Bio

Anselmo Luisi is a drummer, performer and body percussionist.

In 2009 he graduated in classical percussion at the Conservatorio of Trieste. In 2013 he graduated in jazz drums at the Scuole Civiche of Milan; in the same year he graduated in Economics for Arts, Culture and Communication at the Bocconi University in Milan.

He is an active drummer and percussionist with several bands with which he has toured in Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Austria, Germany, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Switzerland, France, Morocco and China. He has played with musicians such as Le Luci della Centrale Elettrica, Giovanni Falzone, Gianpaolo Casati, Enrico Zanisi, Liutauras Janusaitis, Russ Spiegel, Luca Dell'Anna, Selton, Virtuosi del Carso (band of Paolo Rossi). He has played with the Civica Jazz Band aside Paolo Tomelleri and Emilio Soana. He has performed with the percussive ensemble Time Percussion alongside Marco Vaggi, Tony Arco, Giulio Visibelli.

He has taken part in several theatre plays as actor and performer; since 2017 he has been performing in SBADABENG or the art of hitting yourself, a comic body percussion solo show which has been performed in Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Croatia.

He has taken part in several recordings: Electribute with the jazz/rock band Loosebites featuring Giovanni Falzone; What are you looking for? with the irish folk band Wooden Legs; Emigrafe EP with the weird pop band Mombao; Tra la via emilia e la via lattea with italian indie-rock band Le luci della centrale elettrica.

He performed as body percussionist at the TEDx event in Trento University named “TedxUnitn: The pulse of innovation”. He regularly holds several body percussion workshops in collaboration with Daniel Plentz (Selton) and in some occasions with Manuel Frattini.

In 2016 he taught jazz drums at the Contemporary Music Institute in Zhuhai, China. He is currently music and body percussion teacher at Atelier Teatro Fisico in Turin and at Adiacademy in Monza. He is also drums teacher at Ottava Nota music school in Milano.