Hacklander \ Hatam is the hard-hittin’ drum + electronic music duo of Farahnaz Hatam & Colin Hacklander. Interested in transparency, liberation, rhythmic stability & its absence, the depth of radical material heteronomy in contemporary capitalism & the nature of our mobilized conditioning; sound as sculptural material; sound as a medium in which ideas are communicated; digital sound synthesis with SuperCollider; drums, percussion & gongs.
Eva Bowan is a Polish born Brighton (UK) based multidisciplinary artist working in the fields of Music, Graphic Design, Photography, Video and Illustration.
Her interest lies in combining analogue and digital techniques, both in visual and sonic art, leading to exciting fusions of organic textures with electronic elements and glitch. She creates captivating surreal worlds which are a mixture of dreams, hidden fantasies, observing the nature and overanalysing the world around and within.
Her sound can be described as a unique combination of electronica, ambient and industrial pop.
In the past year she supported acts like: James Holden, Swans, Tim Hecker, Gazelle Twin, Rosie Lowe, Silver Apples, Umberto, Pregnant and more.
Bhob Rainey is an award-winning composer / performer, saxophonist, and sound designer. In 1998, with trumpeter Greg Kelley, he founded the duo Nmperign, which quickly became a model for a new phase of non-idiomatic improvisation often referred to as "lowercase" or "EAI" (Electroacoustic Improvisation). In 2000 he founded The BSC, an improvising large ensemble, in which he developed techniques for an improvisational discipline that were eventually outlined in his 2011 publication, Manual. Throughout the late 1990's and early 2000's he performed globally and collaborated with numerous improvisers of both the (then) current and previous generations, including Axel Dörner, Andrea Neumann, Günter Müller, Michel Doneda, Lê Quan Ninh, and many others.
Guido Zen is an Italian electronic musician and producer based in Rome and London. His path started as a sound engineer in London in the mid-nineties while his own projects were beginning to take shape. His first releases date back to 1997. In 1999 he founded the Gamers In Exile duo and their own Unbearable Recordings label that released a long series of seven inches of their music and other artists.
Photo: Andrea Mündelein
Aloïs Yang, born in 1986 Dax, France, raised in Taiwan, now based in London, is a sound artist, designer and electronic musician who produces work that explores the relation and interaction between people, sound, and the external world. His work is influenced both by scientific refer- ence and human imperfection of understanding the nature.
Photo: Wang Yu
Abul Mogard approached music in old age. He was born in Belgrade and spent most of his life working in a Serbian factory. When he retired, he felt that his accustomed environment with all the acoustic noises he had been listening to during his working years was gone.
Music was a way to somehow recreate these surroundings, and not having a formal musical education he realised that using electronic musical instruments would make this possible. These machines could also make similar sounds to the ones he remembered. He started working with synthesisers and other devices, some of which he has built himself over the past few years.
So far he has made four solo albums and various others releases in collaboration with other artists.