Electronic concert at the ZKM | Karlsruhe
In the second part, the series “IMA_experiments” presents an acousmatic concert by British composer Robert Hampson. In the mid-1980s guitarist Hampson founded the psychedelic drone rock band “Loop” which, until 1991, speerheaded the English independent scene around such groups as “My Bloody Valentine” and “Spacemen 3”.
Following the disbanding of Loop, Hampson spent the brief period that followed with the industrial band “Godflesh”, before going on to found a new musical project bearing the title “Main”, which focused on atmospheric guitar-based music and finally on guitar-sounds deconstructed to the point of unrecognizability. Hampson then began concentrating on digital sound processing, computer music, and finally also on acousmatic music. He was a frequent guest at the INA-GRM studio in Paris, in which, more recently the piece “Répercussions” was produced for the festival Akousma in 2011.
Thus, Robert Hampson has had an untypical development ranging from rock music guitar work to academic electronic composition. His most recent releases are the records “Suspended Cadences” and “Signaux”, as well as the CD/DVD “Répercussions” published by Editions Mego.
Admission: 5 €