Gianluca Ferrero


I started playing the snare drum at the age of 10 in the town’s musical band.
?Up to 18 years I've been teaching myself to play drums and percussions, afterwards I attended drum lessons and ensemble music classes with local teachers.
?In 1998 I started attending drum lessons lasted 3 years with Maestro Marco Volpe (graduated at Berklee College of Music) in Milan.
?During this period and thereafter, I participated in numerous master classes with Italian and foreign drummers such as Christian Meyer (Elio e le Storie Tese, Mediaset), Ellade Bandini (Fabrizio de Andrè, Mina, etc.), Elvin Jones, and the clinics of jazz percussions, ensemble music and ear training held for two weeks during the important event "Umbria Jazz Clinics" with Ron Savage, Jim Kelly (Berklee College of Music), etc...
?In 1999 I studied for three months Cuban drums and percussions at 'Escuela National de Arte' in Havana (Cuba) and privately with Maestro Enrique Pla (Irakere).
?My experiences as a drummer and percussionist were dictated by my musical taste, I also had a chance to play in punk rock, progressive rock, Brazilian, jazz and afro bands, and to contribute to electro-acoustic sound design and cultural events, music therapy sessions during Shiatsu and Yoga meditation. I currently collaborate with an ethno-jazz band.
?From 2000 I started to approach to the study of piano and harmonies thanks to the help of Maestro Massimo Dal Pra (Conservatory of Cuneo), which I attended for two years and to the use of software as creative sound generators.

For some years now I have been carrying a personal project of composition and sound research made of natural sounds such as leaves, stones, water, ethnic and self-built percussions and with the help of synthesizers and software such as Reason, Ableton Live and Cubase. The content is recorded in external as in the case of the leaves in the forest (listen to the song "Falling Certainty") and in my home studio where I have personally develop the step of mixing and mastering.