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When you stare into the abyss and the abyss stares back into you…

Elusive efforts towards a realization of dynamic autonomy in order to achieve eventual practical implementation of meta-jurisprudence.

(The intelligent always remain uncertain.)

Hacklander \ Hatam is the hard-hittin drum + electronic music duo of Colin Hacklander & Farahnaz Hatam. Interested in transparency, liberation, rhythmic stability & its absence, the depth of radical material heteronomy in contemporary capitalism & the nature of our mobilised conditioning; sound as sculptural material; sound as a medium in which ideas are communicated; digital sound synthesis with SuperCollider; drums, percussion & gongs.

HATAM BIO           ^

Farahnaz Hatam is an experimental sound artist and is highly active in the Berlin experimental scenes. As an artist working with digital sound synthesis in SuperCollider, her current work is not only interested in sound as sculptural material, but as the medium in which ideas are communicated. Over 15 years professional work as a molecular biologist, Farahnaz arrived at sound through the visual arts. Her past includes video art, sculpture, and subtle provocations through public art. Current projects include Hacklander \ Hatam; Labour; Empire Strikes Back: Kingdom of the Synthetic; Dreck: ein apparat; NK; and solo work.

Hatam has shared bills with Mouse on Mars, Jan Jelinek, Mika Vainio, PRSZR & Mattin, performed at the George Ernescu Philharmonic in Bucharest and festivals including OpenSound Lisboa & London, ERTZ #14 and Teenitus at Festsaal Kreuzberg, and has composed music for the Hyperion Ensemble International.

Born in Iran; emigrated to the USA; BA in Molecular Biology; MFA in Installation Art from Hunter College.

Based in Berlin now for 12 years, Farahnaz is co-founder & co-director of NK PROJEKT, a space for the avant-garde, experimentation & criticism. Curator/organizer cred includes Eye for an Ear 2013 A/V at NK, contribution to Berlin Atonal 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016, helping bring the SuperCollider Symposium to Berlin in 2010, plus hundreds of concerts, workshops, lectures, artist talks & film screenings.


Colin Hacklander is a drummer & composer in Berlin. Current projects include Hacklander \ Hatam; Empire Strikes Back: Kingdom of the Synthetic; Magical Acts Matter; Pharmakon; NK and more. He is percussionist in Hyperion Ensemble International.

Hacklander has performed & toured all over the world and has recently worked/performed with the late Senegalese sabar legend Doudou N’diaye Rose; Mark Ernestus’ Jeri-Jeri (Ndagga Rhythm Force); NU Unruh of Einstürzende Neubauten; Iancu Dumitrescu & Ana-Maria Avram; Stephen O’Malley; Stefanie Wenner; Ariel Efraim Ashbel; Capillary Action (NYC); The Observatory (SIN); and many others. He is co-director of NK Projekt in Berlin.