hecker and haswell upic diffusion session #9
presented as part of lovebytes 2007, workstation studio, sheffield
Russell Haswell and Florian Hecker met in the suburbs of Vienna in 1996. Their first collaboration was in performance together in Frankfurt supporting Autechre in 2001. Since then they have performed together numerous times and have also conducted remix projects for such historical and pioneering music groups as Voice Crack (CH) and Popol Vuh (DE). In 2003 they began a research project together centering around the use of Iannis Xenakis' UPIC 'graphic input' computer music composing system during a residency at CCMIX Paris, the results from which are currently being presented to the public as live multi channel electro-acoustic diffusion concerts. Independent of each other they have both received Awards at the Prix Ars Electronica for Digital Music. Haswell with 'Live Salvage 1997 - 2000' and Hecker, 'Sun Pandämonium'. Between them they have collaborated in concert, on record and/or exhibition with a superabundance of musicians and artists such as Aphex Twin, Carsten Holler, Masami Akita, Oswald Berthold, Cerith Wyn Evans, Kjetil Manheim, Whitehouse and Yasunao Tone. Hecker's latest full length solo compact disc 'Recordings for Rephlex' has just been released. Current information on Haswell can be found at www.haswellstudio.com. Haswell & Hecker will present the ninth multi channel electroacoustic diffusion session of material generated on Iannis Xenakis' graphic-input 'UPIC Music Composing System'. In true Xenakis spirit the event will include laser and stroboscopic lighting.