30.04. - 10.05.2015
Open Mon-Sun, 2-9pm
(bass clarinet, soprano saxophone)
1 - 4
Miha Vipotnik / SI
The bass clarinet player Hans Koch and the electronic musician Gaudenz Badrutt have collaborated on various musical projects for years. In 2011 they founded a duo that combines bass clarinet and electronics. Hans Koch (bass clarinet, saxophone, electronics) is mainly known as a member of the Hardcore Chambermusic Trio Koch-Schütz-Studer, but also as a soloist as well as for his collaborations with Phil Minton, Fred Frith, Paul Lovens etc. As a bass clarinet player he has developed a very personal style. The electronic musician Gaudenz Badrutt 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 (accordeon) - Gaudenz Badrutt. His music is coined by a very instrumental use of computer/live sampling and electronic devices. The music of the duo Hans Koch-Gaudenz Badrutt stems from sparse musical material; creating pieces that live on lightness, density, fragility and humour.
CD 'Social Insects' on flexionrecords, 2012
Concerts as duo in Europe and Japan.
'…Koch/Badrutt don't play easy pieces of music, far from actually, and intense listening is required, but once you get deeper into this some true beauty unfolds. Strangely wonderful difficult music.' (Vital weekly)
Gaudenz Badrutt (born 1972, electronics & computer) began his career as a pianist in the field of contemporary classic music and spent the past 15 years as an electronics musician in the field of improvised, experimental music. Concert diploma with distinction under the tutelage of Pierre Sublet.
He is best known in current times as an improvising electronics musician using computers (sampling) and various other electronic apparatus. Filigree, minimal noises, drones and dense structures are key characteristics of his music. Central to Badrutt's activities are the working-band duo strøm with Christian Müller (electronics), the duo with Hans Koch (bass clarinet) and the duo with Jonas Kocher (accordion). He is further occupied in the fields of electronic composition and sound & video installation.
Gaudenz Badrutt has collaborated with FM Einheit, Burkhard Beins, Michael Vorfeld, Norbert Möslang, Naoya Murata, Toshimaru Nakamura, et al. with concerts at home and abroad, including: the Irtijal Beirut 2015, Airgin Impro Festival Yokohama 2013, Festival Terrains Basel 2011, Zwei Tage Zeit Zürich 2012, Influx Toulouse 2011, Transmediale Berlin 2009, Zoom in Bern 2008, Norberg Festival (Sweden) 2006, Taktlos/Tonart Bern 2006.
Gaudenz Badrutt lives as a freelance musician in Biel.
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