Friday, April 3, 2009 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Recital Hall 12:00 noon April 3, 2009
Mirko Sabatini will speak in the Recital Hall April 3 at 12:00 noon
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)
Attached image: Artificial Stupidity, 2007, installation (detail).