October 16, 2008
October 16-25, 2008
January 21, 2008
A voice and electronics performance by the choreographer Claudia Triozzi and Haco in early June in Paris, France, and at a festival in Santarcangelo, Italy in early July (to be confirmed).
Haco has been collaborating more with dance companies and choreographers as a composer, and also performing solo using electronics (laptop, effects) and her voice, accompanied by video images.
Please see the following web site for details as they become available: http://www.japanimprov.com/schedule/cgi/schedule.cgi?&keyword=Haco
HACO Riska (CD)
A vocal-based solo album with acoustic instruments and electronics. (9 songs with a total length of 54:13) Includes special guest musicians: Mari Era (marimba, vibraphone, percussion), Makoto Inada (contrabass), Masafumi Ezaki (trumpet), Hiromichi Sakamoto (cello), Yuko Nexus6 (Skyping), and more. All vocals, recorded, mixed, and programmed by Haco. The album was released in April 2007 by the Japanese Arcagelo (Disk Union) label. Information on distribution outside Japan can be found at the following web site: (MySpace) http://www.myspace.com/hacohaco
Please contact for Disk Union for more: email@example.com
Here are some recent Haco-related CDs:LEONARDO MUSIC JOURNAL Volume 17
MARCOS FERNANDES, BILL HORIST Jerks and Creeps (CD, ALP046)
Marcos Fernandes (phonography, electronics) and Bill Horist (guitar, electronics) with Haco (electronics, voice), Masafumi Ezaki (trumpet), Bunsho Nishikawa (electronics), Tim Olive (electric bass)
Released by Accretions (U.S.) in October 2007.
TOSHIYA TSUNODA + HACO TramVibration (CD)
A collaborative soundart project by Toshiya Tsunoda and Haco. Recorded inside a tram in December 2006 in Osaka. Tsunoda captured solid vibrations using a piezo-ceramic sensor and a stethoscope, and Haco used her "stereo bugscope" (two inductive microphones) system to catch electromagnetic sounds. The work was used for the "View Masters Osaka-Melbourne Remix" in Osaka in February 2007. Also the document video of TramVibration Project" (by Yuji Yamada) was exhibited (15 minutes, DVD) at Hamadera Park Station Gallery. A CD release is also planned - now looking for a label.
Haco contributed voice tracks for an electronics song by Espen Sommer Eide (aka. Phonophani, Alog).
Started recording for next solo album, which will focus on laptop-organic electronica (including ambient and glitch noises) with singing.
May 31, 2007
HACO Riska (CD)
A vocal-based solo album with acoustic instruments and electronics. (9 songs with a total length of 54:13) Includes special guest musicians: Mari Era (marimba, vibraphone, percussion), Makoto Inada (contrabass), Masafumi Ezaki (trumpet), Hiromichi Sakamoto (cello), Yuko Nexus6 (Skyping), and more. All vocals, recorded, mixed, and programmed by Haco. Cover art by Chie Matsui. The album was released in April, 2007 by the Japanese Arcangelo (Disk Union) label.
Now available through the IMJ CD shop (Japan).
Distribution outside Japan:
Now in the SquidCo shop (USA)--Description about "Riska" CD
by Phil Zampino.
Available soon through the following shops.
Cuneiform Records (USA), Bimbo Tower (France), Orkhestra International (France), and more.
Please contact for distribution outside Japan to Disk Union: firstname.lastname@example.org
January 27, 2007
A voice and electronics performance by the choreographer, Claudia Triozzi and Haco on May 7-9 in Paris, France, and at Les Halles on May 20 in Brussels, Belgium. Please see the following web site for details as they become available (http://www.japanimprov.com/haco/schedule.html).
HACO Riska (CD)
A vocal-based solo album with acoustic instruments and electronics. (9 songs with a total length of 54:13) Includes special guest musicians: Mari Era (marimba, vibraphone, percussion), Makoto Inada (contrabass), Masafumi Ezaki (trumpet), Hiromichi Sakamoto (cello), Yuko Nexus6 (Skyping), and more. All vocals, recorded, mixed, and programmed by Haco. The album is set to be released in mid-April by the Japanese Disk Union label. Distribution outside Japan will be announced at the following web site (http://www.japanimprov.com/haco/news.htmls). Also available through the IMJ CD shop.
