TONY LEVIN’s STICK MEN 12.10. 2015, Lucerna Music Bar, 20.00
Featuring TONY LEVIN, PAT MASTELOTTO & MARKUS REUTER
Stick Men is a rock trio like no other. Playing instruments not seen or heard every day, and writing captivating and challenging music, they embody the tradition of progressive rock. Stick Men is a progressive rock band created from musicians with extensive experience playing together. Pat Mastelotto and Tony Levin are the rhythm section of the legendary band King Crimson. Mastelotto is in demand all over the world as the premier drummer for progressive rock. Levin plays the unusual instrument, the 12 string Chapman Stick, in Crimson, and with Peter Gabriel and others. Markus Reuter is a composer/guitarist who designed and plays his own unique touch style guitar. Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto, the powerhouse bass and drums of the group King Crimson for some years, bring that tradition to all their playing. Levin plays the Chapman Stick, from which the band takes it’s name. Having bass and guitar strings, the Chapman Stick functions at times like two instruments. Markus Reuter plays his self-designed touch style guitar – again covering much more ground than a guitar or a bass. And Mastelotto’s drumming encompasses not just the acoustic kit, but a unique electronic setup too, allowing him to add loops, samples, percussion, and more.
Opening Act 20.00 – DAVID KOLLAR / PAOLO RAINERI
Slovakian guitarist and composer David Kollar has released nine expansive albums, scored 18 films and worked on many multimedia projects. His last recording in 2013, The Son, an atmospheric, emotionally-charged effort, received accolades from Guitar Moderne, France’s A Decouvrir Absolument, and the Czech and Slovak Radio Head Awards. He’s worked with Pat Mastelotto, Eivind Aarset, Gergo Borlai, Bjorn Charles Dreyer, Lenka Dusilová.
Trumpeter Paolo Raineri takes his instrument and in real-time, he creates ethereal, otherworldly sounds. The Italian musician combines Scandinavian nu-jazz influences with psychedelic rock, experimental and free improvisation in his award-winning Junkfood 4tet. In addition, he’s performed with Stefano Battaglia, Berserk!, The Blessed Beat, Baustelle, Calibro 35, Nada, and Enrico Gabrielli.