LAZNIA 1 2015 - Tomás Tello / Steve Kaspar & Nataša Grujović
Tomás Tello / Steve Kaspar & Nataša Grujović
5.12.2015 (Saturday), 7:00pm
CSW Łaźnia 1, Gdańsk, Jaskółcza 1
Free entry

Curator: Michał Porwet
With the support of FONDS CULTUREL NATIONAL – Luxembourg
Tomàs Tello (1981, Peru / Luxembourg). His interest in music started in Lima, where he attended a music school for children (El Cocolido). He studied harmony and composition with Jorge Madueño and guitar with Andrés Prado. From 2001 to 2002 he lived in Barcelona and attended the “Taller de Musics”. Back in Lima he studied traditional peruvian traditional guitar with Gustavo Urbina. From 2004 to 2006 he lived in Buenos Aires. There he studied Alexander Technique with Jessica Nardelli and electric guitar with Fernando Kabusacki. From year 2006 to 2009 he lived in Lima and was very active in the local musical enviroment. He formed the duo “Shaolines del Amor” with Raúl Jardín and played many concerts in Perú and in Chile. He is established in Luxembourg since 2009 and works with choregrapher Yuko Kominami, teaches guitar and music, runs Andesground music label and performs as a soloist or with E.T. duo with Elisabeth Flunger. Recently he organized and curated the “Ooh“ Experimental Music Festival in Luxembourg and participated in “Sonic Melting“ sound research project at Quelccaya Glaciar in Cusco (Perú).
His work is deeply inspired by ancient music forms and enviroment sounds. He is also interested in the possibilities a musician has to multiply himself. In order to achieve this multiplicity he uses a varied setting of instruments that include D.I.Y. electronics, cassette walkman's intereferences, guitars, samplers,voice, flutes, bells, etc. It is his intention to express concern for contemplation, patience and to establish a close, warm and fruitful relation with the sounds that are around us.
Steve Kaspar (1952, Luxembourg). He participated and studied at the "Nouveau Théâtre Musical" ("Musikhochschule" Cologne) under the direction of Mauricio Kagel and also discovered a very strong affinity for the electro-acoustic and electronic world. Between 1989 and 1996 he devoted his time to cycles of drawings and sound poetry. Since then he has favoured video, audio-visual installations and, above all sound compositions, performances and concerts which are somewhere between noise, raw art and subtle sound decor exploring the mysterious, enigmatic and contradictory domain of the fields of the "ineffable". His work is presented and performed quite regularly in Luxembourg, Belgium and futher afield. He has notably collaborated with Japanese dancer Yuko Kominami (One's Voices), dancer and choreographer Sylvia Camarda (How Do They Know...), the music ensemble United Instruments of Lucilin ( Isa - The Reply ), the avant-garde "trumpet player" Herb Robertson (Sympathy...alive), visual artists Gast Bouschet/Nadine Hilbertand cellist Andre Mergenthaler (Cave of Light) ... Actually works in duo with accordion player Nataša Grujović.
His discographical output includes the limited edition CD box set " Soundfields ", a coproduction between the publishing house La Lettre volée and the label Sub Rosa (Brussels/
Nataša Grujović (1978, Yugoslavia / Luxembourg). She studied accordion and chamber music at the music academy in Trossingen with Prof. Hugo Noth, and, as a scholar of the foundation Baden-Württemberg, at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid. She cooperated with composer/multi media artist Pierre Redon and with composers as Uroš Rojko, Claude Lenners, Camille Kerger, and Elisabeth Naske.
Since 2009 she lives in Luxembourg, where she plays with the Luxembourg Sinfonietta and, as a guest musician with the Ensemble United Instruments of Lucilin, she works with the EME Fondation of Philharmonie Luxemburg and collaborated with several theatre projects, among others with Kasemattentheatre (Luxembourg) and Compagnie Bodecker & Neander (Berlin). As a soloist and in various chamber music ensembles she played in west and east Europe, China andCanada, e.g. at the „Off-Festival“ of the Donaueschinger Musiktage, the „Hommage à Franz Liszt“ at Casino-Luxembourg and the Biennale di Venezia 2013.
Her current project is duo with Steve Kaspar.
Photos: Tomás Tello: Andrés Lejona / Steve Kaspar & Nataša Grujović: from artists' archives
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