Nijen Antonio Coatti has been playing and recording for many years as
trombone player with the following bands: Ella Guru, N.O.R.M.A, Musica
nel Buio.He has also been playing together with Misha Mengelberg, Tony
Coe, Chris Cutler, Phil Minton, Wolter Wierbos.
he has taken part to festivals all over Europe/ Italy, Germany, Jugoslavian
Rep., Greece, England, France, Holland and Belgium.
In spring 1998 Nijen Antonio Coatti grounded the Shellvibes ensemble,
a band which utilize the shell as musical instrument. Shellvibes has been
playing several concerts and at theates, performancies and taken part
at television programs (Rai 3).They have been working together with some
visual artists: Gabriella Turci and Kriss Kuhles . They produced together
the piece The Dolphin, The shell and the Magic Water.
The music from Nijen Antonio Coatti has been the inspiration for the coreography
from Barbara Martini in her piece Morgacqua which has been
produced at the Niennale in Venice in 1999.
Nijen Antonio Coatti has composed and directed the music to the theatre
play I due Emmaus (production from Serra Teatro), which has
been shown in Vatican at the presence of 10.000.
At the moment Nijen Antonio Coatti is very active in the theatre and presents
in several theatres at the moment SARO-WIVA, a work which combines music
and poetry. Tis play ahs been produced together with Teatro Sacco in Perugia.
Nijen Antonio Coatti has written part of the soundtrack of the film Zorba
the Buddha by Antonio Sucameli, which will be soon released in cinemas.
In June 2003 Nijen Antonio Coatti released Shellvibes, distribuited by
Materiali Sonori. This cd melts his last year research and together with
other 9 excellent musicians presents his compsition for shells and acoustic
In his work Nijen Antonio Coatti was inspired from Afro-brasilian rituals
from Canomblé, vocal polyfonies of the African pigmys, brass bands
from the Balkan and from the work of well kwown novelist like Calvino