Maria Mavridou and I play our performance “tzZiiiY, are we in heaven yet?” at the Music Dance Performance Festival in Amsterdam this thursday. Lots of great acts & great people!
Tomorrow at the Festnoïzzz in Liège, festival organized by the L’Oeil Collectif. I’m playing in a trio with Tom Malmendier and Tomich, and later doing a solo set which I think will be pretty noisey. Looking forward to a long drive and some good old noise!
In Manchester next week, with Colours & Shapes, a movie about master improvisers John Edwards, Phil Minton and Steve Noble. Plus master improvisers Andrew Cheetham, David Birchall and Benedict Taylor. I’m playing a duo with master improvising dancer Shelley Owen. Looking forward!
“(…) The improvisations vary in dynamics and textures. Weird over the top cacophony and ambient-like drones go hand in hand. His approach is very physical and aggressive. He improvises from a punk rock attitude with advanced technical skills. And above all with lots of power and musical ideas. Very interesting and fresh sounding stuff! Encore!”
New CD-r Subrahmanya is out on Econore! Three free flow improvisations and a recording of my set at Incubate 2014. Long time ago but still nice to hear. They Econore guys did a wonderful job with the packaging. Very limited edition, so if you want one get in touch quick, or order directly from the Econore bandcamp page.
Three shows in the coming week! Tomorrow a last minute trio at Neverland Cinema in Rotterdam, with Leo Svirsky and Dirar Kalash. Thursday a noise show at the Poortgebouw, also in Rotterdam. And finally saturday Riccardo Marogna and I drive to the deep south for a duo at the JazzBlazzt festival at OZO-Land. Yes!
Monday I’m hosting Myriads #22 already, at Helicopter, with the two tenor duo of John Dikeman and Dirar Kalash, snare attacks by Japanese drummer Ryosuke Kiyasu, and I’m playing a set with Leo Svirsky myself. Hope to see you!
Review by Ken Vos in Jazzism 3 – 2018 of the Fading Ground cd. In dutch; loosely translated: “The album has the character of a work in progress that holds a lot of promise and sounds intruiging, but also has quite some unpolished sides. This production is already of historical importance.” Nice!