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Al Swainger

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Al Swainger is a musician who happens to be a bassist. He is also a composer, improviser and FX enthusiast. His eclectic tastes have led to making music in a wide variety of genres over the years with literally hundreds of musicians. Covering ground from pop to progressive rock , traditional to modern jazz and fully improvised soundsculpture. Al is always keen to explore new musical territory. Currently he is focusing his unique style on his own experimental composition project Pointless Beauty. An album (After & Before) is due for release later this year featuring Neil Yates, Mike Outram, George & Mark Whitlam. Other current projects include recordings with omnifusion trio Snow Giants – UN (Mike Outram, 05Ric), the Art Trip – The Music of Art Pepper (Alan Barnes, Craig Milverton, Nick Millward) and art-rock band GRICE – Alexandrine (featuring Grice, 05Ric, Luca Calabrese, Richard Barbieri, Steve Jansen, Hossam Ramzy, Steve Bingham, B.J.Cole)

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About Aphrodite

ABOUT APHRODITE comprises Gilda Razani on Theremin / soprano saxophone / The Pipe (a voice / breath / mouth-controlled dynamic FX processor and synthesizer from SOMA) / live electronics, Hans Wanning on piano / synthesizers / live electronics, and features Jaime Moraga Vasques on drums / percussion / vocals. Their music is a progressive crossover between jazz improvisation, classical and electronic music. After their debut album Polaris was well received in September 2018, ABOUT APHRODITE is releasing their sophomore album Future Memories in October 2020. The record is a reflection on the crises of planet Earth as a whole; the climate, and a questioning of the future. A truly multicultural group, whilst based in eastern Germany, Razani is part Persian and Moraga Vasques is half Chilean half Spanish

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Per Boysen

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Swedish multi instrumentalist and “electronician” Per Boysen is a crossover crusader that loves music, but not genres. Enthusiastic listeners have hinted at “EAM”, “Nu-Jazz”, “Psychedelic” or “Minimal” while some refer to “Sound Art”. On stage Per plays interactive electronics driven by an acoustic/mechanic/electric instrument. The palette spans the Alto Traverse Flute, the Tenor Sax, the Fretless Guitar, the Chapman Stick, Stick Guitar or the EWI (Electric Wind Instrument). Everything interconnected as a self designed meta instrument. Per Boysen has performed many live-looping shows around Europe and the US, both as a solo performer and with ensembles

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Thomas Wingren

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Wingren has dedicated most of his life to studies in percussion and his career as a free-lance musician. His drive for expanding his knowledge has taken him to places of special musical interest like New York, Rio de Janeiro and Havana for in-depth studies. Though the folk music tradition always has been the starting point, the use of percussion in jazz and progressive electronica has been his focus the last couple of years. By widening his field of work in this direction a lot of new possibilities have opened up with the use of samplers, looping-techniques and computer based gear. The integration of new technology in acoustic music has resulted in Wingrens most ambitious project to date, Soundscape Orchestra which is a quintet playing futuristic electronic jazz based on productions in Ableton Live


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