Jan 192018
 
Apr 19, 2018 | Thu | 18年04月19日
8:00 PM | 20時00分

Miman

Miman is an improvising trio consisting of fiddler Hans Kjorstad, guitarist and clarinetist Andreas Røysum and bassist Egil Kalman; three of the most distinct and active young voices on the thriving Scandinavian improv scene. You might have heard them in collaboration with people like Tobias Delius, Tristan Honsinger, Axel Dörner, Frode Haltli, Håkon Thelin, Jasper Stadhouders, Henrik Nørstebø, Adrian Myhr, Frode Gjerstad, Christian Wallumrød and Rhys Chatham, or in a plentitude of bands covering the spectrum from folk music to noise. As a trio their sound is shaped by their diverse backgrounds and influences; Norwegian, English and Indian folk music blends seamlessly with sentiments aching to free jazz and contemporary music in an organic fashion that steers clear of the dogmatic.

The trio has toured all over Europe the last year, and in April 2018 they will release their debut album and keep spreading their sound across the continent.

http://www.mimantrio.com/

John Andrew Wilhite

John Andrew Wilhite is a composer and double bassist currently living in Oslo, Norway. After his studies, John Andrew returned to New York where he worked with notable musicians such as Derek Baron, Michael Evans, and Elliott Sharp. In Europe, he works with Brad Henkel, Ståle Solberg, Noah Punkt and Nana Pi Aabo Larsen, among many others. He also writes opera and incidental music, collaborating often with Norwegian dramatist Finn Iunker.
 
His compositions and arrangements have been performed at series and festivals such as Interpenetration (AU), Sacred Realism (DE), METEOR (NO), and the Ultima Festival (NO).
 
John Andrew also performs classical music. Having performed across Europe and in America at venues such as Lincoln Center and the Peabody Institute, John Andrew specializes in contemporary works for double bass, notably those of Stefano Scodanibbio. John Andrew has studied classical double bass with notable teachers including Orin O’Brien, Ira Gold, Francesco Petracchi and Don Palma. He is completing a Masters degree in Double Bass performance at the Norwegian Academy of Music with Håkon Thelin and Dan Styffe.

http://johnandrew.no/

Gigaldi

Frühling / Spring / 春

He’s back. The man, the legend. Johann Amadeus Gigaldi. Playing the flugelhorn. Like a boss!

“Das ganze Doppelalbum” is the first solo release of Gigi Gratt aka Gigaldi. Since 2005 Gratt plays in intense bands like the improvisation trio Nirwakia with Wolf Lobo Eisberg and Martin ‘Hipi’ Hiptmair. At the same time he started with Bernhard Breuer (Elektro Guzzi) the band Tumido. But Gratt also created Gigi’s Gogos, a 13 piece orchestra built around improvisation conducted by Gigi. This project transferred into the GIS Orchestra, an Upper Austrian improvisation orchestra, with up to 30 musicians (organised in collaboration with Waschaecht Wels (Unlimited Festival). Gratt comes from Ottensheim, he is one of the key pillars of Ottensheim Open Air and organises shows for KOMA, a culture association doing shows at changing spaces. He is playing E-Guitar in the post-math-rock quartet of NI, next to BRAAZ a quartet between Jazz and Noiserock, with a lot of space for improvisation. These days Gratt is also playing at DRUMSKI a collective working in a traditional way with (upper-)austrian proverbs. And if he is not involved in new projects, his next other band is ROMANOVSTRA working in a new way with hungarian proverbs.

In 2015 Gratt transferred the idea of a concept recording having every season one piece, giving each season its own instrument. This was also the time he has chosen GIGALDI as his moniker. In winter 2013 he recorded, like every track on “das ganze Doppelalbum”, “winter” in Ottensheim with E-Bass, a dark, close to 16 minutes song. On “frühling”, Gratt uses the flugelhorn, a following composition of TUMIDO’s album “vakuum”, that was completely recored using wind instruments. On the 2nd LP, “sommer” was recored in Schrattenberg in 2016, Gratt uses the Tres, a cuban string instrument and “herbst”, with E-Guitar, he recorded in a gym hall with an amzing acoustica in Vinac, Bosnia. His Tumido fellow Mario Stadler mixed the album at the Goon Studios / Linz / Austria. Mastering done by legendary Alexander Jöchtl aka Audiobomber. The artwork was done by artist Inga Hehn. The liner notes in the album, are written bei Andreas Fellinger of the Austrian Independent zine “Freistil”. Released by Interstellar Records, that collaborated with Gigi for more than 10 Years resulting in the releases of TUMIDO, NI and BULBULTUMIDO.

Jan 052018
 
Apr 05, 2018 | Thu | 18年04月05日
8:00 PM | 20時00分

PGR

non empathetic, annoying, comfortable, honest, unemotional abstract celebration of nonsense since 12-12-12 (NNO action). Medicine for life boredom and isolation from the world. From dynamic to static as-loud-as-possible violence.

http://soundcloud.com/p-pgr

Riccardo La Foresta

Riccardo La Foresta is a drummer, percussionist and improviser that plays with a prepared bassdrum and move far away from drumming.

Among several extended techniques, he mainly uses a unique blowing technique through a self-made wind instrument obtained from a cymbal, treating the drum as a true wind instrument.

It’s called Drummophone and has been officially presented at Tempo Reale (founded by composer Luciano Berio).

Riccardo has played in italy, Swiss, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Poland, Holland, France and has collaborated with Axel Dörner, Le Quan Ninh, Michel Doneda, Otomo Yoshihide, Sho Shin Duo among many others.
He has recorded on lable such as Setola di Maiale Label, El Gallo Rojo, Troglosound and his music has been broadcasted in Italy, USA, Canada and England.
Active in Modena as a drum teacher and organizers of experimental concert he leads his own avantjazz quartet Kind Of Mosh and is half of Sho Shin Duo, long standing collaboration with reedist Riccardo Marogna.

Riccardo La Foresta on youtube