Hassan Khan’s live version of The Infinite Hip-Hop Song (2019) is based on a vast database of original content first produced by the artist for an algorithmic music installation with the same name. For the installation, Khan had laid down the beats, bass lines and harmonies as well as writing all the lyrics. The vocal units were produced in the studio with eleven rappers of different ages, profiles and genders delivering hundreds of bars.
Now this battery of fire bars, shifting bass lines, mutating beats, dis/harmonic melodies are played live in concert on a custom-made specially designed interface.
Hassan Khan is an artist, musician, writer, and professor at Städelschule. His latest exhibition was a large survey show titled Blind Ambition at the Centre Pompidou that opened in February 2022 in Paris. He regularly performs his music at festivals and music venues and his Anthology of Published & Unpublished Writings was co-published by Walther König and Städelschule in 2019.
The Infinite Hip-Hop Song Live! will take place during the Open House of Gasthof 2022.