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Francesco Cusa
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Drummer, composer and writers, Francesco Cusa was born in Catania in 1966. Performed with well-known musicians such as: Paolo Fresu, Tino Tracanna, Attilio Zanchi, Marco Micheli, Bruno Tommaso, Larry Smith, Walter Schmocker, Lauro Rossi, Gianni Gebbia, Fabrizio Puglisi, Stefano De Bonis, Guglielmo Pagnozzi, Domenico Caliri, Luigi Mosso, Edoardo Marraffa, Cristina Zavalloni, Lelio Giannetto, Alberto Capelli, Riccardo Pittau, Mirko Sabatini, Jay Rodriguez, Butch Morris, Jon Rose, Michel Godard, Kenny Wheeler, Garbis Dedeian, Steve Lacy, Tim Berne, Stefano D'Anna, Pietro Ciancaglini, Paolino Dalla Porta, Roy Paci, Elliot Sharp, Saadet Türköz, Flying Luttembachers, Andy Sheppard, Michael Riessler, Yves Robert, Giorgio Conte, Fred Giuliani, Zu, Mohammed El Bawi, E. Glerum, Assif Tsahar, Natalia M.King, Lionel Rolland, Dj.Pushy, Christophe Monniot, Tanja Feichtmair, Manu Codjia, Emil Spany, Arrington De Dionyso, Gianluca Petrella, Claudio Lugo, Marco Cappelli, Jean Marc Montera, Ab Baars, Ig Henneman, Danilo Gallo, Beppe Scardino, Francesco Bigoni, Stefano Senni, Piero Bittolo Bon, i Robotobibok, Giovanni Falzone, Tito Magialajo, Enrico Terragnoli, Carlos Zingaro, John Tilbury, Gianni Lenoci, Billy Bang, Antono Borghini, Pasquale Mirra, Francesco Bearzatti, Carlo Atti, Amy Denio, Vincenzo Vasi, Mike Cooper, Giorgio Pacorig, Paolo Sorge, Pasquale Innarella, Tony Cattano, Silvia Bolognesi, Leila Adu, Marta Raviglia, Henry Cook, Giacomo Ancillotto, Roberto Raciti, Federico Squassabia, Gaia Mattiuzzi, Dean Bowman, Don Byron, Peter van Bergen, Jan Willem Van Der Ham, Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky, Michael Occhipinti, Giovanni Mayer, Eyal Mayoz, Jim Pugliese, Nicole Federici, Mauro Pagani, Ron Anderson, Francesco Cafiso, Dan Kinzelman, Emilio Galante, Simone Zanchini, LIisa Mezzacappa, Kyoko Kitamura, Gabriele Mirabassi, Tellef Ogrim, Trevor Brown, Alessandro Vicard, Michael Fisher, Heinrich von Calnein, Oscar Noriega, Peter Zummo, Gregory Burk, Antonello Salis, the dancers Cinzia Scordia, Melaku Belay, Jennifer Cabrera and Florence La Porte, the visual artist Fred Gautnier, the writers collectif Wu Ming, and the writer Andrea Inglese.

He was promoting member of Bassesfere Collective and is currently involved in an association for promoting improvised and avant-garde music, the project/label "Improvvisatore Involontario". He performed in several international music festivals in France, Rumania, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Serbia, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Norway, Spain, Belgium, Denmark, Poland, Usa, Ethiopia, Japan, China.

He leads: the trio F. CUSA"SKRUNCH", the trio THE ASSASSINS, the ensembles "THE NAKED MUSICIANS", and of the live soundtracking project for the movies "SOLOMOVIE" plays Buster Keaton. He is also co-leader of: SKINSHOUT! (Gaia Mattiuzzi/F.Cusa), JARUZELSKI'S DREAM (Piero Bittolo Bon/Stefano Senni, F.Cusa), TRY TRIO (Nicola Fazzini/Gabriele Evangelista/F.Cusa), SWITTERS (Gebbia/Vasi/Cusa), MANSARDA, WAR DUO (Marcello Di Lorenzo/F.Cusa), MANCUSA (Giovanni Mancuso, Francesco Cusa). He performs with the following groups: TRINKLE TRIO (feat. Michel Godard), Paolo Sorge "Jazz Waiters" (Sorge, Senni, Cattano, Cusa), HOMAGE A STANLEY KUBRICK (Manzoni, Campobasso, Senni, Cusa), ITALIAN SURF ACADEMY (Marco Cappelli, Luca Lo Bianco, Cusa), TAN T'IEN TRIO (Luca Dell'Anna, Ivo Barbieri, Cusa).

