Manila-born Caliph8 aka Arvin Nogueras is a sound and visual artist that explores the implication of merging, summing, and hybridization to create a new artistic syntax. In his compositions, he deploys sheets of polyrhythmic beats, one-note samples, and deconstructed cut and paste sound sequences. His arsenal of methods also includes sample-based and granular synthesis, as well as free-form improvisation in which he combines sound manipulation techniques and samples with prepared gear or objects.
Nogueras has been continuously active within Manila’s visual and sound art scenes since the late 90s. He has released on labels such as Dub Temple Records (Brisbane), SVBKVLT (Shanghai), and O-Rich (Tokyo).