Space Angel Hug (Austin) – Keyboard, processing
5:00 PM Friday, 7/14/17
Born in 1988 and raised in Houston, Texas, Space Angel Hug (formerly known as Leif Steenson) graduated from UT-Austin with a Bachelors in Radio-Television-Film in 2011 and has remained in Austin ever since. A diehard music dweeb, Space purchased an electronic piano and began posting music under the name Mouth Sore online in 2012. Starting in 2014, Space studied music theory, music technology and piano performance full time at Austin Community College, concluding with a live performance of a woodwind quintet composition about baby ducks in winter 2016. In April 2017, Mouth Sore gave its first public performance; shortly thereafer, Hug began performing under its own interdimensional-sentient-energy-blob-given name.
From the beginning, Space’s music has maintained a fascination with free improvisation, juggling live audio looping, keyboard theatrics, sample mangling, patch cable entanglement, and general hullabaloo in an attempt to discover unique musical forms and inclinations for the present day.
Click here to listen to the first Space Angel Hug album.