Next events

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: info@konnekt.co
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. eliwallacemusic.com


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.
www.ensemble-batida.com


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


Reservations: reservationathenee4@gmail.com
Masterclass registration - 20 CHF: info@konnekt.co
Access: Rue de l’Athénée 4, 1205 Geneva

20th June 2024, MEG, Geneva

Matmos at the MEG



Infos soon

Past events

31th March 2024 21:30, Cave12, Geneva

Beyond The Note: Pat Thomas & Dirar Kalash

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This evening at Cave12 will feature two extraordinary piano solos by two leading figures on the improvised music scene: near-legend Pat Thomas and Palestinian multi-instrumentalist Dirar Kalash. This double performance is set to be a fascinating exploration of diverse musical influences, where improvisation intertwines with African and Middle Eastern traditions, and more besides. As the keys are pressed and the melodies unfold, the artists invite the audience to experience a musical journey that transcends geographical and cultural boundaries.



Doors 21:00 – Concert 21:30
Access :  Rue de la Prairie 4, 1202 Genève - bus stop « Prairie »
Price : 10.- 

29th March 2024 20:30, Fonderie Kugler, Geneva

Beyond The Note : Charlemagne Palestine & Seppe Gebruers

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Konnekt is honoured to welcome the four-piano duo of the legendary Charlemagne Palestine and Belgian pianist Seppe Gebruers for an exceptional evening at the Fonderie Kugler. These two musicians from very different backgrounds have come together around their passion for playing on several pianos and unusual tunings. Palestine, a minimalist maximalist, and Gebruers, a jazzman who breaks conventions. Two pianos each for the 'shaman' and the 'teacher', tuned classically and a quarter-tone apart respectively. A magical, breathtaking immersion in sound.



Doors 20:00 – Concert 20:30
Access :  Rue de la Truite 4 bis, 1205 Genève - bus/tram stop « Jonction », no parking
Conscious price : 20.- 

21-24 January 2024, United Kingdom & Switzerland

Re-Ghoster Extended tour UK & CH

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September 10th 2023, 10:15 & 13:15 Domaine des Pendus, Peney-Dessous - Satigny

Phoniculture - sound in the vineyard

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A participative sound experience during a grape-picking session

Konnekt invites its audience to take part in a moment of listening, in a pro-active situation during a grape-picking session.

The three artists, Antoine Läng (voice and accessories), Anouck Genthon (violin) and Romane Chantre (percussion), offer an acoustic performance that invites you to discover the vineyards and the work of harvesting through sound. This creation leads to attentive listening to the environment, natural sounds, coming from machines or produced by the gestures of work. It stages and in sound the relationship that a winegrower maintains with nature in his activity, as well as the repetition of the gesture, omnipresent in his work.


Two sessions: 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Offered glass of wine

Conscious price (20.- suggested)

Access:
Domain des Pendus
Rte de Peney-Dessus 1
1242 Satigny
TPG - Peney-Dessous
(less than 30 minutes from Geneva Cornavin)

31th May 2023, La Becque, La Tour-de-Peilz

Matmos & Jeff Carey- Concert and talk at La Becque

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The presence of Matmos in Switzerland is a rare and precious thing. It is therefore only natural that Konnekt and La Becque present an exclusive open-air event in the garden of the artist residency in La Tour-de-Peilz.

Matmos and the multi-faceted artist Jeff Carey will present the results of their week-long residency together at La Becque in the form of a concert, preceded by a discussion open to the public.
In addition to broadcasting the concert, Jeff Carey will be on stage with Matmos and will play an electronic instrument that he has created in collaboration with Konnekt, CtrlKey. They will present music in progress, based on recordings made in and around the residency during their stay.

talk 15.00-17.00
concert 19:00-22:00 (free admission, Registration)

27th May 2023, Le Groove, Geneva

Matmos & Jeff Carey - Concert night in Geneva

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For this concert at Le Groove, Matmos will present music from their latest album Regards / Ukłony dla Bogusław Schaeffer ("Regards / Homage to Bogusław Schaeffer") recently released on the Thrill Jokey label. A playful and facetious fusion of scholarly music and electronic pop, all the sounds here come from samples the duo created from the electroacoustic works Polish composer Bogusław Schaeffer made at the influential Experimental Studio of Polish Radio in the 1960s and 1970s.

