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Andrea Belfi releases his album with new label Float. Titled Ore, the album places drums at the centre of a deep, hypnotic listening experience, where rhythm is combined with electronic textures and haunting sonic details.

Over the years Belfi has built a sound-world that artfully combines a modest drum set-up with an equally concise electronics component. He has searched long to produce and refine the acoustic timbres of his music, but has now reached a certain point of fulfilment, courtesy of his Saari drum-kit from Finland. Melded seamlessly with the acoustic elements is a Nord modular and sampler. On Ore, Belfi attains a masterful synthesis of these two sonic realms.

Belfi has gained a reputation for his energetic and charismatic performances, both as a solo musician and within numerous collaborations. 2016 saw him tour with Nonkeen, the German three-piece band headed by Nils Frahm. Belfi became an instant highlight at Londons Barbican Centre, lighting the stage with an impressive and explosive drum solo that became one of the most memorable moments from the evening.

"an inspired and beautifully realised exploration" - Wire Magazine
"electronic swirls that blur the edges" - Electronic Sound Magazine
Top 5 albums of 2017 selected by Mary Anne Hobbs (#2)
Top album of 2017 selected by Gilles Peterson (#6)
2017 Records of the year by Deluxe Magazine 

Andrea Belfi video premiere via Self Titled
In Depth with Andrea Belfi via Drowned In Sound
Dead Light 'Sleeper' (Andrea Belfi Remix) via XLR8R 
a cult drama from italy Gilles Peterson, BBC6 Music
In the Studio with Andrea Belfi via Headphone Commute 
"thrilling and on-edge right from the off." - The Line Of Best Fit 
Andrea Belfi in discussion about 'Ore' via The Wire Magazine
Piano Day highlights featuring Andrea Belfi via Worldwide FM
 "A drummer whose work is both peaceful and wired"  Village Voice
"You have no concept of just how much a lone kettle drum can blow your mind until youve heard Andrea play one." - Mary Anne Hobbs via The Guardian

LIVE:
solo set
12/11/21 Mestre @ Argo 16
13/11/21 Foligno (PG) @ Spazio Zut, Umbria Factory Festival
24/11/21 Ravenna @ Transmissions Festival

05/11/20 Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Petrassi @ Roma Europa Festival
concerto in live streaming (causa emergenza covid), link qui

01/12/19 Torino @ OGR Public Program, "Concerto in mostra"
31/05/19 Forl @ Ipercorpo
14/06/19 Milano @ Fondazione Prada c/o "I Want e You But I Find It Difficult"

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Andrea Belfi opening for Thom Yorke's Tomorrow's Modern Boxes tour 
02/07 Palladium Cologne DE
03/07 Jahrhunderthalle Frankfurt, DE
04/07 Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, CH 
07/07 festival Days Off, FR
08/07 festival Days Off, Paris, FR
16/07 Collisioni Festival Barolo, IT
17/07 Villa Manin Codroipo, IT
18/07 Ferrara Sotto Le Stelle Festival Ferrara, IT
20/07 Umbria Jazz , Perugia, IT
21/07 Cavea, Rome, IT

September 2019
26th Laval, Quebec Place Bell
27th Toronto Scotiabank Arena
28th Pittsburgh Stage AE
30th Columbus Express Live!

October 2019
6th Atlanta Fox Theatre
9th New Orleans Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts
18th Berkeley Greek Theatre
20th Seattle Paramount Theatre
21st Vancouver Orpheum
22nd Portland The Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
25th Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Bowl
26th Las Vegas The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan
29th Los Angeles Greek Theatre
30th -  Los Angeles Greek Theatre
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solo set
14/12/18 Bologna, Teatro San Leonardo, "Ombre Lunghe Festival"
22/11/18 Milano @ Linecheck Festival
21/10/18 Bari @ Teatro Palazzo, Time Zones Festival
21/09/18 Fontanafredda (Pn) @ Astro Club, FORMAFree Music Impulse #9
15/09/18 Roma @ Monk
14/09/18 Terracina (Lt) @ Tracce

02/06/18 Milano @ Zuma
27/05/18 Torino @ Jazz Is Dead (in duo con Francesco Donadello)
21/04/18 Catania @ Zo, "Partiture"
20/04/18 Salerno @ Teatro del Giullare
19/04/18 Perugia @ Auditorium di Santa Cecilia, "Sacred Noise"
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