Radu Malfatti

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Radu Malfatti
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Radu Malfatti during soundcheck before his first concert in Galicia, Spain, 2008
Background information
Born (1943-12-16)December 16, 1943
Innsbruck, Austria
Genres Experimental
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Trombone, harmonica
Years active 1975–present
Labels Erstwhile, B-boim
Associated acts London Jazz Composer's Orchestra, Polwechsel

Radu Malfatti is an Austrian trombone and bass harmonica player,[1]and composer. He was born in Innsbruck, in the province of Tyrol, on December 16, 1943. Malfatti is associated with the style of music known as reductionism[2] and has been described as "among the leaders in redefining the avant-garde as truly on-the-edge art."[3] His work "since the early nineties... has been investigating the edges of ultraminimalism in both his composed and improvised work."[4] He also operates B-Boim, a CD-R-only record label focusing on improvised and composed music, much of it his own.

Selected discography[edit]

  • Balance (Incus, 1973)
  • Zwecknagel (FMP, 1981)
  • Dach with Phil Durrant and Thomas Lehn (Erstwhile, 2001)
  • Whitenoise with Mattin (w.m.o/r, 2004)
  • Goat vs Donkey with Taku Unami (Taumaturgia, 2009)
  • Imaoto with Klaus Filip (Erstwhile, 2009)
  • Ruten (B-boim, 2014)

With Steve Lacy

References[edit]

  1. ^ Armstrong, John (13 August 2015). "Radu Malfatti experienced in the flesh: A Review". Isle of Wight News from OnTheWight. Retrieved 5 July 2017. 
  2. ^ Clark, Philip. "The playlist: experimental music". Guardian. Retrieved 8 February 2018. 
  3. ^ Orens, Geoff. "Radu Malfatti". AllMusic. Retrieved 5 July 2017. 
  4. ^ Pisaro, Michael. "Erstwhile Records". Erstwhile Records. Retrieved 5 July 2017. 

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