Haku Sungho & Misantrop
12 March 20, 9 pm
Venue: Pogo Bar
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«Shifts» explores innovative ways to perform sound. Using the programming language Max/MSP, Haku Sungho and Misantrop have each developed unique tools for music improvisation.
Haku Sungho is a Korean-Japanese musician and artist, whose practice often revolves around instrument building. His forthcoming debut album (Bedouin Records, 2020) combines his aptitude as a singer and guitarist, modular synths keenness, and recordings of instrumentalist solos. For «Shifts,» Haku will be performing with a tool constructed to reinterpret the album live, deconstructing the recordings in interplay with his modular setup—allowing the roles of soloist and performer to mutate.
Misantrop (Nicolai Vesterkær Krog) is a Danish music/sound artist, DJ, instigator of the Foul-Up label, and half of Berlin’s Force Field event series team. Adding to ongoing interest in presence, Misantrop has been increasingly focused on performativity. During «Shifts,» Misantrop will be performing using his new tool “Shapeshifter”. In conjunction with a Roland TR-707 drum machine, an array of digital and physical sound sources are triggered, creating a palette of morphing, merging, and juxtaposing sounds. With its queer perspective, “Shapeshifter” adds to an ongoing scrutiny of style-worshipping as an extension of exclusion.
Supervisor: Professor Hans Peter Kuhn
Image: © Nicolai Vesterkær Krog