Russell Haswell is a restlessly forward-thinking, multi-disciplinary artist, performer and curator born in Coventry and currently based in Suffolk, England. With a background steeped in computer music, black metal, noise, techno, free-stye and solo improvisation, his practice is renowned for broaching the extremities of visual and sonic arts. He’s performed in noted live and HDJ [hard disc jockey] actions with Aphex Twin, Gescom, Pan Sonic and Masami Akita (Merzbow), among others, and worked with Florian Hecker on Iannis Xenakis’ UPIC system in their Haswell & Hecker duo, whose ‘Blackest Ever Black’ (Warner Classics) LP is widely considered a milestone of modern electronic music composition. Russell’s recorded work has also been published by a wide number of esteemed imprints, most notably the 8 track CD catalogue ‘Live Salvage 1997 – 2000′ (Honorable Mention, Digital Music’s, Prix Ars Electronica) for Editions Mego, but also for Warp, Downwards, and his OR label, home to world’s first MiniDisc release. Most recently Russell collaborated with Regis as Concrete Fence on the combustible ‘New Release’ EP for PAN Records, has released for Powell’s Diagonal Records, with a forthcoming “hyper edit” collaboration with PAIN JERK. On tour Fall/Winter 2016 supporting Autechre.
Affiliations: Diagonal Records, Editions Mego, Warp