MOTHRA モスラ 

 

Mothra モ ス ラ is a giant moth, the monstrous God of peace of the Japanese cinema, appeared on the screens in 1961. It reveals its devastating powers only when its environment is violated or when his friend / enemy Godzilla becomes evil. Its wings, symbol of an intangible lightness, are transformed into lethal weapons with which gives rise to hurricanes.

A moth as a symbol of fragility that can unleash an irrepressible force: the three musicians combine these contrasts through music in a constantly changing that, through mutual listening and improvisation, can be delicate and introspective but also furious and release.

FABIO MINA

flute, duduk, khaen, bansuri, danmoi, koncovka, electronics


PEPPE FRANA 

electric oud, oud, electronics


MARCO ZANOTTI

drums, pandeiro, iya, percussions, electronics

The three of them are joined by extra-European musical approaches: Mina plays flute but also bansuri flute, duduk, danmoi, fujara; Zanotti plays percussions and other instruments from Africa like mbira and kamalengoni, Andean drums and objects; Frana plays turkish oud, in particular an electric variant as well as the lute, Afghan rabab and other plectrum instruments.

The trio explores electroacoustic territory extending the sonic possibilities of their instruments with effects, loops and live electronics. 

*** New LP The Mothra Tapes out in 2018 

(China/Japan)

*** New production:  Lettere a Nour - debut 14/6/2018

written by Rachid Ben Zine

produced by ERT

director Giorgio Sangati

actors: Franco Branciaroli and Marina Occhionero

original music: MOTHRAモスラ

FABIO MINA - MARCO ZANOTTI duo 

For a few years I have been working on a musical research together with flutist/improviser Fabio Mina. 

Following two albums by Fabio Mina: "The Shore" featuring Markus Stockhausen (A Simple Lunch, 2014) and "High Winds May Exist" (Da Vinci Records, 2017), we're always working on new material, new concepts, new ispirations, taking advantage of the sublime magic of improvisation in music, between two people.

 

“Ma qui niente esotismi a buon mercato, niente etno-oleografie di rimando, profonda ispirazione invece”

[Gino Dal Soler,  Blow Up, 2014]

Discography:
 
THE SHORE  feat. Markus Stockhausen
A Simple Lunch, 2013
HIGH WINDS MAY EXIST
Da Vinci Edition (JP/IT), 2017
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