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The Band

The Swiss trio "KOCH-SCHÜTZ-STUDER" has a name on the international scene for it's radical and uncompromising "Hardcore Chambermusic". The three musicians are working together since 1990. Characteristics of their music are hard contrasts, even contradictions. Sequenced sounds from various unrecognisable sources and the use of live-electronics create dense walls of sound which are contrasted with completely acoustic, minimalistic-ambient improvisations.

Analogue ("played") and digital ("programmed") beats are juxtaposed against free "outer-limits"- improvisations. It is a music free of stylistic restrictions. The three accomplished musicians have been working in a "style-free" musical zone for quite some time now and with their live performances at jazz-festivals, in underground rock-and electronic-music-clubs as well as in the context of contemporary "classical" music they are showing that to them an open as well as radical artistic attitude is more important than style-categories or musical genres. Besides their work as a trio, "Koch-Schütz-Studer" have always initiated various projects and worked with musicians/artists from different cultural and artistic backgrounds.

An ongoing project is the group "Roots and Wires" with New-York-DJs I-Sound and M.Singe. The trio‘s CD "Heavy Cairo Traffic" with the renowned traditional egyptian musicians "El Nil Troop" found enthusiastic response from critics and public alike. Their recordings with traditional and improvising Cuban musicians (Koch-Schütz-Studer & Musicos Cubanos: "Fidel" )offer very different and unique takes on afrocuban music. Two recordings have been released with exceptional swiss poet/performer Christian Uetz. The music-theatre-project "antenne karger" with actor Markus Wolff has recently been recorded and will be broadcast in november on radio DRS as a radioplay. The latest CD is "life tied" (intakt) and got fantastic reviews in the press and great feedbacks from listeners.Other ongoing collaborations besides the work as a trio are frequent concerts with british vocalist Phil Minton and a performance program with german author Birgit Kempker. This year the trio has played and will play at numerous festivals like the Willisau Jazzfestival, Jazz em Agosto Lisbon, Jazz à Mulhouse, Enjoy Jazz Mannheim/Ludwigshafen, "izzven"Festival Maribor, Festival Leipzig.