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John Haycock

The Beat-Herder Stage

Sunday

John Haycock is a multi-instrumental live looping artist passionate about affecting acoustic sounds with electronics to explore new textures and sonorities. John takes his home made kora (21 string African Harp) and runs it through a series of electronic devices, creating lush soundscapes and solid beats, and overlays it with woodwind instruments, bridging the gap between ancient West African Folk melodies and modern electronica, visiting influences from hip-hop to house to dub along the way. He's played at Manchester international festival, Manchester Jazz Festival, Kendal Calling, Harlequinn Fayre and many other events.