Cherif Hashizume | 2022

Sat 23 apr | + performances from claire rousay + —__–___ (More Eaze & Seth Graham)
Folkestone Quarterhouse
Start time: 19.30

Tickets: £15 per night // £22 for weekend ticket // Under 23's go free


A conversation between human and machine - an improvised electonica performance.

Cherif Hashizume is a producer, songwriter and an innovator. Rarely treading the path of least resistance his composition and production work has taken him into the world of AI, interactive installations and VR to create completely original works both in sound and in process.

With his background, as lead engineer and co-conspirator to critically acclaimed producer and artist Jon Hopkins for the last 10 years, Cherif has learnt from one of electronic music’s most revered protagonists, working with some of the most innovative artists in the world including David Byrne , Brian Eno , King Creosote, Kelly Lee Owens and PVT amongst many others.

Between 2020-21, Hashizume co-mixed Hopkins’ latest and highly acclaimed "Music for Psychedelic Therapy" which led him to explore and experiment with tonal and textural side of electronic music away from his usual intense and complex rhythm oriented style of production.

Away from his work with Jon, Cherif is a serial collaborator, most notably co-producing the other-wordly electronica of Anil Sebastian ’s debut album “Mesonoxian” , which Line of Best Fit called “a gorgeous listen from start to end” as well as being a talented remixer contributing his 40mins long remix of Manu Delago's "Nightliner (Delta Sleep Reworks)" on One Little Indian.

He also co-writes and produces ethereal soundscapes in his collaborative project Hrim with Sebastian and Icelandic siren Ösp Eldjárn and produced the aforementioned Eldjárn’s debut album “ Tales from a Poplar Tree”, nominated for the Icelandic Folk Music Award in 2018.

Series of highly acclaimed studio work doesn't take away any excitements from his live performances. Often improvised, Cherif uses combination of home brew music performance software he developed himself and hardware modular synthesiser system allowing him to create complex texture, rhythm, melody and harmony on the fly.

Cherif’s recent work and extended history demonstrates that he is much more than just a producer and songwriter, shackled behind a computer or mixing desk. His work spans mediums, space and format and whilst he has shown an aptitude for writing, producing and mixing music from the most concise pop-structures to the most ethereal and obscure, one thing remains consistent across his work, Cherif Hashizume is an innovator bound only by his own extensive imagination.


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