Known for their captivating and mesmerising live performances, we can't wait to see what the duo has in store for their first appearance in Switzerland in 15 years. Their accomplice, the programmer and musician Jeff Carey, will be in charge of the broadcast.

A rich evening in prospect as there will also be, in addition to Matmos: Owelle (electronic setup), Nicolas Field/Jeff Carey/Thomas Florin (hybrid electronic-acoustic trio) and HTN-Brainwaves (DJ set).

16th-23rd May 2023, Japan

Field-Dikeman-Florin Japan Tour 23

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The trio Field-Dikeman-Florin will be touring in Japan to present their first album "Drag it to the bottom" (577 Records) with some guests artists like legendary Akira Sakata.


16.05 Airegin, Yokohama + Akira Sakata
17.05 Yagisawa (Izu) + AkiraSakata
18.05 Big apple, Kobe
19.05 Livehouse bird, Okayama
20.05 Sousaku (Takamatsu) + Haruhiko Okabe
21.05 T-Bone Studio, Osaka + Loui Yoshigaki and Rabito Arimoto
22.05 Jazz Spot Candy, Chiba
23.05 Koen Dori Classics, Tokyo

13 avril 2023 à 21h

Jazztronica #1

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The Collectif Nocturne with support from Konnekt present a new event that honours this emerging and futuristic scene that mixes jazz and electronic music.
If each musical genre is a language, the artists of this evening are certainly polyglot. The experiments of Zerolex Trio, equipped with a saxophone, a double bass and electronic machines. Then the connivance of the synths and drums of the Belgian duo Lander & Adriaan. An irresistible call to dance!


Production: Konnekt x Collectif Nocturne


𝗟𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿 & 𝗔𝗱𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗮𝗻
Lander & Adriaan is a Belgian duo consisting of drummer Lander Gyselinck (Stuff.,Beraadgeslagen,LABtrio) and Adriaan Van de Velde (Pomrad, Mauro Pawlowski, J. Bernardt).
Their shared penchant for digital synths and 90s alternative dance brought them together for the first lockdown in 2020 for some fiery jams. After a series of successful gigs, they recorded an album in the summer of 2021, which was released in the spring of 2022.
They mix, merge and distort Chicago juke, Detroit techno, UK Funky and rave music with the diversity of jazz; they take you into a world of unabashed pleasure, assumed weirdness and pure excitement. They call it 'Post Nudism Rave'. Others call it free rave or sophisticated rave. What is certain is that their music creates an imaginary world that has as many fairy meadows populated by goblins as it does dark underground tunnels filled with slimy aliens and stinking trolls. You'll experience the quantum chills of interplanetary ambient drones, soft frenetic percussion, sweet pulpy melodies, soggy bass lines, all delicately woven into a raw, oozing music that calls for dancing!


𝗭𝗲𝗿𝗼𝗹𝗲𝘅 𝗧𝗿𝗶𝗼

Already noticed for his first records on Eklektik and Cascade Records, Zerolex has also proven himself as a band with Cotton Claw (Laureate Fair, Prix Chorus and Inoui PdB, Opération Iceberg, Eurosonic). Since the EP "Touché-Coulé" in 2019, Zerolex has been exploring a new playground, and has taken the form of a trio, with Claudio Ibarra on double bass and Chromé, on saxophone and composition, now accompanying him on stage.
With its jazz and electronic influences, Zerolex now leaves more room for harmonies and choirs, combining the warmth of analogue synths with the organic sounds of traditional instruments. The release of the single "Le Temple / Le Nectar" on BMM Records in 2021 marks the tenth year of activity for the Bisontin producer, who is always eager to take new directions.


