Dogon

2002 to 2004
Roma, Italy
Avantgarde
Experimental

Dogon is a trio of composers who come from far origins: Massimo “Zu” PupilloMaurizio MartuscielloØkapi.
Dogon mix elements of jazzelectronicsloungenoise and transforms them in a indefinibile music: Who is playing in the shadow of whom? it’s their second album.
Maurizio Martusciello begun percussion studies at liceo musicale di napoli in 1980. Then he moved to Rome where he begun to improve the study of percussion in experimental and improvisation contexts. In rome he co-operated with musicians such as Giancarlo Sciaffini , Bruno Tommaso , Gianluigi TrovesiJean Marc Montera Group and Percussion Ensemble Of Tony Oxley. In 1995 he established the duo Martusciello and the group Ossatura, which has been playing with musicians such as Tim HodgkinsonChris CutlerOtomo Yoshihide. In 1999, with the composition unsettled line he won the second prize in the third edition of the International Electroacoustic Music Contest CIMESP 99 (Sao Paulo do Brazil) and was published in the series Cinema Pour L'oreille by the french label Metamkine. In 1997, together with Økapi he founded the Metaxu, which begun to collaborate with the experimental film collective Cane Capovolto, a project about the expressive potentiality of sound fiction.
Økapi as a child he studied piano, drums, violin and solfeggio at conservatoire with no good results and decided to give up his plans to become a professional musician, but then he had experiences in the impovisation music field. He begun to study graphic art, so he learnt to steal things and materials by others and to use them in a personal and creative way. Thanks to this attitude he approached the world of sounds again and, with a typical diy stance, begun to make his own tape collages with some tape recorders and no mixer . In 1997 he met the electroacoustic composer Martux and founded Metaxu.
Massimo Pupillo bass player with Zu and in a trio with Gianni Gebbia and Lukas Ligeti. With Zu he has played hundreds of shows all over Usa, Europe and eastern countries playing with The Ex, Ken Vandermark, Ruins, Otomo Yoshihide, Amy Denio and in special way with dr. Eugene Chabourne, with whom they recorded 2 Cds.