Active in research and artistic, sound and musical creation, Konnekt promotes the emulation and development of sound arts as well as the bringing together of multiple cultural players.



31th May 2024 20:30, Fonderie Kugler, Geneva

Songs Of Disconnection - Needcompany + Ibn Al Rabin

Konnekt is pleased to welcome the hyper-inventive Needcompany with the support of Ictus for the Swiss premiere of a creation which, once again, revolutionises our relationship with concerts and performance. Songs of Disconnection - A Cycle of Songs explores the combination of music, words, sounds and movement in a complex and inventive fusion.

The composer and creator Maarten Seghers (singer) is accompanied by an ensemble composed of:
Aya Suzuki (vibraphone/percussion)
Simon Lenski (cello)
George van Dam (violin)
Michael Schmid (flute)

In order to completely disconnect the evening, Mathieu Baillif aka Ibn Al Rabin will present - in the second part - almost new old songs.

“The abstract-sounding libretto behind Songs of Disconnection oscillates between implication and indifference and explores the intensity that this clash is likely to provoke. The libretto becomes tragic in its unintelligibility, a central notion in my work:
communication only becomes clear when it fails. »
Seghers' motivation is to convert not only their profession, but also themselves and their body into matter. The latter has always been keen to question accepted forms of musical expression.
and interpretation, examining how they can potentially interact, while exploring their alternative states of tension and cohesion. A simple fragment of a mural showing a duck on water was the inspiration for this performance. Behind this serene image, Maarten evokes a context of division and conflict.
Thus began the process of transforming this seed into a lively, collaborative and compelling musical performance.
The title of the piece, Songs of Disconnection, sparked the association
with “Songs of Innocence and Experience” by William Blake,
in which the radical visionary artist explored what he called the “two contrary states of the human soul.”

Reservations recommended:
Full price 20.-
Affordable price 10.-
Support price 30.-

Doors 8:00 p.m. – Concert 8:30 p.m.
Access: Rue de la Truite 4 bis, 1205 Geneva - “Jonction” stop, no parking

16th June 2024, Athénée 4, Geneva

Beyond The Note: Viva Sanchez & Eli Wallace (+ Workshop)

The Beyond The Note series highlights the piano and its multiple modes of use by extraordinary artists. After inviting artists like Charlemagne Palestine and Pat Thomas, (March 2024), it is the turn of the Genevan Viva Sanche and the American pianist Eli Wallace, who will present a Masterclass around prepared piano practices.

Eli Wallace (Brooklyn, NY.) explores the possibilities of free improvisation on the piano, particularly with prepared pianos. Having appeared on dozens of albums, he has performed at such prestigious venues as The Stone, New York, NY, Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago, IL, and Outsound New Music Summit, San Francisco, CA.

Pianist Viva Sanchez Reinoso divides her time between several artistic activities: performance, composition, improvisation, teaching and research. Actively devoting herself to contemporary music and creation as a composer and improviser, Viva seeks new sounds in a wide variety of aesthetic fields. In 2010, she co-founded the Ensemble Batida with which she performs in numerous international festivals.

Organization and production: Konnekt and Musicart Artistes

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.: Workshop by Eli Wallace (prepared piano, improvisation)
Doors 4:30 p.m. – Concert 5 p.m.
Full price: 30.- / Reduced price: 20.- / Support: 40.- / Professional price 15.- / free for children
Tickets on site (cash or Twint) from 4:30 p.m., bar and snacks

Masterclass registration - 20 CHF:
Access: Rue de l’Athénée 4, 1205 Geneva

20th June 2024, MEG, Geneva

Matmos at the MEG

Infos soon

Partners and sponsors

With support of the UBS Cultural Foundation


Konnekt Association
Chemin des Sports 87, 1203 Geneva
IBAN : CH03 0900 0000 1279 6035 8
CCP : 12-796035-8