English

Maurizio Abate is a self-taught guitarist who’s been active since the early 2000s with an instinctive approach to experimentation and always in connection with the deep power of the sounds.
Constantly looking for new forms of expression, he is committed to shape the blues, folk and psychedelic tradition in a personal and unique way. Driven by a strong fascination for stringed instruments, Abate started performing live in 2006, playing electric guitar in a style ranging from free-from, noise and ambient and after being involved in some impro-psychedelic projects (Eternal Zio, Neokarma Jooklo, Golden Cup, Rella the woodcutter, BeMyDelay) he has developed a new live performance, based on a processed hurdy-gurdy, harmonica and electronics through which he creates meditative, forlorn, ritual soundscapes.

At the end of 2013, he curated the preview screenings of the documentary “In Search of Blind Joe Death: The Saga of John Fahey”, by the Canadian director James Cullingham, all over Italy, giving occasional solo performances on guitar before selected screenings. This experience informed “Loneliness Desire and Revenge”, an LP on Black Sweat Records, which documents the transition from electric sound and practices of improvisation to instrumental songwriting for acoustic fingerstyle guitar.
Besides to his solo activities he collaborates with other musicians for live or recording projects

Over the years he has collaborated with: David Vanzan and Virginia Genta (Jooklo duo), Kawabata Makoto (Acid Mother Temple), Luca Massolin (Golden Cup), Ricky Biondetti and Ale de Zan (In Zaire), Jeremie Sauvage and Mathieu Tilly (France), Paolo Pascolo and Andrea Gullo (Reset), Giorgio Pacorig, Marcella Riccardi ( Bemydelay ), Al Doum and the Faryds, Rella the Woodcutter, Canedicoda, Alberto Boccardi, Matteo Uggeri, Claudio Rocchetti, Squadra Omega.
..and shared the stage with: Sir Richard Bishop, Marisa Anderson, Josef Van Wissem, Tom Carter, Above the tree, Dora Bleu, Califone, Massimo Volume,Cannibal Movie, MaiMaiMai, Drekka, Embryo, InZaire, MV/EE, Eric Chenaux and other
In 2009 and 2010 he's also been a music collaborator for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, having the honour to perform on "Nearly Ninety" together with Takehisa Kosugi and John Paul Jones.

He has participate in more than 20 records published by Alt Vinyl, Black Sweat, Conspiracy Records, Troglosound, Qbico, 8mm Records, Holidays, Boring Machines, Tulip, Yervan Tapes, Sloow Tapes.

Italiano

Chitarrista autodidatta attivo sin dai primi anni duemila, si caratterizza per un approccio istintivo alla sperimentazione sempre connesso con la primigenia intensità del suono.
In continua ricerca di nuove forme espressive per definire una personale interpretazione della materia blues e psichedelica e mosso da una particolare fascinazione per gli strumenti a corda, inizia l'attività live nel 2006 proponendo set di chitarra elettrica tra free form , noise e ambient e dopo varie esperienze in formazioni impro psichedeliche (Eternal Zio, Neokarma Jooklo, Golden Cup, Rella the woodcutter, BeMyDelay) elabora un nuovo set basato sull'utilizzo di una ghironda processata, armonica ed elettronica per creare paesaggi sonori psichedelici meditativi, desertici e rituali.

Alla fine del 2013 organizza una serie di proiezioni in anteprima italiana del documentario "In Search of Blind Joe Death: The Saga of John Fahey" del regista canadese James Cullingham e sfrutta l'occasione di suonare in apertura in alcune di queste proiezioni per misurarsi con la scrittura di brani per chitarra acustica;
da quello studio nascono i brani di "Loneliness Desire and Revenge", LP uscito su Black Sweat Records a Novembre 2015 che documenta il passaggio da pratiche improvvisative e sonorità elettriche ad un songwriting strumentale per sola chitarra acustica.
Parallelemente all'attività solista collabora con altri musicisti per progetti live o discografici.

Negli anni ha collaborato con: David Vanzan and Virginia Genta (Jooklo duo), Kawabata Makoto (Acid Mother Temple), Luca Massolin (Golden Cup), Ricky Biondetti e Ale de Zan (In Zaire), Jeremie Sauvage e Mathieu Tilly (France), Paolo Pascolo e Andrea Gullo (Reset), Giorgio Pacorig, Marcella Riccardi ( Bemydelay ), Al Doum and the Faryds, Rella the Woodcutter, Canedicoda, Alberto Boccardi, Matteo Uggeri, Claudio Rocchetti, Squadra Omega.
..e condiviso il palco con: Sir Richard Bishop, Marisa Anderson, Josef Van Wissem, Tom Carter, Above the tree, Dora Bleu, Califone, Massimo Volume,Cannibal Movie, MaiMaiMai, Drekka, Embryo, InZaire, MV/EE, Eric Chenaux e altri.
In 2009 and 2010 ha collaborato con la Merce Cunningham Dance Company, partecipando alla rappresentazione di "Nearly Ninety" al fianco di Takehisa Kosugi e di John Paul Jones.

Ha partecipato a più di 30 dischi pubblicati da Alt Vinyl, Black Sweat, Conspiracy Records, Troglosound, Qbico, 8mm Records, Holidays, Boring Machines, Tulip, Yervan Tapes, Sloow Tapes,Time Released Sound.