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« GNR8RZ »

Mopcut by Matthias Heschl 26FRIDAY MAY 19    


Anthony Coleman : piano, orgue
Calvin Weston : batterie
Aliya Ultan : violoncelle
Simon Hanes : basse et guitare électriques

Introducing « GNR8RZ » (pronounced generators), an electrifying band with a vigorous sound led by SIMON HANES, the bassist in the power trio Trigger (seen at FIMAV as part of JOHN ZORN’s « Bagatelles » project). Here, HANES alternates between noisy guitar and mercurial bass.

The young cellist and violinist (and composer and multidisciplinary artist) ALIYA ULTAN is a discovery on her own. Her high-voltage playing catapults the band into the stratosphere.

The other two members may be from an older generation, but they have no trouble matching their cadets’ dynamism! The FIMAV is very happy to welcome again legendary keyboardist ANTHONY COLEMAN, who was a regular in ZORN’s 80s and 90s projects. He remains very active in the fields of modern composition and improvisation.

Drummer CALVIN WESTON is also a legend. He used to play in Ornette Coleman’s Prime Time before joining James “Blood” Ulmer’s group, and later The Lounge Lizards. His credentials run the gamut from funk rock to free improvisation.

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