Ido Bukelman – acoustic guitar, banjo, vocals
Guilherme Rodrigues – cello
Harri Sjöström – soprano saxophone
Over the past 10 years, the composer-improviser Ido Bukelman has been on a lyrical, yet very expressive musical journey.His work combines elements of modern music, free-jazz and blues with oriental-folk tradition. Bukelman builds and breaks beats and structures, using dis-harmonized sounds, picking up every last microdetail, exploring ways to extract an ever-widening range of tones, challenging as well as delicate, from his instruments. He strives for the melodic and the intimate but doesn’t avoid passing through experimental and unfamiliar paths on his journey; If needed, he will dip his hands in fire and blood to find a new song.http://www.idobukelmanmusic.com/
photo by Vladimir Opsenica
Guilherme Rodrigues is a cellist, improviser, sound explorer and composer from Lisboa, Portugal. He was born in 1988 and started to study cello and trumpet when he was seven at Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa and later in Conservatório Nacional de Música de Lisboa to study classical and music theory until his twenty-three. With an intuitive approach to improvisation and exploration of the timbres, using both classical and extensive techniques, his music is exciting, polyrhythmic and full of contrasts. His work probes the physicality of the space in which listening occurs. His music, comprising both acoustic and electro-acoustic works has been described as delicate, intense, focused and physical. Apart from work in music ensembles ranging for contemporary classical to free improvisation, he often works with dancers. Has created music aswell for theater, radio, television and silent film. He is part of Creative Sources Recordings record label, music director of Hosek Contemporary Art Gallery and active member of Reanimation Orchestra. Has been following a professional career in music since 1997 and performs in concerts and workshops around Europe and Asia. Currently living in Berlin.
Harri Sjöström, born on 29 February 1952 in Turku, Finland, found his voice in music on the soprano and sopranino saxophone.His music and fine art studies at Lone Mountain College, University of San Francisco and San Francisco Art Institute in the 1970s led him directly to workshops by John Cage, Bill Dixon, Vinko Globokar, George Russell, and his saxophone teachers Leo Wright and Steve Lacy.Since 1978 continuous extensive work as a freelance musician, composer and initiator of interdisciplinary ensembles in the field of contemporary improvised music and mixed media projects. Back to Europe 1978 he started to work with Derek Bailey, Teppo Hauta-aho, Paul Lovens, John Russell, Paul Rutherford, Alexander von Schlippenbach a.m.o.In 1980 -1985 he lived in Vienna, Austria, which became his doorway to the European contemporary music scene; formed his first groups and organized numerous artist exchange-projects in Finland and elsewhere.
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