Haco is a composer, vocalist, electroacoustic performer, sound artist, and a founding member of After Dinner (1981-1991) and Hoahio. She has created numerous recordings both as a producer and engineer based in Kobe. In her live performances, she uses voice and self- programmed electronics as an organic method. With her “howling pot” performances, which make creative use of feedback, and “Stereo Bugscope,” which captured oscillating sounds emitted by the circuitry of an electronic device, she had developed a new genre of art.
Haco will be bringing new songs from her seventh album Qoosui (Someone Good/Room 40). She uses voice and self-programmed electronics as an ‘organic method’ in her performance, accompanied by video images shot and edited with Mariko Tajiri. Qoosui has won critical acclaim from music and art magazines and has been played on numerous radio programs in Europe, North and South America, Oceania, and Japan.
I have had the pleasure to work with Impact (based down in West London) for a number of years including many wonderful shows they have staged. The video below gives an example of where I was able to bring my knowledge of live looping into the world of visual technology which allowed the service users to create their own audio and visual experience.
But this week there will be a chance for me to venture to one of my favourite venues with a band that has come from working with these driven and talented individuals.
Over 2014 and 15 we put together a band called the ‘good ol boys’ as a part of a wild west set play we were working on. This grew into a band called ‘The Impact’. We went on to write and record our own album ‘In Our World’ which was released last year.
Since the release of the album the band have been keen to play more gigs and further a field. So I contacted my friends at the wonderful venue Club 85 and they have booked the band in for this Friday (2nd March -2018).
Entry will be £5 and the band will perform for 45 mins aswell as other acts.
Come down and support this great and unique project.
I am looking back over what has been a year of extreme turbulence on a personal level.
I will play what could be my final show tomorrow at my home venue Club 85 tomorrow and then return to the cave from whence I came.
Again I have had so much help and support from strangers and friends from the road.
I expect 2018 will be a year of 2 halves as I am planning to play very little for the 1st 6 months or so and then to get the ball rolling with more new material down the line.
As for new recordings I have not a sure fire perspective on when recording will begin. But I am very happy with the new songs I have been playing out over 2017 having added and dropped alot of material from the live set over the last 5 years.
A Brief update for now but hopefully more news will come through in good time.