HVAD (DK)

Electronic musician

In English

Electronic musician
HVAD (Hari Shankar Kishore, 1985–) is a Danish electronic artist. Since the mid-’00s, he has been working under a number of guises, creating and performing electronic music, and developing a signature sound unlike any other in Denmark. HVAD’s music is innovative, wild and direct, with an abstract and violent energy that makes the ground tremble. And underpinning it all – an unsettling but oddly beautiful paranoia. From a starting point in modern situationism, HVAD creates an original and complex musical and visual universe that breaks down cultural boundaries and challenges prejudices. He employs sound sources such as his own scratched acetates, temple bells, taxi doors, dogs barking, church choirs, street slang and his voice to express a contemporary cultural awareness that is beyond multicultural and blurs the line between art and everyday life. After nearly seven years of hard work, 2014 has seen Hari’s work filter through tastemakers and visionaries worldwide: the Aphex Twin played his tracks during his Glastonbury DJ set, and he’s played venues from the legendary Berghain club in Berlin to the Unsound Festival in Krakow.

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Elektronisk musiker
HVAD (Hari Shankar Kishore, f. 1985). Dansk elektronisk kunstner. Siden midten af 00'erne har han under forskellige aliasser skabt og fremført elektronisk musik og udviklet en signaturlyd, der ikke ligner noget andet i Danmark. Hans musik er nyskabende, vild og pågående – en abstrakt og krigerisk energi, der får jorden til at skælve. Og under det hele: En uhyggelig, smuk paranoia. Med afsæt i moderne situationisme skaber HVAD et originalt og komplekst musikalsk og visuelt univers, som nedbryder kulturelle grænser og udfordrer fordomme. HVAD bruger bl.a. egne skårede lakplader, tempelklokker, taxidøre, hundeglammen, kirkekor, slang fra gaden samt sin egen stemme til at udtrykke en nutidig kulturel bevidsthed, som er “beyond” multikulturel, og som udvisker grænsen mellem det levede liv og kunsten. Efter næsten syv års hårdt arbejde, er Haris lyd nået ud til meningsdannere og visionære verden over: the Aphex Twin spillede hans tracks under sit Glastonbury DJ set og Hari har spillet på venues fra det Legendariske Berghain i Berlin til Unsound-festivalen i Krakow.