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Aug.2010


NEW RELEASES ::._.: :._.. .. ..:._.:._.. .. .


Here are recent Haco-related CDs:


  1. -VARIOUS ARTISTS: 25 (CD)

                                                     -- released in August, 2010 (Accretions, Japan/US)


press release from Accretions: 'Accretions celebrates their 25th anniversary with 25 - a compilation CD featuring some of their perennial and more recent creative contributors including Damon Holzborn, Haco, Bill Horist, Dawn of Midi, Donkey, Eric Glick Rieman, Hans Fjellestad, Jason Robinson, Michael Dessen, Marcelo Radulovich, Marcos Fernandes, Nathan Hubbard and Santiago Latorre. 25 encapsulates a quarter century of the label's sonic experiments and suggests a trajectory for their future explorations.'


LISTEN: http://www.accretions.com/catalog/25.asp

  1. -PHONOPHANI: KREKEN  (CD)

                                                   -- released in June, 2010 (Rune Grammofon, Norway)


press release from Rune Grammofon: 'Kreken is the fourth album from Phonophani, aka Espen Sommer Eide, possibly Norway´s most original and inventive electronica musician today. In addition to being a multi-instrumentalist he is also a digital electronics expert, programmer and instrument builder, which goes a long way in explaining why he doesn´t sound much like anything else. His music is about rediscovering the great mystery of music through dissecting the sound of ordinary or ”real” instruments such as cello, vibraphone, guitars and the human voice and dissolving melodies into their elementary particles. While he has previously turned his attention to other cultures and traditions, with Kreken he has now tuned his ears to Norway´s own traditional folk music and instruments, it´s melodic content and special tuning systems, all treated electronically in one way or another. Among the guests are Jenny Hval (Rockettothesky) and American guitarist David Grubbs (Gastr Del Sol, The Red Krayola).'


*Haco collaborated and recorded a vocal part for the track “Gubijinso”.


LISTEN: http://soundcloud.com/phonophani



WRITING ::._.: :._.. .. ..:._.:._.. .. .


  1. -SAWAKO: NIJIKA  (DVD+Booklet)

                                                    -- released in May, 2010 (Tiny Tiny Press, US)


Nijika is sawakos installation using projection, light, clothes and sound, which was first exhibited at AD&A Gallery, Osaka in 2008. The fragments of memories and the layers of light create the fragile space of dream.


For Nijika booklet, Taylor Deupree and Maki Kaoru captures the ephemeral moments of Nijika through their camera lenses. Haco and San Francisco base curator, Ed Patuto contribute texts about the work.
The performance videos of Midori Hirano, o.blaat and sawako in Nijika as a stage set, the video documentation of Nijika installation and sawako’s unreleased video works are in the DVD.


MORE INFORMATION: http://www.tinytinypress.com/e/?p=161sawako

WORKSHOPS ::._.: :._.. .. ..:._.:._.. .. .


  1. -Haco’s Sound Bugscope Workshop   -- in July, 2010.


Gave the workshop on sound art and improvisation for 2 days in the festival, “Jazz Art Sengawa” in Tokyo, Japan.


PERFORMANCES .::._.: :._.. .. ..::._.: :.


  1. -Haco (vocal, electronics), Hiromich Sakamoto (cello, effects), and Ryoji Arai (live painting)  -- in July, 2010.


Performed at Sengawa Theater for the festival, “Jazz Art Sengawa” in Tokyo, Japan.


Also Haco has been performing solo using electronics (laptop, effects) and her voice, accompanied by video images.


CHECK THE SCHEDULE: http://www.myspace.com/hacohaco

  1. -VARIOUS ARTISTS: MAGNETIC TRACES: A Survey of French and Australian Sound Art (CD)

                                                     -- released in April, 2010 (Swarming, France)


All tracks were featured in the exhibition "Magnetic Traces: A Survey of French and Australian Sound Art," held at Project Space (July 31-August 21, 2009) and West Space (July 30-August 15, 2009), Melbourne, Australia: Including Marc Baron, Loic Blairon, Anthea Caddy, Jean-Luc Guionnet, Camilla Hannon, Eric La Casa, Cedric Peyronnet, Lizzie Pogson, Geoff Robinson, Philip Samartzis, Thembi Soddel、Eamon Sprod, Tarab, Thomas Tilly.


Curated by Eric La Casa and Phlip Samartzis.

Includes a leaflet with liner notes by Eric La Casa and Philip Samartzis, track notes by the artists, and color photos of the exhibition.


*Haco contributed her voice recordings for a piece, “Insect Woman” by Philip Samartzis.


LISTEN: http://www.ftarri.com/cdshop/goods/swarming/swarming-002.html



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