Fulminate Trio is a union of astonishing improvisers who create vast soundscapes with guitar, double-bass, drums and effects that would make jazz aficionados best pals with Stockhausen and the great contemporary composers. Not to mention a Buffy Sainte-Marie tune thrown in for good measure.
Anders Nilsson is a Swedish New York-based guitarist/composer/improviser. He primarily plays electric guitar, but also standard acoustic guitar and a nylon 11-string alto guitar designed by Georg Bohlin. His musical output spans wide over the musical spectrum: from solo guitar shows (as recorded on “Night Guitar”), Anders Nilsson Group (a rhythmically oriented band in NYC), Anders Nilsson’s AORTA (a jazz-rock type band in Sweden), to co-leading Fulminate Trio together with percussionist Michael Evans and bassist Ken Filiano, Hot & Cold (guitar duo with Aaron Dugan), and Exposed Blues Duo with vocalist Fay Victor, to being featured as special guest in other settings. He moved to New York in 2000 after having received jazz and classical guitar training and having worked as a musician and guitar teacher in Sweden for a number of years. He has since performed and/or recorded with many musicians associated with the blues/jazz/experimental paradigm like Sabir Mateen, Raoul Björkenheim and Gerald Cleaver (in Kalabalik), Eugene Chadbourne, Paquito D’Rivera, William Parker, Elliot Sharp, Fay Victor Ensemble, poets John Sinclair, Bonnie Barnett, art-metal band Angelblood. Always into interdisciplinary interaction, he has collaborated with Butoh artist Akira Kasai and theatre director Doris Mirescu and video artist Arrien Zinghini. Nilsson’s work as a composer includes music for short films, dance performances, theatre plays, as well as a book of over 70 compositions including brief to epic works ranging from solo guitar pieces to large experimental ensemble works. Many of these works have been released on several acclaimed albums.
Ken Filiano is an American jazz and orchestral bassist based in Brooklyn, New York. Since the 1970s, Filiano has played or recorded with Anthony Braxton, Fred Ho, Nels Cline, Bill Dixon, Fay Victor, and many others. Filiano is on the teaching roster at the New School in New York, and is a guest artist lecturer at the School of Visual Arts and Hunter College. He teaches master classes in bass and improvisation, and has a private bass studio in Brooklyn.
Michael Evans is an improvising drummer/percussionist/ thereminist/composer whose work investigates and embraces the collision of sound and theatrics.While his primary instrument is an unconventionally altered drumset, his work with unusual sound sources includes found objects, homemade instruments, the theremin and various digital and homemade analog electronics.