Tune in to Live Constructions this Sunday, November 16th at 10PM for a live in-studio performance by Kristian Hverring (Krishve). Performing under the names Krishve, Hverring has been developing unique sound projects centering around the use of synthesizers, stompboxes, acoustic instruments, and his body. He will come into the studio with Lars Graugaard of Clang Records to represent what he and some fellow Scandanavian sound artists have been working on. Hverring will be perfoming live and then talking to us with Graugaard after the set. Listen!
Krishve (Kristian Hverring) is an artist from Denmark, born in 1974. Spending most of his childhood in a remote rural area has had a major influence on how he perceives the world today. With plenty of time to read, listen and dream about the future, he discovered how music affected him. An introvert and shy boy he began developing an interest in recording his surroundings and his family on an old tape recorder. He began playing guitar in bands at school, writing songs and slowly aquiring musical equipment to create a recording studio for himself to work in.
Today Krishve prefers to use a limited assembly of hardware to create an improvised time traveling experience. A small mixer is the hub of operations, while a number of small synths, stompboxes, acoustic instruments and his body – anything that makes the desired sound – provide the raw materials. Everything is performed live and recorded directly to two-track. The limitations of dedicated hardware and the discipline it requires is a source of creative inspiration. Krishve hovers in the borderlands between sound art and so called electronic music, and has a penchant for the dark, melancholic and strange.
Over the years Krishve has released several works on various physical media and as digital downloads. Lately he has been working with the independent label phloq and now clang. In addition to his own work, Krishve is active as a composer and sound designer for performance, installation, theatre and film. Since 2012 he has been associated with Hotel Pro Forma, an internationally respected laboratory of visual music performance and installations.
clang was initiated January 2013 and its most important purpose is take adventurous music beyond the confinements of the experimental community.
The label’s aesthetics revolve around a distinct and emotional amalgam of the technological and the organic. We are not concerned with a specific style, but everything we do involves electronics in different ways. Rather than style, we care about that the music is committed to its content and that the sound quality is treated as a never-ending love story.