LA based UK born artist Mark Van Hoen continues to contribute to the electronic music fields and fabrics from the inspirations, observations and movements experienced in the past three plus decades. From earlier Eno, Industrial & Krautrock affinities found in his earliest output going back to 1981, to entering the rave and post-rave cultures of acid-house, dance based pulses with his R&S affiliated imprint Apollo Records debut in 1993. Mark’s foray into the new electronic etched realms of drone and dance pop saw releases from Touch, Editions Mego, R&S, Slumberland, to Pomperipossa Records and still counting.
Contributing to the double helix of the EDM / IDM canons with releases like Truth Is Born Of Arguments, Playing With Time, The Revenant Diary to a wealth of notable collaborations and numerous side projects. Aurobindo: Involution was made with Seefeel’s Daren Seymour, a collaboration with Slowdive’s Neil Halstead and Nick Holton as Black Hearted Brother, work with Louis Sherman as Locust, Mike Harding as Drøne, and a plethora of remixes. Van Hoen’s latest release on Touch ‘Invisible Threads’ continues his long foray into spectral & submersive composition, and his recent live performances in Europe and the USA add the further element of ghostly and decayed video, whose distortions key off the music for a wholly immersive experience.
Sohrab was born in Tehran in 1984. He was seven when the Iran-Iraq war ended. His name, from an old poem called ‘Shahname’, means ‘rouge water’, which can also mean ‘blood’. He started a punk band with his brother and a friend, which lasted about two years before splitting… He was totally isolated in Iran, so he left and now resides in Germany.
Jasmin Blasco (b.1981) is a multi-disciplinary artist who approaches time-based media as the site where sound, image, and language conspire to generate fictions. Through a process of research and abstraction, his practice stages the individual in problematic narratives. He lives and works in Los Angeles.
Marta De Pascalis (Rome, 1987) is an Italian composer living and working in Berlin. Her solo works employ analog synthesis and tape loops, incorporating free playing into steady, repetitive patterns. She has produced two albums of Berlin School minimal synth excursions: the self-released Quitratue (2014) and Anzar (The Tapeworm, 2016). Her new piece ‘Her Core’ will be published on spring 2018 by The Wormhole.
Read our interview with Mark Van Hoen over at 11plus3.de
Touch Presents: Mark Van Hoen (R&S / Touch)
Tuesday, 20th June.2018 | Doors 21:00 CET | Starts 21:00 CET
Monarch | Skalitzer Str. 134 1. Stock | 10999, Berlin