fot. Christian Lichtenberg
12 August / FRIDAY / 18.00–18.30 / Multimedia hall / Laboratory of Culture – Różana 2
Jonas Kocher (accordion) , Gaudenz Badrutt (electronics)
Founded in 2009, this duo developed a subtil work that explores the relations between the very electronic sounds of the accordion and the instrumental potential of the electronic. They create a fragmented and tensed sound universe, always open to the present and the accidents.
Concerts at the Festival Influx#2 Toulouse, SwissMusicDays Belgrade, JOLT Festival Basel, St.Petersburg, Prague, Helsinki, a.o.
Jonas Kocher (*1977) is a sound artist and accordionist collaborating with artists from various backgrounds and in numerous artistic and social contexts. His work explores issues such as the process of listening, space, perception as well as the integration of different kind of random elements. His specific approach to his instrument involves physicality and reduction, uncontrolled playing and high precision. Jonas Kocher has a strong interest in process oriented works and unstable situations. As a sound artist he has realized works that are situated between composed theatre, installation and concert pieces.
Gaudenz Badrutt (electronics & computer) began his career as a pianist in the field of contemporary classic music. Since more than 15 years he works as an electronic musician in the field of improvised, experimental music. He is mainly known as one half of the electroacoustic duo strøm (together with Christian Müller, electronics and bass clarinet), as well as part of the duo Jonas Kocher (accordion) – Gaudenz Badrutt and the duo with Hans Koch (bass clarinet). His music is coined by a very instrumental use of computer/live sampling and electronic devices. He is further occupied in the fields of electronic composition and sound & video installation. Gaudenz Badrutt has further collaborated with Morishige Yasumune, Ilia Belorukov, Naoya Murata, Strotter Inst., Alexander Markvart et al. with concerts at home and abroad, including at the Festivals Sound Reasons 2015 in India, Musikfestival Bern 2015, Irtijal Beirut 2015, Croisements Kagoshima 2014, Airegin/Improfestival Yokohama 2013, SwissMusicDays Belgrade 2013, Zwei Tage Zeit Zürich 2012, Terrains Basel 2011, Influx Toulouse 2011, Transmediale Berlin 2009, Zoom in Bern 2008, Rue du Nord Lausanne 2008, Norberg Festival (Sweden) 2006, Taktlos/Tonart Bern 2006.
Gaudenz Badrutt lives as a freelance musician in Biel (Switzerland).
‚X‘, strøm, Mikroton 2016.
‘rotonda’, Jonas Kocher (accordion) – Ilia Belorukov (alto saxophone, objects) – Gaudenz Badrutt (electronics, objects), intonema 2015.
‘Live in Blutopia’, Hans Koch (bass clarinet) – Jonas Kocher (accordion) – Gaudenz Badrutt (electronics, objects), bruit 2015.
‘Cinema rex’, Jonas Kocher (accordion) – Gaudenz Badrutt, insub netrelease 2014.
‘Species-Appropriate Animal Husbandry’, Hans Koch (bass clarinet) – Jonas Kocher (accordion) – Gaudenz Badrutt, creative sources records 2013.
‘Fold’, strøm, domizil 2012.
‘Social insects’, Hans Koch (bass clarinet) – Gaudenz Badrutt, flexionrecords 2012.
‘Strategy in behavior of unexpected situations’, Jonas Kocher (accordion) – Gaudenz Badrutt, insubordinations 2012.