TOSHIYA TSUNODA + HACO TramVibration (CD)
A collaborative soundart project by Toshiya Tsunoda and Haco. Recorded inside a tram on December 28 in Osaka. Tsunoda captured solid vibrations using a piezo-ceramic sensor and a stethoscope, and Haco used her "stereo bugscope" (two inductive microphones) system to catch electromagnetic sounds. The work will be used for the View Masters Remix Exhibition in Osaka in February 2007. A CD release is also planned - more details soon.
Here are some recent Haco-related CDs:
DAVID TOOP Sound Body (CD, SS009)
David Toop's new album, released by David Sylvian's label, Samadhisound in February 2007 (http://www.samadhisound.com/davidtoop/). "An intricate work of enormous subtlety and power with contributions from a lineup of musicians including Clive Bell, Haco, Angharad Davies, Rhodri Davies, Gunter Muller, Rafael Toral, and more."
Various Artists 2007 Leonardo Music Journal, Volume 17 (CD, LMJ17)
CD "The Joy of the Gizmo (working title)"
Tracks by: Oscillatorial Binnage - Chris Weaver, Dan Wilson and Toby Clarkson, Grace and Delete - James Dunn and Chris Cundy, Norbert Moslang, Pavel Sterec, Knut Aufermann + Tetsuo Kogawa, Toshimaru Nakamura, Haco, and more. To be released by LMJ and MIT Press (US) in 2007.
Various Artists Yasujiro Ozu - Hotoomakura (2CD)
Tracks by: Steve Roden, Yoshio Machida, Alejandra & Aeron, Haco, Jason Kahn, Taku Sugimoto, Dale, Lloyd, Sawako, Bernhard Gunter, Toshiya Tsunoda, Lawrence English, Michael Shannon, and more. To be released by and/OAR (U.S.) in 2007
SEIICHI YAMAMOTO Tokyo Loop - original soundtrack (CD, PCD-23858)
A soundtrack for an omnibus of experimental animation films on DVD. Produced by Image Forum. Released by P-Vine (Japan) in December 2006. Composed and performed by Seiichi Yamamoto. Musicians: ogs, Muneomi Senju, Masayuki Yoshida, Haco, Koji Kawamura. See: http://www.p-vine.com/app.php/mo/Shop/ac/ProductDetail/id/5675
HACO HANS JAKOB MARCOS (CD, ALP040)
Haco (electronics, voice, howing pot), Hans Fjellestad (keyboards), Jakob Riis (electronics), Marcos Fernandes (drums, percussion). Released by Accretions (U.S.) in April 2006. See the following web site for more information: http://www.accretions.com/catalog/hhjm.asp
VIEW MASTERS: OSAKA-MELBOURNE REMIX 2007
Exhibition: February 3-18 at Hamadera-Koen Station Gallery in Osaka
Haco, Toshiya Tsunoda, Tetsuya Umeda, Yuko Nexus6, Mariko Tajiri, Hiroshi Miyamoto, and Nathan Gray, Dylan Martorell, Geoff Robinson (from Melbourne)
Tram Concert: February 4 (inside a tram on the Hankai Line)
Snawklor (Nathan Gray, Dylan Martorell)
Masafumi Ezaki & Kanji Nakao
Magnifying Glass (Loz, Yuko Nexus6, Takashi Kojima, others)
Miyuki Nakagaki & Chitose Miki
Workshop: February 18 at Hamadera-Koen Station Gallery in Osaka
Commentators: Haco, Yuko Nexus6, Tetsuya Umeda, and others
More information and reservation to: Osaka Arts-Aporia (Japan)
July 4, 2006
In June 2006, Haco gave a solo performance at Serralves em Festa, Porto,
Portugal. She was also invited by the choreographer and voice performer Claudia Triozzi to take part in some concerts in Paris, Vienna, and create music for a dance project which premiered at Montpellier Danse in France.
