Michele Rabbia is an italian percussionist.
Born in Turin in ’65 , after his first studies at the school ” Civica Savigliano”, follows the courses of drums in Turin with Enrico Lucchini. In 1989 he went to the United States where he had the opportunity to attend lessons whit Joe Hunt and Alan Dawson.
Back in Italy, he moved to Rome and began his career performing and recording collaborating with Antonello Salis , Andy Sheppard , Stefano Battaglia , Marilyn Crispell , Dominique Pifarely , Louis Sclavis , Paul McCandless, Michel Portal , Matmos, Matthew Shipp, Enrico Pieranunzi, Paolo Fresu, Michel Godard , Jan Bang, Rita Marcotulli, Anja Lechner, Vincent Courtois, Maurizio Giri, John Taylor, Eivind Aarset, Regis Huby, Francois Couturier, Ralph Towner, Javier Girotto, Daniele Roccato, Sainkho Namtchylak, Tore Brunborg, John Tchicai, Bruno Chevillon, Furio Di Castri, Maria Pia De Vito, Ciro Longobardi, Italian Unstable Orchestra, Jean -Paul Celea, Sebi Tramontana, Giovanni Maier, Enzo Pietropaoli, Roberto Cecchetto, Paolo Damiani, Aires Tango, Francesco Bearzatti, Daniele D’ Agaro, Giovanni Guidi, Luciano Biondini Gabriele Mirabassi, Gianluca Petrella, Giancarlo Schiaffini, Salvatore Bonafede, Elio Martuscello, Michael Thieke, Roberto Bellatalla, Rosario Giuliani and many others.
His collaborations also extend in the dance with Virgilio Sieni, Tery J. Weikel, Giorgio Rossi compose the music for the show Genova 01 Fausto Paravidino for literature with the writer Dacia Maraini, Gabriel Frasca and Sara Ventroni, with the painter Gabriele Amadori and architect James Turrell.
He has performed in the most important European festivals , China, India and the United States.