Created in the Musique Action Festival of 1999, this recording is a collaboration between two trailblazers of new music.The duo convey their strong sonorous density through short and intense compositions, in which improvised music meets progressive rock. Simple melodies provide an invigorating zeal, contrasting with more audacious moments to give a foreign flavour to their music.
Nick Didkovsky (born 1958 in New York) is a guitarist, composer, and music software programmer. A former student of Christian Wolff
, Pauline Oliveros
and Gerald Shapiro, he founded the rock band Doctor Nerve in 1983, the metal bands Häßliche Luftmasken and Vomit Fist in 2011 and 2013 respectively, the free metal guitar duo CHORD in 2018, and is a member of the Fred Frith
Guitar Quartet. He has composed for Bang On A Can All-Stars, Meridian Arts Ensemble, ETHEL, and others. He has performed with DITHER Guitar Quartet, John Zorn
, Billion Dollar Babies, and Blue Coupe. His compositions and guitar work appear on over 50 records. Album credits include Alice Cooper "Paranormal", released in 2017.
With computer music pioneer Phil Burk, Didkovsky created Java Music Specification Language. With composer Georg Hajdu, he has created MaxScore, an object that uses JMSL to bring music notation to Max/MSP.
In 2010, he founded the $100 Guitar Project with Chuck O'Meara. His Punos Music record label serves up his more extreme musical projects
French drummer, best-known as the original drummer in Etron Fou Leloublan, Guigou Chenevier has proliferated in many French and international bands in the "Rock In Opposition" (with Henry Cow, Univers Zéro
, Art Zoyd
, Stormy Six and Zamla Mammaz Manna) and left-field rock and fusion genres.