Laberint del Minotaure- Luigi Russolo Sound Art Competion 2011 (Awarded pieces CD, Monochrome Vision)

by Huan



Huan is the alter ego of Víctor Hurtado a multi-instrumentalist and producer and distinguished member of Barcelona’s experimental scene in which he is active with many projects. He’s also the creative mind behind psychedelic-noise band Qa’a, with whom he’s toured Europe extensively and that counts Hans Joachim Irmler, Steve Stapleton and Julian Cope among their supporters. With his primitivistic industrial project Huan he’s toured several countries with highlighted shows such as at the Contemporaneous Art Centre of Barcelona, Sónar Chicago, Terminal in Oakland or at the Ethnological Museum of Barcelona. With Huan he’s also worked on several collaborations such as touring the US as an ensemble with Les Aus and as a sporadic collaborator of Nurse With Wound with whom he played live as a guest member at Primavera Sound Festival in 2013.

Since 2012 he performs with the project Jochen Arbeit & Huan together with the guitarrist of Einstürzende Neubauten/Die Haut and since 2014 with Hydra & Huan together with Catalan samplerist Adrià Bofarull.

Awarded the Franco G. Maffina mention at the Luigi Russolo Sound Art Competition April 2011.


released January 1, 2012



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Huan Barcelona, Spain

"Primitivistic music inspired by magic is created by Victor Hurtado-the creative force behind Qa’a. Moving from animalistic sexual pulsations, the reptile brain, noise-zen, surrealism, free savagery and minimalism. Visceral and alive music that’s almost like a living organism, that is at times sick, dying or excited." ... more

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