Abnoba

Abnoba

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Abnoba comes from the inspiration of 7 young musicians who bring together diverse styles and expressions to create a new musical language, “without place”. This merging of styles draws from the musical heritage of Europe and Italy, combined with funky-jazz fusion sounds and electronic minimalism.

Biography

Through the use of both traditional and modern instruments, Abnoba generates a musical language which is even more innovative, free from stereotypes of time and space and with an experimental richness distinguished by its relevance. Abnoba’s roots in traditional popular music are updated and made tangible, engaging both technically and emotionally and taking the audience on a musical journey made of shrieks and caresses, irony and love of life.

Abnoba’s performance and recording activities have frequently brought the band into contact with musicians from many different areas.
One of the most important collaborations was with the singer Sabrina Pallini, firstly as guest artist on the cds “Vai Facile” and “Abnormal”, and now as an integral member of the band; other notable events are the participation in concerts and recordings with the hurdy-gurdy players Patrick Bouffard, Sebastien Tron and Gregory Jolivet, performing blues with the guitarist Paolo Bonfanti, working with the Voces Nocturnae choir and the traditional penny-whistle of the Four Provinces played by Stefano Valla.
The band’s most recent and prestigious collaboration was with the Sardinian trumpet player Paolo Fresu and the string quartet Alborada, with whom Abnoba had the honour of sharing the stage for a performance at the Toselli Theatre in Spring 2010 during the Cuneo Mountain Festival. The gig was completely sold out and was very well received by the audience.

Abnoba is proud of its performance in many concerts both in Italy and abroad, among which are:

20th Winter Olympic Games – Medals Plaza (Turin, Italy)
Andancas – Sao Pedro do Sul (Portugal)
Cimiera do Fole Festival – Agueda (Portugal)
Etetrad – Fenis (Aosta, Italy)
Eurofolk – Segovia (Spain)
European Jazz Expo – Cagliari (Italy)
Folkest – Spilimbergo (Pordenone, Italy)
Folkontest – Casale Monferrato (Alessandria, Italy)
Isola Folk – Suisio (Bergamo, Italy)
Lorient Intercelt Festival – Lorient (Brittany, France)
Occitanica – Roccasparvera (Cuneo, Italy)
Premio Città di Loano – Loano (Savona, Italy)
Sentieri Acustici – Bardalone (Pistoia, Italy)
Torino Settembre Musica – Valentino Medieval Village (Turin, Italy)

Discography

Vai Facile
Label Felmay
Release date 2006
Catalogue number Fy 8110

Abnormal
Label Hertzbrigade
Release date 2010
Catalogue number KHZ 10CD01

Compilations and other projects:
Note per la Notte (La notte della Taranta, 2010)
La Cota Rusa (Primalpe, 2008)
Bar Italia: Classic and New Italian Flavours (Nascente, 2008)
Piemonte World: The stars look very different today (Piemonte Region, 2005)