Andrea Belfi

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Andrea Belfi (born 1979) is an Italian electro-acoustic musician and composer.[1] He began playing drums at the age of 14. From 1995 to 1998 he's been involved in numerous punk bands. He studied art in Milan, before becoming involved in experimental music in 2000. He's been member of electronic outfit Medves (with GIuseppe Ielasi, Stefano Pilia, Riccardo Wanke & Renato Rinaldi), the duo Christa Pfangen with Mattia Coletti, the trio Rosolina Mar.

From 2002 he's been collaboration with a wide range of artists like: Carla Bozulich, Mike Watt, David Grubbs, Stefano Pilia, Aidan Baker, Simon James Phillips, BJ Nilsen, Ignaz Schick, Mattia Coletti, Å, Attila Faravelli, Machinefabriek, David Maranha, Attila Faravelli, Giuseppe Ielasi, RCF, Riccardo Wanke, Renato Rinaldi.


Selected Discography[edit]

Solo albums[edit]

  • "Ned n°2" CD (Chocolateguns 2002)
  • "Between Neck & Stomach" CD (Häpna 2006)
  • "Knots" CD (Die Schachtel 2008)
  • "Wege" CD (Room 40 2012)
  • "Dubbing & Doubling” LP ltd. (ROOM40 2012)


Collaborations[edit]

  • "Gilda" 7" (Halley records 1997) as member of Gilda
  • ”Before and After Dinner" CD/LP (Wallace records 2005) as member of Rosolina Mar
  • "Watch me getting back the end" CD (Die Schachtel 2007) with Mattia Coletti as member of Christa Pfangen
  • "Pulses and Places" CD (Korm Plastic 2009) with Machinefabriek
  • “for tumbling” CD (Die Schachtel 2010) with Attila Faravelli as member of Tumble
  • "Onrushing Cloud" CD/LP (Blue Chopsticks 2010) with David Grubbs and Stefano Pilia
  • "The Myth of Persistence of Vision Revisited" CD (Zarek CD 2011) with Ignaz Schick
  • “The Swifter" LP/FLAC (Wormhole 2012) with Simon James Phillips and BJ Nilsen with The Swifter
  • "La Busta Gialla" CD (Clenchedwrench 2013) with Mike Watt with Il Sogno del Marinaio
  • "Brick Mask” LP+CD (Miasmah 2013) with Aidan Baker with B/B/S/
  • "Moondog Mask" CD (Trovarobato/Lineria 2013) with Hobocombo
  • ”Mud Puddle/We come to Learn” 7” (ORG Music 2014) with Mike Watt with Il Sogno del Marinaio
  • "Canto Secondo" CD/LP (Clenchedwrench 2014) with Mike Watt with Il Sogno del Marinaio


As a featured drummer for:

  • David Grubbs "The Plain Where the Palace Stood" LP/CD/DL (Drag City 2013)
  • Carla Bozulich "Boy" LP/CD/DL (Constellation 2014)

Current projects[edit]

  • Il Sogno del Marinaio, with Mike Watt and Stefano Pilia
  • Belfi/Grubbs/Pilia trio, with David Grubbs and Stefano Pilia
  • B/B/S/, with Aidan Baker and Erik Skodvin
  • Hobocombo, with Rocco Marchi and Francesca Baccolini
  • The Swifter, with Simon James Phillips and BJ Nilsen

Selected performances[edit]

  • All Tomorrow's Parties, Camber Sand (UK) 2013
  • Unsound Festival, Krakow 2013
  • Gas Festival, Göteborg 2011
  • Experimental Intermedia, New York 2011
  • Almost Cinema Festival, Vooruit, Gent 2009
  • Issue Project Room, New York 2009
  • Klarafestival, Brussels 2008
  • Fondazione Claudio Buziol, Venice 2008
  • Lampo, Chicago - April 2008
  • Netmage Festival 8, Bologna - January 2008
  • Artissima Festival, Turin - November 2007
  • De Sonis, London - October 2006

Artist-in-residence program[edit]

  • ZKM, Karlsruhe 2013
  • "BISAR", Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin 2011
  • Q-O2 werkplatz, Bruxelles 2010
  • Harlem Studio, New York 2009


References[edit]

  1. ^ Masters, Marc; Walter, Weasel; Young, Rob (2008-02-19). No Wave. Black Dog. p. 243. ISBN 978-1-906155-02-5. Retrieved 6 April 2011. "29 year old Andrea Belfi is one of the more productive elements in Italy's minimal rock underground. His inventive, dirgelike drumming and enhanced electronics are a notable ingredient ..."