Describe the classic sound of Hiroshi Hasegawa
Various types of sound such as electronic pulse, wall of noise, drone and pure harsh noise or
feedback noise. It mixes like a dazzle. And then, after a peak passes, all sound becomes free. I am
conscious of such a sound vision.
How is your sound unique, compared with other electronic musicians?
All my works are produced by improvisation. It is sometimes like an ambient sound, and other
times it is really loud. Some people believe there is no consistency in this, however, it is because my
philosophy chooses not to discriminate against any type of sound.
What can Kirin Big in Japan! revellers expect from your performance in November?
I want you to experience the depths and the chaos of my electrons noise. I also want you to expect
that sound and a visual image may be fused, because this time I collaborate exclusively with Sydney
artist James Brown.
How is Japan’s electronic music culture unique?
As for many Japanese noise artists, it isn't rare to take an influence in 60's, 70's hard rock,
psychedelic rock, progressive rock, kraut rock and so on. Although Japanese artists are influenced by
contemporary and avant-garde music too, the strong rock influence is unique.
What are some of the best underground nightclubs in Japan?
There is staff who like noise and experimental music at the nightclub called SOUP in Tokyo, and they
welcome the event of noise too. The PA system is also powerful - SOUP is excellent to play loud
Your beer of choice?
Kirin of course. Although retired, my father was engaged in the research of wheat with Kirin
Corporation for many years. It's a true story.
One of your most memorable moments performing?
That is when I played in the mountain.
What are you most looking forward to about your impending visit to Australia?
I am looking forward to playing the most, because no matter where I am, this is the time when I am
most satisfied. And then, I am very happy if there is an audience who shares that pleasure.