Music : Badrutt | Durrant | Malone : Improvised Music concert using electronic instruments. Saturday 19th June 19:30

This concert will feature visiting Swiss musician Gaudenz Badrutt as well as Londoners Phil Durrant and James L Malone, playing solos, duos and a trio.

The first half will feature a duo of Gaudenz Badrutt and Phil Durrant followed by James L Malone playing solo.

The second half will have all three musicians on stage. Gaudenz Badrutt will start with a solo followed by a Durrant/Malone duo. The evening will end with a trio improvisation.

Due to current restrictions a limited number of seats are available, please email to reserve a place.

Gaudenz Badrutt

Gaudenz Badrutt (electronics & computer) has worked for more than 20 years as an electronic musician in the field of improvisation and experimental music. Best known for his collaborations with Jonas Kocher (accordion) and Hans Koch (bass clarinet, clarinet, soprano saxophone), and as a solo performer as well as one half of the electroacoustic duo Strøm.

Badrutt’s music is characterised 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. Badrutt currently works on projects with Ilia Belorukov, Christof Kurzmann, Kai Fagaschinski, Jean-Luc Guionnet, Frantz Loriot, Urs Leimgruber, Jacques Demierre, Alfred Zimmerlin and Daniel Studer and has further collaborated with Andy Guhl, Strotter Inst., Bryan Eubanks, Stefan Thut, Alexandre Babel et al. Concerts at home and abroad, including at the Festivals RingRing Belgrade, Music Unlimited Wels, Le Bruit de la Musique Saint-Silvain-sous-Toulx (F), Sanatorium of Sound Poland, Irtijal Beirut, Zwei Tage Zeit Zürich 2012, Transmediale Berlin or Taktlos/Tonart Bern.

Gaudenz Badrutt lives and works as a freelance musician in Biel (Switzerland).

selected releases:
Archytas Curve, Koch, Kocher & Badrutt, EP, Wide Ear Records 2020.
Ganglions, Gaudenz Badrutt Solo, LP, Aussenraum records 2019.
X, strøm, CD, Mikroton 2016.
rotonda’, Jonas Kocher (accordion) – Ilia Belorukov (alto saxophone, objects) – Gaudenz Badrutt (electronics, objects), Cd, intonema 2015.
Social insects, Hans Koch (bass clarinet) – Gaudenz Badrutt, CD, flexionrecords 2012.
Strategy in behavior of unexpected situations, Jonas Kocher (accordion) – Gaudenz Badrutt, CD, insubordinations 2012.

Phil Durrant

Born near London in 1957, Phil Durrant is a multi-instrumentalist improviser/composer/sound artist who currently performs solo and group concerts.

As a violinist (and member of the Butcher/Russell/Durrant trio), he was one of the key exponents of the “group voice approach” style of improvised music. In the late 90s, his trio with Radu Malfatti and Thomas Lehn represented a shift to a more “reductionist” approach.

Recently, he has been performing solo and duo concerts with Bill Thompson, Mark Wastell, as well as his seven-piece group ‘If Herbie Went West Coast’, using a modular synthesizer system. As a mandolinist, he has been performing with guitarist Martin Vishnick, mandolinist Richard Scott and drummer Emil Karlsen.

Durrant still performs regularly with the acoustic/electronic group Trio Sowari (with Bertrand Denzler and Burkhard Beins) and Mark Wastell’s The SEEN.

James L Malone

James L Malone is a sound artist based in London. Interested in synthesis, improvisation, and the generative potential of feedback networks.

Has a long standing collaboration, Onin with Joe Wright – they run the label  FD  together.

Has also performed in improvised settings with artists such as Eddie Prévost, John Butcher, Steve Beresford, Phil Durrant, Adam Bohman and at various venues and festivals including Café Oto and Supersonic Festival.

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