Midori Hirano, Junichi Akagawa, AXIOM, Huron, Alexander Buchholz
MimiCof & Junichi Akagawa
& VV Residents:
Vodor L. Zeck
NUMBER 7!! We bring together a rich mix of audio and visual delights from Kyoto to Dublin and tap into the Berlin flow of digital experimentation. Prepare for a slamming electro delicious in the basement dancefloor and a sensual A/V show in the upstairs ambeint floor.
We are Various Vegetables and we approve of the unrelenting pursuit of musical vitaminz.
-AMBIENT FLOOR GUESTS-
MIDORI HIRANO is a musician, composer, sound artist and producer born in Kyoto, Japan. She has been playing music since the age of 5 when she used the piano to flesh out her earliest compositions. While this led her to specialise in classical piano at university, it was the less traditional aspects of electronica that would ultimately prove her major inspiration. Making the creative pilgrimage to Berlin in 2008, her productions are based around the use of traditional instrumentation; piano, strings and voice augmented with often subtle electronic processing and digital samples creating a rich, rolling sound that is at once warm and melodic while tracing unexpected musical trajectories.
Her first album, LushRush, was released on Noble records in 2006 and was primarily a collaborative affair, seeing her work with a number of guest musicians to create one of those beautiful, sprawling debuts that radiates a hazy blissfulness upon first listen. Her second, Klo:Yuri, saw her further develop her sound, garnering critical acclaim from various magazines in the world including TIME magazine. She is also in demand as a composer of soundtracks for European and Asian films. In addition, she had released “RundSkipper” under the moniker MimiCof on the PROGRESSIVE FOrM label in 2011.
JUNICHI AKAGAWA was born 1985 in Japan and is living in Berlin since 2010. After a lengthy venture in various musical activities, Junichi started a solo-career in 2008 in electronic music and visual arts . Since then he has been involved in the planning and implementation of numerous events in Tokyo and Berlin and had composed pieces for compilations, compositions for other artists as well as creating music videos.
With real-time generated images and sound, he combines acoustic and visual elements in an effort to engage all the senses, not simply sight & hearing.
On the laptop Akagawa mainly produces rhythmic electronic music and his dynamic but sensitive works resound in the hearts of the audience.
He is currently working on his debut album and also making a collaborative dance Programme.
HURON is a very human-looking life form. It lives in the narrow wilderness of Berlin where it creates it's own spheres and beats. The autonomous scientists of the Crazy Language Music Association are researching the Huron's way of communicating since 2006. In several releases they elaborated that the Huron seems to speak in spheres to cut it's victims off their primitive surroundings and lift them to a crazy abstract world.
- BASEMENT RAVETOPIA -
AXIOM is the creative head behind Berlin-based Netlabel Crazy Language which focuses on progressive new electronic music and from this position he follows the golden rule of electronica: No posing - It's all about music! So all we know is that he started playing electronic music in the 90's under a heavy Influence of Hip Hop, Techno and Electro. The rest is history written in some Crazy Language.
ALEXANDER BUCHHOLZ is an old friend of the Various Vegetable Crew. He joined the pilgrims of Rock Paper Scissor and stayed to become the master of the spinning tune. He's a walking, funking electronic music machine and there's no way to be sure what styles he'll bust out of his oxygen chamber with. The only thing you can be sure of is that he will teach you a lesson.