He is also a writer of books of novels. He write also for the rewiews: "Lapis" and "Cultura Commestibile".

Discography:
1) T.A.O. "Amaremandorle", yvp music 3041 (1994), (feat. Paolo Fresu, Guglielmo Pagnozzi, C.Zavalloni)
2) Domenico Caliri Q.ART.AEPTO"Sicilia Jazz Collection, vol. 1", SPLAS(H) records
3) SPECCHIO ENSEMBLE "Suite no. 1 per quintetto doppio", caicai 005 (1995 Pierrot Lunaire)
4) JORGE, C. ZAVALLONI "OPEN QUARTET", TABULA RASA, T.A.O., SPECCHIO ENSEMBLE "Catalogo Basse Sfere", (1996 autoproduzione)
5) Cristina Zavalloni "OPEN QUARTET" "Danse a rebours", yvp music 3053 (1996)
6) JORGE "L'inferno dei polli" SPLASC(H) Rec. CD H 463.2 (1996)
7) SPECCHIO ENSEMBLE Compil. "Angelica 1995", caicai 007 (1996 Pierrot Lunaire)
8) Alfredo Impullitti, KAOS ENSEMBLE e Kenny Wheeler "La geometria dell'abisso", SPLASC(H) Rec. CDH 638.2 (1998)
9) JAZZIN'ENSEMBLE "Najo", Ideasuoni IDE009, (1998)
10) Cristina Zavalloni "OPEN QUARTET""Come valersi non servilmente di Bertolt Brecht", CMC 9981-2 (1998) (feat. Michel Godard, Kaos Ensemble)
11) CONJURA "Conjura", ETNAGIGANTE/WHYNOT? 001 (1999)
12) SPECCHIO ENSEMBLE "Porcyville", ida 017, I dischi di Angelica (2003)
13) Paolo Sorge "Trinkle Trio" with Michel Godard and Francesco Cusa - AUAND AU9003 (2003)
14) Cristina Zavalloni "OPEN QUARTET" "When you go yes is yes!" fy 7024 (2003)
15) Francesco Cusa Impasse "su Jacques Prévert" SPLASC(H) Rec. CDH609.2, (1997)
16) Francesco Cusa "66six" - Du Démon et d'autres questions - BASSESFEREC 002 - (1999)
17) TRIONACRIA "The mystic revelation", Curva Minore, 001 (1999)
18) Francesco Cusa & Cristina Zavalloni Impasse"New original soundtrack for Aurora by F.W.Murnau" - BASSESFEREC 003 - (2000)
19) Francesco Cusa "SKRUNCH" "Psicopatologia del serial killer", IMPROVVISATOREINVOLONTARIO I.I.0001 (2005)
20) SWITTERS "The Anabaptist loop", IMPROVVISATOREINVOLONTARIO I.I.0002 (2005)
21) Francesco Cusa "SOLOMOVIE", "Isole che parlano", ICP 001 (2005)
22) SWITTERS "Jazz Magazine vol. 38" JM38 (2006)
23) NURSERY FOUR "Improvised music for imaginary films" IMPROVVISATOREINVOLONTARIO I.I.0003 (2006)
24) NURSERY FOUR "Jazz Magazine vol. 50" JM50 (2007)
25) NAKED MUSICIANS "A sicilian way to cooking mind"IMPROVVISATOREINVOLONTARIO I.I.0004 (2006)
26) Paolo Sorge & THE JAZZ WAITERS 2007 jazz IMPROVVISATOREINVOLONTARIO I.I. 0005
27) MIMMO/SERRAPIGLIO/CUSA "A Watched Pot" 2007 AMIRANI REC.006
28) Francesco Cusa "SKRUNCH" "L'arte della guerra", IMPROVVISATOREINVOLONTARIO I.I.0006(2007)