Start : 9:00pm
Doors: 8:30 pm
Price 20 CHF - Get a ticket
9 Rue des Gazomètres, 1205 Genève
Parking des Gazomètres ou Finances (2 CHF/EUR la nuit)
Tram 14, Palladium or Jonction

8th April 2023, Mill, Brussels

Re-Ghoster Extended - Mill

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Re-Ghoster grew out of a chance encounter between Anglo-Swiss percussionist Nicolas Field, Italian tape & electronics wizard Valerio Tricoli and Swiss pianist Thomas Florin in Geneva in 2018. They quickly discovered a like-minded longing to experiment and distort sound textures in new ways, to explore compositional concepts by using improvisation and the impulse of the moment. They decided to let their strong personalities clash. Re-Ghoster was born and as a trio, they released a first album – ‘Or Not All’ - in 2019.


Embracing Re-Ghoster as a constant evolutionary process and always on the lookout to extend the potential and creativity of the project, the trio invited American trumpeter Nate Wooley and Anglo-American vocalist Fritz Welch - two major artists of the experimental scene - to join them in 2021 on the occasion of a tour in Switzerland and the UK with venues like Cave12 in Genève and Café OTO in London. This quintet format was baptized Re-Ghoster Extended. In 2023, Re-Ghoster Extended will record a new album and they are invited by Swiss Festival Archipel for a special creation.


To conclude their reunion at Festival Archipel, the quintet – with Jérôme Noetinger replacing Valerio Tricoli for this occasion - will perform exclusively in MILL on Saturday, 8 April 2023. Expect acoustic instruments being fed to tape, magnetised, digested, re-eaten, reworked and regurgitated again by the machine. Expect ghostly bursts and roars emerging from nothingness. Expect chirps and shrills exploding in tension with each other. Expect a quest into the depths of sound by a quintet of extraordinary experimentalists.


Nicolas Field : drums, electronics
Thomas Florin : piano
Jérôme Noetinger : electronics, Revox tape recorder
Nate Wooley : trumpet
Fritz Welch : voice

7th April 2023 at 9pm, Archipel Festival - Grande Salle, Geneva

Re-Ghoster Extended - Archipel Festival

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Dreaming with the lights on (2023) - Commissioned by Archipel Festival
Legos, Lagos, Logos (extended version)
Improvisation from Extended-Impressions


On the border between written music and improvisation, Re-Ghoster deploys its sounds on a double trajectory, that of acoustic instruments put under tension in a medium replicated by that of a tape recorder, an imperfect echo whose voice whispers and remembers these past moments. A five-person conversation crackles and blows, from which one struggles to distinguish what is haunting and what is haunted.

This concert is also an opportunity to discover Nicolas Field's new piece, Dreaming with the light on, commissioned by the Archipel festival.


Nicolas Field : drums, electronics
Thomas Florin : piano
Jérôme Noetinger : electronics, Revox tape recorder
Nate Wooley : trumpet
Fritz Welch : voice


In co-production with Konnekt

Dreaming with the lights on was supported by the Nicati - de Luze
Foundation

13 January 2023 at 7pm, La Ressourcerie - Matériuum, Geneva

Bruits de couloir - John Dikeman

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Bruits de couloir is Konnekt's desire to make the spaces resonate and the artistic and artisanal practices present at MACO cohabit. The Manufacture Collaborative is an independent space that brings together various actors of the circular and sustainable economy in Geneva. In partnership with Matériuum - promotion of the re-use of materials, Konnekt invites saxophonist John Dikeman for an acoustic solo that will shake the Ressourcerie.


Admission at a conscious price (10.-)
Doors 6.30 pm
Concert 7pm

TPG - Les Ouches

Porto, Lisbon, Coimbra

Re-Ghoster Portugal tour

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6th November 2022, Fonderie Kugler, Geneva

Chris Pitsiokos & Violeta García

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Konnekt is proud to welcome two great improvisers Chris Pitsiokos (sax) & Violeta García (cello) for an acoustic performance.

