strøm are Gaudenz Badrutt, pianist and electronic musician (*1972) and Christian Müller (*1971), clarinettist and electronic musician. Under the name of strøm the two artists from Biel mix since 2001 various ingredients: free improvisation with conceptual music, contemporary music ideas with free jazz explosions, down to earth, drifty energy with spherical sound. The duo mixes electro-acoustic chamber music skillfully with allusions to contemporary pop-aesthetics. Both musicians studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts Berne/Biel but exposed themselves to manifold influences which they make use of in an experimental way. Under stage director Barbara-David Brüesch strøm produced a variety of theatre music (e.g. for the Stadttheater Berne, the Staatstheater Stuttgart, Schauspielhaus Wien), played in rock cellars, at art openings, in the scope of installationary open-air concerts and with various musicians, such as Hans Koch, Martin Schütz, Ernst Thoma, Tomas Korber, Urs Leimgruber and Jacques Demierre. Installations in different contexts (e.g. at Bieler Fototage, Passage Kunsthaus Zürich) are another field of work.
domizil 37, 2012
domizil 29, 2009