tuesday, 29 July, 22h
O Século: Rua de O Século, nº80,
Support: Jazz em Agosto / Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian
Mascavado second 2008 edition comprises in one evening a remarkable set of japanese and european
sound artists and improvisers. it's a joint effort of Ristretto and Sirr platforms and with Século support,
that will continue to evolve further in upcoming actions. And if you are in Lisbon or around, don't miss it.
our guests short bio:
The enigmatic Taku Unami is long associated with Tokyo's contemporary improvising scene,
and having honed his own aesthetic in the city's ultra-quiet Off-Site improvisation meetings,
Unami has released several provocative recordings on his own Hibari label.
Ko Ishikawa is a professional "Sho" (Japanese bamboo mouth organ) player and is a member of the
Gagaku ensemble "Reigakusha". He was born in Tokyo in 1963 and studied Sho and Gagaku music
with huge masters like Mayumi Miyata.
Masahiko Okura started performing in public venues around Tokyo in 1994, after joining the techno-noise band
Dub Sonic Warrior. At about the same time he also formed the band Sun King with Tadahiko Kanai (sax),
Takashi Takeoka (bass) and Tadashi Matsumoto (drums). He uses alto saxophone, bass clarinet and tubes in
his work both as a solo artist and as a collaborator with other artists of improvised music.
Axel Dorner (Berlin) is a trumpet player with a panoramic perspective. In his hands, it can sing with all the
glorious history jazz has invested in it. Or, alternatively, it can be reduced to an improvisor's "objet trouvé" -
twisted clumb of clumber's refuse, metal tube of given length with several holes and plugs given over to
variances in hissing and whistling."
Klaus Filip (Viena), sinewave wizzard, lloopp mentor and enormous digital programmer, long time
colaborator of toshimaru nakamura or radu malfati.
Pedro Boavida began performing live in 2004 with we shall say only the leaves and iff with Alberto Arruda. Lately he has been working on the intersection between hacked, diy devices and computer programming for improvisation and composition.
Poster by the sound artist and designer, Carlos Santos.
hoje, terça, 29 de Julho, 22h
O Século: Rua de O Século, nº80, Lisboa
A segunda edição em 2008 do Mascavado reúne numa noite única um conjunto
notável de músicos, graças à sua presença em portugal em mais uma soberba edição do Jazz em Agosto na Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, no seio da Otomo Yoshihide's New Jazz Orchestra.
Axel Dorner, Taku Unami, Masahiko Okura e Ko Ishikawa juntam-se a Klaus filip e músicos nacionais para explorarem a arte (sonora) do encontro e da partilha.
Agradecimentos especiais pela colaboração e compreensão da Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian e,
em particular, de Rui Neves por tornarem este evento possível.