"Improvising Object Guitar: Prepared Tabletop Electric Guitar in Improvised Music" Thesis
The Object Guitar Archive
Contact me via hugoariens@proton.me
Hugo Ariëns (1996) is a guitarist, improviser, and composer based in Den Haag. He has a deep fascination for sound which stems from his continuous obsession with the sonic properties of his instrument, the guitar. This led him to explore extended uses of the instrument, and brought him to the prepared guitar. His innovative use of found objects not only expands the sonic palette of the guitar but also challenges traditional notions of playing technique and performance.
As a live performer Hugo has been involved in
many projects in areas as diverse as pop, jazz,
acoustic folk, drone, noise, rock, and ambient
music, but his main focus is currently on free
* Hugo Ariëns - Ovaal 002 (live)

* Hugo Ariëns - Live @ Bui (live)

* Hugo Ariëns - Golven voor altijd

* Arkester - Live at Salon De Ijzerstaven (live video)

CV + Portfolio
Upcoming shows
* [12 May 2024] Solo set @ Touchstone (Utrecht)