Centazzo has performed around the world and released numerous recordings, both as leader and sideman.
Andrea Centazzo' is an Italian-born American percussionist and composer of minimal music. He acquired U.S. citizenship in 2000 and lives in Los Angeles, California. In more than 30 years' career, Centazzo crossed music genres and artistic expression forms, starting as jazz percussionist and improviser to become later a contemporary composer, a visual artist, a film and Theater director and a multimedia artist. His impressive discography counts over 150 LP, CD and DVD almost all recorded for ICTUS RECORDS his own label, founded in 1976 and still active after the 2006 rebirth in California. He has performed and recorded with Don Cherry, Derek Bailey, Steve Lacy, Evan Parker, John Zorn, Henry Kaiser, Enrico Rava, Tom Cora, Theo Jörgensmann, Alvin Curran, Lol Coxhill and the likes. Most of those musicians were involved in his Mitteleuropa Orchestra a seminal 16 pieces big band active between 1980 and 1983 in Europe. His com[poser career started writing for that ensemble and later expanded in writing for symphonic orchestra and opera. His most famous opera was TINA (1996) inspired by the life and art of Tina Modotti. 2 more operas followed, Memento in 2000 and Simultas in 2001. In the last 5 years Centazzo wrote and performed 3 seminal multimedia solo shows (Mandala, Eternal Traveler and Einstein's Cosmic MEssengers) combining his award winning videos with solo performances based on percussion and digital percussion, using extensively computers, looping and sampling. Centazzo has performed around the world and released numerous recordings, both as leader and sideman.
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