Jonas Kocher


Jonas Kocher is a sound artist and accordionist born in 1977. He has a strong interest in process oriented works 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 Fagaschinski 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, Sound (Dis)obedience Festival Ljubljana, 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

Jonas Kocher, Gaudenz Badrutt (picture by Marcandrea)
Concert / Performance, Talk
June 8th-11th 2023, a festival, a temporary creative hub for encounters and exchanges in Novi Sad
Šalter Ensemble Ljubljana 2019 (picture by Marcandrea)
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
All Them Takes (picture by Yann Staffelbach)
Concert / Performance
January 25 2022: Performance in Geneva
Koch, Kocher & Badrutt
Concert / Performance
January 12 & 13 2023: Concerts in London and Brighton
All Them Takes (picture by Yann Staffelbach)
Concert / Performance
November 4 2022: Performance in Sion
DDK Trio (picture by Danika Trajkovic)
Tour, Concert / Performance
May 17-22 2022 : A tour of six concerts In Budapest, Berlin, Belgrade, Vienna, Wiesbaden, Hannover
Trio Sowari (picture by Rui Pinheiro)
Concert / Performance
November 28 2021, Biel/Bienne
All Them Takes (picture by Yann Staffelbach)
Concert / Performance, Tour
October & November 2021: Performances in Zürich, Thun, Basel, Bern, Biel/Bienne
Ensemble Studio6 by Bojana Janjić
Concert / Performance, Tour
September 24-27 2021: Concerts by Ensemble Studio & Jonas Kocher in Biel/Bienne, Uetikon am See, Basel, Lausanne

Artist's editions

CD Stranger Becoming
CD, Digital Release
Koch / Loriot / Kocher
Digital cover
Digital Release
Does Sound Have a Shadow?
CD Ferrari-Kocher
CD, Digital Release
-bRt- group for music creation
CD cover front Br5
CD, Digital Release
Jonas Kocher
Quiet Novosibirsk
Book, DVD/Video
Jonas Kocher, Gaudenz Badrutt
Cd Cover KKB Roma 1
CD, Digital Release

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