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The Arts Council

«Close Distance»: projects supported

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
Computer and Headphones
The Arts Council

«Close Distance»: first projects

Since the beginning of April, Pro Helvetia has been using the «Close Distance» call for applications to find new art formats that deal innovatively with limited mobility in the age of Covid-19 and use new strategies to overcome distances. The first projects have been selected and come from artistic disciplines that Pro Helvetia supports. «Within …

28.04.2020
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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
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
Music

Discover Soundscapes

Pro Helvetia provides annual grants for the production of sound recordings with international potential. A selection is presented below. Creating a new repertoire is key to the development and continued existence of a band or a musical project. This is why Pro Helvetia contributes to the production of new works of music. Each year around …

17.07.2019
Funding Periods, 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. …

20.03.2019
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 …

15.03.2019
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 …

05.03.2019
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 …

01.03.2019
Supported sound recordings, 2018
Music

Exploring worlds of music

Pro Helvetia provides annual grants for the production of sound recordings with international potential. A selection is presented below. Creating a new repertoire is key to the development and continued existence of a band or a musical project. This is why Pro Helvetia contributes to the production of new works of music. Each year around …

26.11.2018
Christian Marclay: «Composer in residence» @Huddersfield Contemporary Musical Festival 2018
Music

Composition for 20 pianos

Christian Marclay – more widely known as a visual artist – will be participating at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival hcmf// (16 – 25 November 2018) as Composer in Residence. The festival is due to stage the world premiere of his «Investigations», a piece for 20 pianos. Visual art meets music Christian Marclay (born 1955) …

13.11.2018
Classical:NEXT De Doelen, Foto: Guido Pijper
Music

«Classical:NEXT»

Pro Helvetia is issuing a call for applications from those wishing to attend «Classical:NEXT», the network meeting and trade fair for classical and contemporary music that will take place from 16 to 19 May 2018 in Rotterdam. «Classical:NEXT» is a forum for musicians and experts from all sectors of classical and contemporary music. From event …

10.01.2018
Operadagen Rotterdam, Schouwburg
Music

«Operadagen Rotterdam 2018»

Pro Helvetia is launching a call for music theatre practitioners wishing to attend the international network meeting at the «Operadagen Rotterdam». The «Operadagen Rotterdam» have become established as an international platform in the music theatre sector. From 18 to 27 May 2018, this Festival will present new forms of contemporary music theatre, along with a …