The resonant is what resonates at this latest edition of Soundwaves, which tonight presents Italian percussionist Andrea Centazzo in an extravaganza titled “Cycles of Life.” It includes, but is not limited to, Centazzo’s multimedia showcase on the great Leonardo da Vinci. Visionary free improviser Centazzo now calls Long Beach home after years of composition and collaboration with everyone from John Zorn to Lol Coxhill to Derek Bailey, constantly and tirelessly growing into an artist the talent of which is rivaled only by the scarcity of his appearances on the local concert stage. Along the way, he’s amassed a breathtakingly impressive collection of gongs, many of which will grace tonight’s multifaceted meditation on da Vinci — no slouch himself when it comes to artistry that continues to ring true throughout the centuries.

Andrea Centazzo plays at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6 at Santa Monica Public Library.

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