Set-up and run by A. David Crawforth and now in its 11th year, Post Modular is the first UK company that pioneered the idea of supplying and making accessible unusual synthesizer modules in Britain, primarily for the eurorack standard and then joined by one of its main inspirations: Buchla – to further encourage experimentation via the analogue/digital crossover.
In 2004 Crawforth got into the modular ethos – believing that the sonic world should have more creative alternatives to computer software dominated electronic sound. In 2008/9 – with a shoestring of support from family and friends – Post Modular was launched to spread the word.
During this time the modular scene has undergone an incredible renaissance – multiplying exponentially. Post Modular is proud to have supplied not only the end user, but also the initial set-ups of all the newer UK wide initiatives that have sprung up to meet this demand.
Post Modular identifies Eurorack as the most accessible and creatively exciting modular format available – and will endeavor to support and supply the most unusual and unique of these brands.
Crawforth is a founding member of the influential artist run organisation Beaconsfield in Vauxhall London, and has been making experimental sound and performance art works that include Rude Mechanic with Hayley Newman and Finnish duo Pan sonic in 1996 and a double album released under the same title in 1999 – listen to track here. Crawforth makes sound installations with Naomi Siderfin under the moniker BAW, as well as individual works under his own name.
This collaboration with Gilbert & Siderfin is ongoing, with most recent sonic collaboration Famine Pass exhibited at Helsinki Contemporary in December 2018.
Special thanks go to Peter Edwards, Minna Haukka and Tony & Wendy Crawforth – without whose unwavering belief, generosity of spirit and practical help, Post Modular would never have got off the ground…