Simone Quatrana piano
Andrea Grossi doublebass
Pedro Melo Alves drums
Italian-portuguese trio which joins some of the most stimulating new figures of creative improvised music in Europe. From Milano, pianist Simone Quatrana – who played and recorded with Ken Vandermark or Peter Brotzmann – Andrea Grossi – active in the contemporary and improvised music of Italy with groups such as Blend 3, ParmaFrontiere Orchestra, Roberto Bonati’s Chironomic Ensemble and Milan Music Collective – and from Lisbon, Pedro Melo Alves – active with Omniae Large Ensemble, The Rite of Trio and Luís Vicente Trio.
Their first collaboration dates back to 2019, the year they met in Borgotaro on the occasion of the Premio Internazionale Giorgio Gaslini of which Pedro was the 2019 winner and Andrea the honorable mention.
Together they form a trio of contemporary improvised music, with compositional frames that feed focused real-time composition. You hear aesthetics reminiscent of the improvised and composed music of the 20th and 21st century as well as hot blooded energy which is not afraid of lyric melody, abstract contemplation or structured formal matrixes.
“For Beauty Is Nothing But The Beginning of Terror”
To be released in June 2023 on Clean Feed