Mississippi Happening brings you the electronic sounds of Hello Negro, from New Orleans, LA! Hello Negro hits the 2014 VOODOO Experience this year with his electronic improvisations!
OCT 31 | 2:15PM- 4:15PM | Le Plur Stage
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Mississippi Happening interview with
Mississippi Happening: What led you from playing jazz piano to start experimenting in electronic music and performing it?
Hello Negro: Nothing lead me from it. I don't consider myself much of a musician, nevertheless, whatever it is I do consider myself, this electronic skylarking is in addition to - not in place of.
Mississippi Happening: You’re known for improvising with your electronic compositions. Why do you find improvisation important in your music?
Hello Negro: In all fairness, I'd have to separate myself from the act of instantaneous thematic development to justifiably make a proclaimation regarding its salience. Improvisation has been an integral element in all of the music I've studied - it's too inextricably tethered to what I do to be considered important. It's intrinsic.
Mississippi Happening: . What do you enjoy most about performing electronic music?
Hello Negro: Sojourning just beyond the precipice of sonic and emotional entropy - toeing a line that doubles as the Party Zone event horizon. [ suspenseful music crescendos]
Mississippi Happening: . How does your jazz background affect your electronic compositions?
Hello Negro: The language that I [ attempt ] to speak is one that has been heavily influenced by harmonic, rhythmic and melodic paradigms that are the fundamentals of Jazz.
Mississippi Happening: What are your favorite things about New Orleans?
Hello Negro: I know you want to ask me a better question than that, DG.
Mississippi Happening: What can the VOODOO audience look forward to seeing at your show?
Hello Negro: i dunno wut day gone c, but ikan tell u wut day gwine heer - a surfeit of frequencies in the 60Hz - 400Hz range at 95dB and up. "Whhhooooweeee - dass a lotta bass dare, cappy!"
Mississippi Happening: Will you be dressing up for Halloween, if so, what will you be?
Hello Negro: Yes. Cotton Mather dressed up as HN.