May 10, 2015 22:00
For drums, percussion, DrumTableGuitar,
effects, glockenspiel, aerophones and electrified plate
ST()MA is the threshold, the interstice between what is inside and what is outside.
Place of transition.
Vegetable mouth, surgical practice.
ST()MA is the metaphor through which Cristiano Calcagnile looks to transformation as a vital and evolutionary necessity, through an artistic paraphrase that captures its most intimate and conflicting aspects and knows its fertile contradictions.
Cristiano Calcagnile, drummer and percussionist, is mainly involved in experimental music and interested in connections among arts and musical languages.
He has studied at the Milano Civic School with professors David Searcy, Jonathan Sculli, Mike Quinn and jazz drumming with teacher Enrico Lucchini.
Awarded an European Community founded scholarship, he has studied with Ettore Fioravanti, Furio Di Castri, Stefano Zenni, Bruno Tommaso, Franco D’Andrea in Italian prestigious “Siena Jazz ” seminars.
He has also studied Djembé with Lamine N’diaye Rose and attended seminars with Andrew Cyrill, Francesco Sotgiu, Peter Kowald, Sabine Vogel.
He is a member of Bologna-based Bassesfere collective and involved in musical partnerships with creative musicians from different areas as Xabier Iriondo, Massimo Falascone, Damo Suzuky, Edoardo Marraffa, Monica Demuru, Tristan Honsinger, Daniele D’Agaro, Rova Saxophone Quartet, Gianni Mimmo, Gianluca Petrella, Stefano Bollani, Paolo Angeli, Cristina Zavalloni, Michael Thieke, Alberto Braida among the others.