MirKo Sabatini

Multidisciplinary artist born in 1967

SOLO CONCERTS

2008

  • Solosale, ciruit bending, electronics; Ex Magazzini del Sale, Venice, Italy

2001

  • Isitronic, prepared drum, circuit bending, electronics; Galerie B-312, Montreal, Canada
  • Viaggio nella Macchina, prepared drum – with Vincenzo Vasi (sound engineer) and duo with Paolo Angeli (prepared Sardinian guitar); T.P.O., Bologna, Italy
  • 28 + Alieni, prepared drum; live broadcast and interview, RAI Radio 3, Rome, Italy

2000

  • 28 + Alieni, prepared drum; presentation of the cd - 28 + Alieni (Ambiance Magnétique) at Angelica Festival, Bologna

GROUPS AND ENSEMBLE MUSIC

2008

  • Elettrotico Trio / electric jazz, improv. 
    Mirko Sabatini (drum), Simone Zanchini (accordion midi), Andrea Alessi (electric bass)

2006

  • Giganti / poetry reading and reinterpretation of opera themes
    Mirko Sabatini (circuit bending, toys, voice), Vincenzo Vasi (toys, voice, Theremin, ukulele), Antonio Borghini (double bass and Chinese violin), Ermanno Cavazzoni (text, narration)
  • Participation in numerous literary and artistic events including the Festival della Filosofia di Modena and the Festival della Letterature di Mantova, Italy

2005

  • QY / ambient, electronic
    Mirko Sabatini (drums) Vincenzo Vasi (electronics, bass, voice, Theremin, toys, composition), Antonio Borghini (bass), Egle Somacal (electric guitar), Fabrizio Puglisi (Keyboards)

2004

  • Io e lui / experimental acoustic music
    Mirko Sabatini (prepared drum), Antonio Borghini (double bass)
  • Production of the CD Acustica (bassesferec 2008) presented at the festival Modificati e Invisibili, Bologna
  • Corleone / avant-garde jazz
    Mirko Sabatini (drums), Roy Paci (composition, trumpet, voice), Carlo Actis Dato (sax, bass clarinet), Luigi Mosso (bass, voice), Giorgio Giovannini (trombone), Sebastian Bellarte (horn), Vincenzo Vasi (Theremin, electronics, electric bass, vibraphone, voice)
  • Numerous concerts including one at the Jazz Festival of Sant'Anna Arresi, Sardinia and at the Festival Lugocontemporanea, Lugo di Romagna, Italy

2004-2006

  • Atman / modern jazz
    Mirko Sabatini (drums, circuit bending, electronics), Fabrizio Puglisi (piano, keyboards, toys), Alberto Capelli (electric and acoustic guitar), Achile Succi (sax, bass clarinet)

2003

  • Installation and performance as part of the Festival de Victoriaville, Victoriaville, Canada

2001

  • Low Fidelity trio / installations and performances, electronic and electro acoustic music
    Mirko Sabatini (systems, circuit bending, electronics), Jean-Pierre Gauthier (installations, electro acoustic, electronic), Vincenzo Vasi (sound engineer, electronics, toys)
  • Installation and performance as part of the event Espaces émergents, Montreal
  • Installation and performance as part of the event Conversations with Y, organized by The Third Decade / L'aquila Signorina, Molinella, Italy

2000

  • Les Anarchistes / pop rock
    Mirko Sabatini (drums), Nicola Toscano (electric and acoustic guitar, composition, arrangements), Max Guerrero (keyboards, electronics, composition, arrangements), Alessandro Danelli (voice), Marco Rovelli (voice) / Cristina Alioto (voice), Pietro Berti Lorenzi (electric bass), Lauro Rossi (trombone), Mauro Avanzini (sax, flute), Zita Barbara (electric violin)

1999-2000

  • Agu / modern jazz
    Mirko Sabatini (drums), Domenico Caliri (electric guitar, composition), Gianluca Petrella (trombone)

1999

  • Gastronauti / avant-garde rock, ambiant noise, electronics
    Mirko Sabatini (drums, circuit bending, electronics, composition), Vincenzo Vasi (bass, guitar, toys, Theremin, electronics, voice, vibraphone, composition)

1998

  • Duo Travagliato / installations and performances, electro acoustic music and electronics
    Mirko Sabatini (systems, circuit bending, electronics), Jean-Pierre Gauthier (systems, electronic electro acoustic

Major performances and exhibitions

2007

  • Festival Lugocontemporaneo, Museo Zauli, Ferrara, Italy
  • Troc, Museum of Contemporary Art in Montreal, CBC live broadcast

2005

  • The Games of the Sound, MOCCA, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Canada

