Andrea Centazzo

Andrea Centazzo (* 1948 in Udine ) is an Italian -born, American drummer and composer of minimalist music.

Life and work

Centazzo first studied law and jammed while studying in various bands. From 1970 he began to seriously deal with the drumming. From 1972 he studied at the University of Bologna musicology and deepened his practice at the Swiss Jazz School. Between 1973 and 1976 he was a member of the ensemble by Giorgio Gaslini, before he zuwendete the free jazz under the influence of Steve Lacy and played with Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, Pierre Favre. In his central Europe Orchestra he worked with Gianluigi Trovesi, Carlo Actis Dato, Theo Jörgensmann, Radu Malfatti, but also Albert Mangelsdorff worked. 1978 and 1980 he taught at the Creative Music Studio by Karl Berger.

Centazzo, the increasingly expanded his instruments took on the label Ictus from 1976 numerous albums under his own name, which were initially committed to the ideal of creative jazz and new music improvisation with Lacy, Bailey, Evan Parker, Toshinori Kondo, Tom Cora, Vinny Golia, Eugene Chadbourne, John Carter, Larry Ochs, LaDonna Smith and others. In addition, he created his Indian tapes and other sound collages in which he. Electronic music, his percussion, recordings of voices and sounds, but also multi-media pieces Centazzo operated increasingly as a composer of minimalist music, turning videos. He composed in 1996 his opera about the life of Tina Modotti; two more operas followed in 2000 ( Memento ) and 2001 ( Simultas ).

Centazzo also worked with Don Cherry, John Zorn Henry Kaiser, Enrico Rava and Guido Mazzon.

In 2000 he received the U.S. citizenship and has since lived in Los Angeles.

Disco printing specifications

  • Moon In Winter ( Ictus, 2011) with Nobu Stowe, Dave Ballou, Achille Succi, Daniel Barbiero