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Drummer, performer & educator (The Fuzztones, Gut Reaction, Rabia Sorda) based in Berlin since 2013. Here is a little story in case you are interested! Marco was born in Italy in 1987 in a family of musicians. He starts playing drums and percussions at the age of 3, studying from age 10 with many incredible and international teachers (Giorgio Gandino, Fiorenzo Sordini, Paolo Franciscone, Alessandro Minetto, Enzo Zirilli, Stefano Bagnoli & Elio Rivagli). He also frequented the CFM in Torino and participated at the Berklee Summer School (Umbria Jazz).
He fell in love with the idea of becoming also a drum educator at age 17 and never stopped since!
After 17 years of experience in the art of teaching (both with children and adults, from complete beginners to very advanced musicians) he’s continuously eager to learn more and more how to better inspire people and allow them to find their own personal style.
From the age of 18 he’s part of many live and tv festivals and he’s able to tour and visit the world thanks to this beautiful passion that now became his full time job. During the years, has the pleasure to collaborate in Mexico, Costa Rica, France, Greece, Czech Republic, Spain, Russia, Germany, Italy, Sweden,UK with many artists: The Fuzztones, Rabia Sorda, Sofi de la Torre, Sigue Sigue Sputnik Electronic, Simonetta Haupstadtharfe (MTV music awards), Experiment N.Q (With band members of the band Therion), Philipp Gorbachev&The Naked Man (BOILER ROOM, CTM, Outline) to quote a few.
Nahuel was born in Cles (1991), Italy, from an Argentinian family. His first encounter with music is in high-school where he starts playing guitar and joins soon many local bands. It’s in 2012 that he finally discovers and falls in love with the world of percussion and, after having studied with different teachers, he decides to move to Berlin in 2015, where he meets Marco Rivagli. He then starts taking drum lessons with him, bringing his skills and focus to the next level. At the end of November 2017 Marco and Giulia Mandelli asked him to join Gut Reaction during the creation of their pièce “Plastic”. In the summer of 2019 Nahuel joins the Ukrainian band Andrew Bear debuting at the Sternburg Festival in Leipzig. At the end of the year they will also fly to St.Petersburg for the recording of their second studio album. In the meantime, as well as working with local bands, he creates and performs 3 new pièce with Gut Reaction (Viri Sancti Libidinum, Zwang See & Humant). At the end of 2020 Nahuel starts his collaboration at the Berlin Drum Experience with a brand new concept course called “PPR” (Practice Pad Routine) as well as, after a few very intense years of educational training, having the chance to start teaching and sharing ideas during normal classes. At the moment Nahuel dedicates all of his efforts to music and performing arts, playing with the Berlin based electro punk band Patokai from Argentina, working with Gut Reaction, Andrew Bear and collaborating with other different bands and projects in the local and international scene.
Roberto Badoglio is an ex pupil of bass guru’s Matt Garrison and Dominique Di Piazza, in 2005 he attended Berklee College of music where he joined Joanne Brackeen Ensemble, formed the band Oddflow with Hara Garacci and Louis Cato and studied jazz Improvisation concepts privately with trombonist Hal Crook.Afterwords he moved to New York, joined the band of the pop avant-garde singer Adama and kept performing with Oddflow joined by Marko Djordjevic on drums. Roberto published several solo albums:Re Evaluation Time(2010), Beyond Turbines(2016) -in collaboration with Steve Hunt, Bjoessi Klütsch and Virgil Donati includes mostly Roberto’s compositions -and Lapse Of Worry (2017). He’s currently living in Berlin playing with the band of Italian famous act Nu Genea, Aly Keita Trio, Silent Jazz Ensemble, Raumshiff Jazz, For Free Hands and many others.
Professional dancer & Choreographer, co-founder and co-artistic director for GUT REACTION – Percussive Dance Theatre.
Giulia was born in Crema (Italy) in 1990. She began studying Ballet in the local Dance School at the age of 3. After mastering the studies of the Academic Ballet Techniques in several Professional National Centers with renowned teachers like Marinel Stefanescù, Liliana Cosi, Margarita Smirnova and Carmen Ragghianti, becomes student of the “Beltrami’s Academy” state department of contemporary dance where she gets a degree in 2012. Soon after that, Giulia started dancing in several projects in Berlin.From October 2012 becomes part of “Dagipoli Dance Theatre” in Athen (Greece), therefore participating also for the BioMechanix European project. In 2013 Giulia comes back to Germany, dancing in various Siciliano Contemporary ballet’s piéces. She also works in many other projects like “Istant /Berlin” and “SetTanz Theatre” in Nuremberg. In January 2015 co-creates the performative company “GutReaction, Percussive Dance Theatre” with the musician Marco Rivagli. Here Giulia started performing & choreographing with percussion. Her passion in understanding human anatomy led her in discovering a method to enforce a drumming body.
Daniel Glass, is an award-winning drummer, author, historian and educator based in New York City. He is widely recognized as an authority on classic American drumming and the evolution of American Popular Music. A member of the pioneering swing group Royal Crown Revue since 1994, Daniel has recorded and performed all over the world with a diverse roster of top artists, including Brian Setzer, Bette Midler, Liza Minnelli, Jose Feliciano, Michelle Shocked, Melissa Manchester, Mike Ness, Freddie Cole, Marilyn Maye, Air Supply’s Graham Russell, the Hot Sardines, the Budapest Jazz Orchestra, Luann De Lesseps from the Real Housewives of New York, and KISS front man Gene Simmons. For two years running, Daniel was voted one of the top five R&B drummers in the world by readers of Modern Drummer and DRUM magazine. Since 2011, he has been the house drummer every Monday night at New York’s legendary Birdland Jazz Club.
