The Preauricular Pit: Takumi Motokawa (Berlin), Hasji & Jess Robinson – 09/03/2023



Takumi Motokawa
Born in Japan and raised in New Zealand, Takumi Motokawa carries within him a diverse mixture of musical languages and influences through which he tells his stories. In 2015, he relocated to Berlin, where he collaborated with producers and artists such as Shackleton, Nik Nowak, David Delgado, Matilda Abraham, and Samin Son as a touring and studio percussionist, keyboardist, composer, and producer. In 2017, he played on-stage percussion in a new-circus production PARADE at Chamäleon Theater in Berlin. He has made frequent appearances at Berlin Atonal with Shackleton and the latest project “Tunes of Negation” has released two albums. In 2020 he released a trilogy of EPs through Connaisseur Recordings with a Berlin-based producer Jepe, from which the track “Translation” has over 1 million plays online.

Hasji makes Urban Gorge – attempting to speak to the base rhythms and peace that are tucked away in the overstimulated structures of city lifestyles. Through this Hasji aims to promote sonic rongoā, cultivated thru an awareness of the relationship between ecological urgency and urban anxiety, and a continued kinship with our maunga of many forms.

Jess Robinson is a composer and sonic artist from Tamaki Makaurau, currently studying undergraduate composition and mechatronics engineering at the University of Auckland. She is interested in exploring the overlap between these fields, through live coding and algorithmic composition and digital musical instrument design.


Thursday 9 March, 9PM @ Whammy Backroom
$8+BF presales from
$10 door sales