Plastik Universe #3 with Frans Ambient & Iku Sakan
18 June 2016
Iku Sakan is a musician, improvisor and DJ from Osaka, Japan currently based in Berlin, Germany.
In his richly textured organic music, Iku searches for soulful moments from soulless materials through a constantly shifting collection of sound sources, melding improvisation and dj’ing practices. for his newly renovated electronic live set, Iku’s mixing various waves from machines & uniquely modified gears like: omnichord, mc-303 & oscillator.
creating an detailed, organic textures with african-music-inspired polyrhythmic and harmonic flow.
He collaborated / played with e.g. Maher Shalal Has Baz, Frisk Frugt, Muneomi Senju (ex- Boredoms), Damo Suzuki, Günter Schickert, Rudi Moser (Einstürzende Neubauten), Sun Araw, Al Margolis (if, bwana), Astma and Michael Northam.
He has performed in Europe, Asia & Mexico. played at several festivals e.g. All Tomorrows Parties (UK, with Maher Shalal Hash Baz), Avantgard Festival (DE, with Meeting of the Spirits), Blurred Edges (DE) and Sally Can’t Dance (CN).
He is currently working on 1st solo album.