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Lucio Capece :|
Born in Argentina based in Berlin since 2004.
Lucio Capece plays bass clarinet, soprano saxophone, and Sruti Box.
He plays mainly self-composed and improvised music, focusing in the time experience and the perception experience as main subjects.
He works time in the research of constructing non-narrative music (no start - no ending - no developments), and perception working sound in its most granular characteristics and its extremes.
Capece finished academic studies as a classical guitar player and studied the John Coltrane’s approach to saxophone playing, and classical and contemporary music in the bass clarinet, in Argentina. (Carlos Lastra, Gustavo Alsberg were some of his teachers)
He played in Argentina for more than 10 years with the ensemble Avion Negro, relating composition and improvisation. He was part of the group as a performer and composer.
He also studied his instruments in Lyon, France in 1997 with Louis Sclavis and stayed for 9 months in New York in 2000, meeting several musicians related to improvisation and new music (Tim Berne, Hank Roberts, Marilyn Crispell, Gerry Hemingway, Jim Black, Gene Coleman).
In 2002 he moved to Europe, establishing himself in Berlin in 2004. Since then he has been active in the improvised music scene, playing in Europe and Argentina, releasing several CD’s.
For his live performances Capece uses his own extensions and preparations and builds his instruments. He considers everyday sounds as a main influence, as well as artists from other disciplines, like Robert Bresson and László Moholy-Nagy.
Capece directed a sound- lights-accusmatic project at the Bauhaus Archive, Berlin, in 2007, performing with the “Light-Space Modulator”, the legendary kinetic sculpture built by László Moholy-Nagy in 1922-1930. He plays mainly in the context of long term working groups.
Capece shares projects with Mika Vainio, Toshimaru Nakamura, Axel Dorner, Kevin Drumm, Robin Hayward, Rhodri Davies, Burkhard Beins, Mattin, Julia Eckhardt, Franz Hautzinger, Domenico Sciajno, Sergio Merce, and Christian Kesten, releasing CD’s with several of them.
He played and shared several projects with Radu Malfatti, Keith Rowe, Taku Sugimoto, and Sean Meehan among others, and was part of projects, as a performer, with Phill Niblock, Christian Wolff and Pauline Oliveros, with the Q-O2 Ensemble.
Mika Vainio (FI) :
Mika Vainio, currently based in Berlin, was one half of the minimal electronic duo Pan Sonic from Finland, (the other half was Ilpo Väisänen). Before starting Pan Sonic in beginning of the 90's, Mika Vainio has played electronics and drums as part of the early Finnish industrial and noise scene.
His solo works, under his own name and under aliases like Ø, are known for their analogue warmth and electronic harshness. Be it abstract drone works or minimal avant techno, Vainio is always creating unique, physical sounds.
He has released on labels like editions Mego, Touch, Wavetrap and Sähkö and he has been producing with Alan Vega of Suicide, Keiji Haino, Chicks on Speed, John Duncan and Bruce Gilbert.