2003

  • Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, United States

2002

  • Le son iconographe, Galerie Montréal Télégraphe, Montreal

1999

  • Déphasages, Skol, contemporary art center, Montreal
  • Méduse center, Québec, Canada, broadcasted by the CBC, produced by Avatar

1998

  • The Death of the Party, Quartier Ephémère, Montreal
    1998-2000

1998-2000

  • Trio Magneto / avant-garde, progressive rock
    Mirko Sabatini (drums and drum machine), Giorgio Casadei (electric guitar and composition), Vincenzo Vasi (electric bass)

1996

  • Vakki Plakkula / progressive pop
    Mirko Sabatini (drums, composition, voice), Luigi Lullo Mosso (bass, electric bass, voice, composition), Edoardo Marraffa (sax, composition)

1996

  • Vakki Plakkula / progressive pop
    Mirko Sabatini (drums, composition, voice), Luigi Lullo Mosso (bass, electric bass, voice, composition), Edoardo Marraffa (sax, composition)

1995-1999

  • Magma Trio / jazz
    Mirko Sabatini (drums), Alessandro Gandola (sax, composition), Luigi Mosso (bass)

1994-1998

  • Specchio Ensemble / contemporary music, jazz
    Mirko Sabatini (drums), Fabrizio Puglisi (piano), Stefano De Bonis (piano), Domenico Caliri (electric guitar and composition, arrangements), Alberto Capelli (electric guitar), Francesco Cusa (drums), Guglielmo Pagnozzi (sax), Edoardo Marraffa (sax), Luigi Mosso (bass, voice), Vincenzo Vasi (electric bass, voice)

1992-1998

  • Ella Guru / progressive rock
    Mirko Sabatini (drums), Giorgio Casadei (electric guitar and composition, arrangements), Vincenzo Vasi, (electric bass, voice), Antonio Coatti (trombone), Massimo Semprini (alto and soprano sax), Marco Dalpane (piano, keyboards)
  • Musica nel Buio / composition and performance of soundtracks for silent films
    Mirko Sabatini (drums), Giorgio Casadei (electric guitar, composition, arrangements), Vincenzo Vasi, (electric bass, voice), Antonio Coatti (trombone), Massimo Semprini (alto and soprano sax), Marco Dalpane (piano, keyboards, composition, arrangements)

1992-1994

  • Cubo Terzo / jazz
    Mirko Sabatini (drums), Stefano De Bonis (piano composition), Luigi Lullo Mosso (bass, voice)

1990-2000

  • Zero Gezz Grup / pop, rock, funk
    Mirko Sabatini (drums), Jimmy Gemignani (drums), Carlo Gateschi (saxo, composition), Alberto Capelli (electric guitar), Ricardo Onori (electric guitar), Vincenzo Vasi (electric bass), Elio Nencioni (electric bass), Nicola Vernuccio (double bass)

1988-1990

  • Passiflora / metal rock
    Mirko Sabatini (drums), Edoardo Marraffa (tenor sax, electric bass), Marco Borghesi (electricity guitar) Ricardo Borghesi (alto sax, bass), Bianca Rossi (voice)

OTHER COLLABORATIONS AND PERFORMANCES

2007

  • Materia viva series of performances in duo with the visual artist Raphaëlle de Groot as part of the event Il Volo nella rocca di Carmignano organized by Théâtre en vol, Carmignano, Italy, and at the multipurpose space Cantiere, Rome
  • Performance with Said Ait El Moumen (choreography, dance) as part of Words for Africa festival, Spoleto, Italy

2006

  • The Poetics of Energy, duo performance:
    Mirko Sabatini (drums, didgeridoo, dance), Said Ait El Moumen (choreography, dance). Cittadellarte-Pistoletto Foundation, Biella, Italy

2005

  • Cobra, collective music project directed by John Zorn, concert at Angelica Festival, Bologna

2002

  • San Francesco Gallery, theatrical performance, music by Tristan Honsinger, texts by Ermanno Cavazzoni, with an orchestra of 20 musicians and guests such as Aleksander Kolkowski (violin), Misha Mengelberg (piano), Hisako Horikawa (dance buto); presented as part of Angelica Festival, Bologna
  • Festival Ragù Boréal, Montreal: concert with Gastronauti duo and quartet with Bernard Falaise (electric guitar) and Jean René (violin); trio concert with Low Fidelity and Paul Angeli (prepared Sardinian guitar); concert with Andrea Martignoni (percussion items), Vincenzo Vasi (electric bass, electronics), Sam Shalabi (electric guitar)

