Frantz Loriot Begins his music studies on the violin with teachers such as M. Yasuda- Raclot, the brothers A. & C. Pons, N. Dupin, I. Gitlis, Y. Tate, and P. Robault. He studies improvisation with R. Huby, Joelle Leandre, Barre Phillips, David S. Ware and Marc Ducret, and later approaches the viola. Studies Musicology at the University of Paris 8/Saint-Denis, ENM of Creteil (Ecole Nationale de Musique), and Analysis and Theory at the Conservatoire Georges Bizet (Paris). Discography (among others): "Frohn", EPM 2008 (FRA); "Alexei Borisov & HEC/Live in Paris", Sickcore 2008 (Russia); "Collectif Insit-U improvise! Aux Voûtes" 2006 (FRA); " Ouroboros chante Mansour ", EPM 2003 (FRA). Coming in 2009: "Les érotiques", EPM ; "Asozial", Le Pélican Frisé. Some performance venues: NYCAMS (New York Center of Art & Media Studies), the Stone, the Roulette, Douglas Street Music Collective, Issue Project Room, Le Petit Faucheux (FRA), Festival Total Meeting (FRA), Festival Elixir (FRA), Loches en Jazz (FRA), Montreux Jazz Festival (CH), the Moods (CH), Radio France, Duc des Lombards, Le Palais de Tokyo, Les 7 lézards, Festival Mondiali Antirazzisti (ITA). Collaborations: J. Léandre, D. S. Ware, C. Tchamitchian, J-L. Cappozzo, H. Vincent, Nasuno Misturu, P. Maupeu, M. Attias, T. Miano, J. Badenhorst, C. Hoffman, J. Foote, E. Mazunik, D. Loomis, M. Renzi, J. Ilgenfritz, D. Pitre, I. Tallet, Y. Cadiou, C. Busolini, C. Pincock, W. Thompson, M. Baron, E. Brochard, A. Borisov, D. Walker, T. Wong and many others. Lives in Brooklyn (New York) since September 2008. Tonino Miano Graduated with maximum honors from the Conservatorio V. Bellini of Caltanissetta (1991). Obtained a degree in Musicology from the University of Bologna with a thesis on J.Cage (1993), and a B.S. in Physics from the City College of New York (2004). Discography (among others): "Recorded Live at La Mama la Galleria", RSM 1994 (USA), "Carne Capitata", Timet 2000 (ITA), "L'ultimo Animale, sullo Zarathustra", Timet 2002 (ITA). "The Curvature of Pace", Impressus 2008 (ITA-USA). "Edus Tonus", Impressus 2009 (USA). "Ulysses", Impressus, 2009. Some performance venues: NYU, Knitting Factory, WKCR Radio, Roulette, Stork Music Festival, Binnenpret, The Apollohuis. Collaborations: J. Blonk, L. Brusci, D. Caliri, M. Cappelli, M. Cosottini, D. Ghezzo, F. Loriot, E. Marraffa, A. Melani, A. Pisani, J. Pugliese, T. Rowe, M. Sabatini, B. Siwula. Lives and teaches in New York since 1993, and is the founder of the label Impressus Records. United States.