Enrico Malatesta (born in Cesena, Italy, in 1985) is a percussionist is active in the field of contemporary, electro-acoustic and improvised music. He studied classical percussion at the “Bruno Maderna” Conservatory in Cesena, delving into both the orchestral and soloist repertoire.
His personal activity and research is aimed at the redefinition of the role of the percussionist in different contemporary areas, studying the acoustic dimension and the material quality of percussion instruments.
Besides his ongoing solo projects he’s also active performing works from the soloist repertoire of the 20th Century, including graphic scores by J. Cage, M. Feldman, K. Stockhausen, E. Brown. He frequently works with percussionists Christian Wolfarth and Seijiro Murayama, and also works with musicians like Giuseppe Ielasi, Stefano Pilia, Robin Hayward, Lorenzo Senni, Tristan Honsinger, Urs Leimgruber, Manuel Mota, John Russel, Eli Keszler, Dominique Vaccaro, Luciano Maggiore, Nikos Veliotis,Franz Hautzinger,Matija Schellander, Renato Ciunfrini, Jonas Kocher, Katsura Yamauchi, Eugene Chadbourne among others, and playing concerts in all over Europe and Scandinavia.
His work is released/ will be released by the Italian label Presto!? Records, second sleep, Senufo editions.
In 2007 he started working for “Teatro Valdoca”, a theatre company where under the direction of Cesare Ronconi, he had the chance to work with Mariangela Gualtieri, Raffaella Giordano and Danio Manfredini.
He frequently works with dancers, visual artists and performers and he’s interested in teaching, he developed “sull’istmo” a theoretical/practical workshop on sonic detail and micro-dynamics, open to actors, musicians and dancers, set up in various locations in Italy.
He frequently organizes events and concerts with the purpose to improve the diffusion of contemporary music in his area.