2000

  • Concert with Lauro Rossi (trombone), Edoardo Marraffa (sax), Fabrizio Puglisi (piano), Luigi Mosso (bass), Contraindicazioni Festival, Rome
  • With the Agu ensemble, collaboration with accordionist Antonello Salis

1998

  • Musician and performer for the theater company Le Cochon souriant, Sainte-Marguerite, Canada
  • With the Atman ensemble, collaboration with the cellist Ernst Reiseger

1997

  • With Cubo Terzo and painter Ulysse Renaud, performance as part of the artistic event Une Journée Epicurienne, Auxerre, France
  • With the Atman ensemble, collaboration with the cellist Ernst Reiseger

1995

  • With Musica nel Buio and the actor Silvano Pantesco: presentation of the play Lo Spettro Blu, inspired the German cabarets of the 1920s, theater Arena del Sole, Bologna

TOURS

2007

  • Drummer for the Italian tour Evangelista with American singer Carla Bozulich

2001

  • Drummer for the American saxophonist John Warrell (U.S.A.)

2000

  • Dutch tour with groups Vakki Plakkula and Atman

1997

  • Italian tour with the group Vakki Plakkula

1992

  • Italian tour with Gezz Zero Grup

EXHIBITIONS

2007

  • Artificial Stupidity, sound installation, Museo della Musica, Palazzo Sanguinetti, Bologna / solo show
  • Solaris, installation, Ex Pescherie, presented as part of the festival Lugocontemporaneo, Lugo di Romagna / group show

2005

  • Il Tratto della Meccanica, installation, Modo InfoShop, Bologna / solo show
  • Tuttotondo, installation, Duo Travagliando, presented as part of the event Demons Stole my Soul: Rockn’Roll Drums in contemporary art, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto / group show

2003

  • Tuttotondo, installation, Duo Travagliando, presented as part of Jean-Pierre Gauthier’s solo exhibition at the Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, United States

2000

  • Quadrosculture, sala Beaulieu, Bruxelles, Belgique / solo show

1999

  • Improvvisto, installation, Duo Travagliando, presented as part of the exhibition Culbutes, oeuvres d’impertinences, Museum of Contemporary Art in Montreal / group show

1996

  • Quadrosculture, Artefiera, Bologna / group show

WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES

2008

  • L’invisibile corpo dell’oggetto (The Invisible Body of the Object), workshop and concert, École d’art de la Communauté de l’Agglomération d’Annecy, professor: Marc Giloux, Annecy, France
  • L’invisibile corpo dell’oggetto, workshop and concert as part of the festival Modificati e Invisibili, Bologna
  • Conference as part of the series Ici, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal
  • Conference as part of the festival Nu Fest 2008, Università di Padova, Padova, Italy

2007

  • L’invisibile corpo dell’oggetto, workshop and concert, Galerie B-312, Montreal

2005

  • L’invisibile corpo dell’oggetto, workshop and concert with the dancers of the Val d’Oca Theater, Angelica Festival, Bologna

2004

  • L’invisibile corpo dell’oggetto, workshop and concert with the dancers of the Val d’Oca Theater, Cesena, Italy
  • L’invisibile corpo dell’oggetto, workshop and concert, École d’art de la Communauté de l’Agglomération d’Annecy, professor: Marc Giloux, Annecy, France

2003

  • L’invisibile corpo dell’oggetto, workshop and concert, XM24, Bologna

MirKo Sabatini

Mirko Sabatini is a multidisciplinary artist.
His creative path started in 1984 as a drummer.

He has been involved in numerous collaborations with the most innovative bands of the Italian scene experimenting with radical improvisation, rock, pop and electro-acoustic music. His discography includes about 20 releases of collaborations and individual projects.

He played with musicians like Carla Bozulich, Alvin Curran, Cyro Baptista, Ernst Reijseger, Ikue Mori, Jean Derome, Joey Baron, Jamie Saft, John Oswald, John Zorn, Lukas Ligeti, Martin Tétreault, Trevor Dunn, Stefano Scodanibbio, Bob Ostertag, John Oswald, René Lussier, Tristan Honsinger, Tony Coe, Ab Baars and Sean Bergin, Vincenzo Vasi, Edoardo Marraffa and Antonio Borghini.

Since 1998, he also has been working in the field of visual arts.
With Canadian artist Jean-Pierre Gauthier he founded Duo Travagliando, a project exploring sound art and installation.

His collaborations and own work in the visual arts led him to exhibit and perform in Canada, United States and Italy (Demons Stole my Soul, Rock n’Roll Drums in Contemporary Art, MOCCA, Toronto, 2005; Tuttotondo, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, 2003; Festival de musique actuelle de Victoriaville, 2003; Culbutes, oeuvres d’impertinence, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, 1999)

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