The Poly

24 Church St, Falmouth : 01326 319461
The Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society

What's On Calendar

Have a look at the calendar text here to see what's coming up.

Music // Coming up // Damo Suzuki
10 August

Damo Suzuki

co:noise presents Damo Suzuki (ex-Can vocalist), with his sound carriers: The Mildred Maude Orchestra of Public Noise
Fifty years since Can played in Cornwall, the legendary band’s former frontman, Damo Suzuki is coming to perform in Falmouth – and you can join him as his ‘sound carriers’.
Can were widely hailed as the pioneers of the German krautrock scene, and their experimental music has had a major influence on modern artists, from Radiohead to Aphex Twin. Damo Suzuki was Can’s vocalist during their notable albums Tago Mago, Future Days and Ege Bamyasi – his freeform and often improvised lyrics defining the period for the band.
In the last few decades, Damo Suzuki has been building up a network of ‘sound carriers’, touring the world to collaborate with thousands of musicians. He improvises with the sound carriers, who are usually from the local area. In the past, Suzuki’s sound carriers have included artists such as Goat, Mogwai, Mars Volta, Spiritualized, Tame Impala, Acid Mothers Temple and Boredoms. 
For his first Cornwall performance since leaving Can, his sound carriers will be the Mildred Maude Orchestra of Public Noise. Mildred Maude are an improvisational melodic noise band (who recently supported The Fall to a mesmerised crowd), and the Orchestra of Public Noise is you, the audience. During the final half of the set, you will be invited on stage to make music using specially made instruments that require no technical knowledge or conventional musical ability. You will be able to collectively build the sonic backdrop on which Damo Suzuki will sing over. This truly is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
The event is organised by co:noise, a project by local non-profit arts organisation Moogie Wonderland. The project enables non-musicians and musicians of all levels and ages to play music together, with the aim of inspiring people to find new routes to making music. co:noise events are usually in live settings and they are set up in a way that allows people to make music without any previous experience needed.

Doors open at 8pm, with support to be confirmed. This is an all-ages show and tickets are free for under 12s (free tickets do not exclude the £1 Poly Fund charge).

Please note that ear plugs are recommended if you would like to join in on stage.


Ray & Liz

Celebrated British photographer Richard Billingham’s BAFTA nominated kitchen sink drama is an intricate family...

Find out more

Freedom and Flight

Welcoming you to a collaborative exhibition of eclectic and uplifting works inspired by freedom and flight, from Sue...

Find out more

On the Basis of Sex

Inspired by the true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Felicity Jones), On the Basis of Sex tells the story of a young Ruth...

Find out more
Contact us:

T: 01326 319461


The Poly, 24 Church Street, Falmouth, TR11 3EG

Social Media:

Keep up to date with The Poly:

Icon Icon Icon

© The Poly - The Poly is the trading name of the Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society Limited, a company limited by guarantee and incorporated in England and Wales with company registration number 03909555 and registered charity number 1081199, with its registered office at 24 Church Street, Falmouth TR11 3EG