Haco is a Japanese sonic artist and composer. In 2005, her CD Stereo Bugscope 00 was awarded a prize in the digital music category at Prix Ars Electronica in Austria. With her unique sensibility, Haco has developed a practice based on principles of post-punk, electroacoustics, the avant-garde, improvisation, post-rock, environmental sound, and technology.
She presents her sound performance using the Stereo Bugscope system, accompanied by visual images and develops her first live collaboration, Bugloop, with Hamilton-based sound artist Kent Macpherson.
Haco's talk/workshop is on Friday 17th August at 9am, and her performance Bugloop featuring Kent Macpherson takes place on Thursday 16th at 8pm (see events section). This workshop is relevant to those interested in sound art and design, music, performance art and art installation.