Mar 232017
 

I’m excited to be visiting y’all in the Northern Hemisphere in the coming weeks. These will be the first Cruel Optimism presentations. I also have the great pleasure to host two field recording workshops at the Knockdown Centre and in conjunction with the Pasadena Arts Council (sold out, sorry). Dates are as follows:

MAR 25 BROOKLYN, NY @ KNOCKDOWN CENTER
MAR 26 BROOKLYN, NY @ KNOCKDOWN CENTER
PRESENTING THE RADICAL LISTENER: MASTERCLASS
MAR 28 CHICAGO, IL @ THE EMPTY BOTTLE
MAR 29 SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ THE LAB
MAR 31 LOS ANGELES, CA @ ZEBULON
APRIL 2 JACKSONVILLE, FL @ SUNRAY CINEMA
PRESENTING HEXA:FACTORY PHOTOGRAPHS
APRIL 4 IOWA CITY, IA MISSION CREEK FESTIVAL
PRESENTING HEXA:FACTORY PHOTOGRAPHS
APRIL 5 IOWA CITY, IA MISSION CREEK FESTIVAL

Feb 092017
 

All orders at the emporium as of March 23rd have been shipped. The emporium will not be shipping between March 24 – April 10th, as I’ll be on tour in the USA. See you out there.

Jan 122017
 

EDRM426 HEXA Factory Photographs

This February Jamie Stewart and myself are headed to the UK and EU for the first tour of HEXA’s Factory Photographs. Originally commissioned as part of the Between Two World’s Exhibition at the Gallery Of Modern Art, this project sees us sonically approaching the incredibly affective photography of Mr David Lynch. Musically, I’m partial to how Tiny Mixtapes summarised it. They remarked it is “Inward-looking and beyond bleak, yet ambient enough to meditate into, this session is like circular breathing coal smoke.” See you soon I trust.

DATE: Tuesday 14th February 2017
LOCATION: Firenze (IT)
VENUE: Teatro Della Compagnia
EVENT LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/356579331386300/
https://www.boxol.it/cinemalacompagnia/it/event/hexa-perfoms-david-lynchs/193816

DATE: Wednesday 15th February 2017
LOCATION: London
VENUE: The Forge
EVENT LINK: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/383554

DATE: Thursday 16th February 2017
LOCATION: Bristol
VENUE: The Lantern
EVENT LINK: http://www.colstonhall.org/shows/hexa/

DATE: Friday 17th February 2017
LOCATION: Leeds
VENUE: Howard Assembly Room
EVENT LINK: https://www.operanorth.co.uk/productions/hexa-david-lynch-s-the-factory-photographs

DATE: Saturday 18th February 2017
LOCATION: The Hague
EVENT: Rewire x Korzo
VENUE: Korzo
EVENT LINK: http://www.korzo.nl/nl/producties/rewire-x-korzo-5

DATE: Sunday 19th February 2017
LOCATION: Glasgow
EVENT: Glasgow Film Festival
VENUE: The Glue Factory
EVENT LINK: http://glasgowfilm.org/glasgow-film-festival

DATE: Wednesday 22nd February 2017
LOCATION: Leipzig
VENUE: IFZ
EVENT LINKS: http://ifz.me/

DATE: Thursday 23rd February 2017
LOCATION: Gent
VENUE: Vooruit
EVENT LINK: https://vooruit.be/nl/show/detail/11833/HEXA_with_David_Lynch’s_’Factory_Photographs’_Miaux

Dec 052016
 

Well that was quick. Less than 4 hours after we announced Spyros Polychronopoulos – LEM all of these special objects were spoken for.

Here’s a little note from Spyros about the project:

This album consists of four musical pieces. The music that you are going to listen is not prefabricated or stored in the device memory and every playback is unique. Five independent audio channels are processed, mixed and reproduced in real-time. A different sample is loaded on each channel, chosen randomly from a sample database. Additionally, each channel introduces a different filter featuring unique parameters. The parameters’ values are varying constantly between two points, resulting in a fluid development of the layers across one another in time.

I came to LEM through a discussion on the capabilities and limitations of live electronic music performance with my friend Fotis Kontomichos. In contrast to music performed by instruments, electronic music consists mainly of prerecorded or generated samples synchronized with specialized software. So, the audience in a gig is exposed basically in pure auditory stimuli. Following on from that idea, we thought that we could create a software supporting the dynamic evolution of a varying composition performed live, without the artist’s presence. So, LEM was born out of this simple idea.

Nov 082016
 

London resident Mirko might be familiar to you as a long term collaborator and former member of Cut Copy, or perhaps as the drumming backbone of Australian minimal noise pop outfit Sekiden.

On Lp1, he strikes out his first full length solo offering, a lush suite of electronic entanglements that are deep and enveloping. He recently debuted a video with our friends at FACT. And exclusive audio excerpts can be heard below.

The album surfaces later this month. Or check out his debut ep for free HERE.

Nov 082016
 

HEXA’s auditory response to David Lynch’s Factory Photographs has gone live. You can read a track by track published via our friends at Self-Titled Magazine

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