As an educator, Daniel has published five books and three DVDs, including the award-winning titles The Century Project , The Roots of Rock Drumming , and The Commandments of Early Rhythm and Blues Drumming . His curriculum on American Popular Music, From Ragtime to Rock , is used by hundreds of music educators in schools across the U.S. and Canada. Daniel is a regular contributor to publications like Modern Drummer, DRUM and Classic Drummer . He has performed hundreds of clinics and master classes globally, appearing at many of the world’s top educational conferences and music festivals.
Since 2016, Daniel has hosted an annual 4-day Jazz Intensive in New York City, which draws an international student base, and hosts renowned guest clinicians like Carl Allen, Kenny Washington and Billy Ward. In 2021, Daniel hosted the first Daniel Glass European Jazz Intensive in Frankfurt, Germany.
In 2013, Daniel co-curated an exhibit on the history of the drum set at the Rhythm Discovery Center in Indianapolis, IN, for which he was awarded the Percussive Arts Society’s “Distinguished Service Award.”
In 2023 started the collaboration at Berlin Drum Experience!
My name is Oshan Saxena, I hail from India. I have been playing our beloved instrument drums for the past 15 years. I started as a drummer in a small school rock band and was fortunate enough to grow as a musicians with hard work and dedication and be able to have toured/shared stages/opened for the greats like Lamb of god, Metallica, Megadeth, Behemoth, Benighted and many more throughout Asia. I was also fortunate to have toured with some great Bollywood artists. I am a sucker for metal, prog rock, dnb, jazz and experimental music. I like to be as versatile as possible with my drumming because it adds vibrance to my personality as a human too and having an expansive vocabulary as a drummer helps me connect more with musicians and people. Although I have played a lot of metal throughout the years and double pedals is my forte, for the last couple of years I’ve started to create my unique approach and sound on the drum kit. I am very passionate about drums and an out of the box approach to playing it. I am looking forward to starting this journey based on double pedal usage and creativity with my pals from Berlin Drum Experience.
Silvia Dallera, also known as SiQue, was born in Italy in 1984 and has been in touch with music since she was a child. She initially studied traverse flute and later in 2000 she began to study singing with the teacher Claudia La Delfa. She bagan her career as a singer at the age of 17 with some local hard rock cover bands, e.g. Soundblast. In these years Silvia has not given up her singing lessons and went on studying singing with Micaela Belotti and Anna Gotti. She also attended many different seminaries, some of them with Lorenzo Pierobon and Petra Magoni and studied with Betty Vittori for her vocal enhancement. In 2008 she got a degree in Science and technology of art and performance arts and 2 years later another degree in Music and Artheterapy at the Accademia di belle arti Laba (Brescia). Lately, in 2013, she got a further degree in Singing Therapy at the school SIC, the Italian School of Sing Therapy in Genova. For 7 years she worked in different psychiatric centres as music and singing therapist. She also joined Volume Up, a cultural and music association run by Marco Obertini and Ercole Gentile that provides promotion and Start Up services for bands. From 2015 she worked for Siem Brescia and other music schools an Italian company for music education and she teached propaedeutic music and singing courses for adults. SiQue is a versatile singer. Her voice is gentle and sometimes scathing. Through her voice she can get in touch with her listeners and gain their empathy. In 2012 Silvia began collaborating with Alessandro Pedretti, Giuradei’s drummer. The two, known as Sique and Petrol, compose their own music and their first album was released in 2013 called Suono Fantasma. Silvia also collaborated with other local musicians like Elena Lady Cortez, keyboardist of Van Cleef Continental; the guitarists Eugenio Curti and Nicola Panteghini; the percussionists Appel; Andrea Van Cleef, Edipo, Alessandro Balotta and Reels of Joy. She moved to Berlin in 2016 and started collaborating with “Le balene possono Volare”; organizing laboratories for children and singing courses for adults, she worked in a bookshop organising courses for children and works nowadays for different kindergarten. She is now starting to work with Berlin Drum Experience in 2022.
Federica was born in Riva del Garda (Italy) in 1993. She has been fascinated with photography since childhood spending hours in her cousin’s darkroom, developing analogue films and discovering this passion. In 2007 she attends the Art Institute Hight School where she learned graphic design, digital and analogue photography post-production and video making. After attending the University of Trento in Cultural Heritage-History Art, in 2016 she graduated. During that period she does different internships in events and exposition in the North of Italy. Like the “Sommolago” books label and “SmarmellataProject” music and art events. In 2017 she moved to Berlin where she takes part at the “The Visual House” school, a Directing course with Marco Zaccaria,with which is still working as First Camera Assistant for “Generation Berlin” an unreleased series. Thanks to those skills she also collaborated in the short movie “Revolta!” an Osm Studio Production. Currently, beside working at the Zalando’s Studio, she collaborates with different art projects shooting for bands, music events and models. She is the official Berlin based photographer for the “NOTE.Berlin” a Finnish Hair-Salon brand. Recently she had the opportunity to make pictures for the 40’s year Album of “The Fuzztones”. Since 2018 she is following “Gut Reaction Theatre” as fan and photographer in most of their shows! In 2022 started the DRUMSHOT project at BDE, an idea that will represent the ancestral and powerful connection between humans and percussion.
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