Concerts at 19:30

Entry : 10.-

2 July 2022, Auberge des Vergers, Meyrin (Geneva)

Phoniculture, Auberge des Vergers, Meyrin (Geneva)

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Phoniculture is a day of sound accessible to all, proposed by Konnekt in partnership with the Auberge des Vergers. Konnekt wishes to make innovative artistic projects accessible to as many people as possible by bringing together a series of sound experiences:

2pm; 4pm and 6pm Sound Walks - Tim Shaw

The artist Tim Shaw proposes three "sound walks" in the Vergers district, based on recordings of the surrounding sounds. The audience is equipped with headphones follows a route during which the environment takes the form of a soundscape.

Recommended for families!
Registration: info@konnekt.co

Specify time slot (2pm/4pm/6pm) 15 people max. spontaneous participation possible within the limits of available places.

Conscious price - suggested 10.- chf Meet 15 minutes in advance in front of the Auberge des Vergers

8.30 pm Concerts - 4 improvised solos

To continue this series of sound experiments, Konnekt proposes a concert in the hall of the Auberge which will feature four improvisers from the four corners of the world. Dirar Kalash (saxophone / oud, Palestine) Tizia Zimmermann (accordion, Switzerland), Jasper Stadhouders (guitar, Netherlands), and Nicolas Field (drums & electronics, Switzerland)

Price conscious - suggested price 10.- chf

Access

21 May 2022, Fonderie Kugler, Geneva

Speakers speak, Fonderie Kugler, Geneva

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Konnekt is lucky enough to bring the artist Gerriet K. Sharma and his 3D speaker IKO. The IKO is intended to be an instrument in its own right, as its capabilities for rendering sound in space are unprecedented. Following two days of workshops led by Gerriet K. Sharma, the IKO will be the focus of an evening of concerts and playback.

Entry : 10.-

19 & 20 May 2022, Fonderie Kugler, Geneva

Workshop with Gerriet K. Sharma, Fonderie Kugler, Geneva

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"Spatial Practices and Compositional Approaches - Introduction to the Artistic Work with the Icosahedron Loudspeaker IKO".

Gerriet K. Sharma

The workshop will provide an introduction to the functionalities and spatial-compositional possibilities of the IKO loudspeaker.
This instrument bundles sound beams to such an extent that reflecting surfaces can be used as virtual sound sources.
This allows a completely different orchestration and excitation of the architectural space than with conventional multi-channel loudspeaker systems.
By this IKO can produce sculptural sound entities that can hardly be described with the conventional and traditional vocabularies of music and sound composition.

Furthermore, we will discuss and experience the differences between concepts of absolute and relative spaces in compositional practices.
Hence, in regard to the field of so-called spatial music and spatialisation of music aesthetic concepts and artistic utopia will be addressed and compared with scientific interests, academic agendas, and constraints of engineering.
The workshop will address questions of improvisation within spatial audio environments, the situation of the body of the performer in regard to AR and VR phenomena, architecture as a critical part of compositional practices, questions of instrumentality, sculpturally and verbalisation in loudspeaker environments.

www.gksh.net


The IEM icosahedron loudspeaker is one of currently five comparable loudspeaker systems in the world, originally developed for acoustic measurements or holographic sound projections in the laboratory.

Successive research into the apparatus setup for artistic purposes had been pursued at the Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics (IEM) Graz by a working group of four engineers and composer Gerriet K. Sharma between 2014 and 2019.
"Orchestrating Space by Icosahedral Loudspeaker" (OSIL) was a unique artistic research project and was supported by the Austrian Research Fund (FWF) under an excellence funding program (PEEK).
By means of beamforming, the loudspeaker is able to project sound beams in different directions and to generate, superimpose, and stagger fields with the wall reflections, which create three-dimensional auditory impressions in perception.
Unlike conventional room sound reinforcement systems for concert halls, the loudspeaker works with reflective surfaces, orchestrates the room from a central point and can be adapted to different room situations.

