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.