Enzo Favata Solo – Starship



A new experience in the world of sound at the border between past and future, where bass clarinet, soprano saxophone, benas, duduk and concertina dialogue in real-time together with live electronics. This dimension carries a mystical charm while Favata plays together with his own clones, realizing a refined  electronic interaction that sometimes generates the listening of 5 instruments at the same time. In the performance the are many allusions to the styles that influenced the Sardinian artist from jazz, to electronic music, world music, classical music, holy music and cosmic sounds.

Starship is a journey through a borderless sound connected to archaic landscapes, forgotten melodies and melodies from the future that reveal to the audience an original geography of the Heart seen from the universe “where everything is smaller and linked together”.

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Soprano sax, bass clarinet, ethnic woodwind instruments, live electronics

His soprano sax and bass clarinet have a distinctive voice that he blends with live electronics and ethnic woodwind instruments.

In his long career he played with his projects in many prestigious festivals and stages around the world.

He played and recorded with great musicians: Dino Saluzzi, Enrico Rava, Miroslav Vitous, Mulatu Astatke, Sajnkho Namtchylak, Lester Bowie, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Guinga, the Metropole Orkest, Dave Liebman, Omar Sosa, Jan Bang, Eivind Aarset, Django Bates, Paolo Vinaccia, Daniele Di Bonaventura, Danilo Gallo, Tenores di Bitti and Tenores di Orosei (megalithic voices of Sardinia), singer Dudu Manhenga, Hope Masike, Ivan Mazuze, Colin Steele and Dave Milligan and many others. Currently boast 17 CDs to his credit.

On 2017 JazzIT Awards he was nominated among the best 3 Italian jazz soprano players.

Favata is also the artistic director of the International Jazz Festival MUSICA SULLE BOCCHE, which has been held for 17 years in Santa Teresa Gallura (Sardinia) and is one of the most famous events of the Italian jazz scene, characterized both for its ever-innovative program as well as its sensitivity to topics such as environment and landscape.


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Ziga Koritnik, Giulio Capobianco