Chihei Hatakeyama (畠山地平) is a sound artist and musician living on the outskirts of Tokyo. Hatakeyama’s music is characteristically very slow, composed by repeatedly processing guitars, pianos, and vibraphones on a laptop. The result is a mix of droning chords and sparse single instruments rising above the mix. His music may be classified as either post-ambient experimental music or new-age music. Chihei Hatakeyama has released over 19 albums as of 2013 including a 12″ split with Vida Vojic on First Terrace Records in 2018.
Joel Gilardini is an experimental guitarist and sound designer, based in Zurich. Being a self-tough guitarist, and driven by the urge and the will to experiment with sounds, Joel followed a very peculiar path which lead him over a broad range of sound fields, touching different musical attitudes and genres like metal, ambient, doom, dub, and noise. By using live‐looping, improvisation and instant composition techniques, Joel creates a very unique biosphere, where these elements are constantly blended together, giving birth and shape to continuously morphing soundscapes and moods.Pre-Release-Show of his new album: Against Heatwaves
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Joel Gilardini is an experimental guitarist and sound designer, based in Zurich (Switzerland). Being a self-tough guitarist, and driven by the urge and the will to experiment with sounds, Joel followed a very peculiar path which lead him over a broad range of soundfields, touching different musical attitudes and genres like metal, ambient, doom, dub, and noise.
By using live‐looping, improvisation and instant composition techniques, Joel creates a very unique biosphere, where these elements are constantly blended together, giving birth and shape to continuously morphing soundscapes and moods.
Involved in various projects, he is well known for his live-ambient-guitar sets as an opening act for Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin (ECM) in Zurich’s clubs, as well as being the mastermind behind the experimental-doom-metal act The Land Of The Snow and part of the noise-industrial duo Mulo Muto (together with Attila Folklor, from grind-punkers Insomnia Isterica).
He has worked and collaborated with names in the like of She Retina Stimulants, Aborym, Mingle, Nicolas Stocker, Eraldo Bernocchi, Jacopo Pierazzuoli, Ballett Zurich, dancer Benoît Favre, and the collective House Of Pain.
An Moku on Spotify! Feel free to follow me and get notified as soon as I will add some music. Be sure to follow the right account since Spotify managed to create three An Moku accounts. The one with the Artist pic is the valid one👍🏻Thank you for your support!!!
every morning the best weapon of choice: black coffee.
weapon of choice no.2 (no specific order): i call it RONIN. the name is inspired by @nikbartsch. made by @zoomsoundlab, introduced by @joelgilardini
weapon of choice no.3 (no specific order): my all times fav coffee grinder. bring the noise🙌🏻 thx @amluttropp
weapon of choice no.4 (no specific order): vapor trail. delay made by @seymourduncanpickups. introduced by @amluttropp
weapon of choice no.5 (no specific order): Micro [D] 🙌🏻 made by @ollahandmadeinstruments introduced by @joelgilardini
weapon of choice no.6 (no specific order): kaossilator. first edition. made by @korgofficial. bought in tokyo back in 2008🙌🏻
weapon of choice no.7: microphonic soundbox. made by @leafaudio, introduced by @obliquenoir 🙌🏻
weapon of choice no.8: cathedral digital reverb. made by @ehx. i have bought it in nyc back in 2013. i simply love working with it 🙌🏻
What do we do? Mapping Possibilities is an ongoing collective project of audio/visual performances. The collective gives DIY/self-taught/experimental artists a chance to present their work, expanding its public exposure. To keep a dynamic spirit we try to present new line-ups in each performance. How do we do it? Each performance is the product of collaboration between audio artists and visual artists, who work together to explore different possibilities on the conceptual and technical levels. The performance relies on cutting edge production technologies and offers new ways of digital production. What to expect in Mapping Possibilities? In this collective, visual artists focus on generative and interactive real-time visual experimentation using coding, open source programming platforms, and alongside more traditional media such as video and 3D animation. While sound artists take a more sound-oriented approach, featuring non-dance electronic music (i.e. abstract, noise, drone, ambient, glitch, IDM, experimental, . . . etc.). Mapping Possibilities VI is presented in collaboration with Pro Helvetia Cairo, the liaison office of the Swiss Arts Council. Swiss artists Dominik Grenzler & Niculin Barandun are arriving to Cairo, especially for that night, to take part in the second event in Pro Helvetia Cairo’s Jubilee music program, commemorating 30 years of the office’s operations in the Arab world. The program started last month with a concert for Swiss duo OY. First performance: Ismael. [Audio] + Niculin Barandun [Visuals] Second performance: AN MOKU [Audio] + Mostafa El Baroody [Visuals]
… equimpent. love it. going to work with it again by preparing tracks for an upcoming show…