OU is dialect foreggin Sardinia, the remote island in the Mediterranean.
OU is finally amongst us, the news has come. The egg said to be an ancient thing, of distant origins.
Others are convinced that OU comes from the far future, like a signal for our generation. Spotted at the circus, in a jazz club, in line at a mall during Christmastime, singing and laughing with a group ofpygmies, partaking in a Thai cooking class; a collective burning desire is to hear that egg wail on ukulele in a teeny tiny bedroom…
OU has arrived, and waits with psychedelic calm to show all its contents, sound and motion.
And who can forget the Great Speculation: the first hypothesis of the egg was it gave forth to new forms, the embryo of something unexpected, some kind of creature not filling any known categories. Furthermore, those smitten by dogma say that the egg’s contents are the origin of existence itself!
OU is here, impassive to all this, still floating in its simple form, full of energy and ready for a deep conversation with all beings on this planet.
Composer, arranger, trumpetist and vocal for Zazie, Tzacatal, Son de Roma and many others. Records – Aideè Montejo, Zazie, Claudio Meilli, Adriano Lanzi-Omar Sodano, Ned, Ardecore, Nuove Tribù Zulu & Gypsies from Rajastan, Emanuele Martorelli, Razmataz, Roberto Fega, Dispositivoperilanciobliquodiunasferetta, Lame a foglia d’oltremare, Saesciant, Lapingra, Son de Roma, I Rinoceronti, Tzacatal, Alvin Curran and Orchestra Iato, Funkallisto, Superbox, Tommaso Di Giulio, Diana Tejera.
In Tour with Pata Palo, Ardecore, Tzacatal, Zazie, Son De Roma, Titubanda, JESSICA LURIE, MEKLIT HADERO, AMY DENIO, MEREL VAN DIJK, DIANA TEJERA.
Active from the end of ’80 as musician, singer, improvisator, composer and arranger. Member and co-founder in 1995 of Ossatura, member of different ensemble of Zeitkratzer, with whom recorded and played live with Lou Reed in elaboration of Metal Machine Music, and with Ardecore. His albums are published with ReR, Charisma, Stalplaat, Die Schachtel. Live concerts in numerous international festival, among which FIMAV (Victoriaville, Canada), Kolner Jazz Haus festival (Koln), Musique Action (Vandoeuvre-Les-Nancy), Fundaciò Juan Miro (Barcelona), Total Music Meeting (Berlin).
Saxophonist, arranger and vocal – Tzacatal, Titubanda, Zazie, Brassmati Aw!rkestra, Son de Roma, Rotobanda, Orchestra Sinfonica de La Sapienza.
Tour – Tzacatal, Zazie, Titubanda, Brassmati Aw!rkestra. Records – Inediti, Ned, Brassmati Aw!rkestra, Lame a foglia d’oltremare, Tzacatal.
Awarded scolarship with Elisabetta Antonini, Maria Pia De Vito, workshop with Sheila Jordan, Cameron Brown, David Linx, Diederik Wissel, Dave Liebman. Now plays with Howbeatswhy (synth and voice) and OU.
Played and toured with Joe Lally (Fugazi), Fonderia, Pharm, Francesca Reggiani, Massimiliano Bruno, Stefano Scarfone. Recorded with Fonderia “Reenter”, “My grandmother space suite”and Pharm. On tour with Joe Lally (Italian tour in 2007), Fonderia (Between 2004 and 2009 in Belgium, Luxemburg, England), Pharm (Japan tour May 2010), Stefano Scarfone between 2011 to present.
CRISTIANO DE FABRITIIS
Drum and vibraphone – from 1990 play and record with Filippo Gatti, Mike Cooper, Tristan Honsinger, Pharm, Niccolò Fabi, Pino Marino, Alvin Curran, Collettivo ANGELO MAI, Francesco Di Bella, Bloody Riot.