Happened presents Dale Cornish, DB1, Ewa Justka and George McVicar.
Dale Cornish: born, raised and current of London (south). Previously in No Bra, co–writing unexpected hit 'Munchausen'. Terse humour and observations/worldly interests further evident with work of ecstatic noise trio Baraclough – 'the gay Whitehouse'. Solo releases include a series of albums for Entr’acte, most recently 'Ulex' (2015), and collaborations with the likes of Adam Asnan, Andie Brown. A sporadic duo with Phil Julian has been in occasional action since 2014, memorably/horribly described as 'Coil for the Trump age'. Recent releases include a vocal collaboration with Powell for a track on his XL album 'Sport', solo release 'Clap' 12″ for Where To Now?, in addition to a forthcoming release for Halcyon Veil and a new album for Entr'acte.
London based DB1 has been releasing music on Berlin’s Hidden Hawaii imprint since 2012. His sound brings together a minimal techno aesthetic and the uptempo rhythms of drum and bass. With a focus on using modular synthesis and convolution impulses, his work creates dense bass fuelled soundscapes offset by looping polyrhythmic percussion. 2017 will see the release of two full album projects on Hidden Hawaii, a collaborative project with Felix K as Elemnt and a solo long player later in the year.
Ewa Justka is a polish electronic noise artist, self taught instruments builder and electronics teacher based in London. Justka’s main field of research is based on exploration of materiality of objects, vibrant, ontological systems (human bodies, plants’ bodies, electronic circuits: varied range of micro and macro environments and relations between them) and an investigation of modes of quasi-direct perception through noise performance actions, interactive installation, DIY electronics, hardware hacking, plant-molesting, breaking, deconstructing and collaborating. Ewa has performed and led workshops at festivals and venues like: Loop Festival, Sonic Acts Academy, Supernormal Festival, Club Transmediale, STEIM, Colour out of Space, Beam Festival, Cafe Oto, and more.
George McVicar is a producer and DJ from London who is one half of the experimental duo Aa3_Tzt.[RN500]. This year will see the release of George’s debut solo record, ‘Nulls’, out on Aa3 Corp. Following a visit to Japan, the album was written in a labour-intensive two week period. Japan’s dense bamboo forests lay a naturalistic setting for album’s woodland field recordings contained within. But despite it’s organic surroundings, Nulls is home to some wild synthetic flourishes. Murmuring drones, algorithmic glitches and grainy static are all found amidst the trees.
Happened is London-based artist-run live performance series promoting experimental electronic music and sound art from emerging artists. Happened 0002b is supported by local business Fifth Column.