Walter Prati & Evan Parker

1989
Italy / Uk

Evan Parker (born 5 April 1944, Bristol, England) is a British free-improvising saxophone player from the European free jazz scene. Recording and performing prolifically with many collaborators, Parker was a pivotal figure in the development of European free jazz and free improvisation, and has pioneered or substantially expanded an array of extended techniques. Critic Ron Wynn describes Parker as "[a]mong Europe's most innovative and intriguing saxophonists ... his solo sax work isn't for the squeamish.

Walter Prati He is composer and executor, he carries out an activity of musical research, directed towards the interaction between traditional musical instruments and new electronic instruments, obtained through the informatic application in the field of informatics. The direction of his activity has led him - already in 1987 in the Centre of Computational Sonology of the University of Padova - to use the "system 4i", one of the first computers for the real time synthesis and transformation of the sound. From this experience were conceived, in collaboration with Aquam flare in media labia tua (for trombone and 4i) and Combinazioni approssimate di tempo indefinito (for trombone, sax and 4i) were conceived from this experience, in collaboration with Mauro Graziani and were presented at the Biennale Musica of Venice in 1988. From 1990, he has produced musical research and spectacle projects with the Studio MM&T in Milan, which he founded with other composers. His compositions are present in Italy in the playbills of the main theatres and musical exhibitions (Teatro alla Scala, Musica Presente, Musica per la Resistenza, Colloqui di informatica musicale, Biennale Musica Venezia) and in many European festivals (Total Music Meeting of Berlin, Musique Actuelle in Nancy, Festival of Cuenca in Spain, EMS Festival of Stockolm; and also in Aachen, Nickelsdorf, Bochum), executed by important artists such as Antonio Ballista, Anna Maria Morini, Giancarlo Schiaffini, Evan Parker, Maurizio Ben Omar, Elena Casoli. His main collaborations were with Evan Parker, Paul Lytton, Berry Guy, with the American guitar player Thurston Moore (member of the group Sonic Youth) and with the English singer Robert Wyatt. The collaboration since 80's with the composer and instrumentalist Giancarlo Schiaffini was relevant; he composed and played with him many sound and theatre installations. He played in duet with the percussion player Maurizio Ben Omar and he composed with him since 1990 a twofold activity of interpreter (some of the composers who wrote for the duet are Melchiorre, Schiaffini, Einaudi, Gorli, Bussotti and Aralla) and composer-executor of music for the theatre, participating in both cases to festivals and concert exhibitions in Italy and in foreign countries.

Phonometak Series #9

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Phonometak Series 9
November, 2011
10inch LP
5 tracks
25 minutes

Walter Prati & Evan Parker

Evan Parker (born 5 April 1944 in Bristol) is a British free-improvising saxophone player from the Europeanfree jazz scene. Recording and performing prolifically with many collaborators, Parker was a pivotal figure in the development of European free jazz and free improvisation, and has pioneered or substantially expanded an array of extended techniques. Critic Ron Wynn describes Parker as “among Europe’s most innovative and intriguing saxophonists … his solo sax work isn’t for the squeamish.”

Walter Prati: Composer, cello and electronics player. Improvised Music, Contemporary and electronic music from analog time to digital domain. Always involved in experimenta project with Giancarlo SchiaffiniThurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo. Founder member of Evan Parker Electroacoustic enesemble. Music performed at Teatro alla ScalaAkademie der Kunste – Berlin, CCA GlasgowHuddersfield Contemporary Music Festival; Toronto, Vancouver, San Francisco, Bogotà, Melbourne.

Lukas Ligeti & Joao Orecchia

Lukas Ligeti: Born in Vienna, Austria into a Hungarian-Jewish family from which several important artists have come including his father, composer György Ligeti, Lukas started his musical adventures after finishing high school. He studied composition and percussion at theUniversity for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and then moved to the U.S. and spent two years at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics at Stanford University before settling in New York City in 1998. Transcending the boundaries of genre, composer-percussionist Lukas Ligeti has developed a musical style of his own that draws upon downtown New York experimentalismcontemporary classical musicjazzelectronica, as well as world music, particularly from Africa. Known for his non-conformity and diverse interests, Lukas creates music ranging from the through-composed to the free-improvised, often exploring polyrhythmic/polytempo structuresnon-tempered tunings, and non-western elements. Other major sources of inspiration include experimental mathematics, computer technology, architecture and visual art, sociology and politics, and travel. He has also been participating in cultural exchange projects in Africa for the past 15 years.

João Orecchia is an artist and musician based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Focusing on alternative sound approaches, he has been exploring ideas of randomness, composition based on source material from field recordings and the effect this can have on an audience’s perception of space or image. Prior to Johannesburg, João spent several years in Berlin, Germany, where he composed music for theatre, film and dance performance. He also collaborated with many musicians playing concerts all over Germany. João’s music has been released on several albums and compilations in Germany and New Zealand. His newest album, Hands and Feet will be released by Other Electricities in 2009 and features contributions from members of BLK JKS (Secretly Canadian), Serengeti (Anticon, Audio 8),Spoek Mathambo of Sweat.X and PlaydoeCarlo Mombelli, and Mario Marchisella. João is proud and pleased to call Mpumi Mcata and Tshepang Ramoba permanent band members. The 3 are hard at work on the next album and playing gigs around Johannesburg.