Beginning with the main practice of free improvisation, the musicians involved in this project have kept in mind that this has become a style in the same way as every other common musical genre. However, because they do not feel that there is an implicit hierarchy amongst styles and genres, every kind of sonic gesture can be used to communicate with each other. Thus, the final goal of expression can be reached, and the ultimate intention of the trio is revealed: improvisation intended as a walk across sound memories. The trio believe that the art of seduction is impure and inclusive, neither rigorous nor exclusive.
Rossella Cangini: vocals, loops Gandolfo Pagano: prepared guitar Fabrizio Elvetico: electronics
Singer from Turin. She has specialised her improvisation technique within several different artistic contexts, such as, experimental theatre, avantgarde jazz, free-style and rap. She studied the Tuvana Musical Culture with Sainkho Namtchylak and improvisation with Ellen Christi. The list of artists that Rossella Cangini has played and recorded with includes: Billy Cobham, Don Moye, Salvatore Bonafede, Ellen Christi, Carlo Actis Dato and Claudio Lodati (founders in Turin of two avangarde jazz institutes, Artstudio and C.M.C).
Guitarist from Palermo. He played rock, blues and jazz for a number of years, but has focused his musical research for the past ten years on experimental improvisation, which he sees as a methodical overcoming of the limitations of the instument. He has played and collaborated with, amongst others,: Tim Hodgkinson, Eugene Chadbourne, Peter Kutin, Anthony Pateras, Sean Baxter, David Brown, Cat Hope, Franz Rosati, Ramon Moro, Jean-Marc Montera, Andrea Valle and Domenico Sciajno.
Was born in Naples and studied piano and composition with Franco Donatoni among others. He has had an active, and often intense, long period of studio and concert activity with free improvisation bands since the late 1970’s, and has since then extended his activities to include ancient and contemporary music, as well as movie soundtracks and sound installations. He has collaborated with, among others: Mark Stewart, Rhys Chatham, Graham Lewis (Wire), Schneider tm, Philippe Petit, Salvatore Bonafede and Domenico Sciajno.