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GIANNI MIMMO Pavia, Italy. 1957. Work :A saxophonist and composer in the fields of jazz and experimentation for over 25 years, he has produced a series of original projects with highly disparate groups. His interest in the contamination between the arts has lead him to participate in numerous interdisciplinary activities, in particular those which examine the relationship between music-text and music-image. Presiding influences include jazz names like Steve Lacy and Roscoe Mitchell, contemporary musicians like J.Cage and Robert Ashley, and artists such as J.Pollock and Toti Scialoja. “Quest” is the key word that accompanies his work, which often gives priority to the collaboration of very different elements. The treatment of musical timbre and of advanced technique on the soprano sax, to which he has monastically dedicated himself in recent years, have become the distinguishing features of his style. In the last few years he founded Stanze a music and word laboratory which has since become the contemporary group Al3ali (soprano voice, double bass, soprano sax, reading voice, live electronics). He is dedicating himself more and more to solo performance and to the investigation into the relationship between the monodic instrument and silence. In 2000 he began a rich collaboration with Chandra Livia Candiani ( Montale prize) that lead to the performance “Lettere mai scritte”, in which poetry and music find a truly stimulating way of looking at each other. He collaborated with the writer and translator Anna Ruchat for his work on the text of Victor Klemperer “Una fossa nell’aria” that later became a musical reading, presented in both Italy and Switzerland.

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Albums

Album The Whole Thing by Gianni Lenoci

The Whole Thing

Amirani Records
2020

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Album Clairvoyance by Gianni Mimmo

Clairvoyance

Amirani Records
2018

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Album Explicit by Gianni Mimmo

Explicit

Amirani Records
2018

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Album Scenes From A Trialogue by Gianni Mimmo

Scenes From A...

Amirani Records
2017

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Album Prossime Trascendenze by Gianni Mimmo

Prossime Trascendenze

Amirani Records
2017

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Album Lasting Ephemerals by Gianni Mimmo

Lasting Ephemerals

Amirani Records
2014

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