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CD Launch Concert

Mikko Savela (solo), George Cremaschi (solo + CD release)

electroacoustic improvisation
Thu 31.3. - 19:30

Mikko Savela is a guitarist of Finnish origin, born in Sweden. After exploring different genres of music with various groups, he turned into improvisation and started to experiment with different ways to play the guitar. Today he uses his guitar laid down, and uses it more as a percussion instrument than a guitar, by plucking the strings by both hands and hitting metallic objects on the guitar body. Besides the guitar he uses different kind of microphones and electronics. Has played with Will Guthrie, Jérome Nôetinger, Yan Jun, Hankil Ryu, Hong Chulki among others.

George Cremaschi works with a variety of approaches and strategies in the areas overlapping music, sound art and noise. In thirty years as a composer and performer he has worked with a long and diverse list of distinguished musicians, dancers and choreographers, filmmakers, installation artists, and writers. Some of his current projects include the groups KRK (w/Matthew Ostrowski), Rohr Rohr (w/dieb13 and Gino Robair) and Lambs Gamble (w/Fritz Welch and Eric Boros). He is also the founder (w/Petr Vrba) and director of Pražský Improvizační Orchestr (PIO), a 15-member group working with conducted and free improvisation and graphic scores. As an interpreter, he has performed works by many composers including Adamčiak, Andriessen, Braxton, Cage, Cardew, Feldman, Mingus, Oliveros, Penderecki, Tenney, Xenakis, etc and has appeared on over 40 recordings on Apestaartje, Beak Doctor, Black Saint, Emanem, Evander, Evolving Ear, Leo, Music & Arts, Nine Winds, Rastascan and other labels. Born in New York where he studied music and composition, he later lived for many years in California and currently lives in Prague.
George Cremaschi is releasing new album on Spanish label Ex-Nihilo Records these days.

Entry Fee: 80 Kč – Reduced: 60 Kč