summer 10.
One year production contract for VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) 2009-10,
The Renegade Chef shoot Marrakech, Morocco March - April 09,
Stage Fright at CCA Glasgow Saturday 4 April - Saturday 23 May 09 gallery installation 'Beat Your Block' by The Max Factory - post production.

Previous projects include production for Urban Caprice, Club at the Ivy, London featuring Kevin Spacey and The Jersey Boys cam/prod/edit 09,
i-Stop Motion animation project with key stage 2 students, Yerbury School, London 09,
Creative Partnerships CPD education project, training teachers video production in Essex schools, collaboration with Rozi Peters 09,
Southbank Centre, ‘Klang’ a tribute to Karlheinz Stockhausen, cam/edit 08,
London Fashion Week for Associated News cam/edit 08,
V&A Museum ThinkTank films cam/prod/edit 08,
Corpsicles – documentary by Director Rowena Cohen, Edinburgh Film Festival editor 08,
Royal College of Art MATERIALS films cam/prod/edit 08.

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