Dean McPhee (UK) + Seabuckthorn (UK) + Felix-Florian Tödtloff + mon3y (NL)
Dean McPhee is a self-taught British electric guitarist. Uncut Magazine‘s John Mulvey says he is “today one of the most interesting solo guitarists in the UK”.
He slowly unfolds melodic lines of fluid picking while using drone and echo effects. His instrumentations draw on the rich tradition of British folk as well as to cosmic music, post-rock, and sometimes West African blues and modal jazz.
Andy Cartwright experiments with the open-string 6 or 12-string acoustic guitar and the resonator guitar. His influences range from “traditional” folk music by Robbie Basho and Jack Rose to more contemporary musicians such as Ben Chasny, Zak Riles or Gustavo Santaolalla, with whom Cartwright shares a taste for multi-instrumental, sometimes ambient, compositions. drone.
Berlin based musician and producer Felix-Florian Tödtloff tries to find what he calls “solemn beauty” in his work. Whether performing solo under the moniker Sferics, where he creates lush ambient pads on the electric guitar or in the improvisational rock group Swoosh, building a wall of atmospheric noise, his music always aims to push the listener towards a meditative state.
Recently Tödtloff has started performing under his real name, experimenting with tape collages, modular synthesis, and interactive visuals to expand his musical expression, while maintaining a minimalist approach in his setup.
An obsessive recorder and improviser Gider Vlahuis draws on a wide range of influences and ideas (Terry Riley en Pandit Pran Nath) and most recently what he calls ‘frequentiemuziek’ and the deep listening theory propounded by Pauline Oliveros. Expect a pure interest in sound with the accent on high tones and frequencies. Vlahuis will present his new cassette tape, containing recordings of improvisation on mandolin with tapeloops. Self-released on his label ‘Stil Archief’.