Fritz Welch & Olivier Di Placido
Olivier Di Placido is a french guitarist. Over the years he has developed an absolutely unique approach to his instrument, playing it like a turntable, a synthesizer or a gamelan orchestra. Interested in discovering all the possibilities of the guitar, including the most hidden ones, Olivier has literally invented a new hybrid instrument, with unfixed neck and moving pick-up.
Di Placido has performed throughout Europe for over a decade, collaborating with musicians and improvisers such as Mario De Vega, Arnaud Riviere, Tony Buck, Anthea Caddy, Ruben Patino, Basile Ferriot and many others.
Fritz Welch is a drummer, percussionist and vocalist determined to stretch the escalator of possibilities into the bloodshot eye of results. He is or has been a member of Asparagus Piss Raindrop, Brittle Hammer Trio, Drummer's Corpse, FvRTvR, Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra, Irritating Horse Eye, Ki, Lambs Gamble, Not Us, Tripping Landlocked Infidels, Peeesseye, Reel Speed Artist, The Final Five, W!77iN6 and With Lumps. He has played with Blood Stereo, Chris Heenan, Evan Parker, Crank Sturgeon, Liene Rozite, Daniel Carter, Julia Scott, Jazzfinger, John Butcher, Joke Lanz, Stephen O'Malley, Maya Dunietz, Michael Vorfeld, Eric Boros, Tony Conrad and Usurper among many others. He has made performance pieces with Moya Michael, Iain Campbell F-W, Ultimate Dancer, Paige Martin and Juliette Mapp. A longtime Brooklynite of Texas origins, he is now based in Glasgow.