Cat Lamb is a composer exploring the interaction of elemental tonal material and the variations in presence between shades and beings in a room. She has been studying and composing music since a young age. Her family growing up traveled extensively, allowing her to listen to differing sounds and approaches.
In 2003 she turned away from the conservatory in an attempt to understand the structures and intonations within Hindustani Classical Music, later finding Mani Kaul in 2006 who was directly connected to Zia Mohiuddin Dagar and whose philosophical approach to sound became important to her. She studied (experimental) composition at the California Institute of the Arts (2004-2006) under James Tenney and Michael Pisaro, who were both integral influences.
It was there also that she began her work into the area of Just Intonation, which became a clear way to investigate the interaction of tones and ever-fluctuating shades, where these interactions in and of them-selves became structural elements in her work. Since then she has written various ensemble pieces (at times with liminal electronic portions) and continues to go further into elemental territories, through various kinds of research, collaboration, and practice (herself as a violist). She received her MFA from the Milton Avery School of Fine Arts at Bard College in 2012 and is currently residing in Berlin, Germany.
Radu Malfatti is an Austrian trombone player and composer. He was born in Innsbruck, in the province of Tyrol, on December 16, 1943. He has been described as “among the leaders in redefining the avant-garde as truly on-the-edge art.” His work “since the early nineties… has been investigating the edges of ultraminimalism in both his composed and improvised work.” He also operates B-Boim, a CD-R only record label focusing on improvised and composed music, much of it his own.
Lucio Capece is a bass clarinet player born in Argentina in 1968. Lives in Europe since 2002, and specifically in Berlin since 2004. He plays the soprano saxophone, bass clarinet, analog electronics (synthesizers, equalizers on feedback), Sruti Box and a set of Wire less speakers that fly hanging from Helium Balloons. Educated as a Jazz and Classical musician in Argentina-Lyon and New York Capece, developed his work in the context of electro acoustic improvisation for over 15 years. At the moment, and since 2010 he focuses his sound work on the perceptual experience.
Creating pieces that deal with specific characteristics of social and architectural spaces, and with the perception experience itself. He has done this through his solo pieces mainly , as well as collaborations also based in the same interest.
As an improviser Capece has shared projects and released music with Radu Malfatti, Mika Vainio, Kevin Drumm, Axel Dörner. Robin Hayward, Christian Kesten, Toshimaru Nakamura, Burkhard Beins. Rhodri davies, Julia Eckhardt, among others.
As a performer he has worked with Pauline Oliveros, Peter Ablinger, Antoine Beuger, Michael Pisaro, Christian Wolff, Phill Niblock as part of the Ensemble Q-O2 from Belgium and the group Konzert Minimal from Berlin. He has been member of the Vladislav Delay Quartet.
Rhodri Davies was born in 1971 in Aberystwyth, Wales and now lives in Gateshead in the northeast of England. He plays harp, electric harp, live-electronics and builds wind, water, ice and fire harp installations. He has released four solo albums: Trem, Over Shadows, Wound Response and An Air Swept Clean of All Distance.
His regular groups include: a duo with John Butcher, Common Objects, HEN OGLEDD: Dawson – Davies, a trio with David Toop and Lee Patterson, Cranc, The Sealed Knot and a trio with John Tilbury and Michael Duch. In 2008 he collaborated with the visual artist Gustav Metzger on ‘Self-cancellation’, a large-scale audio-visual collaboration in London and Glasgow.
Cat Lamb, Radu Malfatti & Lucio Capece, Burkhard Beins, Rhodri Davies, Mark Wastell, Ana Maria Rodriguez
Wednesday, 22nd October 2014 | 20:30 CET
NK Projekt | Elsenstr. 52 | 2.Hinterhaus Etage 2 | 12059 Berlin/Neukölln