Adolfo La Volpe
Guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, improvisor, composer, sound artist.
He scores and improvises music for theatre, cinema, and contemporary dance, and he is the musical director of the contemporary dance festival “Visioni di parte”, and of the dance department of the town theatre in Ruvo di Puglia.
He held gigs in Italy, France, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Turkey, Russia, China; recorded about forty cds for Italian and foreign labels (such as Leo Records, Ambiances Magnetiques, Evil Rabbit Records, Splasc(h) Records, Aut Records, Setola di Maiale, Silta Records, Dodici Lune), and played –among others- with Eugenio Colombo, Gianni Lenoci, Steve Potts, Stefano Battaglia, Paolo Damiani, Daniele Di Bonaventura, Pino Minafra, William Parker, Karl Berger, Kent Carter.
He studied, among others, with Mick Goodrick, Joe Diorio, John Scofield, Pat Metheny, Barney Kessel, Joelle Leandre, Carlos Zingaro, Jean Derome, Joanne Hetu, Marcus Stockhausen and Gianni Lenoci, with whom he achieved the university degree and a master’s degree in “jazz music and new musical languages”.
He plays and studies some traditional musics and instruments (oud, portuguese guitar, irish bouzouki, turkish saz, etc).