Image: Masakazu Fukuta
As a vocalist, sound artist and founding member of After Dinner and Hoahio, Haco will be bringing new songs from her seventh album Qoosui (Someone Good/Room 40). She uses voice and self-programmed electronics as an ‘organic method’ in her performance, accompanied by video images shot and edited with Mariko Tajiri. Qoosui has won critical acclaim from music and art magazines and has been played on numerous radio programs in Europe, North and South America, Oceania, and Japan.
“Listening Qoosui feels like stepping into a dream or drowning in clouds of perfume.”––The Wire
“weightless, blissful, but also flightless – always connected to the body whose aurality must be blocked to survive its seduction. This tender voice calls from far away yet from a place we all know, stretched on filaments strung through clouds of condensation, the clinking jigsaw of melting ice, soft flows of breath and dawn mists that speak through water insects and dreaming.” ––David Toop
Haco website: hacohaco.net
Image: Filip Špatenka
Tarnovski (Gurun Gurun)
Hailed as a key figure in Czech experimental-electro music, Tarnovski is a musician, composer and producer, one of the founding members of experimental pop band Miou Miou and the Czech post-everything quartet Gurun Gurun.
Named after a fictional planet from the old school Slovak sci-fi TV series ‘She Came Out of the Blue Sky‘, Gurun Gurun’s musical work combines analogue synthesizers, manipulated field recordings, piezo-amplified objects, DIY instruments and effects to span musical spaces ranging from hypno-minimalist atmospheres to warm tones of slow moving, repetitive melodic stanzas.
His performances commonly include a mixture of glitch electronica, musique concrète, drones, computer deconstruction, quirky sonorities and field recordings. He also runs Jipangu, a small label focused on experimental music and sound art.
Tarnovski website: gurunas.net/tarnovski
Stephen Harvey / redvirginsoil
“I work as a sound and visual artist, improvising performer, composer, photographer and designer. Indeterminism, openness and the collaborative experience are consistent themes within my working methodology. As a studio composer and performing musician I primarily employ acoustic/electric guitars, bass guitar and ‘no-input’ mixer.”
Stephen Harvey soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/redstefff