Joris Rühl mostly plays new music, written and improvised. He plays in ensembles like "L'instant donné", "Hiatus" or “Timeart Ensemble” as well as with improvisers like Michel Doneda, Lê Quan Ninh, Carl-Ludwig Hübsch, Philip Zoubek, Thierry Madiot, Eve Risser etc. Several labels including the german “Neos Jazz” have released his recordings. He played in festivals such as, Moers Festival, Fruits de Mhère, La force de l’Art at the Grand Palais in Paris, Ankunft : Neue Musik etc.
He is also involved in the label "Umlaut Records", which produces and supports artists in the fields of jazz and improvised music.