Italian singer Maria Denami moved to Strasbourg in 2009 and is one of Loomings’ founding members. She sang with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg and with Cappella Sacra ensemble. She explored a diverse repertoire, going from baroque music, with the ensemble Orarius, to contemporary music, with The Dynamic Duo. After getting a first level degree at the conservatoire G. Verdi of Milan, she obtained a Musical Degree as classical singer at the Conservatoire of Strasbourg.
French singer Clara Weil, form Strasbourg, joined Loomings in 2016. She has been a member of Double Vision (experimental improvised music) and is a founding member of Lubenica (Balkan fusion): several recordings attest her activity with these two bands. She sang alongside Fred Frith and Ikue Mori during «The Stone Residencies/ Fred Frith» in New York (artistic director: John Zorn). She obtained a Master’s degree in improvised music at the Musikhochschulen FHNW of Basel (professors: Fred Frith and Alfred Zimmerlin). Lubenica
French-German keyboard player Nils Boyny joined Loomings in 2015. After studying a classical piano repertoire at the Conservatoire of Strasbourg he moved towards jazz and improvisation, as a student of Eric Watson. He plays in several Alsatian bands: he has been a member of The Clockmakers and is currently a member of Shifen and Acousmatics.
French bass player Nicolas Klee, from Strasbourg, joined Loomings in 2017. He has been a member of several bands, among which Les Chapeaux Noirs (jazz), Jamazar (jazz-world), EnBuscaDe (traditional Mexican music) and is currently a member of Joy & Glory (indie pop): several recordings attest his activity with these bands or, as a guest musician, with other bands. Nicolas studied classical guitar and double bass, electric bass and jazz, and has a degree in musicology (University of Strasbourg). Joy and Glory
Argentinian percussionist Enrico Pedicone moved to Strasbourg in 2008 and is one of Loomings’ founding members. He is also a member of Les Percussions de Strasbourg, Potok (jazz/poetry/free improvisation), and a soloist (doing music for percussions and electroacoustics). He played at festivals such as Milano Musica, Biennale di Venezia, Musica (Strasbourg), ICMC (International computer music conference), In’Sonic. With Les Percussions de Strasbourg, he recorded Burning Bright, an album dedicated to the music of Hugues Dufourt, which won several awards (Diapason d’or, Coup de Cœur de l’Académie Charles Cros, Clé d’or, Victoire de la musique classique de l’enregistrement 2017). He obtained a Master’s degree in musical interpretation and a Degree in electroacoustic creation and interpretation at the Haute École des Arts du Rhin. Enrico Pedicone – Les percussions de Strasbourg – Potok
Italian percussionist Jacopo Costa moved to Strasbourg in 2008 and is the founder of Loomings. Coming from a classical music training, he took up the experimental rock path. He has been a member of bands such as Texture Ensemble (contemporary music) and Camembert (progressive jazz-rock); he is currently a member of Yugen (avant-garde rock) and a soloist with the Heedless project. Several recordings attest his activity with these bands or, as a guest musician, with other bands. He played at festivals such as MiTo Settembre Musica, Musica (Strasbourg), Rock In Opposition, Crescendo. He obtained a Master’s degree in musical interpretation at the Haute École des Arts du Rhin, a Specialization degree in cymbalum (Conservatoire of Strasbourg), and is currently a PhD student in musicology at the University of Strasbourg. Heedless
French sound engineer Romain Muller started working with Loomings in 2017. Since 2009, he has been working for the biggest Alsatian concerts venues and music organisation (La Laiterie, Espace Django Reinhard, Théâtre National de Strasbourg, Les Percussion de Strasbourg, Pôle Sud, Taps, Musica Festival). He is often hired as a sound engineer by Lagoona (backline company). He recorded and mixed albums for several bands, including Rajery & Moussa Coulibaly, Franck Wolf & Mieko Miyasaki, Lubenica, Babanu quartet, Franko Mehrstein. Studio Nac