30.04. - 10.05.2015
Open Mon-Sun, 2-9pm
(bass clarinet, soprano saxophone)
4 - 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)
Hans Koch (born 1948) has quit his carreer as a recognised classical clarinetist to become one of the most innovative improvising reed-players in Europe. He has been working with everyone from Cecil Taylor to Fred Frith since the eighties. As a composer he has shaped the sound of Koch-Schütz-Studer since the beginning as well as working for radio-plays and film.Since the nineties he has been working with electronics as an extension of the saxes/clarinets as well as with sampling/sequencing. As a reed-player he is always working on his very own vocabulary and sound, which makes him a very unique voice on the actual scene.
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