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Badrutt & Belorukov & lfo

30. September 2017 Beginn 20:00 Uhr Doppelkonzert

Duo Gaudenz Badrutt (SUI) livesampling & electronics & Illia Belorukov (RUS) electronics

lfolow frequency orchestra

Thomas Grill, Elektronik
Angélica Castelló, Paetzold-Flöten, Elektronik
Maja Osojnik, Paetzold-Flöten, Elektronik
Matija Schellander, Kontrabass, Elektronik

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Ilia Belorukov (saxophone, electronics, objects)
Gaudenz Badrutt (electronics)

Unterstützt von Pro Helvetia, Schweizer Kulturstiftung und Stadt Biel/Bienne

Gaudenz Badrutt (CH) & Ilia Belorukov (RU) decided to work as a duo unit just recently, but they have story behind this. After the first meetin in 2013, they did a tour in Russia as a trio with the accordion-player Jonas Kocher (CH) in 2014; a recording from this tour became the CD called Rotonda, after that the Video&Book called Quiet Novosibirsk. In 2016 Ilia visited Biel (where Gaudenz and Jonas lives) for a residency in Espace Libre in March, together with Alexander Markvart (RU), where the music turned out in a deeper univers.

Gaudenz & Ilia play improvised and electroacoustic music that explores relationships between silence and very loud sounds and everything in between. They use acoustic instruments and/or electronic devices. Some of main topics of their work is improvisation as context for producing the sounds and environment as part of member of the collective's music.

Ilia Belorukov
Ilia Belorukov is a musician from Saint-Petersburg, Russia. He works in the directions of improvised, noise and electroacoustic music. He’s a member of different projects with local and foreign musicians. He collaborates with artists who work in other musical directions (from hardcore and metal to academic contemporary music); with dancers and painters; with theater. Ilia practices an experimental approach of sound extraction on alto saxophone with objects, uses electronics and other instruments. Also he is a founder of Intonema label (www.intonema.org) and one of curators of Spina!rec label (www.spinarec.bandcamp.com). Organizer of events in Russia, co-organizer of the SpinaFest and Teni Zvuka festivals in Saint-Petersburg. He writes reviews for his own blog on Syg.ma, was reviewer of Contemporary Music, Music & Time, Topot and GEZeta journals.

Ilia has played with such musicians as Keith Rowe, Alfredo Costa Monteiro, David Stackenas, Radu Malfatti, Lucio Capece, Jason Kahn, Birgit Ulher, Ignaz Schick, Jonas Kocher, Gaudenz Badrutt, Stefan Thut, Arturas Bumsteinas, Thomas Buckner, Bryan Eubanks, Jack Wright, Andrew Drury, Andrey Popovskiy, Alexei Borisov, Kurt Liedwart and many others. Released his works on labels Copy For Your Records, Ilse, Cabin Floor Esoterica (USA), Hideous Replica (UK), Creative Sources (Portugal), QuasiPop (Ukraine), 1000fussler (Germany), Mikroton, Intonema, Spina!Rec (Russia) and many others. He participated in various festivals: SKIF, Teni Zvuka, Aposition, ReMusik (Saint- Petersburg); Noise & Fury, Long Arms, Tilde 2 (Moscow); Budapest Spring Festival (Budapest); Gogolfest (Kiev); Jauna Muzika (Vilnius & Klaipeda); Angelica (Bologna); Baba Fest (Rome); Altera Festival (Naples); Jazz Bez (Lvov); John Cage Year (Lublin); Theses (Kemerovo); Helsinki City Festival, Chance Meeting (Helsinki) etc.


Gaudenz Badrutt
Gaudenz Badrutt (electronics & computer) began his career as a pianist in the field of contemporary classic music. Since almost 20 years he works as an electronic musician in the field of improvised, experimental music. He is mainly known as one half of the electroacoustic duo strøm (together with Christian Müller, electronics and bass clarinet), as well as part of the duo Jonas Kocher (accordion) - Gaudenz Badrutt and the duo with Hans Koch (bass clarinet). His music is coined by a very instrumental use of computer/live sampling and electronic devices. He is further occupied in the fields of electronic composition and sound & video installation.

