Rob Mazurek, David Grubbs & Mats Gustafsson live at Underflow
Rob Mazurek, David Grubbs & Mats Gustafsson live at Underflow for a two-day festival!
Off Road (David Grubbs/Mats Gustafsson)
Chicago Underground Solo (Rob Mazurek)
The Athens Plan (Rob Mazurek/Mats Gustafsson/David Grubbs)
Rob Mazurek is a multidisciplinary artist/abstractivist, with a focus on electro-acoustic composition, improvisation, performance, painting, sculpture, video, film and installation, who spent much of his creative life in Chicago, and then Brazil.
Originally inspired by a joint commission from the Chicago Cultural Center and Jazz Institute of Chicago, Mazurek founded the Exploding Star Orchestra in 2005 to investigate Chicago’s avant-garde musical traditions with a group made up of musicians from the North side, West Side, South side, East side, from the burgeoning post rock scene to the highly influential AACM and North side Improvisation Scene.
David Grubbs is a composer, musician, and writer. He works in a wide range of avant-rock musical forms and frequently collaborates with other artists on multimedia projects.
Grubbs has released twelve solo albums and he has appeared on over 150 commercially released recordings. He was a founding member of the groups Gastr del Sol, Bastro, and Squirrel Bait. He has performed with the Red Krayola, Will Oldham, Royal Trux, Tony Conrad, Pauline Oliveros, and Mats Gustafsson, among others. With the support of his 2006 FCA grant, Grubbs collaborated with poet Susan Howe on Souls of the Labadie Tract, which they performed at Southbank Centre in London, Yale University, and Walker Art Center. Souls of the Labadie Tract was released as a CD in 2007. Subsequent to his 2006 Grants to Artists award, Grubbs released the solo album The Plain Where the Palace Stood (2013) and authored Records Ruin the Landscape: John Cage, The Sixties, and Sound Recording (2014).
Mats Gustafsson – saxophones and live – electronics
Born 1964 in Umeå, Northern Sweden. Living in Nickelsdorf, Austria.
Saxophone player, improviser and composer. Solo artist and international tours and projects with a.o. Sonic Youth, Merzbow, Jim O´Rourke, Barry Guy, Otomo Yoshihide, Yoshimi, Peter Brötzmann, Ken Vandermark and in working groups The Thing, FIRE!, THE END, LUFT and Gush. Projects with Boots Brown, Swedish Azz and Fake (the facts), BNNT. Large ensemble work with FIRE! Orchestra, Klangforum Wien and the NU – ensemble. Over 1800 concerts and over 200 record productions in Europe, Australia, Africa, North & South America and Asia.
Collaborations with contemporary dance, theatre, art, poetry as well as projects with noise, electronica, contemporary rock and free jazz.
Discaholic – running the discaholic corner website as well as discaholic.com
Producer of international festivals and concert tours as well as work with his own record labels Slottet, OlofBright Editions and Blue Tower Records.
Tickets : 20 euro - available in store from 4/5/2019