20:30 concert – LOOS Improv Special: Piero Bittolo Bon + Philipp Ernsting!
August 31, 2018 –
Italian multi-instrumentalist, composer, improviser, histrionic experimenter Piero Bittolo Bon is in town!
Meet him at Studio Loos for a blasting evening where he will perform both solo and in a special rendez-vous with Rotterdamse drum sensation Philipp Ernsting!
PIERO BITTOLO BON
is one of the busiest and most in demand musicians in the Italian jazz and avant-garde scene. He mainly plays alto saxophone but is also at ease on baritone saxophone, flutes and clarinets. Passionate and vibrant, his music, densely composed or totally improvised, reverberates with echoes of the best of free jazz, fire music, torrid improvisations and chamberesque compositions, sharp attacks and continuous inventions bar after bar.
Member of the fresh and much regarded collective/record label El Gallo Rojo Records, he’s currently leading his own quintet, Bread & Fox. Other notable bands he leads are his Jümp The Shark sextet and “Rollerball”, a rock-oriented jazz quintet, not mentioning the many other bands he’s involved in, mainly with his Gallo Rojo fellows and with other major Italian musicians. In 2010 he was called to be part of a new Uri Caine project, “Pulse”. His “Original Pigneto Stompers” outfit features giant of electric bass Jamaaladeen Tacuma. One of his most recents projects, “Lacus Amoenus”, involves the great trumpet player Peter Evans.
His interest in finding new sounds and new improvisational languages brought him to design a special microphone system allowing to control and play the feedback that is generated inside the saxophone tube. This “augmented” alto saxophone is featured in his solo project “SPELUNKER”.
He performed an recorded with artists such as Anthony Braxton, Uri Caine, Peter Evans, Steve Lehman, John Tchicai, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Lukas Ligeti, Gino Robair, Jessica Lurie, Andrew Drury, Neil Leonard, Ernest Dawkins, Vincent Davis, Craig J. Green, Tristan Honsinger, Gerhard Gschloessl, Christian Lillinger, Tobias Delius, Mark Solborg, Marc Lohr, Lisa Mezzacappa, Jason Levis and many others.
He recorded for labels such as El Gallo Rojo Records, Auand Records, Aut Records, Clean Feed Records, Long Song Records, Splasch Records, Improvvisatore Involontario, NuBop Records, Materiali Sonori, Psychonavigation Records, Caligola Records.
Innovative percussionist active in the Rotterdam improv scene and a busy session musician. Philipp plays in a number of bands, projects and records for film. He is has been involved in the modern dance scene for years, taking part in the MAP project in Lithuania and recently in the Hoogstraat modern dance show in Holland. He tours intensively with many projects. As a member of Acid Folk Five he performed in the Balkans and recorded an album and TV segments. His percussion and bass trio Doctor Schnitt has been touring Europe for over ten years and has released two albums. Another trio Albatre recently went on a tour in Japan and released three albums with the CleanFeed label. Philipp recently established the Anticlan trio, which just released the album Volcano Hour with the Creative Source label.
Piero Bittolo Bon's Spelunker! for augmented alto sax + electronics
The Match: PBB (alto sax) VS Philpp Ernsting (drums)
Doors open: 20.30
Music starts: 21.00