Mark Fell × NHK’KOYXEN
[email protected] is excited to welcome back Mark Fell (UK) and Kouhei Matsunaga aka NHK yx Koyxen (Japan) to The Empty Gallery for the Hong Kong premiere of their freshly developed collaborative live performance, “Potato Version”! Both Mark Fell and Kouhei Matsunaga are among the most influential and respected electronic musicians of their generation, with releases on labels such as Raster-Noton, Editions Mego, Line, Important, PAN, and others. Although they have met many times over the years, this tour marks the first time they are performing live as a duo, and not as separate acts. Come witness this unpredictable collision between two titans of electronic music! Opening the night will be a special appearance by Lee Gamble (UK), one of the most notable new electronic musicians of recent years, who will be playing an ambient live-set showcasing his unique deconstruction of Jungle/DNB’s stylistic signifiers. Don’t miss out!
Lee Gamble is a London based electronic musician and DJ. He has roots in both electronic dance music, such as Jungle and Techno, and “Extreme Computer Music”. His spacious, abstracted productions reference his roots in electronic dance music while always transcending the formal limitations of those genres.
Mark Fell is a Sheffield, England based multidisciplinary artist. He is widely known for combining stylistic elements from popular music styles such as Techno and House with more academic approaches to computer-based composition with a particular emphasis on algorithmic and mathematical systems. His music could truly be said to reside at the intersection of club-friendly dance music and experimental “computer music”. His recent works, Multistability and UL8, both of which explore non-Western timing and tuning systems.
Kouhei Matsunaga is an Osaka based musician and illustrator. His musical output can only be described using the word “eclectic” and ranges from minimal techno records through noise/drone works to hardcore hip-hop. No matter the genre, Kouhei always brings an exploratory, off-kilter, and uniquely skewed perspective to his tracks. His recent “Dance Classics” series showcase the on-going development of his more dance-oriented material.