MARESUKE OKAMOTO: cello
Maresuke was born in Tokyo and started contrabass solo on Japanese jazz scene in 1982 while playing in Seikei University Orchestra. In this period he played with lots of Japanese improvisers and participated in New Jazz Syndicate. Currently he performs in the world improvised music scene in collaboration with musicians such as Audrey Chen, Carlos Zingaro, Emile Lesbros, Hugues Vincetn, Hui-Chun Lin, Ricardo Tejero, Terry Day, Tristan Honsinger and Wolfgang Georgsdorf.
MARCELLO MAGLIOCCHI: drums/percussion
Musical explorer, has performed and recorded in many and variated musical universes in addressing different languages such as jazz, the instant composition, live music for silent movies and more, interacting with the worlds of dance, theatre. Currently its rhythmic timbre research takes the form of sound experiences with musicians from around the world by participating or organizing different ensembles of improvisers, video materials, electronics. Since 1974 has worked in several projects (concerts, recordings, jam sessions etc) involving the most significant musicians of jazz and Italian artists and improvisers in the world scene as: Mal Waldron, Peter Kowald, Jim Dvorak, Steve Potts, Joelle Leandre, John Tchicai, Beniat Achiary, Carlos, Zingaro, Evan Parker, Michel Godard, Tom Varner, Harri Sjostrom, Sakis Papadimitriou, Kent Carter, William Parker, Adrian Northover, Daniel Thompson, Maresuka Okamoto, J.M.Van Schouwburg, Marcio Mattos and other guests
ADRIAN NORTHOVER: saxophones Played and recordings with B Shop for the Poor, The Remote Viewers, Sonicphonics (with Bully Bang), The London Improvisers Orchestra, Ensemble Trip-Tik, Ricardo Tejero, The Custodians, Sabu Toyozumi, Terry Day, Tristan Honsinger and JJ Duerinckx, duo CDs with Adam Bohman, Tasos Stamou, Daniel Thompson and others. Current project include ‘Hard Evidence’ with John Edwards and Steve Noble, playing the music of Thelonious Monk, Vladimir Millers Notes from the Underground, ‘Hogcallin’ – a septet playing the music of Charles Mingus and a trio with Marcio Mattos and Marilza Gouvea. This year (2016) has also seen collaborations with Neil Metcalfe (flute), Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg (voice), Vladimir Tarasov (drums, and Marcello Magliocchi (drums) and Daniel Thompson (guitar). Adrian is also involved with Indian music (Jazz Thali) and works with live music for film (Ensemble Kino)
MATTHIAS BOSS: violin
Born in 1958 in Biel, Switzerland where he lives and dedicates himself to working with refugees and music. He studied at the University of Bern and lived in Milan during a period devoted to painting. He practices different artistic forms: music, writing, poetry, painting, sculptures (with selected objects sometimes found, to create ephemeral sculptures), associating them, passing from one to the other without borders. Matthias Boss has developed an extraordinary relationship with his violin. His play, anarchic, microtonal-tonal is influenced not only by music but also by other aspects of life, destruction-construction, way of being in the moment, places … He has a genuine ability to create associated with a remarkable sound projection. He has played throughout Europe in various projects (876 trio with Mr. Magliocchi and JM Van Schouwburg), L. Casserley, A. Northover, J. Demey, C. Zingaro, JP Viegas, S. Siegel, R. Del Piano, P. Gibbs among others.
GUS GARSIDE: double bass has worked in a variety of musical settings – jazz, contemporary music, rock, cabaret, dance, theatre and, most importantly, improvised music where he has performed with many leading players. As well as playing in many one off improvising or contemporary music situations he regularly performs in Arc (a string trio with Sylvia Hallett and Danny Kingshill), The Static Memories ( an electronic duo with Dan Powell) and the West Hill Blast Quartet, (a free jazz quartet with Ron Caines, Dan Spicer and Andy Pyne) . He also creates structured improvisational compositions including The Star Field, The Sleepwalkers (featuring 10 of the leading improvising string players in the UK –including Alison Blunt, Benedict Taylor, Marcio Mattos and David Leahy) and Collective Stories (a commission in Quebec with Grand Groupe Régional d’Improvisation Libérée).