Schedule : 10h-13h, 14h-17h for the 2 days

Fee: CHF 100.-


Contact & Registration

13 May 2022, Geneva, Fonderie Kugler, Geneva

CtrlKey, play me ! Geneva

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Konnekt is constantly looking for new ways to improve the tools available to musicians and sound artists. Konnekt has recently and enthusiastically initiated the CtrlKey electronic instrument development project, in partnership with sound artist and developer Jeff Carey. This tool is an extension for acoustic instruments such as piano and percussion, reacting to the slightest sound changes produced by the instrumentalists and then generating a whole range of sounds and textures. The system uses the SuperCollider program, which processes the sound picked up by contact microphones, and transforms it in different ways.
CtrlKey thus puts electronics in direct contact with the instrumental gesture. The logical continuation of this project is the application of this instrument in various musical contexts. CtrlKey will follow a long-term development, notably with a networking system for remote use.

CtrlKey, play me! will take the form of a double concert presenting a working stage of the CtrlKey project, following a working residency.

  1. CtrlKey (USA-CH):
  • Jeff Carey (electronics)
  • Thomas Florin (piano and clavichord) and - Nicolas Field (drums and electronics)
  1. Double duo ТЕПЛОТА (UK) - Rivaschmid (UK-CH)
  • Grundik Kasyansky (feedback synths)
  • Tom Wheatley (double bass and electronics)
  • Silvan Schmid (acoustic and amplified trumpet)
  • Alex Riva (acoustic and amplified flutes)

    Entry : 10.-
14 April 2022, Le Groove, Geneva

XPlus & The Easter Triangle, Le Groove, Geneva

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Live band with variable geometry, Xplus project will be at the centre of an evening of concerts using a triangle broadcasting system △, the source of many spatialisation effects.
Konnekt proposes a festive evening with exceptional listening arrangements, during which the audience will be free to wander from one end of this triangle of speakers to the other, intermingling with the musicians.
Three solo electronic artists will share the evening with the Xplus project and its swirling riffs.

Line-up:

9.30 pm - Sonia P
10.15pm - NuR
11pm - Xplus
00:30 - Vincent Haenni
01H30 - HTN (Brainwaves)

Entry : 10.-

22-30 January 2022, Le Mans, France

Shimmering Beast, Le Mans sonore

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Imagine a massive, isosceles triangle over five metres long, made up of a set of cymbals suspended vertically on modified cymbal stands. The cymbals touch, quiver and vibrate in a network of interdependencies. When one moves, it forces the others to follow it in its movement and resonance.
Under the podium, four vibrators are set to amplify low frequencies that shake the ground like a miniature earthquake, activating the general rustling.

Free admission

Opening hours : 22.01 to 30.01, 9 am to 7.30 pm

Access

8 October 2021, WIM, Zürich

N-ensemble 100% Swiss

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Gathered at Nicolas' initiative in March 2018 for a carte blanche at the AMR in Geneva, the N-Ensemble sextet uses all the geometries of the ensemble as compositional elements, but also as a springboard for improvisation. Using the large instrumentation as well as the skills of each of its members, the N-Ensemble navigates between "chamber" acoustic music and more electric soundscapes.
A 100% swiss line-up is put together for this concert.

Nicolas Field (drums and electronics), Tim Shaw (electronics), Anne Gillot (bass clarinet, recorder, Paetzold flute), Thomas Florin (piano), Silvan Schmidt (trumpet and electronics), Tizia Zimmermann (accordeon)

With support of Nicati- De Luze Foundation & UBS Culture Foundation (support for composition)

17-22 September 2021, Switzerland and United Kingdom

Re-Ghoster tour with Nate Wooley & Fritz Welch

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17.09.21 20:30 - BlueFactory Halle Grise, Fribourg
w/ Nate Wooley & Fritz Welch
Infos