In the summer and autumn of 2006, Haco will collaborate with Lucy Guerin's dance project as a composer for the Australia-Japan Dance Exchange 2006, and will perform at Melbourne International Arts Festival on October 25-28. For more information, see: http://www.jcdn.org/ajdx/
HACO HANS JAKOB MARCOS (CD, ALP040)
Haco (electronics, voice, howing pot), Hans Fjellestad (keyboards), Jakob Riis (electronics), Marcos Fernandes (drums, percussion). Label: Accretions (US)
October 1, 2005
In October, Haco will be performing a series of solo events, including a sound and video performance of "Stereo Bugscope" for Typhoon: Performing Sound, which will be held at Artspace in Sydney, and a vocal and laptop performance on the East Coast of Australia. Also, Haco will be doing a collaborative performance with the choreographer Claudia Triozzi at Les Laboratoires in France. Schedule and details.
LABROSSE/TÉTREAULT/HACO LUNCH IN NISHINOMIYA (CD, IMJ-527)
Diane Labrosse (sampler), Martin Tetreault (turntable, surfaces, small electronics), and Haco (contact microphones, oscillators, effects) improvised and recorded at Haco's studio, Mescalina in Japan, in November 2003. The album was released in September 2005 by Improvised Music from Japan in Japan.
AFTER DINNER GLASS TUBE + SINGLE (CD and miniCD, ARC-7088-89)
This 2-CD set was digitally-remastered from After Dinner's 1982 debut single and 1984 mini album, and reissued as exiquisite replicas of the original jackets and booklet. Released in April 2005 by the Disk Union label Arcangelo in Japan.
SYNAPSE RAW (CD, TZ-7254)
A trio album by Haco (vocals, synthesizer), Ikue Mori (electronics), and Aki Onda (cassette players, sampler) was recorded in New York in January 2003. Haco worked on additional recordings and the final mix at Mescalina in Japan in September 2004. Kazuhisa Uchihashi (guitar, daxophone) appears as a special guest on the album. The CD was released in March 2005 by Tzadik in the US.
The German radio producer Malte Jaspersen, and the American composer Carl Stone, and Haco began to collaborate on a long piece, "Amaterasu in Shinjuku," for a German radio program.
Haco (Stereo Bugscope) and the sound artist Toshiya Tsunoda are planning to collaborate on a new album.
Haco's electroacoustic CD "Stereo Bugscope 00" was awarded Honorary Mention in the Digital Music Category at the Prix Ars Electronica 2005 in Austria.
The fourth installment, A View of the Future Through Sound, in a series of lectures, concerts and workshops organized by View Masters will be held in Osaka, in November/December 2005. The event will be curated by Haco.
January 14, 2005
Haco is now planning to a series of solo and collaborative performances in Europe, including a soundart performance using the 'Bugscope' system at the Trollofon festival in Bergen, Norway around May 27-29; a voice and electronics duo with the choreographer, Claudia Triozzi, in Montpellier, France on June 23-24; and as half of the DJ team Yesterday's Heroes-1979 in early April in France.
HACO STEREO BUGSCOPE 00 (CD) (IMJ-523, Improvised music from Japan)
The album was reviewed by David Toop in The Wire, January, 2005.
Haco's contributed pieces to the following compilations which were released in 2004:
HAUNTED WEATHER (2CD) (staubgold 52, Staubgold, Germany)
Includes the track "Start Up + No Wave" by Haco
TRUMMERFLORA RUBBLES 1 (CD) (A/C-201, Accretions Records, U.S.)
Includes the collaboration "Restlight" by Marcelo Radulovich (http://www.marceloradulovich.com) and Haco
The CD was reviewed in The Wire, January, 2005
INTRANSITIVE TWENTY-THREE (2CD) (INT023, Intransitive Recordings, U.S.)
Includes the track "Theremin Radio 00" by Haco/View Masters
SYNAPSE RAW (CD) (TZ-7254, Tzadik, U.S.)
A trio album by Ikue Mori (electronics), Haco (vocals, synthesizer), and Aki Onda (cassette players, sampler) was recorded in New York in January 2003. Haco worked on additional recording and the final mix at her studio, Mescalina, in Kobe, Japan, in September 2004. Kazuhisa Uchihashi (guitar, daxophone) appears as a special guest on the album. The CD is set to be released in March 2005 on the US label, Tzadik.
