Franco Dal Monego was bon in Vicenza and he began to study drums when he was sixteen. He studied jazz tradition (he attended the Siena Jazz workshops in 1991), had free jazz experiences and collaborations with contemporary music composers at music conservatories.
He developed a personal technique and style, mixing past experiences and new explorations, most of all timbrical, using extended and unconventional techniques and avoiding the most trivial percussive extensions of the traditional drum set.
Dal Monego deliberately uses few basic timbres to break them up and transform them, shaping a multifaceted sonic skeleton where he constantly keeps inserting elements.
He played in Italy and abroad with many musicians, such as Mark Abrams, Franco D’Andrea, Paolo Fresu, Pietro Tonolo, Giovanni Maier, Francesco Bearzatti, Francesco Bigoni, Enrico Terragnoli e Giorgio Pacorig.
He published for El Gallo Rojo, Palomar Records and Setola di Maiale.