c/o Leo Bachmann
Tel: +41 (0)44 242 03 91
The KONTRA-Trio, founded in 1992, consists of three innovative musicians and their ultra deep wind instruments. Madeleine Bischof (contrabass flute), Thomas Mejer (contrabass saxophone) and Leo Bachmann (contrabass tuba) apply their unusual musical instruments as an inexhaustible source of sound and generate "acoustic events" ranging from non-noise to high-tech sound, from the deepest register to the startling highs.
In addition to their own work for the ensemble KONTRA-Trio, a repertoire for this formation has also developed over the years with works by such composers as Frank Denyer (GB), Phill Niblock (USA), Alvin Lucier (CAN), Hae-Kyung Choi (Korea) and Jan Erik Mikalsen (N). The trio have high regard for projects that reach beyond the usual concert parameters (installations, actions) and welcome collaborations in other fields of art such as poetry, visual arts and dance.
The KONTRA-Trio has been invited to various festivals including the "Trance and Drones" festival in Freiburg (D), the new music festival "Music factory" in Bergen (N), the "Soundways" festival in St. Petersburg (RU) and the Festival Saxophonia in Riga (Latvia). Tours have led the trio to England, Norway, Indonesia, Russia and Latvia.Members:Leo Bachmann
Madeleine Bischof (flute)Thomas K. J. Mejer
Compositions for Contrabass-Saxophone
(earup Nr. 1003, 1996)
Interpreten:Mejer, Thomas K. J.Bachmann, LeoTosi, FrancoKONTRA-Trio
: lieber ein Saxophon
(1994)Mejer, Thomas K. J.
: Tartarelischer Tanz I
: The Awakening of ATMAN
: Schwarzer Schatten
: Concerto Grosso
Mit weiteren Werken von: Michael Finnissy, James Clapperton, Ulrich Krieger, sha, Frank Denyer, Andrew Toovey