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MeetFactory, o. p. s.
Ke Sklárně 3213/15
150 00 Praha 5


Opening hours:
13:00 do 20:00 + based on evening program

Festival Alternativa| 2nd day

Ke Sklárně 3213/15, Praha MeetFactory

2. 11. 19:00

Spill (DE/AU)

Spill is the Berlin-based duo of Magda Mayas on piano and clavinet and Tony Buck on drums/percussion, formed in 2003. They have, to date, released 3 albums as the duo, and have collaborated with John Butcher on the UnSounds label release Plume as well as with American bassist Damon Smith on the CD Spill Plus (on the Nuscope label).

Over the past 20 years, Magda Mayas has developed a vocabulary utilizing both the inside as well as the exterior parts of the piano, using amplification, preparations and objects that become extensions of the instrument itself. Mayas explores textural, linear sound collage, and has developed a set of techniques that draw on the history of prepared and inside piano vocabulary, but are highly individualized and expand the language for internal piano music making.

Tony Buck is regarded as one of Australia’s most creative and adventurous exports, with vast experience across the globe. As a drummer, percussionist, improviser, guitarist, video maker and producer, he has been involved in a highly diverse array of projects but is probably best known around the world as a member of the trio “The Necks”.

Tony and Magda have been playing all over Europe, the USA, Australia and Lebanon and, for a three month period in the summer 2016, were together on a artist residence program at Villa Aurora in Los Angeles. November 2017 sees Tony join Magda for a 10 day period during her residency at Montalvo Arts Center in California, where they have worked on new SPILL recordings.

Fake the Facts (AT/SE)

Picking up where he left off with this year’s Akita and Jim O’Rourke hook-up One Bird Two Bird, Swedish sax dynamo Mats Gustafsson collaborates here with dieb13 (turntables, cigar box) and Martin Siewert (guitars, ring stinger, electronics). Stitched together from live and studio sessions, (Fake) The Facts is a glorious assault on the ears, and on everything else: a dense wall of noise and power electronics so full-on it that it becomes almost meditative; repeat listens reveal the trio to be exploring deeper, more complex internal dynamics than is initially obvious. It’s no easy ride, but it’s a hugely satisfying one: Gustafsson really is in the form of his life at the moment, and for those seeking an extreme, full-body sonic experience we can’t recommend (Fake) The Facts highly enough.

Mats Gustafsson // saxophones, shaker, saxophone-generated ambient noise

dieb13 // turntables, klopfer

Martin Siewert // guitar, ring stinger, electronics.

The Elks (DE)

"Beware, those Elks are exploiting their instruments for no good. While Marta and Billy seem to have gotten it all wrong regarding their very strange collection of machinery, it's just a careless abuse how Liz and Kai handle their horns. And what about this movie they are screening there - who could recognize a single thing? (Ah, they say it's abstract - what a poor excuse.) It really bums me out, that people actually pay to see this. What a complete and utter waste." –

Liz Allbee // trumpet, preparations

Kai Fagaschinski // clarinet

Billy Roisz // electronics, e-bass

Marta Zapparoli // tapes, reel-to-reel tape machine, devices

Frisk a Ken Ganfield (CZ/US)

Freejazz improvisation, jazzcore with noise elements and and pinch of finno-ugric folk. Trio FRISK from the Pardubice town hold onto shape and structure of loose compositions in attempt not to disappear in a massive noise avalanche. Cracked drums of Vít Hoiger, solid shield of saxophone by Zdeněk Závodný and František Václavík's guitar hitting around as a huge electro-mace. Meanwhile, Ken Ganfield, Prague-based American sound experimentator and improviser, appears in a much more precise and delicate, almost surgical way. During his shows he's working mostly with modular synthesizers, creating aleatory composition of different sound and styles. He is also well-known as a passionate and a bit mysterious collector of all kinds of electronic widgets, home-made gadgets and surprising hacks. So the crucial question before the show is: what has he brought for tonight?

Vít Hoigr // drums

Zdeněk Závodný // saxophone

František Václavík // guitar

Ken Ganfield // electronics

Klapper / Hodgkinson /Jørgens (CZ/UK/DK)

Martin Klapper, Czech multimedia artist combining languages of visual art, music and film, will perform on the stage of the third Alternativa night along with Tim Hodgkinson, founder of the radical band Henry Cow and an avid anthropologist with passion for Siberian planes, and Peter Ole Jørgens, a key figure of Danish improvisation scene mesmerized by ethnic musical instruments and fusions of free jazz and world music. Having met 20 years ago as members of European Improvisers Orchestra, they have reunited in spring 2016 and formed a trio.

Martin Klapper // devices

Tim Hodkingson // saxophone

Peter Ole Jørgens // drums

19:00 The Elks (DE)
20:00  Klapper / Hodgkinson /Jørgens (CZ/UK/DK)
21:00 Spill (DE/AUS)
22:00 Frisk & Ken Ganfield (CZ/US)
23:00 Fake the Facts (AT/SE)

250 Kč (+ presale fees)  na and
350 Kč at doors

The show is promoted by Unijazz. If you have any questions, please contact