Turntable not as a medium of replay. But a medium to re-create. Treating turntable as an expressive tool through which sound is conceived and manifested, and taking it to an extreme form of experimentalism, dj sniff from Amsterdam, with his mind-blowing techniques on spinning and scratching vinyl, is reconstructing from the past a new narrative for the future.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/328890830456431/
Date: Jan-7, 2012
Time: 7 pm
Venue: Osage Atelier
Address: 4/F Union Hing Yip Factory Building, 20 Hing Yip Street, Hong Kong
Tickets: $120 / $80
dj sniff (Turntable, Electronics / Amsterdam)
Sin:Ned (Turntable, Electronics / Hong Kong)
Shelf-Index (Electronics / Hong Kong)
About the artists:
dj sniff (Takuro Mizuta Lippit) is a turntable musician working in the field of improvised and experimental music. His music focuses on the live reconstruction and narrativization of the phonographically amplified - the music, the sound, the technology and the past. To achieve this, he uses a unique setup of custom hardware and software along with one turntable and DJ mixer. He hopes he can reflect his influences from Hip-Hop and Free Jazz not stylistically but through an exploration of a distinct instrumental voice and practice.
He is also a concert/event curator for electronic music and a researcher of music technology.
While studying Art History and Philosophy in Tokyo, he was active as a DJ in the underground electronic music scene and formed a collective called smashTV productions which organized genre-mixing events such as anti-Gravity and bistro-Smash!. In 2002, he moved to New York to pursue graduate studies in computer music and physical computing at NYU's ITP (Interactive Telecommunications Program). During this period he released a handful of DJ mixes.
Since 2005 he has been involved with STEIM's (Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music, Amsterdam) R&D lab. From 2007 on, he is STEIM's Artistic Director, guiding the institution's creative output and representing its activities through performing and lecturing around the world.
In 2010, he released his first solo album "the play-back" through Lebanese label Annihaya. During the first half of 2011 his 2nd album based on Evan Parker recordings will be released from Parker's label Psi.
He regularly performs in projects with eRikM, Tatsuhisa Yamamoto, Astro Twin (Ami Yoshida & Utah Kawasaki), Adachi Tomomi, Keir Neuringer, Raed Yassin, Yutaka Makino. In the past he has played with Evan Parker, Otomo Yoshihide, Akira Sakata, David Toop, Martin Tetreault, Michel Waisvisz, DJ L?K?O, Ryu Hankil, John Edwards, Mark Sanders, John Richards, and many others.
aka Wong Chung-fai, an idiosyncratic improviser, sonic junkie, live-visualist, micro-curator and free-lance writer from Hong Kong. Also co-founder of the experimental imprint Re-Records and member of the electro-acoustic duo No One Pulse.
Being a veteran writer of the legendary Hong Kong alternative music magazine MCB (Music Colony B-Weekly), his writings had influenced a wide spectrum of experimental musicians and listeners. While not writing as a pseudo-music critic elaborating his esoteric worldview, in the same idiosyncratic fashion, he spends much of his time hacking and sculpting sonic materials with his laptop and various non-standard electronic gears. With his on-going experimentation embracing improvisation, noise, errors, chaos and randomness, he has been re-visioning an unorthodox sound-making process expressed in extreme dichotomies, and driven by intuition and direct experience.
He had offered performance and creative work for concert, sound installation, workshop, audio-visual and theatrical performance. He had taken part and performed in events such as HK Sound and Vision Festival (2003), Get It Louder (2007), Hong Kong & Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture (2007, 2009), Architecture is Art Festival (2009), Notch Festival Guangzhou Station (2009), MILK+ (2010), and Whisper Music Festival (2010).
Electronic musician and DJ from Hong Kong who produces cutting edge electronica with broken beats and sampled materials. Had offered live performance in event such as Sound in the Park and Rebuilding Haiti. He is also member of the DJ crew Are Friends Electric?