Riccardo La Foresta

Riccardo La Foresta is a drummer / percussionist in continuous research on the tonal possibilities of percussive materials.
Over the last few years he has developed a personal approach to the instrument that led him to officially present the Drummophone at Tempo Reale in September 2017.
The Drummophone is a wind instrument made from a drum that generates resonances on the skin and offers new tonal possibilities and preparations of the vibrating surface.
In live performance the sound emancipation of the mechanical parts of the instrument brings a new vitality of the traditional gesture and leads to unpredictable sound responses: gestures conducted to the maximum and minimum auditory consequences on the surrogate of a drum setup.