Inversions Reversal and Integration with qop dob bod – Portland Experimental Electronic Artist and Collaborator Daphne
Written by DJ Mkulima (The Farmer) on March 9, 2016
Tonight on Learning to Grow with DJ Mkulima we are featuring experimental electronic artist qop/dob/bod aka Nick Zhu and collaborator Daphne. qop is the first iteration of a series of unified yet distinct acts that each have their own character. qop itself is slow, ambient, whereas dob is more aggressive and quick. bod is a soon-to-be-released techno/house project under the independent label Pastel Voids. qop is a soon-to-be graduate of Reed college, the first in his family to be born in the United States. Trained in classical piano since the age of 4, Nick works exclusively in GarageBand with the use of a single MIDI keyboard. Nick also plays keys for local act Los Gatos (@losgatos_1 on Soundcloud), a five piece rock band originating from Reed College. Though qop’s Soundcloud states that he resides in Antarctica, he is currently in the transition from moving post-graduation from Portland, OR to Los Angeles, CA. Nick’s thesis at Reed includes all of his art into a single, integrated practice as part of a sensory/interpersonal approach to artmaking in the context of contemporary technology. His full sets of visual, sound, and other works can be found at www.nicholaszhu.com.
Keep on Growing out there!