Compagnia d'Arte Drummatica
Compagnia d’Arte Drummatica acts in the experimental music scene. The project, devised by Mario Martignoni to explore the world of percussion, was enriched by the collaboration of other musicians who provided the ensemble with new timbres, leading it to the realm of “incidental music” - a music that was born to relate to the other art forms. Thus, the group began collaborating with dance groups, visual artists, writers, and by working in areas such as cinema and theatre.
The staff is composed by musicians from different backgrounds, and combines the use of traditional instruments with several invented ones. Their work ranges from the discovery of a primitive musicality to the research of peculiar sounds and effects obtained through an unconventional use of the instruments, as well as a particular attention to “other” musical traditions, and a composition which makes frequent use of improvisation.