Fernando Perales/George Cremaschi duo (USA/Arg)
Fernando Perales/George Cremaschi duo
This is a first-time meeting for these two idiosyncratic and veteran musical experimenters. For this performance they will be working with guitar, contrabass, contact microphones and electronics: exploring the full range of vibrational possibilities from metal strings, wooden boxes, and electrical impulses.
Fernando Perales/Viva La Muerte “A speechless body” tour/Europe/11 Fernando Perales, musician, performer, cinema critic and boxing trainer, he was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1971. He is one of the most important figures of the experimental music and avant garde scene of Buenos Aires, in Argentina. Since 1995, for almost 10 years, Fernando Perales was part of Reynols, the surrealist and experimental Argentinian cult band. With them he released more than 30 records and tracks on dozens of compilations for experimental and noise albums from USA, Europe and Japan. Viva La Muerte is Fernando Perales´s solo project, based on free improvisation and on the non-semantic difference between noise and traditional musical sounds, using composition and execution techniques, working without a harmonic and melodic structure, focusing on exploring the timbric and material aspect of sound and noise. Viva La Muerte is a unipersonal orchestra, composed of guitars, tapes, contact mics, pieces of metal, garage tools, metal sheets and industrial matrix fallen into disuse, creating a mix of noise, drone and post-industrial minimalism. Among other projects, and after the end of Reynols, he formed ÜL, a guitar trio, with another former member of the band, Anla Courtis. Since 2004, Fernando Perales shared stages with Damo Suzuki (ex Can), Christof Kurzmann, (Austria), Theo Nabicht (Germany), Marcelo Armani (Brasil), Ramiro Molina, Luis Toto Alvarez (Chile), Lasse Marhaug, John Hegre, Sir Dupermann, The Golden Serenades, Tore Honore BOE (Norway), James Plotkin (USA), Antony Milton, Phil Dadson (New Zealand).
George Cremaschi was born in New York City, and studied contrabass and composition there. His work involves extending musical language, vocabulary and discourse using both traditional and non-traditional acoustic as well as electronic sources with non-idiomatic composition and free improvisation as the means. His recent electronics work concentrates on refocusing the sounds of classic electronic music within the context of contemporary developments with noise and hardware hacking. He has played with, and composed for, dancers, rock bands, installation artists, improvisers, poets, film, folk musicians, theater groups, orchestras, and pop divas. He has worked with a long list of fantastic artists: Nicolas Collins, Evan Parker, Matthew Ostrowski, Liz Allbee, Franz Hautzinger, Kai Fagaschinski, Lê Quan Ninh, Gino Robair, Christof Kurzmann, dieb13, Butch Morris, Mats Gustafsson etc. And, as an interpreter, he has performed works by Feldman, Tenney, Cage, Xenakis, Penderecki, Roscoe Mitchell, Wadada Leo Smith, Ana-Maria Avram, Louis Andriessen among many others. He has appeared on over 30 recordings on the Apestaartje, Evolving Ear, Black Saint, Leo, Beak Doctor, Emanem, Rastascan, Music & Arts, Nine Winds and 482 Music labels. He currently lives in Prague, Czech Republic.