Tomaž Grom / Zlatko Kaučič
The music is extremely physical, gesticulative and visual in some way, while firmly anchored in the acoustics and their shades, as well as the tranquillity and focused listening. It all exquisitely pours into an intense and uniform sound entity of convergences and divergences, which spread, condense and dilute, come together and move apart in a common sonic space, in a game of sounds and their dissections, noise, pulses and rhythming, constantly moving between them. After more than 20 years of meetings and separations, concentrated into this in-between space of convergences and divergences, the resulting music is not what I would have expected, despite knowing them both.
(Luka T. Zagoričnik)
Zlatko Kaučič – drums, percussion
Tomaž Grom – contrabass, electronics
In the early seventies, Zlatko Kaučič fled across the border, recorded and performed in Italy, collaborated with the musical co-operative Swiss in Switzerland, than he moved to Barcelona in 1976, started playing in clubs and festivals as a soloist and in collaboration with various musicians, including Steve Lacy. In 1981-1983, Zlatko taught drums at the Taller de musicos jazz school in Barcelona. Since 1984, when he moved to Amsterdam, he joined the extremely powerful scene of improvised music and became a composer in the field of performing arts and dance. After the independence, he settled back in Slovenia and stepped wide into an extremely fertile creative period.
Tomaž Grom understands music as a medium of communication rather than aesthetic pleasure. He wants to find reasons for making music. Uncompromisingly he prods at social norms. Music for him is a form of seeking, unanswered questions, flow of ideas, unpredictable situations. Composition is improvisation. Improvisations offers him space to lose himself, to make mistakes, to come up with intriguing solutions.
Tanja Feichtmair / Andrea Massaria
To be able to honestly reflect your emotions, your own individuality, their way of being and their respective personalities, the formula of the duo, for Andrea Massaria and Tanja Feichtmair proved to be particularly adequate and opportune.
This their new project arises from the need to unite these personalities through sound, both very strong and at the same time extremely collaborative, open and creative. The two musicians in fact, within the duo, express themselves in a very free way, using and combining various languages and improvisational techniques and creating always different and stimulating musical situations. Very careful to explore sound original and modern also through the use of effects and electronics, they move under the banner of experimentation linked to the search for ever new soundscapes, leading the public into the world of creative improvisation, electronics and research and giving life to performances always multiform and full of surprises. The imaginative and stimulating sax of Tanja Feichtmair combined with sensitivity and refinement of Andrea Massaria’s guitar, the care of overall sound, the continuous research of interplay and unconventional use of the instruments played are some of the most salient features of the duo.