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
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 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
In Strasbourg since 2008, Jacopo Costa is the founder of Loomings. He obtained a Master’s degree in musical interpretation at the Haute Ecole des Arts du Rhin, a specialization diploma in cymbalum and a Ph.D. in musicology. A classically trained percussionist, he gradually moved towards experimental rock. He has played with Yugen, an Italian avant-rock band, and has recently embarked on a solo “electro-acoustic songs” project.
Brazilian musician and arranger, Theron Fuhrmann arrived in Strasbourg in 2017. He graduated from the State University of Campinas in 2011 (popular music course), then got a Master’s degree in Musical Arts in Lisbon. He is currently pursuing the MAAAV master’s degree in composition for the visual arts at the Université Lumière Lyon 2. Theron is interested in a wide variety of musical styles: Brazilian music, South American styles, salsa, and Caribbean music, Balkan music, klezmer, rock, Cameroonian music.