Hailing from Kobe, Haco’s work traces a direct line through the very intersection of avant garde and pop practices in Japan.
Starting out as the iconic vocalist for the now legendary experimental pop unit, After Dinner, Haco has since charted out a unique and utterly personal trajectory through sound.
Her most recent album, Nova Naturo is a harmonically dense mediation on the changing ways in which we consider environment, habitation and also the fundamental definitions of nature itself.
She is joined by Australian composer and clarinetist, Aviva Endean, who celebrates the release of her new solo album Moths & Stars and Sydney’s Gail Priest who uses field recordings, processed voice and noise to explore the interaction of the figurative and the abstract, the machinic and the organic, the sensual and the brutal.
Nov 2 2022
The Substation, 1 Market Street, Newport, Victoria 3015, Australia
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Haco is a Japanese singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and sound artist, known for her work with After Dinner and Hoahio, among others.
Following formal studies in acoustics, electronic music and recording technology in 1980, Haco came to international attention fronting the group After Dinner (active between 1981–1991), helped by their association with the “Rock in Opposition”-related label Recommended Records. Haco would later appear in Step Across the Border, a 1990 documentary film on Henry Cow’s Fred Frith, as well as contributing music to the soundtrack.
Haco released her first solo album in 1995, and embarked on her first solo European tour a year later. More recently, Haco has worked with the groups Mescaline Go-Go, Happiness Proof and Hoahio, and has recorded or performed with countless other artists, such as Otomo Yoshihide.
In addition to her more conventional album releases, Haco has also worked in the fields of sound art; curating exhibitions and installations and establishing the sound art project View Masters (with focus on the environmental sounds of daily life), later beginning the production and curation of a four-year series of View Masters lectures, concerts and workshops in 2002.
Aviva Endean is an artist dedicated to fostering a deep engagement with (and care for) sound and music, with the hope that attentive listening can connect people with each other and their environment. She is active as a clarinetist, composer, improviser, curator, sound artist, performance-maker and collaborator.
Gail Priest is a Sydney/Katoomba-based sound artist. Her work comprises solo electro-acoustic performance and recordings, sound installations for gallery contexts, sound design for performance and video, as well as curation, critique and advocacy.
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