Manuel Zurria

Manuel Zurria is a member of the Italian ensemble Alter Ego, who performed on Touch’s publication of ‘The Sinking Of The Titanic’ alongside composer Gavin Bryars and turntablist Philip Jeck. Throughout his 20+ year long career Manuel has collaborated with legendary composers such as Luc Ferrari, Alvin Lucier, Arvo Pärt, John Cage, Morton Feldman, László Sáry, & many more. Manuel Zurria performed on the Philippe Petit & Friends album 'Cordophony' in 2012 for Home Normal.

Here's a little more information about Manuel Zurria:

Manuel Zurria was born in Catania in 1962 and has lived in Rome since 1980. He has worked and collaborated with some of the most important Italian composers, performing world premieres of works by Francesco Pennisi, Adriano Guarnieri, Sylvano Bussotti, Aldo Clementi, Franco Donatoni, Luca Francesconi and Salvatore Sciarrino. He has recently collaborated in monographic concerts with Arvo Pärt, Philip Glass, Terry Riley, Gavin Bryars, Giya Kancheli, Toshio Hosokawa, László Sáry, Alvin Curran and Frederic Rzewski.  With his keen interest in minimalism, he brought out a triple CD in early 2008 titled REPEAT! representing the culmination of his experiences of the last few years, including original and transcribed works for flute and electronics produced in collaboration with musicians such as Arvo Pärt, Alvin Lucier, Louis Andriessen, Tom Johnson and many others,  which was received with great acclaim by the specialist critics. In 1990 he was one of the founders of Alter Ego. 

Here's a stunning live performance by Manuel Zurria and Paolo Ravaglia:

There is a wonderful interview (in Italian) with Manuel about his Alter Ego Ensemble who have worked with Philip Glass, Gavin Bryars, William Basinski and many more, here:

You can stream, share and buy 'Cordophony' by Philippe Petit & Friends here: