Evolving into an artist with a more complete artistic vision, Frank Haag is going into a next phase. Haag is focusing his sonic target on the contemporary world of electronic music, shaped by the aim of pushing beyond his edgy musical interests...
Evolving into an artist with a more complete artistic vision, Frank Haag is going into a next phase. Haag is focusing his sonic target on the contemporary world of electronic music, shaped by the aim of pushing beyond his edgy musical interests from all kinds of genres and cultures.
When being a student at the The Hague’s Royal Conservatory, Frank has been experimenting with analog and digital studio techniques by making multiple channel (surround) compositions.
At school, focus lied on concrete music, also seen as soundart. For Frank, it’s about quality over quantity and attention to detail, the beauty of imperfection and about bringing the defamiliarizing power of electronic sound. It’s an ongoing self-expressive exploration process.
Musical ability, combined with technical know-how and an open perspective, have allowed Frank a wide palette of expression.
After picking up the bassguitar, he started playing DJ sets during his late teens, dedicating himself to raw old school techno sounds. During his early twenties he started performing Live. Initially throughout Holland, later much wider afield. Meanwhile he was organizing allnighter (after) parties called Haaghuyzen, held at the infamous DJ Café Vaaghuyzen, also musical home of Sandrien, Steffi, San Proper and Boris Werner. Ever influenced by the output of cities like Detroit and Berlin, with labels like Axis, M-Plant, Perlon, Playhouse and Trelik, his sound has kept evolving in recent times.
Frank has played at events/clubs like Awakenings Festival, Trouw (Amsterdam), Watergate Club (Berlin), Arma17 (Moscow), Paperbox (New York), Rex Club (Paris) and Feeleed (Odessa), and is part of the VBX crew. His last release on Serialism Records was hammered by Raresh and was featured in Cassy’s MIXMAG compilation.
Selected discography Frank Haag
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