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August

Konnekt's Summer

Konnekt will be active during the summer, experimenting and presenting some of it's ongoing projects, stay tuned !

Switzerland and United Kingdom

Re-Ghoster tour with Nate Wooley & Fritz Welch

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.

Line up :
Nate Wooley (trumpet)
Fritz Welch (voice & percussions)
Valerio Tricoli (Revox tape recorder & electronics)
Nicolas Field (drums & electronics)
Thomas Florin (piano)

Definitive dates to be announced

Past events

27 March 2021, AMR, Geneva

Re-Ghoster + Hans Koch

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

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

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

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

Wednesday 07.10.20

Or Not All - Record Release

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)

Friday 25.09.20, Villa Dutoit, Geneva

In Between - Vernissage

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)

Monday 31.08.2020, Vernier Blandonnet

Two’s - Francisco Meirino & Nicolas Field

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)

Thursday 20.08.2020, Le Duplex, Geneva

Two’s - Tim Shaw & Martina Lussi

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)

Tuesday 18.08.2020, Le Duplex, Geneva

Two’s - Antoine Chessex & Frantz Loriot

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)

Monday 17.08.2020, Tortion Studio, Russin

Two’s - Anne Gillot & Thomas Florin

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)