Born from the evolution of the “Piccola Orchestra La Viola”, the Orchestra Bottoni is formed by musicians who belonged to the original training and by those who have pursued the renewal in the artistic and stylistic look. The ensemble is considered one of the most original groups in the world of Italian music, and has been active since 1994. Over the years, the Orchestra had the opportunity to share the stage with: Peppe Barra, Daniele Sepe, Riccardo Tesi, Dan Moretti, Marc Perrone, Luigi Cinque, Petra Magoni, Fausto Mesolella, Patrizio Fariselli, Vincenzo Zitello, Luigi Lai, Lino Cannavacciuolo, Carlo Muratori, Piero Ricci, Fratelli Mancuso, Nando Citarella and Tamburi del Vesuvio, Rocco De Rosa, Canio Loguercio, Mauro Palmas, Mosshen Kasirossafar, Stefano Saletti, Alfio Antico, Cecilia Chailly, Giancarlo Parisi, Gaspare Balsamo, Mario Salvi, Roberto Tombesi, Hector Ulises Passarella, Massimo Carrano, Paolo Bonfanti, Fabrizio Poggi, Maria Rosaria Omaggio, Arnoldo Foà. They also collaborated with:
– Angelo Branduardi and Franco Battiato on the “The infinitely small” CD (EMI)
– Eugenio Barba (Odin Teatret) Holstebro – Festuge 2001
– Pino Di Buduo (Teatro Potlach) Invisible cities
The Orchestra Bottoni took part in special projects including:
– “Gulliver’s travels” with the artistic direction of Angelo Branduardi.
– “La Scatola del vento” documentary film produced by the Centro di Cultura Popolare-Tufello (Rome) and by the audiovisual archive of the labor and democratic movement.
– “Il Organetto, Scatola del Vento” CD-book with Riccardo Tesi by Erica J. Suter and Harald Frey.
– “Homage to New Orleans” Liri Blues Festival 2006 with Dr. Sunflower Jug Band (Blue Stuff).