Music : Maurizio Ravalico / Maddalena Ghezzi / Tassos Stamou. Friday 6th May 19:30

The evening at Hundred Years Gallery will comprise:

Maurizio Ravalico – solo congas
Maddalena Ghezzi + Maurizio RavalicoCalcite (work in progress, part of Maddalena’s series Minerals)
Tasos Stamou – solo electronics

Doors 7:30 | music 8pm | entry £7

Maurizio Ravalico is a percussionist, improviser, composer and indefatigable searcher of the sound hidden inside inanimate things. Based in London since 1991, he has toured and recorded with, among others, Jamiroquai, Paul McCartney, James Taylor, Jesus Alemani, Snowboy, Alex Wilson, Dennis Rollins, Greg Osby, Kaidi Tatham, Dego McFarland, Finn Peters, John Edwards, Steve Beresford, Orphy Robinson, Rowland Sutherland, Oren Marshall, Shabaka Hutchings, Andrea Parkins, Dele Sosimi, Tamar Osborn’s Collocutor and the choreographers Lea Anderson, Bill T. Jones, Maja Garcìa, Jane Turner and Laura Simi. His most recent projects are a solo percussion album, entitled “Nobody’s Husband, Nobody’s Dad”, and the creation of “The Loud Atlas” a duo piece for one percussionist and one dancer, produced with the Normandy-based company Silenda.

Tasos Stamou is an electroacoustic music composer and performer, alternative electronic music instrument maker, tutor and sound technologist. During a decade of sound performances and recordings, Tasos Stamou has developed a unique style of live electroacoustic music composition. Long and continuous pieces are created in situ using a “portable electroacoustic music studio”. His work explores the space between ancient and contemporary transcendental music, using both traditional and advanced media. His gear consists of acoustic (prepared strings, reeds, recorders, objects) and electronic instruments (self-made electronics, modular synthesizer system and live processed feedback loops). Based on sustained tonal textures and free improvised instrumental solos, his live compositions create a particular and unique atmosphere of ritual noise.

Maddalena Ghezzi, originally from Milan (IT), is a London based singer, composer and improviser. As a leader she has released three EPs, Amethyst, Halite, and Opal – 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).

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