>The nice thing about having Alzheimers Disease is that you only need to know one joke and it's funny every time you hear it. And the music, everything becomes fresh.<
Three people playing music live and direct, hit and run, without previous rehearsal. Direct communication, direct channeling, direct challenging. Without goal, but with clear direction.
Tomaž Grom - double bass, effects, electronics
Matjaž Manček - electric guitar, effects
Marjan Stanič - drums, percussion
Alzheimer Trio started its activity in October 2005, and have been playing regular freely improvised concerts in various clubs in Slovenia and Italy ever since.
Grom, Manček and Stanič have also been playing together for the past two years as members of Bast Collective and Lolita Libre projects, as well as in various other
improvised music projects. With Lolita and Lolita Libre projects, they have also played with Jessica Lurie, Amy Denio, The Tiptons, Ventzislav Blagoev and Axel Dörner, among others.
As Alzheimer Trio they have perfomed improvised sessions with Anthony Pateras, Robin Fox, Will Guthrie, Ferran Fages, Jean-Philippe Gross, among others.
Studied double bass on Brucknerconservatory in Linz, but he learned the most from private lessons and workshops with highly respected teachers (David Friesen, Barre Phillips, Gerry Hemingway, Peter Kowald, Marc Abrams ...). He is playing a lot of different music styles but lately mostly improvised music. He is practicing extended techniques on double bass, using electronic instruments and the combination of both. He played on different recording sessions and produced two author records: La passion de Jeanne d'Arc (solo double bass) and Double (with Slovenian composer Tao G.Vrhovec Sambolec). He composed music for over thirty theatre-film-puppet-dance performances.
Started its musical path as clarinet player in local brass band, soon switched to guitar and noise-rock group Štirje pravi dedci. Few years ago started to collaborate with jazz-rock band Lolita and impro-jazz project Lolita Libre. Recently mostly occupied as member of experimental/multimedia music project BAST. Since 1996 involved in various music-related activities and actions: music editor, journalist and dj at Radio Student, club dj, promoter, organizer of various festivals and music series (rock, improv, electronic), editor of experimental electronic label rx:tx, coordinator of series of impro events at club Gromka,.
Plays drums and percussion. Student of south slavonic and balkan studies. "In love" with Balkan, oriental, Mediterranean music, percussion, food...
Start playing drums in HC group Kmechka Godba in 1991. Now member of jazz-rock band Lolita, shoto kan karate ansamble Zhoambo Zhoet Workestrao, theater group Chompe, Bast Collective, gipsy fusion Amala and playing also in macedonia with the band Foltin.
Runs workshops for drums and percussion/world music.
Alzheimer Trio - live at gromka part II.mp3 (9,5Mb) >>