Aleš Hieng – Zergon (1984) is a DJ, music producer and sound artist from Ljubljana. He is a member of the Synaptic Crew, and, among other things, works in the field of audio-visual performance and in the wide field of DIY electronics. He is interested in club music as well as in sound research and audio-visual experimentation. His sound ranges from deep-house, dub techno and techno to IDM, experimental electronics, noise and abstract drone. His musical performances are based on improvisation – live programming of rhythmic patterns, melodic sequences, sound design, playing effects, and mixing everything with field recordings. His tracks can be found on numerous Chilli Space compilations, Kamizdat compilations and more recently on his Bandcamp page as well.
He collaborated with the artist Robertina Šebjanič on the audio-visual project echo 10-9. He is the co-author of the ongoing sound-chemical installation Time Displacement – Chemobrionic Garden in collaboration with Robertina Šebjanič and Ida Hiršenfelder, which was exhibited in 2016 at the Ars Electronica festival in Linz, as part of the exhibition Radical Atoms. He is also the co-author of the sound installation Sound Disposition – Crystal Gardens with the mentioned artists.
Notable events & appearances: Klub K4, Ljubljana; Grajska Gospoda w/ Masayoshi Fujita, Castle Lemberg; MFRU/Kiblix, Maribor; Sonica Festival, Ljubljana; Strictly Analog Festival, Ljubljana; AMRO Festival, Linz; Piksel Festival, Bergen; Touch Me Festival, Zagreb; MusicTechFest/Earzoom, Ljubljana; Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana; ZNFI, Trbovlje; Ars Electronica, Linz; esc medien kunst labor, Graz.
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