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REProduce Khoj: HVAD (Denmark)

 Sunday, March 8th, 4 -8 pm
Donor Pass available at the door at INR 400 
Sunday March 8 will see a unique event at Khoj – an exploration of the more left field side of the rapidly iterating form of electronic music production in India.  Four artists – Ravana, Jamblu, and Hemant Sreekumar from Delhi, and HVAD from Denmark – will perform over the course of four hours this Sunday, between 4 and 8pm.
The event will showcase the remarkable electronic music production talent that otherwise does not get heard in the realm of Delhi’s more mainstream, DJ friendly arenas.
Ravana
 AKA Ravana Tenheads, AKA Shravan Chelappa: Ravana has been performing as a DJ since 2001, but it’s only over the past three years that he has discovered music sequencing software, which makes us all rather fortunate indeed.  His ten aliases (heads) on Soundcloud are all distinct in signature, and the breadth of his work is somewhat staggering, ranging from field recordings, turntablism, and film snippets, all tethered together by a mix of drum breaks, looped found sound, and melody.
http://soundcloud.com/ravana-tenheads
Jamblu
 AKA KS Pillai:  Though he acts as guitarist, trumpet player, and keyboardist for Delhi’s PCRC, and as vocalist and guitarist for Begum, Kartik is mostly found at home making more music, seemingly at odds with what that kind of workload would seem to present as a demand on one’s time.  His solo project Jamblu began in 2014, and two releases in it would appear that his well of creativity is just beginning to be excavated.  His music touches on hip hop, ambient, and free jazz (as far as recent unreleased demos go) and it all comes together into a seamless whole.  In listening to it, one is unsure if the reaction would be to should bob their head to it, or rather to place said head on a shelf for a more reflexive assessment.
http://jamblu.bandcamp.com/album/bone-ringing
Hemant Sreekumar
 Hemant currently teaches digital arts at Ambedkar University, and between that and his other full time job, he rarely has the opportunity to perform the utterly unique sound and visual patina he creates – so this is a rare opportunity into his world.  Via programming his own algorithms in code, he presents a remarkable experience that merges projected, generative visuals with sometimes beautiful and sometimes horrific audio frequencies.  A true original.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ygDdaOWPK4
HVAD
 AKA Hari Shankar Kishore.  A true performer,  Hari incorporates brass bowls, underwater contact microphones, and sometimes an shepherd’s cane into his craft, all punctuated by a sort of seemingly demented conductors oversight. Manipulating two turntables laden with dub plates he presses himself, his set builds from drones, to howling dogs, to old Bollywood film samples, oozing slowly towards juke-esque beat meditations, teasingly surfacing into slight and then unforgiving breakbeats, veering finally into merciless 160BPM territory. He commands the stage with a seemingly impossible grasp over the complex rhythms he creates, as only someone who has authored the work could possibly do. Over the course of an hour, the typical reaction of a crowd is along the lines of initial abject confusion and discomfort, to a sort of capacity to understand a new language, and then utter realization and release.
http://thump.vice.com/videos/music-videos/riots-race-records-dj-hvad-vs-denmark
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This event is curated by REProduce Artists, a Delhi based artist management and booking agency, with the space kindly provided by Khoj International Artists’ Association.
http://reproduceartists.com
http://facebook.com/reproduceartists
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Donor Pass available at the door at  INR 400 

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