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Above The Tree / Maurizio Abate / Elizabeth
March 4, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Zone Addict & The Clackmannanites Present in..
Sheffield – 4th March @ Audacious Space S2 4SE
Gateshead – 6th March @ Old Poice House NE8 1AX
ABOVE THE TREE (Locomotiv Records)
Above the Tree is Marco Bernacchia’s solo project in 2007. Marco Bernacchia is an Italian visual and musical artist. Before Above the Tree he played in the bands GALLINA and M.A.Z.C.A the latter of which achieved considerable success, performing at many significant festivals and releasing four CDs, the first in 1998. Bernacchia describes the music of Above the Tree as a mix of folklore and avant-‐garde: a continuous research that explores mainly African tribal music, primeval anthropological blues and avant-‐garde experimentations with noise. At the same time, Above the Tree never retains pop sensibilities and a light-‐hearted performative aspect.
MAURIZO ABATE (Boring Machines/Black Sweat Records)
Abate is a self-‐taught guitarist active since the early 2000s with an instinctive approach to experimentation. He has dedicated his music to looking for new forms of expression to give his personal shape to the blues and psychedelic staff and has a particular fascination with stringed instruments. Abate has made many records since 2006 -‐ some under his own name and others collaborative -‐ and has undertaken several tours in Italy and Europe. Over the years he has collaborated with David Vanzan and Virginia Genta (Jooklo duo), Kawabata Makoto (Acid Mother Temple), Luca Massolin (Golden Cup), Ricky Biondetti and Ale de Zan (In Zaire) and more.
ELIZABETH (Obscene Baby Auction Records)
Elizabeth is the solo project of Bradford-‐based artist, writer and musician Andy Abbott. Better known for his deafening (baritone) guitar work in noise-‐rock duo That Fucking Tank and krautrock quartet NOPE, Andy uses Elizabeth as a platform to explore more experimental, ambient and immersive sounds taking influence from 50s minimalist composition as well as 70s folk, progressive rock and early electronic music. Andy also uses Elizabeth as a way to explore the ground between his music and art practice, often working in a site or context responsive manner and utilising film, projection, performance and field recordings to create abstract music with a narrative underpinning.
8pm doors – won’t be a late finish