Gianni Gebbia - saxophone
Francesco Cusa - drums
Vincenzo Vasi - bass
Asymmetrical sounds for an asymmetrical reality..............Switters
Switters is the name of the main character from the last Tom Robbins book "Fierce Invalids back from Hot Climates ": a serious premonitory book about the actual human and political situation of the all world. Switters is a Cia agent who's gone really out of the rules in a seriously freaky way. Inside the conspiration world that rules most of the political tragedies and events there are cowboys and angels. Switters is one of the angels...........
Gianni Gebbia has been recognised as one of the best talent in the new european improvised music scene. He has been playing and touring Usa, Japan and Europe He has more than 20 recordings under his name and played in major festivals as Mulhouse, Victoriaville, Vancouver, Clusone, Bolzano, Noci, Angelica, Le Mans, Rive de Gier etc.
Freelance works & collaborations: Evan Parker, Fred Frith, Louis Sclavis, Gianluigi Trovesi, Lindsay Cooper, Lars Hollmer, Sakis Papadimitriou, André Jaume, Steve Buchanan, Yves Romain, Dominique Regef, Jean Pierre Drouet,Sergey Kuriokhin, Eldjis Ibrahimova, Vladimir Tarasov, Anatoly Vapirov, Petras Visnaiuskas, Fred Giuliani, Vitas Labutis, Tadashi Endo, Masaki Iwana, Motoharu Yoshizawa, Julie Stanzak, Keiki Miridokawa, Heiner Goebbels, David Moss, Otomo Yoshihide, Antonio Carallo, Raul Ruiz, Noel Akchoté, Benoit Delbeq, Paul Rogers, Thierry Madiot, Guillaume Orti, Christophe Marguet, Hubert Dupont, Ernst Reijsiger, Henri Kaiser, Mari Kimura, Damon Smith, Garth Powell, Phil Gelb, Tim Perkis, Gino Robair, Tom Nunn, William Hooker, Lee Ranaldo, Jim O' Rourke, Mimmo Cuticchio, Toti Garraffa, Floros Floridis, Lefteris Agouridakis, Antonello Salis, Pino Minafra, Salvatore Bonafede, Stefano D'Anna, Italian Instabile Orchestra, Peter Kowald, Gunther Sommer, Oliver Lake, Glen Velez, Enzo Rao, Tiziano Popoli, Miriam Palma, Lelio Giannetto, Vittorio Villa, Francesco Cusa, Massimo Simonini, Jim Meneses, Jean Marc Montera, Roy Paci, Lukas Ligeti, Xavier Garcia, Nils Wogram, Michael Manring.
Drummer and composer Francesco Cusa was born in Catania in 1966. He played with well-known musicians such as con Paolo Fresu, Tino Tracanna, Attilio Zanchi, Marco Micheli, Bruno Tommaso, Larry Smith, Walter Schmocker, Lauro Rossi, Gianni Gebbia, Fabrizio Puglisi, Stefano De Bonis, Guglielmo Pagnozzi, Domenico Caliri, Luigi Mosso, Edoardo Marraffa, Cristina Zavalloni, Lelio Giannetto, Alberto Capelli, Riccardo Pittau, Mirko Sabatini , Jay Rodriguez, Butch Morris, Jon Rose, Michel Godard, Kenny Wheeler, Garbis Dedeian, Steve Lacy, Tim Berne, Stefano D’Anna, Pietro Ciancaglini, Paolino Dalla Porta, Roy Paci, Elliot Sharp, Saadet Türköz, Flying Luttembachers, Andy Sheppard, Michael Riessler, Yves Robert, Giorgio Conte, Fred Giuliani, Zu, Mohammed El Bawi, Ernst Glerum, Assif Tsahar, Natalia M.King, Lionel Rolland , Dj.Pushy, Christophe Monniot, Tanja Feichtmair, Manu Codjia, Emil Spany, Arrington De Dionyso, Gianluca Petrella, Claudio Lugo, Marco Cappelli, Jean Marc Montera, Ab Baars, Ig Henneman, the dancers Cinzia Scordia and Florence La Porte, the visual artist Fred Gautnier, and the writers collective Wu Ming.
He was the promoting partner of Bassesfere’s collective and actually is involved in the cultural association for improvised and avant-garde music “Ex B.” and with the project/label "Improvvisatore Involontario". He performed in several international music festivals in France, Romania, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia/Herzegovina, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Norway, Spain, Belgium.
He's leader of the groups F. CUSA SKRUNCH and NAKED MUSICIANS and of the film music project for the movies “Aurora”, “SOLOMOVIE plays Buster Keaton, “For a fistful of dollars”. Francesco Cusa is also co-leader of THE BODY HAMMER, SWITTERS, ALTOMARIA, I NEGRI VOLANTI and NURSERY FOUR. He collaborates with the following groups: Cristina Zavalloni OPEN QUARTET, TRINKLE TRIO (feat. Michel Godard), the drums duo COMPLEXE MACHINE.
Electric bass, voice, vibes, theremin.
He has been active since 1990 in the experimental music scene whit several proyects, amongst which Ella Guru, Musica nel Buio, Trio Magneto, N.O.R.M.A., Eva Kant, 66Six, Specchio Ensemble, Orchestra Spaziale, Gastronauti, Saiva Duo, Shellvibes, Vince Vasi QY Band.
Crossing his path with theatre, silent movies scores, musical installations, he got to partecipate to many national and international festivals.
He is a member of the association Bassesfere, devoted to the sprading of improvised and experimental music.
He also works as sound engineer in recording studios, costantly putting into practice a quest in the realm of sound and its diffusion.
He played whit Chris Cutler, Tony Coe, Butch Morris, Antonello Salis, Tanaka Yumiko,Pierre Favre, Phil Minton, Michael Riessler, Eugenio Sanna, Edoardo Ricci, Wolter Wierbos, Otomo Steve Bersforford