About / Bio




I am a musician, drummer, composer and producer.

I was born in Buenos Aires, 1973. It was from this place that I begun playing drums.

In 2001 I moved to Amsterdam to study at the Conservatory, gaining an MA in Jazz.




Since then I live and evolve in Amsterdam, a world wide known hot spot of the improv music scene.


I've been twice convened for International projects representing the Dutch arts: “Jazz Plays Europe 2009” & “Take 5 Europe II 2013”.

In 2004 (
and until 2006) I've created and curated -together with dancer Valeria Primost- The Meeting Point, a music&dance laboratory that run monthly at Bimhuis; what today functions as Monday Match.

Between 2006 and 2012 I have curated the Trytone Fest at Zaal 100.

Trytone is musicians' collective and record label, I'm one of its artistic leaders.


I would like to mention some of my present projects, please check these and more in this web page under BANDS.


Jerboah: Art Rock, post grunge funky pop, indie classical, etc...
Brechtje van Dijk | vocals, synth, Sarah Jeffery | recorders, vocals, Josephine Bode | recorders,vocals, Dodo Kis | Ewi, recorders, vocals; Jornt Duyx | guitar, synth, vocals and me.

C.B.G (Celano/Baggiani Group), performing improvised & composed music utilizing our shared background and common curiosity as the basis.  
Different line ups have joined Celano and me in this musical journey, including: Joachim Badenhorst, Clemens van der Feen, Natalio Sued, Michael Moore, Gorka Benitez, Sven Schuster, among others.


bAgg*fisH: a duo with Michael Fischer (A)- founder and conductor of the Vienna Improv Orchestra, saxophonist, feedback and violin player- performing improvised music and exploring and retracing the principles of sound and communication.


Other international collaborations within this Dutch/Austro duo included: Burton Greene (USA), Wilbert de Joode, Eric Boeren, Oscan Jan Hoogland, Dirk Bruinsma (NL) Felicity Provan & Hilary Jefferrey (AU), Gregorio Kazakoff (ES), the Vienna Improv Orchestra.
 

The Ambush Party Together with Natalio Sued (tenor sax), Oscar Jan Hoogland (pno) and Harald Austbo (cello), a band devoted to composition in real time.

Lily's deja vu. Intensity, joy and deepness work together within composed material and improvisations. 

Ingrid Laubrock (sx), Guille Celano (gr), Jasper Stadhouders (bs) and I.




Together with these and other groups, I've performed at stages such as North Sea Jazz Festival, Bimhuis (NL), Moers Festival, Bochum Jazz Fest & Jazz Ofencive Fest (DE), 12 Points (IE), Budapest Music Center (H), Austrian Cultural Forum NYC & Sonic Circuits Fest. (EEUU), ArraySpace (CA), Jamboree, Sunset & Jimmy Glass (ES), Le Petit Faucheux, Banlieues bleues & Universite de Toulouse (FR), Buenos Aires Jazz Fest (AR), Centro Cultural Sao Paulo (BR), JazzTopad Fest (PL), Molde Jazz Fest & Victoria Natjonal Jazzscene (NO), London Jazz Fest, Manchester Jazz Fest & Café Oto (UK), ArtActs (A), Cerkno Jazz Fest. (SL), a.o.


I should mention many more people and bands, so many souls I love to play with and that inspire to keep on creating and working.




Collaborations in different levels include great international improvisers such as Ellery Eskelin, Sylvie Courvoisier, David Kweksilver, John Edwards, Ernst Rijsiger, Airelle Besson, Han Bennink, Daisuke Terauchi, Wolter Wiorbos, Achim Kaufmann, London Improvisers Orchestra, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, John Dikeman, Andy Moor, Luc ex, Shazahd Ismaily, Lina Allemano, Michael Vatcher, Gonzo Almeida, Steve Heather; and from Argentina Rodrigo Dominguez, Juan Arredondo, Jeronimo Carmona, Hernán Merlo, Santiago Vazquez, Wenchi Lazo, Enrique Norris, Pato Carpossi, Miguel Tarzia, Carlos Campos, Paco Weht, Ada Rave, Nico Chientaroli, a.o.


I give drum lessons at Muziekpak huis in Amsterdam and workshops about drums and  improvisation wherever it comes. Activities that provide great inspiration.

I've been teaching at the Amsterdam Drummers day (2014 & 2015) and I have coached bigband's rhythm sections.

As I mention before I work within dance and other interdisciplinary art forms such as  theatre, poetry, video, etc. Please check "interdisciplinary work" for more info on this topic.


Finally  I would like to mention my profound interest and ongoing studies in the areas related to psychophysics, especially the Alexander Technique -that has been my constant inspiration during the last years to continue playing and working- as well as other related practices such as Feldenkrais, Fedora Aberastury, Tai chi, Yoga and Tensegrity.