Denki Udon (JAP) and the Eiko Ishibashi Band (PT/IT/JAP)
Denki Udon is a trio composed of Norberto Lobo, Giovanni Di Domenico and Tatsuhisa Yamamoto.
Norberto’s case is that of the artist-illusionist that suggests a ground zero for tradition, conjuring several ghosts while leaving them at his door step. It appears that he’s single-handedly changing the relationship between Portuguese music and the guitar. His playing doesn't get insular nor does he try to hide his many influences - yet you feel like you’ve been exorcized just by listening.
Giovanni Di Domenico was born in Rome and since his birth has been traveling and playing music.
This brought him to perform all over the world in very different contextes and musical genres, from modern jazz to free improvisation and experimental pop, collaborating with very many different musicians. Among them are: Arve Henriksen, Akira Sakata, Jim O'Rourke, Fred Lomberg-Holm, Tatsuya Nakamura, Tatsuhisa Yamamoto, Alexandra Grimal, Joao Lobo, Toshimaru Nakamura, just to name few.
He has released many albums under his name and in collaborations with others.
Born on Oct 25, 1982, in Yamaguchi, Japan. Tatsuhisa is a pure acoustic drummer who plays primarily improvised music.
He has also collaborated with artists such as Otomo Yoshihide, Jim O'Rourke, Sachiko M, Seiichi Yamamoto (ex Boredoms), Keiji Haino, Makoto Kawabata(AcidMotherTemple)…
Eiko Ishibashi is a session musician, producer, and singer song writer who is based in Japan. Though mainly playing the piano, she is a multi-instrumentalist who is also able to play the drums, flute, and vibraphone. In recent years, she has been performing over 100 shows annually, sharing the stage with many artists such as Jim O’Rourke, Keiji Haino, Akira Sakata, Charlemagne Palestine, Seiichi Yamamoto, Gasper Claus, Oren Ambarchi, Glenn Kotche, Darling Gray and Merzbow.
She has also recently had 2 European tours and has performed in the Fuji Rock Festival.
Eiko Ishibashi started her musical career as a drummer, performing in several bands. She started playing the piano a few years back, when she began to score music for films and work as a solo musician. Since then, she has released 2 solo albums and the album “slip beneath the distant tree” under the name of Eiko Ishibashi + Tatsuya Yoshida. Her 2nd album “drifting devil” which featured artist such as Seiichi Yamamoto, had created buzz being critically appraised by both critics and fellow musicians, and was selected for the years best album list in Japanese magazines.