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 David Edren

Social Harmony is a non-academic research universe, in which DIETER DURINCK explores the mind-boggling properties of image, geometry and color. In this research he displays a fondness for the imperfection of RGB colors, VHS and tape grittiness and exotica from lost times when melancholy still was a good thing. Social Harmony presents the new synesthetic experience and tape by the Antwerp-based modular synth master David Edren. He will explore the possibilities of electronic gamelan music, redefine exotica and turn it into a mind burning experience. We had a chat about exotica, his work and his relation with the Antwerp scene over the last 10 years.
14 December 2017 | AG 10.1
Niels Latomme

Why did you use your own name instead of your moniker?

David Edren

I don’t see it as a change. I felt it was better to release this specific type of music under my own name. Some time ago I also released

NL

The title evokes a fascination for the non­western, and you’re not the first who made so­called (pseudo) exotic music. What do you think about the (problematic) issues it touched upon? 

DE

Of course it’s very ambiguo

NL

You have been active for a long time, I remember seeing you play for the first time more than 10 years ago at Kavka (even with a laptop if I’m correct). 

DE

I think you remember this incorrectly, I only used a laptop

NL

You’ve been around since a long time, in what way do you feel the scene has changed? 

DE

A lot has changed, because people reinvent themselves regularly, which is a good thing. But I don’t like the idea of a closed o

NL

Anything you want to add on a topic of choice? 

DE

On The Gathering of Trans-Medial Publishers we will present a new Hare Akedod release. It’s something that Bent and I worked on almost secretively