29) Riccardo Pittau "CONGREGATION" - "Death Jazz" - IMPROVVISATOREINVOLONTARIO I.I.0007(2008)
30) FEET OF MUD "Feet of Mud" IMPROVVISATOREINVOLONTARIO I.I.0009(2008)
31) SWITTERS "Current Trends In Contemporary Italian Music Disaster" IMPROVVISATOREINVOLONTARIO I.I.0011(2008)
32) Francesco Cusa & SHIRIN DEMMA "On War" AMIRANI REC. 012 (2008)
33) "ANTIVATICAN COALITION AGAINST THE HIPPIES RESISTANCE" IMPROVVISATOREINVOLONTARIO I.I.0010 (2008)
34) Francesco Cusa "66SIXS", "Stormy Suite", Erosha 020 (2009)
35) NAKED MUSICIANS "Emiliano Culastrisce" IMPROVVISATOREINVOLONTARIO I.I.0014 (2009)
36) WAR DUO "La Commissione d'ascolto" IMPROVVISATOREINVOLONTARIO I.I.0015 (2009)
37) BODY HAMMER "Origins of Body Hammer" IMPROVVISATOREINVOLONTARIO I.I.0016 (2009)
38) Francesco Cusa "SKRUNCH - Electric/Vocal" "Jacques Lacan, a true musical story", IMPROVVISATOREINVOLONTARIO I.I.0017(2010)
39) "SKINSHOUT" - "Caribbean Songs", IMPROVVISATOREINVOLONTARIO I.I.0020 (2010)
40) JARUZELSKI'S DREAM - "Jazz Gawronski" - CLEAN FEED CF211CD(2010)
41) SKINSHOUT & Xabier Iriondo "Altai" - 0024 IMPROVVISATORE INVOLONTARIO (2011)
42) Gianni Gebbia TRIO "Empedocles" - HORO (2011)
43) Mauro Campobasso &Mauro Manzoni QUARTET "Homage to Stanley Kubrick" PARCO DELLA MUSICA REC" (2011)
44) MANSARDA "Mansarda" - 0026 IMPROVVISATORE INVOLONTARIO (2011)
45) Aurora Curcio "D'onde" IMPROVVISATORE INVOLONTARIO (2011)
46) Marco Cappelli'S ITALIAN SURF ACADEMY: "The American Dream" (MODE avant 13)
47) THE ASSASSINS: "The Grace and The Beauty" IMPROVVISATORE INVOLONTARIO (2012)
48) TAN T'IEN "The Fourth Door" IMPROVVISATORE INVOLONTARIO - 0031 (2012)
49) TRY TRIO "Sphere" (Fazzini, Evangelista, Cusa) IMPROVVISATORE INVOLONTARIO (2013)
50) Francesco Cusa "VOCAL NAKED" - "Flowers in the garbage" - IMPROVVISATORE INVOLONTARIO (2013)
51) SONATA ISLAND "Meets Mahler" (Falzone, Zanchini, Succi, Galante, Senni, Cusa) - (1312) ZONE DI MUSICA (2013)
52) Felice Del Gaudio TRIO "Nostalgia" - JAZZ DAILY (2013)
53) BASTANDARDS "Plays jazz" - BUNCH REC. (2013)
54) Francesco Cusa "SKRUNCH" - ""Body-Soul-Spirit" - BUNCH REC. (2014)
55) FRANCESCO NURRA "Diario di un pazzo" - IMPROVVISATORE INVOLONTARIO (2014)
56) MANCUSA "Terra Matta" - BUNCH REC. (2014)
57) TAN T'IEN "For Jazz Audio Fans Only vol. 7" - a cura di YASUKUNI TERASHIMA - Japan
58) Francesco Cusa & THE ASSASSINS: "Love", 0043 IMPROVVISATORE INVOLONTARIO (2015)

Music For Film:
- "- Oltre Selinunte" a film by Salvo Cuccia (DVD 2006) Unione Europea e Regione Siciliana














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