Born: June 10, 1984 Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor
Stefano Ferrian is an italian musician, composer and improviser based in Novara, in the north-west part of Italy.
He plays guitars since the age of 9 studying various genres like Classical, Blues, Rock, Fusion, Funky and Avantgarde techniques.
He’s one of the former member of the Italian well known avant-core band .psychofagist.
He had also collaborated with a lot of different bands like; Udus, Ephel Duath, Insane Assholes, Hunab Ku, ETB, Mombu, The True Endless and in the folk project Skoll.
After more than a decade playing in extreme/experimental bands he starts studying Saxophones.
Right now he’s involved as guitarist/saxophonist in the field of European Radical Improvisation, Jazz and Experimental/Extreme projects. Since 2002 he played all over Europe in Italy, Switzerland, Portugal, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Finland, Sweden and Norway.
He recorded or played live with musicians like; Davide Tiso (Ephel Duath), Mario Gabola, Damo Suzuki, Stefano Giust, Dominik Gawara, Ivan Pilat, Luca T Mai (ZU), Chris Iemulo, Gianni Mimmo, Luca Pissavini, Ivan Bert, SEC_, M Tabe, Eraldo Bernocchi, Xabier Iriondo, Cristiano Calcagnile, Alfonso Santimone, Wendelin Büchler, Ezramo, Liz Allbee, Clayton Thomas, Axel Haller, Andrea Quattrini, Sabir Mateen, Patrizia Oliva, Cecilia Quinteros, Vito Emanuele Galante, Sandro Marinoni, Stefano Roncarolo, Claudio Milano, Gustavo Costa, Henrique Fernandes, Pentti Dassum, Jonna Karanka, Mika Rintala, Ville Bromander, Leo Svensson, Finn Loxbo, Frøydis Dahlø, Vegard Lauvdal, Adriam Myhr, Tøre Sandbakken, Mette Henriette Martedatter Rølvag, Andreas Wildhagen
Played at European Festivals like; Obscene Extreme OA [CZ], Rockpool [GER], Mostovna Metal Fest [SLO], @ltera Fest [ITA], 5 Giornate Di Milano [ITA], Novara Jazz Fest [ITA], Fekal Party [CZ], Incubate Fest [NL]
Beside his activity as musician he’s also a Sound Engineer.
felthatreviews.blogspot.com “a strong highlight of good and clear composing abilities which gives a real pleasure to listen” (Hubert Napiórski)
vitalweekly.net “It is a work of orchestral proportions, composed by an eclectic mind” (DM)