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© Morishige Yasumune

Gaudenz Badrutt

(livesampling – electronics & computer)

He began as a pianist in the field of contemporary classic music and works since more than 20 years as an electronics musician in the field of improvised electroacoustic music.
He is best known in current times as an improvising electronics musician using computers (sampling) and various other electronic apparatus such as usual distortion devices, no-input-mixing or modular-synthesizer. Filigree, minimal noises, drones and dense structures are key characteristics of his music. Central to Badrutt’s activities are collaborations such as the duo with Jonas Kocher (accordion), the duo with Hans Koch (clarinet, sopranosaxophone), and the trio with Koch and Kocher as well as the working-band duo strøm with Christian Müller (electronics). In the last few years, solo-performances became important too. He is further occupied in the fields of electronic composition, sound & video installation and videos (like ‚magma‘ and ‚Quiet Novosibirsk‘).
Gaudenz Badrutt has collaborated with Christof Kurzmann, Kai Fagaschinski, Ilia Belorukov, Phil Durrant, Alfrd Zimmerlin, Jacques Demierre, Marjolaine Charbin, Morishige Yasumune, Irena Tomazin, Michael Thieke, Alexander Markvart, Strotter Inst., Michael Vorfeld,  Mark Wastell, Bryan Eubanks, Stephan Thut, Toshimaru Nakamura et al. with concerts at home and abroad, including at the Festivals Cerkno Jazz, (Ne)poslušno Ljubljana, RingRing Belgrad, Jauna Musika Vilnius, Music Unlimited Wels, Le Bruit de la Musique in Saint-Silvain-sous-Toulx, Sanatorium of Sound Sokolowsko/Poland, Sound Reasons in Dehli/Goa/Bangalore India, Musikfestival Bern 2015 and 2023, Irtijal Beirut, Airegin/Improfestival Yokohama, SwissMusicDays Belgrade, Zwei Tage Zeit Zürich, Influx Toulouse, Transmediale Berlin, Rue du Nord Lausanne, Norberg, Taktlos/Tonart Bern.
Gaudenz Badrutt lives in Biel (Switzerland).

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Current projects:

Solo (analog effects, objects, livesampling)

Duo Jonas Kocher & Gaudenz Badrutt

Trio Jean-Luc Guionnet – Frantz Loriot – Gaudenz Badrutt

Baldrian Quartet

strøm (with Christian Müller, electronics)

Trio with Ilia Belorukov & Jonas Kocher


Quintett Jacques Demierre – Urs Leimgruber – Daniel Studer – Alfred Zimmerlin – Gaudenz Badrutt

Trio Koch, Kocher & Badrutt

Duo Hans Koch & Gaudenz Badrutt (also known as Social Insects)