Walter Forestiere

Drummer, composer, improviser and sound artist.

Born in Bari, south Italy on 06/14/1990. He began his musical studies at the age of seven studying piano for three years. Later, at the age of thirteen, he began studying the drums. In July 2014 he graduated the bachelor’s degree in Jazz Music at the Conservatory N. Piccinni of Bari, specializing in drums and percussions, under the guidance of Roberto Ottaviano with 110/110 cum laude. As a deep sound explorer and focused researcher, he’s currently active in the fields of so called experimental, contemporary, improvised and creative music with various groups and ensemble.

Since 2010 he performed in festivals and theaters such as Aritmia Mediterranea Fest [IT], A Night Like This Fest [IT], Bari Hi-End Fest [IT], Flussi/Realityvism Festival [IT], Multiversal [IT], Peperoncino Jazz Festival [IT], Festival Fuori Tempo [IT], DAF Festival [Geneva, CH], Kismet Opera Theater, Forma Teather, Cavallerizza Reale, Ex-Asylum Filangieri, sharing the stage with national and international artists from the underground scene which Nobraino, Management del Dolore Post-Operatorio, Austra,
Slow Magic, The Soft Moon, and collaborated with artists such as Marshall Allen, Antonello Salis, Andrea Centazzo, Fabrizio Savino, Giorgio Distante, Daniele Ledda, Elio Martusciello, Massimo De Mattia, Marcello Giannini, Jack D’Amico, Giovanni Cristino, Pasquale Calò, Dario Fariello, Francesco Massaro, Vito Pesce and improvisers collectives “Mediterraneo Radicale” [Bari, IT], also active in Turin, “Crossroads” [Naples, IT] and “Snake Platform” [Cagliari, IT].

He takes part in various seminars and master classes with artists such as Mark Guiliana, Dave Weckl, Gavin Harrison, Benny Greb, Antonio Sanchez, Andrea Centazzo, Marshall Allen, Virgil Donati, Pete Lockett, Maurizio Dei Lazzaretti. He has worked as a drummer/percussionist in several record productions: “Death Roars” [Desuonatori, IT 2015], “Sativa” [Mediterranean Creative Records, IT 2016], “Aphasia” [Plus Timbre, GR 2016], “Silences, des falaises et des Caniveaux rares” [Sonorus Records, IT 2017], “Fango” [Manyfeetunder, IT 2017] “Liquida Vita” [Sonorus Records, IT 2017].

On February of 2017 he found Sŏnōr-us, a small indipendent label and a collective dedicated to experimental music.


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