Marco Colonna – Fili
the new album for clarinets and loop station –
CD and digital – release date 13th march 2020 – Niafunken – dist. Audioglobe
dedicated to Maria Lai
Marco Colonna: clarinets, loops.
Marco Colonna is back with a new album where he explores all the different aspects and potentials of bass clarinet and clarinets in general, the focus of his research in the recent years.
This work, inspired by Sardinian experimental artist, Maria Lai, opens to new influences and the use of loops and electronics, a different approach to composition for solo clarinet that leads to a more “orchestral” approach and doesn’t turn his sound into pure electronics, keeping the acoustic element the core of his poetic.
Tracklisting: 1. Maria Pietra / 2. Fili / 3. SOS Berbos / 4. A Matita / 5. Farina e Pianto/ 6. Pane / 7. Pietra / 8. Janas
a short biography
A personal path, a unique style drove Marco Colonna to become one of the most unique Italian musicians of his generation, and since 2015 his name started appearing on the Year-End charts of Musica Jazz and other magazines or websites, named as one of the best woodwind players of the country nonetheless, since 2017 he’s placed in the top ten of the best Italian jazz musicians.
Born in 1978 in Rome, he’s active as multi-instrumentalist, composer, improviser and writer but in the last years he chose to dedicate himself to bass clarinet, to explore all the possibilities of this instrument, even playing two or three instruments simultaneously, inspired by the works of Roland Kirk, to whom is dedicated the Rashaan trio with Ettore Fioravanti and Eugenio Colombo.
Marco Colonna joined Roberto Ottaviano’s Eternal Love and recorded an album with Zeno De Rossi, Giovanni Maier and Alexander Hawkins, released on Dodici Lune label. The group received great feedbacks by the critics and was featured in different Year-End charts both as album both as ensemble. He took part to Unit by Stefano Giust and Evan Parker, a concert and a record featuring Alberto Novello, Giorgio Pacorig, Martin Mayes, Patrizia Oliva and Michele Anelli, released via Setola di Maiale.
In September 2019 he performed a solo set at Basilica di San Gaudenzio, in Novara (Italy), during the European Jazz Conference and then took part to the African tour of Federica Michisanti Horn Trio, arranged by La Casa Del Jazz (Rome).
Marco Colonna is still active as writer and he was commissioned a book to be released by Blonk publishing in 2020, entitled “E mio padre mi disse che non ero normale – breve cronaca di un pensiero artistico indipendente”.
He’s working on new material for his ensemble, Noise Of Trouble and on new projects with Izumi Kimura, Fabrizio Spera and Alexander Hawkins.