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Marino Pliakas (*1964)

 

    Guitars and Basses

Swiss/ Greek, lives in Zurich/Switzerland.

Studies in classical guitar at the Zurich Conservatory and history at the University of Zurich.

 

Concert tours throughout Europe (Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia/Hercegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Georgia, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Latvia, Lithuania, Makedonia, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Sweden, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom), USA, Canada, Brazil, Egypt, Israel, South Africa, Mozambique, China, Japan as a guitar and bass (upright and electr.) player in the fields of New Music, Jazz/ Improv, Avant-Rock.

 

Plays and played besides STEAMBOAT SWITZERLAND [with Dominik Blum and Lucas Niggli] and FULL BLAST [Broetzmann-Pliakas-Wertmueller] with KK.Null-Pliakas-Wertmueller, Stephan Wittwer (SLUDGE 2000/3000) and Wittwer-Pliakas-Wertmueller,  Mösiöblö, Die Firma (improvising string quartet); further collaborations with (choice) Caspar Broetzmann, Peter Broetzmann, John Cale, Nels Cline,  Holger Czukay, Jacques Demierre, David Dramm,  eRikm,  Peter Evans, Terry and Andy Ex, Flea, Nick Franglen, Christoph Gallio, Marian Gold, Mats Gustafsson, Keiji Haino, Sam Hayden, Kalle Kalima, KK.Null, Toshinori Kondo, Jaki Liebezeit, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Phil Minton, Mouse on Mars, Steve Noble, Norbert Moeslang, Larry Polansky, Josh Pollock, Felix Profos, Massimo Pupillo, Jim O'Rourke, Olaf Rupp, Ken Vandermark, Trevor Watts, Michael Wertmueller, Stephan Wittwer, Kenny Wollesen, Alan Wilkinson, Mars Williams, Otomo Yoshihide and many others.

 

Extra member of various avant-guard ensembles.

Various Swiss awards and commissions.

Politico-cultural activities (1998-2003 president of ISCM Zurich etc.).



 

Choice of festivals:

Vancouver (CAN): International Jazzfestival 2000, 2006, 2008 and 2011, Montreal (CAN): Suoni del Popolo 2011, Edmonton (CAN): International Jazz Festival 2011, Berlin (GER): MaerzMusik Festival 2007 and 2011, Berlin (GER): Clubtransmediale 2008 and 2011, Lucerne (CH): Lucerne Festival 2011, Bludenz (AUT): Jazztage Bludenz 2011, Wels (AUT): Unlimited 2011, Lisbon (POR): Jazz em Agosto 2010, Leipzig (GER): Leipziger Jazztage 2010, Dresden/Hellerau (GER): Tonlagen Festival 2010, Cologne (GER): Jazz Meeting WDR 2010, Albi (F): Rock in Opposition 2010, Tilburg (NL): Incubate 2010, PL-Lublin (PL)/Uzhgorod (UKR)/Lviv/Lemberg (UKR)/Ternopil(UKR)/Ivano-Frankivsk(UKR): JazzBez 2010, Krakow (POL): Autumn Jazz Festival 2006 and 2010, Budapest (H): Ujbuda Jazzfestival 2010, Zurich (CH): Zwei Tage Zeit 2010, Donaueschingen (GER): Donaueschinger Musiktage 2006 and 2010, Tokyo (JAP): Brötzfest 2009, Berlin (GER): Ultraschall 2009, Tel Aviv (ISR): Biennal 2009, Cerkno (SLO): Jazzfestival 2009, Belgrad (SCG): RingRing Festival 2003 and 2009, New York (USA): Vision Festival 2009, Munich (GER): Musica Viva 2009, Mulhouse (F): Festival  Météo 2009, Berlin (GER): Kreuztanbul Festival 2009, s'Hertogenbosch (NL): Novembermusic 2009, Lille (FRA): Festival Jazz en Nord 2008, Cologne (GER): Nozart Festival 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008, Cheltenham (UK): Jazzfestival 2008, Riga (LV): Sound Forest 2008, Victoria (CAN): Jazz Festival 2008, Calgary (CAN): International Jazzfestival 2008, Montreal (CAN): Festival International de Jazz 2008, Glauchau (GER): Internat. Jazzfest 2008, Winterthur (CH): Internationale Musikfestwochen 2008, Tampere (FIN): Jazz Happening 2005 and 2008, Mannheim (GER): Enjoy Jazz 2008, Berlin (GER): Berlin Jazzfest 2008, London (UK): London Jazz Festival 2008, Wuppertal (GER): Pina Bausch Tanztage 2008, Bratislava (SK): Next Music Festival 2008, Györ (H): Mediawave 2004 and 2007, Paris (F): Festival Sonic Protest 2007, Amsterdam (NL): Holland Festival 2007, Zagreb (HR): Nojazz Festival 2007, Monfalcone (I): All Frontiers 2007, Zurich (CH): Unerhoert 2007, Tel Aviv (ISR): Ha’Pzura Festival 2007, Huddersfield (UK): Contemporary Music Festival 2005 and 2007, Victoriaville (CAN): Festival Musique Actuelle 2006, Berlin (GER): Interface Festival 2006, Augsburg (GER): Mozartfestival 2006, Brno (CR): International Music Festival 2006, Alexandria (EGT): The Independent Music Festival 2006, Bologna (ITA): Angelica Festival 2006, Moers (GER): MOERS Festivals 1994, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2006, Lisbon (POR): Jazzfestival ForU 2006, Bingen (GER): Jazzfestival 2006, Victoria (CAN): Open Space Festival 2006, Victoriaville (CAN): Festival International de Musique Actuelle 2006, Grahamstown (RSA): Indaba New Music Festival 2006, Scheer (GER): Klangbad Festival 2006, Moscow (RUS): Long Arms Festival 2 and 3 2006, St.Petersburg (RUS): Aposition Festival 2006, Ludwigshafen (GER): Enjoy Jazz 2006,

