19 - 22 October 2023

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21 October MKC, 24:00 MKC, 24:00


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ZOE PIA launnedas, Bb clarinet, percussion, electronics

MATS GUSTAFSSON flute, slide flute, baritone sax, Ab clarinet, fluteophone, harmonica

Zoe Pia is an Italian clarinetist, composer and enthusiastic researcher from Sardinia. Mats Gustafsson is a Swedish reed player, improviser, composer and a stalwart on the Scandinavian free jazz scene. They met each other through a collaboration with Fire! Orchestra in Italy in 2021 and Fire! Defeat 2022 and wants to further deepen the research in duo form. A first duo tour was done in Italy in May 2023, including studio recordings and festival activities. RITE is dealing with improvised music in new forms, structures and directions. The blend is unique. Elements from Sardinian folk music, Sámi Joik, Noise music and harsh electronics, free improvised music, contemporary music, free jazz and more. Moving in audio landscapes never before investigated. New meetings of the unknown. New meetings of the known. Going deeper into the rich cultures of traditional music and new creative languages of experimental music. Open space improv meets extreme detail in high energy outbursts. Tight audio clusters meet full blown slabs of massive density in passages of melodic poetry of highest beauty. The sound meeting of Mats Gustafsson (baritone sax and transverse flute) and Zoe Pia (clarinet, launeddas, Sardinian cowbells, lumanoise) will take root in undefined, out of focus, impressionist, futuristic, contrasting, parallel, intertwined sound architectures.