Olaf Rupp - guitar
Tony Buck - percussion
Manuel Mota Solo - guitar
Hans W. Koch - electronics, objects
Olaf Rupp, Jahrgang 1963 begann mit zwölf Jahren, Gitarre zu spielen. Als Autodidakt interessierte ihn neben dem Repertoire der Klassischen Gitarre und der RockMusik am meisten die freie Improvisation. In den 90er Jahren spielte Rupp vor allem improvisierte PopMusik mit Bands, wie EMAK BAKIA, BEASTIESHOPBEACH (GROB) oder STOL (Kitty-Yo). Aber er trat auch mit anderen Musikern auf, wie etwa Lol Coxhill, Tony Buck, Joe Williamson, Rudi Mahall, Sainkho Namtchylak, Paul Lovens, oder Butch Morris. In letzter Zeit konzentrierte er sich hauptsächlich auf Solo Performances mit der akustischen Gitarre und veröffentlichte zwei SOLO-CDs bei FMP und bei GROB.
Born in 1963, Olaf Rupp began to play guitar at the age of twelve. He was his own teacher and more than classical guitar repertoire and Rock music especially free improvisation was always most important. In the 90s he was mainly interested in improvised pop music with bands such as EMAK BAKIA, BEASTIESHOPBEACH (GROB) and STOL (Kitty-Yo). But he also performed with Lol Coxhill, Tony Buck, Joe Williamson, Rudi Mahall, Sainkho Namtchylak, Paul Lovens or Butch Morris. In recent years now he focuses on acoustic guitar solo performance. Two SOLO-CD published on FMP and GROB.
Tony Buck was born in Sydney in 1962. Tony is regarded as one of Australia's most creative and adventurous exports, with vast experience across the globe. He has been involved in a highly diverse array of projects. Apart from The Necks, he is probably best known as leader of hardcore/impro band PERIL.
Early in his musical life, after having graduated from the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music, he became very involved in the jazz scene in Australia, often touring with visiting international artists such as Vincent Herring, Clifford Jordan, Mickey Tucker, Branford Marsalis and Ernie Watts, as well as Australians Mark Simmonds, Paul Grabowsky, The Catholics, Sandy Evans and Dale Barlow.
Following time spent in Japan, where he formed PERIL with Otomo Yoshihide and Kato Hideki, Tony moved to Europe, and has involved himself in many projects there, including the development of new "virtual" MIDI controllers at STEIM in Amsterdam.
Tony has played, toured or recorded with, among others, Jon Rose, Nicolas Collins, Tenko, John Zorn, Tom Cora, Phil Minton, Haino, Switchbox, The Machine for Making Sense, Ne Zhdall, The EX, Peter Brotzmann, Hans Reichel, The Little Red Spiders, Subrito Roy Chowdury, Clifford Jordan, Kletka Red, Han Bennink, Shelley Hirsch, Wayne Horvitz, Palinckx, and Ground Zero.
born (1970) and resident in Lisboa.
guitarist with public activity since 1989. Has performed in Europe and U.S.A. from 1989 to 1997 he spent time experimenting with prepared guitar, mainly acoustic. since then his main interest shifted towards developing a language for fingerstyle electric guitar. works in a regular basis with bassist Margarida Garcia and trumpeter Sei Miguel’s groups (both since 1997) created the record label ‘Headlights’ in 1998
selected collaborations (shows or recordings):
Fred Lomberg-Holm, Blaise Siwula, Phill Niblock, Ken Filliano, Steve Adams, Michael Schumacher, Donald Miller, Craig Flanagin, Toshio Kajiwara, Alfredo Costa Monteiro, Martin Siewert, Jens Brand, Rafael Toral, Carlos Zíngaro, Margarida Garcia, David Maranha, Vitriol, Sei Miguel, Ernesto Rodrigues.
collaborated with dancers Frans Poelstra, Nuno Bizarro, Sofia Gonçalves, Vera Mantero, among others.
- Leopardo, CD, Rossbin rs009, Italy 2003
- For Your protection Why Don't You Just Paint Yourself Real Good Like An Indian, CD, Headlights h04, Lisboa 2001
- I wish I'd never met you, CD, Headlights h02, Lisboa 1999
- Environment Analysis Report, CD, AnAnAnA , Lisboa 1995
- objmm001-photographic sequence/audioCD, self released, Lisboa 1994
new CD "Quartets" to be out on Headlights very soon
solo CD, produced by Rafael Toral
duo CD with Mike Cooper
solo CD for acoustic guitar for "Thin Ice", Lisbon
duo CD with Noel Akchoté
collaboration in the new Sei Miguel CD for headlights
"Gold Kiss Gala: I'll Wed You", Acção Total - CD, Dark Beloved Cloud dbc232, New York 2001
"Way Out- new music from Portugal, vol II" - CD, AnAnAnA, Lisboa 1999
"Way Out- new music from Portugal" - CD, AnAnAnA, Lisboa 1997
“Ra Clock”, Sei Miguel- CD, Headlights h06, Lisboa 2002
“Noe’s Lullaby”, David Maranha- CD, Rossbin, Italy 2002
"Still Alive in Bairro Alto", Sei Miguel- CD, Headlights h05, Lisboa 2002
"Circunscrita", David Maranha, CD, Namskeio, Lausanne, 2000
"Token", Sei Miguel, CD, AnAnAnA, Lisboa 1999
"Chasing Sonic Booms" ,Rafael Toral- CD, Ecstatic Peace!, New York 1998