Radu Malfatti

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Radu Malfatti
Radu Malfatti during soundcheck before his first concert in Galicia, Spain, 2008
Radu Malfatti during soundcheck before his first concert in Galicia, Spain, 2008
Background information
Born(1943-12-16)December 16, 1943
Innsbruck, Austria
GenresExperimental
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsTrombone, harmonica
Years active1975–present
LabelsErstwhile, B-boim
Associated actsLondon 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.

Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

  • Balance with Balance (Incus, 1973)
  • Thrumblin with Stephan Wittwer (FMP, 1976)
  • Und? with Stephan Wittwer (FMP, 1978)
  • Bracknell Breakdown with Harry Miller (Ogun, 1978)
  • Humanimal with Jerry Chardonnens (Hat Hut, 1980)
  • Blek with M.L.A. Blek (FMP, 1981)
  • Ach Was!? with Ulrich Gumpert, Tony Oxley (FMP, 1981)
  • Zwecknagel with Harry Miller (FMP, 1981)
  • Formu (Nato, 1983)
  • Ohrkiste (ITM, 1992)
  • Radu Malfatti (Wandelweiser, 1997)
  • Dach with Durrant/Lehn (Erstwhile, 2001)
  • Going Fragile (Formed, 2006)
  • Zeitschatten (B-Boim, 2007)
  • Das Pelzige M (B-Boim, 2007)
  • Three Backgrounds with Frey/Pisaro (B-Boim, 2007)
  • Hoffinger Nonett (B-Boim, 2007)
  • Nonostante II (B-Boim, 2007)
  • Hoffingerquartett (B-Boim, 2007)
  • Friedrichshofquartett (B-Boim, 2007)
  • Dusseldorf Oktett (B-Boim, 2007)
  • Raum Zeit I (B-Boim, 2007)
  • Kid Ailack 5 (B-Boim, 2008)
  • Dusseldorf Vielfaches (B-Boim, 2008)
  • Claude Lorrain 1 (B-Boim, 2008)
  • Imaoto with Klaus Filip (Erstwhile, 2009)
  • Goat Vs Donkey with Taku Unami (Taumaturgia, 2009)
  • Himmelgeister 19 (B-Boim, 2010)
  • Cafe Oto 1 (B-Boim, 2010)
  • Darenootodesuka (B-Boim, 2012)
  • Untitled with Taku Unami (Erstwhile, 2012)
  • Ruten (B-Boim, 2014)
  • II with Jurg Frey (Erstwhile, 2014)
  • One Man and a Fly (Cathnor, 2015)

As sideman[edit]

With Elton Dean

  • Happy Daze (Ogun, 1977)
  • Live at the BBC (Hux, 2003)
  • Ninesense Suite (Jazzwerkstatt 2011)
  • The 100 Club Concert 1979 (Reel 2012)

With Barry Guy & London Jazz Composers' Orchestra

  • Zurich Concerts (Intakt, 1988)
  • Harmos (Intakt, 1989)
  • Double Trouble (Intakt, 1990)
  • Theoria (Intakt, 1992)
  • Portraits (Intakt, 1994)
  • Study II & Stringer (Intakt, 2005)

With Chris McGregor

  • Live at Willisau (Ogun, 1974)
  • Procession (Ogun, 1978)
  • Yes Please (In and Out 1981)
  • Bremen to Bridgwater (Cuneiform, 2004)

With Burkhard Stangl

  • Ereignislose Musik Loose Music (Random Acoustics, 1996)
  • Venusmond Oper Als Topos (Quell, 2000)
  • Hommage a Moi (Loewenhertz 2011)

With others

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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