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Anders Vestergaard & Finn Loxbo / Luigi Marino & Michael Thieke
20.09.2018 @ 20:00 - 22:00€2 – €6
Anders Vestergaard & Finn Loxbo
Anders Vestergaard & Finn Loxbo is a swedish/danish duo that uses acoustic guitar and snaredrum with feedback electronics to explore sounds and textures in the force field between acoustic reductionism and feedback noise. On the record “Im fine with swirling colors” that will be released in september 2018, we hear free improvised music that reflects the nuances of the different temperaments and modes that the duo has developed through the last years – from concrete sounds in reduced yet explosive phrases where the silence seems charged with TNT – to an almost lyrical, melodical interplay.
Anders Vestergaard is working with feedback, drums, cymbals & other objects in both refined and precise ways and in brutal & stupid ways. He is very active on the danish music scene, both with his own band Yes Deer and in i.a Jacob Anderskovs Kinetics that collaborates with Evan Parker.
Finn Loxbo is researching out the sonorous expressive possibilities of the steel-stringed acoustic guitar with the help of unorthodox techniques and preparations, sometimes in collaboration with voice and electronics. Besides the low-key reductionism in his solo work and many acoustic collaborations with i.e Lisa Ullén, he plays electric guitar in bands with a more maximalistic approach such as Strändernas Svall, Doglife and formerly Fire! Orchestra
Luigi Marino & Michael Thieke
Michael Thieke: clarinet, Luigi Marino: zarb, bowed custom cymbals, feedback music box
Drawing from improvisation and relying upon empirical practice to introduce collectively composed elements, the dialogue between the two musicians develops from the most unusual and hidden details of sound. Metal resonances and air columns set in vibration inside a clarinet, sounds barely audible emerge from the background to take a predominant role, gradually showing all their potential and unexpected directions to convey intuitive decision-making. The duo Thieke/Marino started in Berlin in 2016, and they have since presented their music in Germany, UK, Netherlands, Italy, Czech Republic and Switzerland.
Luigi Marino is a musician native to Rome. His recent work has focused on interactive systems able to create interactions between an extemporary performer-driven source and a computer, with particular attention to how intuitive decisions can profoundly affect predetermined structures. He is also an active improvisor performing on both electronic media and percussion, especially zarb and bowed custom cymbals. He holds a BA in arts and philosophy from University of Rome Tor Vergata, and an MFA in electronic music from Mills College, where he worked as teaching assistant for John Bischoff and Chris Brown. Among his teachers Roscoe Mitchell, John Bischoff, Chris Brown, William Winant. He studied zarb with Mohssen Kasirossafar. He is the recipent of many awards such as the full teaching assistantship at the Center of Contemporary Music at Mills College, the Paul Merritt Henry Prize, and the doctoral grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK). His music has been presented at festivals such as the San Francisco Tape Music Festival, Intonal Festival (Malmö), Seoul International Computer Music Festival, Acousmatic for the People (Malmö), BEAST FEaST (Birmingham), ICMC (Athens), Sincronie (Milan). As a performer, he played at venues such as Rainforest World Music Festival (Kuching, Malaysia), Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna (Rome), Auditorium Parco Della Musica (Rome), Offene Ohren (Munich), Studio Acht (Berlin), Spektum (Berlin), Sowieso (Berlin), WIM (Zurich), ImprovvisaMente (Lodi), Teatro Ca’ Foscari (Venice), Spazio O’ (Milan). He currently lives in the UK, pursuing a joint PhD at University of Birmingham and De Montfort University.
Michael Thieke, Berlin-based clarinetist/composer/performer is equally at home across a broad range of musical environments, exploring the minutiae of sound, timbre and noise, with a particular interest in microtonality and related sound phenomena, and with a preference for long-term collaborations and collective work. His music is well informed (not only) by electronic music although he mostly works in acoustic environments.
He is currently involved in a number of projects that focus on diverse and contrasting facets of his musical interest, such as experimental song forms, collectively composing projects, improvising collectives, and music on the fringes of jazz. With groups such as The International Nothing, The Pitch, Splitter Orchestra, The Magic I.D., Hotelgäste and Der Lange Schatten he performed in Europe, Japan, USA, Canada and Russia.