Saturday, February 23, 2013


** photo by Stanczyk Gabriel

The 10th installment of the uncompromising NOISE to SIGNAL series. The first of the collaboration series between Re-Records and CIA. Three killer duos of deadly encounter. Featuring six improvising experimentalists and noise addicts from Switzerland, Germany, Macau, Japan and Hong Kong.

Sun 10 Mar 2013
Open: 8:00 pm
Start: 8:30 pm

Venue: CIA (Culture Industries Association)
Unit 7, 8/F, Block B, Wah Tat Industrial Centre, 8-10 Wah Sing Street, Kwai Hing, Kowloon, Hong Kong

. . . + Olaf Hochherz (Switzerland / Germany)
e:ch + Alok (Macau / Hong Kong)
dj sniff + Sin:Ned (Japan / Hong Kong)

Admission: HK$100 (Advance) / HK$130 (At door)

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Sound artist or musician (it depends on your taste) . . . a.k.a. Nikola Mounoud is also member of the LUFF - Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival - organisation crew,
active as music co-programmer, sound technic and most recently coordinator for the LUFF does Tokyo that was held for the 10th anniversary of the festival in 2012. He is also
co-founder of the associative photo & cinema laboratory "On fait du l'art !" in Lausanne, Switzerland.

For the past few years . . . has focused on the exploration of both analogue and digital feedback as sound source. Unlike the chords, skins, strings and wind of acoustic sound, feedback is an unstoppable implacable sonic evolution (so long as electricity is present to feed it!). Riding many musical waves as we all do . . . uses a laptop and an analogue mixer to produce his live compositions, well hewn from the coal face of improvisation!

Olaf Hochherz
Olaf Hochherz is born 1981 in Wuppertal/Germany. He studied at Folkwang Hochschule Essen electronic composition and at Bauhaus University Weimar media-art/media-design. Parallel to the education in composition he started to improvise with self build electronic instruments. He is interested in unstable systems. His goal is not to control a technical aperture but to create an associative field. The sounds have their own live. His playing tries to keep them alive. He is interested in the effect acoustic activity has, the relation between surrounding environment and instruments, between abstract sounds and associations, between electrical and other worlds.

e:ch is an experimental noise drone project of a Macau sound artist.

Alok, sound artist, musician and DJ. In 2002, he set up his own record label Lona Records, and started working as a producer. From the end of 2002 to 2011, he released 6 albums and 7 cd singles. He has played and participated in more than 150 shows and experimental events / projects in Hong Kong, Portugal, Macau and China. In addition, it will be involved in animation, short film and independent film music and music design in.

Selected Show: International Film Festival Closing Party (2002), Mondialito Live in HK (2005), AGF Live in HK (2005), Get It Louder (2007), Emmanuel Mieville Live in HK (2007), Red / Red_Shift: A Sound Exhibition & Performance For The Red Compilation in HK / Shenzhen (2009), Architecture is...Discourse with Music (2009), Peaches Live in Macau (2010), T(h)ree (o primer) in Portugal (2011), Night of 3Dimensions (2011), Camper Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 (2012)

dj sniff
Takuro Mizuta Lippit (aka dj sniff) is a musician, curator and producer in the field of experimental electronic arts and improvised music.
His musical work builds upon a distinct practice that combines DJing, instrument design and free improvisation. He is interested in how a mediated musical memory, from archival collections of vinyl records to digitally captured sound events during a performance, can be used to create a new sonic reality that emerges through the fleeting notion of the "now." This pursuit has led him to create customized instruments that allow him to intuitively access and re-play these different temporalities ingrained in our listening consciousness. His live performances range from carefully constructed solo sets to improvisational groups with virtuosic instrumentalists.

His curatorial work aims to present a global overview on new experimental approaches to music, sound and performance. He is often involved in facilitating the technical or conceptual development of the works that he features, and his network is built from being an active artist in the field. During his appointment as Artistic Director of STEIM (2007 - 2012) in Amsterdam, he has curated and produced over 100 projects including large scale international festivals and award winning art works.

