Guillaume Gargaud (Born in France in 1979) is a composer and improvisational guitarist. He has released fifteen albums and composed soundtracks for contemporary dance. He has collaborated with "Conserveries Mémorielles" (Quebec) Light Cone (Paris, experimental cinema), "The Future Ethnic Comparative Research Lab" (Paris), S.Lascaux (Lecturer, University of Le Havre), "Two Sequana (Contemporary Art,Paris) F.Barabino (Buenos Aires), Jack Wright (US), Raymond Alan Kaczynski, Mike Majkowski,(Berlin), Zachary Darrup (US) Pied Nu (FR) and many more.
Some places where he has played last year, Mixtur Festival "Barcelona", Colchester Arts Center, WIN "Zürich", Sonoscopia "Porto", Overtoom 301 "Amsterdam", Skolska 28 "Prague", Quiet Violence Festival "Berlin" Denkodrom "Essen" Kaunas in art Festical "Lithuania", The house art Ostrava, Oslo10 "Basel", MuMa Art Center "France", USA & Canada Tour …
He lives in Le Havre in France where he also teaches music.
Recording session for the first album
Guillaume Gargaud- Guitar Speet $ilex- Drums
ZKRAAP is the latest manifestation of improvisational rock and free jazz drumming. The avant-garde free jazz has a small following, however it has made an impression in the music world. Rock musicians are very knowledgeable about other musical genres. Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, for example, has worked with several free jazz artists. Electric guitarist, Guillaume Gargaud takes this concept even further via his long melodic excursions, while drummer, Speet Silex, is exploring via free jazz drumming. ZKRAAP is a highly combustible duo that grabs the audience and doesn’t let go. They maintain the high energy free jazz approach at length, gradually, returning to the earth to more familiar surroundings. For those that like adventurous music, look no further than this exciting duo – ZKRAAP!
Speet $ilex (1984/Le Havre-FR) Musician & Visual Artist Since 2000.
$ilex play as Drummer, Bassist, Guitarist, Banjo Player & Sound$ Investigator in different kind of music bands gathering grind-core to country, noise to uncategorized.Releases dozen albums & K7 tape$ in own label "Silex Tape Show". He met on the road different artists like Charogne Stone, I'd m theft able, Jean-François Pauvros, H.A.K., Jean-Jacques Tachdjian, Jacques Brodier...
Speet $ilex played in France/Europe/Canada/USA...
Marc Edwards from New York
Free Jazz/Noise Rock Drummer