Adriano Orrù – Simple Cosmogony

13 October, 25 October 2018


On the occasion of GAP by LUCIO POZZI, Adriano Orrù played Simple Cosmogony/Cosmogonia Semplice (double bass, rattles, brush, percussion rod).

Orrù's intervention was introduced by an improvised prelude originating from the suggestions of Pozzi's works. Following this, he began his Cosmogonia Semplice, composed in 2012.

We report how the musician commented to his participation to GAP: «I thought of a sort of duality between the vertical and the horizontal (two elements that, in music, bear importance and meaning). Without trying to force some implausible similarity, I put these two dimensions in relation through the sound, the performative action and the "important" presence of my instrument, the double bass. A geography/geometry of sound and space.»

Biography: Adriano Orrù is a double bass player who plays jazz, radical improvisation, chamber music and multimedia projects. He has collaborated in various projects with Paolo Fresu, Giancarlo Schiaffini, Tony Oxley, Lenka Zupkova, AN MOKU, Gianni Mimmo, Marco Colonna, Samuel Hallqvist, Ettore Fioravanti, Roberto Cipelli, Marco Tamburini, Tino Tracanna, Andy Gravish, Tim Hodkinson, Paulo Chagas , Joao Pedro Viegas, Guy-Frank Pellerin, Maria Do Mar, Luiz Rocha, Samuel Hällkvist, François Choiselat, Mauro Sambo, Marcello Magliocchi, Victor Nubla, White Noise Generator, Simon Balestrazzi, Silvia Corda, Takatsuna Mukai, Henning Frimann, Guro Skumsnes Moe, Håvard Skaset, Paul Angeli, Paula Gimeno, Yali Herbet. He recorded for Splasc (h), Digitalis Purpurea, Comar23, TiConZero, Big Round Records, Pork Bristle, Magick With Tears, LaBèl, Pan and Rosas, Endtitles, Creative Sources, Amirani Records. Reviews, articles, interviews have appeared on Rai Radio3, Doublebassist, All About Jazz, Il Manifesto, Blow Up, and others.