Pak Yan Lau
Born in Belgium, with origins from Hong Kong, Pak Yan Lau started touching the keys when she was 9 years old. She attended some conservatories here and there, and took a big interest in sounds, electronics and analog synths. After some very interesting encounters she rolled into the world of free improvisation, and different doors of possibilities opened up.
Currently she makes music for dance-theatre productions (‘Gadgetland’ by Lazara Rosell Albear, Saai by Tweelicht&Zoon), documentary (‘News from Nowhere’ by Christophe Van Collie), is the musical director of Shadow Theatre Company Dala Dala, band leader of The Crappy Mini Band (crazy eclectic toy/object band), Kuruwasan (free and improvised music) & Going (psychedelic groove band).
Musicians she played with are Paolo Angeli, Daysuke Takaoka, Tatsuhisa Yamamoto, Chris Corsano, Manja Ristic, Mathieu Ha, etc.
Giovanni Di Domenico
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 sides of artistic expressions, from modern/contemporary dance to experimental video-making.
He also had the chance to play with some of the best musicians around, a.o. are: Arve Henriksen, Akira Sakata, Jim O’Rourke, Chris Corsano, Darin Gray, Fred Lomberg-Holm, Tatsuya Nakamura, Tatsuhisa Yamamoto, Tetuzi Akiyama, Toshimaru Nakamura..just to name few. He has released many albums under his name and in collaborations with others.
His travels and music are not going to stop
Joao Lobo plays drums in several bands including Norman, Tetterapadequ, Mulabanda, Going, Riccardo Luppi’s Mure Mure, The Unknown Rebel Band, Giovanni Guidi Trio, Carlos Bica ‘Materia Prima’, Scott Fields Freetet, Manuel Hermia Trio, Maak and Trance Mission, performs with the danish dance/music company WE GO, and has recorded albums for Clean Feed, CAMjazz, NEOS, Igloo, El Negocito Records, among other labels.
He has toured in Europe, USA, Brazil and Japan playing with many great musicians such as Norberto Lobo, Giovanni Di Domenico, Alexandra Grimal, Manolo Cabras, Nelson Veras, Hugo Antunes, Maalem Hassan El Gadiri, Ghalia Benali, Lynn Cassiers, NIco Roig, Laurent Blondiau, Guillaume Orti, Joachim Badenhorst, Daysuke Takaoka, Tatsuhisa Yamamoto, Enrico Rava, Roswell Rudd, Thomas Morgan, Nate Wooley, Michael Attias, John Hebert, Marshall Allen, Chris Corsano and Evan Parker, among many others.
Joao Lobo was born in Lisbon, took a Bachelor in Jazz-percussion at The Royal Conservatory of The Hague and lives currently in Brussels.
Mathieu Calleja has met with: Toma Gouband, Sanne van Hek, Heddy Boubaker, Xavier Lopez, Giovanni Di Domenico, Mathieu Garrouste, Matthieu Gayon, Eric Surmenian, Soizic Lebrat, Manja Ristic, Laurent Blondiau, Fanny Lasfarges, Chris Corsano, Jozef Dumoulin, Pierre Vervloesem, Sebastien Bouhana, Antez, Daysuke Takaoka, Tatsuhisa Yamamoto, Darin Gray, Hugues Vincent, Brice Soniano, Mathias Delplanque, Manolo Cabras, Joachim Badenhorst, Dafne Vicente Sandoval, Dante Feijoo, Jasper Stadouders, John Dikeman, Laurence Williams, Alexandra Grimal, Lynn Cassiers, Joao Lobo, among others