DOMENICA FOSSATI is a flutist, recording artist, and educator influenced by a wide range of musical styles and can be found working in the realm of classical and contemporary music as well as popular folk, world, jazz, rock, and hip-hop.

Fossati is an active performer in the contemporary/classical realm. Among her accomplishments are performances at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, The Stone, Newport Jazz Festival, The Latin Grammy Awards, Maggio Fiorentino in Florence, and Seoul International Drum Festival. She is a founding member of Concert Black and has collaborated with such collectives as the Nouveau Classical Project, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Composer’s Collective Found Objects, and TRANSIT. She has also worked with established and emerging composers including Harvey Sollberger, Julia Wolf, David Lang, Michael Gordon, Daniel Wohl, and Robert Honstein.

In addition to a professional career in new music, Fossati has worked and shared the stage with some of the leading players in jazz and popular music including Miguel Zenon, Kenny Werner, Seun Kuti, members of TV on the Radio, and Antibalas. She is the front-woman of the afrobeat ensemble, Underground System, a multicultural group that diversifies the male dominated afrobeat scene by being one of the only afrobeat bands to exclusively feature a female at front.

An advocate of fusing contemporary techniques with pop and non-western music, she brings her highly specialized skill set to the following projects as collaborator and performer: The Fu-Arkist-Ra (led by Duke Amayo of the nationally acclaimed Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra), classic vocal roots ensemble Medicine Woman, and indie rock group The City and Horses (whose music has been featured in commercials and the motion picture, Paper Hearts starring Michael Cera). In each of these projects, she helps to infuse the music with elements of classical and modern techniques, blurring the genre lines and allowing for a totally unique and eclectic sound.



Watch to Domenica Fossati play in this featured excerpt of Angélica Negrón's Drawings for Meyoko and listen to an interview where she shares some of the challenges that arise in performing with an electronic backing track and how to adjust accordingly.