MUSIC

ARCHIPÉLAGOS

Archipélagos is a jazz progressive band born in Bruxelles in May 2019, led by the drummer Francesca Remigi, finalist at the Maastricht jazz Awards 2020. Her music is inspired by some socio-political concepts theorized by thinkers such as Noam Chomsky, Zygmunt Bauman, Roberto Saviano, Samuel Huntington and William McNeill, with the aim of expressing some of the key notions of their thinking through music, such as the liquidity of social relationships, the decadence of the concept of “society” as perceived nowadays, the decay of the capitalist free market economy, the evolution of the armed forces’ organization, the development of an almighty and unbridled individualism… 
Compositional solutions and refined sounds inspired by modern jazz, by contemporary classical music, by progressive-rock music, by Indian carnatic music, by electronic music and free jazz characterize the unique aesthetic of this international sextet, meeting point of different cultures and musical heritages.
The band performs in festivals and venues all over Europe, such as Rassegna Montagnola 2020, Jazz Maastricht 2020, Roskam Brussels 2020, Ambria Jazz Festival 2021, You Must Believe in Spring 2021 (Mantova, 4’33” association), Barga Jazz Festival 2021, Bergamo Jazz Festival 2021.
Archipelagos’ first album gets published in December 2020, recorded at TubeStudio in July 2020 and produced by the Italian label “Emme Produzioni Musicali”.

Claire Parsons: vocals, effects
Federico Calcagno: bass clarinet
Niran Dasika: trumpet
Simon Groppe: piano
Ramon van Merkenstein: double bass
Francesca Remigi: drums, compositions

Palazzo Te, Mantova (IT)
Palazzo Te, Mantova (IT)

REMIGI & CALCAGNO DUO

“Nuova Generazione Jazz 2021” and Top Jazz (Musica Jazz) winners Francesca Remigi and Federico Calcagno find themselves sharing the scene again by presenting a new anomalous and intriguing electro-acoustic duo.
Although bass clarinet and drums is not one of the most common line-ups, the fusion of such singular personalities and the intimacy that blossoms from it guide the listener into an oniric dimension where you can easily forget to be listening to those instruments.
The musicians’ creative need and the constant research of personal musical approaches generate an involving sonic experience, characterized by a wide variety of timbre and dynamic nuances. The duo focuses on how to make music in the present, through instant composing practices and the re-elaboration of original compositions. It gives room to different music influences and ranges from jazz to electronic and contemporary music.
The Duo performs for Bergamo Jazz Memories 2021, organized by Teatro Donizetti Foundation, for Il Jazz Italiano per le Terre del Sisma 2021 and Bergamo Jazz 2022 (Jazz Pills).

Federico Calcagno: clarinet and bass clarinet
Francesca Remigi: drums and percussions

Bergamo Jazz Memories 2021


CONFINI LABILI

Calcagno-Subatin-Remigi is an unconventional trio of bass clarinet, guitar and drums in which the musicians explore a musical territory where improvisation and composition merge in a unique way. The repertoire is made up of compositions by the three musicians including free improvisations. An exceptional trio full of originality, nuances, groove and creativity.


Federico Calcagno: clarinet, bass clarinet
Javier Subatin: guitar, electronics
Francesca Remigi: drums, electronics


ENDANGERED SPECIES

Creative music and free forms of exploration are the terms which better describe the body of work of these two musicians. Their music is a shapeless and fresh discovery, made of the electronic and acoustic sounds of 11 stringed instruments, 8 drums, 19 cymbals and multiple unconventional toys. This eclectic and experimental duo is releasing a new album in fall 2022.


Killick Hinds: stringed instruments, guitars, electronics (US)
Francesca Remigi: drums, electronics (IT)

3 Electrodes in a pipe glass

Aretha Tillotson, Nish Manjunath and Francesca Remigi find themselves sharing the scene by presenting a new anomalous and intriguing electronic trio. 3 Electrodes in a Glass Tube is an Boston-based electro-jazz project which breaks the boundaries between jazz, free improvisation and electronic music. The musicians’ creative need and the constant research of personal musical approaches generate an involving sonic experience, characterized by a wide variety of timbres and dynamic nuances. The trio focuses on how to make music in the present, through instant composing practices and the re-elaboration of original compositions. It gives room to different music influences and genres from jazz and electronics to improvised and contemporary music.

Nish Manjunath: sax, electronics (AUS)
Aretha Tillotson: upright bass, electronics (CA)
Francesca Remigi: drums, electronics (IT)

Soul’s Spring

Soul’s Spring – La fonte dell’Anima – is a modern jazz project born in Brussels in March 2018, under the lead of the drummer and composer Francesca Remigi, and formed with the goal to find a way to express the inner self through music. We consider music as the main source (Spring) of our creativity and identity (Soul): it’s our own voice to touch people and reach them with the essence of who we are as thoughtful beings. Therefore, our message talks about ourself and how we perceive this manifold and controversial world we live in: it expresses our feelings provoked by the impact with sorrowful realities which touch us directly, as immigration, violence against women, social exclusion, but also about some more intimate experiences, as absence and remoteness. 
The compositions are inspired by the nowadays New York modern jazz scene, focusing in particular on rhythmic experimentation, through polyrhythms and metric modulations. Among the reference artists we have Tigran Hamasyan, Vijay Iyer, Shai Maestro, Avishai Cohen, Steve Coleman, Dan Weiss, Stéphane Galland and many others.

Francesca Remigi: drums, compositions
Andreas Polyzogopoulos: trumpet, flugelhorn
Giovanni Di Carlo: guitar
Simon Groppe: piano
Ramon van Merkenstein: double bass
Flavio Spampanato: vocals

Jazz Station (Bxl)
Jazz Station (Bxl)