Doors 7:30 | music 8pm | entry £7
Ruth Goller, originally from South-tyrol (IT), is a London based electric and double-bass player, arranger, composer and improviser. Hailed by the Guardian for her “thunderous bass-guitar hooks”, Goller helped lay the foundation for the UK’s jazz renaissance whilst playing in many of its most influential and popular bands, from her years on stage with Acoustic Ladyland and Melt Yourself Down, to more recently Let Spin and Vula Viel, whilst performing and recording with the likes of Shabaka Hutchings, Mercury-Award nominee Kit Downes, Sam Amidon, Bojan Z, Marc Ribot, Rokia Traoré, and Paul McCartney. Her recent release Skylla was featured among the 10 best jazz albums of 2021 by the Guardian and among the 100 best 2021 albums by The Quietus. Ruth is endorsed by Orange Amplifiers.
Maddalena Ghezzi, originally from Milan (IT), is a London based singer, composer and improviser. As a leader she has released two EPs, Amethyst and Halite, part of her series Minerals, and one album, Eŭropo:sen limoj (Europe With No Borders), with her band FUWAH. Her work was played in many radio shows among which: BBC Radio 3 (Freeness) and renowned Italian Radio Popolare (Prospettive Musicali). Ghezzi was featured in Womxn Of Music Business online platform and her work was covered by The Islington Gazette. As a collaborator, her most recent collaborations are call and responses (Andrew Page), Parasang 8 (Pouya Ehsaei/Manana Records) and Animal Choir (Robbie Judkins). With her projects Maddalena performed at Milan Jazz Festival, at the Southbank Centre and was selected among 400 artists for Jam the Future (Milan Jazz Festival contest 2021).
At Hundred Years Gallery Ruth Goller and Maddalena Ghezzi are presenting their work inspired by South Tyrol plateau’s, Seiser Alm, where Ruth was born and Maddalena has a deep connection to. Using improvisation and video they are aiming to create a sonic map of the Dolomite paths that they have both walked on many times.