Sho Shin Duo

Riccardo Marogna: clarinet, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, electronics

Riccardo La Foresta: drums, percussions & objects

“In Japan we have the phrase Sho-Shin, which means “beginner’s mind”. The goal of practice is always to keep our beginner’s mind. […] In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities; in the expert’s mind there are few. […] This is also the real secret of the arts: always be a beginner. “ (Shunryu Suzuki)

The name “Sho-Shin” is derived from a concept of the Zen Buddhism which means “beginner’s mind”, and express the idea of a fresh, spontaneous, trans-idiomatic approach to musical improvisation. The duo has already performed in numerous contexts in Italy, Switzerland, Germany and Belgium, , playing at - among others - WIM (Zurich), Blackbox Cuba (Münster), Donau 115 (Berlin), Troglobatem Fest (Stuttgart), Centro d'Arte (Padua). Their new album, "Free The Cat”, has been published by italian label Setola di Maiale.


Sho Shin Duo Discography Tracks


SM2930 Sho Shin Duo - Free The Cat album art Sho Shin Duo Free The Cat(CDr, Album) Setola Di Maiale SM2930 Italy 2015 Sell This Version
SM3290 Sho Shin Duo - Mycophilia album art Sho Shin Duo Mycophilia(CDr, Album) Setola Di Maiale SM3290 Italy 2017 Sell This Version