They met in The Netherlands where they collaborated in a project with Peter Ablinger (Black Series) and Richard Barrett (electoracustic improvisations). After first meetings they started a long term relation working in common projects or supporting each others in individuals one.
The first piece composed was presented at Stuido Loos (The Hague, 2014) based on electronic processes reacting to drums (through contact mics). Then some pieces as “Miles Aways” or “Autoengaño Nº1” came from individuals projects but with a strong influence from both of them.
1LL0~is the live concert proposal they have been working on lately. This proposal combines the collaborative pieces they developed the last years, with new pieces thought exclusively for this duo project.
Guillermo Almo Martín Viana
A really versatile musician, playing drums in a wide range of styles (from jazz to contemporary music) being part from different ensembles. He has played in music festivals from The Netherlands, Korea, Mexico, Japan or Italy. His music is characterised by an eclectic taste for creating new sounds in the drums, and an ability to compose live structures in free improvisations. Groove is always present.
He is known from combining his music career with his visual art projects, creating performances that show both sides of him.
JuanLu is currently experimenting with the boundaries between traditional instruments (either soloists or ensembles), performance techniques and technology. His work is frequently based on extended instruments (adding embodied sensors to traditional instruments) and analysis of electronic processes, which he uses as material for structuring his compositional ideas.
In 2014, after concluding his bachelor studies at the Conservatory of Málaga (CSMM), he moved to The Netherlands to study Sonology and Master in Composition in the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. Nowadays, he is teaching at Conservatorio Martín Tenllado.
He has has collaborated with ensembles such as the Neue Ensemble , QME, Ensemble Klang, Trio Zukan…and in events which include the HF (Amsterdam), Gaudeamus (Utrecht), Mixtur (Barcelona), Fundación Juan March (Madrid), Música en Segura (Jaén), or Kilkenny Music Festival (Ireland).