Contrabass-clarinet, Sarrusophone, Reed-contrabass, Piano,
Born in 1968, he studied classic piano (graduated in 1991 at Conservatorio
di Alessandria, Italy), composition (Conservatorio di Torino) and
conducting (Orvieto, corsi di Spazio Musica). At the same time he showed a
deep interest in improvised
He studied with
Lacy, Mal Waldron, Joelle Leandre, Evan Parker and Johannes Bauer.
Since the late 80s he is an active pianist improvviser. He was co-funder of the group ``Enten
in Turin (Italy).
He played with Tristan Hossinger, Joelle Leandre, Giancarlo Schiaffini, Carlo Actis Dato, Giovanni
Maier, Claude Parle, Theo Nabicht and many others musicians.
In the last 10 years he has actively devoted himself to the study of the contrabass clarinet.
Nowadays he is one of the few specialists of this very rare instrument.
He recorded about 10 CDs and made more than 100 concerts.
In 2015, he
played for the Sonic Genome of Anthony Braxton in Torino.
Beside music, he is researcher in Mathematics at the Centre National de la
Recherche Scientifique (France) and professor of
Control Theory at Ecole Polytechnique (Paris).
ugo.boscain -AT- polytechnique.esu
-) clarinet trio
-) Trio Fireworks
-) Sarrusophone duo with Jouk Minor
mimesys with Michele
here to see the video at "Bologna perAspera Festival" (June 2013)
-) Contrabass clarinet solo
-) Duo of contrabbass clarintes (with Jean-Luc Petit). Click
here to listen
the Atelier Tampon concert (Paris, 13 October 2013).
Trio of contrabbass clarintes (with Jean-Luc Petit and Theo Nabicht)
-) Trio Frasque: Ugo Boscain (contrabass clarinet), Claude Parle
(accordeon), Fred Marty (double bass).
here to see a video with Itaru Oki (trumpet) and Jean-Luc Petit
Videos from my recent tour in NYC
Ugo Boscain with Jack Wright
Ugo Boscain with Ellwood Epps
Ugo Boscain with Ellwood Epps, Reuben Radding, Jack Wright, PART
Ugo Boscain with Ellwood Epps, Reuben Radding, Jack
Wright, PART 2
Solo in ABCNorio
Ugo Boscain and Jack Wright on contra-bass and contra-alto clarinets
Enten Eller "Streghe", CMC Records (1988)
Enten Eller "Cassandra". Splas (1989)
Enten Eller "Antigone". Splas (1991)
G. Maier ``Musica per pianoforte a quattro mani''
Palomar Records (2001)
Mymesis live (2008)
Petrolio "End of Vision". Gruenrekorder (2010)
DOB Orchestra "Tageskarte". Palomar Records (2008)