Gaudenz Badrutt has further collaborated with Morishige Yasumune, Ilia Belorukov, Naoya Murata, Strotter Inst., Alexander Markvart et al. with concerts at home and abroad, including at the Festivals Sound Around Kaliningrad 2017, Sanatorium of Sound Poland 2016, Spinafest St.Petersburg 2016, Sound Reasons 2015 in India, Musikfestival Bern 2015, Irtijal Beirut 2015, Croisements Kagoshima 2014, Airegin/Improfestival Yokohama 2013, SwissMusicDays Belgrade 2013, Zwei Tage Zeit Zürich 2012, Terrains Basel 2011, Influx Toulouse 2011, Transmediale Berlin 2009, Zoom in Bern 2008, Rue du Nord Lausanne 2008, Norberg Festival (Sweden) 2006, Taktlos/Tonart Bern 2006.

Gaudenz Badrutt lives as a freelance musician in Biel (Switzerland). HIs recent releases:
‚X‘, strøm, Mikroton 2016.
‚Quiet Novosibirsk‘, Jonas Kocher/Gaudenz Badrutt/Lucas Dubuis/Fabienne Barthel, Book&Video, Edition Haus am Gern 2016.
‚Social Insects II’, Hans Koch (soprano saxophone) – Gaudenz Badrutt (electronics), Confront recordings.
'rotonda', Jonas Kocher (accordion) - Ilia Belorukov (alto saxophone, objects) - Gaudenz Badrutt (electronics, objects), intonema 2015.
'Live in Blutopia', Hans Koch (bass clarinet) - Jonas Kocher (accordion) - Gaudenz Badrutt (electronics, objects), Bruit 2015.
'Cinema rex', Jonas Kocher (accordion) - Gaudenz Badrutt, insub netrelease 2014.



The Low Frequency Orchestra was formed in Vienna by Angélica Castelló (recorders, devices), Thomas Grill (digital sounds), Maja Osojnik (recorders, voice, electronics) and Matija Schellander (double bass) who form the core of the ensemble. They have been joined by semi-permanent members Mathias Koch (drums) and Herwig Neugebauer (double bass) and have performed with guests including Martin Siewert (e-guitar, electronics), George Cremaschi (double bass), Susanna Gartmayer (bass clarinet), Bernhard Breuer (drums) and Michaela Grill (video). Sound design of all shows is supervised by Alfred Reiter.

The ensemble has played many shows of free non-idiomatic improvised music under the title "CUT" – the only rule being that the music should have the structural quality of compositions with an emphasis on rapidly changing sections. The CD "S" is a documentation of this concept. It has been recorded in a series of four live-recording sessions at the Echoraum Vienna in 2006 and released by Einklang Records in 2008.

In 2006 the Low Frequency Orchestra also collaborated with the media artist Martin Pichlmair to create an interpretation of artist Robert Lettner's graphic scores "Das Spiel vom Kommen und Gehen" ("The Coming and Going Show"). The scores consist of carefully arranged colored strips that have emerged as a byproduct of one of Robert Lettners works of art in 1982. The piece has been released by the University of Applied Arts Vienna in a hand numbered limited edition DVD with an extensive booklet and triple-channel video in 2011.

A collaboration with Wolfgang Mitterer playing organ started in 2007 with a live recording at the Radiokulturhaus Vienna. This recording served as a framework for the eponymous main piece of the CD "Mole" (chmafu nocords, 2010). During several rounds at the recording studio the different parts were examined, distilled, equilibrated and, through overdubbing, enriched with new instrumental sound material. Emulating scalpel and stethoscope, the musical structures were investigated, acoustic layers revealed and new perspectives developed. In this way, bit by bit, a newly shaped sculpture emerged. The main piece is introduced by five electro-acoustic miniatures, designed by five different members of the Low Frequency Orchestra. These are meant to clarify the individual approaches of the instrumentalists and, as an exposition, emphasize significant facets of the various voices weaved into the ensemble sound that follows.

In 2011 the Low Frequency Orchestra will be featured on an upcoming CD with compositions by Maja Osojnik, named "Songs from Mortagapenija". For recordings of this project the ensemble has been joined by Maria Gstättner on bassoon, Michael Bruckner-Weinhuber on guitar and Burkhard Stangl on guitar and vibraphone.

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