Gianni Mimmo has built an international reputation for his unique treatment of musical timbre and his exploration of the advanced techniques on the soprano saxophone. His peculiar work is mainly focused on the relationship among distant artistic declinations and his style is based on a deep knowledge of the instrument and on a sound consciousness which is the constitutional element of his voice.

Gianni has developed a unique blend of abstract lyricism and contemporary flavours. His projects have been excellently reviewed by international magazines and webzines.

In the last few years some features of his music have shifted to unsuspected directions and his personal curiosity led him to new connections adding some fresh subtleness to his instrumental tone and developing a more compositional attitude to his improvisation.

As composer he often works with graphic scores where elements coming from different musical languages find a new form where fragments and more unbound ideas ask for a fresher interpretation and performing responsibility.

His pantheon is pretty crowded and includes several names coming from art, music and philosophy: painters like Jackson Pollock, John McLaughlin, Toti Scialoja, Mario Sironi, Felice Casorati; adventurous jazz musicians like Steve Lacy, Roscoe Mitchell, contemporary souls like John Cage, Robert Ashely, Earle Brown, philosophers and beautiful minds like Giorgio Agamben and John Berger, writers like Yasunari Kawabata and Herman Melville, poets like Marina Cvetaeva and Wisława Szymborska.

His current projects include collaboration with musicians as Harri Sjöström, Alison Blunt, John Russell, Daniel Levin, Hannah Marshall, Elisabeth Harnik, Clementine Gasser, Gianni Lenoci, Cristiano Calcagnile, Lawrence Casserley, Martin Mayes, Vinny Golia, Garrison Fewell, Benedict Taylor, Gino Robair, Jean-Michel van Schouwburg, Nicholas Isherwood, Ove Volquartz, Nicola Guazzaloca, Xabier Iriondo,  Michele Marelli, Teppo Hauta-hao ,Mario Arcari, Achim Kaufmann, Matthias Bauer, Veli Kujala, Enzo Rocco, Angelo Contini, Stefano Pastor, Stefano Giust, Alessio Pisani, with dancers Marcella Fanzaga, Norontako Bagus Kentus, Sebastian 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.

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29/03/2019

Piacenza, Italy

Cantiere Simone Weil

Clairovoyance

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Con regolarità il saxofonista soprano Gianni Mirnmo segue la strada di uno dei suoi mentori, Steve Lacy, dando vita a progetti di tipo sperimentale, che lasciano ampio spazio alla libera improvvisazione.

Dall'ultima collaborazione in trio con Silvia Corda al pianoforte e Adriano Orrù al contrabbasso è nato da pochissimo un album per Amirani Records dal titolo "Clairvoyance". Per la presentazione live al trio originario si aggiungerà il trombone di Angelo Contini. Questi musicisti, accomunati dalle frequentazioni con l'avanguardia, trovano un terreno fertile su cui intessere i loro dialoghi. A tratti possono ricordare il famoso trio di Pali Bley con Jimmy Giuffre al clarinetto e Steve Swallow al contrabbasso, per la loro attitudine tranquilla e riflessiva all'interno di libere improvvisazioni, senza vincoli alcuni, al confine fra Jazz e atmosfere che vengono dalle composizioni della musica classica.

Il loro linguaggio risente di quella che è la musica improvvisata odierna, dato che si avvalgoro di tutte le nuove tecniche strumentali odierne oltre che della possibilità di usarli in contesti che sfuggono ad ogni regola.
Un dialogo a quattro che non conosce momenti di stanca. 
 

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