the near death ensemble

THE NEAR DEATH ENSEMBLE is a POST-JAZZ FREE-ROCK CONSPIRACY of SOUND started by guitarist/composer Marc Curcio, also featuring Jorge da Rocha (double bass), Santiago Arteaga (bass), Giuliano Gius Cobelli (trumpet, synths), Francisco 'Pacho' Frieri (drums), Owen Kilfeather (tapes and devices), Giorgio Menossi (drums), Gabriel Millan (synths), Josephine Grundy (performance), Marc Thio (drums), Andrea Turbo Barbiero (sitar and vxs) and more...

THE NEAR DEATH ENSEMBLE is a cocktail of improvised music encompassing Cinematic, Post-Rock, Electronic, Soundscape, Free Jazz, Free Funk, Hip-Hop, Jazz Noir, Post-Punk and Dub, featuring an international group of musicians from US, Europe and South America with influences such as Bill Laswell, John Zorn, Boards of Canada, Aphex Twin, Miles Davis, Trans Am, Mogwai, Tortoise, Marc Ribot, George Clinton, Mike Patton, Sun Ra, Swans, Gang of Four.

THE NEAR DEATH ENSEMBLE performs a devilishly improvisational and magical cocktail of Jazz-Noir, Electronic, Noise rock, Free-Funk and Free-Jazz sounds, everytime psychedelic, everytime with a rotating ensemble of musicians of almost telepathic connections.