A real master of drumming and metallic percussion expert designer, Marcello Magliocchi is a mainstay of jazz and improvised music in his native South Italy having performed with an impressive list of greats like Steve Lacy, Enrico Rava, Franco D’Andrea, Mal Waldron, Peter Kowald, Kent Carter, John Tchicai, Joëlle Léandre, William Parker and Evan Parker, among others. He has developed an exciting language of free percussion based on a refined dynamic range and his own technique of strokes, scrapes and resonances of metallic plates, skins and objects. Recently, Marcello is building a creative process with likeminded players as pianist Nicolà Guazzaloca, cellist Maresuke Okamoto, violinist Carlos Zingaro and clarinettist Joao Pedro Viegas, Adrian Northover, Daniel Thompson among others.
Violin virtuoso Matthias Boss has developed an extraordinary sensitive touch and his own capacity of bending notes in a genuine microtonal way is coupled with a remarkable sound projection. Playing improvised music since his teens in the Swiss Jura area, Matthias has become one of the very special violin improvisers in Europe like Phil Wachsmann and Carlos Zingaro. Both Matthias and Marcello are building an international network of improvisers in Italy, Portugal, and now Belgium, founding the C.I.I.A.O association.
Composer and sound artist Douglas Benfordhas been involved in various audio genres since the late 1980s, performing at institutions in the UK (Bristol’s Arnolfini, London’s Science Museum, Tate Modern, The Roundhouse, ICA and Glasgow’s CCA), festivals worldwide (Mutek, Synch, Transmediale) and has had installation work in numerous UK galleries (London, Swansea, Stroud and Essex). After numerous electronica releases in his ‘si-cut.db’ guise, in the past few years he has focused on acoustic improvisation and installations, using field recordings, classical instruments, vocals and children’s toys. His
regular collaborators include Blanca Regina, poet Tamar Yoseloff, Angharad Davies, Lina Lapelyte, Steve Beresford, sculptor Rob Olins, as well as – in the past – pop group Saint Etienne, Jem Finer (The Pogues), Momus, Rod Thomas (Bright Light Bright Light), Scanner, Stephan Mathieu and Andrew Weatherall. He was also co-curator with Iris Garrelfs, for over 17 years, of Sprawl audio events in London.
Sue Lynch plays tenor saxophone, flute, clarinet and also composes. She currently runs The Horse Music Club in South London, with Adam Bohman and Hutch Demouilpied. She studied Fine Art at Coventry College Of Art. In the 1980’s she toured with The Happy End Big Band. As well as performing with Eddie Prevost, Jennifer Allum, Hutch Demouilpied, Richard Sanderson, and Sharon Gal, she plays with Hogcallin’ (with John Edwards, Steve Noble, Adrian Northover), ‘The Remote Viewers’ (with John Edwards, Mark Sanders, Caroline Kraabel, Adrian Northover and David Petts) and Helen McDonald’s ‘Future Groove’.
Adrian Northover can currently be heard playing on the London club scene with a wide range of musicians, including the London Improvisers Orchestra, as well as doing solo saxophone performances. Recent gigs include playing at John Russells ‘Qua Qua’ festival, performing to films with Trip-tik at The Cinema Museum, and various gigs at The Horse Improv Club.
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