Alessandro Cau is a percussionist, drummer, timbre researcher, improviser and performer. He has studied with Michele Rabbia, Cristiano Calcagnile and Eddie Prevost. In 2010 he began his timbre research relative to conventional percussion, objects and recycled materials, expanding his percussive set and “preparing” it. In the same year he also began the study of Jazz and Harmony with Gianfranco Fedele. In 2011 he began the Permanent Laboratories for Musical Research under the supervision of Stefano Battaglia at Siena Jazz. He has collaborated with Kid Millions (Oneida), Boredoms, John Drain, Erik Truffaz, Gavino Murgia, Mauro Sigura, Shahin Motia (Ex Models), Diagrams (with Sam Genders of Tunng), Geoff Barrow (Portishead) and Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth).