Marco Bussi and Pietro Frigato are the core of the Ensemble they co-founded in 2012. They share the interest in both free improvisation practice and contemporary classical composition and their music is a synthesis of the two experiences. They performed as improvisers in several festivals and concerts in Italy and Europe (The art of Improvisation in Hamburg, Oooh festival London, Oooh festival Ragusa, Rencontre II in Bologna etc.).

Pietro Frigato – Guitars

Marco Bussi – Piano / Live electronics


A brend new project in the Ensemble wants to explore electroacoustic improvisation in a trio formation.  A brand new album release is planned for april 2023.


Pietro Frigato – Guitar

Marco Bussi – Piano / Arp 2600 / Live electronics

Matteo Cenerini - Baritone guitar and preparations


From the end of 2018 the Ensemble started a new project and a fruitful collab with the drummer Davide Rossato, and the guitarist Daniel Savio. The quartet wants to deepen critically the practice of free improvisation in a crossover context, its practice is a workshop on sound without borders and prejudices. On july the 1st 2020 they released the record - Live in Hamburg - under the italian label - Setola di Maiale -.

Pietro Frigato – Guitars

Marco Bussi – Piano / Live electronics

Daniel Savio – Guitars and objects

Davide Rossato – Drums and percussions

DoaQ // Diaries of a Quarantine // Diaries of a Quintet 


Diaries of a Quarantine is a project born in March 2020 during the SARS-CoV2 pandemic following the lockdown policies imposed by most EU countries. The project develops from the needs of the members of Ensemble Collettivo Crisis (Rovigo/ IT) and SPIIC Ensemble (Hamburg/ DE) to find a way to improvise together despite the distance, obstacles and circumstances.
Pietro Frigato and Marco Bussi of Ensemble Collettivo Crisis and Vlatko Kučan of SPIIC Ensemble thus begin an experimentation of collective improvisation on-line. Soon Daniel Savio, another E.C.C. guitarist, and Giulio Gianì, already a member of the SPIIC Ensemble, joined the group. So Diaries of a Quarantine (DoaQ) is formed as a project that explores the possibilities, the limits, the peculiarities of playing improvised music collectively at a distance and that collects through improvisations the memories of 5 musicians scattered around Europe in an extremely critical historical moment.

While the musicians were experiencing the real-time music making, the designer and visual artist Leonie Sens was locked down together with Vlatko Kučan (SPIIC Ensemble) in Dalmatia and working on new graphical images that were reflecting the pandemic and its implications. As a co-producer of Hamburg’s The Art Of Improvisation/ TAOI concert series and through various other projects Leonie Sens has a long standing relationship with the involved musicians. The result of her work is a series of images, that instantly connected to the music of the quintet.




Marco Bussi - piano, objects

Pietro Frigato - electric guitars, effects, voice

Giulio Gianì - soprano/ alto sax, voice, metal ashtray, tuning fork, heater

Vlatko Kučan - clarinet, soprano sax, flute, sampled piano, voice, objects

Daniel Savio - electric guitars, effects, preparations, objects, loops

Visual artist

Leonie Sens - digital art, animation


listen the music of Doaq at:


The music research is one of the first aim of the Ensemble and composition is one of the way to give back the results of the music research in an critical artistic way. The composition side of the Ensemble is lead by Pietro Frigato and Marco Bussi that nowdays are focusing their interest in the relationship between the performer and the live electronics, the improvisation as a relationship and a way of interaction, and the active listening of the audience. They work on the idea of “opera aperta” and on music as an interacrive space artform.

Work list:

Daleth, for piano and live electronics (2017)

La chasse sauvage, for guitars and live electronics (2019)

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