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For Joseph Kamaru (KMRU) a Nairobi-born Berlin-based sound artist, sound is a sensorial medium through which social, material and conceptual interpretations are manifested and contested in his works. KMRU carries with him a repository of listening experiences from Nairobi and beyond expanding his sonic practices and bringing an awareness of surroundings through creative compositions, installations and performances. He has earned international acclaim from his performances and far-flung locales such as the Barbican, Berlin Atonal, CTM festival, Dekmantel, Le Guess Who?, amongst others as well as profound releases on Editions Mego, Subtext, Seil Records, and Injazero Records. 2022 saw him supporting the band Big Thief in the UK and the EU and also touring with Fennesz in the US. KMRU has carved out a serious and definitive space on the list of essential authors in ambient experimental music - one of the most prolific and innovative artists in his field.

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