Swedish electronic music producer, sound artist and DJ Henri Falk explores musical formats and contexts across a broad spectrum from techno to ambient, sound art and installations, with an experimental approach.
A driving concept behind his work is to present familiar sonic landscapes and objects in a way which plays with the boundaries of our waking perception. By morphing time and shifting frequencies, a micro-universe of convoluted textures and rhythms, sounds from a partially hidden reality are unveiled.
The raw material typically reflects events happening incidentally in our surroundings, leaving behind any traces of rigidity, hesitation or other artefacts inherent to intention, and thereby also introducing elements of chance.
The work is presented across various formats, from live performances to spatial sound installations, stereo tracks, binaural audio and videos with his own footage. In the video domain, the same principles are applied; recordings from commonplace events are processed using video synthesis and other digital tools to twist and expose hidden features.
He finds inspiration from the sonic and visual landscape which surrounds him, mainly in either buzzing urban environments or out in the serene wilderness in the Nordics. Born in Finland 1984, having grown up in the Swedish countryside and lived all his adult life in large cities, he feels at home in and influenced by both these contrasting habitats; at the intersection of nature and technology, both in life and in his artistic practice.
Henri is a graduate from dBs Music in Berlin and is a co-creator of the experimental performance event series Das Schalllabor. Being an avid photographer, he occasionally helps out taking photos at events and gallery openings, for example at the sound art gallery Geoff Stern Art Space.
He has performed live at various festivals around Berlin, including at Noise Lab and Sacred Ground, and as a DJ at venues including Arena Club and Funkhaus in Berlin, Bob Beaman in Munich, Alphabet in Tel Aviv, The Great Northern in San Francisco and Elevator in Shanghai.