18.09.21 20:30 - Walcheturm, Zürich
w/ Nate Wooley & Fritz Welch
Infos

19.09.21 21:30 - Cave12, Genève
w/ Nate Wooley & Fritz Welch
Infos

20.09.21 21:00 - Wurm, Basel
w/ Nate Wooley & Fritz Welch
Infos

21.09.21 20:30 - Cafe Oto, London
w/ Nate Wooley
Infos

22.09.21 20:00 - Safehouse, Brighton
w/ Nate Wooley
Infos

Line up :
Valerio Tricoli (Revox & Electronics)
Nicolas Field (Drums & Electronics)
Thomas Florin (Piano)

guests :

Nate Wooley (Trumpet)
Fritz Welch (Voice)

Re–Ghoster is a thrilling trio comprised of pianist Thomas Florin, drummer Nicolas Field and the fascinating Revox monster Valerio Tricoli. The acoustic instruments are fed to tape, magnetised, digested, re-eaten, reworked and regurgitated again by the machine.
The result are ghostly bursts & roars emerging from nothingness. Roaring stridences, shrieks chirps & shrills explode all in tension with each other.
For the release tour of the new record "Or not all”, Re–Ghoster invites trumpeter Nate Wooley (USA) for a quest - as mystical as it is turbulent - into the depths of sound. This is a re-listening of the acoustic sounds, partly sieved by the electronics in a hybrid spatial continuum. A frictional, nervous symbiosis, full of jolts, but also abrasive and/or restrained fluidity. A very exciting interaction at all times, looking towards possible futures filled with low masses, giving birth to dense sonic textures shifting and/or overplayed in a ghostly union.

Support : Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung SIS, Swiss Cultural Fund, City of Geneva, Fondation SUISA & Pro Helvetia Swiss Art Council.

August-September 2021, Blue Factory - Halle Grise, Freiburg (CH)

Shimmering Beast at the Blue Factory

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The Shimmering Beast rumbles in the gigantic Halle Grise at the Blue Factory in Freiburg (CH) during the Greenwave Festival during all of August and September

27 March 2021, AMR, Geneva

Re-Ghoster + Hans Koch

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Inviting swiss versatile reeds player Hans Koch, Re-Ghoster is an acoustic collaboration transformed through electronics into a hybrid spatial continuum creating a frictional, nervous symbiosis filled with jolts but also with abrasive and/or restrained fluidity.

Hans Koch (reeds), Valerio Tricoli (tape recorder), Nicolas Field (drums, electronics), Thomas Florin (piano)

Re-Ghoster just released it’s first album « Or Not All »

8 -12 March 2021, Forum Meyrin (Geneva, CH)

Xplus - Residency

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Live band with variable geometry, the Xplus project meets for a creation residency, invited by the Theatre Forum Meyrin in the Geneva region.

13 February 2021, AMR, Geneva

N-ensemble

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Gathered at Nicolas' initiative in March 2018 for a carte blanche at the AMR in Geneva, the N-Ensemble sextet uses all the geometries of the ensemble as compositional elements, but also as a springboard for improvisation. Using the large instrumentation as well as the skills of each of its members, the N-Ensemble navigates between "chamber" acoustic music and more electric soundscapes.
A 100% swiss line-up is put together for this concert.

Nicolas Field (drums and electronics), Tim Shaw (electronics), Anne Gillot (bass clarinet, recorder, Paetzold flute), Thomas Florin (piano), Silvan Schmidt (trumpet and electronics), Tizia Zimmermann (accordeon)

With support of Nicati- De Luze Foundation & UBS Culture Foundation (support for composition)

6-28 February 2021, Le Bon Accueil, Rennes (France)

Shimmering Beast

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This audio / visual installation by Nicolas Field, named "Shimmering Beast", is made of cymbals, cymbal stands, low frequency audio transducers and lights.

7 October 2020

Or Not All - Record Release

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First release by trio Re-Ghoster
« This acoustic piano-drums collaboration can be transformed through electronics into a hybrid spatial continuum creating a frictional, nervous symbiosis filled with jolts but also with abrasive and/or restrained fluidity. »

Valerio Tricoli (tape recorder), Nicolas Field (drums and electronics),
Thomas Florin (piano)

25 September 2020, Villa Dutoit, Geneva

In Between - Vernissage

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Geneva Based pianist Thomas Florin seeks through this solo album a hybrid between minimalist music and avant-garde jazz.

