+autosxediasmos #3: Costinho, Trench, Fokas
For the third +autosxediasmos, Costinho (Kostis Zouliatis) will improvise with Alan Trench (electric guitar) and Nikos Fokas (electronics).
Alan Trench is a musician, composer and producer with an impressive resume – from the dark folk British trio Orchis, Twelve Thousand Days with Martyn Bates of Eyeless in Gaza and the Temple Music and Howling Larsons projects, to the famous World Serpent Distribution network and his contributions to recordings by Current 93, Nurse With Wound and others.
Nikos Fokas is a musician and sound designer, performing and recording as a member of Vault Of Blossomed Ropes, while he has both personal recordings (‘The Eternal Creak Of The Icebreaker’) and excellent collaborations, such as the recent work ‘Nensha’ with trumpeter Arve Henriksen (ECM Records, ACT, Rune Grammofon etc.). Fokas and Trench coexist in the band Black Lesbian Fishermen, who made their mark in 2019 with the hypnotic ‘The Metaphysics of Natron’.
The host Costinho specializes in keyboard manipulation of all sorts – from conventional piano to electric systems. He is best known for his founding involvement in groups such as Night On Earth, Paracroussis, Ta Riza, etc., his compositions for documentaries and theatre performances, and his research dedication to Yannis Christou.
The art poster is by Amvrosios Gousgounis.