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August 2009, the special unit ACID MOTHERS GURU GURU GONG performed at Zappanale 20 in Germany.
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The picture on the right was taken at the Zappanale concert in Bad Doberan, Germany.
-- peter van laarhoven
GUY SEGERS BIOGRAPHY:
1965 - Start to play the bass.
1968 - Plays in various local rock bands.
1970 - Meets Roger TRIGAUX with whom I form an
innovative rock group with our own compositions.
1973 - Birth of the group "NECRONOMICON" with
Roger TRIGAUX, Daniel DENIS, Claude DERON and Guy DENIS. Playing our own
compositions, mostly influenced by Tony WILLIAMS "LIFETIME",
"MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA", Miles DAVIS and Manfred MANN's "CHAPTER
THREE", among others.
1974 - Creation of the group "UNIVERS ZERO"
(http://www.myspace.com/universzerounofficial) with Daniel DENIS, Roger TRIGAUX,
Claude DERON, Vincent MOTOULLE, Patrick HANAPPIER and John VAN RYMENANT.
1978 - Play with the "WIM BIG BAND" with Fred
VAN HOVE" including occasional guests such as Peter BRÖTZMANN
(http://www.myspace.com/peterbrotzmann), Evan PARKER, Peter KOWALD, Albert
MANGELSDORF, and numerous Belgian musicians including some of UNIVERS ZERO.
1978 - First concerts abroad with UNIVERS ZERO,
including reunion concerts with the French band "ART ZOYD"
1979 - Live concert with the experimenal project
"MUSIQUE FLEXIBLE", including Marc HOLLANDER, Vincent KENIS, Denis VAN
HECKE, Franck WUYTS.
1979 - Recording the second UNIVERS ZERO album "Hérésie"
with Daniel DENIS, Roger TRIGAUX, Patrick HANAPPIER and Michel BERCKMANS,
followed by a European tour.
1981 - Recording of the third UNIVERS ZERO album
"Ceux Du Dehors" with Michel BERCKMANS, Patrick HANAPPIER, Andy KIRK,
Daniel DENIS, and Thierry ZABOITZEFF, Jean-Luc AIMÉ, Jean DEBEFVE, Ilona CHALE
as guests, followed by a European tour.
1981 - Played in the electric jazz group
"DEFORMATION" including Alain ROCHETTE and Daniel DENIS.
1982 - Tour with the group "PRESENT", with
Roger TRIGAUX, daniel DENIS and Alain ROCHETTE.
1982 - Recording the one side single vinyl
"Triomphe Des Mouches" by UNIVERS ZERO and tour with the band.
1982 - Recording of "Influences" a title by
UNIVERS ZERO on a compilation for "Recommended Records" with among
others, Robert WYATT, The RESIDENTS and ARTZOYD.
1983 - Recording of "Crawling Wind" a UNIVERS
ZERO extended single and touring with the band.
1983 - Meet and jam with KRÄLDJURSANSTALTEN in Sweden.
1983 - Co-founder of the improvisation group
"LIQUIDATION TOTALE" with Daniel DENIS, Franck WUYTS and Michel
DELORY, playing a kind of Tony Williams - Miles Davis direction.
1984 - Start mail exchange of work on tape cassette
with the American band "CARTOON".
1985 - Plays with the group INTERACTIONS including Mark
BOGAERTS and Garrett LIST
1986 - Recorded as guest on "Happy Accidents"
CD from the group "RASCAL REPORTERS"
1986 - Plays with PRINCESSE MANSIA M'BILA's Congolese
1987 - Plays with the punk rock group HU-YENG
1988 - Plays with "THE MORTON FORK GANG",
with Geoff LEIGH, Joe HIGHAM, Daniel STOKART, Jan KUIJKEN, Mark BOGAERTS and
1989 - Plays with the Celtic Folk band SUZIE SOFTWARE
& The PERIPHERALS with Alan WARD ex UNIVERS ZERO violinist, but also Michael
DEVLIN, steve SHAW and Suzette O'BRIEN on vocals.
1989 - Plays in concert with the group X-LEGGED SALLY.
1990 - Release of "Toujours Plus A L' Est" by
UNIVERS ZERO on a compilation called "Enneade", with amonst others,
the group MAGMA
1990 - Rejoins the ethnic-jazz group GALILEO'S LEFT
WING with Luk MISHALLE, Danny DE CORT and Dirk WACHTELAER
1990 - Rejoins the group ANOUK & COMMENTS.
1990 - Participates to a few concerts with the mega
group THE SIMPLETONES including numerous Belgian and English musicians.
1991 - Founds ARGONOTE with Alan WARD, a management
agency principally focused on promoting Belgian artists.
1991 - Playing with the somewhat sarcastic /
"tongue in cheek" band NEW VIVOLA, with compositions and direction(s)
by Johan DE SMET
1992 - Creates CARBON 7 a record company with Alan
1992 - Plays with X-LEGGED SALLY, this time including
Pierre VERVLOESEM and Jean-Luc PLOUVIER.
