What’s On: Club 4A

Sharen Samson

 

 

A disruptive fusion of traditional Chinese sounds and club beats forges the artistry of Rui Ho, a Berlin-based artist who has now touched down in Sydney.

 

Shanghai artist Rui Ho headlines for Club 4A this Saturday: an eccentric night of rich visuals and experimental sounds hosted by the 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.

 

Enamoured by a diverse range of club genres, Rui Ho synthesises modern club influences with Chinese melodies to produce a distinctive soundscape in reflection of her lived experiences.

 

Rui Ho explained, “Music, as any other art form, is a reflection of who the artist is. Being able to express my identity freely in my music and keeping it current to what is going on in the world is very important.”

 

Making her Australian debut at Club 4A, Rui Ho’s genre-bending industrial-type sonics are hard to categorise. The artist does not fit neatly into the techno, grime or house box—and is not fazed in the slightest.

 

“That’s the way to be able to communicate with others, to exchange inspiration and ideas and to push the boundaries.”

 

 

As the evolution of the Berlin music scene finds its roots in  the “fuck everything” spirit, Rui Ho’s experimental style challenges modern European musical conventions.

 

The artist has worked with Genome 6.66Mbp, a Shanghai label known for its nuanced collective of young creatives and eccentric club nights.

 

Accompanied by a range of audio visual artists, Rui Ho’s sounds will be illuminated by the LED visual works of Harry Chan who playfully experiments virtual reality with Hong Kong cityscapes.

 

Haymarket’s Club 4A is an initiative by the 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art that celebrates Asian-Australian cultural dialogue and fosters artistic innovation. The not-for-profit organisation initiates curatorial exhibitions and workshops to develop and advocate for creatives.  

 

Head down to Dynasty Karaoke and experience the unprecedented sounds of Rui Ho live this Saturday. Doors open at 7pm.

Tickets: https://events.humanitix.com.au/club-4a-rui-ho