A composition by Christian Wolfarth (CH)
Alexandra Bellon (CH) : snare drum
Alexis Degrenier (F) : snare drum
The performance video : youtu.be/2Dkz29aHk8Y
Interview about the piece : youtu.be/QcObvJyNLtQ
Christian Wolfarth dedicated his life to the exploration of a reduced number of drum elements: his snare drum and a few cymbals (his latest solo release proves the value of this constancy). No surprise then to find him with his ".distances" proposition asking two other talented percussionnists to pursue the examination of the snare drums ressources, even attempting to push it slightly towards uncharted area for him with the inclusion of voice excitation as a new tool.
Alexandra Bellon is an musician and performer in from Geneva, highly active within many of her own projects (Ensemble Batida, etc) and as well as in renowned other ones such as Ensemble Eklekto.
Alexis Degrenier is another long time friend of Insub.’s, a multitalented musician, who in addition to being a radical contemporary percussionist, is an accomplished hurdy-gurdy player and masters traditional music influences in bands such as La Tène.
More : insub.org/insub-distances/
10.09 Michael Pisaro-Liu ~ d’incise & Philippe Lauzier
24.09 Annette Schmucki ~ Antoine Läng & Myriam Pruvot
08.10 Ryoko Akama ~ Rodolphe Loubatière & Bonnie Jones
22.10 Jacques Demierre ~ Raphael Ortis & Camille Emaille
05.11 Clara de Asís ~ Violeta Motta & Cristián Alvear
19.11 Christian Wolfarth ~ Alexandra Bellon & Alexis Degrenier
03.12 Sarah Hennies ~ Cyril Bondi & Mike Majkowski
17.12 Jürg Frey ~ Anouck Genthon & Pierre-Yves Martel
Insub.distances - a project by Insub.asso & Insub.records - 2020
Supported by : Prohelvetia ("Close distance" programm) / Fondation Suisa / Fondation Nicati-De Luze
released November 18, 2020