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).