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Koch / Badrutt / Gratkowski & Murayama Solo

14 Jun 2014 - 20:30
14 Jun 2014 - 23:59

Hans Koch (CH): bass clarinet

Gaudenz Badrutt (CH): electronics and computer

Frank Gratkowski (DE): saxophone


Seijiro Murayama Solo (JP/FR): percussion


doors 20h30, start 21h


Koch/Badrutt (with guest Frank Gratkowski): with support from pro helvetia


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)