Adriano Lanzi is a composer-improviser.
Plays guitar, electronics, occasionally bass.
Used to be half of the Lanzi & Sodano duo, that released some tracks, and later a full album (La Vita Perfetta, 2004) on the german Klangbad label, run by Faust organist Hans-Joachim Irmler.
Founded El Topo, contemporary rockjazz band with Sodano, Andrea Biondi, Francesco Mendolia. Group released the album Pigiama Psicoattivo
in 2008, via Alain Lefebvre's Brussels-based Off label.
Lengthy collaboration (1996 -2003), live and studio, in a world music / afro-jazz project with Siriman Pape Kanouté, maybe the first musician to promote and popularize the kora (west-african harp/lute) in Italy.
Frequent solo performances (2001 - present) with live soundtracks to classic silent movies like Der Golem, Man with the Movie Camera, Nanook of The North, Sunrise, Nosferatu, Tabu, The Lodger, The Passion of Joan of Arc, October, a.o.
Occasional onstage guest with welsh post-punk/noise/psychedelic band Ectogram, and with progressive rock/improvised music veteran Geoff Leigh (of Henry Cow fame).
He is a member of K-Mundi, electroacoustic trio with Økapi and Marco Ariano, and MU, cello and acoustic guitar with Federica Vecchio.
More collaborations: Le Borg, Amy Denio,Recover Band, Tiziana Lo Conte (Gronge) , Stefano Giaccone (Franti/Kina), Nostra Orchestra Estemporanea.
Adriano Lanzi & Omar Sodano - La Vita Perfetta (Klangbad 2004)
El Topo - Pigiama Psicoattivo (Off/Stilll 2008)
Adriano Lanzi - Tana Libera Tutti (Ned 2011)
Adriano Lanzi - You are never alone with the lemurian broadcasting company (Off digital, 2013)
Le Borg - Flying Machines (Helikonia, 2013)
K-Mundi - The little disaster inside us (OFF, 2016)
MU - Of strings and bridges (Slam, 2016)
Le Borg - IV (Valle Giovanni Edizioni Musicali, 2016)
Adriano Lanzi’s tracks