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 in Biel/Bienne 2023 (picture by Jonas Scheck)
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, Talk
September 29 & 30, festival with the music of 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
May 5-26 2023: International electroacoustic ensemble. Concerts in Venice, Cerkno, Biel/Bienne, Zürich
Baldrian Quartett
Concert / Performance, 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
Vasiliki Tsagkari, Jalalu Kalvert-Nelson (picture by Yann Staffelbach)
Concert / Performance, Talk
September 10 & 11 2022, Terrain-Gurzelen, Biel/Bienne
Trio Sowari (picture by Rui Pinheiro)
Concert / Performance
November 28 2021, Biel/Bienne
DDK Trio 2021 by Yann Staffelbach
Concert / Performance
September 19-21 2021: Concerts in Biel/Bienne

Artist's editions

CD Ferrari-Kocher
CD, Digital Release
-bRt- group for music creation
Quiet Novosibirsk
Book, DVD/Video
Jonas Kocher, Gaudenz Badrutt
Cd Cover KKB Roma 1
CD, Digital Release

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