MantraMatic was formed in NYC in the year 2000 by Julian Lauzzana & Daniel Carter. It began as a conversation at The Knitting Factory when we were introduced by a mutual friend and trumpeter Pasquale Cangiano. The idea was to incorporate electronic elements into free-jazz and perform as conversations; starting from our words into our musical sounds then returning, listening and leaving spaces of understanding and sonic evolution. There have been 7 Manifestations thus far. No practice. Just playing. Ranging from a 45 minute set to 4 hour long session. Players have included: Raul Gonzalez and Anders Nilsson on Guitars, Mert Balkanli and Federico Ughi on Drums, Phil Smith on Bass, Julian on electronics and keys, Daniel on winds and brass. Lots of material in the archives. What would it take to Manifest the MantraMatic once again??