soprano sax, clarinet, chalumeau, whistle, zurne, cornamuse
A Master of wind instruments, and composer, Edmondo has worked for 30 years in the spheres of experimental music, folk, ethnic, world, minimalist, soundtracks and more. Perfecting his use of instruments from diverse cultures and musical expressions; he plays numerous wind instruments.
Edmondo has played on, and composed, innumerable film soundtracks (in collaboration with Pivio and Aldo De Scalzi); he has set poetry readings to music for, amongst others, Adonis, Fernanda Pivano, Maurizio Maggiani, Don Andrea Gallo, Ugo Volli; he has composed the music for many theatre productions, including performances, since 1985, by Laura Curino, Lina Sastri, Laura Sicignano, to name but a few; he has also composed for television. Edmondo has performed at major world music festivals in Italy, Spain, France, Finland, Russia, Brazil, Germany, and Japan. His training ranges from singer songwriter, to progressive rock, from experimental music to folk, and beyond, studying alongside numerous musicians, amongst whom are: Vittorio De Scalzi, Mauro Pagani, Picchio dal Pozzo, Mario Arcari, Ares Tavolazzi, Antonio Marangolo, Ingrid Chavez, Yo Yo Mundi, Armando Corsi, Tony Esposito, Marco Beasley, Marco Fadda, Elias Nardi, Max Manfredi, Arup Kanti Das, Filippo Gambetta, Maurizio Martinotti, Franco Lucà, Roberta Alloisio.
Edmondo has worked on more than 120 albums, with some or the most important record labels in the worlds of ethno-folk, progressive, and world d’Italia (Le Vijà, Orchestra TradAlp, Picchio dal Pozzo, Charta De Mar, Comunn Mor, Fabio Zuffanti, Hostsonate, and others). His personal recordings, on which have appeared the likes of Eris Pluvia, Avarta, Orchestra Bailam, and Ancient Veil, have received critical international acclaim.
Artistic curator and composor for the theatre company Compagnia Teatro Nudo with which Edmondo does a great deal of work, including as director since 2006. As a soloist ha has recorded: Sonno Eliso (2012); Missive Archetipe (2014); and Cabit, Unico Figlio (2017), which is based on Ligurian Christmas tradition and was recognised as one of the top ten world music/traditional discs of that year.
In 2020, Edmondo composed and performed live the music for the Theatre Stabile di Catania‘s production of Antigone, which ran for some 120 performances, throughout Italy. He also composed and performed live the music for Le Baccanti.
Artistic producer for the majority of his own CDs, Edmondo in handles all the technical elements and the graphics; he also produces videos in his Home Studio.
Edmondo write articles on music and book reviews, for the music magazine rock progressive (MAT2020).