He has recently performed duets with Peter Brötzmann, Paul Lovens, Ken Vandermark and Mats Gustafsson. Drawing just as much from Public Enemy as Albert Ayler, he has been inspired by collaborations with many great musicians, including Alexander Von Schlippenbach, Marilyn Crispell, Jon Rose, Makigami Koichi, Jim Denley, Peter Kowald, Wilber Morris, Henry Grimes and Jeff Henderson. http://myspace.com/doubleclayton Werner Dafeldecker, double bass (Austria) is an internationally recognised Improviser, composer and producer. He is the co-founder of Polwechsel and Durian records and has performed in prestigious music festivals the world over.
Throughout his many projects he has collaborated with John Tilbury, Otomo Yoshihide, Sachiko M, John Butcher, Franz Hautzinger, David Dylvian, Fennesz, Gene Coleman, Tony Buck, Martin Siewert, Klangforum Wien, Patrick Pulsinger, Burkhard Stangl, Eugene Chadbourne, Dean Roberts, Radu Malfatti, Luc Ferrari and many others. http://myspace.com/wernerdafeldecker Tony Buck, drums and percussion (Australia) is regarded as one of Australia’s most creative and adventurous exports, with vast experience across the globe. He has been involved in a highly diverse array of projects. Apart from minimalist ensemble, The Necks, he is probably best known as leader of hardcore/impro band PERIL.
Tony has played, toured or recorded with, among others, Jon Rose, Nicolas Collins, Tenko, John Zorn, Tom Cora, Phil Minton, Haino, Switchbox, The Machine for Making Sense, Ne Zhdall, The EX, Peter Brotzmann, Hans Reichel, Clifford Jordan, Kletka Red, Han Bennink, Shelley Hirsch, Wayne Horvitz, Palinckx, and Ground Zero. http://www.thenecks.com Christoph Kurzmann, electronics (Austria) is a musician of broad talent and taste. He utilises voice, songwriting, poetry, reeds and electronics in a range of musical performance circumstances, and has performed around the world. His many projects include ‘b.fleischmann & c.kurzmann’, ‘my kingdom for a lullaby’, ‘schnee’, ‘the magic i.d.’, ‘the year of’, ‘4rooms’.
He has collaborated with an extensive list of artists across many genres, most recently with John Butcher, Eden Carrasco, Kai Fagaschinski, Margareth Kammerer, Burkhard Stangl, Michael Rhieke, Ken Vandermark and Ami Yoshida. http://myspace.com/christofkurzmann Tobias Delius, tenor saxophone & clarinet (UK/NL/Germany) is a celebrated musician, internationally renowned for his involvement in the Amsterdam Improvised music scene, and has worked in Europe and overseas with, among many others, Steve Lacy, Louis Moholo’s Viva-la-black, Bill Frisell, Mark Feldman and Trio Clusone, Misha Mengelberg, Steve Beresford, Jeb Bishop, Kent Kessler & Hamid Drake and Ray Anderson. He leads his own quartet with Tristan Honsinger (cello), Joe Williamson (double bass) and Han Bennink (drums) and has a duo with bassist Wilbert de Joode. http://www.doek.org/tobiasDelius_bioE.html Chris Abrahams, piano (Australia) is best known as pianist from minimalist ensemble ‘the Necks’, Chris has been a significant musician in the Australian creative music scene since the early eighties.
Since 1984 he has released five solo improvised piano albums to great acclaim. Chris has created soundtracks for a number of Australian films and has collaborated, in both recording and performance, with many contemporary improvising musicians including Burkhard Beins, Mike Cooper and Anthony Pateras. He performs regularly in the improvising music scenes both in Australia and Europe. Clare Cooper, Harp (Australia) As a solo artist and with the groups Sun, Kapital Band 1, Germ, Nevers, All the Buttons and Hammeriver Clare has toured across Europe, USA, UK, Australia, NZ and Japan collaborating with improvisers, artists, machinists and dancers such as Xavier Charles, Oren Ambarchi, Robin Fox, Yuko Kaseki, Jim Denley, Chris Burn’s Ensemble, Tetuzi Akiyama, Axel Doerner, Cor Fuhler, Magda Mayas, Steve Heather and more. For the past 6 years Clare has been Co-Director of the NOW now festival of spontaneous music.
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