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Fonderia was born in Italy, Rome, December 1994 as a band devoted to improvise and mix sounds and styles.
Members are Emanuele Bultrini (guitars), Stefano Vicarelli (piano, organ, synths), Federico Nespola (drums), Luca Pietropaoli (trumpet), Claudio Mosconi (bass). Through the years the band gradually extended its sound, exploring musical landscapes that span from to , from to , by means of improvisation.

In December 2002 the first album by Fonderia, Fonderia was released, after more than one year work, obtaining very good response from Italian radios ad magazines, and awarded with the Darwin Award in April 2004, as the best Italian record of 2003. Since September 2004 the album was distributed worldwide by BTF ( The second album RE>>ENTER was released in July 2006 by VynilMagic/BTF. In November 2006 it got the Toast/MEI award as best instrumental record of the year. The group often collaborates with Rodolfo Maltese (guitar player from Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso) and performed live with artists such as Mauro Pagani (PFM), Gabriele Salvatores, Angela Baraldi. The band also experimented interaction with other arts: poetry in the project I racconti della Fonderia (Tales from Fonderia), with lyrics by Nicola Bultrini, videos by Virginia Eleuteri Serpieri.


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  • Jiuatsi

    exquisita música.

    19 Nov 2014 Reply
  • snowflux

    They have some damn good music. So hard to define them; an insane fusion of instrudmental/jazz/electronic/acoustic/funk. Amazing.

    19 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Sin_for_Blood

    Nice to know this band.. 336 listeners.. You know what is really good..

    2 Mar 2012 Reply
  • PatWantVibes

    Loving Doctor's Hill!! Brano stupefacente ad ogni ascolto. Se vi va, vi invito ad ascoltare alcuni pezzi prodotti dal mio gruppo, in serate al limite del nostro normale groove.

    25 Jan 2011 Reply
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  • empty_words

    i love them! thanks to the currently dead blog called "The Sky Moves Sideways" no sign of the new album ?

    7 Sep 2009 Reply
  • looper73

    25/10/2007 FONDERIA live @ ROME (Italy) - Caffè Latino, via di Monte Testaccio 96. FREE ENTRANCE Special guest GENZO OKABE (alto sax) 25/10/2007 FONDERIA live @ ROMA - Caffè Latino, via di Monte Testaccio 96. INGRESSO GRATUITO Special guest GENZO OKABE (alto sax)

    22 Oct 2007 Reply
  • Elbios

    I love Roofus! it's very boardsofcanadish.

    4 Oct 2007 Reply
  • darkvalca

    such a pity fonderia is so unknown. they are really good artists.

    20 Jun 2007 Reply
  • ventuno

    ciao, volevo solo avvisarvi che i fonderia saranno alla fnac di milano lunedì 04/06/2006 alle ore 18:00 :-)

    29 May 2007 Reply
  • ventuno

    Tevere :-Q_

    25 Feb 2007 Reply
  • Fed1


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  • proggirl

    This band is too good to be almost unknown.just check them out!

    20 Jan 2007 Reply

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