Cooptrol is electronic musician Hernan Gonzalez (Johannesburg 1976) based in Montevideo, Uruguay. After some years of experimentation with industrial music and other genres, he started Cooptrol in 2000.

The project digs into experimental abstract electronic, dub and techno music, and also audiovisual performances. Cooptrol has produced several releases for various labels, and for personal imprint Tiredbeat. He has participated in various international festivals such as Live Performers Meeting, ICAS, and Mutek.

Present activity includes producing releases for Tiredbeat and other labels, gigging locally and internationally both with audiovisual performances and live music sets, and occasional collaborations and remixes.

Hernan is also a teacher of Electronic Music Production at ORT University of Montevideo since 2015.


Main Live Performances (bold = links to videos)


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2018

_Phonoteque Lives Night (as Two Phase U) (Montevideo)
_Phonoteque (as Two Phase U)(Montevideo)
_Mutek Buenos Aires (as Flatten)
_Orbit (as Two Phase U)(Curitiba, Brazil)
_Pulse Records Launch - Radisson (Montevideo)
_SoCo Festival Showcase (Montevideo)
_4x4 Collective 1 Year Celebration (Curitiba, Brazil)
_Error 909 (as Two Phase U) (Montevideo)

2017


_Pulse - live streaming (Montevideo)
_Lola - Live Edition (Montevideo)
_Soco Festival Concierto Experimental 2 (Montevideo)
_Legends (Punta del Este)
_Phonoteque - Lives Night (Montevideo)
_Soco Festival Concierto Experimental 1 (as Flatten) (Montevideo)
_El Barril - Face 2 Face (Montevideo)
_Rio - ToF Documentary Showcase (Montevideo)
_La Casita (Manantiales)
_Soho - Gipsy Life  (Punta del Este) x2
_Saturno (Piriapolis)

2016

_El Barril - Cosmic Funk (as Amdet) (Montevideo)
_Soco Festival + CTM Clubnacht (Punta del Este)
_Warehouse Radio (Montevideo)
_Lotus Club - Fluss (Montevideo)
_Golden Beats - Live Edition (Montevideo)
_Voila (Montevideo)
_Key 10 Years (Montevideo)
_Saturno - Live Edition (Piriapolis)
_La Radio - SUR Showcase (Barcelona)

2015

_Full Moon (Punta del Este)
_Weed Flow Zone (Montevideo)
_Barcito Halloween (Punta del Este)
_CCE Filba Festival (Montevideo)
_Phonoteque - Lives Night (Montevideo)
_GAS Showcase (Montevideo)
_Key Conference (Montevideo)
_Synchronizer (Montevideo)
_Play Me - Live Edition (Montevideo)
_OVO (Punta del Este)
_The Modena w/Alexis Cabrera (Montevideo)

2014

_Phonoteque – Lives Night (Montevideo)
_CCE Soco Festival w/VJ Chindogu (Montevideo)
_Frequence – Mata Hari (Montevideo)
_W Club – All Nylon w/Alejandro Vivanco (Montevideo)
_Crop Fest (Montevideo)
_Paullier & Guana – Circuitos (Montevideo)
_Punto Monkey – Experience (Montevideo)
_Blow – All Nylon w/Jeremy Underground (Buenos Aires)
_The Warehouse (Montevideo)
_OVO Club – Under Mood Live (Punta Del Este)
_OVO Club – Astelagüel Showcase (Punta Del Este)
_Seminario Internacional Narrativas Hiper Textuales (as Flatten) (Montevideo)

2013


_SOCO Contrapedal Festival (Montevideo)
_Phonoteque – LIVE Night (Montevideo)
_BJsala – Beatamin (Montevideo)
_SOHO – Pichiflautin & The Gang (Punta del Este)
_Moweek Fashion Festival - Livni-Escuder show (Montevideo)
_ Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires – Escuchar Festival (Buenos Aires)
_CCE – Noche de los Museos (Montevideo)
_Arts Faculty – SOCO Festival (Montevideo)
_Live Performers Meeting (Cape Town, South Africa)
_Supremacía Uruguay” performance, w/Fabián Barros at: Live Performers Meeting (Cape Town, South Africa), The Wrong (Montevideo), Laboratorio de Lenguajes Transversales (Montevideo)
_Fortnightly radio show at Future Music FM (UK) with Cooptrol live sets and guest DJ sets


2012

_Live at Décimo Piso (Montevideo)
_MVD Imagine (Montevideo)
_IAB Forum (Montevideo)
_Kabuki W lounge (Montevideo)
_Premios Graffiti – “Danx” best electronic music album nominee (Montevideo)
_Techno My Way” (interactive audiovisual installation), and “Mesa Hermética” w/Fabián Barros, at Art Futura Festival (Montevideo)

2011

_Pueblo Nuevo Festival (Santiago, Chile)
_Desachate Festival (Colonia, Uruguay)
_TDI New Media Festival (Neuquen, Argentina)
_Matucana 100 Festival (Santiago, Chile) _Estudio Elefante (Santiago, Chile)
_SOCO Festival (Zavala-Muniz, Montevideo)
_Techné Festival (as Flatten, quadrophonic concert)
_Urbana Winter Sessions (as Flatten) (Montevideo)
_Cain Dance (as Flatten) (Montevideo

2010

_Contrapedal Festival (Montevideo)
_VisualAP (Córdoba, Argentina)
_ ABSTRACKS Performance - Casa Brasil (Córdoba, Argentina) _Desachate Festival (Punta del Este)
_ Dorkbot Montevideo (as Flatten) (Montevideo)
_Teacher at Max4Live workshop - Casa Brasil (Córdoba, Argentina)

2009

_Pudel Club (Hamburgo) _Altes Wettburo (Dresden)
_Dense (Berlin)
_Treibhaus (Luzern)
_Bad Bonn (Freibourg)
_Sossoul (Bern)
_NIU (Barcelona)
_Vermell (Manresa) _Convent Saint Agusti (Barcelona) _Miscelanea (Barcelona). _”Sesiones Orientales” w/Fabian Barros, at Barcelona and Montevideo

2008

_Dorkbot Montevideo
_Cubo3 Fyslab (CCE). _Teacher at Electronic Music Workshop - Universidad ORT (Montevideo)

2007

_Pudel Club (Hamburg)
_M12 (Berlin)
_r3s3t (Bern)
_Cyclone (Aarau)
_Boschbar (Zurich)
_NIU (Barcelona)
_Experimentaclub 07 (Madrid)

2006

_Plataforma Soundtoys (Alliançe Française, FAC)
_Espacio & Frecuencia (MNAV)
_Max/MSP/Jitter workshop (CCE)

2005

_Suramerica Electronica (FARQ) _404 Festival (Rosario, Argentina) _Fuga Jurasica (Buenos Aires)

2004

_Fuga Jurasica (Buenos Aires) _El Dorado (Buenos Aires) _Encuentro Electronico III (Bogotá)

2000-2003

_Festival Innova (Sala Zitarrosa), Fiesta Final, Milenio, Vaughan, Plaza Mateo, Pachamama, Planetario, Perdidos, Fiesta X, Fiesta Final, Festival Contrapedal, Open Park, various clubs in Montevideo.

Not listed: many live shows in the 1990’s as a heavy metal drummer in Uruguay.