Thursday, March 22, 2012

NOISE TO SIGNAL 0.03: Kazuhisa Uchihashi 内橋和久 Live

Kazuhisa Uchihashi (内橋和久), founding member of the ground breaking group Altered States, and member of Otomo Yoshihide’s Ground Zero, is one the most innovative improvising guitarists of our time. Noise to Signal is prou...d to present the first solo performance of Kazuhisa Uchihashi in Hong Kong.

Date: Apr-15, 2012
Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: Strategic Sounds
Workshop E, 10/F, High Win Factory building, 47 Hoi Yuen Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Kazuhisa Uchihashi (Guitar / Japan)
Sin:Ned (Guitar, Electronics / Hong Kong)

Tickets are at HK$120 (at the door only)
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Kazuhisa Uchihashi (Japan)
Kazuhisa Uchihashi was born in Osaka in 1959. He started playing guitar at the age of 12, and played in folk and rock bands in junior high and high school. While a student at Osaka University of Foreign Languages, he learned jazz technique and started playing in clubs and studios. Since about 1983 he has actively developed music centered on free improvisation, and expanded the possibilities of the electric guitar by innovating various sound effects.

In 1988 he joined the band the First Edition, and in 1990 formed the band Altered States. He was also a member of Otomo Yoshihide's Ground Zero from 1994 to 1997. Uchihashi also plays daxophone, and
in addition to his role as a free improviser, Uchihashi has been the musical director for Osaka theatregroup Ishinha, has held improvisation workshops (a project known as New Music Action) in various cities in Japan, as well as London, and has set up his own record label, Innocent Records a.k.a. Zenbei Records, had held music festival from 1996 Festival BEYOND INNOCENCE annual for eleven years.

Sin:Ned (Hong Kong)
Also know as Wong Chung-fai, an idiosyncratic improviser, sonic junkie, live-visualist, micro-curator and free-lance writer from Hong Kong. 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).

Re-Records is a record label initiated by experimental electro-acoustic duo No One Pulse from Hong Kong. With Re, we don’t solely aim to be an outlet for releasing self initiated or other affiliated projects, but also for artists and releases we deem interesting.

Noise to Signal is a new performance series that focus on improvised experimental music within the context of performing art.

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