Wroclaw (POL): Rura Jazz Festival 2006, Pau (F): Beta Project 2006, Uster (CH): Internat. PAM!-Festival 2005, Utrecht (NL)/Enschede (NL): cross-linX 5 2005, Rotterdam (NL): Worm/ Calypso Festival 2005, Poschiavo (CH): UNCOOL2005, London (UK): Patti Smith's Meltdown Festival 2005, Tbilissi (GEO): Peace-Harvest Festival 2005, Krakow (POL): AUDIOART, Int. Festival of Contemporary Music 2002 and 2005, Leeds (UK): Termite Club Festival 2005, Cologne (GER): Triennale 2004, Duedingen (CH): Kilbi Bad Bonn 2004, Colmar (F): Jazz Decouvertes 2004, Winnipeg (CAN) Send+Receive Festival 2004, Seattle (USA): Earshot Jazz Festival 2004, Ruesselsheim (GER): Festival Jazz in progress 2004, Dornbirn (A): Profiles Festival 2004, St.Petersburg (RUS): SKIF Festival 2002 and 2003, Kaunas (LIT): Kaunas Jazz Festival 2003, Budapest (H): X-Peripheria Festival 2003, Mulhouse (F): Festival de Jazz 2003, Ravensburg (GER): Jazzfestival 2003, Gent (B)/Essen (GER)/s'Hertogenbosch (NL): Novembermusic 2000 and 2003, Lugano (CH): Oggimusica Festival Rete2 2003, Cairo (EGT): Biennale 2003, Berne (CH): Taktlos 2002, Barcelona (E): LEM-Festival/L'Espai 2002, Bochum (GER): Open Systems Festival 2002, Eindhoven (NL): DisTronic Festival 2002, Oslo (N): Ultima Festival 2001, Utrecht (NL): Rumor-Festival 2001, Brussels (B): DOMINO Festival 2001, Ulrichsberg (AUT): Kaleidophon 2001, Zurich (CH): Tage für Neue Musik 2000, Amsterdam (NL): Gaudeamus Festival 1999, Biel (CH): Ear We Are 1999, Den Haag (NL): Thunderclaps Festival 1996, etc.

 

More informations on http://www.marinopliakas.com

 

Discography:

Brand new!

FULL BLAST & FRIENDS [Brötzmann-Pliakas-Wertmüller + Ken Vandermark, Thomas Heberer, Dirk Rothbrust], "Sketches and Ballads" (Trost, TR107, 2011, CD/Vinyl)

 

new! STEAMBOAT SWITZERLAND / FELIX PROFOS, Get out of my Room, (GROB 961 , 2010)

new! FULL BLAST + FRIENDS [Brötzmann-Pliakas-Wertmüller + Keiji Haino, Peter Evans, Mars Williams], "Crumbling Brain" (Okka, 2010, Vinyl only!)

new! FULL BLAST [Brötzmann-Pliakas-Wertmüller], Black Hole & Live in Tampere (2CD, Atavistic, ALP187CD-X, 2009)

 

RUPP-PLIAKAS-WERTMUELLER, Too much is not enough, (FMP 135, 2009)

STEAMBOAT SWITZERLAND, "Zone 2" (GROB 859, 2007)

Mösiöblö, " Ample Food ", Percaso 27 (CH, 2007)

Limited numbered bootleg CD edition: FULL BLAST [Brötzmann-Pliakas-Wertmüller], "Farewell Tonic", Live at Tonic Club NYC, April 11 2008 [rec. Bruno Soria, Ulrich Petereit] - Only available directly from the artists! SOLD OUT!!

BROETZMANN-PLIAKAS-WERTMUELLER [FULL BLAST], "Full Blast" (CD, Jazzwerkstatt jw001, 2006, ITM/fmp publish.)

STEAMBOAT SWITZERLAND, "Wertmueller" (CD, GROB 655, 2005)



STEAMBOAT SWITZERLAND/Pierre Huyghe(F)/Tyler Whisnand(USA), SSCL214 (DVD, ‘loud&clear’, Bifrons/Amsterdam 2002)


STEAMBOAT SWITZERLAND, "Budapest" (CD, GROB 315, 2001)


STEAMBOAT SWITZERLAND, "ac/dB[hayden]" (CD, GROB 316, 2001)


STEAMBOAT SWITZERLAND, "ac/dB[hayden]" Vinyl, limited edition

STEAMBOAT SWITZERLAND, "unknown song/zone" (feat. Simone Vollenweider, voc.), 7"-Vinyl-Single 


STEAMBOAT SWITZERLAND, "The Box" ( MULTIGROB 001, 2001 - limited edition!!):


"Budapest", "ac/dB[hayden]" plus "unknown song/zone"-Single plus Photos etc. in exclusive box

Mösiöblö, "à Robert Filliou", Percaso 19 (CH, 2001)

Die Firma [et alt.], "WIM - Radio Days", stv/asm 001 (CH, 1999)

STEAMBOAT SWITZERLAND, "Live" (Unit 4104, 1998)

SLUDGE 2000 [et alt.], "The Field Recordings 3", X-OR FR3 (NL, 1996)


 



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