AF presents: HANNO LEICHTMANN & OGADON at Artspace – 30/11/2019

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Born in Timișoara/Romania, Hanno Leichtmann began his musical development as a drummer/percussionist, transitioning into the field of electronic music in the late 1990s following his discovery of a Roland TR-808 drum machine in a cupboard of the HDK / Jazz school where he studied. Whether it be solo as “Static”, or in one of his various collaborations or small groups such as “Denseland” (with David Moss and Hannes Strobl) and “Groupshow” (with Jan Jelinek and Andrew Pekler), or his new duo with Revox B77 maestro Valerio Tricoli, Leichtmann’s output has since become emblematic of a wave of minimalist, cerebral electronic music.His work as a recording artist has been published by many significant labels including Third Ear Rec., Karl Records, Entr’acte, Staubgold, M=minimal, Karaoke Kalk and Kompakt’s imprint Exponate, as well as through his own exclusive handmade Picture/Disk imprint, limited to 23 hand-cut records per edition.

His recent releases combine the gradual, rhythmic unfolding of minimal techno with the ambient, sound-field sensibilities of a film-score.


Ogadon is the project of Hermione Johnson.

Recently returned from a series of European concerts, Hermione’s work centres largely on extended and prepared piano techniques, focusing on the timbral qualities of the instrument, and drawing out a range of voices with contrasting patterns and phrases in different registers. Stylistically, she works across several genres including classical, noise, electroacoustic and free improvisation, and has created music for film, dance and theatre. One of Aotearoa’s most accomplished contemporary musicians, Hermione is perhaps best known for her improvisations on prepared piano, and for her playing on electric organ alongside Ben Holmes in Drorgan.

She describes her work under the Ogadon moniker thus: “layer-cake organ in a benzo dream”


Saturday 30 November @ Artspace
Doors 7pm

koha welcome