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Venue:
Boot & Saddle1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA Map
Price: $10 General Admission
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 8:00pm

Hiroshi Hasegawa

Japan Noise Night I

Hiroshi Hasegawa, electronics

Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to present a very rare appearance from Hiroshi Hasegawa, founding member of the legendary Japan noise act, C.C.C.C..
 
Using a battery of oscillators, ring modulators and field recordings, Hasegawa’s work masterfully drifts between spaced out analog dream drone and a more extreme form of harsher droning. Born in 1963, Hasegawa began his practice with improvised voice and drums. In 1990, he made the founded C.C.C.C. with the concept of improvised mass-noise. Members included Mayuko Hino, Ryuichi Nagakubo, Fumio Kosakai. Hasegawa began his solo unit ASTRO with analog synthesizers in 1993 and continued playing in C.C.C.C. Though C.C.C.C. is no more, Hasegawa has continued with Astro and his numerous collaborations drifting between dreamy spaced out bliss and full on waterfalls of beautiful noise. Now he is actively playing and issuing and doing many collaboration with other artists. And there are released works beyond 50 titles.

Desiccant

Desiccant (Andy Borsz of Slasher Risk + Newton) is not the rambunctious or violent noise of youthful exuberance, nor the meticulous work of upstarts trying to push the genre to new forms. This is the sort of bleak output only possible from decades of living it. Desiccant is the sound of failed marriages, putting your cat to sleep in a cold veterinarian's office, and holding the hand of a sick loved one helplessly dressed in a paper gown. This is your soundtrack for dying of thirst in a desert and not even caring.

Embarker

Embarker is the solo project of audio visual artist Michael Roy Barker. Currently based in Philadelphia. Mb has also resided along the East Coast in Baltimore and Brooklyn while playing with past / present groups such as Sharks with wings, The George Steeltoe Ensemble, and Hatchers. Mb uses a variety of electronics, modular synthesizer, homemade instruments, voice and processed audio collages to create hyperkinetic,genre-bending music that is often used as a soundtrack to found videos or as an interactive audio visual experience.

 

He has performed at the High Zero Festival in 2002, the International Noise Conference 2006, 2007, 2013,2015 and the 2008 Bent Festival in Los Angeles. He has also studied at STEIM in 2007 and been artist in Residence at the Experimental TV Center in Owego NY 2006-2007. He also has a profound obsession with found media where he has released a CDr of found answering machine tapes on Heresee Records.