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Šalter Ensemble

Šalter Ensemble operates on the border between free improvisation and composition, focusing on collective processes as a central part of its practice. The project is an international electroacoustic ensemble initiated in 2017 by Jonas Kocher in collaboration with Zavod Sploh Ljubljana and Izlog Festival Zagreb, and has since performed at numerous venues and festivals in Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, Switzerland and Serbia. In 2021, the ensemble released the album Štiri dela.

The ensemble consists of outstanding personalities from the Swiss music scene, the Slovenian music scene and, in this year’s edition, exposed representatives of the Styrian music scene. The musicians come from a wide range of backgrounds – from jazz to traditional and folk music to contemporary improvised and electronic music – and are from different generations.

In its current programme, Šalter presents new compositions:
Interstices / Interferences (2023) by Jonas Kocher & Gaudenz Badrutt
šum III (2023) by Elisabeth Harnik
My Wish Your Command (2023) by Tomaž Grom

Line-up 2023: Gaudenz Badrutt, electronics, Estelle Beiner, violin, Ilia Belorukov, saxophone, Tomaž Grom, double bass, electronics, Elisabeth Harnik, piano, objects, Josef Klammer, augmented percussion, Jonas Kocher, accordion, Samo Kutin, hurdy gurdy, Alfred Lang, trumpet, Irena Z. Tomažin, voice

Artistic direction by Kocher & Badrutt, Harnik, Grom

Dates fall 2023
November 23, Ljubljana (SLO), Festival Forum nove glasbe
November 24, St.Johann (AT), Alte Gerberei
November 26, Graz (AT), TaO!

Press
Interview with Ilia Belorukov [Bieler Tagblatt, May 25 2023, in German]
Broadcasting of the Biel concert on Swiss National Radio SRF 2 Kultur [Neue Musik im Konzert, 11.10.2023; still online]
Broadcasting on Slovenian National Radio RTS Ars [Arsov art atelje 31.01.2024, in slovenian]

Production
Bruit Association, Zavod Sploh (Ljubljana) and Association for New and Improvised Music (Graz)

Support
City of Biel/Bienne, Canton of Bern, Fondation Nicati – De Luze, Pro Helvetia, Fondation SUISA, SIS, Land Steiermark Kultur, Stadt Graz, Bundesministerium Kunst, SKE Fonds, GFÖM/AKM, Alpen-Adria Allianz (AAA), Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, City of Ljubljana, European Union/Culture Moves Europe

More activities

Šalter Ensemble
Tour
NEXT May 23-27 2024: International electroacoustic ensemble. Release tour New Album Tri dela, Concerts in Vienna, Slovenske Konjice, Belgrade, Novi Sad
Adieu-au-langage_Flyer
Concert / Performance, Event in Biel/Bienne
June 22: A solo bagpipe concert and a master film
Belorukov & Badrutt, Novi Sad 2023
Tour
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
Félicie Bazelaire. Picture by Darek Szuster
Workshop, Event in Biel/Bienne
March 2 2024, Biel/Bienne: “From open composition to improvisation”
DDK and GGRIL, Rimouski 17.102023. Pictures by Xavier Sénéchal
Tour
October 13-17 2023: Concerts in Québec, Ottawa, Montréal and Rimouski, December 9 to 22, concerts in Metz, Genève, London, Ashburton, Brighton, Dieppe

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