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, Novara Jazz Festival 2022, Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival 2022, Pisa Jazz Festival 2022, Festivalle 2022, JazzBer 2022 (SP), Getxo Jazz Festival 2022, Sile Jazz 2022,… 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
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 at Bergamo Jazz Memories 2021, organized by Teatro Donizetti Foundation, at Il Jazz Italiano per le Terre del Sisma 2021, Bergamo Jazz 2022, Firenze Jazz Festival 2022, Pedras et Sonus Festival 2022, Fara Jazz Festival 2022,…
Federico Calcagno: clarinet and bass clarinet
Francesca Remigi: drums and percussions
Habitable Records co-founders Federico Calcagno,
Javier Subatin and Francesca Remigi present an innovative and unconventional project made of bass clarinet, guitar and drums.
Confini Labili is a free flowing exploration of a special musical
territory where improvisation and composition merge in a unique
way. Its repertoire is formed by compositions of the three
musicians and it includes free improvisations. A multifaceted
album full of originality, nuances, groove and creativity which
combines acoustic and electronic sounds and brings the listener on a long and vivid journey.
Federico Calcagno: clarinet, bass clarinet
Javier Subatin: guitar, electronics
Francesca Remigi: drums, electronics
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)
GoGoDucks is an experimental trio composed by drummer Francesca Remigi, guitar player Luca Zennaro and vibraphone player Paolo Peruzzi. Together they present a contemporary and innovative repertoire of original music which looks for liquid and free approaches to music research. GoGoDucks performs at international festivals such as Umbria Jazz 2022 and Ponte in Jazz 2022.
Luca Zennaro: guitar, electronics, composition
Paolo Peruzzi: vibraphone, composition
Francesca Remigi: drums, composition
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)