Pupillo/Buck/Rasmussen – Belfi

Project Graphic Design, Event Management
Special thanks Karina Mertin
Location Kantine am Berghain
Event Mote present Massimo Pupillo/Tony Buck/Mette Rasmussen + Andrea Belfi solo
Year 2016
Even info

Mote studio is opening its horizons presenting this unique trio for the very first time.
Massimo Pupillo, bass/double bass player and composer, founder member of Zu, will be perfoming together with Tony Buck, polyhedric artist and drummer of “The Necks”, and the saxophonist Mette Rasmussen, one of the prominent new voices of the fearless impro-jazz scene.
A sonic adventure that has yet to reveal itself.

Andrea Belfi, drummer, percussionist and experimental musician will open the evening presenting his excellent solo live-set.

Massimo Pupillo is a bass and double bass player and composer. Best known as the bassist of Zu, which produced bio 15 albums with labels like Atavistic / Touch n ‘Go (USA), Southern (EU), Heads (JAPAN), Ipecac Records (USA) and numerous singles and split with other labels.
He collaborates in many different (musical and not only) projects, from jazz, to improvisation, avant-garde, noise, taking an interest in movies soundtracks and theater.
He has joined the stage and the sounds with a very long list of musicians including … Thurston Moore, Jim O’ Rourke (sonic youth), Mats Gustafsson, Paal Nilssen Love, Terrie (Ex), Katia Labeque, Giovanni Sollima, Nicola Tescari, David Chalmin, Chris Corsano, Eraldo Bernocchi and FM Einheit (Einsturzende Neubauten), Uchihashi Kazuhisa, Yoshigaki Yasuhiro, Geoff Farina, Ken Vandermark, Hamid Drake, DJ Olive, Otomo Yoshihide, Amy Denio, Gianni Gebbia, Lukas Ligeti, Fred Lonberg- Holm, Joe Lally e Guy Picciotto (fugazi), Peter Brötzmann, Caspar Brötzmann, Damo Suzuki (Can), Eugene S. Robinson (Oxbow), Steve MacKay (The Stooges), Mieko Suzuki, and… yes we could go on for a long time…

Tony Buck is regarded as one of Australia’s most creative and adventurous exports, with vast experience across the globe. As a drummer, percussionist, improviser, guitarist, video maker and producer, he has been involved in a highly diverse array of projects but is probably best known around the world as a member of the trio “The Necks”.
Apart from The Necks he has played, toured or recorded with Jon Rose, Nicolas Collins, Tenko, John Zorn, T. Cora, Phil Minton, Haino, Switchbox, The Machine for Making Sense, Ne Zhdall, The EX, Clifford Jordan, Ground Zero …
Following studies and early experience in Australia he spent time in Japan, where he formed “Peril” with Otomo Yoshihide and Kato Hideki before relocating to Europe in the mid-nineties.
Some of the more high profile projects he has been involved with include the band Kletka Red, and touring and recording with, among others, The EX, The Exiles, and Corchestra, and involvement with most of the international improvisation and new music community and festivals.
He also creates video works for use with live music performance and has had pieces shown in Tokyo, Belfast, Berlin, New York and Sydney.
Current projects include “Transmit” (a guitar driven post-rock project), “Spill” with Magda Mayas; New York based trios “Glacial” (with David Watson and Lee Renaldo); “The Fell Clutch” (with Ned Rothenberg, Stomu Takeshi and David Tronzo) and a long standing duo with Axel Doerner.

Mette Rasmussen is a danish saxophone player based in Trondheim, Norway. She works in the field of improvised music, drawing from a wide range of influences. She spans from free jazz to textural soundwork.
She works on exploring the natural rawness of her instrument and dives into experimenting on what the saxophone is capable of in sound and expression, with and without preparations.
She started off in free improvised music, in a quite early stage of her career. Working in the span between composition and free impro, with the danish band Saft.
The last couple of years we have seen her invarious groups,projects and ad hoc settings. Playing mainly around Europe and Scandinavia.
She’s a member of the British band Trio Riot, a punk jazz trio who has been touring extensive playing the UK, with 5 tours in the past 2 years. She has collaborated with musicians such as Rudi Mahall, Alan Silva, Tobias Delius, Chris Corsano, Wilbert de Jode and Axel Dörner.

Andrea Belfi is a drummer, composer and experimental musician.
Through the last twenty years he has developed a unique style of drumming, influenced by his many experiences with experimental and electronic music, rock, improv. His hypnotic rhythms and textures create immersive soundscapes for the listener to float in.
He has released five solo albums and more than fifty collaborative records on labels such as ROOM40, Miasmah, Häpna, Die Schachtel, Constellation, Blue Chopsticks.
He has collaborated, among others, with Mike Watt, Carla Bozulich, David Grubbs, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Nils Frahm, Greg Haines, Circuit des Yeux, Andrea Parkins, Werner Dafeldecker, Rabih Beahini, Erik Skodvin, Aidan Baker, BjNilsen.
Belfi’s interest in contemporary art led him to exhibit sound-art installations throughout Europe and U.S. and to collaborate with visual artists like Angela Bulloch and Aldo Tambellini.
AB has performed at Centre Pompidou (Paris), Unsound Festival (Krakow), Cafè Oto (London), Issue Project Room (New York), GAS festival (Göteborg) and Artplay (Moscow).