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”
February 13, 9.30pm:
ELECTRIC TRIO with GUESTS at Yukunkun > Facebook event here
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.
Ziad Nawfal presents THE RUPTURED SESSIONS, VOLUME 5
CD release + live performances
LIVE PERFORMANCES BY:
DJ SET BY:
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 extraordinaireCharbel 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.
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.
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.
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.
Swiss / German clarinet trio PORTA CHIUSA (Paed Conca, Michael Thieke & Hans Koch) started its mini-tour of Lebanon with a first interview and live performance in the studios of Radio Lebanon. More dates in Beirut, Tripoli and Batroun were to follow.