LABROSSE/TETREAULT/HACO LUNCH IN NISHINOMIYA (CD) (Improvised Music from Japan)
Diane Labrosse (sampler), Martin Tetreault (turntable, surfaces, small electronics), and Haco (contact microphones, oscillators, effects) improvised and recorded at Mescalina, in November 2003. The album was mixed and mastered by Haco in October 2004. The CD is set to be released in mid-2005 by Improvised Music from Japan.
PENCIL ORGAN SOLO
A new electroacoustic album by Haco using the "Pencil Organ," an instrument created from a home electronics kit that uses test leads (+/-) to produce sound.
More info: http://www.japanimprov.com/haco/soundart/
The German radio producer, Malte Jaspersen, the American composer, Carl Stone (http://www.sukothai.com/), and Haco began to collaborate on a long piece, "Amaterasu in Shinjuku," for a German radio program.
Yesterday's Heroes - aka Terre Thaemlitz and Haco are planning a "1979" DJ project of various 80s music mixed with solo, duo, and improvisational performances and current materials. The all-night event will have no center, and will not be a "live" concert, but more of a happening. Thaemlitz (http://www.comatonse.com) and Haco are also planning a new album focusing on the theme of "digital & dilemma" in ambient noise music.
View Masters--A Report on Events in 2003: "Sound" as a Mirror (of the Viewer) - "Recording," "Finding," Capturing" Sound--(by H.V.M.), and Studio Mescalina Diary 2001-2003 (by Haco) are included in the 2CD bilingual (English-Japanese) magazine, Improvised Music from Japan 2004, which was published in December, 2004.
The third installment in a series of lectures, concerts and workshops organized by View Masters was held in Osaka in November-December 2004. The event, Mastering the Observation of Sound: Soundart Edition, was curated by Haco, and included three sound performances and installations by Toshiya Tsunoda, Minoru Sato aka m/s (http://www.ms-wrk.com), and Atsushi Nishijima. The fourth installment, A View of the Future Through the Sound, will be held in the fall of 2005.
A workshop for children called An Expedition for Sound-spotting, and a performance by Haco will be held over a few days at the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media in Yamaguchi in late July 2005.
November 10, 2004
Haco "Stereo Bugscope 00" (IMJ-523)
Day of release: October 31, 2004
CD information: http://www.japanimprov.com/imjlabel/523/
December 13, 2003
PERFORMANCES (OUTSIDE JAPAN)
Ash in the Rainobow (Haco: vocal, electronics and Sakamoto Hiromichi: cello, musical saw) will tour as a duo in Europe, including an experimental arts festival "Le Weekend (May 27-30) in Scotland, and other events. The CD, Ash in the Rainbow was released on the UK label, ReR Megacorp in January 2003. Please visit the website for details: http://www.japanimprov.com/haco/ash/
Peek-Ara-Boo (TZ 7245)
Hoahio's third album with Haco (vocals, electric mandolin, electronics, production),Michiyo Yagi (koto, voice), and Mari Era (percussion, vibraphone, marimba) was released on the US label, Tzadik in December 2003. Label contact: http://www.Tzadik.com/.
1979 (LOUCH 001)
A collaborative "new wave" album by YESTERDAY'S HEROES, a duo of Terre Thaemlitz (electronics) and Haco (vocals), was released on the French label, La Louche in December 2003. Label contact: http://www.freewebs.com/lalouche/.
Le Batteur est le meilleur Ami du Musicien (IPS 0603)
Haco (vocal, electronics) collaborated on a piece called The first day with French drummer, Guigou Chenevier. His album of collaborations was released on the French label,Inpolysons in November 2003. Label contact: http://inpolysons.free.fr/.
A compilation album, including an electronics improvisation (Lisle Ellis, Lance Grabmiller, Haco) was released on the San Francisco label in October 2003. Label contact: http://www.praemedia.com/.
A 7', 45rpm, picture disc, compilation of ten one-minute pieces by women, including a collaboration between Haco and Mami-chan, was released on the French label, Dokidoki, June, 2003. Label contact: http://music.dokidoki.fr/.
