Oren Ambarchi / Mats Gustafsson / Eric Thielemans


It was in Brussels, in October 2013, that Charlemagne Palestine and Eric Thielemans first met, during a residency organized by Ateliers Claus which also involved the Finnish electronic musician Mika Vainio (1963-2017), from the legendary duo Pan Sonic. The music composed over these four days, subsequently released on Charlemagne Palestine’s Godbear label is at the root of this performance, Palestine and Thielemans today being accompanied by guitarist Oren Ambarchi.

Mats Gustafsson was born 1964 in Umeå, Northern Sweden. Living in Nickelsdorf, Austria. Saxophone player, improviser and composer. Solo artist and international tours and projects with a.o.  Sonic Youth, Merzbow, Jim O´Rourke, Barry Guy, Otomo Yoshihide, Yoshimi, Peter Brötzmann, Neneh Cherry, Chrsitian Marclay, ALbert Oehlen, Ken Vandermark and in working groups FIRE!, THE END, LUFT, ANGUISH and Gush. Projects with The Underflow, Boots Brown, Swedish Azz and Fake (the facts), BNNT. Large ensemble work with FIRE! Orchestra, Klangforum Wien and the NU – ensemble. Over 2000 concerts and over 250 record productions in Europe, Australia, Africa, North & South America and Asia. Collaborations with contemporary dance, theatre, art, poetry as well as projects with noise, electronica, contemporary rock and free jazz.Discaholic – running the discaholic corner website as well as discaholic.com Producer of international festivals and concert tours as well as previous work with his own record labels Slottet, OlofBright Editions, Crazy Wisdom and Blue Tower Records.

For his part, Oren Ambarchi is a prolific composer and multi-instrumentalist. Since the 1990s, ranging beyond aesthetic borders and musical genres, he has worked with, among others, Alvin Lucier, Keiji Haino, Jim O’Rourke and Ricardo Villalobos. A classically trained drummer, Eric Thielemans is engaged in a practice between jazz and free improvisation, challenging musical projects and encounters with scientists as well as writers. 

An original meeting, and one which promises to be powerful and explosive, followed by the presentation and launch, in the Showroom bar, of the recently released record by the trio.