The second installment of Warp’s collaboration with the UK channel C4’s Random Acts brings together Hudson Mohawke, Dominic Flannigan and Nic Hamilton.
“A favourite from Lantern, with ‘System' Hud Mo was inspired by some tear-out Jeff Mills offset with those minimalist classical arpeggios - and when considering an associated film I thought of classic rave visuals and cg stock art of the late 90s where the grid of the city would be superimposed with circuit boards and processors. Here we updated it for 2015, commissioning our own 4K helicopter shoot over Manhattan which Nic Hamilton treated, placing in a CG environment that evokes Philip Glass ’1000 Airplanes On The Roof’." - Dominic Flannigan
“System is about big cities and screens, manic focused euphoria and cinematic panoramas. It is the experience of NYC from a helicopter at dawn with a 4G connection.” - Nic Hamilton
Hudson Mohawke’s second album Lantern was released this year and featured Antony, Miguel, Jhene Aiko and more. The second leg of his North American headline tour supported by The-Dream begins early November. And watch out for a forthcoming documentary “Very First Breath: A Film About Hudson Mohawke”
HUDSON MOHAWKE LIVE
*US DATES IN BOLD*
Oct 31 - Paris, France - Pitchfork Music Festival
Nov 2 - Zurich, Switzerland - Mascotte
Nov 6 - Austin - Fun Fun Fun Fest
Nov 7 - Dallas - South Side Music Hall (w/ The-Dream)
Nov 10 - Nashville - Exit/In (w/ The-Dream)
Nov 11 - Chicago - Concord Music Hall (w/ The-Dream)
Nov 12 - Detroit - St Andrews Hall (w/ The-Dream)
Nov 13 - Toronto - Mod Club Theatre (w/ The-Dream)
Nov 14 - Burlington - Artsriot (w/ The-Dream)
Nov 15 - Boston - Paradise Rock Club (w/ The-Dream)
Nov 17 - Philadelphia - TLA (w/ The-Dream)
Nov 18 - New York - Webster Hall (w/ The-Dream)
Dec 2 - Berlin, Germany - Berghain
Dec 3 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
Dec 4 - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix
Dec 9 - Dublin, Ireland - Academy
Dec 10 - London, UK - Roundhouse
Dec 11 - Manchester, UK - Warehouse Project
Dec 12 - Glasgow, UK - ABC
Channel 4 has commissioned a series of videos from Warp as part of their revamped Random Acts strand dedicated to the arts, and designed to offer a platform where artists and filmmakers are encouraged to provoke thought and debate.
These films will be shown in a specially curated half hour program which will be broadcast on the Channel later in the new year.
You can also watch the first piece by Battles x Ben Jones here:
Stay tuned for further collaborations with Oneohtrix Point Never and Darkstar.
Hudson Mohawke “System”
Directed - Dominic Flannigan x Nic Hamilton
Production - Nic Hamilton