The track, "Bugfield (excerpt)," a performance by Haco capturing the oscillating sounds emitted from the electronic mechanisms of a computer is set to be included in the compilation "Haunted Weather" (2CD), compiled by David Toop, along with his new book. It will be released on German label, Staubgold in April 2004.
White Dreams (working title)
A trio album by Ikue Mori (laptop computer), Aki Onda (cassette tapes), and Haco (voice, electronics) was recorded in New York in January 2003. The CD will include additional parts by Jim O'Rourke and is set to be released next year by Tzadik.
Martin Tetreault (turntables), Diane Labrosse (sampler), and Haco (electronics, voice) improvised and recorded at Haco's Mescalina Studio, Kobe, Japan in November 2003.
Yasuhiro Otani (laptop computer) and Haco (voice, laptop computer) started a duo project and will be doing performances with a multi-speaker system and recordings in 2004.
The second installment in a series of lectures, concerts and workshops organized by View Masters was held in Osaka in June-July 2003. Haco (aka HVM)'s report will be published in the magazine, IMPROVISED MUSIC from JAPAN 2003-2004.
Picnic for Sound-Spotting by Haco and Yuko Nexus6, a series of workshops, was offered as part of Nature Art Camp (for elementary school students). It was held on Mt. Rokko in Kobe in October 2003. The documentary exhibition will be held in January 2004.
January 15, 2003
PERFORMANCES (OUTSIDE JAPAN)
Thursday, January 16
Ikue Mori (laptop computer), Aki Onda (cassette tapes), Haco (voice, electronics) at Tonic, New York City
(The trio will also record an album, which will be released on the US label, Tzadik.)
ASH IN THE RAINBOW Detector (USA; MP-26) / ReR Megacorp (UK; HACO3)
a duo album by Haco (vocals, production) with Sakamoto Hiromichi (cello, musical saw, etc.)
OUT JANUARY 2003
ReR Megacorp: email@example.com
Launch issue of the annual magazine:
IMPROVISED MUSIC from JAPAN 2002-2003 (OUT DECEMBER 29, 2002)
Included in the magazine is an article called "Experiencing the Art of Hyper-Listening," a report on the View Masters' events held in Osaka in 2002. The track, "Start Up"+"No Wave," excerpt from "Bugfield," a performance capturing the oscillating sounds emitted from the electronic mechanisms of a computer by Haco/View Masters is also included in the CD that accompanies the magazine.
JAPANESE AVANT-GARDE (Sub Rosa SR202 CD)
Musicians: Merzbow, Asano Koji, Otomo Yoshihide, Ground Zero with Eye, Aki Onda and Sachiko M - and radical filmmakers, Tsukamoto Shinya and Miike Takashi. Also included are Haco's "Mosquito Illusion" and View Masters' "Pachinko Mandala 00."
Sub Rosa/Quatermass: firstname.lastname@example.org
A collaborative 'new wave' album by YESTERDAY'S HEROES, a duo of Terre Thaemlitz (electronics) and Haco (vocal).
Hoahio's third album with Michiyo Yagi (koto) and Mari Era (percussion) will be mixed by Haco (vocals, production) in February. The CD will be released by Tzadik.
and more collaborations
Haco recorded vocals and electronics for a couple of pieces by French drummer, Guigou Chenevier's solo album, and Italian composer, Stefano Panunzi's project, Fjieri, last November.
OOIOO and Boredoms' Yoshimi and Haco began an improvised duo project, "eaalalab," and performed at the Festival Beyond Innocence in Osaka last November.
A 4-CD live compilation documenting the history of Festival Beyond Innocence from 1997 to 2000, "Festival Beyond Innocence: A Brief History in 67 Chapters 1-4," is now available. Besides tracks by a variety of Haco projects, including kam-pas-nel-la (Kazuhisa Uchihashi, Zeena Parkins, Samm Bennett, Haco), Happiness Proof and a performance with COA, a host of Japanese and foreign musicians are featured. For information (Japanese only): http://www.bekkoame.ne.jp/ro/bonbon/
EVENTS A series of lectures, concerts and workshops are now being planned by View Masters in Osaka during May and June, 2003.
January 9, 2002
Performances (Outside Japan)
June 14, 2001
February 25, 2001
ReR Megacorp (UK)
October 12, 2000
ReR Megacorp (UK)