Sound reasons Live at Devi Art Gallery | 3rd Feb 2012 | Hans Koch + Ish S |
|An evening of live electronic music by Hans Koch and Ish S as a part of the ‘Sound Reasons Festival’. The evening will feature collaborations and solo performances by Hans Koch and Ish S(edGeCut | diFfuSed beats). They will be improvising live in a solo/ duo and also re-interpreting works by difFuSed beats and edGeCut.| Hans Koch| diFfuSed Beats | edGeCut | Ish S | ‘Sound Reasons’ via this festival and various other productions will be trying to promote the contemporary transcultural strain of international electronic music and sound art in India by expanding awareness among the audience. As a part of a multidisciplinary domain for sound art and experimental electronic music – our objective at ‘Sound Reasons’ is to create Installations, Concerts/ Live performances along with workshops. There are various other Sound-installations and performances happening all over the City in the month of November. Please check http://soundreasons.in for more details and Dates plus info on other Performances HANS KOCH
Hailing from Biel, reeds player Hans Koch has been a constant presence among improvised music’s global cream of the crop for over thirty years. Dropping a successful career as a classical clarinetist in mid-1970s Switzerland, he went ever further ahead on the path of improvisation, first exploring jazz-based idioms before venturing into more abstract forms of musical expression.
He has been working with everyone from Cecil Taylor to Fred Frith since the eighties. As a composer he has shaped the sound of Koch-Schütz-Studer since the beginning as well as working for radio-plays and film. Since the nineties he has been working with electronics as an extension of the saxes/clarinets as well as with sampling/sequencing. As a reed-player he is always working on his very own vocabulary and sound, which makes him a very unique voice on the actual scene. As we reach the end of the 2000s, Hans Koch stands as one of the foremost proponents of European improvisation, while still churning out some of the most explosive tunes around within the revered flagship of on-edge Swiss music, the Koch-Schuetz-Studer Trio. Instead of releases on prestigious labels like Intakt and ECM Koch has also been a pioneer in integrating electronic tools into his live performances, often using his laptop and software such as Max MSP to add unexpected twists and turns to his flights on the saxophone and the clarinet.
edGeCt is a electro Acoustic project by Ish S (Sound Reasons). The music can be described as a mixture of acoustic compositions arranged with synthetic electronic sounds that build crystalline shimmering layered music and sonic spaces. These live sets have their share of acoustic instrumentation ranging from Guitar and vocals to flute and percussions. Ish has studied Western Classical guitar and then moved into Latin American and Jazz music. These Influences and those of electronic music can be heard in the edGeCut ‘live sets’
He has performed at the elecktron @ Fete De la Musiqe’ in Geneva, Art Basel and at F+F Schule fur Kunst und Medien Design in Zurich. In India he has performed in Olives, Vie, F Bar, Athena, The American center, Rain, Blue Frog, Goethe Institue and The British Council. He has installed sound as a solo Artist and in collaboration in the Action field Kodra, Greece / London College of Communication, London / Sarai-CSDS / Project 88, Mumbai etc
Ish Shehrawat is a Composer,Guitar Player, sound artist and Producer from Delhi. He currently produces and composes music under 3 different projects, that are edGeCut, 4th World Orchestra and diFfuSeD beats (diF). These projects are in are in collaboration with Konrad Bayer (Munich) and Ruyuta K (Tokyo). He has over the last decade composed for Contemparory dance, Theatre and Films, as he has worked with Artists like Raqs Media Collective, Vivan Sundaram, Zuleikha Chaudhary, Gati Dance, Yann Marussich to name a few. In 2009 he founded ‘Sound Reasons’ a label to promote Avant Garde and Ambient experimental music. The label comprises of Artists like monoton, DJ Spooky, back to frank and other artists from all over the world.