Curriculum vitae

Since the beginning of his career, he pursued a very particular musical research on the drumset; most of his work is based on improvisation and the borders between improvised and written music.
In particular, on his Solo performances he investigates the relantionships between sound/body/space.

He focused mostly on interdisciplinary relationship with other arts' languages and performed with dancers as in “Mobiles”. In the contemporary opera “Il Sogno di una cosa” as a percussionist/performer, commissioned to composer Mauro Montalbetti and Ensemble Sentieri Selvaggi conducted by Carlo Boccadoro. In contemporary theatre's shows like "Luce Nera" and "Non ricominciamo la guerra di Troia" (for six drums ensemble and actress Patricia Zanco), Stefano Benni's "Baldanders", "Oscillazioni" by Vitaliano Trevisan and composed original music for some of Trevisan's theatre's works such as Quattro Stanze con bagno and Solo RH.
He also recorded ballet music for Teatro La Scala commissioned to composer Carlo Boccadoro.

After the early debut with progressive band  "Devil Doll" which reached a high recognition all over , he attended Berklee College of Music in Boston for a while and began an intense concert activity in the main festivals and theatres programs in Europe, America and Japan.

During his career he played with Annette Peacock, Louis Sclavis, Kenny Wheeler, Tim Berne, Dave Liebman, Paul McCandless, Norma Winstone, Michel Godard, Al Di Meola, Mick Goodrick, Ralph Alessi, Ravi Coltrane, Drew Gress, Ben Monder, Erik Friedlander, Christy Doran, Hal Crook, Michele Tadini, Giorgio Gaslini, Enrico Rava, Paolo Fresu, Gianluigi Trovesi, Roberto Fabbriciani,  Enea Salmeggia Chamber Orchestra and many others.

Nowadays he regulary performs/records with  Stefano Battaglia Trio with whom he recorded three cds for well known label ECM, with russian accordionist/singer Evelina Petrova, Roberto Bonati Trio, with artist Gianandrea Gazzola and his water drops installation”Nomos II”, Samo Salamon band.
He run an intense activity as a teacher (Forme Sonore interdisciplinary workshop) and the leadership of few instrumental ensembles whose works are focused on contemporary graph notation.

The discography includes more than 70 Cd.

As a leader:
Images (1999) with N, Winstone, G. Venier, H. Sieverts
Interférences (2002) with M. Godard, K. Gregory
Instants - Live at Teatro Olimpico (2003) with L. Sclavis, V. Courtois, K. Gregory
Drama (solo drums) (2008)
Lontano (solo drums) (2011)

Contacts

roberto.dani@conservatorio.pr.it

Subjects

Biennio

BB 037 - Prassi esecutiva e repertorio  - Jazz

Triennio

COMJ 11 01 - Batteria e percussioni jazz  - Prassi esecutive e repertori

COMJ 11 02 - Batteria e percussioni jazz  - Prassi esecutive e repertori

COMJ 11 04 - Batteria e percussioni jazz  - Improvvisazione allo strumento

Corsi preaccademici

Batteria e percussioni jazz