CV/Bio/Press Kit

Music

Bio:

Kris Keogh is an Australian musician and producer from Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. He is intent making the most beautiful noise possible, any way he can.

That could mean writing crushing bass and beats for his Laptop Destroyer project, making hyper-glitched processed harp works under his own name, or by designing his own custom audio software using Reaktor.

Influenced as much by Ravel and Debussy as Atari Teenage Riot and Autechre, his classical training sits happily at odds with his 20 years in the electronic underground.

Keogh runs ZZAAPP Records, a bass music label and, when not working on his own projects, is in demand for his audio production and mixing expertise.

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Kris is a Co-Founder and was a board member of Happy Yess Community Arts Inc. (2006-2016)

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Selected Press Quotes:


For KRIS KEOGH - Processed Harp Works Vol. 2:

CIRCUS FOLK: 'Equal parts melancholic and ethereal, joy and grief are comfortable bedfellows – you can hear them wrapped around each other, resonating together. Deep cavernous rumbles and spacious, sorrowful drones ebb and flow between liquid harp sweeps and uplifting melodies. It’s an album vibrating with ambivalence and hope. Impossible not to be affected by it, sonically it’s as exquisite as its cover art.'

THE GUARDIAN: ' I hear sun glinting on ripples; trickles snaking through soil; drips in mossy caves.'


For LAPTOP DESTROYER:

MAGNETIC MAG: 'A slap in the face to the mainstream.'


HOWZER, UK: 'It's fkn massive.'


RICO ADJRUN, ABC RADIO NATIONAL: 'Back at his unyielding, bass blasting best.'


HOW THE BODY WORKS: 'Kris Keogh’s latest album is amazing and you should get it. My favourite desert noisecore harp player FINALLY does hip hop like you’re supposed to. Give him money.'


For KRIS KEOGH - Processed Harp Works Vol. 1:

FLASHLIGHTTAG“It sounds absolutely wild. Strange. Beautiful.”

REVIEWS NT“Kris has beautifully created his own world of noise.”

COME INTO LAND: "Keogh’s sampling gives every moment of disconnectedness a heavy emotional charge"

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Selected Discography:

Kris Keogh

2017 - Processed Harp Works, Volume 2

2011 - Processed Harp Works, Volume 1

2009 - Analog Transmission 009

Laptop Destroyer

2015 - ZZAAPP Beats Vol. 2

2014 - 303 EP

2014 - ZZAAPP Beats Vol. 1

Red Plum and Snow

2010 - Brightest Beginnings LP

2010 - Small Songs EP

2010 - New Weird Australia #5 Compilation

2009 - 20 Power Hits EP

Blastcorp

2009 - Goodbye LP

2007-Hearts Blast Graves EP

2006 - Chrysanthemum LP

2001 - Ilura LP

2000 - Shelfstacking LP

1999 - Blip LP


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Selected Supports:

Oval (Ger)

Diplo (USA)

Leafcutter John (UK)

Freq Nasty (UK)

The Mad Professor (UK)

Francisco Lopez (Spain)

The Herd, Regurgitator, Dsico, TZU.



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Art

Visual Art Shows:

2016
Stolen Landscapes (Solo Show)
15-29th April 2016.
Polygone Cowboy, Brisbane.


2015
Repeater (solo show)
Excube, Osaka, Japan

Mollie Kerby, Dave Collins, Kris Keogh
Mayfair Gallery, Darwin City

2012
Wobble Horror!
(solo show)
Excube, Osaka, Japan

1000 Monsters!
(solo show)

Happy Yess, Darwin

2011
Joy In Repetition (solo show)
Art Warehouse, Darwin

Red Hand Prints Retrospective
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Happy Yess 5th Birthday Poster Retrospective
Happy Yess, Darwin

2010
Territory Time
Headquarters, High St, Northcote, Melbourne, Australia, Next Wave Festival.

2009
Further Than Forever (solo show)
Discobeans, Hight St Northcote, Melbourne, Australia

Decks
New works on Skateboard decks by Kris Keogh and David Collins
Upcycling Gallery, Newcastle, Australia

License to Confuse
Works by Kris Keogh and Sam Tupou
Happy Yess, Darwin, Australia.

Alumini
New Work by Kris Keogh and Sam Tupou
Mofo Gallery, Cairns, Australia.

2008
Kris Keogh - Art Show! (solo show)
Happy Yess,  Darwin, Australia.

クリス キーオ (solo show)
New Works by Kris Keogh.
Taisho Perori, Osaka, Japan.

Art>Harp Project
Custom order art series, 50 Artworks
Osaka, Japan.

2007
Gallery Sometimes
Mural Project, Darwin, Australia

2003
Trank X
DVAA, Darwin, Australia

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