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March 5, 2018

Last Saturday Andrea Bolzoni and I had an intriguing improv session at Triennale in Milan - in an unusual setting.

Here a couple of videos from the 2-hours performance "Living against a wall"  by Davide Pizzigoni.

#999domande

February 27, 2018

Bellissima performance al Palazzo della Triennale di Milano lo scorso sabato 24 febbraio. Protagonisti gli allievi della Scuola Civica di Teatro "Paolo Grassi" e della Civica Scuola di Musica "C. Abbado", coordinati da Ariella Vidach e Francesco Zago, nell'ambito della mostra "999. Una collezione di domande sull'abitare contemporaneo" curata da Stefano Mirti. L'occasione è stata la performance, ideata da Davide Pizzigoni, "Abitare in luoghi a termine". Ecco alcune foto e due brevi video dell'evento.

Prossimo appuntamento in Triennale, sabato 3 marzo (ore 15.30) con Francesco Zago (chitarra) e Andrea Bolzoni (chitarra ed...

February 21, 2018

Last weekend in Budapest to record orchestral parts for the Syndone's upcoming cd. Great experience with Nico Nik Comoglio, Gigi Rivetti, Fabrizio Argiolas and friends.

November 25, 2017

I have to thank San Fedele Musica for sharing this beautiful video of my last performance at Auditorium San Fedele, Milan (April 10th) for Inner Spaces series. It's my personal interpretation of Arvo Pärt's "Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten". My gratitude goes to Antonio Pileggi, Tony Correnti, Giovanni Cospito and Stefano Sbarbaro.

October 31, 2017

KUBIN duo with Elena Talarico will be on stage twice during next month. On November 4th Alterazioni Festival will host us in the beautiful Sala della Musica at Villa Litta di Lainate, while on the 16th we'll play in Lecco at Circolo Libero Pensiero. In Lainate the audience will enjoy not only a new composition by Bill Whitley ("Meditazioni sulla Dharmachakra", written for the duo), but also "Pilar" by Girolamo De Simone, "Variations op. 27" by Anton von Webern, "In a Landscape" by John Cage and a visionary version of "Dido's Lament" by Henry Purcell.

Here the Facebook event.

October 10, 2017

Last Sept 22nd Yugen came back on stage at Casa di Alex, Milan. An hour of music, from "Brachilogia7" (2006) to "Death by Water" and "Cinically Correct" (2016). Here's the video of "Cloudscape" (2010). Thanks to Antonio De Sarno for the shot and Paolo Botta for the audio mix. Enjoy!

September 26, 2017

Last Friday, Sept 22nd, Yugen had a great concert at Casa di Alex, Milan, with the Canadian band Miriodor. Maurizio Fasoli (piano), Alessandro Cassani (bass), Carmelo Miceli (drums), Paolo Botta (keyboards), Valerio Cipollone (clarinets), Stefano Ferrian (tenor sax) offered a great performance, seven songs spanning from "Labirinto d'acqua" (2006) to "Iridule" (2010) and "Death by Water" (2016). Wonderful and loud night.

Here you can see a gallery from the show (photos by Antonio De Sarno, Alessandro Achilli, Elena Talarico).

September 9, 2017

Last night Yugen's rehearsals frantically went on in a quartet-style. Lacking our rhythm section, thanks to an obsessive and loud metronome, we went through some of the most intricate songs we'll play on the next Sept. 22nd in Milan.

September 7, 2017

Another news from the improvisation department. Here's a very nice review of the last Zauss cd, "Trittico-Immer-All Over", recorded in 2016 in Alvaneu  (Switzerland) and released by Fazzul Music, with Markus Stauss (saxophones, flute) and Giuseppe Olivini (percussion, theremin). Benno Hofer hosted us in his beautiful house in the Grigioni mountains and, accidentally, recorded every mess we played. From that almost-four-hours material we chose the songs for this double cd.

Read the review here.

Enjoy some tracks here.

September 5, 2017

Even though Yugen's concert is dangerously approaching, yesterday Andrea Bolzoni and me met for a recording session. Just for fun, but maybe for a future release - why not?

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