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Music: Adapted funding measures

The pandemic has a massive impact on national and international production and touring activities in the field of music. This situation is to be taken into account through adjustments to the funding measures as well as with new calls for applications. Calls for applications Through its call for applications «work-in-progress» the Swiss Arts Council Pro …

16.03.2021
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The Arts Council

«Close Distance»

The call for projects under the heading «Close Distance» has now closed after two months and with 591 projects submitted. Pro Helvetia’s aim was to encourage the creation of art formats with an innovative approach to coping with the distance imposed by Covid-19 and its medium and long term impact.   «The overwhelming number of applications shows that …

09.06.2020
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The Arts Council

«Close Distance»: Seeking New Cultural Formats

The Covid-19 pandemic has drastically reduced our mobility within a very short time, in some cases down to zero. Cultural life in public has ground to a halt. This unprecedented situation is posing great problems for the arts and cultural scene and requires innovative solutions. What creative strategies and alternative formats can be applied when …

07.04.2020
Funding Periods

2020 – 2022

IKARUS / KALI / Woodoism IKARUS IKARUS is a contemporary / groove / jazz quintet consisting of Ramón Oliveras (composition, drums), Anna Hirsch (vocals), Andreas Lareida (vocals), Lucca Fries (piano) and Mo Meyer (upright bass). Their singular sound is based on continuously permutating polyrhythms, fluctuating grooves, organic improvisations and an enchanting blend of male and …

30.01.2020
Music

2019 – 2021

Marie Kruttli Trio / Lucia Cadotsch Marie Kruttli Trio Energetic and full of creativity, French-speaking pianist Marie Krüttli is breaking new ground in modern jazz with fellow musicians Lukas Traxel (double bass) and Jonathan Barber (drums): the trio combines complex rhythms with a clear sound and thus manages the balancing act between profoundness and lightness. …

29.01.2020
Funding Periods

2018 – 2020

Gauthier Toux Trio / Trio Heinz Herbert / Yves Theiler Trio Gauthier Toux Trio Complex, lyrical, masterly – such is the «Gauthier Toux Trio». Inspired by contemporary jazz trends as well as pop and hip-hop while still drawing from the roots and traditions of jazz, the trio conjures up a unique soundscape. Together with Kenneth …

28.01.2020
Funding Periods, Music

2017 – 2019

Florian Favre Trio / Kaos Protokoll / Luca Sisera Roofer Florian Favre Trio Musical democracy. What may sound unspectacular on paper becomes highly sophisticated when performed and heard live. With their concept of equal rights for all instruments, Florian Favre Trio are following an unconventional track. The fact that the three musicians have known each …

27.01.2020
Music

2016 – 2018

Gauthier Toux Trio / Trio Heinz Herbert / Yves Theiler Trio Gauthier Toux Trio Complex, lyrical, masterly – such is the «Gauthier Toux Trio». Inspired by contemporary jazz trends as well as pop and hip-hop while still drawing from the roots and traditions of jazz, the trio conjures up a unique soundscape. Together with Kenneth …

26.01.2020
Music

2015 – 2017

Pilgrim Pilgrim offers a new definition of pilgrimage. Good shoes may not be essential, but a large rucksack certainly is. After all, the quintet’s pack list includes a saxophone (Christoph Irniger), a piano (Stefan Aeby), a bass (Raffaele Bossard), a guitar (Dave Gisler) and drums (Michi Stulz). Since 2010, the formation under the guidance of …

25.01.2020
Music

«Interactions» – from Switzerland to Peru

«Interactions: A Guide to Swiss Underground Experimental Music» is a compilation of experimental music from Switzerland that has been released on the Peruvian label Buh Records. Nearly all of the 27 tracks by artists from different linguistic regions of Switzerland, were previously unreleased. They combine a wide variety of styles, ranging from free improvisation via …

19.11.2019