« (...) Here he is again, always alone, with his only piano (...) And here the pleasure is quite intense to hear this proposal, certainly much wiser than the previous one, but tinged with a diversion through parallel universes. On a par with these improvisers masters, but never quite returned from his more extreme previous experiences.What remains here of Florin's first trip is what he experimented with expressly: to make the instrument speak for itself, to make it resonate freely, to explore its timbres. » Jacques Mühlethaler

Thomas Florin (piano)

31 August 2020, Vernier Blandonnet

Two’s - Francisco Meirino & Nicolas Field

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Four meetings of contemporary duets from all over Switzerland in atypical underground venues in Geneva.
This summer Konnekt won ProHelvetia's Re-Sound call for projects supporting the projects organised during this period of Covid-19 by presenting four meetings of contemporary duets from all over Switzerland (Zurich, Lucerne, Lausanne) in Geneva during August 2020.
For this series entitled "Two's", Konnekt brings together eight swiss and international sound artists and for four intimate duets in atypical underground venues in Geneva. Accidents of textures are expected, making innocent listening impractical.
With this series, Konnekt shows its reactivity and speed in setting up projects, in its desire to always bounce back and move forward! The "Two's" project was indeed organised in only a few weeks and could be fully realised.

Francisco Meirino (élec.) & Nicolas Field (dms)

20 August 2020, Le Duplex, Geneva

Two’s - Tim Shaw & Martina Lussi

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Four meetings of contemporary duets from all over Switzerland in atypical underground venues in Geneva.
This summer Konnekt won ProHelvetia's Re-Sound call for projects supporting the projects organised during this period of Covid-19 by presenting four meetings of contemporary duets from all over Switzerland (Zurich, Lucerne, Lausanne) in Geneva during August 2020.
For this series entitled "Two's", Konnekt brings together eight swiss and international sound artists and for four intimate duets in atypical underground venues in Geneva. Accidents of textures are expected, making innocent listening impractical.
With this series, Konnekt shows its reactivity and speed in setting up projects, in its desire to always bounce back and move forward! The "Two's" project was indeed organised in only a few weeks and could be fully realised.

Tim Shaw & Martina Lussi (electronic)

18 August 2020, Le Duplex, Geneva

Two’s - Antoine Chessex & Frantz Loriot

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Four meetings of contemporary duets from all over Switzerland in atypical underground venues in Geneva.
This summer Konnekt won ProHelvetia's Re-Sound call for projects supporting the projects organised during this period of Covid-19 by presenting four meetings of contemporary duets from all over Switzerland (Zurich, Lucerne, Lausanne) in Geneva during August 2020.
For this series entitled "Two's", Konnekt brings together eight swiss and international sound artists and for four intimate duets in atypical underground venues in Geneva. Accidents of textures are expected, making innocent listening impractical.
With this series, Konnekt shows its reactivity and speed in setting up projects, in its desire to always bounce back and move forward! The "Two's" project was indeed organised in only a few weeks and could be fully realised.

Antoine Chessex (sax) & Frantz Loriot (vl)

17 August 2020 Tortion Studio, Russin

Two’s - Anne Gillot & Thomas Florin

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Four meetings of contemporary duets from all over Switzerland in atypical underground venues in Geneva.
This summer Konnekt won ProHelvetia's Re-Sound call for projects supporting the projects organised during this period of Covid-19 by presenting four meetings of contemporary duets from all over Switzerland (Zurich, Lucerne, Lausanne) in Geneva during August 2020.
For this series entitled "Two's", Konnekt brings together eight swiss and international sound artists and for four intimate duets in atypical underground venues in Geneva. Accidents of textures are expected, making innocent listening impractical.
With this series, Konnekt shows its reactivity and speed in setting up projects, in its desire to always bounce back and move forward! The "Two's" project was indeed organised in only a few weeks and could be fully realised.

Anne Gillot (fl) & Thomas Florin (p)