Noise To Signal 0.13
Shark Without Fin By A23H
8:00pm, 28 April, 2013
Alfred 23 Harth
CIA (Culture Industries Association)
Unit 7, 8/F, Block B, Wah Tat Industrial Centre, 8-10 Wah Sing Street, Kwai Hing, Kowloon, Hong Kong
華達工業大厦B座八樓七室, 八至十號華星街, 葵興
Admission: HK$100 (Advance) / HK$130 (At door)
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ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Alfred 23 Harth (Germany / Korea)
Multi-instrumentalist, improviser, composer and visual artist Alfred Harth was born near Frankfurt in 1949. He first recorded at age twenty with the ensemble Just Music, with whom he recorded two LP’s, one of which was issued on ECM. Throughout the 1970s he worked with musicians like pianist Nicole Van Den Plas, drummer Sven-Ake Johansson, bassist Peter Kowald, trumpeter Michael Sell and others in West European free music. In the late ’70s, he became interested in punk music and in addition to a regularly-working duo with multi-instrumentalist Heiner Goebbels, he worked in punk / progrock / improvisation / modern composition combos like Cassiber and Gestalt et Jive. Since moving to Seoul, South Korea in 2001, he has been involved with Otomo Yoshihide’s New Jazz Orchestra and his own multi-media projects.
Alok (Hong Kong)
Alok, a sound artist, musician and DJ. Since he first emerged in 1994 with his first band, Pillow, Alok has proved to be a unique and driving force in shaping the alternative sounds of this city. The songwriter and guitarist first rose to prominence in 1997 after he disbanded (noisenik and shoegazing) Pillow and formed Slow Tech Riddim . Here they formed electronic music with live streaming guitars. They produced two innovative albums in 2000 – 2001. In 2002, he set up his own record label Lona Records, and started working as a solo artist and a producer. He released more than 10 albums and singles from 2002 to 2011. 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. 2008 he formed the new electronic band A Roller Control and now is the member of DJ crew “Are Friends Electric?”.
Kevin Pang (潘折騰) (Hong Kong)
Free improvisation guitarist and member of Composers Union of New Tunes. His style ranges from pop music, avant-jazz, psychedelic rock and folk music. He enters the uncharted territory of free improvisation due to the lack of excitement in the current rock and pop music scene. He is currently working on the debut release of Composers Union of New Tunes.
Sherman (Hong Kong)
Sherman plays electric guitar and effect pedals. His debut solo work “Politely We Grow Old” was released by Lona Records in 2006.
Sin:Ned (Hong Kong)
Sin:Ned, from Hong Kong, aka Wong Chung-fai. Improviser, experimentalist and noise practitioner. Advocator of sonic mysticism, who is in search of freedom against the system in chaos and errors. Co-founder of Re-Records (www.re-records.com) and advisor of soundpocket (www.soundpocket.org.hk). Founding member of No One Pulse, iii and After Doom. The power house of the live performance series 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.
ABOUT RE-RECORDS & NOISE TO SIGNAL
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 performance series for improvised noise and experimental music within the context of performing art.
Artists who had performed in our concert series:
… (CH), iii (HK), 23N! (JP), After Doom (HK), ahshun aka bjornho (HK), Alexei Borisov (RU), Alfred 23 Harth (DE), Alok (HK), ASTMA (RU), Black Zenith (SG), Brian O’Reilly (SG), Caligine (IT), Christiaan Virant (FM3), Circuitrip (SG), Claudio Rocchetti (IT), Composers Union of New Tunes (HK), Da Xiao (CN), Dickson Dee (HK), dj sniff (NL), DJ Urine (FR), Diode (HK), e:ch (MO), Everdark (HK), Fritz Welch (UK), Fumiko Ikeda (JP), Go Koyashiki (JP), Gregory Buttner (DE), Heroses (HK), High Wolf (FR), James Fei (US), Joao Vasco Paiva (HK), Jun-Y CIAO (CN), Kazuhisa Uchihashi (JP), Klaus Janek (IT), KLC_NIR (CN), KWC (HK), Laurent Valdès (CH), Li YangYang (CN), Li Zenghui (CN), Lin Zhiying (CN), Margie Tong (HK), Mei ZhiYong (CN), Meta Fog (HK), Naturalismo (IT), Nerve (HK), No One Pulse (HK), Oetzi.P (HK), Olaf Hochherz (DE), Olga Nosova (RU), Patrick Donze (CH), Purple Pilgrims (NZ), Ricardo da Silva (CH), Richard Francis (NZ), Shelf-Index (HK), Sherman (HK), shotahirama (JP), Sin:Ned (HK), Syndrome WPW (CH), Taishi Kamiya (JP), Tetragrammaton (JP), The Invisible Frog and Time Machine aka Ronez (CN), Toshikazu Goto (JP), ::vtol:: (RU), Wilmer Ongsitco Chan (HK), Wilson Tsang (HK), Yan Jun (CN), Yang Xiu (CN), Yukitomo Hamasaki (JP), Zbigniew Karkowski (PL), ZenLu (CN)…
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ABOUT CIA (Cultural Industries Association)
Through our regular programs of concerts, art exhibitions, film screenings, seminars and workshops, it is our hope to bring to you not what have we seen already, but rather how we perceived these ideas, their contexts, and how these seemingly abstract concepts can affect and relate to our everyday lives. To prompt changes, renew our senses and debase our previously fixated point of views, this is the only way to a future – any future away from here. According to Plato, we live chained inside a dark cave; all we can see is the back wall and the shadows that move there. Carl Jung called this his shadow work. That what we in fact seeing are aspects of ourselves that fall over one another. Shadows. Projections. Our associations – of the culture industries.