Richard Scott & Thomas Lehn / Maurizio Ravalico


THOMAS LEHN & RICHARD SCOTT – analogue synthesizers

Developed parallel to his work as a pianist, since the early 1990s Thomas Lehn´s major and widely reknown work has been performing and producing live-electronic music. Rooted in the experience of a wide spectrum of musical fields based on his background as an interpreting and improvising pianist in classical-, contemporary and jazz-music and having been involved in numerous other projects like music theatre, dance, multi-media, studio pre-/post-production etc., he has been developing an individual ‘language’ of electronic music.
The electronic equipment he uses consists of analogue synthesizers of the late 1960s, and since 1994 in particular the Synthi A modular analogue synthesizer combined with the DK-2 keyboard, both developed and produced by the British company EMS in the late 1960ies.
Richard Scott is an English free improvising musician and electroacoustic composer living in Berlin working with electronics including modular synthesizers and controllers such as the Buchla Thunder and Lightning. He has been composing and performing for over 25 years, recently working with Evan Parker, Jon Rose, Richard Barrett, Kazuhisa Uchihashi, Shelley Hirsch, Ute Wassermann, Axel Doerner, Audrey Chen, Frank Gratkowski and his own Lightning Ensemble. He studied free improvisation in the 1980s with John Stevens, saxophone with Elton Dean and Steve Lacy, and more recently electroacoustic composition with David Berezan and Ricardo Climent. He has had performed at concerts all over Europe, had several pieces featured at at the International Conference of Computer Music.
In a career spanning over 25 years, Maurizio Ravalico has explored, and maintained inter-breeding interests in musical expressions as diverse as funk, rock, 20th century composition, centro-american and Brazilian music, free-form improvisation, contemporary jazz and the so-called “experimental music” of the 20th century and beyond. His eclecticism and versatility as a percussionist is probably best indexed by a selection of his collaborations: Jamiroquai, Paul McCartney, Jesus Alemani, Snowboy, Alex Wilson, Dennis Rollins, Greg Osby, Kaidi Tatham, Dego McFarland, Finn Peters, Dele Sosimi, John Edwards, Steve Beresford, Oren Marshall, Shabaka Huchkins, Andrea Parkins, and the choreographers Lea Anderson, Bill T.Jones, Maja Garcìa and Jane Turner.