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Petrolio -|- Tomažin / Kutin / Grom / Schellander 

2021/10/07 @ 8:00 PM @ Club Wakuum, Griesgasse 25/1


Petrolio was founded in 2015 by Enrico Cerrato, a musician already active in metal, industrial and jazz / noise / put scenes. Petrolio first release “Di Cosa Si Nasce” born in april 2017. This album is co-produced by DreaminGorilla Records, Dio Drone, Taxi Driver Records, Vollmer Industries, Toten Schwan Records, Screamore, E’ un brutto posto dove vivere, Brigante Records and he obtain an unexpected success in Italy and abroad.
After his first gig in December 2016, Petrolio plays in various live events in Italy and abroad, sharing the stage with musical entities such as MaiMaiMai, Of the Wand and the Moon, Adamennon, Mombu, Bologna Violenta, Alos, Moaan Exis, Winterkälte, N Ran, Marnero, Uochi Tochi, Aborym and BadGirl, playing in Vienna, Prague, Augsburg, Tubingen, Zurich, Lugano, Toulouse, Lyon, Marseille, Clermont Ferrand, Landsberg am Lech, Marburg, Frankfurt and Karlsruhe.
In spring 2018 he took part at the ElektroAnschlang Fest, an electronic music festival in Altenburg (D). In January 2018 he published for the Canadian label Low Noise Prod. a new ep containing three songs created for the performance with the contemporary theater performer Angela Teodorowsky.
In autumn Petrolio come back with a new album “L+Esistenze”, a great experience born as a collaboration with important artist coming from different kind of music; work with Petrolio Jochen Arbeit (Einstürzende Neubauten , Automat , AADK , Soundscapes), Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo (( r ), Almagest!, Blind Cave Salamander, Coypu, Larsen, XXL), Aidan Baker (Nadja), Sigillum S, MaiMaiMai e N Ran ().
On November 2018 he shows his new album in a tour in the South Italy and with some gigs in Swiss and Germany.
On March 2019 I played in Prague at Audiotrauma Fest, and then toured in Austria, Germany and Poland.
In summer 2019 I played at SoloMacello Fest XX (with SUMAC, Daniel Menche and The Austerity Program), at Sajeta International Fest in Slovenia.
Currently in three years Petrolio had at least 120 gigs all over Europe.


Tomažin / Kutin / Grom / Schellander 

Irena Z. Tomažin – voice
Samo Kutin – hurdy gurdy
Tomaž Grom – double bass
Matija Schellander – electronics

The featured quartet has sprung forth from the threads and bonds that were being woven between the Austrian and Slovenian improvised music scenes for over a decade. Double bass player Tomaž Grom, vocalist Irena Z. Tomažin, Samo Kutin on the hurdy gurdy and Matija  Schellander on electronic devices have performed together multiple times in different combinations during various creative stages in their careers. Improvisation is always the encounter of different musical expressions, their clash, their conjunction. Woven into it are a searching, oppositions and misunderstandings, both on the individual and collective level. The brittle and disembodied nature of the collective organism is what at the same time makes for the tension that encircles the music and that the featured quartet grasps splendidly to produce a collective sound and noise whose dynamic range spans across electronic sounds and noise, the bodily nature of the voice, the acoustic sound of the double bass and an altered hurdy gurdy. Together they form a uniform and intensive textural body of sound that allows them to engage in a stretching of the potential of their individual instruments.