Two extraordinary guitarists join forces in the field of 'integral music',the type of musicAspen Edities - of which guitarist Ruben Machtelinckx is one of the driving forces - so likes to explore. Both Machtelinckx' and Rastens' music is situated on the borderline between jazz, folk and contemporary music, in which they make inventive use of space and silence. Machtelinckx, who won a Klara Award for Best Jazz CD of the Year with Porous Structures, will experiment with intonation and the integration of several guitars at the same time during this special evening with Rasten.
Not a band this time, but a label. Aspen Edities is a small, independent record house that has put itself on the map with beautifully crafted releases. The music moves between jazz and improvisation, contemporary classical, pop or folk influences, and electronics. This label night combines regulars with additional combinations of musicians from the close and slightly less close surroundings of Aspen.