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Musikens Hus Goes Progressive

David Jackson (US)

Musician, composer and saxophonist for Van der Graaf Generator, David Jackson is an inspiration. He has worked right across the musical spectrum, with artists including Peter Gabriel, Keith Tippett and Howard Moody. Today he is primarily concerned with using technology to enable severely disabled people to make music - ideally music for performance. In 2008 he toured with Ettore Salati - guitars; Gigi Cavalli Cocchi - drums; Alex Carpani - keyboards; Marco Olivotto - bass, vocals.

In great demand both in the UK and overseas, for workshops for anything upwards of 100 players, David combines his expertise in conventional music and instruments (he collects handbells and unusual ethnic percussion) with his understanding of technol...

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Van Der Graaf Generator (UK)

Van der Graaf Generator is a progressive rock band formed in Manchester, England, United Kingdom. They were the first act signed to Charisma Records. The band achieved considerable success in Italy during the 1970s. In 2005 they embarked on a reunion, which continues to the present day.

The signature Van der Graaf Generator sound in the 1970s was a combination of Peter Hammill's distinctive and dynamic voice and David Jackson's electronically-treated saxophones, generally playing over thick chordal keyboard parts (such as Hammond organ and/or clavinet). Van der Graaf Generator albums tended to be darker in atmosphere than many of their prog-rock peers (a trait they shared with King Crimson, whose guitarist Robert Fripp guested...

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Alex Carpani Band (IT)

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