The elegant British guitarist meets the electro-Portuguese violinist.
Derek Bailey (29 January 1930 – 25 December 2005) was an English avant-garde guitarist and figure in the free improvisation movement. Bailey abandoned conventional performance techniques found in jazz, exploring atonality, noise, and whatever unusual sounds he could produce with the guitar. Much of his work was released on his own label Incus Records. In addition to solo work, Bailey collaborated frequently with other musicians and recorded with collectives such as Spontaneous Music Ensemble and Company.
Carlos Zíngaro (or Carlos “Zíngaro” Alves, born December 15, 1948 in Lisbon, Portugal) is a Portuguese violinist and electronic musician active in free improvisation. Zingaro was a founding member and director of the Lisbon art gallery Cómicos from 1984 till 1990, and his work has been exhibited, awarded several prizes for his illustration, comics and paintings, samples of which can be seen on a number of CD sleeves. Since 2002 he is the founder and president of experimental arts / music association GRANULAR.