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Forme Sonore

Compositional processes in a open Form’s field

It represents a deep investigation on Form’s concept with a particular attention to the relationship between sound, body and images/symbols.
It is focused on improvisation as a real-time compositional process.
The purpose is to enquire into new ways in which music performers can relate to the already known – specifically, musical works and notation. Percussionist Roberto Dani will present his method of working with improvisation utilising models drawn not only from musical structures, but also from observations in everyday life and in human interactions, thus mobilising the relationship between notation, improvisation and extemporisation.
This will be linked to a reflection on a possible new role of notated scores: can we extract from them improvisational models that differ from instructions linked to a solely musical code?

Thanks to this interdisciplinary approach, since 2008 several artists among musicians, painters, photographers and dancers met and worked together at Centro Stabile di Cultura (C.S.C.) S.Vito di Leguzzano, Vicenza, every year from November until May. Since 2009 this Workshop also began at Sinnai, a small village near Cagliari, Sardinia and took place in various cultural associations in italy and Europe and few Conservatory of Music in Italy.

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Stefano Battaglia Trio – July 2017 concerts 2017

Upcoming concerts July 2017: July 15th, 2017 h 2130, Castelfranco Veneto, TV Chiostro del Conservatorio di Musica July 16th, 2017 h 21 Mantova, Auditorium del …

Saturday July 8th, 2017

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Solo – FanoJazz and Gardajazz 2017

Solo Performance on july 29th at Fano, Italy 2017 . H 1830 http://www.fanojazznetwork.it/ Solo Performance on August 5th, Castello di Drena, Trento, Italy 2017 . …

Tuesday July 4th, 2017

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Annette Peacock-Roger Turner-Roberto Dani- review on Giornale della Musica

Review of the 23rd may 2017 concert in Modena on italian magazine Giornale della Musica (only italian version available) Presentata semplicemente come una performance con …

Saturday July 1st, 2017

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Since the beginning of his carieer, he pursued a very particular musical research on the drumset; Most of his work is based on improvisation and the borders between improvised and written music.

In particular, on his Solo performances he investigates the relantionships between sound/body/space.

He focused mostly on interdisciplinary relationship with other art’s languages and performed with dancers as in “Mobiles”, “Duell(O)” based on a chess duel against a pianist played on an interactive chessboard, In the contemporary opera “Il Sogno di una cosa” as a percussionist/performer, commissioned to composer Mauro Montalbetti and Ensemble Sentieri Selvaggi conducted by Carlo Boccadoro. In contemporary theatre’s shows like “Luce Nera” and “Non ricominciamo la guerra di Troia” (for six drums ensemble and actress Patricia Zanco), Stefano Benni’s “Baldanders”, “Oscillazioni” by Vitaliano Trevisan and composed original music for some of Trevisan’s theatre’s works such as Quattro Stanze con bagno and Solo RH. Recently, together with Paolo Fresu and others, he took part of the soundtrack recording of last Ermanno Olmi’s movie masterpiece “Torneranno i prati”dedicated to World War I.

He also recorded ballet music for Teatro La Scala commissioned to composer Carlo Boccadoro.

After the early debut with progressive band “Devil Doll”which reached a high recognition all over , he attended Berklee College of Music in Boston for a while and began an intense concert’s activity in the main festivals and theatre’s programs in Austria, Spain, Germany, Ceck Republic, Slovenia, Romania, Denmark, Switzerland, Albania, Portugal, France, Belgium, Finland, Sweden, Lithuania, Norway, Estonia, Israel, Greece, Qatar, Turkey, England, Scotland, Wales, South Africa, South America, USA, Mexico, South Corea and Japan.

During his carieer he played with Annette Peacock, Louis Sclavis, Kenny Wheeler, Tim Berne, Dave Liebman, Paul McCandless, Norma Winstone, Michel Godard, Al Di Meola, Mick Goodrick, Ralph Alessi, Ravi Coltrane, Drew Gress, Ben Monder, Erik Friedlander, Christy Doran, Hal Crook, Michele Tadini, Giorgio Gaslini, Enrico Rava, Paolo Fresu, Gianluigi Trovesi, Roberto Fabbriciani, Enea Salmeggia Chamber Orchestra and many others.

Nowdays he regulary performs/records with Stefano Battaglia Trio with whom he recorded three cd’s for well known label ECM, with Oslo Art Trio with pianist Misha Alperin and accordionist/singer Evelina Petrova, Roberto Bonati Trio , with artist Gianandrea Gazzola and his water drops installation”Nomos II” , Samo Salamon band.

He run an intense activity as a teacher (Forme Sonore interdisciplinary workshop) and the leadership of few instrumental ensembles whose works are focused on contemporary graph notation.

The discography includes more than 70 Cd.

As a leader:

Images (1999) with N, Winstone, G. Venier, H. Sieverts

Interférences (2002) with M. Godard, K. Gregory

Instants – Live at Teatro Olimpico (2003) with L. Sclavis, V. Courtois, K. Gregory

Drama (solo drums) (2008)

Lontano (solo drums) (2011)