Phonometak Series #2
Mats Gustafsson: Born 1964 in Umeå, Northern Sweden. Saxplayer, improviser and composer. Soloartist and international tours and projects with a.o. Peter Brötzmann, Sonic Youth, Merzbow, Jim O´Rourke, Barry Guy, Otomo Yoshihide. Large ensemble work with Barry Guy New Orchestra, Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet and the NU–ensemble.1600 concerts and over 150 recordproductions in Europe, North America and Asia. Collaborations with contemporary dance, theater, art as well as projects with noise, electronica, contemporary rock and free jazz. Producer of international festivals and concert tours as well as work with own record labels Slottet, OlofBright Editions and Blue Tower Records.
Paolo Angeli: Former member of the Laboratorio di Musica & Imagina avantgarde ensemble, italian guitarist Paolo Angeli developed a personal technique at a modified folk guitar through Dove Dormono gli Autobus, Linee di Fuga, the suite Tessuti, MA.Ri., a collaboration with Antonello Salis. Recorded live during the european tour of the previous two years, Bucato offers a set of instrumental pieces for prepared guitar. While the exclusive use of a single instrument may result in an overall monotonous sound, the stylistic range of influences is fairly wide. Paolo Angeli seems to be perfectly at ease with minimalism, jazz, noise-rock, chamber-music and traditional italian music in general.