Primary Instrument: Piano
Graduated from the Academy of Music of Florence (1992). Received a degree in Philosophy from the University of Florence (1999). Studied composition, musical analysis and improvisation, and has made musical contributions to the fields of dance, theatre and cinema. In 2005 he co-founded with Alessio Pisani the GRIM-Italy (Musical Improvisation Research Group ). Since 2005 teaches Improvisation at the Conservatory of Padova, Italy. Discography: among others, “L’ultimo Animale, sullo Zarathustra”, Timet, 2002 (ITA). EAQuartet, Electroacoustic Quartet, GRIMedia Record, 2007 (ITA). Collaborations: Vinko Globokar, Bruno de Franceschi, Franck Shulte, Zeena Parkins, Eliott Sharp, Timet, Stefano Bollani, Stefano battaglia, Alessio Pisani, Tonino Miano, GRIM. Some performance venues: Filmhouse, Cologne (D); Centre International d'arts visual, Marseille (FRA); 20° Biennale di Musica di Zagabria (International Festival of Contemporary Music), Zagabria; Teatro dell'Elfo, Milano, (ITA); Institute of Italian Culture, Los Angeles USA; Teatro Metastasio (ITA); Theater of Luzern (Swiss), Theatre national Sorano, Dakar (Senegal), Conservatory of Music of Padova, (ITA)
Graduated with maximum honors from the Conservatorio V. Bellini of Caltanissetta (1991). Obtained a degree in Musicology from the University of Bologna with a thesis on J.Cage (1993), and a B.S. in Physics from the City College of New York (2004). Discography: among others, “Recorded Live at La Mama la Galleria”, RSM, 1994 (USA), “Carne Capitata”, Timet, 2000 (ITA), “L’ultimo Animale, sullo Zarathustra”, Timet, 2002 (ITA). Some performance venues: NYU, Knitting Factory, WKCR Radio, Roulette, Stork Music Festival, Binnenpret, The Apollohuis. Collaborations: Jaap Blonk, Lorenzo Brusci, Domenico Caliri, Marco Cappelli, Mirio Cosottini, Dinu Ghezzo, Edoardo Marraffa, Andrea Melani, Jim Pugliese, Tim Rowe, Mirko Sabatini, Blaise Siwula. Lives and teaches in New York since 1993.
“..The notes splatter like fat rain drops on hot pavement... ..Miano and Cosottini stand out.” - Cadence, 2008.
“..Like-minded, far ranging and imaginative duo..” Squidco, 2008.
“..Inventive and well matched duo that like to push each other into some intense and often tight knit areas.” Downtown Music Gallery, 2008.
“..Atype of experience that simulates and challenges the listener.......the more you listen, the more you like it.” Jazz & Arredores, 2008.
“The seven tracks exude creative energy thanks to effective interplay that takes place on different registers.”--Musica Jazz, 2008
“Brilliant duo, […] theirs is thoroughly serious music, replete with intriguing subtleties, still greatly fascinating after several consecutive listens.” ---Massimo Ricci, Touching Extremes, 2008