Russell Haswell + Painjerk, Rashad Becker at NK Berlin / Wednesday, 07.01.2015
Russell Haswell is a restlessly forward-thinking, multi-disciplinary artist, performer and curator born in Coventry and currently based in Suffolk, England. With a background steeped in computer music, black metal, noise, techno, free-stye and solo improvisation, his practice is renowned for broaching the extremities of visual and sonic arts.
He’s performed in noted live and HDJ [hard disc jockey] actions with Aphex Twin, Gescom, Pan Sonic and Masami Akita (Merzbow), among others, and worked with Florian Hecker on Iannis Xenakis’ UPIC system in their Haswell & Hecker duo, whose ‘Blackest Ever Black’ (Warner Classics) LP is widely considered a milestone of modern electronic music composition.
From Painjerk’s own bio: “Painjerk is one-man sonic project run by Kohei Gomi. Gomi began home-recordings of the experiment of the sound in the mid-80s when Tascam (Teac) just released 4 multi-tracks cassette recorder called “Porta One Studio” for the beginers of home-recording.
He mixed influence of the punk art (and primitives) and influence of method of psychosomatic surrealist. The recorded / performed work does not have each with the independent meanings and is the pieces of assemblage. And it is also the pieces produced by obsession.”
Rashad Becker: “rashad becker was born in 1970 owing to unprotected coition. he was admitted to the fortress europe at age 12. he grew up to be a certified emergency medical technician and ornamental blacksmith but went on dedicating his professional life to less useful things. since about 2000 he eats miso for it’s delicious taste and proclaimed health benefits. since about 2002 he started losing his hair.”
“Becker’s name will be known to a lot of people – indeed it appears on many, many records – but his music won’t be. His day job is as the mastering and cutting engineer in Berlin’s world-famous Dubplates and Mastering, where his role involves entering into a creative dialogue with the music of others, helping them to achieve what they set out to with their compositions in the final product.”
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Russell Haswell + Painjerk, Rashad Becker
Wednesday, 07th January 2015 | 19:30 CET
NK Projekt Berlin | Elsenstr. 52 | 2.Hinterhaus Etage 2 | 12059 Berlin/Neukölln