1993 - Play and produce the CD "Live" from
GALILEO'S LEFT WIND.
1993 - Play a few titles on Daniel DENIS' solo album
"Les Eaux Troubles"
1994 - Creation of "CARBON 7 Distribution"
1994 - Becomes member of the Rock group "GUTS
!", including Fabienne VANDENPLAS, Arianne PLUMEREL, Luc VAN LIESHOUT, Eric
LEMAÎTRE, Matvei BILIS, and Thierry CARCAN.
1994 - Play bass on the CD "Each In Our Own
Thoughts" by Tim HODGKINSON including some unreleased titles from HENRY COW
with Dagmar KRAUSE on vocals, but also Chris CUTLER, Lindsay COOPER, Bill
GILONIS, Rick WILSON among others.
1994 - Produce and plays as guest on "Home
Made", the first Pierre VERVLOESEM" solo album.
1995 - Releases "Onde Crépusculaire", a
composition initially written for Univers Zéro, on a compilation by "Cuneïform
Records", under the name of DOCTOR ZERO, with the participation of the
group DOCTOR NERVE.
1995 - Participates in the reforming of the group
PRESENT with Roger TRIGAUX, Daniel DENIS and Réginald TRIGAUX.
1996 - Produce and play bass on "Ardense" the
first CD from rock band "GUTS!", with vocals in French.
1996 - Rebirth of UNIVERS ZERO with Daniel DENIS, Andy
KIRK, Marianne DENOÏA and Kaat DE WINDT
1997 - Play a unique concert with UNIVERS ZERO at
Victoriaville Festival in Quebec - Canada.
1997 - Play with Andy KIRK & The Heatmakers a very
good cover band with a mixed repertoire including Andy's compositions and songs
from Peter Gabriel, Police, Pink Floyd, U2, Deep Purple, Simple minds, and jimi
Hendrix among others.
1998 - Play bass on the CD "Certitudes" by
1998 - Play a few gigs live with FAITH.
2000 - Start composing new material with the aim to
bring out a solo CD.
2002 - Produce and play bass on the CD "Grosso
Modo" from Pierre VERVLOESEM, with Peter VANDENBERGHE ..boards, Charles
HAYWARD on drums, and Peter VERMEERSCH as guest on Clarinets.
Partly composed, and partly improvised, a successful
way of keeping intact the energy of live music.
2005 - Play a live concert as guest with KK NULL
electronic devices, Seijiro MURAYAMA on drums and Eric LEMAÎTRE on guitar.
2006 - Play bass, and do some vocals on Modified
Reality by Franck BALESTRACCI, produced and released on my label. This is the
first work thru the channel of internet. I recorded myself as well than the
guitarist and the violist at home, and send it to Franck who finalised the all
work at home as well.
2007 - Played as guest on Acoustic Camera by Karl Off
aswell than Dirk DESCHEEMAEKER, Jan KUIJKEN, George VAN DAM, Charles LOOS, Félix
SIMTAINE, Jean-Louis RASINFOSSE
2007 - Played as guest on "Agakuk" a
composition by Henry KRUTZEN on which I worked a personnal bass line. Also
Morgan AGREN and Réginald TRIGAUX appear as guests on this track. It will be on
the next FINNEGANS WAKE album.
2007 - Played as guest on 2 compositions that will be
on the next 48 CAMERAS album.
2007 - Played live as guest with SIBEL and her band. A
repertoir made of Turkish music.
2007 - Played on a composition by Brian BURMANN for a
2007 - Played on a compostion by Nick GREY that will be
released on a next album.
2008 - Played live for two concerts with Yoshida
TATSUYA from RUINS, and Kawabata MAKOTO from ACID MOTHER TEMPLE
2008 - Join a new band under the name of PURPLE VISHNU,
with Michel DELVILLE (Synth-Guitar), Frank VAN DER KOOIJ (Acoustic and
electronic Saxophone), Ivo SANS (Drums). Already two concerts have been done
under this name, and are expecting some feedback for more... he music is a mix
between own compositions and destructured "Rock" covers.
2008 - The band Purple Vishnu change its name into The
MOVING TONES, and has been rejoined by Catherine SMET (Keyboards).
2008 - The MOVING TONES play 3 concerts with Benoît
MOERLIN (Electronic Vibraphone, Marimba) as guest.
2008 - Play Bass as guest on the track
"Agakuk" from the CD "Blue" by FINNEGANS WAKE. The two other
guest are Reginald TRIGAUX (Guitar), and Morgan ARGEN (Drums).
2009 - Played live as guest with SIBEL and her band. A
repertoir made of Turkish music, including a part of a composition of mine.
2009 - Made a concert of totaly improvised material
with Geoff LEIGH on flutes, saxophones, percussion, vocals, electronics, Michel
DELVILLE on guitar and Ivo SANS on drums. Reinforced by Frank WUYTS on melodica.