Percussionist, organologist, ethnomusicologist and educator. Formal improviser who organizes narrative sounds and silences with variable geometry and geography. Since 1979, he has been intensively researching on percussion instruments, and in particular on the connections with other fields of study such as ethnography, anthropology, didactics and music therapy.
His driving and peculiar existential vision flows into “Quale percussione?”, a project that boasts a collection of more than 3.000 percussion instruments from all over the world acquired in more than 30 years of systematic collection, currently preserved and accessible in a museolaboratory activated in agreement with the Municipality of Modena.
He prefers to work in a multidisciplinary and divergent way, trespassing from the strictly musical sphere and turning his artistic research and production also towards other forms of expression, such as dance and theater, with particular reference to the interaction between sound and the possibilities of the voice and the body in movement.
Thanks to his special ability to “touch sounds”, repeatedly recognized in various fields, he merges his knowledge acquired in more than 40 years of work in musicology and organology with a strictly acoustic, non-electronically modified sound research activity, in absolute contrast to the current predominance of the digital dimension.