Gaudenz Badrutt


Gaudenz Badrutt is an electroacoustic musician working in the field of improvised and composed music. He studied classical piano. His electroacoustic music is characterized by an instrumental use of computer/live sampling and electronic devices. He also works in the fields of sound and video installation and musicology.

Gaudenz Badrutt is known as a solo performer, for his collaborations with Jonas Kocher (accordion) and Hans Koch (bass clarinet, clarinet, soprano saxophone), as well as one half of the electroacoustic duo Strøm. He is currently working on projects with Jean-Luc Guionnet, Frantz Loriot, Jacques Demierre, Christof Kurzmann, Kai Fagaschinski, Ilia Belorukov, Urs Leimgruber, Alfred Zimmerlin and Daniel Studer. He has performed at the Festivals Zwei Tage Strom Zürich, Jauna Musika Vilnius, RingRing Belgrade, Music Unlimited Wels, Le Bruit de la Musique Saint-Silvain-sous-Toulx France, Sanatorium of Sound Poland, Irtijal Beirut, Zwei Tage Zeit Zürich, Transmediale Berlin, Taktlos/Tonart Bern etc.

For his duo Strøm he was honoured with the Kulturpreis of the city of Biel/Bienne 2021. As performer and composer, he has received various other prizes and scholarships, including the Liechti Prize for the Arts 2017 and the London Studio Scholarship from the Landis & Gyr Foundation (2021 and 2022-23).


Artist's activities

Šalter Ensemble
May 23-27 2024: International electroacoustic ensemble. Release tour New Album Tri dela, Concerts in Vienna, Slovenske Konjice, Belgrade, Novi Sad
Belorukov & Badrutt, Novi Sad 2023
April 22-28 2024: Concerts in Bilbao, Burgos, Santander, Porto, Lisbon and Madrid
Soirée Bruit, March 3 2024. Picture by Jonas Scheck
Concert / Performance, Event in Biel/Bienne
March 3 2024: Triple concert in Biel/Bienne
Šalter Ensemble, festival Forum nove glasba, Ljubljana, 23.11.2023.Pictures by Darja Štravs Tisu
November 23-26 2023: International electroacoustic ensemble. Concerts in Ljubljana, St-Johann, Graz
September 6 & 7 2023: Symposium on the sound art in Switzerland, Geneva
Luc Ferrari 1964 (picture © Brunhild Ferrari)
Concert / Performance, Event in Biel/Bienne, Talk
September 29 & 30: A two-day festival with music by Luc Ferrari, ErikM, Gilles Grimaître, Bruit – Group for Music Creation a.o. in Biel/Bienne
Festival-In-Opposition. (Pictures by Minja Smajic)
Concert / Performance, Talk
June 7th 2023, June 8th-11th: a concert in Belgrade with the trio Badrutt, Belorukov, Kocher and a temporary creative hub for encounters and exchanges in Novi Sad
Šalter Ensemble, 28. Jazz Cerkno 2023 (picture by Nada Zgank)
Tour, Concert / Performance, Event in Biel/Bienne
May 5-26 2023: International electroacoustic ensemble. Concerts in Venice, Cerkno, Biel/Bienne, Zürich
Baldrian Quartett
Concert / Performance, Event in Biel/Bienne, Tour
February 26-30 2023: Concerts in Biel/Bienne, Zürich and Geneva
Koch, Kocher & Badrutt
Concert / Performance
January 12 & 13 2023: Concerts in London and Brighton

Artist's editions

Tri dela
CD, Digital Release
Šalter Ensemble, 2024
CD Ferrari-Kocher
CD, Digital Release
-bRt- group for music creation, 2021
Quiet Novosibirsk
Book, DVD/Video
Jonas Kocher, Gaudenz Badrutt, 2016
Cd Cover KKB Roma 1
CD, Digital Release
Koch-Kocher-Badrutt, 2015

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