Totally Huge New Music Festival

Totally Huge New Music Festival 2013

THNMF Opener: Haco, Speak Percussion, Barn Owl

8pm Friday 9 August
The Bakery
$30 Nowbaking, Heatseeker and Ticketeck

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Haco (vocal, electronics) performance with visuals by Mariko Tajiri / Haco

With a unique sensibility, Haco has developed her own genre of music based on the principles of post-punk, electroacoustics, the avant-garde, improvisation, post-rock, environmental sound, and technology. Her most recent vocal-based album Forever and Ever (2011) was released domestically, and has been highly acclaimed internationally. “My view is ‘no borders’ when it comes to sounds for creating new music. I want to open my ears and find the rhythm and tone for all of the sounds in my life.”

Speak Percussion: City Jungle

City Jungle explores the dramatic sound world of underground British electronica genres from the 1990’s including Drum’n’Bass, Jungle & Glitch. That many percussionists have a fascination with these genres is perhaps not surprising. When at its best, the music weaves complex webs of syncopated rhythms and textures, its funk and soul heritage intensified by contemporary technology. Created in collaboration with leading Melbourne based producer Terminal Sound System, the piece weaves fragmented beats, distorted classical timbres and ambient resonances into the world of underground club culture.

Barn Owl

Jon Porras and Evan Caminiti aka Barn Owl have always specialised in devotional darkness, pushing desert rock into previously unexplored, murky territories. They follow in the footsteps of provocative avant-gardists like Alice Coltrane and build on the doom metal foundation planted by Black Sabbath.

“Barn Owl creates expansive spaces of meditative delight drones to get lost in, melodies to slide through, layers to drift among.” PITCHFORK