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Giovannimaria Perrucci, studied at the Conservatory “Gioachino Rossini” in Pesaro and took his Bachelor’s Degree in Organ, Composition and Harpsichord. Subsequently, he frequented the Organ class of Xavier Darasse at the Conservatoire National Superieur in Lion and Toulouse, obtaining the Prix in harpsichord in the class of Jan Willem Jansen. He has performed in concerts all over Italy and throught Europe, either as a soloist or in cooperation with the distinguished choirs, chamber and orchestra groups. He has made recordings for the radio network of the RAI, discographic companies: Bongiovanni (Bologna), Opera 3 (Madrid), Discantica (Milano), Clavis (Roma). He is an expert on the art of Italian organ-building and author
of numerous special publications. He is one of the founders (1982) of the association “Associazione Marchigiana Organistica” and of the Institute for the Organ Study of the Marche Region (1996); engages in the study and preservation of the historic organs in Italy and has coordinated in part the catalogue on the organs of Marche Region. He is the founder and coordinator of the project entitled “Hydraulis – organ history on either side of the Adriatic Sea” -, which brings together various Italian regions, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania and Greece. He teaches at the Conservatorio “G. B. Pergolesi” in Ancona, is organist at the Basilica of San Paterniano in Fano and artistic director of the “Castelli d’Aria” Itinerant Organ
Festival, which takes place around the Marche region.


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Peppe Consolmagno, born in Rimini in 1958, brought up in Italy , mainly plays instruments built on his own with materials which he collects during his trips, such as gourds, bamboo, wood and metal. His music is played using instruments belonging to extra-european cultures, for example Brazil (his mainly inspiration), Africa and Asia which, nevertheless, share in common. The Burman gong, the Shell, the Meditation cups, the African pots, the Pygmies' one-note flutes, the Water gourds, the Berimbau together with his voice and a strong intimist relationship with them, create a unique dimension where natural sound, silence, timbre and rhythm predominate.

Consolmagno has played at international festivals such as: "Umbria Jazz" in Perugia, "Festival International de Jazz" in Montreal-Canada, "Jazz o Brazil" in Paris, "Kunstamt Steglitz" in Berlin, "Drum 2000" percussion festival in Bologna, "Festival di Musica da Camera" in Tolentino, "Centro Studi Brasiliani C.E.B." in Rome, "World Music Festival" in Lanciano, "Percussion World and Sound PWS7" in Asti, RAI "Radiotre Suite", "Jaco Pastorius Music Festival" in Coriano, "5th World Music Festival" in Rome, "Musica dei Popoli" in Florence, as well as at the festival "Sete Sóis, Sete Luas" in Portugal,” Percussionistica World Rhythm Festival" in Umbertide, Istituto Musicale P.Mascagni in Livorno, Liceo Musicale in Catania," Festival Womad" in Palermo, "Fandango Jazz Festival "- La Palma in  Rome, I Suoni delle Dolomiti Festival in Trentino, Festival International de Sousse in Tunisia, Festival Banlieues Bleues Festival in Paris.
His activity in ethno-musicological research has taken him to teach at seminars and workshops focusing on extra-european music and  the building of percussion instruments.
Peppe Consolmagno builds sounding objects for himself and for Nana Vasconcelos, one of his many appreciators.As well as form many other great known worldwide musicians.

Consolmagno also writes for the  Italian specialized magazines such as "World Music", "Percussioni", "Strumenti Musicali", "Jazz", "DrumClub", "Il Manifesto", "Jazzitalia", "CiaoJazz", "CupaCupa", "Musicando", and others. He was invited to Salvador-Bahia ( Brazil ) at "III and IV PercPan" (world percussion festival). Through his work as a journalist and his interviews of famous musicians, he intends to give a voice to the style and way of thinking which unites him to them. He collaborates with other art forms such as theatre, painting, sculpture, poetry, dance. Gives seminars and lectures at universities and schools, and also takes part  on radio and television music programs.  

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