20. May 2012 - 20:00
SONIC TRACES: FROM SWITZERLAND
The performance SONIC TRACES: FROM SWITZERLAND displays what Switzerland sounds like nowadays. The multimedia based show with music and sounds from Switzerland presents pop and folk musicians or sound artists.
SONIC TRACES: FROM SWITZERLAND can be described as a live-production of a documentary film. The performance features versatile, surprising and contradictory impressions of 21th century Switzerland: Everyday sounds stand next to voices of nature or contemporary music. Different artists are portrayed, such as Bernese Trash-Blues musician Reverend Beat-Man or composer and musician Ruedi Häusermann from Zürich. The deep bass sounds of the St.Gallen-based dub musician Bit-tuner are just as much part of Switzerland’s soundscape as the Bernese Klezmer band Ot-Asoy and the federal yodel festival in Interlaken. They are merged into a dense acoustic mix, partly being manipulated or modified. Photographs from places, people, instruments and other objects as well as recordings of interviews and concerts complete the acoustic blend on a visual level.
SONIC TRACES: SWITZERLAND consists of music ethnologist and journalist Thomas Burkhalter, producer Simon Grab and video artist and VJ Michael Spahr from the music platform Norient.