Duo Michel Doneda/Jonas Kocher - Tour 2009

From 16th november to 7th december, the duo Michel Doneda (soprano saxophon) and Jonas Kocher (accordion) will travel across South-East Europe and meet different musicians:

16.11 Zürich: CH Kunstraum Walcheturm + Christian Weber [db], Christian Wolfarth [perc]
17.11 Frisanco, IT: Circolo Operaio + Stefano Giust [dr]
18.11 Ljubljana, SLO: Klub Gromka + Duo TILT [Max MSP/db]
19.11 Zagreb, HR: Medika
21.11 Sarajevo, BiH: Galeria Duplex 10m2
24.11 Belgrade, RS: Cultural Center REX + Duo Blank Disc [electronics/guitar]
27.11 Sofia, BG: Red House
29.11 Skopje, MK: Tochka
01.12 Prishtina, KS: Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art
05.12 Istanbul, TR: Institut français + Korhan Erel [electronics]

ERN SWISS-TOUR - February 2009

swiss-balkan creative music #4

14.02 21h00 Lausanne Festival Rue du Nord
17.02 20h30 Zürich Moods
18.02 20h30 Sion Théâtre Interface
19.02 21h00 Biel/Bienne St-Gervais
20.02 20h00 Basel Gare du Nord
21.02 20h00 Luzern Théâtre La Fourmi

Anne Gillot, Paetzold flute, recorders / Laurent Bruttin, bass clarinet / Benoît Moreau, clarinet / Miran Zrimsek, cello / Dragos Tara, double bass / Jonas Kocher, accordion / John Menoud, guitar, laptop, objects / Svetlana Marash, piano / Lukatoyboy, toys, live sampling, electronics / Robert Roza, no-input electronics 

Thanks for the support: Canton de Berne, Migros Aare, SüdKulturFonds, SIS


Potential orchestra

Rue du Nord Ensemble is a pool of musicians, an ensemble with various combinations, which adapts to projects of improvised music and composition.

In 2005, as an 18 musicians orchestra, ERN has commissioned a composition to Urs Leimgruber, which was premiered at the 2006 Rue du Nord festival.

During the Swiss-Balkan Creative Music Project ERN used different combinations of trios, quartets and a sextet at the end, to give workshops and concerts in the Balkans between 2007 and 2008 in Sarajevo, Mostar, Belgrade, Pristina, Skopje, Stip et Sofia. ERN met local musicians who took part to the ensemble for improvised music concerts.
This project is followed by a Swiss tour in February 2009 that includes musicians from Belgrade and Sarajevo.

Among its different projects, RNE collaborates with the GUSTAV association directed by Swedish dancer Emma Ribbing as well as the Compagnie CH.AU.

Regular members:
Laurent Bruttin (clarinets)
Ariel Garcia (guitar)
Anne Gillot (recorders)
Jonas Kocher (accordion, objects)
John Menoud (guitar, electronics)
Benoît Moreau (piano, clarinet)
Luc Müller (drums)
Raphaël Raccuia (electronics, objects)
Dragos Tara (double bass, electronics)