Maggie Nicols/Mark Wastell/Matilda Rolfsson (UK/SE)
Mark Wastell / Maggie Nicols / Matilda Rolfsson is an Anglo-Scandinavian trio coming together exclusively for All Ears!
A true veteran of the British free music scene, Maggie Nicols joined London’s legendary Spontaneous Music Ensemble in 1968 as a free improvisation vocalist, and from then a lifetime of performing and recording challenging and beautiful works, either in collaborations with a range of artists as well as solo.
Mark Wastell is a versatile improvising musician who has played a central role in the British improvised music scene for over a quarter of a century. He is also Confront record label boss, which has a catalogue of over 150 releases.
Rolfsson is a Swedish percussionist based in Trondheim, at the moment devoted to her artistic research-project where she deepens her artistic praxis in the field of interdisciplinary interplay between music and dance in free- improvisation.
The Wastell/Nicols duo recently emerged before our eyes, and Rolfsson has played with both of them before in different projects, so All Ears were eager to ask if they could do a trio for us, only imagining the beatifully combined textures and distinct sounds coming from each of them.