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Soprano sax player and composer in the fields of jazz and experimentation on his own original projects with highly disparate groups working on relationship between music-text and music-image, Mimmo has built an international reputation for his unique treatment of musical timbre and his exploration of advanced techniques.
His style has developed a unique blend of abstract lyricism and contemporary flavors
His work mainly focuses in relationships among distant artistic declinations.
Presiding influences include jazz names like Steve Lacy and Roscoe Mitchell, contemporary musicians like J.Cage and Robert Ashley, and artists such as J.Pollock and Toti Scialoja.
?Quest? is the key word that accompanies his essential and sicere work.
His productions have been excellently reviewed by international magazines and webzines.
His current projects include collaboration with musicians as John Russell, Daniel Levin, Harry Sj?str?m, Alison Blunt, Hannah Marshall, Elisabeth Harnik, Clementine Gasser, Lawrence Casserley, Martin Mayes, Gino Robair, Damon Smith, Scott.R. Looney, Gerard Uebele, Jean-Michel van Schouwburg, Nicholas isherwood, Ove Volquarts, Cristiano Calcagnile, Nicola Guazzaloca, Xabier Iriondo, Peter Br?tzmann, Gianni Lenoci, Enzo Rocco, Angelo Contini, Stefano Pastor, Stefano Giust, Alessio Pisani, Marcello Magliocchi, dancers Marcella Fanzaga, Norontako Bagus Kentus, Sebstian Prantl, photographer Elda Papa, video artists, and poets as well.
He extensively tours in Europe and USA invited by international festivals and venues and runs the indie label Amirani records.
Philosophy : Essentiality. Working with what you have, responsible communication, only adding to the world with sincerity. Art is made for trouble, science reassures.
photo credit: Rolf Schoellkopf