Sound designer Hardedge’s live-mix delves into the more intellectual elements of dark electronic music. His experimental approach to sound, space, and structure owes a lot to the fundamental principles of the Chicago's A.A.C.M. creative thinkers, especially Wadada Leo Smith's revolutionary multi-directional, non-progressive approach, and the use of the silence as a musical element. Paired with Haynes’ unique sensibility, he creates psychedelic-like aural landscapes, made up of polyrhythms and random, transient frequencies. His music becomes a surrealistic construction that defies the imagination, a stunning aural sculpture created by an uncompromising artist rarely found in today’s art of sound.
Together with the cornet player Graham Haynes, Hardedge has performed at the Symphony Space, Queens Museum of Art, Makor, The Stone, and Roulette in New York City, as well as at the Sarajevo Jazz Festival in Bosnia, and at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.
001 henry threadgill's zooid: pop start the tape, stop lp
002 graham haynes / hardedge: austere geometry cd
003 hardedge / graham haynes: reality eclipsed cd
004 hardedge: ink-black shadow cd
005 hardedge: behind closed eyelids cd
006 hardedge: this morning will you not wake? cd
007 hardedge / graham haynes: Paralyzed by the Approach of the Inevitable cd
008 hardedge / graham haynes: is it that dark? cd
009 graham haynes / hardedge: but you can't, can you? cd
010 hardedge / graham haynes: burned to the water's edge cd
011 graham haynes / hardedge led into uncertainty cd (to be re;eased September 2010)