"I ask how CALATO's use of graphic scores help them break down the divisions between contemporary composition and improvisation? “We started as a noise improvisation band,” they respond. “We spent several years playing together without any kind of parts or scores, just working deeply on listening to each other, reacting and generating a kind of togetherness that made it possible to create live music in a very fast and intuitive way.” Then they started investigating different approaches to composition. “There's something about taking serious
music not so seriously that lets you try lots of different things, from scholarly ways to almost ridiculous ideas, respecting all of them.” This openness and eclecticism is a hallmark of an unusual and remarkable ensemble. – Andy Hamilton
CALATO is an Argentine group with Javier Areal Vélez prepared guitar, Jorge Espinal prepared guitar, Agustín Genoud voice & Pablo Verón drums and MPC2500.
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