He has performed throughout Europe, Asia and The United States at various venues and international festivals including Club Transmediale Berlin, Warsaw Autumn, Japan Society NYC, The REDCAT Los Angeles, March Meeting Sharjah, Jazz em Agosto Lisbon, and FLOW Festival Helsinki. He has released 12 DJ mixes and 2 solo albums, and his work has been reviewed in the New York Times, All About Jazz, The WIRE and

He has musical projects with eRikM, Tatsuhisa Yamamoto, Astro Twin (Ami Yoshida & Utah Kawasaki), Adachi Tomomi, Keir Neuringer, Raed Yassin, Yutaka Makino, Paul Hubwebber, Future Fossils (Raoul van der Weide & Sanne van Hek), Daysuke Takaoka, Mark Sanders, Andy Moor (The Ex), Jaap Blonk and C. Spencer Yeh. In the past he has had the honor to play with some of his heroes such as Evan Parker, Otomo Yoshihide, Akira Sakata, David Toop, Martin Tetreault and Michel Waisvisz.

dj sniff is now based in Hong Kong

Sin:Ned, from Hong Kong, aka Wong Chung-fai. Improviser, experimentalist and noise practitioner. Avocator of sonic mysticism, in search of freedom against the system in chaos and errors. Co-founder of Re-Records ( and advisor of soundpocket ( Founding member of No One Pulse, iii and After Doom. The sole engine under the hood of NOISE to SIGNAL.

Being a veteran writer of the legendary Hong Kong alternative music magazine MCB (Music Colony Bi-Weekly), his writings had influenced a wide spectrum of experimental musicians and listeners in Hong Kong and China. As a sound improviser, he has offered performance and creative work for concert, sound installation, workshop, audio-visual and theatrical performance. He had taken part and performed in 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 2009 Guangzhou Station (2009),
Against 2012: Fukuoka Extreme Music Festival (2012), New Vision Arts Festival (2012), Miji Festival (2013)…etc, and collaborated with artists such as Zbigniew Karkowski, Otomo Yoshihide, Kazuhisa Uchihashi, Alfred 23 Harth, Yan Jun, Torturing Nurse, dj sniff , and Dickson Dee…etc.

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.

Artists who had performed in our concert series: Alfred 23 Harth (DE), Yan Jun (CN), Li Zenghui (CN), Zbigniew Karkowski (PL), Kazuhisa Uchihashi (JP), High Wolf (FR), dj sniff (NL), Dickson Dee (HK), DJ Urine (FR), After Doom (HK), Heroses (HK), Meta Fog (HK), Black Zenith (SG), Olaf Hochherz (DE), Alok (HK), Composers Union of New Tunes (HK), Everdark (HK), Naturalismo (IT), Da Xiao (CN), Sherman (HK), ZenLu (CN), Nerve (HK), Diode (HK), Jun-Y CIAO (CN), Wilmer Ongsitco Chan (HK), Purple Pilgrims (NZ), Caligine (IT), Circuitrip (SG), Margie Tong (HK), Patrick Donze (CH), … (CH), Fritz Welch (UK), Wilson Tsang (HK), Laurent Valdès (CH), Syndrome WPW (CH), Shelf-Index (HK), The Invisible Frog and Time Machine (CN), LIN Zhiying (CN), Alexei Borisov (RU), Olga Nosova (RU), ASTMA (RU), Oetzi.P (HK), ahshun aka bjornho (HK), Gregory Buttner (DE), Claudio Rocchetti (IT), Klaus Janek (IT), Li YangYang (CN), Yang Xiu (CN), Mei ZhiYong (CN), Brian O’Reilly (SG), Ricardo da Silva (CH), 23N! (JP), Joao Vasco Paiva (HK), Yukitomo Hamasaki (JP), shotahirama (JP), Go Koyashiki (JP), Toshikazu Goto (JP), Fumiko Ikeda (JP), KWC (HK), No One Pulse (HK), Sin:Ned (HK), ::vtol:: (RU), iii (HK), Tetragrammaton (JP), Richard Francis (NZ), KLC_NIR (CN)…

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