Jonas Kocher


Jonas Kocher is a sound artist and accordionist born in 1977. He has a strong interest in process oriented works, unstable situations and improvisation. Active in numerous artistic and social contexts, his regular collaborators are musicians such as Joke Lanz, Axel Dörner, Jacques Demierre, Hans Koch, Gaudenz Badrutt, Tomaž Grom, Radu Malfatti, Christof Kurzmann, Kai Fagaschinsky and many others.

As sound artist and composer Jonas Kocher has realized works that are situated between composed theatre, installation and concert pieces. He has been invited to present his work as accordionist or composer by major festivals such as Festival Météo Mulhouse, Festival Le Bruit de la Musique, Art Biennale Thessaloniki, Music Unlimited Wels, Ring Ring Festival Belgrade, Konfrontationen Nickelsdorf, Unerhört Festival Zürich, Musik Festival Bern, Biennale Zagreb, Festival Sonic Circuits Washington …

He was awarded the Artist in Residence Scholarship (Cité des Arts Paris) of the Canton of Bern 2004, the recognition prize from the Canton of Bern 2010 and was awarded composition grants from the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia in 2012 and 2019. Award Winner of the Liechti Prize for the Arts 2020.

Artist's activities

DDK Trio (picture by Danika Trajkovic)
Concert / Performance, Tour
May 17-22 2022 : A tour of six concerts
Trio Sowari (picture by Rui Pinheiro)
Concert / Performance
November 28 2021, Biel/Bienne, La Voirie
All Them Takes (picture by Yann Staffelbach)
Concert / Performance, Tour
October & November 2021: Performances in Switzerland
Ensemble Studio6 by Bojana Janjić
Concert / Performance, Tour
September 24-27 2021, Switzerland: Concerts by Ensemble Studio & Jonas Kocher
DDK Trio 2021 by Yann Staffelbach
Concert / Performance
September 19-21 2021: Concerts in Biel/Bienne
DDK Trio at Lisboa incommum 2021
Concert / Performance, Tour
June 9-13 2021: A series of five concerts
Šalter Ensemble Ljubljana 2019 (picture by Tomaž Grom)
Concert / Performance, Tour
Bruit’s activities from 2017 to 2019
Intervention #2 Screenshot
Concert / Performance, Tour
Bruit’s activities from 2014 to 2016

Artist's editions

CD Ferrari-Kocher
CD, Digital Release
-bRt- group for music creation
Digital cover
Digital Release
Does Sound Have a Shadow?
CD cover front Br5
CD, Digital Release
Jonas Kocher
Quiet Novosibirsk
Book and DVD by Jonas Kocher & Gaudenz Badrutt
Cd Cover KKB Roma 1
CD, Digital Release

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