Ruptures Radio Show // KOCH–SCHÜTZ–STUDER Edition // 8 Feb 2016

On the occasion of their visit and concerts in Beirut in February 2016, co-organized by Ruptured and Tunefork, we produced a radio program focused entirely on the music of Swiss trio KOCH-SCHÜTZ-STUDER:

1, from “Hardcore Chamber Music”
2, from “Heavy Cairo Traffic”
3, from “Fidel”
4, from “Thau” (Koch, Conca, Spera & Meyer)
5, from “Life Tied”
6, from “Heavy Cairo Traffic”
7, from “Drumming Chicago” (Studer, Drake & Zerang)
8, from “Fidel”
9, from “Hardcore Chamber Music”
10, from “Walking and stumbling through your sleep”


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Ruptured Live // KOCH–SCHÜTZ–STUDER // Live in Beirut

Lebanese independent label RUPTURED presents
Three concerts by Swiss experimental trio KOCH–SCHÜTZ–STUDER
In Beirut in different venues in February 2016.

February 9, 8.30pm:
ACOUSTIC TRIO at Onomatopoeia The Music Hub

February 11, 8.30pm:
CINE-CONCERT “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” at Beirut Art Center
> Facebook event here

February 13, 9.30pm:
ELECTRIC TRIO with GUESTS
at Yukunkun
> Facebook event here


THE ARTISTS

Swiss trio “KOCH-SCHÜTZ-STUDER” made its name on the international jazz scene for its radical and uncompromising “Hardcore Chambermusic.”

Hans Koch, Martin Schütz and Fredy Studer have been working in a “style-free” musical zone since 1990, equally at ease in jazz festivals, underground rock and electronic music clubs, as well as in the context of contemporary “classical” music.

In their music, sequenced sounds from various unrecognizable sources and live electronics create dense walls of sound, which are contrasted with completely acoustic, minimalistic-ambient improvisations.

Besides their work as a trio, “Koch-Schütz-Studer” have initiated various projects and worked with musicians and artists from different cultural and artistic backgrounds: “Roots and Wires,” with New York-based DJs I-Sound and M. Singe; “Heavy Cairo Traffic” with renowned traditional Egyptian musicians El Nil Troop; “Fidel,” which consists of recordings with traditional and improvising Cuban musicians Musicos Cubanos.


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Ruptures Radio Show // OVERSEAS ENSEMBLE Edition // 8 Jan 2016

“The Overseas Ensemble” is a collaboration between Beirut-based Swiss musician Paed Conca and Sri Lankan music group Sarigama, composed of 4 Sri Lankan nationals who migrated to work in Lebanon

1. The Overseas Ensemble (ch/sri)
2. Maurice Louca (eg)
3. Maryam Saleh & Zeid Hamdan (eg/lb)
4. Alif (iq/ps/eg/lb)
5. The Overseas Ensemble (ch/sri)
6. Fareeq el Atrash (lb)
7. Safar (lb)
8. Mashrou’ Leila (lb)
9. The Overseas Ensemble (ch/sri)
10. The Incompetents (lb)
11. Rene Bandaly [Rabih Beaini edit] (lb)


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Ruptured Live // The Ruptured Sessions Vol.5 Launch Concert // Yukunkun

Ziad Nawfal presents
THE RUPTURED SESSIONS, VOLUME 5
CD release + live performances

LIVE PERFORMANCES BY:
Charbel Haber
Liliane Chlela
RadioKVM

DJ SET BY:
Caroline

On Thursday 21 March 2013, starting 9pm
At Yukunkun, Rue du Liban, Gemmayzeh, Beirut


ABOUT THE CD

The Ruptured Sessions is a series of live recordings produced by Lebanese radio host Ziad Nawfal in the studios of Radio Lebanon. The sessions take place during Nawfal’s weekly program Ruptures, with musicians from Beirut’s alternative scene and elsewhere.

Volume 5 documents the city’s younger wave of electronic composers, and features performances from the likes of Jad Atoui, Liliane Chlela, Mocques and RadioKVM. Also included are recordings from American experimental musician Robert Lowe (in his Lichens guise); up-and-coming international projects Praed and Under The Carpet; as well as an exclusive duo of Lebanese guitarist extraordinaire Charbel Nicolas Haber and Canadian sound-maker Radwan Ghazi Moumneh.

The sessions for Volume 5 were recorded in Beirut by sound engineer and musician Fadi Tabbal; and subsequently mastered in Berlin by Belgian artist and producer C-drík, who also worked on Ruptured releases El Rass and Under The Carpet.


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CITY OF SALT // Ruptured Session // 18 Jan 2013

City Of Salt is an improvisation trio formed by Swiss bassist and clarinet player Paed Conca, Iraqi oud player Omar Dewachi, and Canadian guitarist Sam Shalabi, in the early months of 2012. The three musicians were the guests of Ziad Nawfal’s Ruptures radio program for an interview and live performance, a few weeks prior to the release of their first album, Towers Open Fire, and a promotional tour in the UK.

Listen: City of Salt (part 1) + City of Salt (part 2)


Track listing:
City Of Salt [live]
Shalabi Effect
City Of Salt
The Velvet Underground
City Of Salt [live]
Rasheed al Qundarji
Bushwac
City Of Salt [live]


[Photos by Tanya Traboulsi]

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UNDER THE CARPET // Ruptured Session // 10 Sept 2012

A few days prior to the launch of their 1st album at Metro al-Madina in Beirut, the French / Lebanese / Swiss trio of Stéphane Rives (laptop), Fadi Tabbal (guitar & iPad) and Paed Conca (electric bass & clarinet), better known as Under The Carpet, were the guests of Ruptures 96.2FM for an interview and live performance.

Listen: UTC Ruptures (part 1) + UTC Ruptures (part 2)


Track listing:
Under The Carpet
Under The Carpet (live)
Paed Conca (solo)
The Imaginary Soundscapes
Under The Carpet (live)


[Photos by Rachel Tabet]


Ruptured Live // UNDER THE CARPET Launch Concert // Metro al Madina

UNDER THE CARPET is the trio of Paed CONCA (Switzerland), Stéphane RIVES (France) and Fadi TABBAL (Lebanon).

UNDER THE CARPET is a musical trio based in Beirut, formed in 2011 by Swiss musician Paed Conca, French musician Stéphane Rives, and Lebanese musician Fadi Tabbal.
PAED CONCA is an experienced and seasoned musician in the fields of experimental music, improvised music and electronica. He has also written music for theatre, dance, film productions and small ensembles, and has toured extensively in Europe, Russia, Japan and Lebanon, with a vast array of international musicians, for the past 20 years.
STÉPHANE RIVES comes from the world of free jazz and improvised music, and has contributed on a regular basis to Lebanon’s Festival of improvised music, Irtijal, since its inception in the year 2001. He has written music for theatre, dance and film, and has toured extensively in Europe.
FADI TABBAL is one of the most active musicians in Beirut’s alternative rock & pop scene, as a member of several groups and projects, and as the owner and sound engineer of the famed Tunefork Recording Studios.