Xabier Iriondo, musician and composer, born in the Isola area in Milan (Italy) in the early seventies from basque father and italian mother.
At the age of seventeen he began to amuse himself with an electric guitar and he still does now.
Between 1992 and 2001 he made 5 albums and hundreds of concerts with the rock band Afterhours, 3 albums with the indie/rock band Six Minute War Madness and 3 albums + 2 miniCDs with the A Short Apnea project.
In 2001 he started to explore the possibilities gave him by some handbuilt instruments he made and the meeting between these weird instruments and electronic music, field recordings and electroacoustic instruments.
From 2005 to 2010 he opens in Milan SOUND METAK, a vintage/collector instruments and musical objects shop where he organize concerts/performances.
In these times he's involved as guitarist/sound manipulator in the projects Afterhours, Cagna Schiumante, The Shipwreck Bag Show, ?alos/iriondo, etc
Xabier Iriondo has played live around Europe, USA, Israel and Japan and collaborated (live and studio) with the following bands as musicians: Damo Suzuki, ZU, Rhys Chatham, Peter Brotzmann, Sinistri, Wu Fei, Paolo Tofani, Gianni Gebbia, Steve Piccolo, Carla Bozulich, Walter Prati, Eraldo Bernocchi, Cristiano Calcagnile, Bruno Dorella, Elio Martuscello, Vincenzo Vasi, Alberto Morelli, Verdena, Simone Massaron, Gak Sato, Franceco Cusa, Gianni Mimmo, Mirko Sabatini, Juan Mordecai, Matteo Pennese, aka_Bondage, Emanuele Parrini, Luca D'Alberto, Andrea Belfi, Stefano Giust, Cristina Donà, Angelo Contini, Stefania Pedretti, Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo, Diego Sapignoli, Olivier Manchion, Christian Alati, Claudio Rocchetti, Andrea Belfi, Madame P, Nicola Ratti, Antonio Gramentieri and many others.