GORDON ASHWORTH, MATER DOLORES, FORTE FANCULO
GORDON ASHWORTH live
Gordon Ashworth is an American musician and visual artist whose primary field is experimental composition for string instruments, field recordings and magnetic tape. He has been heavily involved in the experimental music underground since 2002, and has released dozens of drone, noise, folk and musique concrete recordings under the names Concern, Oscillating Innards, CAEN, Riverbed Mausoleum, and his given name. He is also a guitarist and vocalist in the extreme metal band Knelt Rote.
Ashworth has performed in 30 countries, often during extensive and self-organized tours. His tour of Europe in late 2015 included 47 solo performances, with the majority of travel by public transportation. His live performances focus on live tape manipulation of electro-acoustic drones, string instruments and field recordings, creating rich textures from contrasting elements of intimate musical sounds and social environments. His debut full-length “S.T.L.A.” (Orindal Records) is a deep exploration of the fundamental elements of American folk music, musique concrete, modern classical and abstract noise.
He is the head of the archival record label Olvido, and has presented the work of Greek guitarist Kostas Bezos (A. Kostis) in Athens and Thessaloniki. He has also run the cassette label Iatrogenesis since 2003, with over 70 releases focusing on underground noise and drone artists. He is a former host of “Africa O Ye” on KBOO community radio, and is the brother of musician Owen Ashworth.
Gordon Ashworth lives and works in Chicago, USA.
MATAR DOLORES live
Matar Dolores is a duo formed in Napoli in 2011 by Francesco Tignola (Elisha Morningstar, Drug Age, Joy De Vivre) e Giuseppe Esposito (Blood Feud, Weltraum, Archivio Diafonico). Despite few releases (Toxo Records 2012, Archivio Diafonico 2014), they already played around in 15 countries during the years, in very different contexts, featuring their odd mix of sonic sources (musical and not), reworked mostly through tape- and digital- looping techniques: their style ranges between the crudeness of musique concrete and the disorienting brutality of infinite fragments of noise, deduced from their original contexts and meanings and re-located in a mimetical praxis of current acceleration. Watch out for new releases coming.
FORTE FANCULO live