Jack Hooker

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Jack Hooker is a musician / composer based in Wellington. Jack has a diverse range of musical interests and outputs, ranging from loud, abrasive and epic electronic music to instrumental acoustic guitar music. As a composer, Jack has an interest primarily in writing fixed-media electronic works. Jack has had compositions performed in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Indonesia and Europe, and has collaborated with major composers and groups including John Psathas and Strike.

As a performer, Jack is in a diverse range of musical acts, including a solo instrumental guitar act, drone/trance act ‘The Shocking and Stunning’, and Gamelan groups Padhang Moncar and Taniwha Jaya, among others. With these projects, Jack has toured throughout New Zealand, Australia and Indonesia and has performed at festivals including Homegrown, WOMAD, Rhythm and Alps, Camp a Low Hum and the Yogyakarta International Gamelan Festival.

Jack has been awarded the John Young Award for Electroacoustic Composition (2010) and the Indonesian Gamelan Prize (2010). As a solo artist he has released ‘Stones & Drones’ (2011), and the EP ‘Harbour Light’ in 2013. He has also recorded the experimental piece ‘Vela’ written for Pyramider (Tesla Coil) and fixed audio, which was first performed 20th September 2013 at ‘Forks in Sockets – an Electric Spectacle’, The Atrium, VUW School of Design, Wellington.

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