aka Blaise de la France
is artist-in-residency at arts2media. Biagio Francia was born on december 21,1976. He started to learn drums with M° Corrado Marciano in 1990. In 1998 he began studying Congas and the Djembe with the M°Giovanni Imparato. He focused on afro-cuban folklore and rhythms. In 2001 he graduated in Business Economy with a thesis titled „Percussion Instruments. Technology and Market of the musical Cymbal (UFIP)“. Biagios music research is focused on mixing acoustic and synthesized sound with tribal rythmic patterns. Until today he has developed music collaborations as a drummer, percussionist and composer. In 2007, Biagio Francia aka Blaise de la France began his collaboration in the Second Life (TM) world with a virtual experimental band called AOM (Avatar Orchestra Metaverse), developing and testing interesting sound expressions in a world-wide virtual community.