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Swiss Improv for Bendigo

Wednesday 15th August 8 pm

Old Fire Station View St Bendigo

Undue Noise is pleased to present 2 Improv groups from Switzerland: dQtç and LEON


 Leon is a bass duo consisting of Raphaël Ortis Louis Schild initiated by the Insubordinations Netlabel and premiered for the label’s Microfestival in January 2011. This meeting allowed to work and to lay down several principles of improvisation as well as a better understanding of the dynamics created by a two-bass playing. Fairly quickly, the project has expanded and now becomes a trio with variable geometry by inviting a drummer or a percussionist as different as possible on each concert, in order to constantly renew the sound language. Mechanical tearings or organic squeaks, the instrument is a tool to instinctively express the sound whose form has to be constantly re-carved. In this way, the fundamental aesthetic choices are related to the basic instrumentation, namely two basses, and are inspired by the meetings to expand the artistic discourse while keeping free and spontaneous improvisation as a guideline.



 The Swiss noise improvisation trio dQtç (Lionel Friedli – drums / Vincent Membrez – Minimoog / Antoine Läng – voice and electronics) like to rush headlong into chaotic electronic rhythms and accidents to extract sound events and turn them, once stubbornly repeated, into patterns, sometimes through long psychedelic progressions, in order to finally reveal a frame. Essentially built on an approach to improvisation meant to be versatile and nervous, dQtç multiply the

 opportunities to experiment with new modes, mostly asymmetric and ramshackle to the limit of explosion, in search of an intensity of speech that can only be found through an urgence of gesture.