ZU (Jacopo Battaglia, Luca T Mai, Massimo Pupillo): live electronics
Genre-defying and boundary-blurring, Zu has evolved a unique musical language following their own personal path. Parts of metal, noise, prog, electronic music, ambient, industrial, and contemporary music, are transformed and reshaped in their unique form, resembling none of the above.
The band has released more than 15 albums and played thousands of shows throughout the planet, gaining a cult status worldwide.
In the last 20 years they have collaborated with a vast array of artists, from their famous collaboration with Mike Patton on their Carboniferous album, to acclaimed theatre director Romeo Castellucci and his Societas Raffaello Sanzio.
Their experimental amalgam of metal, math, no-wave, noise and electronics, led acclaimed composer John Zorn to describe their sound as “a powerful and expressive music that totally blows away what most bands do these days”.
At Fabbrica Europa Festival they present Terminalia Amazonia (House of Mythology, 2019). The work is built on field recordings from rituals of Shipibo indigenous tribe of the Amazons, with visuals by Lillevan.
[photo: Danilo Giungato]