KOGG is an experimental electronic music collaboration between Selena Kay and Cerys Hogg.
Using real and home-made instruments, sound objects, and vocals, KOGG combines composed elements with improvisation and generative approaches.
KOGG collects and manipulates audio from a variety of sources as diverse as plastic whistles from Christmas crackers, discarded MOD firing range targets, and Bartok’s field recordings of Central European folk song.
KOGG’s music is a fusion of Selena and Cerys's diverse backgrounds in classical contemproary composition and jazz improvisation. The result is music that is unique in style, embodying a kaleidoscopic sound world of elastic rhythms and off-centre melodies, fabricated with an ear for both the familiar and the unknown.
In September 2021 KOGG had a residency at Snape Maltings (Britten Pears Arts), and were featured in the Festival of New, performing music from their album which will be released later this year.
KOGG was subsequently commissioned by Britten Pears Arts to create a new work for the Aldeburgh Festival 2022. KOGG wrote a new piece, Belastica, for electronics and string quartet which we performed with the Ligeti Quartet.
KOGG were as finalists in Nonclassical Battle of the Bands 2023 and performed at the Moth Club, Hackney Central on 18th January 2023. They were runners up!