Saturday 2 February 2019, 7.30pm
First DIAGONAL night in London for over a year on Saturday 2nd February at CAFE OTO featuring live performances from:
HP [Haswell x Powell] — First ever live performance/collaboration w/ visuals by Mathias Gmachl [Farmers Manual].
Viviankrist — UK debut of Eri Fuzz-Kristiansen’s electronic project. Eri formed and fronted the inimitable and crushingly brutal Gallhammer in 2003, who released several albums and DVDs on cult English label Peaceville. Eri has new music coming on Diagonal in 2019.
NHK — Kouhei Matsunaga’s first live UK performance since 2018’s Self Split EP on Diagonal, which featured freehand concrète collabs with Japanese sound artist and Eartaker noise maker, Masayuki Imianishi, plus two dance-offs with himself as NHK yx koyxen and Speedy K.
Handy — UK live debut of the new Diagonal deviant, whose Smacker EP and Mature Single Despots EP last year probed a queer zone between the bandy-legged funk of Cylob and the rave pressure of EVOL.
Russell Haswell is a restlessly forward-thinking, multi-disciplinary artist, performer and curator. With a background steeped in computer music, black metal, noise, techno and solo improvisation, his practice is renowned for broaching the extremities of visual and sonic arts. He’s performed in noted live and HDJ [hard disc jockey] actions with Aphex Twin, Gescom, Pan Sonic and Masami Akita (Merzbow), among others, and worked with Florian Hecker on Iannis Xenakis’ UPIC system in their Haswell & Hecker duo, whoseBlackest Ever Black LP is widely considered a milestone of modern electronic music composition—and zweikommasieben Magazin has been a fan ever since.
Born in Osaka, Kouhei Matsunaga is a musician and an illustrator. He started drawing during childhood under the influence of his grandfather. He grew up listening to hardcore- techno and hip hop, studied architecture and has been mainly making music since 1992. Under many different aliases (NHK, NHKyx, Internet Magic, Koyxen) he has released numerous albums on labels such as Skam Records, Wordsound, Raster Noton and his first ever album "Upside Down" on Mille Plateaux in 1998. He has also collaborated with artists like Merzbow, Jungle Brothers' Sensational, Autechre's Sean Booth, Mika Vainio, Conrad Schnitzler, Anti Pop Consorium's High Priest, Rudolf Eb.er, Puppetmastaz crew, Asmus Tietchens, Ralf 'RLW' Wehowsky and so on. His own label Flying Swimming was founded in 2002 with the main purpose being to publish and curate events of experimental contemporary music and art. NHK'Koyxeи 'Dance Classics Volumes on PAN are his ongoing development of his more dance oriented material, as seen from his sets with Sensational and also his other minimal techno project NHK
Oslo based electronics/noise/experimental artist formally known as Vivian Slaughter of Gallhammer.